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Offline BloodEagle

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/Davros salutes a true coneseuir of gaming goodness......

You cochon americaine obviously have pas de culture at all!

It's écrivé connoisseur!

I have to do it.


 

Offline Al Tarket

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i played z66 and it must of been a very long time around at least 13 years ago at least it came out on a disc of 100 games that run on both dos and windows and it was a complete mix, corridor 7, zone 66, commander keen, adventure, Animal adventure, apples and oranges. mostly epic megagames and apogee related, dark blue disc.

zone 66 was one of the odd balls next to trolls where the objective was not really known, however on zone 66 1d sideways scroller only its not one way like flying tigers or galactix. the controls are wierd at first however you get used to them, i did manage to clear out most the enemy structures and the hundred or so enemy fighters, including that purple boomerang with the 4 thrusters and that blue triangle (triangle ship again!!). i suggest you go for the big green fighter later, however start off with the small jet fighter to chase the enemy fighters off, go land and change load out, if you can fly to the nearest landing pad closest to the next enemy structures, advisable instead of landing opposite end of the map from your objective otherwise you will run out of fuel.
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Offline CP5670

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I had Zone 66 on a shareware games CD at some point, but I never got it to work. It used some unusual memory extender that didn't seem to work on the laptop I had back then.

 

Offline Al Tarket

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haha stacks was the worst, if not configured properly the computer would completely crash and give some strange colored lines appear somewhere on the screen.

physical memory was one of the 2 that i cannot remember however if you dont have enough the game wouldnt even start, dos would make sure. what was the files you had to edit to get the stuff to work.. autoexec.bet and config.cfg i think.
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Offline Mika

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Speaking of Autoexec and Config, what was your tops with them?

I have a vague memory of 625 or 624 KBs of free base memory with the normal start (DOS 6.22).

Was it something like this?
DEVICE=C:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS (there could have been a switch here to pass testing)
DEVICE=C:\DOS\EMM386.EXE /NOEMS (and then you needed a switch to use some unused region before display driver memory addresses, can't remember the hex codes anymore)
DOS=HIGH,UMB
Can't recall stacks and that other related thing you could adjust.

In autoexec.bat I recall it was pretty much LOADHIGH mousedrivers and probably smartdrive, setting the soundcard and keyboard language. I feel so nerdy recalling this stuff 12 years after getting rid of DOS itself (actually it DID count with Win95)...

DOS4GW was one problematic memory handler at times.

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Replaying the Marine story in AVP2, makes me smile every time :nod:

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Replaying the Marine story in AVP2, makes me smile every time :nod:
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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I think there's a unilateral love for the M41A. Quite rightly so. Working prop guns :yes: still a chance i can find one through an old film industry contact.

 

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Offline NGTM-1R

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Attempting to figure out how to run Zone 66 on my computer, I don't have a 3.5 floppy drive...

Big torrent. :nervous:

It's only 8 or 9 3.5" floppies. :P I remember liking the music. :p

I also remember the objective was actually pretty clear too. :p And it had an anime-esque opening sequence with BOOBS! *nods*
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Offline colecampbell666

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Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

  

Offline Al Tarket

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outer regions wave 6, i cant seem to find a way past that mission, i got the most expensive item, which is far better then the laser defense as that has become useless in the outer regions.

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Populus (spelling?) is an old game I liked.

Battlezone ah yes good ol days.

Diablo 1 going online first time awesome!

Warcraft 1 I remember the blobs across the screen running around was awesome!
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Offline Al Tarket

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lololol, battlezone!, wireframe early graphics design, anicent, if anything chase was better  :lol: imo.

populous the beginning? easy to play, very amusing to see a tornado rip through a wooden structure and flying tribal people :rolleyes:.


how about lemmings 1 and 2? 3 was weird imo and 3d also.
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Offline CP5670

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I think he's talking about the more recent Battlezone, from 1998.

The Lemmings series is awesome. I played Lemmings Chronicles (the third game) for the first time last summer and have been playing Lemmings Revolution, on and off during the last several months. Chronicles was certainly quite different but I liked it a lot, better than Lemmings 2 which had many great ideas but was way too easy, especially for someone coming from Lemmings 1 and ONML.

As for that Raptor wave, you should have a twin laser by that point. It's easy to rack up enough money if you play on elite. Those ground bosses are very easy to kill with it since it fires out of the sides of your ship, instead of the center. You can take out the beam turrets by just sitting next to them and they won't be able to hit you back.

 

Offline Al Tarket

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that was the weapon i was talking about, however the missile pod is also very effective in such a situation except on ground targets.

battlezone 2, i much better however imo i didn't like it, i guess i played that genre out of its skin after uprising 1 and 2.
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Offline SPARTAN-367

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Yeah I was talking about the older Battlezone... I hate part 2 :(

Uprising wasn't tooo bad...
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I think there's a unilateral love for the M41A. Quite rightly so. Working prop guns :yes: still a chance i can find one through an old film industry contact.

Bah. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIG_SG_550 is all I say.
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Offline BloodEagle

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The Lemmings series is awesome. I played Lemmings Chronicles (the third game) for the first time last summer and have been playing Lemmings Revolution, on and off during the last several months. Chronicles was certainly quite different but I liked it a lot, better than Lemmings 2 which had many great ideas but was way too easy, especially for someone coming from Lemmings 1 and ONML.

I still have my ONML CD.

Those were the days.   :D

 

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Red Alert 2.

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