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Classic PC games
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Classic PC games
I don't know how many people own the following games, but it seems as though they all have recently been patched to work on modern systems, at least if you got them off GoG.com anyway.

X-wing (both the 80's and 90's version)
Tie Fighter (both the 80's and 90's version)
X-wing vs Tie Fighter
X-wing alliance (fixed the bug that makes the text unreadable on newer video cards)
All of the wing commander games
All of the Myst games (there was a kickstarter for that one, if you already own the games on gog they updated it to the new improved works on win 10 version lol)

Test computer
GTX1080
win 10
i7 intel processor

Played them all recently on a whim expecting them to give me trouble, figuring I could maybe find a way to get them to run.... to my surprise they worked instantly flawlessly (didn't have to mess with anything unlike previous attempts)
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And yes I'm really playing them, finished Myst 1 the other day, playing x wing got some of my flight badges (proving ground badges)
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I have never heard of any of those games and I'm really old. Like I'm the Atari 2600 generation.
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(12-27-2018, 01:37 AM)Joods Wrote: I have never heard of any of those games and I'm really old. Like I'm the Atari 2600 generation.

The x wing games were space flight sim games based on star wars they came out between 1985 and 1995 as I recall. Really fun if you're into space flight and I am. They were made by Lucas arts, same time as games like escape from monkey Island, though if you know nothing about lucas arts games then you wouldn't know that one either

The wing commander games were made by Chris Roberts, the same guy making Star Citizen currently, again all space flight sims. I like that kinda thing.


The Myst games were made by idk some guy in his garage lol, it's a point and click adventure again early 90's game, pretty sure Myst basically made the point and click adventure genera. I was really into it, on top of replaying the games I'm also reading the books that go along with the games.


If you're looking for Atari level classic, not really my thing but I know of some places you can get emulators for that.

The early x wing and wing commander games were dos games, and they only run in Dos box now.


And yes I have 2 flight sticks, one is an old one that I use with these old games, the other is a fancy HOTAS one that I almost never get to use cause few games support it and worse I have no good way to set it up, I need to build a setup for it to work right.


Also I need to go to the grocery store and as I write this and am about to leave my kitty has decided my ass would make a nice chair..... I really need to stop posting from bed >.>
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Wing Commander 1 and 2 (and the various addons) were amazing games.  Wing Commander 3 was painfully 1990s.  Back in the day, it took 6(!) CD-ROMs because of all of the live action parts.  3 is also notable for its cast, which is a who's who of B, C, and lower list actors, many of whom were in the midst of one kind of lull or another in their career.  I'm talking:

Mark Hamill (yes, Luke Skywalker and the cartoon/video game voice of the Joker for decades) as Christopher "Maverick" (I guess Tom Cruise was busy) Blair
Malcom McDowell as Admiral Tolwyn
John Rhys-Davies (yes, Gimili and that guy from all the Indiana Jones movies) as Paladin and one of the Kilrathi
Tom Wilson (Back to the Future's Biff) as Maniac
80's/90's porn star Ginger Lynn as the mechanic
Josh Lucas as Flash... I think it was his first real role

It's just this weird anthropological study of what people thought games would turn out to be - movies, with flesh and blood scenes with story branches based on user input - combined with a weird mix of actors.  Wing Commander 3 (and 4, actually) stands out from other similar titles made in that era because of its cast and obvious budget.  It, amazingly, doesn't become a complete laugh fest like the SEGA CD's Night Trap or Sewer Shark.

But, yeah, it was a weird time for gaming, with a lot of titles designed to 'show off' (lol) the capabilities of new CD-ROM drives... with really shitty live acting and effects.
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(12-27-2018, 02:38 AM)KevinM1 Wrote: Wing Commander 1 and 2 (and the various addons) were amazing games.  Wing Commander 3 was painfully 1990s.  Back in the day, it took 6(!) CD-ROMs because of all of the live action parts.  3 is also notable for its cast, which is a who's who of B, C, and lower list actors, many of whom were in the midst of one kind of lull or another in their career.  I'm talking:

