• Subject: Re: Star Trek games (was: errors)
  • From: PaulMmn <PaulMmn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 22:30:58 -0400

Then there's the LIFE program... also a machine hog, as it
Write-write-writes generation after generation to the screen.

Worse then that is the program that used to be on Common's STARBASE game
tape-- it was from a Sys/38 release =prior= to release 1...  just having it
on the -machine- was enough to cause problems!

--Paul E Musselman
PaulMmn@ix.netcom.com




>The only Star Trek program I remember on the S/38 was one migrated from the
>S/34. We used to run that late at night when users were signed off..... and
>the IPLed the system to get things running again. Anyone have earlier
>memories? This goes back to late seventies, I think.
>
>Hank Heath
>HLHeath Consulting
>
>In a message dated 9/24/99 1:02:41 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
>clewis@iquest.net writes:
>
><< Does anyone remember the Star Trek program on the S/38 ?
>
> I had JUST started at a new place as a "junior programmer trainee" and was
> checking that things out and saw it, along with some other "game" programs.
>The
> others worked fine (boring) and I just jumped in and out (can't even remember
> what they were) and then I came to Star Trek...
>
> Talk about LIGHTS dimming...
>
> I SHEEPISHLY went to the D.P. Manager (that's what they were called back then
> <BG>) and told him what I had done. He laughed and said, "Oh, ya, we've all
>done
> that with that one, guess we should take it off; welcome aboard !" !!!!!
>
> We "rebooted" the S/38 and was OK...
>
> Chuck >>



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