Jurassic Park System (Film Universe)

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Ray Arnold using the Jurassic Park System.

The Jurassic Park System was a collection of networked computers and software that formed the control systems for Jurassic Park on Isla Nublar. The overdependance on automation proved to be the achilles heel of Jurassic Park and factored heavily in its downfall.

History

The Jurassic Park Incident

System Architecture

Nedryland

Nedryland
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Original author(s) Dennis Nedry
Development status Abandoned
Operating system System 7
Available in English
Type Control System GUI

The Nedryland program was developed by Dennis Nedry as a means of displaying visual output for the system user. It ran on System 7.

Screens

Screen Description
Isla Nublar, Costa Rica
Displays maps and schematics of the island and its facilities.
Jurassic Park System
Displays user screensaver. Used when accessing system code.
Animal Paddocks
Displays a map of the Animal Paddocks. Used when accessing Park Fences.

Irix Terminal

Irix Terminals formed the input side of the Jurassic Park System

Central Park Control Console

Commands
Command Description
tour initiate
Activates Park Grounds Tour program, or resumes it if program is holding.
system raptors
Displays the current status of the Velociraptor Pen systems and security.
wht.rbt.obj
A command disguised as a .obj file. Designed by Dennis Nedry as a means of bypassing Park Security, this command causes disruptions in Visitors' Center security systems as well as the Park fences. It also suspends user access to the security systems.
access security
Accesses the park's security systems.
access security grid
Accesses the park's security systems.
access main security grid
Accesses the park's security systems.
safety -o
Disables the system's safety precautions.
keychecks -o
Disables the system's keychecker.

FSN

Main article: FSN (Film Universe)

The file navigation program FSN was installed on the Irix terminals, enabling a slower alternative to the command console.

Earthwatch

The weather monitoring program Earthwatch was installed on the Irix terminals, displaying information on the current status of the weather surrounding Isla Nublar.

Production Notes