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Message 892632 - Posted: 8 May 2009, 9:25:11 UTC - in response to Message 892618.

"You are in a maze of passages; all look the same. (N/S/E/W)?"

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Wasn't that "all look alike"?

(*advent text-only game on a Pr1me supermini about 25 years ago :-)
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Message 892636 - Posted: 8 May 2009, 10:06:52 UTC - in response to Message 892632.

"You are in a maze of passages; all look the same. (N/S/E/W)?"

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Wasn't that "all look alike"?

(*advent text-only game on a Pr1me supermini about 25 years ago :-)

I think you are right :) Well spotted. For me it was on an Intel MDS from an 8" floppy (no save function so draw the maps). The story I heard was that it was written by Intel people as a demo of what an 8080 could do. Still available - Google "Colossal Cave".

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Message 892648 - Posted: 8 May 2009, 11:06:20 UTC - in response to Message 892636.

It was written for a PDP-10 in mid 70's.
You can check wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colossal_Cave_Adventure

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Message 892671 - Posted: 8 May 2009, 12:14:33 UTC

It sounded like ZORK to me but then Google tells me that Zork was an early descendant of Colossal Cave Adventure. The first version of Zork was written in 1971. I first played it on my Commodore Pet.

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Message 892727 - Posted: 8 May 2009, 16:27:50 UTC
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Adventure in the Colossal Cave is described in Tracy Kidder's "The soul of a new machine". I was playing it on an Onyx system with Unix Version 7 while translating the book in Italian for Mondadori Publishing House in 1983.
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