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This was in December '05's edition of Macworld in England:

 

From the Terminal, type: emacs -batch -l dunnet, then press return.

It's a text game like zork, by without the grues.

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Cool I must try this.

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To be accurate it is an emacs easter egg and will work on any *nix flavor.

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will it work on a PowerBook then?

It worked on my iMac. But I did not know what it was.

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Last login: Wed Jan 18 16:33:59 on console

Welcome to Darwin!

localhost:~ tanner$ emacs -batch -l dunner

Cannot open load file: dunner

localhost:~ tanner$ emacs -batch -l dunner

Cannot open load file: dunner

localhost:~ tanner$ emacs -batch -l dunnet

 

Dead end

You are at a dead end of a dirt road. The road goes to the east.

In the distance you can see that it will eventually fork off. The

trees here are very tall royal palms, and they are spaced equidistant

from each other.

There is a shovel here.

>ok

I don't understand that.

>dig

You have nothing with which to dig.

>pick up shovel

I don't understand that.

>dig something

You have nothing with which to dig.

>blow up

I don't understand that.

>blow up

I don't understand that.

>dig dammit!

You have nothing with which to dig.

>use my hands to dig

I don't understand that.

>yes you do understand

I don't understand that.

>yes you do

I don't understand that.

>stupid UNIX

I don't understand that.

>zork

I don't understand that.

>

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Last login: Wed Jan 18 16:33:59 on console

Welcome to Darwin!

localhost:~ tanner$ emacs -batch -l dunner

Cannot open load file: dunner

localhost:~ tanner$ emacs -batch -l dunner

Cannot open load file: dunner

localhost:~ tanner$ emacs -batch -l dunnet

 

Dead end

You are at a dead end of a dirt road.  The road goes to the east.

In the distance you can see that it will eventually fork off.  The

trees here are very tall royal palms, and they are spaced equidistant

from each other.

There is a shovel here.

>ok

I don't understand that.

>dig

You have nothing with which to dig.

>pick up shovel

I don't understand that.

>dig something

You have nothing with which to dig.

>blow up

I don't understand that.

>blow up

I don't understand that.

>dig dammit!

You have nothing with which to dig.

>use my hands to dig

I don't understand that.

>yes you do understand

I don't understand that.

>yes you do

I don't understand that.

>stupid UNIX

I don't understand that.

>zork

I don't understand that.

>

Don't dis unix! Remember my wallpaper...

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i defied your wallpaper, i restarted anyways! but what am i supposed to do!?!

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>go left

I don't understand where you want me to go.

>go right

I don't understand where you want me to go.

>trun right

I don't understand that.

>go east

E/W Dirt road

You are on the continuation of a dirt road. There are more trees on

both sides of you. The road continues to the east and west.

There is a large boulder here.

>go west

Dead end

There is a shovel here.

>go east

E/W Dirt road

There is a large boulder here.

>move the large boulder

I don't understand that.

>go east

Fork

You are at a fork of two passages, one to the northeast, and one to the

southeast. The ground here seems very soft. You can also go back west.

>go south

You can't go that way.

>go north

You can't go that way.

>go in the sky

You can't go that way.

>

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i defied your wallpaper, i restarted anyways! but what am i supposed to do!?!

To tell the truth I had to change it.

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The bear is very annoyed that you would be so presumptuous as to try

and walk right by it. He tells you so by tearing your head off.

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It is a cool game.

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The graphics are awesome. But it requires a video card with 1024mb of imagination.

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The graphics are awesome.  But it requires a video card with 1024mb of imagination.

I got 5^34 FPS!

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[mac-osxs-Computer:~] mac% emacs -batch -l dunnet

 

Dead end

You are at a dead end of a dirt road. The road goes to the east.

In the distance you can see that it will eventually fork off. The

trees here are very tall royal palms, and they are spaced equidistant

from each other.

There is a shovel here.

>take shovel

Taken.

>dig

Digging here reveals nothing.

>e

E/W Dirt road

You are on the continuation of a dirt road. There are more trees on

both sides of you. The road continues to the east and west.

There is a large boulder here.

>dig

Digging here reveals nothing.

>e

Fork

You are at a fork of two passages, one to the northeast, and one to the

southeast. The ground here seems very soft. You can also go back west.

>dig

I think you found something.

>look

Fork

You are at a fork of two passages, one to the northeast, and one to the

southeast. The ground here seems very soft. You can also go back west.

There is a CPU card here.

>take card

Taken.

>examine card

The CPU board has a VAX chip on it. It seems to have

2 Megabytes of RAM onboard.

>what is vax

I don't understand that.

>w

E/W Dirt road

There is a large boulder here.

>roll the bolder

I don't understand that.

>push

You must supply an object.

>push bolder

I don't know what that is.

>dig

Digging here reveals nothing.

>climb onto the boulder

I don't know what that object is.

>climb large

I don't know what that object is.

>e

Fork

>look

Fork

You are at a fork of two passages, one to the northeast, and one to the

southeast. The ground here seems very soft. You can also go back west.

>dig

Digging here reveals nothing.

>ne

NE/SW road

You are on a northeast/southwest road.

>ne

Building front

You are at the end of the road. There is a building in front of you

to the northeast, and the road leads back to the southwest.

>examine

Building front

You are at the end of the road. There is a building in front of you

to the northeast, and the road leads back to the southwest.

>open door

I don't understand that.

>in

You don't have a key that can open this door.

>examin

I don't understand that.

>ne

You don't have a key that can open this door.

