So I heard someone had made klingon playable on MVS 380 so I downloaded their files and powered on the mainframe and logged on
First launching my ever reliable TN3270 emulator
whoa wrong IPL, lemme IPL the right one
after a bit…
this looks awful, after some research I found out I can customize this screen, 10 mins and an ASCII generator and here we go
now thats a welcome screen.
Alright so we got the right one but it still shows the default logon screen, let’s change that to something better
ahh much better
so we log on with the default account herc01, how boring let’s make a yospos account
and change the password
so we log off and back on with yospos and browse on over to the dataset with klingon (just to confirm it’s there)
we then exit and at the TSO “prompt” we type KLIGNON, we get some nice graphics that I’m too slow to capture but you can see them in this tape file.
So here we are
who needs instructions
a new game because I’ve never launched it before but I know I’ll be great at it
and we start the game
to be honest this is the best looking game I’ve seen on the mainframe, I’m actually surprised by this. I didn’t read the instructions so I don’t know what the fuck is happening but still, a decent game I guess. Better than Chess for sure.