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Title: Golden Gaming Memories...
Post by: Jarhead0331 on July 13, 2019, 08:56:14 PM
While this isn't my favorite game of all time, the intro still makes me smile...love the theme song at 2:!4!

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Post by: tanqtonic on July 14, 2019, 07:32:27 AM
Hell March by Frank Klapecki(sp?)

Ive had this in my music collection for literally decades now.
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Post by: mbar on July 14, 2019, 10:35:21 AM
For me it was this. I had Atari, Nintendo and Sega before and I waited a bit trying to decide between the Sega Saturn or the new Playstation. Bought the playstation and put in the demo disc. After seeing THAT intro I had a big smile on my face and knew I'd bought the right console for me.

Playstation Demo Disc Vol. 2 (Intro)

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Post by: al_infierno on July 14, 2019, 01:35:42 PM
Good morning and welcome to the Black Mesa Transit System. This automated train is provided for the security and convenience of the Black Mesa Research Facility personnel.
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Post by: paplan on July 14, 2019, 07:07:03 PM
this song has been stuck in my head for, literally, 20 years.

I am a I am a I am a mechanical man!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ap6QaDBZJwM

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Post by: Staggerwing on July 14, 2019, 07:37:16 PM
I miss industrial music.  :(
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Post by: DoctorQuest on July 14, 2019, 08:16:42 PM
Hell, I still play this..... :uglystupid2:

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Post by: DennisS on July 14, 2019, 08:32:45 PM
Hell, I still play this..... :uglystupid2:



I have the Steam, and the GoG versions. Probably 2nd or 3rd all time in hours played, vs. World of Warcraft, and Railroad Tycoon II...throw in all the Civ games in there, as well.

Most points I ever got in a mission was 2,000...on a cold war recon mission. 98 knots, the entire time, weaving my way around SAM sites. White knuckle the entire time.

Anyway..I completed three 99 mission campaigns. I can land, perfectly, in my sleep. Intersect the runway when it is perfectly north, and keep the pixel that is the runway in the same spot on your screen. I always choose realistic landings.
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Post by: AchillesLastStand on July 14, 2019, 11:14:03 PM
While this isn't my favorite game of all time, the intro still makes me smile...love the theme song at 2:!4!



That's awesome, wasn't Red Alert originally planned to be a WW2 themed RTS?
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Post by: Jarhead0331 on July 15, 2019, 01:53:41 AM
^yes, but on an alternate timeline. In the video, Albert Einstein travels back in time and eliminates a young Hitler to try to avoid WWII. It results in an unchecked Soviet invasion in 1946, which is when the game takes place, if memory serves.
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Post by: em2nought on July 15, 2019, 02:50:41 AM
I'd link to a video of Red Baron 3D with the Full Canvas Jacket super patch applied, but I can't even find one.  Closest I can come is BVH's Hell's Angels patch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKB983NJGDY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKB983NJGDY)
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Post by: FlickJax on July 15, 2019, 05:34:13 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylK_CB2VJBc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylK_CB2VJBc)

Played this forever :)
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Post by: Barthheart on July 15, 2019, 06:31:52 AM


Played this more than any other game on my C64.
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Post by: FlickJax on July 15, 2019, 06:35:07 AM
Guys,

How do you correctly post youtube clips?  Sorry dumb here :)
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Post by: KyzBP on July 15, 2019, 06:43:11 AM
This one still raises my adrenaline and puts a grin on my face:

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Post by: bayonetbrant on July 15, 2019, 07:01:14 AM
Guys,

How do you correctly post youtube clips?  Sorry dumb here :)

http://grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=4814.0
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Post by: FlickJax on July 15, 2019, 08:29:18 AM


My first ever wargame.....

