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Hi Raman,
I don't know if I am committing  a mortal sin by mentioning this dark
period in my past! I had started off on using linux 8 years ago and
happened to start off with Xemacs. Somebody in the development team
Glynn Clements had devised a version of Tetris which could be played
in a Xemacs buffer.
But it was just too difficult to play the thing with any sort of
enjoyment.

 But even when I was 
equipped with one more or less completely good eye, could never
arrange all the blocks in a proper fit; this was Windows-3.1, I
think. The problem  was that the blocks fell at far too rapid a rate
 and the order inwhich these differently shaped blocks appear seems to be random. What
surprises me is why a blind person should want to play Tetris.   


T.V. Raman writes:
 > Define "get it to work" -- you imply it doesn't work.
 > 
 > The mode works, the game works. Separately you ask about how the
 >    game works perhaps -- though it's not clear. You may want to
 >    read the paper I wrote on this topic for Assets 1998 --- see
 >    ACM  citation at
 > http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=274497.274509
 > 
 > Note that the ACM site is a pain to navigate, you can find easier
 >    to read versions through Google Scholar:
 > http://scholar.google.com/scholar?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&btnG=Search&num=25&q=conversational+gestures+raman+tetris
 >    Hi All,
 >    I've recently been fiddling with Emacs Tetris mode.
 >    I confess I'm quite stumped: maybe it's the fact I've never had
 > actual sight to play the real thing.
 >    Anyhow, has anybody perhaps gotten the mode to work for them?
 >    I'm sure it can be done, and would probably be easier if I had a
 > working knowledge of the game itself.
 >    (As it is, I know vaguely that it's about arranging rows of blocks.)
 >    Any help or information would be appreciated.
 >    Best and thanks,
 >    Zack.
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 > On 2/20/09, Zachary Kline <kline.zachary@gmail.com> wrote:
 > > Hi All,
 > > I've recently been fiddling with Emacs Tetris mode.
 > > I confess I'm quite stumped: maybe it's the fact I've never had actual sight
 > > to play the real thing.
 > > Anyhow, has anybody perhaps gotten the mode to work for them?
 > > I'm sure it can be done, and would probably be easier if I had a working
 > > knowledge of the game itself.
 > > (As it is, I know vaguely that it's about arranging rows of blocks.)
 > > Any help or information would be appreciated.
 > > Best and thanks,
 > > Zack.
 > >
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