Dumb Terminal games (was Re: Looking for a small fast VAX development machine)
charles.unix.pro at gmail.com
Sat Feb 27 22:21:23 CST 2016
On Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 8:11 PM, David Griffith <dave at 661.org> wrote:
> On Sat, 27 Feb 2016, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> Okay, so "dumb terminal games" do require a terminal of some sort. Back
>> in the day of punched cards, however, terminals were expensive and not
>> frequently encountered, but for the operator's console.
>> Given that, how many games can one think of that were played with card
>> input and printer output?
>> I can think of lots of character art, but not one single game.
> I'm pretty sure someone has done chess that way.
I remember seeing someone in the mid '70s working on a Monopoly game using
punch cards and printout on a CDC 6000 class machine.
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