2008-10-09

The Ultimate Solitaire

I was talking to one of my coworkers about archive.org and the wayback machine and it go me searching for myself in the past. Well... I stuck "Elrod Montana" (uh huh... a way-old BBS name... stop laughing...) in google and it actually turned up something: ftp://ftp.apple.asimov.net/pub/apple_II/images/games/board/solitaire.dsk.gz

I had completely forgotten about Dan's version of Solitaire for the Apple //e that I had wrapped some happy graphics around and out on The BBS to share with the Apple ][ world.

I still have my //e and can see it from here. I probably still have the original disk too. However it was easier to go find an emulator and boot it up here on the Mac.

Whoa... all the wild scrolling begins.



Yep. That's it. 7C2... we were really geeks back in high school.



It was pretty good solitaire for the Apple ][ too... I wonder how many people ever had their monitors on their sides to play it?

(The emulator software I found called Virtual ][ is really nice. I'm not sure if I want to pay $30 or just take my Apple //e down off the shelf though.)

Thanks W.J.T.!!!

2 comments:

Steve Ballmer said...

Very good blog people!

Bill Tuttle said...

Wow - flashbacks!

---WJT