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Old 08-19-2007, 10:27 AM   #1
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Porting old games to the iLiad

How hard would it be to port some of the old "console" games to the iLiad? I was thinking of things like NetHack:

http://www.nethack.org/index.html

or one of the Infocom game interpreters (for "Zork", etc) such as:

http://www.ifarchive.org/indexes/if-...etersXzip.html

If anyone fancies having a go at one of these I'd be eternally grateful .
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I'm already a step ahead of you. I've ported Gargoyle, which is an interactive fiction player. I've included Zork in the package.

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That's wonderful! Does it still involve editing a script to play a new game?

At one time I was a huge fan of Interactive Fiction (IF). Played all the Infocom games and lots more besides.
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That's wonderful! Does it still involve editing a script to play a new game?

At one time I was a huge fan of Interactive Fiction (IF). Played all the Infocom games and lots more besides.
Unfortunately, yes. But it's very simple, even a non-linux person should be able to figure it out... Just look at run.sh
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I'll get back to you on that. Never underestimate the depths of my ignorance of Linux. Now if the iLiad ran Windows....
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It would be unstable, proprietary, and bloated?
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http://www.icculus.org/lgfaq/gamelist.php?license=free

I found a site listing free Linux games. I'm sure at least some of them could be ported to the Iliad.
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