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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Another observation...

As a lot of you know, when you beat Larn, the next time you play, you're at a higher difficulty. In my UNIX Larn, I had beaten up to difficulty 9 using the "Volcano Lottery" strategy. I decided to "keep it fun" by playing a lower difficulty (Difficulty 3) and still trying to beat Diff 9 once in a while. One thing I just noticed, is that playing Difficulty 3 a bunch of times has lowered my Diff level to 4. So if I just type in Larn (with no -3 or -8 or whatever) it plays in difficulty 4. Maybe you only have so many tries before you lose a difficulty. Sure seems that way.

2 comments:

JohnH said...

I'm having difficulty finding a good DOS copy of Larn that doesn't add too many new features (I want to play the base game first) and that I can successfully decompress. I don't suppose you could make available an archive copy of the game?

Master Gorgon said...

I haven't been able to find the old dos port either. the UNIX version is embedded in FreeBSD, so it's possible you could set up UNIX on a machine and install FreeBSD and play Larn, but I'm not quite sure how to do that. Larn is one of the reasons I keep my old telnet account with the ISP I've had since 1992. :)