text gaming

  1. H

    fortune does not work anymore after upgrade

    # fortune No fortunes found in /usr/share/games/fortune:/usr/local/share/games/fortune. And man fortune gives something like plan9 fortunes man page.
  2. sidetone

    Text gaming on FreeBSD: screenshots, discussion

    Discussion and screenshots about text gaming on FreeBSD. This is for games on the command-line or terminal interface. Many games are ascii and/or curses. Signify if the game uses an interpreter or emulator. Topic includes utilities or ASCII animations that aren't games, but are under the games...
  3. noodlefling

    No fortunes found in /usr/share/games/fortune:/usr/local/share/games/fortune.

    I recently updated to 12.2 and a user immediately noticed that fortune no longer works. I know it's not that important, and apparently there was some sort of holy war over inclusion of "offensive" fortunes, which resulted in a change to the default installation. I don't care about any of that...
  4. vermaden

    Oldschool Gaming on FreeBSD

    When was the last time you played a computer game? I really like one of Benjamin Franklin quotes – “We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing.” – he lived in times where computer games did not existed yet but the quote remains current. I do not play games a...
  5. U

    xcowsay + fortune bofh

    # pkg install games/xcowsay # pkg install misc/fortune-mod-bohf $ xcowsay `fortune bofh` That is all.
  6. Spartrekus

    Ascii Telnet Roguelike games

    Hello, Is there any Ascii Roguelike for telnet, which you like ? > Open up the terminal, start telnet and play ;) https://itch.io/games/tag-ascii/tag-roguelike
  7. Spartrekus

    C Best ncurses chess game? (browser, editor and (x)board chess engine frontend)

    Hello, Chess game is very popular. Would you eventually know the possible best ncurses chess game? (browser, editor and (x)board chess engine frontend)? - My friend has xboard. - Me, ncurses and a terminal (no X11 monitor). There is cboard. https://sourceforge.net/projects/c-board/ What...
  8. F

    [CFT] games/ofortune (or: what the hell?)

    When I opened my inbox this morning I found a typical WTF thread: the (hardly) "offensive" fortune cookies have been kicked out of 10-BETA4. Since I (and many others) find this Just Plain Stupid (tm) I created a port to bring some sanity back into fortune. Anyone running FreeBSD 10-BETA4 feel...
  9. tzoi516

    Terminal Love

    My main terminal application is x11/evilvte, but I'm really enjoying sysutils/tmux a lot - there are times for tabs, and there are times when I need it all right there. I'm not a fan of alt-tab for TTYs. What terminal add-ons or tweaks do other people use/like?
  10. dave

    Fortune Suggestions

    Question: how does one suggest or nominate (or contribute) a quote to be added to the list for fortune? If I could vote for a phrase, I would choose the Stephen Wright quote that SirDice uses in his signature, "Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it." Do you have a...
  11. c083d4

    This essential package really should be added to the FreeBSD CD-ROM.

    I'm talking about sex.tbz (which is games/sex). [/joke]
  12. blazingice

    Is games.txz essential for base system?

    I am trying to modify a PC-BSD script that I can use to install a vanilla version of FreeBSD. At the moment I have: distFiles=base doc games kernel lib32 My plan was to remove games, however I find it a bit odd that games.txz is part of the FreeBSD base system. So, I was wondering whether...
  13. V

    Where i can find a uncapped version of bsdgames?

    Hello. After a fresh install on an old laptop (where i can't run X), I decided to undust and have a little nice time playing some of the bsdgames. Sadly, I found that the port version is "capped". gofish and monop ain't here, unluckly my favourites. I looked for a long while, and found the...
  14. neilms

    why is 'bcd' a game?

    If you go to /usr/games, there is a 'game' called bcd. It even has a short manual page that says 'reformat input as punch cards or paper tape'. Apparently you give the program a string such as $bcd myname, and it displays that input at the top of a bunch of numbers. I do not understand what...
  15. K

    Unable to install games/fortune through package manager or tool?

    So, I am a recent GNU/Linux convert and am moving some of my work onto a FreeBSD 9.0 VPS. I enjoy having fortune lighten up my day so I attempted to install it through what I see as conventional means: # pkg_add -r fortune # pkg_add -r bsdgames # sysinstall Installing bsdgames through this...
  16. samuel-dom

    How do I install the package bsd-games ?

    Hello, I want to install the classic BSD games, such as battlestar, trek, phantasia, etc. I've been looking in the ports section and in the forums, and googled also, but I didn't find what I wanted. So how would I do it? pkg_add -r bsd-games doesn't not work. I really love those games :)...
  17. Y

    games/stonesoup - missing cursor

    I'm trying to get the game to work in my box, and it mostly does if not for the missing cursor. The game compiled and installed without a hitch. During the game play, however, the cursor is missing when I go into the map view ('X') or when 'x' is pressed. It seems to be there since I can move...
  18. Hornpipe2

    Creating a Games Account

    I run a pretty low-key webserver and router. For a long time I kept an account ("nhplayer") just for playing Nethack, but I'm thinking of putting up a new account for Nethack plus the freebsd-games package (and any other fun ASCII treasures I run across). However I've got a new-found focus...
  19. alie

    Fortune/joke on terminal

    Hi guys, Anyone knows how to enable fortune cookie/joke on terminal like this screenshot ?
  20. alie

    Fortune teller on terminal/konsole

    Hi guys, Anyone knows how to embed fortune teller to xterm/terminal/konsole ? -Alie