On Wed, Jul 26, 2000 at 08:49:20PM -0700, Daniel Damouth wrote:
> Yes, they did.  The unix strategy game empire is another client-server
> real-time internet game (though not graphical) that goes wayyyy back.  I
> can't seem to find a history file right now, but it goes back at least into
> the 80's.


> individualized smart clients are part of the game.
> I used to write my own tools to play.

Empire was awesome.  Those smart scripting clients were definitely critical
to playing well.  There was just no way to do everything within the daily
time limit.  Our computer room also had some extra wide type-set printers
(200 column+) that were particularly good for printing out huge maps.

I actually stopped playing Empire just as the X based clients got introduced.
There were some pretty nifty VT340 graphics clients later on, too.

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