Light the lamp with what?

Discussion in 'Trivia' started by Leslie, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. Leslie Communistrator

    Avery was asking me tonight about what games and websites we used on the internet when we were in school.


    After informing him that there was no internet then, Paul and I made him listen to us reminisce about the games we did have. That'll learn him.

    Anyway, besides the text-based SimCity I remember, the one I remember with the most nostalgia but the least details was a text-based adventure game. You walked around doing "stuff" and telling the computer where to go and what to do. I think there were dragons and stuff. It would ask "light the lamp with what?" and "use what to pick it up", till you got mad and swore at it, after which it would say "I don't know how to ***" or cite you for your language.

    Anyone know what it was called? I'd love to play it again.
  2. Nixy Princess Consuela Banana Hammock Elimi-nistrator

    I used to type in the blue screen on my commodore 64, I thought that was pretty cool, haha.
  3. Leslie Communistrator

    "Programming" the piano program on the Vic20 was pretty cool.


    10 Print "hahahahahahahahahahahahaha'
    20 GOTO 10

    was pretty cool. :lloyd:
  4. unclehobart Cynic PhD New Member

  5. Leslie Communistrator

    That is way similar, but I am pretty sure it's not it. It's too advanced! lol.

    I don't remember any graphics at all. Just text.
  6. tonksy Hitting the egg nog New Member

    Les...I believe I remember that one. Were the graphics really choppy and pixelated?
  7. paul_valaru would you like to bite my... 100% Pure Canadian Beef

    no graphics, balck screen white text
  8. paul_valaru would you like to bite my... 100% Pure Canadian Beef

    I found it....

  9. Leslie Communistrator

    lol can it be emulated?

    It's called West of House?
  10. paul_valaru would you like to bite my... 100% Pure Canadian Beef

    nope that was the opening line of the game

    which was called zork
  11. tonksy Hitting the egg nog New Member

    Mine was a pixelated green and white graphic game and there were places you could go....I remember something about not letting the goats out of the pen and a key up a tree.
  12. Dave Well-Known Member

  13. Leslie Communistrator

    I'm sure mine was entirely text. I guess we weren't able to get all them high tech graphics up here back then. :lloyd:
  14. spike New Member

  15. Leslie Communistrator

    oooooooooh! Thanks! I bookmarked that one for later! :D
  16. FluerVanderloo New Member

    I feel so young. Grew up on Oregon Trail on the old Macs.
  17. Inkara1 To err is human. To arr is pirate. Well-Known Member

    You ARE young... I didn't even have access to a mac until the 7th grade... before then it was the Apple IIe and the IIgs.
  18. woodman19_99 Nothing better than Golf With Your Friends New Member

    I remember playing Tetris on an old B&W Mac. Can't remember the model number, but it was one box, including the monitor... had a handle on the top to for easy transportation... I wonder if it is still up in the attic...

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