Playing Mel Kaye’s LPG-30 Black Jack

Oh sure, the tale is as old as time itself, but how does one play the original Royal McBee LPG-30 game?

Something very Fallout’esque about this modern miracle of miniaturization!

Thankfully it’s all covered here: Using the SIMH LGP-30 emulator | Obsolescence Guaranteed

For the impatient the short story is this on a SIMH LGP prompt:

SET CPU LGP30
SET CPU TAPE
LOAD BKJCK.TX
SET CPU MANUAL
G -T 4500
g

Naturally you’ll need the game as well which is currently on FTP at ftp.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de . Obviously thanks to our google overlords FTP is no longer integrated in the browser because the browser is only http, not gopher, telnet, ftp .. who needs to be universal?

You’ll find it in the /pub/cm/lgp30/papertapes/Games directory.

Important things is that your yes/no should be inputted as y’ or n’ The game will stop SIMH so you need to ‘g’ to start again.

FUN!

Although this comes up time and time again, I found this hacker news post, that actually has a picture of Mel, showing that he was in fact a real person.

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