Rogue: Mctesq was here

Alan Perry aperry at
Sat Nov 19 09:26:11 CST 2016

Of course, it is better to run it on vintage hardware to get the full experience, but there is an Java applet version that runs in a browser -

There is also an iPhone port (last updated in 2008, so that's vintage as far as iOS, right?).


> On Nov 18, 2016, at 22:05, Richard Loken <rlloken at> wrote:
> So I am 35 days from retirement and I have been cleaning up the office
> and my Redhat Linux workstation and in /usr/local/src I found:
>    linuxrogue-0.3.7-roguecentral.tar
> So I exploded the tar ball and compiled it and it crashed so I carted it
> over to one of our Tru64 Unix Alpha boxes, took the 'g' off "gcc" in the
> makefile, used sed to change ncurses to curses where ever it could be
> found and compiled it.  AND IT WORKS SWELL!
> Rogue is as addictive today as it was in 1982 on the VAX-11/780 running
> 4.2bsd.  I think I will port it to OpenVMS and run it on my AS4100.
> -- 
>  Richard Loken VE6BSV, Systems Programmer - VMS   : "...underneath those
>  Athabasca University                   : tuques we wear, our
>  Athabasca, Alberta Canada               : heads are naked!"
>  ** rlloken at **                         :    - Arthur Black

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