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1st Jan '18 3:16:06 AM LinTaylor
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** Parodied at one point in ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryII'', where the "proper" command is "[[UseItem use lamp]]", but the game will not only accept "put down lamp" and "drop lamp", but gives you funny messages if you do (having you verbally abuse the lamp for the former and break up with it for the latter).

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** Parodied at one point in ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryII'', where the "proper" command is player has to use a lamp to catch a fire elemental. While "[[UseItem use lamp]]", but Use lamp]]" is the "correct" input, the game will not only accept synonyms but even has funny messages tied to them; "put down lamp" and "drop lamp", but gives you funny messages if you do (having you has the player verbally abuse the lamp for lamp, while "drop lamp" has the former and player break up with it it.
*** Likewise, later in the game the player has to steal a "[[Film/TheMalteseFalcon Blackbird statue]]"
for a local thief. When he asks you to hand it over, the latter).command "give Ferrari the bird" not only works but produces [[FlippingTheBird the expected result]].
29th Dec '17 1:20:23 AM grawity
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*** The parser actually still sees ''exit'' as a regular variable name, which just happens to be a function with a particularly unusual string representation.
30th Oct '17 7:50:30 PM Someoneman
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* ''VideoGame/{{Elona}}'' occasionally lets you [[MakeAWish type in an item's name and have it granted to you]]. However, the text parser is wonky and sometimes grants you something different from what you wanted.
12th Oct '17 1:54:38 PM starofjusticev21
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** Several games explicitly reference "ye flask"; ''Thy Dungeonman 3'' makes getting ye flask the object of the game, and ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople'' has an extended rant about leaving "ye flasks" around without letting others get them.

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** Several games explicitly reference "ye flask"; ''Thy Dungeonman 3'' makes getting ye flask the object of the game, and ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople'' has an extended rant about leaving "ye flasks" around without letting others get them.
them. We even get to see Strong Bad struggling mightily and failing to reach it onscreen, just to make it even more ridiculous when we can plainly see he shouldn't have trouble getting it.
8th Oct '17 6:44:26 PM nombretomado
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* The Leaflet Quest section of ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' that is a ShoutOut to the ''VideoGame/{{Zork}}'' games. Since it's not too large, a ''lot'' of detail was put into putting smart-aleck responses to random commands not facilitated by the usual {{Infocom}} queue. But it also had its Ye Flask moments; typing "enter house" makes you go inside the house, but "leave house" and "exit house" won't work; you have to "(go) west" to get back outside. This is especially confusing for text-quest newbies, as the house is right next to the starting point and they may not even realize that "go [direction]" commands exist.

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* The Leaflet Quest section of ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' that is a ShoutOut to the ''VideoGame/{{Zork}}'' games. Since it's not too large, a ''lot'' of detail was put into putting smart-aleck responses to random commands not facilitated by the usual {{Infocom}} Creator/{{Infocom}} queue. But it also had its Ye Flask moments; typing "enter house" makes you go inside the house, but "leave house" and "exit house" won't work; you have to "(go) west" to get back outside. This is especially confusing for text-quest newbies, as the house is right next to the starting point and they may not even realize that "go [direction]" commands exist.
3rd Jul '17 4:08:59 PM Wynauttica
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-->'''Strong Bad:''' And you'd be all like "get ye flask", and it'd say "[[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe You can't get ye flask]]", and you'd just have to sit there and imagine ''why on Earth'' you can't get ye flask! Because the game's certainly not going to tell you.

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-->'''Strong Bad:''' And you'd be all like like, "get ye flask", and it'd say "[[YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe You can't get ye flask]]", and you'd just have to sit there and imagine ''why on Earth'' you can't get ye flask! Because the game's certainly not going to tell you.
13th Jun '17 4:52:31 AM BlackDragon
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* During a 'dream-sequence' in ''{{SSDD}}'', Tess finds herself beset by a text-parser and - with her habitual lack of patience for AI's, quickly pissed off by it. This eventually results in a strip which is actually a fully-functional text-adventure, complete with low-def images in brilliant TANDY colors. Playable [[http://poisonedminds.com/d/20170429.html here]].

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* During a 'dream-sequence' in ''{{SSDD}}'', Tess finds herself beset by a text-parser and - with her habitual lack of patience for AI's, AI's - quickly pissed off by it. This eventually results in a strip which is actually a fully-functional text-adventure, complete with low-def images in brilliant TANDY colors. Playable [[http://poisonedminds.com/d/20170429.html here]].
13th Jun '17 4:51:40 AM BlackDragon
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* During a 'dream-sequence' in ''{{SSDD}}'', Tess finds herself beset by a text-parser and - with her habitual lack of patience for AI's, quickly pissed off by it. This eventually results in a strip which is actually a fully-functional text-adventure, complete with low-def images in brilliant TANDY colors. Playable [[http://poisonedminds.com/d/20170429.html here]].
3rd Jun '17 3:04:21 PM Morgenthaler
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%% * [[http://www.thenoobcomic.com/index.php?pos=199 This]] page of TheNoob. [[Apparently not, because the linked comic doesn't appear to reference the trope]].

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%% * [[http://www.thenoobcomic.com/index.php?pos=199 This]] page of TheNoob.Webcomic/TheNoob. [[Apparently not, because the linked comic doesn't appear to reference the trope]].
22nd May '17 4:29:51 PM ZombieAladdin
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Compare PixelHunt, the equivalent trope for PointAndClick games. Contrast DevelopersForesight and UnexpectedlyRealisticGameplay, which in text-based games generally means that even commands you ''wouldn't'' expect to work will do something.

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Compare PixelHunt, the equivalent trope for PointAndClick games. Contrast DevelopersForesight and UnexpectedlyRealisticGameplay, which in text-based games generally means that even commands you ''wouldn't'' expect to work will do something. Has nothing to do with YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm.
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