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posted by Fnord666 on Friday May 08 2020, @05:32PM   Printer-friendly
from the frobizz dept.

Source code for seminal adventure game Zork on dead mainframe exhumed onto GitHub:

Source code for seminal adventure game has been Zork[sic] recovered and published on GitHub.

While classic adventure games (aka interactive fiction) are well represented in the Internet Archive - there's plenty of playable Zork versions here - this new trove is source code that's been retrieved from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tapes of Tech Square (ToTS) collection at the MIT Libraries Department of Distinctive Collections (DDC).

If you access the repo and its README you're told the source was written "in the MDL programming language written on a PDP-10 timeshare computer running the ITS operating system".

[...] The code in the repo comes from 1977, before the game was commercialised but at a time it was informally distributed.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 08 2020, @10:00PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday May 08 2020, @10:00PM (#991842)

    > I didn't need software that uses 50% of my computer resources to be constantly running in the background and scanning for "threats" and such.

    Yes because you spent 50% of *your* resources doing that. Someone automated it and now you're butthurt. Aw you're butthurt.

  • (Score: 3, Touché) by Runaway1956 on Saturday May 09 2020, @01:31AM

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Saturday May 09 2020, @01:31AM (#991923) Homepage Journal

    You've seen the T-shirt that says "stupidity should hurt"? What they meant was, stupidity should hurt the stupid people. Specifically, stupidity should hurt the people who designed an insecure system, as well as those people who pay good money for the "privilege" of running those insecure systems.

    Upgrade to *nix.

    Taking bets: When does Biden's approval rating reach 15%?