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8 REM MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL COMPUTING CONSORTIUM STAFF
9 REM PROGRAMMING REVISIONS BY DON RAWITSCH - 1975
11 REM CURRENT VERSION - 3/27/75
15 REM FOR THE MEANING OF THE VARIABLES USED, LIST LINES 4900-4960
25 PRINT "DO YOU NEED INSTRUCTIONS (YES/NO)";
30 DIM C$[5]
35 INPUT C$
40 IF C$="NO" THEN 400
45 PRINT LIN(2)
59 REM INSTRUCTIONS
60 PRINT "THIS PROGRAM SIMULATES A TRIP OVER THE OREGON TRAIL FROM"
65 PRINT "INDEPENDENCE, MISSOURI TO OREGON CITY, OREGON IN 1847."
70 PRINT "YOUR FAMILY OF FIVE WILL COVER THE 2000 MILE OREGON TRAIL"
75 PRINT "IN 5-6 MONTHS --- IF YOU MAKE IT ALIVE."
80 PRINT
85 PRINT "YOU HAD SAVED $900 TO SPEND FOR THE TRIP, AND YOU'VE JUST"
90 PRINT " PAID $200 FOR A WAGON."
95 PRINT "YOU WILL NEED TO SPEND THE REST OF YOUR MONEY ON THE"
100 PRINT " FOLLOWING ITEMS:"
105 PRINT
110 PRINT " OXEN - YOU CAN SPEND $200-$300 ON YOUR TEAM"
115 PRINT " THE MORE YOU SPEND, THE FASTER YOU'LL GO"
120 PRINT " BECAUSE YOU'LL HAVE BETTER ANIMALS"
125 PRINT
130 PRINT " FOOD - THE MORE YOU HAVE, THE LESS CHANCE THERE"
135 PRINT " IS OF GETTING SICK"
140 PRINT
145 PRINT " AMMUNITION - $1 BUYS A BELT OF 50 BULLETS"
150 PRINT " YOU WILL NEED BULLETS FOR ATTACKS BY ANIMALS"
155 PRINT " AND BANDITS, AND FOR HUNTING FOOD"
160 PRINT
165 PRINT " CLOTHING - THIS IS ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT FOR THE COLD"
170 PRINT " WEATHER YOU WILL ENCOUNTER WHEN CROSSING"
175 PRINT " THE MOUNTAINS"
180 PRINT
185 PRINT " MISCELLANEOUS SUPPLIES - THIS INCLUDES MEDICINE AND"
190 PRINT " OTHER THINGS YOU WILL NEED FOR SICKNESS"
195 PRINT " AND EMERGENCY REPAIRS"
205 PRINT LIN(2)
210 PRINT "YOU CAN SPEND ALL YOUR MONEY BEFORE YOU START YOUR TRIP -"
215 PRINT "OR YOU CAN SAVE SOME OF YOUR CASH TO SPEND AT FORTS ALONG"
220 PRINT "THE WAY WHEN YOU RUN LOW. HOWEVER, ITEMS COST MORE AT"
225 PRINT "THE FORTS. YOU CAN ALSO GO HUNTING ALONG THE WAY TO GET"
230 PRINT "MORE FOOD."
235 PRINT "WHENEVER YOU HAVE TO USE YOUR TRUSTY RIFLE ALONG THE WAY,"
240 PRINT "YOU WILL SEE THE WORDS: TYPE BANG. THE FASTER YOU TYPE"
245 PRINT "IN THE WORD 'BANG' AND HIT THE 'RETURN' KEY, THE BETTER"
250 PRINT "LUCK YOU'LL HAVE WITH YOUR GUN."
260 PRINT
262 PRINT "WHEN ASKED TO ENTER MONEY AMOUNTS, DON'T USE A '$'."
263 PRINT
265 PRINT "GOOD LUCK!!!"
399 REM INITIAL PURCHASES
400 X1=-1
405 K8=S4=F1=F2=M=M9=D3=0
410 PRINT LIN(2)
415 PRINT "HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT TO SPEND ON YOUR OXEN TEAM";
420 INPUT A
425 IF A >= 200 THEN 440
430 PRINT "NOT ENOUGH"
435 GOTO 415
440 IF A <= 300 THEN 455
445 PRINT "TOO MUCH"
450 GOTO 415
