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digitalmars.empire - Empire, Living Computer Musuem, and DEC-10

reply Dan Olson <zans.is.for.cans yahoo.com> writes:
Just a note.  The Livinig Computer Museum

http://www.livingcomputermuseum.org/ 

has running DECs from PDP-7 to PDP-12.  They have several DEC-10s and
offer user accounts with login over the internet.  I visited last
weekend and mentioned the old PDP-10 fortran sources for empire.  They
are actually trying to build Walter's old empire, but have a newer
(still antique though) fortran compiler, so its not there yet.  But
soon, you may be able to login and run empire on TOPS-10 and real DEC 10
h/w - as it was meant to be played!

P.S. If anybody is interested, I updated the D version of empire to uses
curses and a recent version of D.  I run it on my Mac in a terminal
window.  Still needs some work with things like help but it will still
make you forget to go to sleep.

-- 
dano
Nov 02 2012
parent Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 11/2/2012 10:34 AM, Dan Olson wrote:
 Just a note.  The Livinig Computer Museum

 http://www.livingcomputermuseum.org/

 has running DECs from PDP-7 to PDP-12.  They have several DEC-10s and
 offer user accounts with login over the internet.  I visited last
 weekend and mentioned the old PDP-10 fortran sources for empire.  They
 are actually trying to build Walter's old empire, but have a newer
 (still antique though) fortran compiler, so its not there yet.  But
 soon, you may be able to login and run empire on TOPS-10 and real DEC 10
 h/w - as it was meant to be played!

 P.S. If anybody is interested, I updated the D version of empire to uses
 curses and a recent version of D.  I run it on my Mac in a terminal
 window.  Still needs some work with things like help but it will still
 make you forget to go to sleep.

That is pretty cool!
Nov 19 2012