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# 1 Old MS-DOS Games
05-15-2012, 06:50 PM
Who remembers the gems of old?

Traffic Department 2192: Epic Story
Raptor: Call of the Shadows: Epic Shooter
Rise of the Triad
DOOM
Wolfenstein 3D
Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold & Planet Strike
Tyrian
Q-Basic Gorillas

Anyone else remember some old classics?
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# 2
05-15-2012, 07:11 PM
My earliest DOS games:
Rogue (like nethack)
Firepower (overhead tank combat)
StarFlight (like Star Control 2)

Then there was a large gap since my computer was junk and I was just a kid. By the time I got back into things, I was all the way up to:
X-Com series
MechWarrior 2
Wing Commander series
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# 3
05-15-2012, 07:17 PM
I played Tetris on a green screen.
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# 4
05-15-2012, 07:21 PM
the ones i have and still play sometimes

Master of Orion
Reuniun
Acendency
lemmings
mortal combat
tomb raider
Crusader
Quake
Strife
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# 5
05-15-2012, 07:22 PM
Snake

10char
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# 6
05-15-2012, 07:39 PM
Oh, and Star Trek: A Final Unity. The best game EVER!!!!!
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# 7
05-16-2012, 06:05 AM
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Originally Posted by hort_wort View Post
My earliest DOS games:
Rogue (like nethack)
Firepower (overhead tank combat)
StarFlight (like Star Control 2)

Then there was a large gap since my computer was junk and I was just a kid. By the time I got back into things, I was all the way up to:
X-Com series
MechWarrior 2
Wing Commander series


What they did with Starflight and on 2X 5,1/4 floppy disks, its awesomeness can never be matched. I got immersed and lost in that game for months if not years. So much to explore, plot and chart.

EA hold the rights for it and it was recentyl re released on GOG. Was only $5.
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# 8
05-16-2012, 06:36 AM
many that your could save twoon a 5 / floppy without punching it to use side two..
remember 512k game files

Ah Twilight2000
---Fields of Glory [hoby spectrum byte.. ur <microprose> Napoleonic Lead up battles to and Waterloo

remember non compatable sound cards and irq address set ups and boot disk

CASSETTE option for C64! C128 Avalon Hill Computer Battle of Midway! hooked up to 42' rear projection via
the uhf adapter like a Pong game http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...hSiGkhitE3RkBQ
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# 9
05-16-2012, 07:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Vhakka View Post
What they did with Starflight and on 2X 5,1/4 floppy disks, its awesomeness can never be matched. I got immersed and lost in that game for months if not years. So much to explore, plot and chart.

EA hold the rights for it and it was recentyl re released on GOG. Was only $5.
Yep! I snatched it up on GOG right away! I also found the Sega Genesis version for a couple $ on ebay last year. Tis an excellent, enhanced port.

Ah, I miss that game. I'm surprised no modern equivalent has taken its place. Sure, you can explore places in a space sim and pick up salvage to upgrade your ship, but you can't land on a planet and dig through ancient ruins. Hmmmm, I guess STO would be like that if it were a single player game instead of an MMO.
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# 10
05-16-2012, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by hort_wort View Post
Then there was a large gap since my computer was junk and I was just a kid. By the time I got back into things, I was all the way up to:
X-Com series
MechWarrior 2
Wing Commander series
Loved: X-COM
Loved MW2 and MW2 Mercenaries

LOVED WC 1 - 4 (IMO, WC3 was amazing back in it's day) WC5 was okay. Loved Privateer too (same universe).

I really wish EA hadn't gutted Origin Systems as I think were they still around we could have had an MMO set in the WC/Privateer universe; and would have to worry about comment like "There's too much derstruction and blowing up of enemy ships without giving them a chance to surrender..."
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