455 PRINT "HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT TO SPEND ON FOOD";
460 INPUT F
470 IF F >= 0 THEN 485
475 PRINT "IMPOSSIBLE"
480 GOTO 455
485 PRINT "HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT TO SPEND ON AMMUNITION";
490 INPUT B
495 IF B >= 0 THEN 510
500 PRINT "IMPOSSIBLE"
505 GOTO 485
510 PRINT "HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT TO SPEND ON CLOTHING";
515 INPUT C
520 IF C >= 0 THEN 535
525 PRINT "IMPOSSIBLE"
530 GOTO 510
535 PRINT "HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT TO SPEND ON MISCELANEOUS SUPPLIES";
540 INPUT M1
545 IF M1 >= 0 THEN 560
550 PRINT "IMPOSSIBLE"
555 GOTO 535
560 T=700-A-F-B-C-M1
565 IF T >= 0 THEN 580
570 PRINT "YOU OVERSPENT--YOU ONLY HAD $700 TO SPEND. BUY AGAIN"
575 GOTO 410
580 B=50*B
585 PRINT "AFTER ALL YOUR PURCHASES, YOU NOW HAVE";T;"DOLLARS LEFT"
590 PRINT
595 PRINT "MONDAY MARCH 29 1847"
600 PRINT
605 GOTO 1000
700 IF M >= 2040 OR D3>17 THEN 4000
709 REM SETTING DATE
710 D3=D3+1
715 PRINT
720 PRINT "MONDAY ";
725 IF D3>10 THEN 735
730 GOTO D3 OF 740,750,760,770,780,790,800,810,820,830
735 GOTO D3-10 OF 840,850,860,870,880,890,900
740 PRINT "APRIL 12 ";
744 GOTO 910
750 PRINT "APRIL 26 ";
755 GOTO 910
760 PRINT "MAY 10 ";
765 GOTO 910
770 PRINT "MAY 24 ";
775 GOTO 910
780 PRINT "JUNE 7 ";
785 GOTO 910
790 PRINT "JUNE 21 ";
795 GOTO 910
800 PRINT "JULY 5 ";
805 GOTO 910
810 PRINT "JULY 19 ";
815 GOTO 910
820 PRINT "AUGUST 2 ";
825 GOTO 910
830 PRINT "AUGUST 16 ";
835 GOTO 910
840 PRINT "AUGUST 31 ";
845 GOTO 910
850 PRINT "SEPTEMBER 13 ";
855 GOTO 910
860 PRINT "SEPTEMBER 27 ";
865 GOTO 910
870 PRINT "OCTOBER 11 ";
875 GOTO 910
880 PRINT "OCTOBER 25 ";
885 GOTO 910
890 PRINT "NOVEMBER 8 ";
895 GOTO 910
900 PRINT "NOVEMBER 22 ";
910 PRINT "1847"
915 PRINT
999 REM BEGINNING EACH TURN
1000 IF F >= 0 THEN 1015
1010 F=0
1015 IF B >= 0 THEN 1025
1020 B=0
1025 IF C >= 0 THEN 1035
1030 C=0
1035 IF M1 >= 0 THEN 1045
1040 M1=0
1045 IF F >= 12 THEN 1055
1050 PRINT "YOU'D BETTER DO SOME HUNTING OR BUY FOOD AND SOON!!!!"
1055 F=INT(F)
1060 B=INT(B)
1065 C=INT(C)
1070 M1=INT(M1)
1075 T=INT(T)
1080 M=INT(M)
1085 M2=M
1090 IF S4=1 THEN 1105
1095 IF K8=1 THEN 1105
1100 GOTO 1130
1105 T=T-20
1110 IF T<0 THEN 3520
1115 PRINT "DOCTOR'S BILL IS $20"
1120 LET K8=S4=0
1130 IF M9=1 THEN 1145
1135 PRINT "TOTAL MILEAGE IS";M
1140 GOTO 1160
1145 PRINT "TOTAL MILEAGE IS 950"
1150 M9=0
1160 PRINT "FOOD","BULLETS","CLOTHING","MISC. SUPP.","CASH"
1165 PRINT F,B,C,M1,T
1300 IF X1=-1 THEN 1350
1305 X1=X1*-1
1310 PRINT "DO YOU WANT TO (1) STOP AT THE NEXT FORT, (2) HUNT, ";
1315 PRINT "OR (3) CONTINUE"
1320 INPUT X
1325 IF X>2 THEN 1340
1330 IF X<1 THEN 1340
