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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#21  Postby Matthew Shute » Nov 14, 2011 5:19 pm

:this: The first two are Spectrum games, but I can play them on PC with an emulator. Pirates was Amiga, also emulated on PC. Sort of cheating, I know.
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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#22  Postby VazScep » Nov 14, 2011 6:14 pm

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(I still play Doom as well: I've managed the first three episodes of Ultimate Doom on Ultraviolence without saves, but Thy Flesh Consumed is way more difficult. You have to actually use something called "strategy" if you'd believe it.)

I like Doom a lot too, but also the doom-engine based games like Heretic, Strife, Hexen, ... and some of the games from about that time: the marathon trilogy (altho' not strictly PC games), ...

In general, I mostly play games from the 90s.
Do you use source ports for the Doom engine games? I love things like jDoom. I stick with the monsters drawn as flat sprites, but just having bilinear filtering and mouselook makes things much more playable.
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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#23  Postby Darkchilde » Nov 14, 2011 6:54 pm

The games I enjoyed:

Space Quest series.
Doom
Warcraft II
Command and Conquer
Monkey island series
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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#24  Postby quixotecoyote » Nov 14, 2011 10:00 pm

Matthew Shute wrote::this: The first two are Spectrum games, but I can play them on PC with an emulator. Pirates was Amiga, also emulated on PC. Sort of cheating, I know.


Have you played the new Pirates?

Except for the sneaking game, it's almost a perfect modern update.
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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#25  Postby Matthew Shute » Nov 15, 2011 3:51 pm

quixotecoyote wrote:
Matthew Shute wrote::this: The first two are Spectrum games, but I can play them on PC with an emulator. Pirates was Amiga, also emulated on PC. Sort of cheating, I know.


Have you played the new Pirates?

Except for the sneaking game, it's almost a perfect modern update.


No, that's one I missed. I've heard others say how good it was.

Another classic PC game I forgot to mention:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B1cz3kIWq4[/youtube]

...along with the Throne of Bhaal expansion, in which you could ultimately choose between deicide (killing Bhaal) and apotheosis (for your character). :grin:
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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#26  Postby I'm With Stupid » Nov 15, 2011 4:19 pm

Half Life, Deus Ex, Lemmings (on floppy disk), Sim City, Age of Empires, Operation Flashpoint, GTA and Sega Rally 2 with a proper steering wheel.

One thing I never understood was the size of boxes for PC games.
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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#27  Postby Nostalgia » Nov 15, 2011 6:46 pm

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One of the best strategy games ever made. And along with Klingon Honour Guard the only Trek game work playing.
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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#28  Postby quixotecoyote » Nov 15, 2011 7:09 pm

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One of the best strategy games ever made. And along with Klingon Honour Guard the only Trek game work playing.


Naw. 25th Anniversary and Judgement Rites kicked ass.

Minor spoilers:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scLUJjVQPZk[/youtube]

(better if you play it with the voices off, though)
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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#29  Postby Zwaarddijk » Nov 15, 2011 10:03 pm

VazScep wrote:
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VazScep wrote:
(I still play Doom as well: I've managed the first three episodes of Ultimate Doom on Ultraviolence without saves, but Thy Flesh Consumed is way more difficult. You have to actually use something called "strategy" if you'd believe it.)

I like Doom a lot too, but also the doom-engine based games like Heretic, Strife, Hexen, ... and some of the games from about that time: the marathon trilogy (altho' not strictly PC games), ...

In general, I mostly play games from the 90s.
Do you use source ports for the Doom engine games? I love things like jDoom. I stick with the monsters drawn as flat sprites, but just having bilinear filtering and mouselook makes things much more playable.


Depends really. Some times I just feel like running the original game in Dosbox, and sometimes I want the bells and whistles.
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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#30  Postby LIFE » Nov 15, 2011 10:11 pm

Battle Chess 4000!!!!
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbkIBBiK1u8[/youtube]

Carmageddon
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqrftlCAic0[/youtube]

Forsaken
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWb9_5N91OE[/youtube]
First voddoo 3dfx game :D

King's Quest
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygAXaWCxPJ4[/youtube]

The Lost Vikings
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9-vzB0dIzU[/youtube]

Blackthorne
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXxkpTUpAEw[/youtube]
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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#31  Postby LIFE » Nov 15, 2011 10:14 pm

Ohhh, this brings back memories!

