When the floppy disk containing Prince of Persia's original source code was found, Mechner needed vintage Apple II computer equipment to extract the data from the disks. This was made possible thanks to a gentleman named Tony Diaz who specialized in vintage computer equipment. He drove 80 US miles in a white pickup truck to Jordan Mechner's home in California where he had dozens of crates and boxes of Apple II computers, drives and cables. He promptly setup this equipment in Mechner's home office where he, Mechner and Jason Scott, an archivist from The Internet Archive who had flown in from New York City, worked hours to retrieve the code and post it on the internet that same night. Mechner went through his remaining disks where he had recovered games he had worked on but never finished. One of these was a clone of Asteroids that never saw the light of day as Atari was cracking down on clones of their video games at the time.
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