What's this old Mac SE-era adventure game...?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by ianstein16, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. ianstein16 macrumors newbie

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    I remember playing this kind of text-adventure game on my dad's Mac SE when I was a kid. It seemed to be based on 2001: A Space Odyssey, and even referenced characters such as HAL and Dave, and the spaceship Discovery. You would type in commands like "Go west", "Open pod bay door", etc. It had a bitchin' opening tune, and I think the name had the word "Falcon" in it perhaps...?

    If anyone can help me remember, I would greatly appreciate it!
     
  2. bokdol macrumors 6502a

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    i remember there was a hitchhikers guide to the galaxy text based game for the mac. but i dont remember anything else.
     
  3. guzhogi macrumors 68030

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    While not the game you're looking for, go into Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal.app and type

    Code:
    emacs -batch -l dunnet
    Pretty fun text based game.
     
  4. Ungibbed macrumors 6502

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    Going to have to try this out.
     
  5. Daxeria macrumors newbie

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    The Phoenix?
     
  6. ianstein16 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's it!! Thank you so much Daxeria!! :D

    (I can't believe it was a year ago I posted this...Guess I got a little caught up in things =p)
     
  7. Solomani macrumors 68030

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    awww, no one wants to reminisce about Shufflepuck Cafe?

    (originally a black and white game for the SE-era Macs)
     
  8. mcng macrumors newbie

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    Ahah! Shufflepuck was just unplayable on a SE/30 the fpu made it run at a too much high fps and it was quiet a nightmare in the final stages :)
     

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