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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#32  Postby CookieJon » Nov 16, 2011 6:45 am

Ah this thread takes me back.

How about these...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgkf6wooDmw[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHU2guYH7Og[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wpPavr5-zI[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqXa2xFCHyo[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeZ0Jbv0tCk[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HaYZsc66Bk[/youtube]
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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#33  Postby VazScep » Nov 16, 2011 12:15 pm

I regard Exile as the best 8-bit game ever made. It fit into 32K of memory, so the huge map had to be largely procedurally generated. It had advanced AI (for the time), a physics engine which modelled gravity, momentum, wind and buoyancy. Possibly because of space constraints, most of the puzzles were not logic based but physics based (and some were AI based, requiring you to make use of a friendly creature or a robot sidekick you get late on in the game). And since they were physics puzzles, players found novel and surprising solutions to them over the years.

You could save the game at any point, but, because of space constraints on the BBC Micro, it required you to turn off the computer and reload the whole thing to do it. If you played the game from cassette, this was horrible, so you didn't want to save too often. Luckily, the game has probably the best "death" mechanic I have ever seen: you have a teleporter, and a device with which to remember your current location and insert it into a four slot ring. Each time you teleport, you go back to the location on the top of the ring, and that location is then removed. This was needed to solve some of the puzzles, but it also opened up lots of new strategies for fighting. It also meant you couldn't die. Every time your spacesuit detected too much damage, the teleporter would automatically activate.

Unfortunately, the last four main bad guys in the game all have the same teleporter device. The only way to kill them is to find some clever method to massively damage them in the second or so you have before their teleporters activate.

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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#34  Postby Matthew Shute » Nov 16, 2011 4:45 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBk9hQQJDrQ[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbegNmKRZUM[/youtube]

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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#35  Postby VazScep » Nov 16, 2011 5:26 pm

ZX Spectrum? Begone with your cheap toys. Elite was another game originally written for the BBC Micro :snooty:
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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#36  Postby Matthew Shute » Nov 16, 2011 5:38 pm

VazScep wrote:ZX Spectrum? Begone with your cheap toys. Elite was another game originally written for the BBC Micro :snooty:

:mrgreen: I can only endorse the version I've actually played. It ran brilliantly on the technological powerhouse that was the 128K ZX Spectrum. :shifty:
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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#37  Postby Sovereign » Nov 16, 2011 10:45 pm

Here's another one that took much time away from me.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bQ-WsquMwE[/youtube]
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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#38  Postby Jumbo » Nov 17, 2011 12:04 am

I still play Frontier fairly regularly. No other game has yet come close to it in the genre. Many have tried but all have lacked crucial elements.

I love flight sims so some of the classic Microprose titles stand out. F19 stealth fighter and Knight of the Sky are particular favorites. The former being pretty unique in that it rewarded you for not blasting everything in sight to bits. The latter along with Red Baron are the two most engrossing WW1 campaigns to find their way onto the PC. More recent games have had more polish but less substance in most cases.
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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#39  Postby VazScep » Nov 17, 2011 2:25 am

That intro to Elite: Frontier is amazing, but I never had a single encounter like that in the whole of the game.

"Dog fighting"? The original Elite was way better. In Frontier, all I ever did was test my mouse dexterity to lock onto a ship and then autopilot towards it. No barrel rolls or surprising the enemy by hiding behind a larger vessel.

But it was cool doing assassination missions, waiting for your victim to leave the planet, and then analysing their hyperdrive cloud to track them down.
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Re: Classic PC Games You Really Enjoyed

#40  Postby hoopy frood » Nov 17, 2011 2:55 am

Two killer games from Sensible Software.


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJB_1e-MlyY[/youtube]


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kL2T4Yn2Tq8[/youtube]
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