1332 LET X=INT(X)
1335 GOTO 1400
1340 LET X=3
1345 GOTO 1400
1350 PRINT "DO YOU WANT TO (1) HUNT, OR (2) CONTINUE"
1355 INPUT X
1360 IF X=1 THEN 1370
1365 LET X=2
1370 LET X=X+1
1375 IF X=3 THEN 1395
1380 IF B>39 THEN 1395
1385 PRINT "TOUGH---YOU NEED MORE BULLETS TO GO HUNTING"
1390 GOTO 1350
1395 X1=X1*-1
1400 GOTO X OF 1500,1700,1800
1499 REM STOPPING AT FORT
1500 PRINT "ENTER WHAT YOU WISH TO SPEND ON THE FOLLOWING"
1505 PRINT "FOOD";
1510 GOSUB 1520
1515 GOTO 1555
1520 INPUT P
1525 IF P<0 THEN 1550
1530 T=T-P
1535 IF T >= 0 THEN 1550
1537 PRINT "YOU DON'T HAVE THAT MUCH--KEEP YOUR SPENDING DOWN"
1540 T=T+P
1545 P=0
1550 RETURN
1555 F=F+2/3*P
1560 PRINT "AMMUNITION";
1565 GOSUB 1520
1570 LET B=INT(B+2/3*P*50)
1575 PRINT "CLOTHING";
1580 GOSUB 1520
1585 C=C+2/3*P
1590 PRINT "MISCELLANEOUS SUPPLIES";
1595 GOSUB 1520
1600 M1=M1+2/3*P
1605 M=M-45
1610 GOTO 1800
1699 REM HUNTING
1700 IF B>39 THEN 1715
1705 PRINT "TOUGH---YOU NEED MORE BULLETS TO GO HUNTING"
1710 GOTO 1310
1715 M=M-45
1720 GOSUB 4500
1725 IF B1 <= 1 THEN 1755
1730 IF 100*RND(0)<13*B1 THEN 1780
1735 F=F+48-2*B1
1740 PRINT "NICE SHOT--RIGHT THROUGH THE NECK--FEAST TONIGHT!!"
1745 B=B-10-3*B1
1750 GOTO 1800
1752 REM BELLS IN LINE 1755
1755 PRINT "RI"'7"GHT BETWEE"'7"N THE EYE"'7"S---YOU GOT A"'7" BIG ONE!!"'7"!!"
1765 F=F+52+RND(0)6
1770 B=B-10-RND(0)*4
1775 GOTO 1800
1780 PRINT "SORRY---NO LUCK TODAY"
1800 IF F >= 13 THEN 1900
1805 GOTO 3500
1899 REM *
EATING**
1900 PRINT "DO YOU WANT TO EAT (1) POORLY (2) MODERATELY"
1902 PRINT "OR (3) WELL";
1905 INPUT E
1910 IF E>3 THEN 1900
1915 IF E<1 THEN 1900
1920 LET E=INT(E)
1930 LET F=F-8-5*E
1935 IF F >= 0 THEN 2000
1940 F=F+8+5*E
1945 PRINT "YOU CAN'T EAT THAT WELL"
1950 GOTO 1900
2000 LET M=M+200+(A-220)/5+10*RND(0)
2005 L1=C1=0
2099 REM RIDERS ATTACK
2100 IF RND(0)10>((M/100-4)^2+72)/((M/100-4)^2+12)-1 THEN 2500
2105 PRINT "RIDERS AHEAD. THEY ";
2110 S5=0
2115 IF RND(0).2 THEN 2165
2160 S5=1-S5
2165 INPUT T1
2170 IF T1<1 THEN 2140
2175 IF T1>4 THEN 2140
2180 T1=INT(T1)
2185 IF S5=1 THEN 2330
2190 IF T1>1 THEN 2220
2195 M=M+20
2200 M1=M1-15
2205 B=B-150
2210 A=A-40
2215 GOTO 2395
2220 IF T1>2 THEN 2285
2225 GOSUB 4500
2230 B=B-B1*40-80
2235 IF B1>1 THEN 2250
2240 PRINT "NICE SHOOTING---YOU DROVE THEM OFF"
2245 GOTO 2395
2250 IF B1 <= 4 THEN 2275
2255 PRINT "LOUSY SHOT---YOU GOT KNIFED"
2260 K8=1
2265 PRINT "YOU HAVE TO SEE OL' DOC BLANCHARD"
2270 GOTO 2395
2275 PRINT "KINDA SLOW WITH YOUR COLT .45"
2280 GOTO 2395
2285 IF T1>3 THEN 2310
2290 IF RND(0)>.8 THEN 2390
2295 LET B=B-150
2300 M1=M1-15
2305 GOTO 2395
2310 GOSUB 4500
2315 B=B-B1*30-80
2320 M=M-25
2325 GOTO 2235
2330 IF T1>1 THEN 2350
2335 M=M+15
2340 A=A-10
