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-====== ASCII Gaming on SDF-EU ======+====== ASCII Gaming on SDF... ======
  
 Who says you need to shell out $500US for a video card to play a decent game? Who says you need to shell out $500US for a video card to play a decent game?
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 That is not to say, however, that text games are "​old"​ or "​outdated"​ or that games that were created decades ago cannot still be fun. Not only are some of the older ASCII games still incredibly playable and enjoyable today but there are many ASCII games still in active development with new ones being created all the time. That is not to say, however, that text games are "​old"​ or "​outdated"​ or that games that were created decades ago cannot still be fun. Not only are some of the older ASCII games still incredibly playable and enjoyable today but there are many ASCII games still in active development with new ones being created all the time.
  
-SDF-EU has a good selection of text based games for your enjoyment with many genres from which to choose. Within those categories you'll also find a diverse selection of games. Maybe you are looking for a quick hit of space invaders while your code compiles. Perhaps you'd like to start a game of nethack which could take you many sessions ​over many months to complete. If you'd like to sit and play a game of tetris by yourself SDF-EU can accommodate you but if you'd rather interact with other SDFers in a game of mazewar or netris those options are also available. No matter what your preferences are, no matter what your current mood is, odds are good that SDF-EU will have something for you.+SDF has a good selection of text based games for your enjoyment with many genres from which to choose. Within those categories you'll also find a diverse selection of games. Maybe you are looking for a quick hit of space invaders while your code compiles. Perhaps you'd like to start a game of nethack which could take you many session ​over many months to complete. If you'd like to sit and play a game of tetris by yourself SDF can accommodate you but if you'd rather interact with other SDFers in a game of mazewar or netris those options are also available. No matter what your preferences are, no matter what your current mood is, odds are good that SDF will have something for you. 
 ===== General Tips ===== ===== General Tips =====
  
-All games are started by typing the game's name at the command line on the appropriate system. You may be able to get information on command line options and game play by typing ​''​man gamename'' ​on SDF-EU.+All games are started by typing the game's name at the command line on the appropriate system. You may be able to get information on command line options and game play by typing ​//man gamename// on SDF or //help gamename// on twenex.org(TOPS-20).
  
 Please keep in mind that many of these games utilize the "​vi"​ keys for directional movement. Please keep in mind that many of these games utilize the "​vi"​ keys for directional movement.
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 Also, most games contain some sort of in game help. To get the most out of your ASCII gaming experience, it is advised that you consult this during your first time playing a particular game. This is especially useful for text adventure and RPG/Dungeon games as the author has frequently written a back-story which is typically both entertaining and useful during game play. Also, most games contain some sort of in game help. To get the most out of your ASCII gaming experience, it is advised that you consult this during your first time playing a particular game. This is especially useful for text adventure and RPG/Dungeon games as the author has frequently written a back-story which is typically both entertaining and useful during game play.
  
-Did you play a game on SDF-EU and loved it? Hated it? Then use the ''​game-review'' ​command at the SDF-EU shell to submit a review for [[http://​ascii-games.org|ascii-games.org]]. Your reviews will help others find a game that suits their gaming tastes.+Did you play a game on SDF and loved it? Hated it? Then use the //"game-review"// ​command at the SDF shell to submit a review for [[http://​ascii-games.org|ascii-games.org]]. Your reviews will help others find a game that suits their gaming tastes.
  
 ===== Games by Category ===== ===== Games by Category =====
  
-Here is a rough categorization of the games available on SDF-EU. A complete list of games on SDF-EU can always be found by typing ​''​games'' ​at the shell prompt. Please visit [[http://​ascii-games.org|ascii-games.org]] for user submitted reviews of these games.+Here is a rough categorization of the games available on SDF and SDF's TOPS-20 system. A complete list of games on SDF can always be found by typing ​//"games"// ​at the shell prompt. TOPS-20 games can be listed by typing //"​help games"//​ on twenex.org. Please visit [[http://​ascii-games.org|ascii-games.org]] for user submitted reviews of these games.
  
 ==== Text Adventure ==== ==== Text Adventure ====