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  1. Author: ☼│oooOMagnum233Oooo│☼
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    Date: June 22, 2006, 2:05 a.m.

    Hey, you can download a free opensource version of starcontrol2 that is really a port of the 3do version which is far superior to the original pc one.

    This game is truly a great space rpg/adventure/story driven game.

    It even has a realistic starmap with actual star/galaxy names.

    Not to mention a full speech addon available to download if you want.

    I heard the original creators of this game went as far as spending a couple of months somewhere like alaska studying all the constellations.

    Well anyway, go here to check the free opensource version of it out http://sc2.sourceforge.net/

    and here to read about plans for a new official starcontrol game 8-O
    http://sc2.sourceforge.net/petition/petition.php

    so everyone who loves this series and has played it to death like me go and post a submission :)

    Their really is a god.

    Now all that needs to happen is a new official MOO(master of orion) game to be made to replace the junk that was called MOO3 and i will feel like im in heaven. (hey tek tv gave it a 1 out of 10, who am i to argue with rateings)

    Happy days are comeing again, lol.

    its beyound the horizion, just outta reach yet ever so near, how can that be!

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  2. Author: Uber_deathworld
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    Date: June 30, 2006, 1:49 p.m.

    MOO ahh the days of floating around in space =D
    One game id really like to be seen remade is Syndicate Wars .. ahh the countless hours of fun blasting away at cyberpunks and zealots, One good game if anybody remembers was scorched earth.. now theres a “newer” release and its free called “scorched 3d” Although the graphics are somewhat … dull .. But hey can't complain it is free!
    www.scorched3d.co.uk

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  3. Author: robvdl
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    Date: June 30, 2006, 3:37 p.m.

    Lol, I remember scorched earth back in the day. I have seen the scorched earth 3d website/screenshots once before, but haven't download it yet.

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  4. Author: Winston
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    Date: June 30, 2006, 6:03 p.m.

    Used to play the original Syndicate (released 1993). That was an awesome game. One of the first to let you be the bad guy, with rival mafia-esque, evil corporations running the world.

    Thinking of searching for an old pc with dos just to run all my favourite games, instead of buggering around with dosbox and the like.

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  5. Author: Uber_deathworld
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    Date: June 30, 2006, 7:21 p.m.

    ;-) Good on you. yea i was thinking the same maybe an old 486,
    What about Allycat, Jetpack or Dangerous Dave.. ring any bells anybody?
    But yea i remember the orginal Syndicate .. It brought many sleepless nights and caused the syndrome of “Oh my god is that daylight already”

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  6. Author: Uber_deathworld
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    Date: June 30, 2006, 7:37 p.m.

    Oh yeah almost forgot .. you ever tried Mo'slo or CPU Kill to slow down your computer for the old dos games
    Mo'Slo v1.5 http://www.games-soft.com/download/utilities/moslo15.exe 25Kb
    CPU Kill v1.2 http://www.games-soft.com/download/utilities/cpukil205.zip 700kb

    Only problem i have with running old games is SOUND, It never seems to pick up the sound card drivers … even with a SB

    For all the rest of you out there who love there old games, I've posted a few links :
    Arkanoid http://www.alex-soft.net/download/file.asp?fi=arcanoid&ca=wic 20kb
    Prince Of Persia http://www.alex-soft.net/download/file.asp?fi=prince&ca=wiz 700kb
    Dune 1 http://www.alex-soft.net/download/file.asp?fi=Dune1&ca=wiz 1700kb
    Dune 2 http://www.alex-soft.net/download/file.asp?fi=Dune2&ca=wiz 4200kb
    Centipede http://www.alex-soft.net/download/file.asp?fi=cent&ca=wic 9kb
    Bubble Bobble http://www.alex-soft.net/download/file.asp?fi=BubbleBobble&ca=wic 350kb
    Paratroper http://www.alex-soft.net/download/file.asp?fi=paratrop&ca=wic 7kb

    Other then that you will higly likely need DOS box
    http://www.games-soft.com/download/utilities/DOSBox0.63-win32-installer.exe

    Also a good site to view for Abandonware is http://www.oldgames.org/
    I found kings quest on it =D thats if anybody ever played it

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  7. Author: Winston
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    Date: June 30, 2006, 10:43 p.m.

    Yeah, its a bit more complicated for me as I am using a Mac. Right now though, I am ‘borrowing’ an unused Win2000 laptop from work and running Civilization on it. And, yep, got sound problems too. To get around that in Civ I have to run in ‘PC sounds’ mode… you know, the squeaks and squeals of the tiny built-in speaker. :-|

    I've heard people raving about VDM Sound, but I didn't have much luck with it a few years back.

