May 26, 2018

FreeBSD graphics console (VGL) version of the famous Digger game

FreeBSD graphics console VGL version of the famous Digger game.


Digger was originally created by Windmill software in 1983 and released as a copy-protected, bootable 5.25” floppy disk for the IBM PC/XT. As it requires a genuine CGA card, it didn’t work on modern PCs. In 1998 a new version was created by Andrew Jenner which runs on all PCs with CGA or better and, whilst retaining all the atmosphere and playability of the original, has many new features.

In 2000 it was ported to several Unix-like architectures by Maxim Sobolev. Currently it supports FreeBSD, using either VGL or SDL library, and Linux using SDL library.

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