Re: SOFTWARE: Do you play computer games?

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Mon Feb 25 2002 - 17:22:35 MST

sineo wrote:
> Do you play computer games?


> If you do please tell me what kind of,
> what's yor favorite title, and do you
> know any computer game with large
> +ACI-extropian/transhuman thought+ACI-content.

I have played Warcraft, which is fun from the POV of managing and
growing a whole community, managing limited resources (and then going
and using it to clobber the Orcs with it). Quake and Duke Nukem are fun
from a first person shooters, and Mission Impossible is similarly fun.

I am currently playing with X-Plane, a flight simulator which allows you
to download different planes off the web, as well as allowing the user
to design their own aircraft. I just finished designing a sim of XCOR's
EZ-Rocket, and am working on designing various air-to-air missiles as
well as bombs of various models for a hoped for combat plug-in to the
sim. I'm also designing a V-1 buzzbomb (Fiesler FI-103) in it as well as
the manned variant, the FI-103 R-IV Reichenberg, in X-Plane's
Plane-Maker. X-Plane also allows you to design and fly aircraft on the
planet Mars, as well as fly re-entry maneuvers with the Space Shuttle.
You can build spacecraft in X-Plane and fly them in space, since it
treats planets as globes and not planar environments like most sims do.

Because of this do-it-yourself design capability, and the interplanetary
capabilities as well, I consider X-Plane to be the creme de la creme of
extropic video games.

The game I use the most is Freecell, waiting for pesky websites to load.
My win average with it is about 63% playing at breakneck speed.

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