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1981? That's recent.
How about a 1971 computer - PDP/8 with 32K of memory? OS/8 capture follows:
Welcome to Adventure!! Would you like instructions?
Somewhere nearby is Colossal Cave, where others have found fortunes
in treasure and gold,though it is rumored that some who enter are never
seen again. Magic is said to work in the cave. I will be your eyes
and hands. Direct me with commands of 1 or 2 words. I should warn
you that I look at only the first four letters of each word,so you'll
have to enter "northeast" as "ne" to distinguish it from "north".
(Should you get stuck, type "help" for some general hints. For
information on how to end your adventure, etc., type "INFO".)
- - -
This program was originally developed by Willie Crowther. Most of
the features of the current program were added by Don Woods.
This version, for the PDP-8, was done by Rick Murphy. it is
based on a version for RT-11 done by Bob Supnik.
You are standing at the end of a road before a small brick building.
Around you is a forest. A small stream flows out of the building and
down a gully.
> go east
You are inside a building, a well house for a large spring.
There are some keys on the ground here.
There is a shiny brass lamp nearby.
There is food here.
There is a bottle of water here.
> drink water
The bottle of water is now empty.
> eat food
Thank you, it was delicious!
Woot! Now 100+ woots for me!
That's 87 woots (Including Twelve Bats On Crack!), 12 Sellout.woots, 8 wine.woots and 4 kids.woots, and finally, 2 shirt.woots!