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Message 1265417 - Posted: 29 Jul 2012, 4:08:58 UTC

Enjoying my day off with some good old fashioned fun. :-)

I still prefer the old stuff to the new stuff. I'm way more likely to play something like this, then the newest bleeding edge games.



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Message 1265420 - Posted: 29 Jul 2012, 4:20:16 UTC - in response to Message 1265417.
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I'm on the 8th level of the Settlers 3 that was published in December 1998, I've invaded some of the Blue guys land too...

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Message 1267813 - Posted: 5 Aug 2012, 6:38:23 UTC

I know T. Stark was talking about Portal...

I'm in the process of installing it in Linux. (Thank you Wine)


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Message 1267824 - Posted: 5 Aug 2012, 7:46:18 UTC - in response to Message 1265417.

I still prefer the old stuff to the new stuff.

Remember Wolfenstein 3D?


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Message 1267826 - Posted: 5 Aug 2012, 8:28:15 UTC - in response to Message 1267824.

I still prefer the old stuff to the new stuff.

Remember Wolfenstein 3D?


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It was taboo in germany for some reason.

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Message 1267897 - Posted: 5 Aug 2012, 13:15:23 UTC - in response to Message 1267826.

I still prefer the old stuff to the new stuff.

Remember Wolfenstein 3D?


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It was taboo in germany for some reason.

And I can guess why, as it has to do with WWII...
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Message 1267973 - Posted: 5 Aug 2012, 16:26:09 UTC - in response to Message 1267824.
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I still prefer the old stuff to the new stuff.

Remember Wolfenstein 3D?


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Of course I do!, and of course I still have it and still play it.


^this was bleeding edge once upon a time, LOL.
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Message 1267997 - Posted: 5 Aug 2012, 17:02:22 UTC - in response to Message 1267973.

I still prefer the old stuff to the new stuff.

Remember Wolfenstein 3D?


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Of course I do!, and of course I still have it and still play it.


^this was bleeding edge once upon a time, LOL.

This games needed a map, as it was really easy to get turned around or lost...
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Message 1268023 - Posted: 5 Aug 2012, 17:34:26 UTC



How about the Aardwolf maze... LOL
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Message 1268147 - Posted: 6 Aug 2012, 0:39:08 UTC

Interesting that this topic is brought up (nostalgic gaming). Michele has had an urge to play Dungeon Keeper as it has given us hours upon hours of escapism game play.

Of course, being an old 16bit/32bit hybrid game, it won't play on Windows 7 64bit, so I had to break out some decent hardware for her to play it on. So I grabbed my recently rebuilt AMD K6-II 550MHz system with 384MB of RAM, ATi XPert 128 16MB video card, running Windows 98 SE system and installed the game.

Watching her play it has made me want to play it too, but another downside to the game is that it runs at such a low resolution, most modern LCDs won't support it (they display "video mode not supported" or "input not supported") and I don't have another legacy system with speakers.

I think I'm going to go up into the attic to see if I have an old set of speakers somewhere...

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Message 1268151 - Posted: 6 Aug 2012, 1:01:59 UTC - in response to Message 1268147.
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Interesting that this topic is brought up (nostalgic gaming). Michele has had an urge to play Dungeon Keeper as it has given us hours upon hours of escapism game play.

Of course, being an old 16bit/32bit hybrid game, it won't play on Windows 7 64bit, so I had to break out some decent hardware for her to play it on. So I grabbed my recently rebuilt AMD K6-II 550MHz system with 384MB of RAM, ATi XPert 128 16MB video card, running Windows 98 SE system and installed the game.

Watching her play it has made me want to play it too, but another downside to the game is that it runs at such a low resolution, most modern LCDs won't support it (they display "video mode not supported" or "input not supported") and I don't have another legacy system with speakers.

I think I'm going to go up into the attic to see if I have an old set of speakers somewhere...


Sir, for old school gaming, emulation and open source engines are your friend. (Wolf4SDL for example... try running wolfenstein 3d on anything without a proper port....)

I'm on an adventure to get my Myst games going in Linux. "Real Myst", and Riven from GOG (good ol games) are a go in linux as I understand, so I'm good there, but Uru as I only have it on CD is no good, GOG Uru runs in Wine, so I'll be buying Uru soon as I recently re-did Myst AND Riven, and have been itching to re-do Uru.
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Message 1268152 - Posted: 6 Aug 2012, 1:17:28 UTC - in response to Message 1268151.

Interesting that this topic is brought up (nostalgic gaming). Michele has had an urge to play Dungeon Keeper as it has given us hours upon hours of escapism game play.

Of course, being an old 16bit/32bit hybrid game, it won't play on Windows 7 64bit, so I had to break out some decent hardware for her to play it on. So I grabbed my recently rebuilt AMD K6-II 550MHz system with 384MB of RAM, ATi XPert 128 16MB video card, running Windows 98 SE system and installed the game.