And thanks :)
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Post by: AchillesLastStand on July 15, 2019, 10:58:53 AM
The first game I absolutely loved was Medieval Total War although my PC at the time had trouble running it. What a wonderful soundtrack
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Post by: Skoop on July 15, 2019, 12:08:53 PM
The origional gunship for comodore64, played it to death when I was 12.  Then I learned to surf and didn't touch video games for 15 years.  Now in middle age bliss I've come full circle back to wargaming and flight simming, prepar3d to Dcs and everything in between.
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Post by: Gusington on July 15, 2019, 12:32:44 PM
If you had a Commodore 64 on a surf board you would have been the coolest kid on the block.
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Post by: Sir Slash on July 15, 2019, 12:39:58 PM
Unless you lived in Kansas. Even though, you'd still be pretty cool. The original Might & Magic on my Commodore 64/128 made me so cool I've never managed to catch-up to myself in coolness ever again.  :nerd:
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Post by: Gusington on July 15, 2019, 01:01:11 PM
Thereís water somewhere in Kansas.
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Post by: IICptMillerII on July 15, 2019, 02:10:10 PM
I'll throw one into the ring. One of the first proper flight sims I ever played. Really liked this game growing up.

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Post by: Skoop on July 15, 2019, 02:21:15 PM
Thereís water somewhere in Kansas.

Not sure how much you guys follow surf culture, but Kelly Slater build an artificial wave site in Lemore, Ca.  It's a hundred miles from any ocean and it's been highly successful.  Quite an engineering accomplishment, they just haven't figured out how to bring it to the masses.  When they do, it'll be a great day for Kansas or other land locked areas.
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Post by: DennisS on July 15, 2019, 04:26:49 PM
The first game I absolutely loved was Medieval Total War although my PC at the time had trouble running it. What a wonderful soundtrack


I also played this one a lot...the Kingdoms expansion was excellent, and I played as native American tribes. Pretty cool to crush the invading Spanish.
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Post by: Gusington on July 15, 2019, 04:33:58 PM
The Kingdoms expansion was for Medieval 2.

I too still listen to the first Medieval soundtrack, 15+ years later. It really is that good.

I wish Toonces would check in on this thread...especially on the Surfing in Kansas set up!
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Post by: Sir Slash on July 15, 2019, 05:29:49 PM
I don't believe that surfing counts unless it involves dodging sharks and diving pelicans. But if the majority accepts that is possible in Kansas, then I'm down with that. I'm trying to figure a way to water ski in my pool involving a ski rope and either a large dog chasing squirrels or my missus driving the riding mower in high gear. So far it's still an on paper concept.
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Post by: DoctorQuest on July 15, 2019, 08:11:59 PM
I'll throw one into the ring. One of the first proper flight sims I ever played. Really liked this game growing up.



I've always thought Strike Fighters 2 made a good replacement for the old Jane's survey sims.  I put a few hours into Jane's USAF.
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Post by: Staggerwing on July 15, 2019, 08:24:27 PM
IIRC, there was some kind of hack to make the Harriers capable of STOL and VIFF because the vanilla sim had them function as regular jets.
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Post by: IICptMillerII on July 16, 2019, 02:40:10 AM
I've always thought Strike Fighters 2 made a good replacement for the old Jane's survey sims.  I put a few hours into Jane's USAF.

I definitely agree, Strike Fighters 2 is a great series that really does feel like a proper spiritual successor to the older Janes flight sims. Though for me the Janes games are still much more nostalgic.
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Post by: Thomm on July 16, 2019, 02:46:49 AM
"Close Combat 2: A Bridge Too Far" comes to mind.

Best regards,
Thomm
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Post by: FlickJax on July 16, 2019, 04:00:50 AM
Like a lot here I suspect so many of my golden memories were provided by one company SSI :)  so many great games

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Strategic_Simulations_games

Some of my faves:




But there were so many more :)
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Post by: Barthheart on July 16, 2019, 04:27:22 AM
Yeah, SSI and Microprose....  :dreamer:
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Post by: Staggerwing on July 16, 2019, 04:41:36 AM
Don't forget Dynamics:




I think the player is using some kind of Roland32 emulator for the music.
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Post by: Tuna on July 16, 2019, 04:50:41 AM
I'll throw one into the ring. One of the first proper flight sims I ever played. Really liked this game growing up.



