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Orion

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Orion_1.82.sit (43.15 KB)
For System 1 - 5 - Mac OS 9
Emulation
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

This program is a simulation of space flight in a hypothetical space-ship capable of traveling several million times the speed of light (as perceived by the passenger). By operating pitch, yaw, roll and thrust controls, the user may fly the simulator to other planets in the Solar System, and to nearby stars.

There was at least one "easter egg": If you flew near Pluto and positioned in such a way that Pluto was visible and was blocking the Sun, the game would send you through a wormhole to a randomly-selected star. The phrase "Umbra Plutato, Nu Wop, Nu Wop!" was a Dartmouth inside joke referring to "Data potato du wop du wop!", an error message displayed by the "Avatar" smart terminal (used mainly for word-processing, but a stand-alone microcomputer in its own right.) The "Data potato" phrase was a quote from a full-page cartoon by James Stevenson in the New Yorker magazine (1979 August 20, page 29).

  — Robert P. Munafo

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k

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IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2014, September 27 - 4:11pm

Smile

papa's picture
by papa - 2014, September 27 - 12:33am
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I stand corrected and have restored the architecture information.

Still a cool game, though. Smile

by mrdav - 2014, September 26 - 11:09pm

@papa:

IIGS User is right. This cannot be a PPC game if it was released in 1988. Using NativeChecker will show you that this is 68k only. Lots of 68k applications run OK on PPC Macs but they are still 68k architecture.

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by IIGS_User - 2014, September 26 - 6:39pm

It runs fine on my Power Mac G4 Cube so I added "PPC" to the compatible architectures.

I think this part is meant to the architecture the game is based on. See the application NativeChecker for details. Wink

papa's picture
by papa - 2014, September 26 - 6:00pm
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Very cool game.

It runs fine on my Power Mac G4 Cube so I added "PPC" to the compatible architectures.

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by vintagegeek - 2013, December 31 - 12:39am

I added a few more screen shots to show grid, instructions and cross-hairs.

by watchsmart - 2013, June 16 - 5:56pm

This game is awesome. And it's a good use of Mini vMac's magnification and speed control features! Just be sure to read the instructions.