23
Jun
12

BSD Terminal games

I’ve been recently learning python and as a part of learning python I’ve constructed a basic menu system for selecting and playing some of the basic BSD games that run from the terminal. I’m making them available via telnet from my sparcstation, you can connect to it using the following address.

telnet://sparcy.dyndns-web.com:2023

Use player as the username and plAyer as the password.

Your terminal program should support ANSI for its character set as one or two of the games use colour. If you are using the windows telnet client you will need to turn off the feature where it sends two carriage returns instead of one to effectively interact with the games and system. I haven’t found an easy way to do this, so I’d recommend using the putty telnet client instead.

The machine will kick you out if it gets too busy, but not during any gameplay. This will depend on what games people are playing and if I happen to be using it for anything else at the time. The backup scripts also take a fair bit of processor time, but the worst one of those only runs once a week.

If you have any trouble, or find something not working please leave a comment here.

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