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#26 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 08:36 PM

Well, sweat a little. You can always have a nice shower after you find that darn game. ;)
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Posted 07 August 2018 - 07:16 AM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 06 August 2018 - 08:36 PM, said:

Well, sweat a little. You can always have a nice shower after you find that darn game. ;)
Man, I'm sweating all day at work!  I'll give it another shot in a few days or maybe the next ice age.

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 09:34 AM

Don't wait too long because then you'll be birching about it being too cold out there to do it. ;)
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Posted 08 August 2018 - 09:02 PM

me complaining about the cold?  Brother, I just got back to the boat and it was 94 down below.  I've turned my portable a/c unit on and it's getting better....it's now 89 and falling.  Let it xsnow!  I can't believe I can't find that game searching Google or Bing.  You'd think there would be some reference to it....alas, there taint none.  The answer I hope is on my pc in storage.  I'm gonna start a go-fund-me thang and maybe I can raise enough jack to buy a sweet portable a/c unit to cool me off in my storage facility so we can get to the bottom of this mystery.  At least that's what I'm thinking.  Lol

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 09:27 PM

Well if you gave me something more specific, I could find it but there were too many types of those games back then to match it up.
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Posted 08 August 2018 - 09:45 PM

I wish I could.  We are talking about 2001 maybe.  I've searched "lunar lander", "moon lander", "lander" and nothing in the "images" on google or bing show the game.  It isn't side-scrolling.  Vector style graphics, at least that is how I would describe it.  You have a set amount of fuel to land the LM.  You see the lunar surface below and you toggle certain keys to thrust ahead, side-to-side and up.  You look for one of many flags to land at.  You need to arrive at that spot and still have enough fuel to slow descent, otherwise if too fast you crash or if you use up the fuel with too many course adjustments you drop like a rock and also crash.  You don't see the LM, you are "in it".  The style of graphics are like an early tank battle game I remember seeing..."battle flag"???? I'd have to look that name up.....that's the best I can do to describe it.

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 09:55 PM

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I wish I could.  We are talking about 2001 maybe.  I've searched "lunar lander", "moon lander", "lander" and nothing in the "images" on google or bing show the game.  It isn't side-scrolling.  Vector style graphics, at least that is how I would describe it.  You have a set amount of fuel to land the LM.  You see the lunar surface below and you toggle certain keys to thrust ahead, side-to-side and up.  You look for one of many flags to land at.  You need to arrive at that spot and still have enough fuel to slow descent, otherwise if too fast you crash or if you use up the fuel with too many course adjustments you drop like a rock and also crash.  You don't see the LM, you are "in it".  The style of graphics are like an early tank battle game I remember seeing..."battle flag"???? I'd have to look that name up.....that's the best I can do to describe it.

I will try again tomorrow.
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Posted 08 August 2018 - 10:02 PM

If it's cooler here, I will get my old pc out and see if I can sort out the monitor/video card issues.  Maybe it's there.

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 11:41 AM

Here, play Zork for a while. It'll distract you from that other game you can't find...

http://zorkonline.net/

What the heck is Zork, you might be asking?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zork
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Posted 09 August 2018 - 12:52 PM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 09 August 2018 - 11:41 AM, said:

Here, play Zork for a while. It'll distract you from that other game you can't find...

http://zorkonline.net/

What the heck is Zork, you might be asking?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zork

A fascinating fact about Zork,

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Zork I is featured in Activision's 2010 game Call of Duty: Black Ops as an Easter egg. In the main menu of the game, the player can get up from a chair and find a computer. Typing "zork" into this computer will start Zork I. Zork I is fully playable within Call of Duty: Black Ops. Zork was also featured in the book version of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline as the challenge to find the Jade key.

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 05:35 PM

Zork!

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 06:48 PM

Yes...

You're standing just east of an old house. There's a mailbox next to you.

> open mailbox

There's a leaflet in the mailbox.

> get leaflet

You now have a leaflet.

> read leaflet

The leaflet says, "PLAY ZORK, DUMMY! IT'S FUN!" ;)
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Posted 09 August 2018 - 07:52 PM

you get leaflet
>>>read leaflet
it says "turn over"
you turn leaflet over
>>>read leaflet
it says "turn over"

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 06:08 PM

Well, I thought I was gonna mess with the desktop in storage but other things came up...namely getting temporary a/c units installed over at folks place.  I got a call last week from them saying the heat pump went out.  Well they are still waiting on the HVAC folks to remedy the problem.  In the mean time I've got two portables going.....while putting the window unit in today my mind was on Linux.

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 09:49 AM

Either of these?
http://users.telenet...es/LSS/lss.html

Interesting article and download for a 1969 Lunar Lander game here
https://www.technolo...9/lunar-lander/

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 12:10 PM

View Postzlim, on 13 August 2018 - 09:49 AM, said:

Either of these?
http://users.telenet...es/LSS/lss.html

Interesting article and download for a 1969 Lunar Lander game here
https://www.technolo...9/lunar-lander/
Hey zlim...thanks for the links but no, that is not it.  When playing the game, you do not see the LM because you are in it guiding it down to the lunar surface.  Vector-wire type graphics....and kinda 3-d.

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 12:18 PM

View Postzlim, on 13 August 2018 - 09:49 AM, said:

Either of these?
http://users.telenet...es/LSS/lss.html

Interesting article and download for a 1969 Lunar Lander game here
https://www.technolo...9/lunar-lander/

That is a super article on the Lunar Lander story. :breakfast:
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Posted 13 August 2018 - 01:12 PM

Does this game really exist or is it a figment of your imagination?
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Posted 13 August 2018 - 02:53 PM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 13 August 2018 - 01:12 PM, said:

Does this game really exist or is it a figment of your imagination?
In my imagination it really does exist....I can see it now...

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Posted 13 August 2018 - 05:12 PM

View Postwa4chq, on 13 August 2018 - 02:53 PM, said:


In my imagination it really does exist....I can see it now...

That's the important thing. Acceptance. Healing can begin now. ;)
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Posted 22 August 2018 - 03:43 PM

I was messing with Archbang today...using I3.  One of the hotkeys I had trigger a dmenu for a few games I had.  On it were barrage, mahjongg, pysol and xlander!  But it wouldn't run.  So I started looking for it.  This had to be the game I've been talking about.  But it isn't on this hard drive!  I originally had AB on an Acer laptop that died but I had backed up lots of config files....anyway, I found a package list I made and to confirm it was from AB I located pacman.  Further on down I found xlander 1.0-1  !!!  Searching Bing.com I found:
http://www.mobygames.com/game/xlander

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 03:46 PM

that's the game!  But I forgot about being able to see the lander itself....I am not able to get online with my laptop due to tower being out...again! but maybe this afternoon late I can go online to check it out.....well, I checked using the phone....eureka! Thats it!

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 04:07 PM

Awesome, mystery solved :thumbup:
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Posted 22 August 2018 - 04:23 PM

yeah....just weird With all the searching we all did, images included we couldn't find it?
Now I need to see if it's still available!

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 04:33 PM

View Postwa4chq, on 22 August 2018 - 04:23 PM, said:

yeah....just weird With all the searching we all did, images included we couldn't find it?
Now I need to see if it's still available!

Well it is on Github https://github.com/haochending/XLander
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