@emacsen Was only able to add four options. Voting doesn’t establish an obligation, just gauging interest and preference. :)
For the record, when I did this, the Apple II/e wasn't "vintage computing". It was a little out of date, for sure, but not "vintage".
I don't remember what mode it was, other than I had a small text area at the bottom of the screen too.
Do you know about the story of tron and protected memory?
@emacsen I don’t know the story of tron and protected memory, at least it isn’t ringing a bell.
You could have been in lo or high res graphics mode, both support a graphics + text mode, which is just an additional memory soft switch you hit when switching modes.
(I’ve been dealing with this a lot recently.. it’s fresh in my mind.)
Games I played back then which you may know (or not!):
Mickey's Space Adventure
Agent USA (though I played on Commodore)
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego
Pinball Construction Set (I played on PC but such an innovative game)
I also have a vague recollection of something like a magazine called Scholastic, and they'd occasionally come with sort of mini-computer games.
@emacsen That’s an amazing story, and it’s giving me ideas for things I could recreate on our Apple II+
The funny thing is, a lot of those games were remade in the 90s and I played them in grade school on old Windows computers.
I haven’t played a lot of them on older hardware, though. I’m familiar with King’s Quest, but we only have a monochrome CRT currently.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.