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Offline Kopachris

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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.)
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Offline General Battuta

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Loads

Baldur's Gate 2, Planescape Torment, ****ing Homeworld, ****ing Ground Control 2, jesus, Mechwarrior, goddamn, there's so many

 

Offline Jeryko

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Empire Earth, Tyrian, Rise of the Triad

So many others
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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.

 

Offline Kolgena

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Unreal Tournament 99, Worms Armageddon, Earth 2140, CnC's, Journeyman Project

Buck bumble, SSBros, Killer Instinct, Chronotrigger.

 

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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.
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Offline Enzo03

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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.
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BioMenace, Stargunner, Pepper's Adventures in Time, Raptor: Call of the Shadows, Tyrian 2000, Descent 3 and XCar: Experimental Racing.
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Offline Mongoose

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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

 

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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

 

Offline Davros

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Easier than typing a list



ps: the game the op refers to Terminal velocity perhaps ?
« Last Edit: April 10, 2011, 03:31:26 am by Davros »

 
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.
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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.
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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.

 

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Hostile Waters
Commander Keen series
Protostar: War on the Frontier

 

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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.

 
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

 
Conquest: Frontier Wars, Hostile Waters, Sacrifice, Ground Control, Earthsiege, Starsiege, Cyberstorm, Tribes... I think I see a trend there.
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Offline General Battuta

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Conquest: Frontier Wars, Hostile Waters, Sacrifice, Ground Control, Earthsiege, Starsiege, Cyberstorm, Tribes... I think I see a trend there.

Instant runoff: GC1 or GC2

 
GC1. More nostalgia = more awesome
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