Watching her play it has made me want to play it too, but another downside to the game is that it runs at such a low resolution, most modern LCDs won't support it (they display "video mode not supported" or "input not supported") and I don't have another legacy system with speakers.

I think I'm going to go up into the attic to see if I have an old set of speakers somewhere...


Sir, for old school gaming, emulation and open source engines are your friend. (Wolf4SDL for example... try running wolfenstein 3d on anything without a proper port....)

I'm on an adventure to get my Myst games going in Linux. "Real Myst", and Riven from GOG (good ol games) are a go in linux as I understand, so I'm good there, but Uru as I only have it on CD is no good, GOG Uru runs in Wine, so I'll be buying Uru soon as I recently re-did Myst AND Riven, and have been itching to re-do Uru.


Yeah, but then I have to learn Linux, and I'd rather not spend hours trying to get things working right when I already have 30+ computers of varying abilities that can be put to use with far less time.

I just need a damned set of speakers...!

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Message 1268173 - Posted: 6 Aug 2012, 2:17:03 UTC
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=P

lol

(hours.... more like... years.)

And as I was (until recently) a Windows user, I can tell you that YOU have a larger selection of emulators and ports than I do. ;-)
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Message 1268200 - Posted: 6 Aug 2012, 4:09:09 UTC - in response to Message 1268151.
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Interesting that this topic is brought up (nostalgic gaming). Michele has had an urge to play Dungeon Keeper as it has given us hours upon hours of escapism game play.

Of course, being an old 16bit/32bit hybrid game, it won't play on Windows 7 64bit, so I had to break out some decent hardware for her to play it on. So I grabbed my recently rebuilt AMD K6-II 550MHz system with 384MB of RAM, ATi XPert 128 16MB video card, running Windows 98 SE system and installed the game.

Watching her play it has made me want to play it too, but another downside to the game is that it runs at such a low resolution, most modern LCDs won't support it (they display "video mode not supported" or "input not supported") and I don't have another legacy system with speakers.

I think I'm going to go up into the attic to see if I have an old set of speakers somewhere...


Sir, for old school gaming, emulation and open source engines are your friend. (Wolf4SDL for example... try running wolfenstein 3d on anything without a proper port....)

I'm on an adventure to get my Myst games going in Linux. "Real Myst", and Riven from GOG (good ol games) are a go in linux as I understand, so I'm good there, but Uru as I only have it on CD is no good, GOG Uru runs in Wine, so I'll be buying Uru soon as I recently re-did Myst AND Riven, and have been itching to re-do Uru.

Wolfenstein, Ok, there's also from id software these two games:

Heretic
Hexen

Their both based on DOOM...

I just did a test run, after first installing DOS Box, DOS Shell and Heretic, then configuring both Dos Box and Heretic in Dos Shell, Oh VGA graphics and yes sound too, Sound Blaster works...


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Message 1268219 - Posted: 6 Aug 2012, 4:55:16 UTC

Ah, just found this: http://keeperklan.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=91, a Dungeon Keeper community patch created by fans and seems to work great on Windows 7 64bit.

Now to see if it can withstand hours of play! :-D

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Message 1268223 - Posted: 6 Aug 2012, 5:13:44 UTC

I found the SSI game known as "the Warp Factor" works with the Dos box and Dos Shell, but I have figure out how to play it, Oh and this is the IBM version, not the Apple II version...
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Message 1268520 - Posted: 6 Aug 2012, 20:49:26 UTC

I still enjoy 'jet set willy' and 'manic miner'. They were released for the sinclair spectrum, but run on a spectrum simulator on a PC. I am old enough to remember when they were first released and spent many hours playing them then, much of it waiting for the games to load from cassette tapes.
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Message 1268595 - Posted: 7 Aug 2012, 3:36:52 UTC

Grrr... I've been playing Dungeon Keeper through the "community patch" and it is quite buggy! The game randomly locks up during random time frames. The background music plays very choppy. Sometimes the control panel on the left just disappears. This is very aggravating!

Maybe I'll have to buy myself a set of speakers for one of my other older machines. A cheap $20 set should do nicely for this purpose.

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Message 1268662 - Posted: 7 Aug 2012, 8:16:57 UTC - in response to Message 1268595.
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Grrr... I've been playing Dungeon Keeper through the "community patch" and it is quite buggy! The game randomly locks up during random time frames. The background music plays very choppy. Sometimes the control panel on the left just disappears. This is very aggravating!

Maybe I'll have to buy myself a set of speakers for one of my other older machines. A cheap $20 set should do nicely for this purpose.


There's also options like http://www.gog.com, they have many old games, licensed and repackaged for modern operating systems. :-)

I have bought several old games from them, especially for the purpose of having a good running copy of something. I highly recommend them. And their selection keeps growing.

Another note, many of their games run GREAT in WINE, this is due to them being repackaged in a simple working fashion.
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Message 1268705 - Posted: 7 Aug 2012, 10:29:39 UTC

Tetris, now there was a great game!
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