VAX 11/780s - Masscomp - Valid equipment available

From: Bryan Pope <>
Date: Wed Jan 9 14:03:36 2002

> I've always thought it would be fun to build a starship simulator. It
> would be a big room somewhat like a cross between a Star Trek bridge and
> the big control room of the Alexiy Leonov from 2010, and it would allow
> the occupants to be virtually 'inside' their own sci-fi adventure. It
> would accomodate 4 to 8 occupants and require them to work as a team to
> complete a mission or win a battle. Mount the room on hydraulic
> doohickeys that will shift the room about as needed, build in a capability

Awww we don't need that... We will just synchronise throwing ourselves in
appropriate directions......

> for the room to partially blow itself to bits (and be easily reassembled

So we will need to sign a waiver before playing your game?! ;-)

> later), and you've got something quite fun. Think 'Kobiyashi Maru'.
> I want to control most of it with on-topic machines. A big VAX would be
> nice for that. About the only thing I can think of that would need a
> modern machine for is the viewscreen. I'll need a box with godly 3D
> capabilities if I want the universe to look realistic in real time.
Received on Wed Jan 09 2002 - 14:03:36 GMT

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