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Stefan
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Sat Aug 21, 2004 7:53 pm

The Swamp wrote:
I'd love to see them remake the original System Shock with a modern engine.


I second that. Also, having a remake of System Shock 2 with a more recent engine would be nice. SS2 had awesome gameplay, a nice storyline, col sound, almost everything you might want - except for that it had really crappy graphics. But SS2 with something like Doom3's shadows and crispness - that sounds like a very wet dream...

Thinking of older games, I would like to see Ballblazer in new glory - not that better optics and sound could improve on the superb gameplay. Another game that really deserves a remake is California Games. Yeah, and Legacy of the Ancients. Oh, and Last Ninja. (But isn't there a remake project of the latter going on somewhere?)

Edit:

Oh no! I missed the most obvious one, glad that other people corrected this terrible mistake: I never, ever understood why there wasn't a more recent version to the X-Wing / Tie-Fighter series. I mean, there's hardly any other game with such a background story (and such a sex appeal as to be able to destroy the Death Star - or even better: shoot Luke while he attempts to do so ;) ).

Day of the Tentacle with hires graphics would also be nice.
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JavaDog wrote:
Fallbay99 wrote:
Can anyone remember Flashback on the amiga? Id pay good money to get that up and running on my PC :D


Think I've seen it at http://www.the-underdogs.org. Seems like it's a legal download, but not sure, though.
 
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Stefan wrote:
Seems like it's a legal download, but not sure, though.

Abandonware isn't legal. Unless they have clear permission from the copyright holders (not necessary the people who made the game) then it's copyright infringement.
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IIRC, there are copyright laws that specifically make public domain of software a certain number of years after the company who made it is dissolved.
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I have spent many hours playing games like Xwing and Xwing vs Tie Fighter. I would jump at the chance of playing a remake.

Other games I would like to see come back include the Xcom series and Total Annihilation. I am sure I could come up with more to add but my memory fails me.

edit There is a free X-com remake called UFO Alien Invasion http://ufo.myexp.de/
 
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Splinter wrote:
IIRC, there are copyright laws that specifically make public domain of software a certain number of years after the company who made it is dissolved.


Isn't that number something like 50 years?
 
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Privateer, Sindicate definatelly.

I long time ago I played a game called Sabotour... it loaded from an audio tape, damn those were the times :)
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Mirage wrote:
Rise of The Triad. Ph34r the Excalibat!


OMG anything but that. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Sun Aug 22, 2004 12:48 am

Rygar, without a doubt.

I think they tried it already, but from what I've heard it wasn't that great. A good Rygar remake would be awesome.
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Dirge wrote:
I have spent many hours playing games like Xwing and Xwing vs Tie Fighter. I would jump at the chance of playing a remake.

Other games I would like to see come back include the Xcom series and Total Annihilation. I am sure I could come up with more to add but my memory fails me.

edit There is a free X-com remake called UFO Alien Invasion http://ufo.myexp.de/



Those games would be very awesome remade with today's graphics.
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Final Fantasy III (NES)? Wonderful music, great gameplay...
And also Monkey Island 1 and 2, I'd like to see less pixelated gfx....
and...............................say, I remember one title.... but I forgot it...
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The original Phantasy Star

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One more vote for Privateer (i had sheets and sheets of paper with trading routs and prices on them one summer...). As for pinball, I actually had the real version of 8 Ball delux. Great table. Only problem is it constantly broke... that dang mechine elctricuted me more times...
 
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Dirge wrote:
Other games I would like to see come back include the Xcom series and Total Annihilation.

There is already someone working on making total annihalation using the UT2004 engine.
http://ua.tauniverse.com/
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Nice find Mick !!! This is one game development I will have to keep my eye on.
 
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Gabriel Knight 1 and 2

both were superb. ... remake with a modern 3D engine.


where have all the adventure games gone?

Phantasmagoria wasnt even all that bad, but Gabriel Knight 1 & 2 rocked.
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Id also like to see a remake of Guardian Legend...that game still kicks ass.
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I don't know if it counts as retro enough...but Shogo from monolith was one of my all time favs...funny, mecha style, with fun fast gameplay and multiplayer. Remake that one in a heartbeat.

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Trespasser

This games had flaws on a lot of levels, but it promised so much.
 
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Privateer. And B-17 Bomber for Intellivision.
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stebog wrote:
Redneck Rampage.


That was such a great game. I don't know what was better, belching up a storm or trying to run around a level drunk and off kilter. :D
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Stefan wrote:
The Swamp wrote:
I'd love to see them remake the original System Shock with a modern engine.


I second that.


I'll add a third voice. If any game deserves to be updated, it's System Shock.

Also, having a remake of System Shock 2 with a more recent engine would be nice.


I'd settle for a SS3, if "they" were going to do this. ;)
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Ascendancy... anyone remember that one? Turn-based conquer the galaxy with a ton of playable races and some pretty decent technology trees. It must be ten years old by now.

I'd love to see it re-done with tech trees specific to each playable race, and obviously updated AI, graphics (homeworld-esque graphics would be awesome for it) and all that stuff.
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deruberhanyok: Yeah, I loved playing Ascendancy. In fact, even to this day I'll occasionally fire it up and play a game. Although my 4X time has most recently been spent playing Space Empires: IV. It's moved past both Ascendancy and Master of Orion 2 as my favorite 4X game.
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The original Master of Orion was the shizzle on my 386 with 4mb of ram. It should definitely be remade.

I think Master of Orion 2 was a let down.
 
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Questron I + II

Ultima I + II + III

Wizardry I + II + III

and the ultimate old time game

IBM Mainframe Star Trek (ASCII graphics)
 
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Mon Aug 23, 2004 8:04 am

My Old C-64 faves:

Archon I

Paradroid

Populous I

Imperium Galacticum

I'd love to see these remade, but without losing the simplicity that made them so playable in exchange for updated eye-candy. I still play these on C-64 emus like Frodo. Hell, I still have 3 C-64's at home in a box. :o
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frogsnout wrote:
Starflight!


I second that! Starflight rocked! I'll never forget how stunned I was to find out that *I* was the virus. The only other games I haven't seen mentioned in my browsing are:
  • Ultima Underworld I
  • Ultima Underworld II
 
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Mon Aug 23, 2004 11:33 am

Privateer 2
Archon
Defender (can you imagine a 3d flight simulator where you have to blow up a mutant blimp and then catch a screaming, flailing human as he falls towards the Earth?)
Infiltrator
Apple Panic

and just for giggles...

Q*bert. :)

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