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  8. Author: Winston
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    Date: June 30, 2006, 10:51 p.m.

    Forgot the link: VDM Sound, might be worth a try.

    Hehe, yeah, I remember Dangerous Dave. Did anyone ever get into the orginal Duke Nukem? Jill of the Jungle used to capture my time too… so many others that have escaped my mind too!

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  9. Author: Uber_deathworld
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    Date: June 30, 2006, 11:32 p.m.

    Yea i remember Duke Nukem 8-O the orginal 1 & 2 although i only had “shareware” version which was one full episode.. notice that games dont do that anymore with modern day demos there either timed or they have about 1 or 2 levels in it which sucks.. what happened to shareware! :evil:
    Also Duke3d Ahh the long hours of hogging the phone line via modem play and getting yeld at because somebody wants to use the phone :oops:

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  10. Author: robvdl
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    Date: July 1, 2006, 12:46 a.m.

    Yeah I've seen Mo'Slo before, haven't used it for ages tho, sort of got out of the DOS game scene these days. I have used DOSBox and VDMSound in the past too, although I found DOSBox to run games quite slow, and some games didn't run properly. But that was a few years ago, I read on Digg a couple of weeks back that a new version of DOSBox was released, which I have not tried yet.

    Duke Nukem 3D, played all 4 episodes (There's a 4th episode with the Atomic Edition), don't have the game anymore now though. Duke Nukem 3D crashes directly back to the desktop after a few minutes of gameplay if sound is enabled when you run it under Windows 2000 or XP. It plays fine without sound.

    However, the source code to Duke 3D was released a few years ago, and this guy, JonnoF converted it to Win32, and then finally even added OpenGL support! There's a few Duke3D ports for windows, but JonnoF's port is definitely the best. All you need to do is throw the EXE in the directory where the Duke 3D data files are kept.

    The source code to Doom 1 and 2 was also released, many years before the source to Duke 3D was released, which gave porters a few more years head start to squeeze in heaps of cool features. There are a few ports of Doom, but I personally preferred the jDoom port. Other games based on the Doom engine were ported too, such as Heretic, Hexen, and Hexen: Deathkings. Man, I clocked every single one of those, lol.

    Do any of you guys remember ROTT (Rise of the Triad). Used to play that a bit too back in the day. And yes, the source code to this was released too, but only recently. The game has been ported to Win32 last time I checked, but it was a little incomplete and buggy in places, and lacked OpenGL, as seen in the Doom and Duke 3D ports, but that may have been improved by now, haven't checked it recently. I've actually tinkered with the source code to ROTT when it was just released, wanted to be one of the first to port it to OpenGL, but when I realised that big chunks of the source code were in Assembler, interfacing directly with some legacy DOS API's, instead of just written in plain C or C++, I figured it would take me literally hours to try to decode it, so I gave up early and let someone else do it instead. I know Assembler (ASM), used it a bit in my Turbo Pascal programming days, but to try to decode thousands of lines of someone elses Assembler code is just unreal ;-).

    Oh, and what about the Commander Keen series? or the original Wolfenstein 3D. Lol, even Wolfenstein 3D was ported to OpenGL! Haven't seen a Commander Keen port though.

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  11. Author: ☼│oooOMagnum233Oooo│☼
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    Date: July 1, 2006, 4:27 p.m.

    I remember playing dangerous dave and the orginal duke nukem series.

    Was great fun.

    Who ever played shadow warrior?

    That game rocked especially the nuke gun. HEHE.

    WONG GONNA KICK YOUR ASS. lmao.

    Dont forget strife, another great game.

    Anyone remember last ninja? for c64 or Amiga maybe? I was a hardcore addict to this series back in the day. This is truly a game I would love to see remade.
    Was classic, and as far as i remember one of the most popular series on c64.

    And then their was wonderboy, and thundercats the game.

    Oh so many memory's, i feel nostalgic lol.

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  12. Author: robvdl
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    Date: July 1, 2006, 4:57 p.m.

    Magnum233: Yeah, I remember Shadow Warrior :-). Just had the shareware version, but was still pretty cool. I actually grew up on a Philips MSX 2 computer, they were quite popular in Holland in the 1980s, sort of like a C64 but with a bit more RAM and 256 colour graphics instead of 16, and an external tape drive, OMG! 8-O

    I did have a C64 and Amiga back in the day, but they were more like a collectors item (or toy), sitting beside my almighty 386SX 40Mhz with 4MB of RAM… running Windows 95 :lol:.