I loved that one "Feet Wet".. But I was already grown up, so now you're making me feel old. Graphics were much better than Red Baron/Aces over Europe/Aces over Pacific.
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Post by: trek on July 16, 2019, 06:09:29 AM
I had a Mac in 1993 and played the following: Graphsims FA-18 Hornet (now available on the IPad), A-10 Attack! and several games by a company called Deadly Games. The three I remember were U-Boat, Battle of Britain and M4 Sherman. Played them to death.
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Post by: FlickJax on July 16, 2019, 06:21:11 AM
One of my first PC games that I played with my friends to death:
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Post by: steve58 on July 16, 2019, 07:23:00 AM
I played the heck out of these two on my C64:

Lords of Conquest (from Electronic Arts) and Starflight


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Post by: Gusington on July 16, 2019, 07:24:37 AM
I wanted to play Sword of Aragon so bad back in the day because I loved the ads, but I had no pc :/
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Post by: FlickJax on July 16, 2019, 08:18:48 AM
I wanted to play Sword of Aragon so bad back in the day because I loved the ads, but I had no pc :/

It was so much fun Gus........ sorry ;)
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Post by: WYBaugh on July 16, 2019, 08:23:05 AM
I played the heck out of these two on my C64:

Lords of Conquest (from Electronic Arts) and Starflight




Absolutely loved Lords of Conquest!  That and Starfleet are my two most missed games.  If I could ever get off my lazy butt, I would love to write my own Starfleet.
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Post by: Gusington on July 16, 2019, 08:35:56 AM
 :'(
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Post by: Sir Slash on July 16, 2019, 09:09:58 AM
I was a complete SSI Whore the entire 80's beginning with Kampgruppe and played the hell out of Battles of Napoleon. And I'm still mad about their folding-up.  >:(
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Post by: rocketman on July 16, 2019, 09:10:43 AM
One of the first wargames that got me hooked. Learned just a while back that Charles Moylan was one of the devs who now makes Combat Mission which is the game series I'm most hooked on now. So I have him to thank for a lot  :bd: :notworthy: O0 :smitten:

Flight Commander 2



Edit: Why doesn't it imbed the vid?
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Post by: mbar on July 16, 2019, 11:54:08 AM
^Highlight your YT link then click the YouTube button to embed it.
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Post by: DoctorQuest on July 16, 2019, 12:02:22 PM
^Brant posted the process earlier in this thread.
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Post by: rocketman on July 16, 2019, 12:58:47 PM
Copying the link from the browser window didn't work, but using the "share"-link from Youtube worked. However, in both cases I get a warning about some .swf files that Chrome deem as dangerous.
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Post by: solops on July 16, 2019, 04:09:41 PM
North Atlantic '86 from SSI on my Apple IIe. I spent more time on that game than anything else other than one or two recent games that came to market post-retirement. It hit my sweet spot for scale, detail and control. Loved Kampfgruppe and Mech Brigade as well.
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Post by: CJReich46 on July 16, 2019, 04:56:43 PM
Just fyi. But if you go to archive.org.

There is the MS-Dos Library. It allows you to play those games online.

I've found a few mentioned here on the site. 
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Post by: Toonces on July 16, 2019, 05:10:01 PM




 \m/
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Post by: Staggerwing on July 16, 2019, 05:58:18 PM
One of the first wargames that got me hooked. Learned just a while back that Charles Moylan was one of the devs who now makes Combat Mission which is the game series I'm most hooked on now. So I have him to thank for a lot  :bd: :notworthy: O0 :smitten:

Flight Commander 2



Edit: Why doesn't it imbed the vid?

Believe it or not, I actually have this game in box, on 5 1/4 floppy. Somewhere...
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Post by: Staggerwing on July 16, 2019, 06:06:46 PM




 \m/

I had to upgrade my Leading Edge 486 SX25 with a math coprocessor just to play Falcon 3 (or actually MiG-29, which I got first). I think I still have the F3 box w/ the manuals. It's probably right beside the FC2 box, where ever that is.  ???
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Post by: Nefaro on July 16, 2019, 06:08:58 PM
This one is legendary.  Oh, those crazy stories.   :DD
 <:-)

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Post by: FlickJax on July 17, 2019, 12:22:14 AM




 \m/

Probably the biggest manual I ever read.......
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Post by: Gusington on July 17, 2019, 06:53:06 AM
I post this probably every couple of months, but I wish I still had my Their Finest Hour manual.
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Post by: jamus34 on July 17, 2019, 07:33:11 AM
Theyíre pretty much in tatters today but I still have my Bards Tale 3 and Wasteland manuals, along with the BT3 wheel.