>se

You can't go that way.

>sw

NE/SW road

>sw

Fork

>sw

You can't go that way.

>look

Fork

You are at a fork of two passages, one to the northeast, and one to the

southeast. The ground here seems very soft. You can also go back west.

>se

SE/NW road

You are on a southeast/northwest road.

There is some food here.

>take

You must supply an object.

>take food

Taken.

>se

Bear hangout

You are standing at the end of a road. A passage leads back to the

northwest.

There is a ferocious bear here!

>speak to the bear

I don't understand that.

>give bear food

I don't understand that.

>se

The bear is very annoyed that you would be so presumptuous as to try

and walk right by it. He tells you so by tearing your head off.

 

You are dead.

You have scored 0 out of a possible 90 points.

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Bear hangout

You are standing at the end of a road. A passage leads back to the

northwest.

There is a ferocious bear here!

>kill bear

I don't understand that.

>beat bear with shovel

I don't understand that.

>run

I don't understand that.

>Ah, f*ck it.

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You are on a southeast/northwest road.

There is some food here.

>eat

You must supply an object.

>get food

Taken.

>eat

You must supply an object.

>eat food

That tasted horrible.

>go northwest

Fork

There is a CPU card here.

>get card

Taken.

>use card

I don't understand that.

>move on

I don't understand that.

>go northwest

You can't go that way.

>go southeast

SE/NW road

>go se

Bear hangout

You are standing at the end of a road. A passage leads back to the

northwest.

There is a ferocious bear here!

>dig

Digging here reveals nothing.

>use CPU

I don't understand that.

>use CPU card

I don't understand that.

>go nw

SE/NW road

>nw

Fork

>mw

I don't understand that.

>left

I don't understand that.

>go

I don't understand where you want me to go.

>go southeast

SE/NW road

>NW

Fork

>SE

SE/NW road

>SE

Bear hangout

There is a ferocious bear here!

>SE

The bear is very annoyed that you would be so presumptuous as to try

and walk right by it. He tells you so by tearing your head off.

 

You are dead.

You have scored 0 out of a possible 90 points.

 

 

This is really cool! 8)

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Try "go SW" at the "bear hangout"

Bear hangout

There is a ferocious bear here!

>dig

Digging here reveals nothing.

>climb

There is nothing here to climb.

>dig bear

Digging here reveals nothing.

>climb bear

You can't climb that.

>smash

I don't understand that.

>use

I don't understand that.

>dig

Digging here reveals nothing.

>climb

There is nothing here to climb.

>climb shovel

You can't climb that.

>dig down

Digging here reveals nothing.

>go down

You can't go that way.

>go up

You can't go that way.

>go southwest

Hidden area

There is an emerald bracelet here.

>get emerald bracelet

Taken.  

>dig

Digging here reveals nothing.

>climb

There is nothing here to climb.

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You are at a fork of two passages, one to the northeast, and one to the

southeast. The ground here seems very soft. You can also go back west.

>go southeast

SE/NW road

You are on a southeast/northwest road.

There is some food here.

>take food

Taken.

>se

Bear hangout

You are standing at the end of a road. A passage leads back to the

northwest.

There is a ferocious bear here!

>talk to bear

I don't understand that.

>feed bear

Done.

The bear takes the food and runs away with it. He left something behind.

>look

Bear hangout

You are standing at the end of a road. A passage leads back to the

northwest.

There is a shiny brass key here.

>take key

Taken.

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Computer room

You are in a computer room. It seems like most of the equipment has

been removed. There is a VAX 11/780 in front of you, however, with

one of the cabinets wide open. A sign on the front of the machine

says: This VAX is named 'pokey'. To type on the console, use the

'type' command. The exit is to the east.

The panel lights are steady and motionless.

>type hello

You type on the keyboard, but your characters do not even echo.

>insert computer board

You don't have that.

>i

You currently have:

A lamp

A brass key

A shovel

A computer board

>insert computer board

You don't have that.

>????

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Computer room

You are in a computer room. It seems like most of the equipment has

been removed. There is a VAX 11/780 in front of you, however, with

one of the cabinets wide open. A sign on the front of the machine

says: This VAX is named 'pokey'. To type on the console, use the

'type' command. The exit is to the east.

The panel lights are steady and motionless.

>type hello

You type on the keyboard, but your characters do not even echo.

>insert computer board

You don't have that.

>i

You currently have:

A lamp

A brass key

A shovel

A computer board

>insert computer board

You don't have that.

>????

 

Try "put board in cabinet" (of course! :shock:)

 

Google "emacs dunnet"

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Google "emacs dunnet"

 

Where's the fun in that?

 

 

Dead end

You are at a dead end of a dirt road. The road goes to the east.

In the distance you can see that it will eventually fork off. The

trees here are very tall royal palms, and they are spaced equidistant

from each other.

>look at trees

They are palm trees with a bountiful supply of coconuts in them.

>up

You can't go that way.

>climb tree

You manage to get about two feet up the tree and fall back down. You

notice that the tree is very unsteady.

>shake tree

You begin to shake a tree, and notice a coconut begin to fall from the air.

As you try to get your hand up to block it, you feel the impact as it lands

on your head.

You are dead.

You have scored 0 out of a possible 90 points.

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You have to get food from the se road and give it to the bear. He will give you the key to the building on the nw road at the fork!

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You have to get food from the se road and give it to the bear. He will give you the key to the building on the nw road at the fork!

 

I just had a flashback to my old Atari days in 1986. Wow, thanks for that.

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