Last game I played was Wumpus ...

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  1. jake Silver badge

    Last game I played was Wumpus ...

    I honestly see no value to computer-based gaming.

    1. Sir Runcible Spoon Silver badge

      Re: Last game I played was Wumpus ...

      I remember hunting a wumpus

      1. jake Silver badge

        Re: Re: Last game I played was Wumpus ...

        If you're running a proper Linux distro, for a blast from the past try typing "wump" at a shell prompt.

        "You're in a cave with 20 rooms and 3 tunnels leading from each room. There are 3 bats and 3 pits scattered throughout the cave, and your quiver holds 5 custom super anti-evil Wumpus arrows. Good luck."

        "man wump" for more. Likewise, "man trek". I run Slackware, I have no idea if any of the fanboi distros include the old BSD games ... Try "xman&" > Manual Page > Section (6) ... For the record, my nieces & nephews ::yawn:: at graphical games, but are fascinated by the old text-based games. Try 'em on your kids, you might be surprised ;-)

        1. saundby

          Re: Last game I played was Wumpus ...

          I took an old Osborne 1 into the classroom earlier the school year and got all my students hooked on Zork.

          This last week I started them playing a diku/merc derived MUD. In between they've been writing text games in Python.

          Ages 11-13. Text games FTW. :)

  2. Richard Wharram

    My last game involved a biscuit I think

    My memory is cloudy though.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Pro Evolution versus Fifa

    Only one winner in my mind, PES. I just find that Fifa feels like your playing with a marketing department, all gloss and veneer.

  4. adnim

    different strokes

    Ubuntu:

    The program 'wump' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:

    sudo apt-get install bsdgames

    Windows:

    'wump' is not recognized as an internal or external command,

    operable program or batch file.

    My missus:

    What?

    It's Sunday 7:09 pm.... I need to get a life!

  5. jake Silver badge

    Why did this thread just indicate a new comment, but with no new comment?

    Has been happening a lot recently in the "user generated forums".

    Posting a link to this in the bugr ...

    1. Drewc (Written by Reg staff) Gold badge

      Re: Why did this thread just indicate a new comment, but with no new comment?

      We'll check it out.

      1. jake Silver badge

        Re: Why did this thread just indicate a new comment, but with no new comment?

        Again, six months later. Same thing.

        Several more in my posting history this evening. I can't see the back-end (and will not try to eyeball it for myself, at least not without permission), but there is an obvious bug.

        1. Corinne

          Re: Why did this thread just indicate a new comment, but with no new comment?

          I've had that a couple of times, a new "latest post" date for a particular forum at the top level forum page but no new post in that forum. However quite often if I go back to the top level forum page & refresh, it no longer tells me there's a new post so I tend to assume my mind was playing tricks.

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