[its-hackers] Files for the Trivia game

Eric Swenson eric at swenson.org
Wed Jan 27 16:05:49 CET 2021

This is standard behavior. A muddle program requiring a library module or sav/fixup file will enter a loop with a .open and .sleep. If you suddenly provide it, it will continue running. 

When getting Zork compiling and assembling and running, from am empty machine (well, void of middle-related files), I ran into this several times until I provided the expected files.

-- Eric

> On Jan 27, 2021, at 07:00, Lars Brinkhoff <lars at nocrew.org> wrote:
> Hello,
> MIT has released these files related to the Trivia game:
> https://github.com/MITDDC/trivia-1976-1977
> There are various SAVE, BIN, and Muddle source files.  The game wants
> you to have a _MSGS_ file in your home directory.  I can start it, but
> it doesn't do anything beoynd this:
> *trivia^K!
> Documentation in MADMAN;TVDOC >.
> Send mail describing any bugs encountered to TAA.
> If TRIVIA absolutely refuses to work, :xfile taa;tvdown >.
> It seems to be stuck in a loop trying to open MUDTMP; PMAP SAV54.

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