Do you play old games?

Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Arlo, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. falcon jun

    falcon jun Junior Member

    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?
     
  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    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',
     
  3. airborne medic

    airborne medic Very Senior Member

    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!
     
  4. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  5. airborne medic

    airborne medic Very Senior Member

    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).....
     
  6. Juutilainen

    Juutilainen Junior Member

    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.

    "Equanimity nurtures wisdom. When we concentrate wholeheartedly on the task at hand and perceive the truth behind the shifting phenomenon, wisdom will naturally grow." Master Cheng Yen
     
  7. levien

    levien Just a member

    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.

    Levien.
     
  8. levien

    levien Just a member

    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?

    Levien.
     
  9. Jaeger

    Jaeger Senior Member

    My ZX Spectrum has done a lot of Lords of Midnight and Elite in her time.
     
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  10. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    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 :)
     
  11. Jaeger

    Jaeger Senior Member

    Regarding the Lords of Midnight. I remember playing through it many times and even opting for winning by having the Skulkrin or Farflame destroying the Ice Crown on a few occasions.

    Keeping tabs of losses for both sides, and mapping the various points regarding what you found there. Back then it really was an adventure to explore a new game. Now everything is readily availiable on the web.

    I remember the first time I noticed a cheat in a game. That was in ELITE. As soon as you started the game, press save, without taping it and your Cobra Mk.III has all the bells and whistles and you get "the sun goes nova" event.
     
  12. MyOldDad

    MyOldDad Senior Member

    Does anyone remember 'Bombjack' and '1942'? My kids had great fun with those on Spanish holidays in the 80s. Me...I'm still with 'Tetris'!!!
    Tom.
     
  13. blacksnake

    blacksnake As old as I feel.

    Does anyone remember 'Bombjack' and '1942'? My kids had great fun with those on Spanish holidays in the 80s. Me...I'm still with 'Tetris'!!!
    Tom.
    Wow !! How old do I feel right now ??? Remember 'Bombjack' but '1942' was a "coin-op" classic, played it for hours at a time, battle of Midway and all that. Back when it cost 10p a play....:huh:
     
  14. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    1942 was a classic. I used own a 1942 arcade cabinet a few years back.

    Some pics for memory lane:

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    Does anyone remember 'Bombjack' and '1942'? My kids had great fun with those on Spanish holidays in the 80s. Me...I'm still with 'Tetris'!!!
    Tom.
     
  15. wowtank

    wowtank Very Senior Member

    I hope it is OK to Necro.
    A few Days ago I downloaded these from Steam.
    Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Very Good game if you like beating the Nazis '30s style.
    The games seem fine to me but may feel dated to some. I lone I played them the first time around.

    Fate of Atlantis cost me a whole months pocket money and had a Frisbee type thing you had to move around as copy protection.

    My Friend Kevin gave me Last Crusade as he bought it for his Amiga and had picked up the PC version up in the shop. When His dad got him a 286 I think I gave him a Joystick.
     
  16. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member

  17. DavidW

    DavidW Well-Known Member

    I've still got Allied General, and would love to get a copy of Panzer General for PC.

    I wonder if anyone here is old enough to remember the Atari consul? They had a game entitled 1941, which was an operation Barbarossa game. A board wargame style, about 1986.

    I lament the lack of board wargames available for PC. Surely it is an ideal platform, as you don't need a large dining room table to play on!

    I've just remembered that Silent Hunter II was pretty good.
     
  18. La-de-da-Gunner Graham

    La-de-da-Gunner Graham Senior Member

    Regarding the Lords of Midnight. I remember playing through it many times and even opting for winning by having the Skulkrin or Farflame destroying the Ice Crown on a few occasions.

    Keeping tabs of losses for both sides, and mapping the various points regarding what you found there. Back then it really was an adventure to explore a new game. Now everything is readily availiable on the web.

    I remember the first time I noticed a cheat in a game. That was in ELITE. As soon as you started the game, press save, without taping it and your Cobra Mk.III has all the bells and whistles and you get "the sun goes nova" event.

    I used to love Elite! I started off with the best of intentions but becaome a pirate within minutes. Docking was a nghtmare too. I learned you just had to line up and charge at it on full power.

    Keith
     
  19. KevinC

    KevinC Slightly wierd

    I still have the board games Luftwaffe, Third Reich and Panzer Leader from Avalon Hill at home.

    Unfortunately they are no fun playing by yourself.
     
  20. freebird

    freebird Senior Member

    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.

    Did you ever try the original? (Board game, not computer)
     

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