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Bill Gates' best-known attempt at a videogame is now available on the… er… iPhone. Yes, Donkey.bas, the Basic racing game - move your car so it doesn't smash into the eponymous ass - has been reproduced in all its 8-bit, two-colour, text-graphics glory on iOS. Bill Gates and Johnny Ixe's Donkey.bas   Bill Gates and Johnny Ixe's …

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Meh...

Gorilla.bas was better.

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I had Gorilla.bas which I *think* was included upto DOS 5.0, but I seem to remember being disappointed that it wasn't available in 6.22. I've never seen donkey.bas before, so I guess that was excluded early on.

Plus, it was playable without having to reconfigure QEMM and reboot, in order to get the damn thing running.

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It was a demonstration for the QBasic environment.

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I'm as nostalgic as anyone about old computers

But I really don't miss the cyan and magenta CGA colour palette.

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But there's no way I would pay for that thanks.

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You can also play it for real instead.

I once encountered a moose running on the motorway just S-W of Stockholm.

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meh

I'd rather someone re-made Space Quarks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOebaqeKk1I) for the iPhone instead. At least that game was damn good fun!

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OY!

Keep your hands off my ass!

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"Donkey.bas remuled"

Well played sir. Love it. :-)

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What?

The most pointless game in the world being reported on ... surely continued migration and now presence of the king of all games - Colossal Cave - on the iPhone is far more newsworthy?

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Stop

We all know Bill Gates' stance on copying, so I fully expect his lawyers to be contacting the author of this iOS game soon...

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...his ass will be toast!

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Well...

If only Microsoft could write software that didn't crash into an enormous ass!

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http://folklore.org/StoryView.py?story=Donkey.txt

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This kicks... erm... arse.

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2 colour?

I see 4 colours, Grey, White, Magenta and Cyan.

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You know that neither white nor grey are actually colours, right?

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@AC 16:20

"...neither white nor grey are actually colours..."

Oh really? Then please enlighten us to what they actually are.

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White and grey are...

types of shark?

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I'd be very happy...

...to smash Bill's ass with my car.

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Bill Zass isn't worth damaging a perfectly good car

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I'll use my beater

You are correct but the satisfaction would be priceless!

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