I also have my Master of Orion manual which is in surprisingly good condition.
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Post by: FlickJax on July 17, 2019, 08:08:01 AM
I have lots from the 90's in my loft boxed :)   need to look through them one day
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Post by: Sir Slash on July 17, 2019, 09:30:50 AM
I had a ton of old boxed games from the 80's and 90's sitting in my closet and one day my Pest Control guy asked me if I wanted to sell them. He had a nephew working on building computers and programs and said he was looking for stuff from the early days of computers. I told him what they were and how long I'd had them but he bought them anyway for $20. Not much but better than just throwing them out with the trash. I still felt like losing an old and very dear friend.
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Post by: FlickJax on July 17, 2019, 09:48:08 AM
I had a ton of old boxed games from the 80's and 90's sitting in my closet and one day my Pest Control guy asked me if I wanted to sell them. He had a nephew working on building computers and programs and said he was looking for stuff from the early days of computers. I told him what they were and how long I'd had them but he bought them anyway for $20. Not much but better than just throwing them out with the trash. I still felt like losing an old and very dear friend.

um... just seen Darklands PC on Ebay for £49.99 and Gunship upwards of £20 and just found - RARE Sid Meier's Civilization CD for IBM PC Tandy in Big Box by MicroProse 1991
Pre-owned
£79.99
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Post by: Barthheart on July 17, 2019, 10:28:29 AM
Darklands! Another awesome game from Micriprose



If ever there was a game that needs to be made modern it's Darklands. 14th Century German lore. Such a great setting.
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Post by: Gusington on July 17, 2019, 10:51:20 AM
Hmm...I have never even heard of Darklands.
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Post by: jamus34 on July 17, 2019, 11:12:47 AM
Yeah Darklands was awesome. I actually think I bought it on GOG but it hasnít aged well.
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Post by: Ian C on July 17, 2019, 11:15:10 AM
PS1.

Medal of Honour, Silent Hill, Parasite Eve 2, Tenchu 2, Metalgear Solid












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Post by: Steelgrave on July 17, 2019, 12:32:55 PM
Yeah Darklands was awesome. I actually think I bought it on GOG but it hasnít aged well.

Yeah, I played a lot of Darklands back in the day. And I also bought it on GOG myself a few years ago and it just wasn't the same. Something else to file in "great memories, but.....". 
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Post by: Sir Slash on July 17, 2019, 12:40:52 PM
Same for me with the Gold Box series I picked up on GOG some time ago. Just too retro.  :'(
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Post by: Bardolph on July 17, 2019, 04:08:03 PM



I spent a lot of time on Malden and Everon back in the day. Still go back once in awhile.

And for theme music:

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Post by: IICptMillerII on July 17, 2019, 06:20:41 PM
I'll throw a little more nostalgia into the ring with Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator WWII Europe:



Really fun old game. I think it was my very first proper WWII flight sim. I remember there was one mission I played over and over again. It was basically just a huge furball. You take off from an airfield in a P-51, climb to 20k feet or so and duke it out with a large number of Bf-109s. I also remember playing the train scenario from the video above a number of times, rocketing and bombing the train to varying degrees of success.
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Post by: CJReich46 on July 17, 2019, 06:55:57 PM
Yeah Darklands was awesome. I actually think I bought it on GOG but it hasnít aged well.

I'm one of those who can handle the aged graphics bit. I think its because I never really got to play those games.

But I'm in agreement, Darklands needs a serious remake.
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Post by: Sir Slash on July 17, 2019, 09:39:47 PM
You guys are taking me back there. Way back there!  :dreamer:
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Post by: FlickJax on July 18, 2019, 03:10:45 AM
2nd wargame I ever bought and even got my old man to play :)
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Post by: FlickJax on July 18, 2019, 03:14:19 AM
Sorry getting into this now..... really loved playing this with my buddy on the Amiga 500
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Post by: jamus34 on July 18, 2019, 06:27:10 AM
I also wish someone would remake / reimagine Roadwar 2000.

I loved that game, well ahead of its time and it spanned a large number of genres.
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Post by: Gusington on July 18, 2019, 06:50:35 AM
Oh man...Desert Rats and Roadwar 2000. I can smell the game shop.
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Post by: Sir Slash on July 18, 2019, 09:53:04 AM
Me too. Remember all the Hot Chicks waiting outside of the Game Shops to pick-up their dream gamer? The way they threw themselves at us was embarrassing. And then the choice was, 'Do I go home with her... or the game'? I usually choose whichever one had the hottest box-art.  :bd:
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Post by: Gusington on July 18, 2019, 11:16:20 AM
I was around 13 in the peak game shop era (1987). I had 3 more years until girls even noticed me.
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Post by: SirAndrewD on July 18, 2019, 03:31:39 PM
I still get nostalgic for this..



Oops, saw Starflight was already posted.   

Still, double nostalgic!

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Post by: FlickJax on July 19, 2019, 12:20:57 AM
I was around 13 in the peak game shop era (1987). I had 3 more years until girls even noticed me.

I was 12 in 1980 when I got my first VIC 20 for xmas, believe it or not i wanted a Texas instruments computer, thank god mum and dad made the better choice :)  and buying games was quite hard as was mainly in shops like Tandy then or catalogues....

By 1982 and the Spectrum and 64 appeared we had about 7 shops in Southampton...... now there is 1 :(

One of my joys was running from shop to shop literally and seeing if any new releases :)
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Post by: Gusington on July 19, 2019, 08:15:08 AM
My first computer ever was a Ti994/a...with no tape or disc drive! I entered simple BASIC programs in to it to play the simplest of simple Ďgamesí before crying myself to sleep. Thankfully a got a C64 (with a 1541 drive) a few years later, and then around 1990 once I started working I was able to buy myself an Amiga 500...I had arrived! 😎
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Post by: FlickJax on July 19, 2019, 08:35:52 AM
My first computer ever was a Ti994/a...with no tape or disc drive! I entered simple BASIC programs in to it to play the simplest of simple Ďgamesí before crying myself to sleep. Thankfully a got a C64 (with a 1541 drive) a few years later, and then around 1990 once I started working I was able to buy myself an Amiga 500...I had arrived! 😎

Vic 20,  Spectrum 48 (2 of), Spectrum 128K (waste of money), Atari ST FM and shortly there after the Amiga 500
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Post by: Gusington on July 19, 2019, 08:54:04 AM
I think youíre my older brother.
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Post by: Toonces on July 19, 2019, 10:25:23 AM
You were missing out not having the tape drive, Gus.

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Post by: Gusington on July 19, 2019, 10:41:21 AM
I KNOW - my grandfather said that not having things built character  >:(
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Post by: Sir Slash on July 19, 2019, 10:56:09 AM
I used to HATE those Blink Dogs. They'd, 'blink' in and out again leaving their pooh right where you would step in it.  :tickedoff:
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Post by: steve58 on July 19, 2019, 11:28:05 AM
I KNOW - my grandfather said that not having things built character  >:(
I don't know about building character, but I was typing in lots of characters until I got a drive for my C64.  Remember those machine code pages for games in Computer Gaming World?  Lots of typing...
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Post by: rocketman on July 19, 2019, 12:10:51 PM
You were missing out not having the tape drive, Gus.


I loved that game. Used to bug a class mate of mine to come over to his place and play it for hours. He was the only one who had a Texas Instrument so no other way to play it. Looked it up on Youtube just a couple of weeks ago for the memories.
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Post by: Gusington on July 19, 2019, 12:13:14 PM
I got my game codes from Run! magazine.
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Post by: IICptMillerII on July 19, 2019, 01:34:09 PM
Here's a game that I only ever briefly played back in the day, but has become a retro nostalgia classic for me recently. Star Wars Jedi Knight Dark Forces 2.



The live action cutscenes are great. Low production value, cheesy acting and dialogue... It has it all! Plus, there is just something about 90's games that have such a great aesthetic to them.



The older Star Wars games are the best. I played much more Star Wars Jedi Knight II Jedi Outcast way back when, which is one of my favorite games

I have Dark Forces 2 on Steam and it runs pretty well. I think it also is sold on GoG, which is likely a more stable build of the game on modern computers.
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Post by: steve58 on July 19, 2019, 01:54:24 PM
I KNOW - my grandfather said that not having things built character  >:(
I don't know about building character, but I was typing in lots of characters until I got a drive for my C64.  Remember those machine code pages for games in Computer Gaming World?  Lots of typing...

I stand corrected (by myself). Mag I was thinking of was actually COMPUTE's GAZETTE (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compute!%27s_Gazette).  Here is one of those code pages:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a5/ComputesGazetteProgramPage.jpg)

...and a walk down Memory Lane: https://www.commodore.ca/commodore-gallery/compute-gazette-magazines-issue-1-through-43/
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Post by: Staggerwing on July 19, 2019, 04:35:22 PM
  Remember those machine code pages for games in Computer Gaming World?  Lots of typing...

And lots of mistyping debugging...
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Post by: DoctorQuest on July 19, 2019, 07:46:01 PM
Can you imagine typing in CMANO?
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Post by: Staggerwing on July 19, 2019, 07:55:37 PM
Hmmm... a million monkeys, a million IBM model M's, a million years....

No, not really.
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Post by: solops on July 21, 2019, 11:52:58 AM
Stars!
My all-time favorite space 4x. Liked it better than MOO 1/2.
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Post by: Capn Darwin on July 23, 2019, 09:32:17 AM
Tunnels of Doom was the shiznit back in the day. IBM PC games didn't come close for years.  O0
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Post by: FlickJax on July 23, 2019, 09:45:24 AM
2nd Cartridge I bought for my VIC 20
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Post by: Gusington on July 23, 2019, 11:01:37 AM
Choplifter!!! *clutches pearls*
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Post by: FarAway Sooner on July 23, 2019, 12:11:43 PM
Choplifter for the C-64 was classic, but Starflight was truly one of the greatest of all time. 

My own favorite, which has not aged very well but is still quaint:
 

But another favorite of mine, from years and years earlier:
 
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Post by: Ryohei56 on July 23, 2019, 02:56:03 PM
Here are a few of mine (slightly tongue-in-cheek).

The hexy one is Battlefield Germany, which I thought was brilliant. It had an option to escalate to a nuke fest, which saw every hex turn black and everybody died. Fun times.

Before that I played Ring of Darkness, on the Dragon 32 (that's 32 K, ffs). Blocky pixel figures fought on a 2D landscape, but you could visit a 3D wire frame dungeon and fight the villainous Gelatinous Cube! Stay my beating heart....

But before all that, there was Pong. 'Nuff said.
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Post by: CJReich46 on July 24, 2019, 05:54:41 PM
Compute! and Compute gazette. I remember when my dad would get those, and I would pore over them, and then spending hours typing in one of the games on our VIC-20, I even learned how to program my own games (more inspired by David Ahl's Basic Computer Games books)using random number generators. Not to mention reading the ads, on all the different games that were out. Ultima, Temple of Apshai, Telengard, Wizardry II (!) and even Wolfenstein! (neighbor had a 64 and we played it once)

There was one we had at School for an Apple II and it about traveling through time to catch the Adversary, it was called Odyssey Through Time and we had another one called World War which was like a Risk game. Plus there were the kids who had copies of Ultima III: Exodus and Ultima IV, Bard's Tale, Shadowkeep etc.

Then we got an Atari 520 ST and aside from the usual chess, reversi type games we had Brattacas and Silent Service.  Brattacas was a Sci-fi fantasy game where you were on this asteroid colony trying to find the evidence to clear your name, and the weapons were swords as beam weapons damaged the environment of the colony. You could open any door, go anywhere, just there was always a decision to be made and there was always a consequences. I later bought for it Beyond Zork.

We had an IBM clone much later (about when I joined the Navy) and I bought for it when I came home for leave - Ancient Art of War at Sea (I think I still have it) and later we had Ace of Aces (about the RAF Mosquito), Sim City, Test Drive II: The Duel, Jack Nicolaus Golf. and then I found for it - Full Metal Planet  (think Off World Colony) but more ruthless, you had units to attack your enemies with, and a map that changed. It had low and high tides, so your naval or land units could get easily stranded by a lowering or rising tide, plus you had to get your ores, and off that planet in 25 turns. It even had a customizable feature where you could design your own freight company logo too.
Title: Re: Golden Gaming Memories...
Post by: Sir Slash on July 24, 2019, 08:52:07 PM
I feel sorry for today's kids not to have such memories to hang onto.
Title: Re: Golden Gaming Memories...
Post by: Staggerwing on July 24, 2019, 09:18:51 PM
My childhood memories were more of the Estes rocket and Heathkit building kind (as well as a crapload of styrene, cement, and enamel paint pots). My HS had a few Apple 2s and we played 'Hunt the Wumpus' but computers really didn't happen for me until I got my Vic20 at about age 19.
Title: Re: Golden Gaming Memories...
Post by: Senex on July 25, 2019, 11:55:02 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/ZqzRwfnp/russia-the-great-war.png)

Russia - The Great War in the East
On the Apple II  (128k of memory required).
One reviewer called it "an impressionistic view of the Eastern Front".
Still (in emulation) my favorite game on the subject.


(https://i.postimg.cc/TYhJxP9Q/1830.gif)

1830
One of the best AIs any computer game ever had.
(They had to patch the Easy level because it wasn't easy enough.)
The only chance element is right at the start of the game, when the order of the players is decided.
From the designers of Master of Magic.
Title: Re: Golden Gaming Memories...
Post by: Lowenstaat on July 25, 2019, 08:39:59 PM
"WE TRIUMPHED OVER VILLAINY!"


 
Title: Re: Golden Gaming Memories...
Post by: FlickJax on July 26, 2019, 02:15:48 AM
I cant stay away from this thread :)  my fav arcade game on Spectrum and one of my favs ever.
Title: Re: Golden Gaming Memories...
Post by: DennisS on August 02, 2019, 07:01:40 PM
Stars!
My all-time favorite space 4x. Liked it better than MOO 1/2.

Take a look at Interstellar Space: Genesis   ...  This is a pretty good game that reminds me a LOT of MOO2, but better. Universe could be bigger, and it's a slow start, but I like it a lot. On Steam.
Title: Re: Golden Gaming Memories...
Post by: DennisS on August 02, 2019, 07:02:35 PM
Choplifter for the C-64 was classic, but Starflight was truly one of the greatest of all time. 

My own favorite, which has not aged very well but is still quaint:
 

But another favorite of mine, from years and years earlier:
 

I have MoM on my desktop now. Works well in DosBox. I still play this, and enjoy it. Definitely has that one-more-turn feel.
Title: Re: Golden Gaming Memories...
Post by: DennisS on August 02, 2019, 07:05:25 PM
Yeah Darklands was awesome. I actually think I bought it on GOG but it hasnít aged well.

I played this just the other day. My daughter played this when she was about 12. She memorized every. single. saint., and what praying to them achieved. She knew where all the 37q gear was...all the towns. Not sure how many hours she played, but it had to have been well over a thousand.
Title: Re: Golden Gaming Memories...
Post by: Tripoli on August 03, 2019, 09:55:11 AM
Balance of Power by Chris Crawford.  Apparently, you can still play this on-line
https://classicreload.com/balance-of-power.html
Title: Re: Golden Gaming Memories...
Post by: MengJiao on August 05, 2019, 04:51:01 AM
Don't forget Dynamics:




I think the player is using some kind of Roland32 emulator for the music.

Red Baron was pretty good.  IIRC there was an expansion (haha) with Zepplins.
Title: Re: Golden Gaming Memories...
Post by: Tuna on August 05, 2019, 05:29:01 AM
Don't forget Dynamics:




I think the player is using some kind of Roland32 emulator for the music.

Red Baron was pretty good.  IIRC there was an expansion (haha) with Zepplins.

The good ole days, when the Number Pad on your keyboard was your joystick!
Title: Re: Golden Gaming Memories...
Post by: FlickJax on August 05, 2019, 06:46:56 AM
Loved Red Barron,  sort of cheated used to follow them in a circle and then lower the throttle slightly and it increased my turning speed :) worked almost every time.....
Title: Re: Golden Gaming Memories...
Post by: Staggerwing on August 05, 2019, 04:10:25 PM
Don't forget Dynamics:




I think the player is using some kind of Roland32 emulator for the music.

Red Baron was pretty good.  IIRC there was an expansion (haha) with Zepplins.

IIRC, there were zeppelin-busting missions in the original release.