2345 GOTO 2395
2350 IF T1>2 THEN 2370
2355 M=M-5
2360 B=B-100
2365 GOTO 2395
2370 IF T1>3 THEN 2380
2375 GOTO 2395
2380 M=M-20
2385 GOTO 2395
2390 PRINT "THEY DID NOT ATTACK"
2392 GOTO 2500
2395 IF S5=0 THEN 2410
2400 PRINT "RIDERS WERE FRIENDLY, BUT CHECK FOR POSSIBLE LOSSES"
2405 GOTO 2500
2410 PRINT "RIDERS WERE HOSTILE--CHECK FOR LOSSES"
2415 IF B >= 0 THEN 2500
2420 PRINT "YOU RAN OUT OF BULLETS AND GOT MASSACRED BY THE RIDERS"
2425 GOTO 3600
2499 REM *
SELECTION OF EVENTS**
2500 LET D1=0
2505 RESTORE
2510 R1=100*RND(TIM(0))
2515 LET D1=D1+1
2520 IF D1=16 THEN 3020
2525 READ D
2530 IF R1>D THEN 2515
2535 DATA 6,11,13,15,17,22,32,35,37,42,44,54,64,69,95
2537 IF D1>10 THEN 2545
2540 GOTO D1 OF 2550,2570,2590,2615,2630,2645,2660,2690,2785,2810
2545 GOTO D1-10 OF 2825,2860,2885,2970,2990,3020
2550 PRINT "WAGON BREAKS DOWN--LOSE TIME AND SUPPLIES FIXING IT"
2555 LET M=M-15-5*RND(0)
2560 LET M1=M1-8
2565 GOTO 3100
2570 PRINT "OX INJURES LEG---SLOWS YOU DOWN REST OF TRIP"
2575 LET M=M-25
2580 LET A=A-20
2585 GOTO 3100
2590 PRINT "BAD LUCK---YOUR DAUGHTER BROKE HER ARM"
2595 PRINT "YOU HAD TO STOP AND USE SUPPLIES TO MAKE A SLING"
2600 M=M-5-4*RND(0)
2605 M1=M1-2-3*RND(0)
2610 GOTO 3100
2615 PRINT "OX WANDERS OFF---SPEND TIME LOOKING FOR IT"
2620 M=M-17
2625 GOTO 3100
2630 PRINT "YOUR SON GETS LOST---SPEND HALF THE DAY LOOKING FOR HIM"
2635 M=M-10
2640 GOTO 3100
2645 PRINT "UNSAFE WATER--LOSE TIME LOOKING FOR CLEAN SPRING"
2650 LET M=M-10*RND(0)-2
2655 GOTO 3100
2660 IF M>950 THEN 2935
2665 PRINT "HEAVY RAINS---TIME AND SUPPLIES LOST"
2670 F=F-10
2672 B=B-500
2675 M1=M1-15
2680 M=M-10*RND(0)-5
2685 GOTO 3100
2690 PRINT "BANDITS ATTACK"
2700 GOSUB 4500
2705 B=B-20*B1
2715 IF B >= 0 THEN 2735
2720 PRINT "YOU RAN OUT OF BULLETS---THEY GET LOTS OF CASH"
2725 T=T/3
2730 GOTO 2740
2735 IF B1 <= 1 THEN 2770
2740 PRINT "YOU GOT SHOT IN THE LEG AND THEY TOOK ONE OF YOUR OXEN"
2745 K8=1
2750 PRINT "BETTER HAVE A DOC LOOK AT YOUR WOUND"
2755 M1=M1-5
2760 A=A-20
2765 GOTO 3100
2770 PRINT "QUICKEST DRAW OUTSIDE OF DODGE CITY!!!"
2775 PRINT "YOU GOT 'EM!"
2780 GOTO 3100
2785 PRINT "THERE WAS A FIRE IN YOUR WAGON--FOOD AND SUPPLIES DAMAGED"
2790 F=F-40
2792 B=B-400
2795 LET M1=M1-RND(0)8-3
2800 M=M-15
2805 GOTO 3100
2810 PRINT "LOSE YOUR WAY IN HEAVY FOG---TIME IS LOST"
2815 M=M-10-5*RND(0)
2820 GOTO 3100
2825 PRINT "YOU KILLED A POISONOUS SNAKE AFTER IT BIT YOU"
2830 B=B-10
2835 M1=M1-5
2840 IF M1 >= 0 THEN 2855
2845 PRINT "YOU DIE OF SNAKEBITE SINCE YOU HAVE NO MEDICINE"
2850 GOTO 3600
2855 GOTO 3100
2860 PRINT "WAGON GETS SWAMPED FORDING RIVER--LOSE FOOD AND CLOTHES"
2865 F=F-30
2870 C=C-20
2875 M=M-20-20*RND(0)
2880 GOTO 3100
