fun terminal games (CONT.)

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  1. thejazzman10 Guest

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    Ok...i found a code in the jan. 2003 macaddict and wanted to show it to you guys..... open the terminal, and type EXACTLY this.... ls /usr/share/emacs/21.2 (21.1 if you have jag) /lisp/play and press enter. you will get a list of games. then, open a new shell, type emacs , press esc+x and type in any of these!!!!!!! Hours of useless fun!
     
  2. crenz macrumors 6502a

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    To clarify, just enter the name without the extension, e.g. "ESC x tetris RETURN". These games are quite well known in the Unix world, especially "doctor" (an implementation of Eliza), but are probably not noticed by most users.

    I've been using emacs for years but have used a tiny fraction of its possibilities so far... A friend of mine recently quipped that "emacs is a wonderful operating system, it's just missing a nice text editor" :D
     
  3. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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  4. Palad1 macrumors 6502a

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    back in the days, EMACS was known as the acronym for Eight Megs And Constantly Swapping

    btw, did you ever try booting up linux using these args
    init=/usr/bin/emacs

    Hours of fun :)
     
  5. crenz macrumors 6502a

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    Must be rather stressful, n'est-ce pas? :p

    Anyway, I never tried booting Linux like that -- clever idea. Will try that with Virtual PC. :)
     
  6. Palad1 macrumors 6502a

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    Not quite, thanks to instant notification of replies to my posts, getting the last word got quite a lot easier ;)
     
  7. Inspector Lee macrumors 6502a

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    There is a game out there called "Dope Wars" in which you are a drug dealer, you owe some loanshark a boatload of $$$ and you have to "jet" between NYC boroughs in order to buy/sell drugs (anything from coke to ludes) and eventually pay off the guy before he or the cops get you. There is a House of Guns you can visit for heat and you also have the option to "sack your bit--."
    Statements will appear on screen like "The Marrakesh Express has landed" and tell you what drugs are available cheap.
     
  8. cb911 macrumors 601

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    i love DopeWars!! :D although it's not quite a Terminal game... :p
     

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