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My last question was closed as too ambiguous. So I have readdressed the question into several specific questions.

  1. Who wrote the text based adventure game "The Pits" which was on "The Source" computer system in the early 80s?
  2. Where is the source code for this game now?
  3. Has it been ported to Linux or Windows?

Note that the game in question is a text based game and not a graphics game. The last question had a couple of answers before it was closed. They pointed to a different game than I am asking about.

Previous question is http://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/28936/does-anyone-have-any-info-on-an-old-game-called-the-pit

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So it's Pits rather than Pit. Is this you? If so that would have been useful to include in the question. –  Matthew Read Aug 31 '11 at 1:40
More information about it would be helpful. What was "The Source"? What was "The Pits"? It's hard to answer any of your questions without knowing who wrote it, and it's entirely possible the source is lost (and with it, any chance of a port) Edit: the link that Matthew dug up is very useful –  thedaian Aug 31 '11 at 1:43
No it isn't me. I don't know him. The Source was a BBS system. See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Source_(online_service) for more info on it. –  No One in Particular Aug 31 '11 at 1:53
So if you get the right answer, will you share the 250 dollars? –  Edwin de Koning Aug 31 '11 at 10:48
I don't care about the money. I would just like to see the game again. If I get any money, I will donate it to whatever charity the gang likes. –  No One in Particular Sep 1 '11 at 1:55

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The Pits was written by Jim Walters, using the ADV550 engine. The only lead on his location is that he moved to California around 20 years ago. It's likely that the source is nowhere to be found, unless you can find him. I too would like to find it.

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Incidentally, how do you know this information? (Citation needed. :)) –  Quuxplusone Oct 9 '14 at 2:15

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