2885 PRINT "WILD ANIMALS ATTACK!"
2887 GOSUB 4500
2889 IF B>39 THEN 2895
2890 PRINT "YOU WERE TOO LOW ON BULLETS--"
2891 PRINT "THE WOLVES OVERPOWERED YOU"
2892 K8=1
2893 GOTO 3555
2895 IF B1>2 THEN 2910
2900 PRINT "NICE SHOOTIN' PARDNER---THEY DIDN'T GET MUCH"
2905 GOTO 2915
2910 PRINT "SLOW ON THE DRAW---THEY GOT AT YOUR FOOD AND CLOTHES"
2915 B=B-20*B1
2920 C=C-B1*4
2925 F=F-B1*8
2930 GOTO 3100
2935 PRINT "COLD WEATHER---BRRRRRRR!---YOU ";
2940 IF C>22+4*RND(0) THEN 2955
2945 PRINT "DON'T ";
2950 C1=1
2955 PRINT "HAVE ENOUGH CLOTHING TO KEEP YOU WARM"
2960 IF C1=0 THEN 3100
2965 GOTO 4700
2970 PRINT "HAIL STORM---SUPPLIES DAMAGED"
2975 M=M-5-RND(0)10
2977 B=B-200
2980 M1=M1-4-RND(0)*3
2985 GOTO 3100
2990 IF E=1 THEN 4700
2995 IF E=3 THEN 3010
3000 IF RND(0)>.25 THEN 4700
3005 GOTO 3100
3010 IF RND(0)9-((M/100-15)^2+72)/((M/100-15)^2+12) THEN 3175
3110 PRINT "RUGGED MOUNTAINS"
3115 IF RND(0)>.1 THEN 3135
3120 PRINT "YOU GOT LOST---LOSE VALUABLE TIME TRYING TO FIND TRAIL!"
3125 M=M-60
3130 GOTO 3175
3135 IF RND(0)>.11 THEN 3160
3140 PRINT "WAGON DAMAGED!---LOSE TIME AND SUPPLIES"
3145 M1=M1-5
3147 B=B-200
3150 M=M-20-30
RND(0)
3155 GOTO 3175
3160 PRINT "THE GOING GETS SLOW"
3165 M=M-45-RND(0)/.02
3175 IF F1=1 THEN 3195
3180 F1=1
3185 IF RND(0)950 THEN 700
3220 M9=1
3225 GOTO 700
3300 PRINT "BLIZZARD IN MOUNTAIN PASS--TIME AND SUPPLIES LOST"
3305 L1=1
3310 F=F-25
3315 M1=M1-10
3317 B=B-300
3320 M=M-30-40*RND(0)
3325 IF C<18+2*RND(0) THEN 4700
3330 GOTO 3215
3499 REM *
DYING**
3500 PRINT "YOU RAN OUT OF FOOD AND STARVED TO DEATH"
3505 GOTO 3600
3520 LET T=0
3525 PRINT "YOU CAN'T AFFORD A DOCTOR"
3530 GOTO 3555
3550 PRINT "YOU RAN OUT MEDICAL SUPPLIES"
3555 PRINT "YOU DIED OF ";
3560 IF K8=1 THEN 3575
3565 PRINT "PNEUMONIA"
3570 GOTO 3600
3575 PRINT "INJURIES"
3600 PRINT
3602 PRINT "DO TO YOUR UNFORTUNATE SITUATION, THERE ARE A FEW"
3605 PRINT "FORMALITIES WE MUST GO THROUGH"
3610 PRINT
3615 PRINT "WOULD YOU LIKE A MINISTER?"
3620 INPUT C$
3630 PRINT "WOULD YOU LIKE A FANCY FUNERAL?"
3635 INPUT C$
3650 PRINT "WOULD YOU LIKE US TO INFORM YOUR NEXT OF KIN?"
3652 INPUT C$
3654 IF C$="YES" THEN 3670
3656 PRINT "YOUR AUNT NELLIE IN ST. LOUIS IS ANXIOUS TO HEAR"
3658 PRINT
3670 PRINT "WE THANK YOU FOR THIS INFORMATION AND WE ARE SORRY YOU"
3675 PRINT "DIDN'T MAKE IT TO THE GREAT TERRITORY OF OREGON"
3680 PRINT "BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME"
3685 PRINT
3690 PRINT
3695 PRINT TAB(30);"SINCERELY"
3700 PRINT
3705 PRINT TAB(17);"THE OREGON CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE"
3710 STOP
3999 REM FINAL TURN
4000 F9=(2040-M2)/(M-M2)
4005 F=F+(1-F9)(8+5*E)
4010 PRINT
4012 REM *BELLS IN LINES 4015, 4020

