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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:20 pm 
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I haven't actually played this yet, but for those interested, floo is available in the Archive:

http://www.ifarchive.org/indexes/if-arc ... Xfloo.html


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:15 pm 
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For a full review including some instructions on running the script and a some screen captures, see:

http://blog.templaro.com/review-run-place/

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The blurb didn’t lie — this work is capable of spewing a great many things, some of them potentially offensive. And it will do it for two hours. And it uses an unusual technology to do it.

The game is written as a floo script, i.e., a text file that gets run through a floo interpreter. What’s floo? I don’t know, what’s floo with you? Sorry for the dad joke.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:32 am 
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As far as I can tell, "Run of the Place" is a non-interactive procedural text generator. Each time you hit a key, it generates another letter of randomly generated gibberish.

It's hard to install because it requires a Floo interpreter; only the Win32 Floo interpreter reliably works on modern platforms. The blurb warns that it could generate racist language, which is even more of a turn-off.

I tell you now that it is in no way worth the trouble of downloading and running a Floo interpreter to "play" this thing.

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