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#1 Arlo

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 11:56 AM

I'm just wondering, do you play old 1999-2003 games?

Me? I play Fighter Ace II (1999), Panzer Commander (1998), European Air War (1998), Silent Hunter (1996), Pearl Harbor:Zero Hour and Pearl Harbor Defend the Fleet and B-17 Flying Fortress: The Mighty 8th! (2002. But to date, December 31 2001)

Some other games I play are Crimson Skies (2001), Rollercoaster Tycoon (1999), Zoo Tycoon (2000), Midtown Madness (1999), Midtown Madness 2(2001), Motocross Madness 2 (2000), Monstertruck Madness (1999) and tons more non-WWII games!

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 12:09 PM

mollusc used to have a ZX Spectrum emulator on his old PC, we were able to play RebelStar Raiders on it from 1984.
I'd love to have another go at it, just been Googling for it but can't find a way of playing it on my PC.
Help anyone......?
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Posted 23 April 2007 - 06:09 PM

I still play the original version of The Operational Art of War, which I think dates from around 1996 or 97. I've got a couple of old DOS games from the early 90s (Silent Service & Great Naval Battles of the North Atlantic) on my hard disc but haven't played them for a while.
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Posted 23 April 2007 - 06:34 PM

BF42 (2002) is still one of the best games in that genre and with some mods still being updated (and hundreds of others) it replay value is second to none (hence why I still play it more than any other game I own)...
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Posted 23 April 2007 - 08:55 PM

And I simply love the old W98 times Talonsoft's East Front and West Front. Artificial Intelligence is not so great, but they are fine vehicles for PBEM.
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Posted 06 April 2008 - 08:09 PM

I play CoD 1, thats old.
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 11:30 PM

Even older, I loved the original Panzer General, I grew up on it. :) I just wish I could find it and play it again, but there's always Panzer Tactics DS. :)
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Posted 12 May 2008 - 06:38 PM

It's a pity 'Sold out' havn't produced Red Baron for XP or Vista. I played hours on it while I still had Windows 98. Now I have Vista, it don't go no more!!!!

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 06:40 PM

I'm still playing Call Of Duty United Offensive. Pretty old game, but very good though.
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Posted 12 May 2008 - 10:53 PM

Not a computer game but this one is popular in our house.

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 11:23 PM

Spl's Spectrum version of Arnhem a bridge too far from the 80's, firstly on emulator download but then got a copy of Spectrum and Commodore classics and found it on there too. Dated but addictive.
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Posted 13 May 2008 - 03:51 AM

A couple of arcade classics for me which I re-play with MAME...

Capcom Commando (1985)
Capcom 1943: Battle of Midway (1987)
Capcom Mercs (1990)
Metal Slug on the Neo Geo (1996)

But you can't beat the early arcade games like Galaga, Gyruss, Xevious, Out Run, Strider, etc.
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 08:29 PM

Just got re addicted to Operation Flashpoint(2001),was ill for a while and discovered the joys of the mission editor ,should come with a warning "Danger,this game will turn you into a boring git" :)
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 08:24 AM

I still dig out Panzer General for a play and Combat Mission 2: a bridge too far gets played too. Another one would be Combat Mission, still the best of its type.
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 08:25 AM

A couple of arcade classics for me which I re-play with MAME...

Capcom Commando (1985)
Capcom 1943: Battle of Midway (1987)
Capcom Mercs (1990)
Metal Slug on the Neo Geo (1996)

But you can't beat the early arcade games like Galaga, Gyruss, Xevious, Out Run, Strider, etc.

Loved Outrun and loved Defender and Gorf. I'd love to have a bash at playing Elite again. Graphics were awful but my god the depth of gameplay was unreal for its time.
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 11:12 AM

I've just bought my own first PC and while waiting to get the internet installed I've been playing Another world. A quality game with poor graphics but again the game play is brilliant. ANOTHER WORLD - Site officiel
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 12:28 PM

I've just bought my own first PC and while waiting to get the internet installed I've been playing Another world. A quality game with poor graphics but again the game play is brilliant. ANOTHER WORLD - Site officiel

It definitely looks interesting Marcus! :)
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 12:36 PM

It is mate. It's one of those games that you end up getting stuck on though. I'm gonna print off the walkthrough later an take it home incase I can't gat past this dead end I've come across. lol. :-)
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Posted 16 July 2008 - 02:37 PM

And I simply love the old W98 times Talonsoft's East Front and West Front. Artificial Intelligence is not so great, but they are fine vehicles for PBEM.


Lol ! How come Im not even surprised :) Only thing that bothers me: I've never been able to play Rising Sun :)
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Posted 16 July 2008 - 05:28 PM

I play Wooden Ships and Iron Men online now.
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 09:19 AM

Old games? Allied General is one game I'll never get tired of. Of course, there's Nova Logic's original Delta Force and SSI's really old Mech Brigade (my XT is still in shape somehow). Another one is SSI's Steel Panthers Brigade Command. Am glad that my two early generation PC's are still up and about. These games don't run on the latest Windows. For the some hack and slash, it's again an SSI classic, Wizard's Crown. Kinda obvious what game company I like, eh?
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 09:25 AM

I bought Crimson Skies last week for £2.
What a hoot! (for a few days), makes me quite fancy trying a proper flight sim.

Not a computer game but this one is popular in our house.

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This surprises me, I remember it being the most frustrating boardgame of my childhood. Looked great and obviously really cool due to it's WW2 connection and all the little pieces but near impossible to finish if I recall correctly?

I have a German friend... she'd never heard of Colditz, I had to show her it on a map. Funny when it's so much a part of British 'culture',
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 11:03 AM

Wotnochad?

Know exactly what you've got and got mine in the original box also......trouble is wife and kids don't want to play and the game takes forever......

Glad to see I'm not the only one who's still got this game!
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Posted 17 July 2008 - 11:12 AM

I might have to dig mine out and force it on a few mates.
I never registered it was created by Pat Reid.
That 'Advice for escapers' booklet was probably the first bit of WW2 related literature I ever owned (other than commando comics :D).

Have the Swastikas been excised from later editions? Had a feeling they had been.

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Banned by ebay for inciting racial hatred | Escape from Colditz | BoardGameGeek

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Posted 17 July 2008 - 01:32 PM

That's correct...Pat Reid's name is on the box....also the fascimile Red Cross parcel......how many of these are still around (original boxes I mean).....
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Posted 18 October 2008 - 02:56 PM

like the Close Combat series: the Battle of the Bulge, the Invasion of Normandy. One of the reasons are these games are real-like, that is authentic, in my perspective at least.

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 12:52 PM

For Vista you might try loading down and running the tiny programm DOSBox and then use the "mount" command in it. It's worth a try.

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 12:59 PM

A few weeks ago I found some of my old favourites from the mid eighties: Crusade in Europe, Decision in the Desert and Conflict in Vietnam. All from Microprose. Takes me back to the times of my first pc (snif).
Pure DOS, Stone Age graphics, but a delight to play them again.
Anyone familiair with these games?

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 01:41 PM

My ZX Spectrum has done a lot of Lords of Midnight and Elite in her time.
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Posted 18 August 2009 - 02:21 PM

Ditto! I spent many a moon mapping the Lords of Midnight terrain. Farflame the Dragon was an excellent platform for that, it looked like a RF-4C but loaded :)
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