4015 PRINT "YOU"'7" FINALLY ARRI"'7"VED AT ORE"'7"GON CITY"'7
4020 PRINT "AFTER"'7" 2040 LONG MILES"'7"---HOORAY!!"'7"!!!"
4025 PRINT
4030 F9=INT(F9*14)
4035 D3=D3*14+F9
4040 F9=F9+1
4045 IF F9<8 THEN 4055
4050 F9=F9-7
4055 GOTO F9 OF 4060,4070,4080,4090,4100,4110,4120
4060 PRINT "MONDAY ";
4065 GOTO 4125
4070 PRINT "TUESDAY ";
4075 GOTO 4125
4080 PRINT "WEDNESDAY ";
4085 GOTO 4125
4090 PRINT "THURSDAY ";
4095 GOTO 4125
4100 PRINT "FRIDAY ";
4105 GOTO 4125
4110 PRINT "SATURDAY ";
4115 GOTO 4125
4120 PRINT "SUNDAY ";
4125 IF D3>124 THEN 4145
4130 D3=D3-93
4135 PRINT "JULY ";D3;" 1847"
4140 GOTO 4215
4145 IF D3>155 THEN 4165
4150 D3=D3-124
4155 PRINT "AUGUST ";D3;" 1847"
4160 GOTO 4215
4165 IF D3>185 THEN 4185
4170 D3=D3-155
4175 PRINT "SEPTEMBER ";D3;" 1847"
4180 GOTO 4215
4185 IF D3>216 THEN 4205
4190 D3=D3-185
4195 PRINT "OCTOBER ";D3;" 1847"
4200 GOTO 4215
4205 D3=D3-216
4210 PRINT "NOVEMBER ";D3;" 1847"
4215 PRINT
4220 PRINT "FOOD","BULLETS","CLOTHING","MISC. SUPP.","CASH"
4230 IF B>0 THEN 4240
4235 LET B=0
4240 IF C>0 THEN 4250
4245 LET C=0
4250 IF M1>0 THEN 4260
4255 LET M1=0
4260 IF T>0 THEN 4270
4265 LET T=0
4270 IF F>0 THEN 4285
4275 LET F=0
4285 PRINT INT(F),INT(B),INT(C),INT(M1),INT(T)
4290 PRINT
4295 PRINT "PRESIDENT JAMES K. POLK SENDS YOU HIS"
4297 PRINT " HEARTIEST CONGRATULATIONS"
4300 PRINT
4305 PRINT TAB(11);"AND WISHES YOU A PROSPEROUS LIFE AHEAD"
4310 PRINT
4315 PRINT TAB(22);"AT YOUR NEW HOME"
4320 STOP
4499 REM SHOOTING SUB-ROUTINE
4500 PRINT "TYPE BANG";
4505 B2=7
4510 C$=""
4515 ENTER #P,B2,B1,C$
4520 PRINT
4525 IF C$="BANG" THEN 4535
4530 B1=7
4535 RETURN
4699 REM ILLNESS SUB-ROUTINE
4700 IF 100*RND(0)<10+35*(E-1) THEN 4740
4705 IF 100*RND(0)<100-(40/4^(E-1)) THEN 4760
4715 PRINT "SERIOUS ILLNESS---"
4720 PRINT "YOU MUST STOP FOR MEDICAL ATTENTION"
4725 M1=M1-10
4730 S4=1
4735 GOTO 4780
4740 PRINT "MILD ILLNESS---MEDICINE USED"
4745 M=M-5
4750 M1=M1-2
4755 GOTO 4780
4760 PRINT "BAD ILLNESS---MEDICINE USED"
4765 M=M-5
4770 M1=M1-5
4780 IF M1<0 THEN 3550
4785 IF L1=1 THEN 3215
4790 GOTO 3100
4900 REM IDENDIFICATION OF VARIABLES IN THE PROGRAM
4902 REM A = AMOUNT SPENT ON ANIMALS
4904 REM B = AMOUNT SPENT ON AMMUNITION
4906 REM B1 = ACTUAL RESPONSE TIME FOR INPUTING 'BANG'
4908 REM B2 = MAXIMUM RESPONSE TIME FOR INPUTING 'BANG'
4910 REM C = AMOUNT SPENT ON CLOTHING
4912 REM C1 = FLAG FOR INSUFFICIENT CLOTHING IN COLD WEATHER
4914 REM C$ = YES/NO RESPONSE TO QUESTIONS
4916 REM D1 = COUNTER IN GENERATING EVENTS
4918 REM D3 = TURN NUMBER FOR SETTING DATE
4920 REM D4 = CURRENT DATE
4922 REM E = CHOICE OF EATING
4924 REM F = AMOUNT SPENT ON FOOD
4926 REM F1 = FLAG FOR CLEARING SOUTH PASS
4928 REM F2 = FLAG FOR CLEARING BLUE MOUNTAINS
4930 REM F9 = FRACTION OF 2 WEEKS TRAVELED ON FINAL TURN
4932 REM K8 = FLAG FOR INJURY
4934 REM L1 = FLAG FOR BLIZZARD
4936 REM M = TOTAL MILEAGE WHOLE TRIP
4938 REM M1 = AMOUNT SPENT ON MISCELLANEOUS SUPPLIES
4940 REM M2 = TOTAL MILEAGE UP THROUGH PREVIOUS TURN
4942 REM M9 = FLAG FOR CLEARING SOUTH PASS IN SETTING MILEAGE
4944 REM P = AMOUNT SPENT ON ITEMS AT FORT
4946 REM R1 = RANDOM NUMBER IN CHOOSING EVENTS
4948 REM S4 = FLAG FOR ILLNESS
4950 REM S5 = 'HOSTILITY OF RIDERS' FACTOR
4952 REM T = CASH LEFT OVER AFTER INITIAL PURCHASES
4954 REM T1 = CHOICE OF TACTICS WHEN ATTACKED
4956 REM X = CHOICE OF ACTION FOR EACH TURN
4958 REM X1 = FLAG FOR FORT OPTION
5000 END

Oregon Trail BASIC code, 1975

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“The place, I’ll make it all the same, I’ll make it in my head, I’ll draw it out of my memory, I’ll gather it all about me, I’ll make myself a head, I’ll make myself a memory, I have only to listen, the voice will tell me everything, tell it to me again, everything I need, in dribs and drabs, breathless, it’s like a confession, a last confession, you think it’s finished, then it starts off again, there were so many sins, the memory is so bad, the words don’t come, the words fail, the breath fails, no, it’s something else, it’s an indictment, a dying voice accusing, accusing me, you must