Some more finds

From: Ward Griffiths and/or Lisa Rogers <>
Date: Mon Jun 2 19:56:31 1997

On Mon, 2 Jun 1997, George Lin wrote:

> For many years, I thought Microsoft released Flight Simulator as their only
> game. I was wrong. I found a game that Microsoft released for TRS-80
> Level 1 BASIC named Microsoft Olympic Decathlon. The game is on tape. The
> manual is copyright 1980. It has the old Microsoft logo on it.

They also sold a port of the original "Adventure" for a couple of

Of course, Microsoft themselves never sold Flight Simulator for the
early TRS-80 systems. It was available for the Model One directly
from SubLogic before Microsoft ever licensed the concept and name.
Never have played any version of Flight Simulator much, or its
descendants. Hate airplanes too much -- fixed avionics systems for
four years in the USAF (where I saw my first micro -- a guy in my
squadron bought an Altair early on and indroduced me to the delights
of flipping front panel switches to load paper tape) and realized
that "heavier than air" has real meaning: gravity does not forgive.

Now, if somebody came out with a Zeppelin Simulator...
Ward Griffiths
"America is at that awkward stage.  It's too late to work within 
the system, but too early to shoot the bastards." --Claire Wolfe
Received on Mon Jun 02 1997 - 19:56:31 BST

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