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How to Play Games in Your Mac Terminal

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Terminal is an application inside all Macs. Not many people use it, because it's simply too complicated to use. But Terminal can do anything that you could do manually, and more! This article will show you how to play games on Terminal. This means you could play games without the need to download anything, even if wifi is broken!

Steps

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    Find Terminal. It's usually in your dock, but if it's not there you can search for it in Spotlight. Or go to Finder, type cmd-shift-G and write "/Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app".
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    Open Terminal. Then type "emacs", press return and hold esc+x. Now you can type the name of a game, hit Enter and play it in Terminal!

Method 1 of 6: Tetris

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    Type "Tetris" after following the instructions written before. A window should appear, and tetris blocks will start falling! Move them around with the left and right arrows, and turn them with the up and down arrows. Your score should be on the right of your playing area, together with Rows and Shapes.

Method 2 of 6: Snake

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    Type "Snake" after following the instructions written before. A window should appear, with a red snake moving! Control his movement with the up, left, right and down arrows, and try to collect the beads that appear on the screen!
    • The objective of Snake is to guide your snake around your screen, collecting beads that appear. The more you eat, the more your score rises, but you also get longer! Hitting the side of the screen, or hitting your tail, will kill you, and you will lose.

Method 3 of 6: Gomoku

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    Type "Gomoku" after following the instructions written before. A window should appear with a screen full of dots. Type y or n (y will let the computer start, n will let you start). Move your selector around with the up, left, right and down arrows and select with x. Gomoku is like Connect 4, only that you need 5 in a row to win.

Method 4 of 6: Pong

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    Type "Pong" after following the instructions written before. A window should appear with two bats on each side, and a red ball bouncing around. The bat on the left moves with the left and right arrows, while the one on the right with the up and down arrows. The score is under the playing screen.
    • The objective of pong is to send the ball into the opponent's area. The only defense they have is the bat, which is used to re-send the ball to you.

Method 5 of 6: Doctor

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    Type "Doctor" after following the instructions written before. Some text should appear saying "I am the psychotherapist. Please, describe your problems. Each time you are finished talking, type RET twice.". You are now conversing with your Mac's inner doctor!
    • Have fun with your doctor, but he will eventually get annoying.

Method 6 of 6: More Games

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    To see which games your computer has, go to Finder, hold cmd+shift+g, and type "/usr/share/emacs/22.1/lisp/play". To play them, follow instructions of before and type it's name.

Tips

  • To change from a game to another, type esc+x and write the name of the game you want to play, then click Enter.
  • There are more games in more updated versions of the Mac Operating System.

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