accuse someone, a culprit is indispensable, it speaks of my sins, it speaks of my head, it says it’s mine, it says that I repent, that I want to be punished, better than I am, that I want to go, give myself up, a victim is essential, I have only to listen, it will show me my hiding-place, what it’s like, where the door is, if there’s a door, and whereabouts I am in it, and what lies between us, how the land lies, what kind of country, whether it’s sea, or whether it’s mountain, and the way to take, so that I may go, make my escape, give myself up, come to the place where the axe falls, without further ceremony, on all who come from here, I’m not the first, I won’t be the first, it will best me in the end, it has bested better than me, it will tell me what to do, in order to rise, move, act like a body endowed with despair, that’s how I reason, that’s how I hear myself reasoning, all lies, it’s not me they’re calling, not me they’re talking about, it’s not yet my turn, it’s someone else’s turn, that’s why I can’t stir, that’s why I don’t feel a body on me, I’m not suffering enough yet, it’s not yet my turn, not suffering enough to be able to stir, to have a body, complete with head, to be able to understand, to have eyes to light the way, I merely hear, without understanding, without being able to profit by it, by what I hear, to do what, to rise and go and be done with hearing, I don’t hear everything, that must be it, the important things escape me, it’s not my turn, the topographical and anatomical information in particular is lost on me, no, I hear everything, what difference does it make, the moment it’s not my turn, my turn to understand, my turn to live, my turn of the lifescrew, it calls that living, the space of the way from here to the door, it’s all there, in what I hear, somewhere, if all has been said, all this long time, all must have been said, but it’s not my turn to know what, to know what I am, where I am, and what I should do to stop being it, to stop being there, that’s coherent, so as to be another, no, the same, I don’t know, depart into life, travel the road, find the door, find the axe, perhaps it’s a cord, for the neck, for the throat, for the cords, or fingers, I’ll have eyes, I’ll see fingers, it will be the silence, perhaps it’s a drop, find the door, open the door, drop, into the silence, it won’t be I, I’ll stay here, or there, more likely there, it will never be I, that’s all I know, it’s all been done already, said and said again, the departure, the body that rises, the way, in colour, the arrival, the door that opens, closes again, it was never I, I’ve never stirred, I’ve listened, I must have spoken, why deny it, why not admit it, after all, I deny nothing, I admit nothing, I say what I hear, I hear what I say, I don’t know, one or the other, or both, that makes three possibilities, pick your fancy, all these stories about travelers, these stories about paralytics, all are mine, I must be extremely old, or it’s memory playing tricks, if only I knew if I’ve lived, if I live, if I’ll live, that would simplify everything, impossible to find out, that’s where you’re buggered, I haven’t stirred, that’s all I know, no, I know something else, it’s not I, I always forget that, I resume, you must resume, never stirred from here, never stopped telling stories, to myself, hardly hearing them, hearing something else, listening for something else, wondering now and then where I got them from, was I in the land of the living, were they in mine, and where, where do I store them, in my head, I don’t feel a head on me, and what do I tell them with, with my mouth, same remark, and what do I hear them with, and so on, the old rigmarole, it can’t be I, or it’s because I pay no heed, it’s such an old habit, I do it without heeding, or as if I were somewhere else, there I am far again, there I am the absentee again, it’s his turn again now, he who neither speaks nor listens, who has neither body nor soul, it’s something else he has, he must have something, he must