Mark Hamill (yes, Luke Skywalker and the cartoon/video game voice of the Joker for decades) as Christopher "Maverick" (I guess Tom Cruise was busy) Blair
Malcom McDowell as Admiral Tolwyn
John Rhys-Davies (yes, Gimili and that guy from all the Indiana Jones movies) as Paladin and one of the Kilrathi
Tom Wilson (Back to the Future's Biff) as Maniac
80's/90's porn star Ginger Lynn as the mechanic
Josh Lucas as Flash... I think it was his first real role

It's just this weird anthropological study of what people thought games would turn out to be - movies, with flesh and blood scenes with story branches based on user input - combined with a weird mix of actors.  Wing Commander 3 (and 4, actually) stands out from other similar titles made in that era because of its cast and obvious budget.  It, amazingly, doesn't become a complete laugh fest like the SEGA CD's Night Trap or Sewer Shark.

But, yeah, it was a weird time for gaming, with a lot of titles designed to 'show off' (lol) the capabilities of new CD-ROM drives... with really shitty live acting and effects.

There's a game called evoland (1 and 2) it's a parody off of the evolution of adventure RPG games (like link and final fantasy type stuff), they have a pretty low key funny change CD rom joke in the game hidden Wink

though you might miss it if you get the CD rom drive item before you hit the switch disks section lol
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Blizzard also has Starcraft in an updated client free to download.
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(12-27-2018, 05:23 AM)Dānu Wrote: Blizzard also has Starcraft in an updated client free to download.

HOLY SHIT! I CAN"T BELIEVE I FORGOT ABOUT THAT!!!!!

With my limited download I didn't snag it cause I had about 5 TB of shit to download (on a 150GB month limit), spent this last month picking up smaller things I hadn't downloaded yet.

Thank you for pointing this out! I'ma download it right now!

Update: it is now downloading. Thanks again Smile
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(12-27-2018, 05:23 AM)Dānu Wrote: Blizzard also has Starcraft in an updated client free to download.

>.> Keep this up I might fall for you....

lol :p
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Wait until you remember all the SCUMM games that you can run with the scummvm https://scummvm.org/.

Titles like:
Indiana Jones and the fate of Atlantis
Full throttle
Broken sword I and II
All the monkey islands
Maniac mansion
Simon the sorcerer
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Pong. Deadpan Coffee Drinker
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(12-27-2018, 08:15 AM)pocaracas Wrote: Wait until you remember all the SCUMM games that you can run with the scummvm https://scummvm.org/.

Titles like:
Indiana Jones and the fate of Atlantis
Full throttle
Broken sword I and II
All the monkey islands
Maniac mansion
Simon the sorcerer

I have full throttle on Vita :p 

Loved that game. Particularly liked the theme song.


Always wanted to make a bike like that for myself.
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The one and only PC game I've ever played was 'Doom' circa 1993, from a 5¼-inch floppy.
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(12-27-2018, 08:42 AM)SYZ Wrote: The one and only PC game I've ever played was 'Doom' circa 1993, from a 5¼-inch floppy.

If you're only gonna play one game, might as well make it a good one eh? and fat floppy is epic. Those were the days
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(12-27-2018, 01:37 AM)Joods Wrote: I have never heard of any of those games and I'm really old. Like I'm the Atari 2600 generation.

Well, yes, I played Myst back in the day. Point and click adventure.
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(12-27-2018, 08:15 AM)pocaracas Wrote: Wait until you remember all the SCUMM games that you can run with the scummvm https://scummvm.org/.

Titles like:
Indiana Jones and the fate of Atlantis
Full throttle
Broken sword I and II
All the monkey islands
Maniac mansion
Simon the sorcerer

I grew up on the old Sierra games. The Leisure Suit Larry series was a favorite thanks to two older brothers. The writing was surprisingly good, especially for the time. The games never stopped reminding you just how much of a loser Larry was.

I loved (and was terrible at) the first Hero Quest/Quest for Glory game (Sierra forgot to trademark the Hero Quest name, and Milton Bradley swooped in and made a board game with the same name, leading to the title change).
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I still play Total Annihilation every so often. I miss all the flight sims I used to have for my 286, and its Win95 replacement.
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