BSD Games

On the very first Unix version of Eskimo running Xenix on a Tandy 16B, then later Tandy 6000, and on our SunOS shell server eskimo.com, we had a number of BSD text based games such as adventure, hack, phantasia, etc.

I have installed on shellx, a BSD game package that makes many of these available again.  They are located in /usr/games and to run them you need to add /usr/games to your $PATH variable.  You can do this by adding to your .profile or .kshrc or other appropriate shell start up file:

export PATH=$PATH:/usr/games

This is a list of available games:

---x--s--x 1 games 178794 May 22 17:04 adventure
---x--s--x 1 games  20925 May 22 17:04 arithmetic
---x--s--x 1 games 132577 May 22 17:04 atc
---x--s--x 1 games 123623 May 22 17:04 backgammon
---x--s--x 1 games 247737 May 22 17:04 battlestar
---x--s--x 1 games  14026 May 22 17:04 bcd
---x--s--x 1 games  13112 May 22 17:04 caesar
---x--s--x 1 games  54952 May 22 17:04 canfield
---x--s--x 1 games  13289 May 22 17:04 cfscores
---x--s--x 1 games   3798 May 22 17:04 countmail
---x--s--x 1 games  24287 May 22 17:04 fish
---x--s--x 1 games 218013 Nov 10  2010 gtetrinet
---x--s--x 1 games 737118 May 22 17:04 hack
---x--s--x 1 games  36197 May 22 17:04 hangman
---x--s--x 1 games  67689 May 22 17:04 hunt
---x--s--x 1 games 124320 May 22 17:04 huntd
---x--s--x 1 games  85703 May 22 17:04 mille
---x--s--x 1 games  96662 May 22 17:04 monop
---x--s--x 1 games  15821 May 22 17:04 morse
---x--s--x 1 games  18387 May 22 17:04 number
---x--s--x 1 games 156762 May 22 17:04 phantasia
---x--s--x 1 games  14437 May 22 17:04 pig
---x--s--x 1 games  19492 May 22 17:04 pom
---x--s--x 1 games  14231 May 22 17:04 ppt
---x--s--x 1 games  85412 May 22 17:04 primes
---x--s--x 1 games  34484 May 22 17:04 quiz
---x--s--x 1 games  17422 May 22 17:04 rain
---x--s--x 1 games  14351 May 22 17:04 random
---x--s--x 1 games  72454 May 22 17:04 robots
---x--s--x 1 games   2001 May 22 17:04 rot13
---x--s--x 1 games 213871 May 22 17:04 sail
---x--s--x 1 games  41302 May 22 17:04 snake
---x--s--x 1 games  12627 May 22 17:04 snscore
---x--s--x 1 games 123297 May 22 17:04 teachgammon
---x--s--x 1 games  57680 May 22 17:04 tetris-bsd
---x--s--x 1 games 225757 May 22 17:04 trek
---x--s--x 1 games   2157 May 22 17:04 wargames
---x--s--x 1 games  23860 May 22 17:04 worm
---x--s--x 1 games  22285 May 22 17:04 worms
---x--s--x 1 games   1166 May 22 17:04 wtf
---x--s--x 1 games  36197 May 22 17:04 wump

 

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