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The DataPlex 2000 SmarTerminal, with a full 64k of RAM, is the very latest in computer technology[1]. These terminals are located throughout the Enclave Oil Rig and can be used to access PoseidoNet.

CharacteristicsEdit

Appearing as a standard terminal port, the DataPlex 2000 SmarTerminal finds its primary functions being directed towards everything from movies, games, personnel filings, private messages, and most importantly, as an access port to the Enclave oil rig's primary systems such as turret controls, alarm systems, and local research and security computers.[2]

HolodisksEdit

With a high Science skill, one can download a few holodisks of data from PoseidoNet using the terminal:

Behind the scenesEdit

The developers had quite some fun with the terminal, embedding several gems into its scripting.

  • The dialogue branch about the help system makes fun of crippleware and similar concept where critical parts of a program access or are downloaded on demand from the vendor's servers on the net and stop functioning after they drop support. Both were emerging trends in the late 90s.
  • The hacking procedure has the Chosen One desperately grasping at straws and inevitably failing in the end: Science checks with modifiers from -75 to -150 are required for a terminal to just continue operation and with Science 125%, the player is trapped in the dialogue subtree until they fail.
  • After a terminal shuts down, when checking it out, one of a several humorous messages is given. It can appear to, among other things:

ReferencesEdit

  1. QITURTRM.MSG - Line 103
  2. QITURTRM.MSG
  3. QITURTRM.MSG - Line 108
Enclave Symbol (FO3)
Enclave Symbol (FO3)