Play Tetris on your Mac using the terminal (very easy and cool!!)

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  1. trojan18 macrumors member

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    I just found out there's a bunch of games included for free within the usr file in the terminal.

    1. Open terminal.

    2. type emacs and push return (this does not mean the emac computer. it works on all macs...so just type it)

    a screen with a lot of text comes up

    3. push escape

    4. press the x key once You should now see m-x at the bottom of the screen.

    5. Type tetris and push return to start playing.

    To see a list of all hidden games open a new terminal window and enter this

    ls /usr/share/emacs/21.2/lisp/play then push return

    You're welcome.
     
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  3. JzzTrump22 macrumors 65816

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    This was posted a long time ago, along with about 50 other games you could play in terminal.
     
  4. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    fun!

    but I got stuck in emacs hell...

    Could someone post a short guide how to move between games and get out of strange emacs modes?

    Also how do I access the game help files?

    thanks

    RedTomato (Unix at university was a long and painful experience a long time ago that I don't really want to remember... )
     
  5. Yossarian macrumors member

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    To get out of Emacs the command is ctl-x ctl-c

    This isn't an apple gift, Emacs is a text editor developed by the fine, upstanding free software chaps at GNU/FSF. (http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/emacs.html) I think the games are a way of demonstrating how flexible it is, emacs has lots of entensiblity through scripting, lookup LISP for info.

    Though i have to say that Vim rules over Emacs, IMO ;)
     
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    Haha, just read about this in an old Macaddict I had lying around
     
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  11. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Already knew, but its cool.

    You know what's cooler?


    Type:

    "doctor" instead of "tetris".

    You'll get a psychotherapist. He'll ask you questions, you tell him what bothers you, he gives you therapy. It's hilarious.

    Whatever you do, don't insult him, he'll completely embarrass you (some guys at my college decided it would be funny to type cuss words, and got owned. Use a word that starts with an f for example, and it decides you have sexual problems and obsessions and asks you corresponding questions).

    And if you type the same answer 6-7 times over he'll tell you that you need lessons in creative writing :)

    Another fun thing, type:
    "pong"...
     
  12. Santaduck macrumors 6502a

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    yeah there are also a bunch of Recipes in there too, along with tetris.


    sigh it was such a classic in the SE days...
     
  13. stoid macrumors 601

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    And they say there aren't any good games for the Mac!

    It's like Windows Solitaire only better!
     
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    I tried this, and got as far as "Tell me something about your family."

    At this point I gave up and quit :rolleyes:
     
  15. wrc fan macrumors 65816

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    I got something similar:

     
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  17. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    You tried cussing at it, didn't you :p
     
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    No, I didn't! I tried to answer all the questions as sensibly as I could :confused:
     
  19. wrc fan macrumors 65816

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    I got it to ask without cussing, but I did call it a bastard :eek:
     

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