Deus Ex Fortune
Ever since I played Deus Ex off a CD demo disk from PC Gamer magazine all the way back in 2000,
it has been hand down my favorite game of all time.
Now you can enjoy a selection of quotes and text from the game, for use with the classic unix-like "game" fortune.
Download (.zip) (SHA1: 2370bc0421cb68e2803799cf75a07a61d8fc9955)
Download (.tar.bz2) (SHA-1: 4122039cef80e494c9df312f3d744269de3885b5)
v1.0 - First release, mostly created hap-hazardly from the quotes from wikiquote and imdb.
v1.2 - Bigger, more complete version, created by reading the script end to end (I had a lot of time to kill) and picking out intresting lines for each character.
Extract "deus_ex" and "deus_ex.dat" to /usr/local/share/games/fortunes/ (or equivalent, you may also need to create the dir if it doesn't exist)
The Queen's Tower has provided discreet, luxurious accommodations for over two
hundred years. Our clientele are treated to not only the most elegant amenities
in all of Hong Kong -- including in-door pool, spa, gymnasium, and clinic -- but
also protected twenty-four hours a day by automated security and around-the-
(Note the formatting messes up a bit here sometimes, but it works fine in a terminal)
Here's a couple of samples images of how I've used deus ex fortune with xscreensaver "phosphor"
By using "fortune deus_ex" to generate the text. Now when your computers not doing much, receive information from Alex Jacobson, debate philosophy with Morpheus and read Gunther's emails about him complaining about his lack of a "skul-gun."
- A truly awesome idea, would be to hook up a micro-controller (an arduino maybe?), a square lcd display, and get a script to every couple of minutes/hours/days to display a random quote from the "datacubes" set of fortunes, to create your own replica Datacube
- An even more awesome idea would be to make a fully functioning datacube, with maybe a touchscreen UI, so you could enter your own notes (while even the lowest model mobile phone can store notes, when Deus Ex was written, the idea of a datacube probably sounded pretty futuristic...)