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posted by n1 on Saturday May 03 2014, @12:22AM   Printer-friendly
from the found-in-a-misty-graveyard dept.

El Reg reports:

The source code for MUD1, a multi-user dungeon created at the University of Essex in 1978, and generally held to have been the world's first online multi-player game, has been recovered.

The code has landed at Stanford University, which says it has secured permission to redistribute the game's blueprints from the authors Richard Bartle and Roy Trubshaw.

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  • (Score: 2) by FatPhil on Saturday May 03 2014, @07:29AM

    by FatPhil (863) <reversethis-{if.fdsa} {ta} {tnelyos-cp}> on Saturday May 03 2014, @07:29AM (#39176) Homepage
    If some dudes back in the 1800s had written
    I have no idea what one is, but this is supposedly a UDP/IP header, and the payload is the following chess move:
    23. a5-b7
    and put it on a carrier pigeon's leg - would that have been an online multiplayer game?
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