Software For Trade/Want list

From: Ward Griffiths and/or Lisa Rogers <>
Date: Tue Jun 3 21:26:31 1997

On Tue, 3 Jun 1997, Kai Kaltenbach wrote:

> Software wanted:
> - Microsoft Adventure (floppy for TRS-80, Apple II or PC)

None of your coworkers has a file copy laying around the office?

> Software for trade (all freely distributable to the best of my
> knowledge; let me know if you know otherwise):

> - Infocom "Suspended" and "Starcrossed" on 8" (these work on an 8080
> just fine)

We serious Infocom fanatics learned long ago that the main program
was a constant on any given platform -- and that that the datafiles
worked on _any_ platform if properly transferred. My Tandy 2000
Planetfall and HHGttG datafiles worked fine on my Color Computer.

I'm not making fun. (well, you're an MS guy and you're looking for
an ancient MS product, I guess I am a little bit.) The key items
with those Infocom products are the core program for the platform
stuff I suspect is hen's teeth. Possibly eventually the biggest
collectable in the software end, equivalent to early copies of
Monopoly and some Milton-Bradley games.

(Oh, and all of the Infocom datafiles work just fine with the Linux
free core as well.) (And there's a driver for Scott Adams (_NOT_
the guy who does Dilbert) Adventures also.)
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 Tue Jun 03 1997 - 21:26:31 BST

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