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Post Your Old Games!

Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:24 pm

So I was going through some old floppies, and look what I found.

https://imgur.com/a/FZzvH
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Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:50 pm

Nice! Mine was on CD rom. Even though the reader was only a 2x cartridge-style, it certainly beat the floppies.
 
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Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:57 pm

I really enjoyed the Lucas Arts releases during the 1990's. The productions were done well for that time. "Jedi Knight, Dark Forces II" had some pretty good live action cut-scenes with decent acting.
Steam and GOG.com has a lot of these still available for retro gaming. My first game install with floppies was on a 386 version PC which had a duo 3.5" and 5.25" drive and it was EA's "Chuck Yeager's Air Combat." The link in my signature will take you to an online simulator. Just enter any number for the trivia question.
Then I think it was Interplay's "Out of This World" and then "BioForge" before I moved to the ID (Wolfenstein and Doom) and 3DRealms (Duke Nukem and Shadow Warrior) and the various Lucas Arts titles.

Here's a few of the originals still in my geek cave basement:
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Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:59 pm

Aces over Europe and Aces over the Pacific are games I completely grew up on. I was an ace sim pilot at like 5. We went into Emby Riddle back in the early to mid 90's where my dad got his degree. They had a motioned jet simulator for training and were blown away that as a kid I knew how to take off properly, use flaps, fly the mission and return and land fairly well.

So many fond memories of that on Windows 3.1.
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Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:20 am

G8torbyte wrote:
I really enjoyed the Lucas Arts releases during the 1990's. The productions were done well for that time. "Jedi Knight, Dark Forces II" had some pretty good live action cut-scenes with decent acting.
Steam and GOG.com has a lot of these still available for retro gaming. My first game install with floppies was on a 386 version PC which had a duo 3.5" and 5.25" drive and it was EA's "Chuck Yeager's Air Combat."

I loved the days of the cardboard keyboard overlays that came with the games. Silent Service & A10: Tank Killer were my 2 main games of choice. I don't know how many hours I spent playing those. I used my joystick for A10 the same just like X-Wing.
 
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Re: Post Your Old Games!

Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:58 am

Actually got it recently:
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People didn't like copy protections even then:
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Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:48 am

There are so many I had that I really enjoyed, but I fear my folks tossed out. Here are some I remember fondly:
Sid Meier's Covert Action (a pretty interesting spy game)
Castles (Interplay - it was essentially a castle building RTS against the computer)
Earl Weaver's Baseball - really a stastically driven game
Chuck Yeager Fight Simulator
Sierra's series were awesome (as I remember them)
My all time favorite was Hero's Quest as you can take the same character through all 5 games and the stats kept building. Characters could get some really interesting power.
King's Quest
Space Quest

A-10 Tank Killer was good
X-Wing Rogue Squandron was fun
F-15 Strike Eagle II
The Original Sid Meier's Civilization was lots of fun
Wing Commander I and II were excellent

Betrayal at Krondor was probably my favorite DOS game ever. It was so big amd comolex, that I really enjoyed it. It took months to beat it the first time, as it required a li ear solution, but didn't require linear actions. I got everything out of order.

I bought a CD of the Baldur's Gate series a couple of years ago and haven't played it. Same goes for a King's Quest series CD. I should pull that one out and find a good cpu limiter program.
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Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:59 am

Oh man, I would be not to mention Myst (and it's sequels). Riven is still the only game that I know of that would take advantage of multiple CD drives. Each of the 4 islands had the data stored on a different disc. Since I had 2 drives in my computer, I could put in the cd to the destination island each time I went across the gondloa-hthing and it would seamlessly load up the data from that cd during the cutscene. Great programming.
 
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Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:12 am

sopwith, incredible machines, kings quest, space quest, wing commander, xwing, commander keen, duke nukem 1, 2, 3d, wolfenstein 3d, quake, blake stone, tyrian, good grief theres a ton of em. oohh!!! Lemmings!
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Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:25 am

PC: OG Doom & Doom 2. TIE Fighter Collector's CD-ROM. Aces of the Pacific. Red Baron. Age of Mythology. Descent.

Apple //c: Epyx's Destroyer. Deep Space: Operation Copernicus. Operation Frog. The Body Transparent. Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego. Wings of Fury. Some of the old Microzine games. USAAF.
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Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:27 am

Aranarth wrote:
sopwith, incredible machines, kings quest, space quest, wing commander, xwing, commander keen, duke nukem 1, 2, 3d, wolfenstein 3d, quake, blake stone, tyrian, good grief theres a ton of em. oohh!!! Lemmings!


