Ascii Patrol Forum

General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: gumix on April 11, 2016, 09:07:03 pm

Title: What is this Ascii Patrol all about?
Post by: gumix on April 11, 2016, 09:07:03 pm
Ascii Patrol is a one guy's project who imagined to bring "Moon Patrol" arcade game developed by IREM in 1982 to text consoles in form of ascii game.

"Moon Patrol" wiki page: (

Ascii Game, (more formally: Text based game) wiki page: (

Some Ascii Patrol game tech specs:
- pure 7-bit ascii charset (aka oldschool ASCII Art)
- 2 modes: black-on-white & 16 color ansi palette
- resolution: anything between 80x25 - 160x50 (in characters)
- platforms: FreeDOS, Windows, Cygwin, Linux, js/html (web browsers)
- optional input handling via X11 (with ssh tunneling too)
- sound is at the moment out of the road map