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neu5eeCh
March 5th, 2010, 11:52 PM
So... I had a flashback while watching my kids play webkinz on the ububox.

There used to be a game I played on my apple IIe (one of my very favorite computers ever). It was a little stick man (on my green monochromatic screen) that used to go through various levels (a sort of precursor to Mario). I would control him using the arrow keys. And I have a faint memory of bricks.

Does this ring a bell?

I'm trying to locate this game for my kids.

saulgoode
March 6th, 2010, 12:08 AM
No bricks, but a popular computer game of that era -- and the first that sprang to my mind -- was Jumpman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumpman).

neu5eeCh
March 6th, 2010, 12:24 AM
No bricks, but a popular computer game of that era -- and the first that sprang to my mind -- was Jumpman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumpman).

That's close.

The graphics look too advanced but there were ladders.

I have a memory of something like bricks. The stick man had to somehow break though a maze-like wall to proceed to the next level.

(This is going to drive me crazy.)

matthew
March 6th, 2010, 12:29 AM
You are probably thinking of Lode Runner (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lode_Runner) (one of my favs in the old days). There is a pretty good clone in the repos called kgoldrunner (http://games.kde.org/game.php?game=kgoldrunner). Give it a look!

neu5eeCh
March 6th, 2010, 12:48 AM
You are probably thinking of Lode Runner (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lode_Runner) (one of my favs in the old days). There is a pretty good clone in the repos called kgoldrunner (http://games.kde.org/game.php?game=kgoldrunner). Give it a look!

My God! That's the game! Also one of my favs!

And here it is in all its glory: http://www.virtualapple.org/loadrunnerdisk.html

I haven't figured out how to use the keyboard to play on the simulator but I'll be damned if I didn't remember the old command line prompts!

When the simulator first popped up, all I got was the cursor. I remembered the Load and Run command.

Wow! Amazing how that stuff sticks with you, almost thirty years ago.

I still have my TRS-80 Pocket Computer with 1.2 K of RAM. <--- He said proudly. And I can still program it.

neu5eeCh
March 6th, 2010, 01:12 AM
And here you can download the original game!

http://home.mieweb.com/jsfiles/lrfiles/

There's even a version for Linux - though it claims to be very alpha-ish. I wonder if the MSDOS version would work in Wine?

I'm going to have to try all of this out.

cariboo
March 6th, 2010, 01:43 AM
Unless you have wine installed already, why not use dosemu, it is in the repositories. I used to use it for an old p.o.s. program we had several years back.

neu5eeCh
March 6th, 2010, 02:53 AM
Unless you have wine installed already, why not use dosemu, it is in the repositories. I used to use it for an old p.o.s. program we had several years back.

I'll try it.

At worst, the game will be fast as a bat out of h*ll.

forrestcupp
March 6th, 2010, 03:26 AM
Lode Runner was an awesome game.


No bricks, but a popular computer game of that era -- and the first that sprang to my mind -- was Jumpman (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumpman).
Jumpman was an awesome game, too. I think I mostly played Jumpman Jr.