Yep, fond memories of those old DOS games. Fun but sometimes getting the autoexec.bat and config.sys files to load correctly for them could be a hassle. Took a lot of time tweaking those files in DOS back then.
Loved Lemmings especially the catchy soundtracks:

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Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:01 am

I wasn't really around for the old DOS games, but I do still have a Mechwarrior II CD in my stash somewhere.

I really should fire up a DOSBOX session with it.

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Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:20 am

Lemmings was great. That was one of our crack games during breaks my 7th grade year.
 
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Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:54 am

Countless hours playing Soldier of Fortune, and later Soldier of Fortune II Double Helix.
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Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:05 am

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Countless hours playing Soldier of Fortune, and later Soldier of Fortune II Double Helix.


The random mission generator made SoF II surprisingly replayable, even if there wasn't all that much difference between generated levels.
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Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:11 am

I had 50+ original game boxes over at my folks place, all of which were lost when the basement flooded 12'ish years ago. I still have game discs and manuals for most of the early Blizzard games, but not much else. :(
 
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Re: Post Your Old Games!

Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:04 pm

GTA and Minecraft are the oldest I have played and reviewed.

I hope I wasn't born late :lol: :lol: :lol:
 
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Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:21 pm

Which GTA? GTA1 is decently old.
 
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Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:38 pm

MichaelJD wrote:
GTA and Minecraft are the oldest I have played and reviewed.

I hope I wasn't born late :lol: :lol: :lol:


Pong on a real dedicated piece of electronics, in the early '00s. Space Invaders on an Atari 2600 in the early '80s. Now get off my lawn.
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Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:58 pm

I don't currently have any of the stuff upon which I cut my gaming teeth. A VIC20 with Q-Bert, Omega Race, Tooth Invaders and a triple-pack of Scott Adams text adventures (Pirate's Cove, The Count, and Voodoo Castle). An Atari 2600 with Combat, Moon Patrol, and Pitfall. The Atari still works but it's in Seattle now. The VIC20's 5 and S keys both broke and it got tossed when I moved out of my parents' house in 2002. My old game consoles all got sold around that same period to buy my wife's engagement ring.

More recently I started collecting retro stuff again. Under my TV is a VA4 Genesis model 2 with a Mega Everdrive x7, 1-Chip Rev2 SNES with an SD2SNES, a Japanese modded Saturn, and a USB-GDROM equipped Dreamcast. The Dreamcast is sitting on top of a soft-modded Xbox with a 250GB IDE hard drive.

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Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:39 am

Gta 1 2 and 3 best game i have played and also the need for speed 1.
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Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:45 am

bthylafh wrote:
MichaelJD wrote:
GTA and Minecraft are the oldest I have played and reviewed.

I hope I wasn't born late :lol: :lol: :lol:


Pong on a real dedicated piece of electronics, in the early '00s. Space Invaders on an Atari 2600 in the early '80s. Now get off my lawn.


Yes, that was my family's 1st console... it had 2 switches that allowed 4 different play modes single vs computer, player vs player and then both of those with dual paddles. A couple of years later it was an Atari 2600 with Pit Fall! being my favorite.
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Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:54 am

Horace on the ZX Spectrum was what occupied me as a tot:

Hungry Horace
Horace goes Skiing

...and yes, I probably have the original cassette tapes in a storage crate, but here's a version off the interwebs that I used instead of getting up and looking for my own copies:

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Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:23 am

Robot Odyssey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6Ceo2hPuPI

Never came close to completing it as a kid, but I did wire together some weird robots.
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Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:20 pm

I sat for countless hours trying to solve Manhunter: New York. I don't think I ever finished it either, I remember getting stuck at the same point every time, and I could never figure out the right steps to get past it.
 
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Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:54 pm

hmm...

Thexder
Lemmings
SQ2
KQ3
Tyrian
Need for Speed
Ford Simulator
Sopwith
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Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:22 pm

chuckula wrote:
Robot Odyssey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6Ceo2hPuPI

Never came close to completing it as a kid, but I did wire together some weird robots.


There's a modern reimplementation in Java: https://github.com/ThomasFooteDQ/DroidQuest
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Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:00 pm

Still have the original CDs for No One Lives Forever and No One Lives Forever 2. Not even sure what I could play them on these days, but given that the game is in permanent copyright limbo and hence never released by GoG (they tried), something something cold dead hands.
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Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:11 am

ludi wrote:
Still have the original CDs for No One Lives Forever and No One Lives Forever 2. Not even sure what I could play them on these days, but given that the game is in permanent copyright limbo and hence never released by GoG (they tried), something something cold dead hands.

There is a solution.
 
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Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:23 am

Chuckaluphagus wrote:
There is a solution.

Brilliant! I wonder if that came from a leak of the GoG sourcecode after their attempt to establish a viable licenseholder evaporated.
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