Light the lamp with what?

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

  1. Leslie

    Leslie Communistrator Staff Member

    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

    Nixy Elimi-nistrator Staff Member

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

    Leslie Communistrator Staff Member

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


    10 Print "hahahahahahahahahahahahaha'
    20 GOTO 10

    was pretty cool. :lloyd:
  4. unclehobart

    unclehobart New Member

  5. Leslie

    Leslie Communistrator Staff Member

    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

    tonksy New Member

    Les...I believe I remember that one. Were the graphics really choppy and pixelated?
  7. paul_valaru

    paul_valaru 100% Pure Canadian Beef

    no graphics, balck screen white text
  8. paul_valaru

    paul_valaru 100% Pure Canadian Beef

    I found it....

  9. Leslie

    Leslie Communistrator Staff Member

    lol can it be emulated?

    It's called West of House?
  10. paul_valaru

    paul_valaru 100% Pure Canadian Beef

    nope that was the opening line of the game

    which was called zork
  11. tonksy

    tonksy 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

    Dave Well-Known Member

  13. Leslie

    Leslie Communistrator Staff Member

    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

    spike New Member

  15. Leslie

    Leslie Communistrator Staff Member

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

    FluerVanderloo New Member

    I feel so young. Grew up on Oregon Trail on the old Macs.
  17. Inkara1

    Inkara1 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

    woodman19_99 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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