Dumb Terminal games (was Re: Looking for a small fast VAX development machine)

Pete Lancashire pete at petelancashire.com
Thu Feb 25 11:14:58 CST 2016

I use to play a version of Star Trek on an HP2000. Not a dumb terminal but
a Teletype 35. Having the paper roll came in very handy.


On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 8:21 AM, Jerome H. Fine <jhfinedp3k at compsys.to>

> >Ethan Dicks wrote:
> I've been meaning to ask this question since I started cleaning up
>> terminals this year... what are some favorites?  Some of the obvious
>> classics are:
>> Adventure
>> Zork (and anything else on a Zmachine)
>> Scott Adams Adventures
>> Wumpus
>> Anything in Dave Ahl's "101 BASIC Computing Games"
>> Empire
>> Star Trek
>> rogue/hack
>> Larn/Ularn
>> But what are some other favorites?  I've been running a monthly
>> "retrogaming night" at our Makerspace and so far have brought out a
>> C-64, a PPC Mac, and an 8032 PET.  I'm looking to add a PDP-8 (via
>> Oscar Vermuelen's PiDP-8, for portability) and (at first) a simh RT-11
>> box and/or VAX running VMS, though I have plenty of real DEC gear -
>> it's a matter of transport and storage space).  I have a VT220 and an
>> IBM 3101 (very VT52-like with a working terminfo entry) already on
>> site and can add additional terminals if this becomes popular (I may
>> drag in a VT52 just for the excuse to clean one up).
>> I have the Commodore end pretty well covered.  I'm looking for
>> suggestions for 80x24 text games that can be played on an ANSI (VT100)
>> terminal and especially non-ANSI (VT52 or that IBM 3101) on
>> Unix/Linux, VMS, and RT-11.  So in general, anything that uses curses
>> or direct ANSI sequences or just spews text to a glass tty.
>> The only game I ever played consistently was the RT-11 SST (Super Start
> Trek)
> version of Star Trek which is still available at:
> http://www.dbit.com/pub/pdp11/rt11/games/
> Jerome Fine

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