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reply clayasaurus <clayasaurus gmail.com> writes:
hello, i just downloaded the default empire package debian uses. here's 
a brief clip from the man pages that may be interesting to you.

NAME
        empire -- the wargame of the century
HISTORY
        Apparently, this game was originally written outside of Digital, 
probably at a university.  The game
        was ported to DEC's VAX/VMS from the TOPS-10/20 FORTRAN sources 
available  around  fall  1979.   The
        original  authors  listed in my old documentation are Mario 
DeNobili and Thomas N. Paulson.  Support
        for different terminal types was added by Craig Leres.

        Ed James got hold of the sources at Berkeley and converted 
portions of the code to C, mostly to  use
        curses  for  the  screen  handling.   He published his modified 
sources on the net in December 1986.
        Because this game ran on VMS machines for so long, a previous 
version is known as VMS Empire.

        In 1987 Chuck Simmons at Amdahl reverse engineered the program 
and wrote a version completely  writ-
        ten in C.  In doing so, he completely modified the computer 
strategy, the commands, the piece types,
        many of the piece attributes, and the algorithm for creating maps.


AUTHORS
        Original concept by Mario DeNobili and Thomas N. Paulson.
        Support for different terminal types added by Craig Leres.
        Curses support added by Ed James.
        C/Unix version written by Chuck Simmons
        Colorization by Eric S. Raymond.
        Probability table corrected by Michael Self.

COPYLEFT
        Copyright (C) 1987, 1988 Chuck Simmons

*confused*
I guess it is not well known you were the original creator?
Mar 12 2005
parent reply "Walter" <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
"clayasaurus" <clayasaurus gmail.com> wrote in message
news:d109su$121m$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 hello, i just downloaded the default empire package debian uses. here's
 a brief clip from the man pages that may be interesting to you.

 NAME
         empire -- the wargame of the century
 HISTORY
         Apparently, this game was originally written outside of Digital,
 probably at a university.  The game
         was ported to DEC's VAX/VMS from the TOPS-10/20 FORTRAN sources
 available  around  fall  1979.   The
         original  authors  listed in my old documentation are Mario
 DeNobili and Thomas N. Paulson.  Support
         for different terminal types was added by Craig Leres.

         Ed James got hold of the sources at Berkeley and converted
 portions of the code to C, mostly to  use
         curses  for  the  screen  handling.   He published his modified
 sources on the net in December 1986.
         Because this game ran on VMS machines for so long, a previous
 version is known as VMS Empire.

         In 1987 Chuck Simmons at Amdahl reverse engineered the program
 and wrote a version completely  writ-
         ten in C.  In doing so, he completely modified the computer
 strategy, the commands, the piece types,
         many of the piece attributes, and the algorithm for creating maps.


 AUTHORS
         Original concept by Mario DeNobili and Thomas N. Paulson.
         Support for different terminal types added by Craig Leres.
         Curses support added by Ed James.
         C/Unix version written by Chuck Simmons
         Colorization by Eric S. Raymond.
         Probability table corrected by Michael Self.

 COPYLEFT
         Copyright (C) 1987, 1988 Chuck Simmons

 *confused*
 I guess it is not well known you were the original creator?

The problem is that the early FORTRAN sources were stolen, and then passed around enough so that the origins were obfuscated. At least part of it is right that it came originally from a Decsystem 10. DeNobili and Paulson did not have the original concept. The debian people should fix the document, the correct history is at www.classicempire.com.
Mar 16 2005
parent reply clayasaurus <clayasaurus gmail.com> writes:
Walter wrote:
 "clayasaurus" <clayasaurus gmail.com> wrote in message
 news:d109su$121m$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 
hello, i just downloaded the default empire package debian uses. here's
a brief clip from the man pages that may be interesting to you.

NAME
        empire -- the wargame of the century
HISTORY
        Apparently, this game was originally written outside of Digital,
probably at a university.  The game
        was ported to DEC's VAX/VMS from the TOPS-10/20 FORTRAN sources
available  around  fall  1979.   The
        original  authors  listed in my old documentation are Mario
DeNobili and Thomas N. Paulson.  Support
        for different terminal types was added by Craig Leres.

        Ed James got hold of the sources at Berkeley and converted
portions of the code to C, mostly to  use
        curses  for  the  screen  handling.   He published his modified
sources on the net in December 1986.
        Because this game ran on VMS machines for so long, a previous
version is known as VMS Empire.

        In 1987 Chuck Simmons at Amdahl reverse engineered the program
and wrote a version completely  writ-
        ten in C.  In doing so, he completely modified the computer
strategy, the commands, the piece types,
        many of the piece attributes, and the algorithm for creating maps.


AUTHORS
        Original concept by Mario DeNobili and Thomas N. Paulson.
        Support for different terminal types added by Craig Leres.
        Curses support added by Ed James.
        C/Unix version written by Chuck Simmons
        Colorization by Eric S. Raymond.
        Probability table corrected by Michael Self.

COPYLEFT
        Copyright (C) 1987, 1988 Chuck Simmons

*confused*
I guess it is not well known you were the original creator?

The problem is that the early FORTRAN sources were stolen, and then passed around enough so that the origins were obfuscated. At least part of it is right that it came originally from a Decsystem 10. DeNobili and Paulson did not have the original concept. The debian people should fix the document, the correct history is at www.classicempire.com.

I sent an email to the package maintainer. : ) Hopefully they will fix this soon.
Mar 16 2005
parent "Walter" <newshound digitalmars.com> writes:
"clayasaurus" <clayasaurus gmail.com> wrote in message
news:4238B6ED.3040806 gmail.com...
 Walter wrote:
 The problem is that the early FORTRAN sources were stolen, and then


 around enough so that the origins were obfuscated. At least part of it


 right that it came originally from a Decsystem 10. DeNobili and Paulson


 not have the original concept. The debian people should fix the


 the correct history is at www.classicempire.com.

I sent an email to the package maintainer. : ) Hopefully they will fix this soon.

Thanks!
Mar 16 2005