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Xcom is really the only one I've tried to play in years.  If it worked under windows I didn't consider it a DOS game so that rules out quite a few things that would work under Win 3.1 or Win9x as well as DOS.

Apologies for nitpicking, but how exactly do you define this? Quite a few DOS games worked under Windows 3.1 (I myself have fond memories of playing networked Descent in school computer labs under Windows 3.1 back in the day), but they were still DOS games in so much as they'd work even when Windows wasn't loaded (Windows programs would throw a message saying "This program requires Microsoft Windows" or something). If you bring compatibility with Windows 95 in to the equation, that pretty much disqualifies *ever* DOS game as being a DOS game by your definition. It just seems a bit silly, no?


Basically I draw the line if it came with instructions, shotcuts or ini's for windows.

Another good series was Ultima.  It was great up until they got too technical.  Can't remember which one but it had all the mushrooms and darkness.  From that one on sucked.



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Re: Old DOS games you still love
VGA Planets 3

I'm still playing it on a daily basis, albeit, the Windows 3.1 version. But the game is functionally identical to the DOS version, only the client is different.

 

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Beneath a Steel Sky (which started life on the Amiga I think, but was ported to DOS - as well as everything else now, even the iPhone - which is where I played it and where my memories of are from so it counts. Also interesting, and something that didn't fully register for me until quite recently, is the artwork in BaSS is by Dave Gibbons of, among other thigns, Watchmen fame)
Awesomely enough, Beneath a Steel Sky seems to be a permanent freebie title on GOG.  I'd never heard of it before I grabbed it there, but I definitely have to play it one of these days.

 

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Tankwars! The original from 1990 of course!
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Awesomely enough, Beneath a Steel Sky seems to be a permanent freebie title on GOG.  I'd never heard of it before I grabbed it there, but I definitely have to play it one of these days.

Thanks for reminding me, I completely forgot about that. Yeah, they released the game (or at least the data file) as a freebie a while back (before GoG iirc), it just completely slipped my mind.
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Wikipedia says it was freewared back in 2003. ISTR grabbing it from the ScummVM site.
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Wikipedia says it was freewared back in 2003. ISTR grabbing it from the ScummVM site.

That sounds about right. I remember being reminded about it back when I still ran Gentoo, which was around that time. I had the CD version though so it was more convenient to get the file that way than it was to download it.
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Re: Old DOS games you still love
Terminal Velocity yo

+1
adding carmaggedon
and     descent 2 (never got the chance to play descent 1)
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Re: Old DOS games you still love
Frontier: Elite 2
Wing Commanders
C&C
Red Alert
Worms
Sopwith 2
Prince of Persia
Day of the tentacle
Monkey Islands
Toonstruck
Carmageddon
Gta1

 

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Terminal Velocity yo

My god, other people remember this game.

It was awesome and I completely agree.
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WE, THE THRADDASH OF CULTURE 19 PLAY ONLY STARCONTROL 2! ALL OTHER GAMES ARE INFERIOR! SNORT!

...but seriously, there were other brilliant titles, like:

- Dune 1
- The Lost Vikings
- Warlords 1
- X-Wing and Tie Fighter
- Chuck Yeager's Air Combat
..etc.

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Re: Old DOS games you still love
I never actually got to play SC2 in its native environment, and instead played the freeware UQM remake.

Let's see...

Steel Panthers 3.
Zone 66. (I'd kill to be able to get the music but I can't find it in the game files and it doesn't play consistently in DosBox.)
Terminal Velocity. I'd like Fury3 as well but I haven't seen it, while you can, as far as I know, still order TV from 3DRealms online and download it.
Red Storm Rising, which was the first and will probably be the last submarine simulator I'll ever play, because GATO pisses me off way too much.
Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe. It was the last flightsim where you could hop into the gunner positions on a B-17 and fight your way to Berlin. (Or for that matter, even fly a B-17.) I've always missed that ability in the later stuff.
The Aces series. Red Baron, Aces over Europe, Aces of the Pacific, A-10 Tank Killer 2. I still have the CD. Though ground attack is somehow seriously less satisfying than it is in SWOTL in the two actual Aces games.
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Imperium Galactica I  !!!!

I always, and still love this game, and I have ever waited for something similar to come up. Empire at war was close, but the missing part of building your own colony to your liking and the missing make it not equal. I still play if from time to time and have fun in setting up fleets and conquer nur planets. Only the spacebattles against the darkslan are annoying ;) It's possible to defeat their fleet so they don't conquer your planet, but it always take time and start to get annoying :)

Also there are some really nice models, it would even be worth for a FS conversion :)
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X-Com is pretty much it.
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Imperium Galactica I  !!!!

I always, and still love this game, and I have ever waited for something similar to come up. Empire at war was close, but the missing part of building your own colony to your liking and the missing make it not equal. I still play if from time to time and have fun in setting up fleets and conquer nur planets. Only the spacebattles against the darkslan are annoying ;) It's possible to defeat their fleet so they don't conquer your planet, but it always take time and start to get annoying :)

Also there are some really nice models, it would even be worth for a FS conversion :)

I think IG2 is better. But there's one flaw: The biggest fleet wins. If you have a smaller fleet than the computer, then you'll can be sure to be conquered. There's not such thing like diplomacy. I mean... it's there, but it's useless unless your fleet is the biggest :D But I really liked the campaigns, oh and upgrading my ships :p
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X-com's a given with me.
Also
+1 for Terminal Velocity. That mission where you're fighting through the battleship and leave it at the end and can fly backwards looking at the SCALE of it. My memory's fuzzy but It's fond fuzz.

 

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X-Com's not really a DOS game anymore, though the version that comes on Steam runs in a Dosbox environment. There was also a version that could run under windows up to at least XP.
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Doesn't matter, really - it came out in the DOS era and ran on DOS originally, and we're remembering games we loved from that time. Whether or not it's on steam now makes little difference imo.
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Oh **** people, Doom 2 anyone?

 

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Oh. For some reason I thought this was the DOS-games-you-sometimes-return-to thread. In which case, Yeah, Aces of the Pacific gets a slot, and...I guess Carmageddon does too, but I think that was one of those DOS/w95 things. Whatever. Imperium Galactica, certainly.

Warcraft II, because duh.

Heroes of Might and Magic II, because duh.

Wing Commander III/IV, because duh.

X-Wing/TIE Fighter, because duh

While I no longer have any time for the C&C games, I did quite like C&C/RA when they were released. Even if I did have no talent for them.

Close Combat I/II, because holy ****, they almost made me into a wargamer. Almost. Damn fine tactical RTS, regardless.

The Jane's games, because jets, helicopters, missiles, bombs, explosions.

Various other titles I can't recall at the moment

Also, Mr. Mayor, I regret to inform you that you're clearly insane. B-17 Flying Fortress II came out well after SWOTOL and, as you might imagine, let you fly a B-17. Unless you meant SWOTOL was the last DOS sim that let you do that, I guess. In which case you're still crazy, but for totally unrelated reasons. Or something.
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