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My only regret is that I never solved ZORK.
1 posted on 12/07/2007 7:44:15 AM PST by meowmeow
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To: meowmeow

I miss it too. Better than anything today, especially LOONIX. I had this great game where you roamed around on some prison moon planting pylons to release gasses trapped in this prison moon. I think you had to plant 10 pylons.


2 posted on 12/07/2007 7:49:34 AM PST by Duke Nukum (He burns at the center of time and he sees the turn of the Universe.)
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3 posted on 12/07/2007 8:00:57 AM PST by weegee (If Bill Clinton can sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings then GWBush should ask to get to sit in too)
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To: meowmeow

ZORK!!! What a great game! The graphics in my head were better than any on the new game consoles...

I actually DID solve ZORK, except for ONE thing. There was a little “clockwork bird” inside the egg that was always broken when I opened the egg, and it must have been worth 5 points, because that’s all I lacked to have all the points.

I did have help, though, another guy where I worked and I would go home every night and play it at our separate homes, and compare notes the next day.

That was a lot of fun.


4 posted on 12/07/2007 10:28:50 AM PST by HeadOn (Don't ask me if you don't want to know.)
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To: meowmeow
My only regret is that I never solved ZORK.

You can download it for free from here...

ZORK I, II & III

8^)

6 posted on 12/07/2007 10:43:40 AM PST by The SISU kid (Imagination saved us from extinction)
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To: meowmeow
I prefer the Commodores in '74 (cue "Machine Gun").

But seriously, was I the only one whose first experience on a computer was a Commodore PET with the cassette tape?

7 posted on 12/07/2007 10:45:25 AM PST by Clemenza (Rudy Giuliani, like Pesto and Seattle, belongs in the scrap heap of '90s Culture)
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To: meowmeow

LOAD 8,1

Did I get it right?


9 posted on 12/07/2007 10:48:53 AM PST by listenhillary (You get more of what you focus on)
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bump


21 posted on 12/07/2007 11:16:14 AM PST by Tribune7 (Dems want to rob from the poor to give to the rich)
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C64=the greatest game machine ever made!!


25 posted on 12/07/2007 11:34:24 AM PST by ECM (Government is a make-work program for lawyers.)
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26 posted on 12/07/2007 11:37:08 AM PST by paltz
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I still have a couple of C64’s, a 64C, a C128, and several VIC-20’s, all in working condition. Lots of Atari’s also. I wish I had the room to set some of them up.


29 posted on 12/07/2007 11:50:35 AM PST by Dumpster Baby ("Hope somebody finds me before the rats do .....")
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My first computer...wrote BASIC code for it when I was only 13. Also, the first money I ever spent from a real paycheck was money I'd saved for three weeks to buy a disk drive for the Commodore. My kids can't believe that a disk drive that held less than my key ring jump drive required a case the size of a shoe box.

Imagine what their kids will be amazed by!

30 posted on 12/07/2007 12:10:49 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (Support Scouting: Raising boys to be strong men and politically incorrect at the same time.)
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To: meowmeow

I absolutely loved the graphics we could do with Graphics Magic..and the BBS’s in my area were a blast.

The golden years indeed..


32 posted on 12/07/2007 12:18:35 PM PST by SE Mom (Any word yet locally on who this)
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My daughter learned to type with a "space invaders" kind of typing tutor when she was 6, on a Commodore 64.

When she got to high school, the teacher couldn't believe she could type 80wpm and could skip typing class! (Tested her three times).

37 posted on 12/07/2007 12:55:57 PM PST by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: meowmeow

Actually, the C64 had flashes of brilliance. Assembly language-style programming was made accessible to BASIC through “PEEKs” and “POKEs,” meaning you could actually write BASIC programs to directly enter memory into RAM locations. I/O devices shared memory locations directly, with no drivers, so you could PEEK and POKE your way to anything. It had virtual memory backwards: The drives were slow as hell, but the memory transfers were decent, so you could use RAM memory expansion packs as a virtual hard drive. It had a GUI desktop before PCs did.

I’d still like to know what fastrun did. It was software that made the hard drives function 10 times faster.


45 posted on 12/07/2007 1:16:16 PM PST by dangus
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To: meowmeow

There was another role-playing game called Infidel, I think. You had to find a pyramid buried in the sand, then find a sarcophagus. My cousin and I solved that one. Shocking ending to it, for a 12-year-old.


50 posted on 12/07/2007 1:23:25 PM PST by hoppity
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To: meowmeow

I was eaten by a hungry grue a couple of times before I solved it.


52 posted on 12/07/2007 1:30:39 PM PST by KC_Conspirator
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53 posted on 12/07/2007 2:59:31 PM PST by Kevmo (We should withdraw from Iraq via Tehran. And Duncan Hunter is just the man to get that job done.)
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To: meowmeow

What was especially surprising is that the VIC-20 and C64 actually worked, unlike caculators we were getting from Commodore.


57 posted on 12/07/2007 3:19:36 PM PST by RightWhale (anti-razors are pro-life)
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To: meowmeow

Loved my C64. Never played Zork, though; my favorites were F15 Strike Eagle and the Stealth fighter game. Both were super-realistic (for the late 1980s).


59 posted on 12/09/2007 2:52:42 PM PST by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A SOCIALIST WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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To: meowmeow

...I used to love playing Blue Max on mine. I had a lot of gret software for that little beige machine!

It’s probably in the bottom of some Staten Island landfill now - a depressing thought.

They should come back as a game system to compete w/ XBox and Wii.


60 posted on 12/09/2007 2:57:08 PM PST by Constitutional Patriot (Socialism is the cancer of humanity.)
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