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Re: Family tree of xconq
- From: Stan Shebs <shebs at apple dot com>
- To: vejeta at gmail dot com
- Cc: xconq7 at sourceware dot org
- Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2006 09:38:57 -0700
- Subject: Re: Family tree of xconq
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I wonder if xconq was inspired by conquer in his ideas, or name, or
just directly by Empire itself.
Directly by Walter Bright's version - U. Utah had bought a VAX 11/750,
came preinstalled with VMS, including some games. I got hooked on Empire,
and played it a lot in the month or two before they got around to installing
Unix on the machine. The following year I started thinking about writing
of it that ran on Unix, as a break from the rigors of grad school. The X
inspired by a snippy remark from a fellow grad student who saw the curses
version and was unimpressed...