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  13. Author: Winston
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    Date: July 1, 2006, 7:56 p.m.

    Wolfenstien 3D would have to have been one of my favourite games ever, had all 6(?) episodes… even though I had to run it on a 286 with no Soundblaster and a reduced window size so it could cope with the graphics.

    When we upgraded to a 386 with soundblaster, woahh! it was time to party :mrgreen:

    Were a bit behind the times, first PC was 8086 IBM XT… in 1995. ;-).

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  14. Author: robvdl
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    Date: July 1, 2006, 8:32 p.m.

    I was sort of the same, I was actually stuck with my legendary MSX 2 for years, using tapes, lol.

    Then I finally moved up to a 386, but everyone else already had Pentiums. :-(

    I remember when playing ROTT and when you shrunk the window all the way down, it would come up with a message “Buy a 486!”. I did get a 486 in the end… now with 8MB of RAM! w00t!

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  15. Author: Uber_deathworld
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    Date: July 1, 2006, 9:08 p.m.

    Yea i remember ROTT “shareware version” ;-).. Did anybody actually buy the game considering i never saw it in the shops.. also shadow warrior ahh i remember when that came out i was running a P90.. I was the envy of all my friends while they were still on 486's, but shadow warrior was pretty cool.. katana sword anybody?

    Oh and C64 with the old tape drives… Such filfth :twisted: Go Atari !

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  16. Author: robvdl
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    Date: July 1, 2006, 9:36 p.m.

    I've just seen the full versions of some of those games from time to time in second hand shops, so they must have been available at some time. ;-)

    Actually, I was using an MSX 2 with tapes as I mentioned in my previous post, they're not heard of much in NZ, but were popular in Japan and The Netherlands. The MSX 2 at the time was quite a bit more advanced than the C64, more memory, better video. I believe it deserved to have been better known really, but those days are over now. Mine did come with tapes, but some models came with 3 1/2" floppies, the 720K ones though. Hey, but this was in the 80's when 720K was heaps. :mrgreen:

    I really liked the MSX 2 platform as I grew up programming in it from an early age, brings back memories. And comparing it to the C64, the BASIC programming language that was on it was way more advanced, didn't have to do those PEEK and POKE commands just to change the colour, lol.

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  17. Author: Uber_deathworld
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    Date: July 1, 2006, 9:47 p.m.

    Yea 720k was like a TB in modern standards considering games were only about 9kb .. lmao i wonder what the future will bring us, If its going the same way games will only get bigger and bigger.. i can't wait to se the first game to hit 100GB, the biggest game i have ever seen would have to be about 8gb or so

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  18. Author: Uber_deathworld
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    Date: July 2, 2006, 4:54 a.m.

    :lol: Well this seems to be turning into a retro gaming post lol i like it! ;-)
    But i found this “Arcade Classic Pack” :-D it comes with Asteroids, Pacman, Pong, Snake, Space Invaders, and Tetris … and there all identical to the orginal yay so if your a child of the 80's like me you'll love this! :twisted:

    http://download.freewarefiles.com/files/arcade-3.7.0.exe

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  19. Author: ☼│oooOMagnum233Oooo│☼
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    Date: July 3, 2006, 10:22 p.m.

    I would consider myself a child of the 80's (26, does this qualify lol).

    I remember the original galaxians and galagar games on coin-op machines.

    And other stuff to like wonderboy and ghosts in ghouls on coin-op.

    And and one of my fav coin-ops, Ikari warriors.

    Can you even imagine the day i got this game on C64, OMG i was freaking out LMAO.

    I used to love how on the coin-op version of this they had the special turnable handle control that would change top half of your dudes body was faceing and gun.

    Also another one i loved was the aliens coinop arcade game. Never seen a port of that one, would love to find one. And no im not talking about the aliens + predator arcade game that was in timeout for so many years. Im referring one that was before that. perhaps this helps, at a certain point in the game you get to drive around the mechanical loader to kill off the aliens. and i think their was a part were your in the transport turret vehicle (just like the movie) and gotta kill aliens as they come towards you while driving forward.

    And one last game i remember worth mentioning was contra force? it was something like that, was classic arcade were your a dude whos gotta infiltrate enemy base and get great powerups along the way. From memory was a hard game.

    I have great fond memorys of large groups of guys hanging around games like golden axe cause someone was about to clock it on hardly any money. Great times. In the days when some young 16yo wouldn't have a fight with you cause you beat him at a challenge to street fighter.

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