[Blindapple] Accessible games disks

Jayson Smith jaybird at bluegrasspals.com
Thu Nov 7 06:47:18 EST 2013


I'd be interested to have a look at what you come up with. I know there 
are probably thousands of BASIC games which are perfectly accessible 
using Textalker, that we never knew about.

On 11/7/2013 3:41 AM, Tony Baechler wrote:
> Hi all,
> As you probably know if you've looked at Asimov and Jayson's emulator disk
> library, there are tons of disk images out there to sort through.  I've
> begun going through some and have found a few games that talk, but aren't as
> such on talking disks.  In other words, they work fine with Textalker but
> aren't specifically made for the blind.  I remember some of them from a long
> time ago while others are new to me.  Some require Integer and others don't.
>   I was thinking that it wouldn't be hard to copy them to my own set of
> talking game disks as I find them.  There are literally thousands of disk
> images with public domain and free games on them, so it would be next to
> impossible for one person to find only those games that talk without
> spending many hours.  Believe it or not, I find it fun to sort through them.
>   Even though Jayson doesn't give me credit, I was the one who sorted through
> most of the disks in the emulator section of his site.  As I find games
> which talk, I can copy them to my own games disks and share them so people
> don't have to go through the same sets of disk images multiple times.  If
> people are interested, I can either post them here as I finish them or I can
> upload them somewhere.  I thought about setting up my own disk library for
> the purpose, but if someone else already has something set up, no point in
> reinventing the wheel.  Contact me if you want me to upload my talking games
> disks somewhere or let me know if I should just post them here.  In other
> words, I'm interested in an ftp account if there is a working disk library
> server, but I can just as easily post disks here as I finish them.  They
> would probably be in the form tbgam001.dsk and the games would be copied in
> the order I find them.
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