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Wed May 17, 2006 10:57 am

My laptop is getting old too and I got tired of games slowing down after 20 mins of playing (GPU throtteling I guess).

So, I started playing old school games. I found my old copies of GTA 1 + 2 and replayed Doom I/II and Quake I/II. Most of the idSoftware games have new EXEs written by people to take advantage of new GPU features so they were actually enjoyable to play again.

I saw an article the other day about the old school game that was done in vector art and recently ported to high res. I cant, for the life of me, remember what the game is called but I remember playing it alot. It was a side scroller which you started running (like pitfall) and jumping over critters that cut you and then you get chased by a big bison or something. That was a good game back in the day!

But, yea... get Nesticle or Mame or whatever it is now and play like you had 10000000 $ of quarters.

EDIT... FOUND IT!!!! Out of this World
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Sat May 27, 2006 1:35 pm

brsett wrote:
Master of Orion and MOO2.


Brix and Commander Keen :)

I have MOO3. Does anyone know where to get the earlier ones? I'd also like to ask where to get DOSBox without being forced to Google it. :roll: Also, does anyone know if the mechwarrior and mechcommander games are any good?
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Sat May 27, 2006 2:56 pm

Has no one mentioned Total Annihilation yet? I remember seeing that play smoothly on a P200 laptop. I still fire that sucker up for some epic AI battles. (They have to be epic because the AI kinda sucks...)

Two other honorable mentions: Xcom: UFO Defense and Q2 with the "Railgun Wars" map (or pretty much any "HomersXX" map - that guy was a genius). linkage

If you're going to play Q2, I also recommend the DMManager. All you could ever need in a Q2 utility.
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Sun May 28, 2006 8:18 am

I just remembered Death Rally, it is awesome. Nothing compares :lol:

Shame I can't get it to work over network on windows and sound card is tough to set up too...
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Gerbil XP
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Sun May 28, 2006 9:33 am

How about Jedi Knight?
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Tue May 30, 2006 10:35 am

Wow. I forgot to give mention to M.U.L.E.

Best game ever!
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Tue May 30, 2006 11:34 am

thegleek wrote:
Wow. I forgot to give mention to M.U.L.E.

Best game ever!

God, I wasted so many hours on that game.
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Tue May 30, 2006 11:40 am

Man, I'll have to bookmark this thread in case I ever get bored!

Currenly installed:
System Shock 2
Guilty Gear XX #Reload
Monkey Island 1-3
some Super Nintendo classics (played them too much, probably not gonna play them again)
Quake 2 (full)
Doom 1 and 2.

Next up probably is Starcraft and Grim Fandango.
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Tue May 30, 2006 11:59 am

C&C: Red Alert. Can't go wrong ;)
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Sat Jun 24, 2006 1:26 am

Okay i suggest these games -

Command and Conquer
Command and Conquer: Covert operations
Command and Conquer: Red Alert
Command and Conquer: Red Alert: Counterstrike
Command and Conquer: Red Alert: Aftermath
Command and Conquer: Tiberian Sun
Command and Conquer: Tiberian Sun: Firestorm
Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2
Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2: Yuris Revenge
Command and Conquer: Generals
Command and Conquer: Generals: Zero Hour


Duke Nukem Atomic edition (I got the Cd and can hook you up if you like?)

Sim City 2000
Sim City 3000

Diablo I
Diablo II
Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

Swat 2
Swat 3

Decent: FreeSpace: The Great War
FreeSpace 2 Availalbe from

And those are the games i recomend for you :)

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