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M.U.L.E.
« on: May 04, 2011, 05:22:46 pm »
I just discovered this great game that my dad used to play as a kid: M.U.L.E.. It is a strategy / economic game for the Atari 800 computer, where you develop plots of land and exchange resources in a free market invironment. Different resources have different uses in the otherworld economy: Food lets you do things, Energy drives your M.U.L.E.s (the mule-like robots that you install on the land), and Smithore is used to make more MULES. It is very complex for an Atari game, with 4 player support, various real economic concepts (such as supply and demand pricing, as well as economies of scale), other ways to earn free money, etc. What's more, the Atari 800 emulator that comes with the game supports ONLINE MULTIPLAYER! Please download at http://www.atarimule.com/downloads.htm. I hope that we can get some games started over IRC!
« Last Edit: May 05, 2011, 10:18:02 am by Compynerd255 »
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Re: M.U.L.E.
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2011, 06:05:19 pm »
This looks like a good game. I just loaded it with wine on my computer. Ithought the client it uses was over the internet not IRC. how would this work over IRC?
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Re: M.U.L.E.
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2011, 06:56:00 pm »
You communicate with someone on IRC, then start a game, I'd assume.

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Re: M.U.L.E.
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2011, 10:17:23 am »
You communicate with someone on IRC, then start a game, I'd assume.
Yes, that's the idea. The Kalliera client requires you to specify your joystick port for the shared emulator, which requires that you coordinate games beforehand. OmnomIRC (or a private chat session) could also be used to chat ingame - a must for the game to be fun.

We could also use this forum to discuss game strategies and post screenshots of your colony.

EDIT: And I'm also thinking of porting this game to 83 Plus after Eitrix is done.
« Last Edit: May 05, 2011, 12:04:01 pm by Compynerd255 »
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