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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | VAX Systems Forums | VAX Software Forum
Author Classic VMS games
saq
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Posted on May 06 2011 19:33
Here's what probably amounts to a silly question:

I'm looking for some of the classic VMS games, such as the ones mentioned in the "unhackable" article - VAXtrek,Doomsday 2000, Moria 4.81, Battlestar, Dungeon, Hack, Rogue, ZK and the like. Given that most of the machines at this time were corporate owned, it's unlikely that all of them were proprietary games, but it is very difficult to track them down, especially as I'm not really sure what I am looking for. Are any of these still available, or all off-the-market commercial software?
Author RE: Classic VMS games
martinv2
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Location: Goslar, Germany
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Posted on May 07 2011 02:35
Some are available online at http://wopr.adelphos.org/systems/wopr.html. The sources of quite a few can be found at http://www.decuslib.com/decus/vax_games/ .
Dungeon and ZK are available from the VMS Freeware CD v4, online at http://www.digiater.nl/openvms/freeware/v40/dungeon/ and http://www.digiater.nl/openvms/freeware/v40/zk/ , respectively.

Enjoy,

Martin


http://de.openvms.org/martinv/
Edited by martinv2 on May 07 2011 03:03
http://de.openvms.org/martinv/
Author RE: RE: Classic VMS games
jferraro
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Joined: 06.06.08
Posted on August 03 2014 15:27
martinv2 wrote:
Some are available online at http://wopr.adelphos.org/systems/wopr.html.


The link is no longer valid, try:

telnet://wopr.adelphos.org for direct access,

or

http://wopr.adelphos.org
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Author RE: Classic VMS games
Bart
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Posted on November 04 2015 03:12
I've downloaded the Dungeon.zip
Ftp'd it to my Node (Alpha 7.3-2)
Fiexed the zip file
extracted the dungeon.bck
Started the freeware_demo.com

but the game crashes.

anyone any ideas?

regards
Bart
http://www.divit.nl
Author RE: Galaxy
etaggart
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Posted on February 03 2019 08:21
I remember being hooked on a game we used to play in on a Vax 11/780 in school that I think was called Galaxy. It was a text based multi-user game like Star Trek. It was around 1987 or so.. I would really love to find this game...
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