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5th Jun '16 11:17:46 AM nombretomado
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* ''[[VideoGame/OperatorsSide LifeLine]]'' on the PS2 plays similarly to a text adventure, albeit one controlled by the player's voice than with a keyboard. Aside from the [[FakeDifficulty joys of iffy voice recognition]] causing much frustration and the genre standard [[GuessTheVerb Guess the Noun]] portions, there are several instances in which very specific phrases must be used to get the proper effect. [[CollectionSidequest One chip]] is particularly difficult to acquire, merely for the fact that said chip was located behind a bag of some sort, and telling Rio to "check behind bag" didn't work for some reason.

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* ''[[VideoGame/OperatorsSide LifeLine]]'' on the PS2 [=PS2=] plays similarly to a text adventure, albeit one controlled by the player's voice than with a keyboard. Aside from the [[FakeDifficulty joys of iffy voice recognition]] causing much frustration and the genre standard [[GuessTheVerb Guess the Noun]] portions, there are several instances in which very specific phrases must be used to get the proper effect. [[CollectionSidequest One chip]] is particularly difficult to acquire, merely for the fact that said chip was located behind a bag of some sort, and telling Rio to "check behind bag" didn't work for some reason.
20th May '16 1:07:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''{{Fahrenheit 451}}'' text adventure was a nasty example. [[TheManyDeathsOfYou You could be killed for something as simple as crossing the street at the wrong times of day]], [[LuckBasedMission there were several times you had to fight off a Hound or Fireman...and the result was based on if the computer felt charitable]], and you advanced the plot contact members of the [[LaResistance Underground]] using literary quotations as pass-phrases. However, the parser system was pretty craptastic, and if you so much as left out a punctuation mark, then you lost your chance to use the phrase, and had to leave the building and come back to try again. Worse, it had plenty of GuessTheVerb moments as "Talk to man" worked sometimes, while others you had to use "Ask Man" with no indication as to what. Top it all off with a DownerEnding with a side order of FridgeLogic if you managed to put up with the game's quirks long enough to reach a conclusion.

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* The ''{{Fahrenheit ''Literature/{{Fahrenheit 451}}'' text adventure was a nasty example. [[TheManyDeathsOfYou You could be killed for something as simple as crossing the street at the wrong times of day]], [[LuckBasedMission there were several times you had to fight off a Hound or Fireman...and the result was based on if the computer felt charitable]], and you advanced the plot contact members of the [[LaResistance Underground]] using literary quotations as pass-phrases. However, the parser system was pretty craptastic, and if you so much as left out a punctuation mark, then you lost your chance to use the phrase, and had to leave the building and come back to try again. Worse, it had plenty of GuessTheVerb moments as "Talk to man" worked sometimes, while others you had to use "Ask Man" with no indication as to what. Top it all off with a DownerEnding with a side order of FridgeLogic if you managed to put up with the game's quirks long enough to reach a conclusion.
19th Mar '16 1:15:56 AM RJTheEdgelord
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** What's the command to print the contents of a file to your terminal? It's not ''read file1'', ''print file1'', or even ''echo file1'', but '''''cat''' file1''. "cat" stands not for a furry friend, but for '''"cat'''enate" - a somewhat esoteric term referring to the program's ability for sequential linkage and printing to stdout of multiple files - even though it's very often to print the contents of just one file. Its touted sequential linkage functionality is useful for shell scripts, however.

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** What's the command to print the contents of a file to your terminal? It's not ''read file1'', ''print file1'', or even ''echo file1'', but '''''cat''' file1''. "cat" stands not for a furry friend, but for '''"cat'''enate" - a somewhat esoteric term referring to the program's ability for sequential linkage and printing to stdout of multiple files - even though it's very used much more often to print the contents of just one a single file. Its touted sequential linkage functionality is useful for shell scripts, however.
19th Mar '16 1:11:44 AM RJTheEdgelord
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** What's the command to print the contents of a file to your terminal? It's not ''read file1'', ''print file1'', or even ''echo file1'', but '''''cat''' file1''. "cat" stands not for a furry friend, but for '''"cat'''enate" - a somewhat esoteric term referring to the program's ability for sequential linkage and printing to stdout of multiple files - even though it's very often to print the contents of just one file. Its touted sequential linkage functionality is useful for shell scripts, however.
3rd Mar '16 1:58:48 PM sonicsuns3
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* "The Six Foot Tall Man Eating Chicken" has a pretty big one. There is a cork. There is a bucket with a hole in it. Putting the two together? Plug doesn't work. Use doesn't work...[[spoiler: Solution is PUT. Which is never mentioned]]

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* "The Six Foot Tall Man Eating Chicken" has a pretty big one. There is a cork. There is a bucket with a hole in it. Putting the two together? Plug "Plug" doesn't work. Use "Use" doesn't work...[[spoiler: Solution is PUT. Which is never mentioned]]
20th Jan '16 11:56:29 AM FurryKef
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** To kill the dragon, you actually have to answer that question with "yes".

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** To kill the dragon, you actually have to [[BluntYes answer that question with "yes"."yes"]].
14th Jan '16 1:40:56 PM FordPrefect
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** There's also a puzzle early in the game, on the Vogon ship, where you have to [[spoiler:remember a particular word from the Vogon poetry and then type it in while in the airlock]]. Catch is, you need to use quotation marks. And not all of the ports of the game supported them...

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** There's also a puzzle early in the game, on the Vogon ship, where you have to [[spoiler:remember a particular word from the Vogon poetry and then type it in while in the airlock]]. Catch is, you need to use quotation marks. And [[UnwinnableByMistake not all of the ports of the game supported them...]]
18th Oct '15 12:40:44 PM V0lk_the_Edge
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** Luckily, the command ''man command'' (''command'' of course replaced with a [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment command of your choice]]) will print an extensive [[AllThereInTheManual manual page]] for the command/program in question, detailing proper syntax, listing optional flags, and even troubleshooting information. The Linux Community is known for its excellent documentation... that is, [[MindScrew if you can decipher]] [[ViewersAreGeniuses the developers' cryptic technical documentation]].

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** Luckily, the command ''man command'' (''command'' of course replaced with a [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment command of your choice]]) will print an extensive [[AllThereInTheManual manual page]] for the command/program in question, detailing proper syntax, [[BillionsOfButtons listing optional flags, flags]], and even troubleshooting information. The Linux Community is known for its excellent documentation... that is, [[MindScrew if you can decipher]] [[ViewersAreGeniuses the developers' cryptic technical documentation]].
18th Oct '15 12:38:56 PM V0lk_the_Edge
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** Luckily, the command ''man command'' (''command'' of course replaced with a [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment command of your choice]]) will print an extensive [[AllThereInTheManual manual page]] for the command/program in question, detailing proper syntax, listing optional flags, and even troubleshooting information. The Linux Community is known for its excellent documentation... that is, [[MindScrew if you can decipher]] [[ViewersAreGeniuses the developers' cryptic technical documentation]].
18th Oct '15 12:23:34 PM V0lk_the_Edge
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** Command Lines in general have a reputation for this trope, which is why they aren't used as much today. Windows started off as a graphical shell for MS-DOS, and has left the latter in the dust for more than a decade. GNU/Linux/BSD has a reputation among non-geeks as hard to use for exactly these kinds of errors.

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** Command Lines in general have a reputation for this trope, which is why they aren't used as much today. Windows started off as a graphical shell for MS-DOS, and has left the latter in the dust for more than a decade. GNU/Linux/BSD has Linux and BSD have a reputation among non-geeks as hard to use for exactly these kinds of errors.
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