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Re: Raspberry Pi Adventure

Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:11 pm

The first thing I am doing when I get my fingers into the Pi is to marry up old tech with new tech and try and link up a Pi with a VT520 green screen terminal, boot linux, get a copy of Adventure then reroute console output through the Pi serial port and play Adventure on a green screen powered by Pi.

That last sentence was bad grammar – apologies - but I'm soooo excited!

In fact, if the serial port can drop down to 110 baud (thats 110bps, not 110k  ) link it up to my Teletype (if I can be bothered stripping out the carriage to soak in oil for a few days - not fired it up in a few years ...

If I ever do it, I'll post a vid

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Re: Raspberry Pi Adventure

Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:41 pm

You are standing at the end of a seemingly endless road. On a table lies a small circuit board. Around you is a forest of wires, cases, screens and keyboards. A small cable with a mini-usb connector lies on the table beside the board. The cable glows with power. In the distance is a tall gleaming withe tower built of software.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Adventure

Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:30 pm

> examine board
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Re: Raspberry Pi Adventure

Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:44 pm

You peer at the board - it is green, smaller than the palm of your hand and covered with black and silver shapes. A strange symbol is printed in the middle. If you squint it could almost be a raspberry.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Adventure

Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:24 pm

> Inventory
note: I may or may not know what I'm talking about...

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Re: Raspberry Pi Adventure

Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:28 pm

You have:
* An SD card
* A towel
* No tea

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(9+11 AGAIN)

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Re: Raspberry Pi Adventure

Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:26 pm

I never go anywhere with a towel!

Side note, I often see those x+y deals, where did they get started?
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Re: Raspberry Pi Adventure

Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:42 pm

Math Required!
What is the sum of:
2 + 4

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The above is what we poor members must submit ourselves to just to prove we're human enough to post. Clearly you l33tist admins don't have to stoop to such things. ;^)

>Examine table

There is a wide variety of paraphernalia (thank gohd for spellcheck) scattered around on the desk. There is a stack of paper.

>look at stack

It says README in large friendly letters.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Adventure

Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:25 am

woop woop original fortran source code http://www.ifarchive.org/if-ar.....nal.tar.gz

hahahah some more diggy http://www.rickadams.org/adven.....loads.html

loads of adventures

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Re: Raspberry Pi Adventure

Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:29 am

>look at stack again

It says: Find a nipped fairy brontosaur in here

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Re: Raspberry Pi Adventure

Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:09 pm

>Look

It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a mu.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Adventure

Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:57 pm

> use lamp

You don"t have a lamp.

> set fire to towel

What will you set fire to the towel with?

The mu suddenly farts, letting you guess its location, and mumbles something… You can only just make out the words… They sound like :

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Re: Raspberry Pi Adventure

Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:06 pm

>Close eyes

It is dark.

>Cross fingers

OK.

>Pray for RaspberryPI

You hear something.

A bright light shines through your closed eyelids….
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Re: Raspberry Pi Adventure

Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:37 pm

> Open eyes

A brightly coloured fruit hangs in the air before you

> Take fruit

You hear Lord Steve giggle.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Adventure

Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:01 pm

A low growl reminds you that you're still in the dark with a mu somewhere around you, you should probably do something before it eats you.
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Re: Raspberry Pi Adventure

Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:00 pm

> East

You can't see anything! its dark....

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Re: Raspberry Pi Adventure

Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:04 pm

>Rub RaspberryPi
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Re: Raspberry Pi Adventure

Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:20 pm

except for the glowing cable (see second post) glowing on the desk.  It's glowing brightly enough to illuminate the table, the small board on the table and part of a wall that makes up the forest of wires, cases, screens and keyboards which you find yourself in.

>Go to table

As you approach the table and enter the area illuminated by the light you hear the mu rush at you then stop.  Clearly it doesn't want to get in the light but wants to stay in the nothingness of the darkness.  You can hear it shuffling about the perimeter of the light.

Funny death endings I thought of if you didn't approach the table.

1) After the prompt to do something

>Do something

You decide it time to do something and so you boldly run around let loose a shrill, high pitched scream... er... war cry.  Even if it hadn't been pitch black you the tears... um... watering of your eyes caused by how totally fast you're running, would have blurred your vision.  In your blind flailing about you run smack dab into the jaws of the mu.  I'm not sure who is the more surprised by this turn of events but the mu makes quickly work of you quickly reducing you to... well, nothing.  Perhaps you should have done something productive?

2) Coming back to the same point

> Do something productive

Something productive?  Hmmm... that is a hard one, you're trapped in the darkness (aside from that table with the glowing cable) and a strange, yet oddly polite (or at least you assume that was an apology it mumbled after farting) creature called a mu who, you assume, is out to eat you.  What even is a mu?  You find yourself pondering this, considering the Buddhist religion of ancient earth and the concept of nothingness.  You wonder how the ancient Buddhist combat this state (or did they even try to) maybe if you... whoops, you seem to have been meandering about as you were wondering and meandered right into room with a deep pit.  As your fall, undoubtedly to an untimely end, you find yourself taking some small comfort in the fact that at least you don't have to worry about the mu anymore.
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Re: Raspberry Pi Adventure

Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:28 pm

Call on the mighty power of RMS!

He is one mean square!!

RMS: Use the root Luke!!!

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Re: Raspberry Pi Adventure

Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:30 pm

cu root

*********

kill -9 mu

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Re: Raspberry Pi Adventure

Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:56 pm

> east
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Re: Raspberry Pi Adventure

Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:30 pm

A Dread Internet Troll blocking your path!

A Dread Internet Troll starts hurling obsceneites at you!

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Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:49 pm

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Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:10 pm

>Listen to troll

"...youcouldgetatabletforfiftydollarsiseenitontheinternetwhyisitclosedsourcegivemeallthedocumentationiwantsitnowwotnoxvidareyoumadwhyareyoumakingitinchinayoumayaswellkillchildrenasmakeitthereputmeatthetopofthequeueoriwillscreamuntiliamsick"

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Re: Raspberry Pi Adventure

Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:25 pm

lol nice!

what do you want to do now?

> say yoho

Suddently everything spins round – you need to hold off the rum - arrr!

what do you want to do now?

> exam repl

You read through the replies to your post and realise that your suggestion of your  Raspberry Pi Adventure project has awoken the old skool gurus and bbs hackers that know how cool these old Adventures were and that some are right now googling some old Adventure games to download and play. Some are even awaiting your vid secretly when its all working!

what do you want to do now?

> ask members about usb2serial

You pose your question to the members of the forum, trying to find a suitably compatible one to buy whilst still waiting patiently for the Buy It Now button to appear on RaspberryPi.com to buy a Pi. Expecting replies of 'use the search facility in the forum' you are pleasantly surprised instead that someone replies with …

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