VMS-Empire

I almost never play games (too much coding to be done) but, a conversation with James the other day on IM reminded me of Empire: a game we played endlessly on main-frame VAX/VMS machines in high-school. We added quite a bit of AI (well AI in the 80’s) to it along the way. While being a couch potato the other night I tried to get it running on my Linux box but the BSD C files didn’t build on Ubuntu. Last night I found someone had done a Darwin Port for it… yippie… 1970’s terminal games on a Mac…

Install Darwin Ports, open up a terminal window and simply do a “sudo port install vms-empire”. Do a “man vms-empire” for directions and a “vms-empire” to play. Happy conquests!