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Family tree of xconq

vejeta-2
Hello,

I was looking for the old games of Unix, the ones I usually played years
ago.

I was interested in knowing the relationships between them.

It seems Empire served as inspiration for Conquer (Ed.Barlow) and this one
inspired Dominion (aka Stony Brook), also Empire inspired many many others,
like was stated in the
montly posting in rec.games.empire and rec.news
http://groups.google.es/group/news.answers/browse_thread/thread/f101cb2f5092 
c2a1/1fee11800033b76a?lnk=st&q=xconq+barlow&rnum=2#1fee11800033b76a

Today I checked:

http://sourceware.org/xconq/family-tree.html 

<<
1986

Initial work on a curses-based Empire clone, manual entry of large world map
earth1.map (now earth-1deg.g)
>>

I wonder if xconq was inspired by conquer in his ideas, or name, or just
directly by Empire itself.

Cheers,

Juan
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Re: Family tree of xconq

Stan Shebs
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> I wonder if xconq was inspired by conquer in his ideas, or name, or
> just directly by Empire itself.
> Cheers,
> Juan

Directly by Walter Bright's version - U. Utah had bought a VAX 11/750,
and it
came preinstalled with VMS, including some games. I got hooked on Empire,
and played it a lot in the month or two before they got around to installing
Unix on the machine. The following year I started thinking about writing
a clone
of it that ran on Unix, as a break from the rigors of grad school. The X
interface was
inspired by a snippy remark from a fellow grad student who saw the curses
version and was unimpressed...

Stan