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Today I installed IRIX 6.5 on my Indigo2. I also installed a bunch of software like Maya 6 so I have a period accurate CG workstation for my N64 adventures.

Managed to install MS-DOS 6.2 in MAME in a pc9801 while copying down useful verbs I didn’t recognize and stuff

The original compiler never surfaced but the bytecode language was reverse-engineered back in the late 80s-early 90s (which gave us Inform). The original ZIL language was a mystery until documentation surfaced in the form of an original Infocom manual.

I'm using ZILF ( to compile my own ZIL code into version 3 Z-code story files which run in Frotz (and presumably original Infocom interpreters but I don't have any downloaded).

ZIL is a simplified functional language based on MDL for the PDP-10. It's not a full-featured lisp, having only the features that are required to run a text-based adventure game on a late 1970s microcomputer. So yes to functions and macros and such, no to car or cdr.

It compiles to Z-code, which runs in an interpreter that's been ported to basically every computer platform capable of text I/O.

@bcallah Hey, if you get any packages uploaded (specifically wget would be SUPER HELPFUL) let me know! Thanks!

Otherwise, if you know the flags to set up an amd64 -> hppa 32-bit compiler, I can build the ports tree on my PC.

upgrading to 6.5 snapshot so I can install @bcallah's packages later

I still don't know what those errors are

Good news: 6.4 installed!

Bad news: There's no hppa packages folder for 6.4...

@bcallah Hey, quick question since you're the expert: My 715 has a CRX framebuffer. How can I redirect OpenBSD's video output to it from the built-in framebuffer?

Famous last words: no I will not write a Z-code compiler just because I saw all that lisp-based Infocom source code

but wouldn’t it be cool to produce a .z3 file that said “eat my shorts” and ran on every computer system ever made as of 1982

urge to add a screen like this to my 386 operating system rising

my SGI Impact2 R10000 has arrived

but I need to order some drive sleds so I can't use it yet lol

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I posted this because I needed :blobcat: for something and a bunch of you florped it


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