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Collecting space sims
I'm feeling good because I just bought an original edition of Star Wars TIE Fighter. With the little discs and stuff, haha. I own the collector's edition that runs on WinXP just fine but there's something about owning the original box, instructions, all that jazz that just takes me back. I remember when I was a kid in the 90s I'd go to the PC game store and just gaze longingly at TIE Fighter, X-Wing, the Wing Commanders because back then there was no way my computer was able to run them.

So in the past few years I've also bought up Wing Commander 1 - 4 and am working my way around. I never actually PLAY the editions I buy. I have all those games in other formats that run better on modern operating systems but I just like owning them.

Am I some weirdo? Am I alone in this? Anyone else collect old space sims? Or any old games 'just to have them'?

 

Offline Davros

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Re: Collecting space sims
I do
behold The Sacred Terrabyte of Gaming Goodness
http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,62581.msg1236634.html#msg1236634

ps: The next game in your list is wing commander prophecy. origin then realeased a free standalone follow on wing commander secret ops for free
you can still find it online.

 
Re: Collecting space sims
Am I some weirdo? Am I alone in this? Anyone else collect old space sims? Or any old games 'just to have them'?
I think I'm the weirder one, because I'm jealous :(
Fun while it lasted.

Then bitter.

 

Offline Vidmaster

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Re: Collecting space sims
well I own all the mentioned games. But I also play them.  :lol:
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Re: Collecting space sims
Oh I play them too but I have digital copies on my computer of Wing Commander that I acquired waaaaaaaaaaaay back (legally!) and I have X-Wing and TIE Fighter on CD also. But I like just owning them also in their original boxes and formats and such. It just takes me back.

Oh and Davros that's the most amazing thing i've ever seen. EVER.

 

Offline Vidmaster

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Re: Collecting space sims
ps: The next game in your list is wing commander prophecy. origin then realeased a free standalone follow on wing commander secret ops for free
you can still find it online.

actually he should seek out the Gold Edition of Prophecy that includes Secret Ops.
Devoted member of the Official Karajorma Fan Club (Founded and Led by Mobius).

Does crazy Software Engineering for a living, until he finally musters the courage to start building games for real. Might never happen.

 

Offline JGZinv

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Re: Collecting space sims
Well the person I know that has the most space sims, would be RazorsKiss.
He's got a list on his site at razorskiss.net

I've got the whole xwing/tie fighter/expansion series. Tachyon, and FS2 GOTY edition.
Descent and some others I don't or haven't played in many years.
True power comes not from strength, but from the soul and imagination.
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Oh I have StarLancer too. It's fun. It's not one of the greats but it's a good time.

How do you like Tachyon?

 

Offline JGZinv

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Re: Collecting space sims
I'm the co-leader on the FringeSpace / FS2 conversion mod.
I've trained about 230 players in my time.
I played it in 2000 briefly and came back in mid 2006. Played since.
I edited, combined and produced a 3 part mod pack which
also restored multiplayer games after the official servers were broken.
That took 4 months to put together.
I organized and held a tournament to decided our alpha testers, in which I
contacted around 120 people and took 2 months to setup.

My partner has played Tachyon since it was beta in '99

I'm probably considered one of the top 5 mod pilots left.

I think that about says it.   :D
« Last Edit: May 18, 2009, 12:39:54 pm by JGZinv »
True power comes not from strength, but from the soul and imagination.
Max to PCS2 to FS2 SCP Guide
The FringeSpace Conversion Mod

 
Re: Collecting space sims
That's quite the resume...
Fun while it lasted.

Then bitter.

 

Offline Davros

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Re: Collecting space sims
@Javito

Im thinking of building a shrine so that gamers can make a pilgrimage to The Sacred Terrabyte and worship the Gaming Gods :D

 

Offline darkone

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Re: Collecting space sims
ps: The next game in your list is wing commander prophecy. origin then realeased a free standalone follow on wing commander secret ops for free
you can still find it online.

actually he should seek out the Gold Edition of Prophecy that includes Secret Ops.


You can download Wing Commander Secret Ops and get the key here:  http://www.spacesimcentral.com/wing-commander-series-f43/wing-commander-secret-ops-full-game-t28.html

 

Offline Unknown Target

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Re: Collecting space sims
There's also Starshatter: The Gathering Storm. www.starshatter.com

 

Offline Vidmaster

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Re: Collecting space sims
Well the person I know that has the most space sims, would be RazorsKiss.
He's got a list on his site at razorskiss.net

I can't find it, where the hell is it? I want to compare the list with mine.


Starshatter isn't too bad actually. But since there is no real story and I like games because of their potential as a narrative medium, well     :no:
« Last Edit: May 20, 2009, 11:25:16 am by Vidmaster »
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Offline Davros

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Re: Collecting space sims
Did you say you like space sims with a story

Behold Independance-War  (hail the greatness)

part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7AsRQXOUSY

part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kw1m2ZW1u84&feature=related

 

Offline Vidmaster

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Re: Collecting space sims
I know I-War  ;7  I know everything, Vidmaster is an all-knowing bastard.
Devoted member of the Official Karajorma Fan Club (Founded and Led by Mobius).

Does crazy Software Engineering for a living, until he finally musters the courage to start building games for real. Might never happen.