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My 3rd Livemocha Summer Challenge Video

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8/30/2012 - My 3rd Livemocha Summer Challenge Video (Languages)


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My 3rd Livemocha Summer Challenge Video
Thursday, August 30th, 2012
04:10:50 GMT


Here it is:

Apollia's 3rd Livemocha Summer Challenge Video - 8/29/2012

Info about the Livemocha Summer Challenge: For Language-Learners: Livemocha Summer Challenge - Ends August 31, 2012

My narration is again not particularly entertaining, but, I think this video's topic is the most interesting of all 3 videos.

I talked a bit about French text adventure games (also known as interactive fiction) and how to get started playing them.

Basically, you just need some text adventure game files (you can get some in French here or in English here, among other places), and some interpreter software to open the game files with.

The interpreter Windows Frotz is useful to language learners since it has copy and paste, but I also like Gargoyle when I don't need copy and paste. Gargoyle plays many different types of IF games, while Frotz plays only Z-code games.

If you're new to interactive fiction (IF) games, or have little idea what commands can be used in French IF, you can download English and French versions of an intro to IF at

Other useful IF links:

A page in French about French IF:

The awesome public domain music from I used this time was Polonaise in A major, Op. 40, No. 1, composed by Frédéric François Chopin (1810-1849) and performed by Felipe Sarro.

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