I was reading today and had one of those remember that game moments, so I hit Google for a search of Race Into Space. I played this one for hours! I had the CD version, so that would make my experienced dated to mid-1990s. Of course I could have found the game online, installed it in a DOS VM, and played, but I am too lazy. However, I found that it had been open sourced and was available on Linux. The freeware version website is here. and the Github page is here. I might be too lazy to install it in a VM, but not so lazy that I would not compile it and give it a try.
It was pretty straightforward, just follow the instructions on the Github page (not Sourceforge – to stay away from that controversy):
$ git clone git://github.com/raceintospace/raceintospace.git $ mkdir raceintospace-build; cd raceintospace-build $ cmake ../raceintospace $ make
Of course that does not include the final make install. After that, a simple raceintospace in a terminal and I was off to waste some time just like it was 1995. The manual is located here.
The opening screen:
The start screen to select options: