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Title: Old games
Post by: Kopachris on April 10, 2011, 12:06:16 am
Anyone have any old games that they still sometimes play (or wish you could play) for nostalgia?  For me, I've got titles like MotoRacer, SODA Off-Road Racing, and the old Need For Speed games, which won't run on my computer anymore.  I also seem to recall some game from my childhood (which I can't pin a name on) involving a spaceship-thing flying around a landscape with weird tunnels through hills and such, some with force fields.  I think there was also a purple boss that quacked.

Anyone else care to share their nostalgia?  (BTW, Volition/Parallax titles don't count, as we should all already be familiar with them.)
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: General Battuta on April 10, 2011, 12:08:21 am
Loads

Baldur's Gate 2, Planescape Torment, ****ing Homeworld, ****ing Ground Control 2, jesus, Mechwarrior, goddamn, there's so many
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: Jeryko on April 10, 2011, 12:19:39 am
Empire Earth, Tyrian, Rise of the Triad

So many others
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: PsychoLandlord on April 10, 2011, 12:39:05 am
The Homeworlds, all the Battletech and Mechwarrior games, Ground Control, Crimson Skies, And Starship Troopers : Terran Ascendancy. Those are the only ones I play anything resembling regularly, though I do plan on picking up Baldurs Gate to see what all the fuss is about.
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: Kolgena on April 10, 2011, 01:26:05 am
Unreal Tournament 99, Worms Armageddon, Earth 2140, CnC's, Journeyman Project

Buck bumble, SSBros, Killer Instinct, Chronotrigger.
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: Jeff Vader on April 10, 2011, 02:16:42 am
Grim Fandango. I'd want to play Grim Fandango. Can't get it to work on my current rig. Unless... maybe I should try to install it on my netbook. Would have to iso the cds.

Oh, and The Curse of Monkey Island. Fortunately works just fine with ScummVM.
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: Enzo03 on April 10, 2011, 02:45:45 am
 :hopping:
PC:
Descent (1, 2, and 3)
Wolfenstein 3D
Duke Nukem 3D
Doom
Quake 1 and 2
FS1 (vanilla)
Crime Cities
Powerslide
Mechwarrior 2: 31st Century Combat (non Titanium!)
Mechwarrior 1!
Mechwar
Command and Conquer (all of them up to (and including) Renegade, although The First Decade versions work on Win7 x64!)
Traffic Department 2197
Highway Hunter
Tyrian 2000
Sim City 2000
Zone 66
The Adventures of Robbo
Power Drome (original)
Solar Winds
Kiloblaster
Overkill
Jill of the Jungle
Epic Pinball
Myst
Riven
Myst III: Exile (well it still runs on my Win7 x64 just fine so..)
Castle of the Winds 1 and 2
One Must Fall 2097
Phantasmagoria
Need For Speed 3: Hot Pursuit
Need For Speed 5: Porsche Unleashed (Porsche 2000 for you EU folk)
Hard Truck
Hard Truck 2 (as well as King of the Road)
Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing

Mac:
Marathon
Marathon 2: Durandal
Marathon Infinity

PSX:
WipEout
WipEout XL/2097
Wip3out
Chrono Cross
Megaman Legends 1 and 2 (but really I prefer 2)
NOT Final Fantasy VII
... ...Descent
Descent Maximum

NES:
Excitebike
Battle City
An airplane game I used to have, I forget what name it is :(
BaseWars
Super Mario World 3 (My current cartridge does this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=druQC39SE0g)

SNES:
F-Zero
StarFox
Mechwarrior
Mechwarrior 2050
Killer Instinct
Raiden Trad.

N64:
Star Fox 64
Extreme-G 1 and 2
Cruisn World
Turok 1 and 2
Quake 64
Goldeneye 007
Perfect Dark
Star Soldier: Vanishing Earth
Star Wars Rogue Squadron
Star Wars Episode 1: Racer
Forsaken 64
Conker's Bad Fur Day
Mario Kart 64 WITHOUT someone who went and beat the whole thing with one character, ****ing up the balance
WipEout 64
Super Mario 64

Arcade:
Pole Position
Cruisn World
Cruisn USA
Killer Instinct 1 and 2
Raiden
Strikers 1945 1 and 2
Giga Wing
1942
1943
PacMan
Ms. PacMan
Galaga
Galaxian
Dig Dug
Asteroids
Asteroids Deluxe
Battlezone
Millipede
Warlords
Missile Command
...and...
Gravitar

I just now read the part where you said Volition/Parallax titles don't count.  Well too bad.  Taking them out isn't going to make the list much smaller though.
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on April 10, 2011, 02:49:55 am
BioMenace, Stargunner, Pepper's Adventures in Time, Raptor: Call of the Shadows, Tyrian 2000, Descent 3 and XCar: Experimental Racing.
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: Mongoose on April 10, 2011, 02:54:07 am
Too many to list at this time of night, though they include liberal lineups from the PS1, PS2, N64, GameCube, GameBoy Color/Advance, and PC. :p
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: Goober5000 on April 10, 2011, 02:59:55 am
X-COM.  The original and best.

Also Master of Magic, Alpha Centauri, Lander, King's Quest, Space Quest, Police Quest, etc...

Pepper's Adventures in Time
This is actually available for free download now, from the original designer: http://www.markseibert.com/the_full_game.htm
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: Davros on April 10, 2011, 03:26:33 am
Easier than typing a list
(http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/8914/terrabyte.jpg) (http://img844.imageshack.us/i/terrabyte.jpg/)


ps: the game the op refers to Terminal velocity perhaps ?
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: lostllama on April 10, 2011, 03:40:54 am
Kind of scary when I look at the backlog sitting on the shelves and in the attic. I'll mention some that are close to hand.

Space Hulk (the first one) is still on my shelf and works through DOSBox, got it free with another game on a budget label deal. I have the second one somewhere too, I managed to run it on XP using some DirectX config tinkering, but I'm not so sure if it still works.

Recently got the Unreal Gold bundle (I'm not usually an FPS person, I just remember playing a demo of UT when I was younger and I thought it was quite fun), and a compilation of the Myst series that I can't get to run. :/

Occasionally dig out Mechwarrior 2 (including MW2: Mercenaries) and Crimson Skies, and have numerous old flight sims from the late '90s that I might pick up again (Flight Unlimited series in particular). Would love to get Air Power working.

Also I have been giving the Echelon series (futuristic flight sims) a try. They aren't totally bad games, they certainly have some flaws but I can put up with them. Descent players might find them of interest although they are in some ways different from that series.

Dune (the adventure/strategy game by Cryo), which is DOSBox compatible. It's a nice game, and it's about 20 years old now. Probably one of the first games to feature full speech and to be released on CD-ROM.

StarCraft, Starlancer and Alpha Centauri probably need to be played again as I never actually finished them. Ah, all the Homeworlds too.

I too am thinking that Terminal Velocity is the game that the OP is trying to remember.
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on April 10, 2011, 07:36:26 am
Pepper's Adventures in Time
This is actually available for free download now, from the original designer: http://www.markseibert.com/the_full_game.htm

Tried that, didn't work, so I downloaded the MS-DOS version from Abandonia.

You played Space Quest? This might get your attention. (http://tmd.alienharmony.com/rw/index.htm)
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: -Joshua- on April 10, 2011, 10:48:06 am
I actually managed to scoop up Wing Commander 3 and 4 on the flea market in Belgium a year or so back. Best purchase I ever made.

The WC3 thing comes with all the manuals, too :D.
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: Nemesis6 on April 10, 2011, 11:31:40 am
Hostile Waters
Commander Keen series
Protostar: War on the Frontier
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: Mongoose on April 10, 2011, 11:54:26 am
Not to go off-topic, but Davros, AVG just burped at something in the full link to your image.  Which is weird, because Imageshack is a reputable service.
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: X3N0-Life-Form on April 10, 2011, 01:27:05 pm
Jesus, Terminal Velocity, that brings back memories ... I think I've still got the CD somewhere
Otherwise I still play Quake, Duke Nukem 3d, Another World and Transartica, Wing Commander IV when I get it to work
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: Suongadon on April 10, 2011, 01:36:40 pm
Conquest: Frontier Wars, Hostile Waters, Sacrifice, Ground Control, Earthsiege, Starsiege, Cyberstorm, Tribes... I think I see a trend there.
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: General Battuta on April 10, 2011, 01:38:49 pm
Conquest: Frontier Wars, Hostile Waters, Sacrifice, Ground Control, Earthsiege, Starsiege, Cyberstorm, Tribes... I think I see a trend there.

Instant runoff: GC1 or GC2
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: Suongadon on April 10, 2011, 01:44:54 pm
GC1. More nostalgia = more awesome
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: General Battuta on April 10, 2011, 02:07:07 pm
hrmph

For some reason I was always a sucker for GC2. GC1 was fun but got repetitive after a while - the 'scout, find enemy concentrations, ARTILLERY/BOMB THE **** OUT OF THEM' tactic was probably pretty realistic but not very dramatic.
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: -Joshua- on April 10, 2011, 02:17:22 pm
I personally loved the FIRST Wing Commander game. Loved how you really felt like 'its my fault' when your wingman died.

ANd that game was released 3 years before my birth 0_o.
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: MP-Ryan on April 10, 2011, 02:18:09 pm
No love for System Shock 2, people?  FOR SHAME!

Also, the original Prince of Persia was the cat's ass.
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: Suongadon on April 10, 2011, 02:29:32 pm
hrmph

For some reason I was always a sucker for GC2. GC1 was fun but got repetitive after a while - the 'scout, find enemy concentrations, ARTILLERY/BOMB THE **** OUT OF THEM' tactic was probably pretty realistic but not very dramatic.

When you say it like that, it makes it sound almost as repetitive as 'build - attack - rebuild'  :lol:
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: General Battuta on April 10, 2011, 02:32:34 pm
True burn, true burn.

Actually one of my favorite things about GC2 was how glitchy the AI was. Sometimes twenty enemy tanks would get a move order to the same point, and they'd all pinwheel into a beautiful flower shape around it, and you would artillery them to ****. Or the AI would get into this weird rut of just building the same unit over and over. But you could un-rut it by saving and loading and suddenly it would do some wildly unpredictable (usually stupid) thing.

World in Conflict was cool too but never really had the same magic. Decent writing though.
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: Scotty on April 10, 2011, 02:34:36 pm
Old school C&C.  I first played it on the N64.  Do want again.
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: PMY on April 10, 2011, 02:39:31 pm
Half-Life, Homeworld, SW: KOTOR, SM Alpha Centauri, NFS 3/4, Total Annihilation, Starlancer, Warcraft 3

But there is also a bunch of other old games which I first played only recently but also found them great (so I don't actually have any kind of nostalgia about them but I would like to replay them anyway): System Shock 2, Diablo 2, Unreal, Freelancer, Team Fortress Classic, X2: The Threat, Halo: Combat Evolved.

Also, which games are actually considired as "old"? Because all games released after 2003 are "new" for me, so I don't mention them.
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: Mongoose on April 10, 2011, 03:36:09 pm
Also, the original Prince of Persia was the cat's ass.
I need to play that one myself.  I do know that Sands of Time was an absolute masterpiece of a game.
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: JCDNWarrior on April 10, 2011, 03:54:26 pm
Whoa. Looks like pretty much all games I'm owning, playing and/or have played recently have been mentioned, except for possible;

Deus Ex 1
Cossacks: Back To War
Age of Empires 1 and 2
Fahrenheit/Indigo Prophecy (Few months back)
Morrowind
Zeus: Master of Olympus and it's expansion

I also REALLY wanted to play Omikron: The Nomad Soul again, but there was a problem with the z-buffer i think, being outdated and unsupported on all my machines. Big shame. The game is the predecessor of Fahrenheit/Indigo Prophecy and Heavy Rain and remains a very impressive technical achievement. That game is among the first and foremost of everyone mentioned in this thread that have had a impressive impact on me, so to me deserves a special mention.
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: Zacam on April 10, 2011, 05:25:39 pm

DooM/Heretic/Hexen/Quake/Quake 2 (GL Implementation)
UT (GL Implementation)
Deus X/SiN/Blood 2
VTM: Bloodlines
Janes: USAF
Ghost Recon/Desert Siege/Island Thunder
Tribes 2/Starseige/Mechwarrior (incl 2 and 3)
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit / High-Stakes
Total Annihilation
Terminal Velocity

Even older:
Star Control II
Elite II: Frontier
XF5700 Mantis
Any SSI RPG Game
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: VPR on April 10, 2011, 05:47:20 pm
Mainly been playing Xcom: Terror from the Deep lately after digging the DOS CDs out of the loft a few weeks ago, also got UFO to get back into. Other than that I'm playing C&C or Syndicate Wars occasionally and I'm stuck on one of the later missions because I don't have trigger wire (when at this stage I did have it on the PSX version). Very rarely I sometimes drag my Atari ST out to play Carrier Command mainly because it has better sound than the PC versions I've tried, attacking the enemy carrier never gets old. :D
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: Dragon on April 10, 2011, 05:55:25 pm
Wing Commander (the whole series), Descent (same), Commanche 4, X-Wing: Alliance, Dune 2000 and first C&C games (the ones which I could get for free some time ago).
Though if you mean really recently, then only C&C and XW:A (I don't have much time for playing anyway).
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: Davros on April 10, 2011, 06:57:55 pm
@ mongoose dont know what happened there i got the avg alert too when clicking on the direct link
its not the image because ive scanned the original with avg on my hdd and its clean

@zacam what o/s are you playing janes usaf under ?
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: achtung on April 10, 2011, 07:33:35 pm
I wish I could play Comanche Gold (Doesn't work on Win7/Vista) and Falcon 4.0 (lost).

I regret selling my N64 and all of its games. :(
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: Rodo on April 10, 2011, 08:28:32 pm
mmm let's see what I have already installed in my rig:

-Dungeon Keeper
-DK2
-Homeworld
-HW2

I also remember these from time to time:

-Colonization
-Prince of Persia (dos)
-Settlers 2
-Age of Empires
-Total Annihilation
-Revolt

That's all I can remember right now.
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: MP-Ryan on April 10, 2011, 08:36:15 pm
Also, the original Prince of Persia was the cat's ass.
I need to play that one myself.  I do know that Sands of Time was an absolute masterpiece of a game.

Sands of Time was phenomenal, EXCEPT for the asstastic combat.  It was obviously designed for a console... and since I played it on PC, I hated it.  And the comabt wouldn't have been nearly as bad except for the lack of a quicksave and the forced checkpoint bull****.  I was enamored enough with the plot that I finally just downloaded the save checkpoints for the areas that I went through 50+ times and couldn't beat so I could find out the rest of the story.

The irony was that the final boss was much easier than a number of the earlier battles.  Go figure.
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: Mongoose on April 10, 2011, 11:51:17 pm
I think Tycho from Penny-Arcade put it best when he said that the combat segments in Sands of Time were things you tolerated in order to get to more of the glorious platforming, instead of the other way around.  I know it certainly frustrated me at a few points (oh lord, that elevator...I'm guessing that's where you got stuck?), but I usually managed to plow through it.  Maybe the difference was that I originally played it on the PS2, so when I played it on the PC later via GameTap, I just hooked up my PS2 controller and used the same config.

As far as the final boss goes, again paraphrasing from Tycho, I don't think one should treat that encounter as the final boss...it was that ridiculously-tall tower you had to scale without using rewind beforehand. :D
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: Satellight on April 11, 2011, 07:49:19 am
I like to play old games with new improvements :

-FreeSpace (obviously  :P)
-Unreal 1 (new impressives textures, new patches)
-The Homeworld Serie (tactical mods and new maps)

...But I also like to play with consoles I didn't play with when they were initially released, like the NES, SNES, Saturn... Even if some games looks... strange on an HDTV, 2D games like Donkey Kong Country are surprisingly nice to see, more than many 3D PSONE games  :ick:
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: jr2 on April 11, 2011, 08:42:56 am
-Unreal 1 (new impressives textures, new patches)

Where do you get the new textures?  Do you know if they included with the GOG.com release (which I am using)?
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: T-LoW on April 11, 2011, 09:27:34 am
Quoted from their page:

Use:
   UnrealGold and Unreal Anthology    
     UnrealGold GOG and UnrealGold Steam

http://www.unrealtexture.com/Unreal/Unreal.htm
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: Zacam on April 12, 2011, 12:22:16 am

Wow, they updated that? Damn. I still get it from OldUnreal myself. Time to re-play!
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: jr2 on April 16, 2011, 07:33:44 pm
Quoted from their page:

Use:
   UnrealGold and Unreal Anthology    
     UnrealGold GOG and UnrealGold Steam

http://www.unrealtexture.com/Unreal/Unreal.htm

thx
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: Kosh on April 16, 2011, 08:44:31 pm
Master of Orion 1 - To this day my favorite of the series.
Starflight - The predecessor to Star Control 2.
Halo 1 - PC version

Others have already been mentioned.
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: BlueFlames on April 16, 2011, 08:50:44 pm
I didn't think I had any titles to add to the substantial lists already posted in the thread, but then I spent the better part of an hour gushing about the original Black & White in my Facebook notes, so there's that.
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: jr2 on April 17, 2011, 04:12:29 pm
Master of Orion 1 - To this day my favorite of the series.
Starflight - The predecessor to Star Control 2.
Halo 1 - PC version

Others have already been mentioned.

Ever try Halo CE?  Not Combat Evolved; Custom Edition?  http://hce.halomaps.org/  It's a Bungie stand-alone mod they released (but you have to have the full version of Halo for the PC to play)
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: phatosealpha on April 17, 2011, 05:00:29 pm
Every once in a while I'll fire up Buck Rogers:  Countdown to Doomsday.  Very reminiscent of the old D&D Gold Box games, except with sci-fi.  Way ahead of it's time though - you could get into random battles in space, blow all the weapons off a heavy cruiser, then take your little squad and board.  After that, all the payoff was creds only good for ship repairs and fuel, plus anything you could loot of the corpses.  Still haven't seen another game that lets you do that though.
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: jr2 on April 17, 2011, 08:20:06 pm
Anyone here ever play Xenon 2: MegaBlast (http://www.bitmap-brothers.co.uk/our-games/past/xenon2.htm)?  Not Xenon (http://www.bitmap-brothers.co.uk/our-games/past/xenon.htm), I haven't played that yet.
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: Marcov on April 19, 2011, 10:32:02 pm
Populous: The Beginning. I still play it from time to time.

The game itself is rather easy, but still fun; you get to build up your tribe, increasing your Shaman (main unit)'s mana, enabling her to cast deadlier, more complex spells, the most lethal being the Volcano (note: The pic below comes from the Internet):

(http://i56.tinypic.com/90ralf.jpg)

Usually, I just wait 'till my Brave population goes to 199 (the max pop), so the Shaman gets uber-strong, with most spells recharging quickly, and then solo the enemy with JUST the Shaman, wreaking havoc by casting a plethora of destructive spells (oh and primitive as they are, Shaman on a Balloon is just badass :lol:):

(http://i52.tinypic.com/eg93sw.jpg)

Oh, and just a sidenote, it's slightly surprising that VERY FEW here play the PC game called "Pirates of the Caribbean", since only one replied to its thread. That sure is an old, abandoned game :(.

But fortunately, there's a modding site dedicated to it.

Title: Re: Old games
Post by: KyadCK on April 20, 2011, 01:19:45 am
empire earth 1/2
starcraft
terminal velocity
hocus pocus
secret agent
blake stone 1/2
hydro thunder
duke nukem zero hour
risk (this one would be on a floppy)
FF7/8/10/12
ocarina of time
half-life/blue shift/opposeing force
outpost
need for speed 2/3/carbon/most wanted
*cough* FreeSpace
and probably a ton more i forgot

Title: Re: Old games
Post by: Marcov on April 20, 2011, 10:29:59 am
...and I'm quite amused as to why no one has mentioned if they actually played the Classics. Load Runner and Prince of Persia were much fun.
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: The E on April 20, 2011, 10:34:18 am
Because it's sort of assumed that, if you own them, you played them?
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: Marcov on April 21, 2011, 09:44:42 pm
No. They don't own them, either. So far as their comments.
Title: Re: Old games
Post by: Luis Dias on April 21, 2011, 09:58:51 pm
Couple of months ago ended dune2 again.... ahhhh great times.