How do blind people play games?
salt at panix.com
Mon Jul 5 16:00:28 UTC 2010
Someone mentioned frotz and I installed a copy and also the Zork
game file from the infocom site.
It does work exactly like I remembered back in the 80's except that now
I am using only my vocal eyes inteface.
I could not find Scott Adams games for frotz, but I did
locate the ScottFree interpreter and game files on the
Interactive Fiction Archive site at:
Just look for scottaddams and its sub directories.
The ScottFree package compiles to an executable called ScottCurses and
the games unzip to adv01.dat through adv17.dat.
Needless to say if you put ScottCurses somewhere in your $PATH
you can create a script named adventureland which contains:
and away you go.
I run it under screens and refresh the screen by the simple
expedient of flipping to and from the game screen and a blank one.
This works very well with my talking terminal.
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