be somewhere, he is made of silence, there’s a pretty analysis, he’s in the silence, he’s the one to be sought, the one to be, the one to be spoken of, the one to speak, but he can’t speak, then I could stop, I’d be he, I’d be the silence, I’d be back in the silence, we’d be reunited, his story the story to be told, but he has no story, he hasn’t been in story, it’s not certain, he’s in his own story, unimaginable, unspeakable, that doesn’t matter, the attempt must be made, in the old stories incomprehensibly mine, to find his, it must be there somewhere, it must have been mine, before being his, I’ll recognize it, in the end I’ll recognize it, the story of the silence that he never left, that I should never have left, that I may never find again, that I may find again, then it will be he, it will be I, it will be the place, the silence, the end, the beginning, the beginning again, how can I say it, that’s all words, they’re all I have, and not many of them, the words fail, the voice fails, so be it, I know that well, it will be the silence, full of murmurs, distant cries, the usual silence, spent listening, spent waiting, waiting for the voice, the cries abate, like all cries, that is to say they stop, the murmurs cease, they give up, the voice begins again, it begins trying again, quick now before there is none left, no voice left, nothing left but the core of murmurs, distant cries, quick now and try again, with the words that remain, try what, I don’t know, I’ve forgotten, it doesn’t matter, I never knew, to have them carry me into my story, the words that remain, my old story, which I’ve forgotten, far from here, through the noise, through the door, into the silence, that must be it, it’s too late, perhaps it’s too late, perhaps they have, how would I know, in the silence you don’t know, perhaps it’s the door, perhaps I’m at the door, that would surprise me, perhaps it’s I, perhaps somewhere or other it was I, I can depart, all this time I’ve journeyed without knowing it, it’s I now at the door, what door, what’s a door doing here, it’s the last words, the true last, or it’s the murmurs, the murmurs are coming, I know that well, no, not even that, you talk of murmurs, distant cries, as long as you can talk, you talk of them before and you talk of them after, more lies, it will be the silence, the one that doesn’t last, spent listening, spent waiting, for it to be broken, for the voice to break it, perhaps there’s no other, I don’t know, it’s not worth having, that’s all I know, it’s not I, that’s all I know, it’s not mine, it’s the only one I ever had, that’s a lie, I must have had the other, the one that lasts, but it didn’t last, I don’t understand, that is to say it did, it still lasts, I’m still in it, I left myself behind in it, I’m waiting for me there, no, there you don’t wait, you don’t listen, I don’t know, perhaps it’s a dream, all a dream, that would surprise me, I’ll wake, in the silence, and never sleep again, it will be I, or dream, dream again, dream of a silence, a dream silence, full of murmurs, I don’t know, that’s all words, never wake, all words, there’s nothing else, you must go on, that’s all I know, they’re going to stop, I know that well, I can feel it, they’re going to abandon me, it will be the silence, for a moment, a good few moments, or it will be mine, the lasting one, that didn’t last, that still lasts, it will be I, you must go on, I can’t go on, you must go on, I’ll go on, you must say words, as long as there are any, until they find me, until they say me, strange pain, strange sin, you must go on, perhaps it’s done already, perhaps they have said me already, perhaps they have carried me to the threshold of my story, before the door that opens on my story, that would surprise me, if it opens, it will be I, it will be the silence, where I am, I don’t know, I’ll never know, in the silence you don’t know, you must go on, I can’t go on, I’ll go on.”

(From “The Unnamable", Samuel Beckett)

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