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'classic' computer games

fred rosenberger
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I have recently started playing some of my all-time favorite games on my PC - Fallout/Fallout 2, and the X-Com games. I found my disc for Fallout2, and paid a few bucks to download the X-coms from the Steam platform.

I remember staying up all night playing these back when they first came out.

What games did you love, and would you like to go back and play more of?

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Ulf Dittmer

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The age-old "Robots" or "Daleks" has always been one of my favorites. It requires a combination of skills and a little bit of luck. I first played in on ASCII terminals; these days I use an X11 version called xrobots. (If I can devote some time to it, which isn't all that often).
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Sagar Rohankar
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Yeh.. I'm big game freak person and played my first PC game when I was in school, That famous game is "Dave" and never passed all the levels in one shot

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Christophe Verré

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Monkey Island. I spent a lot of time on the first Civilization too.

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Henry Wong

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The earliest addicted game that I could think of was Zork II. I definitely played many other games before this one, but this was the first one that I actually played through the night. Interestingly, after I finished it, I borrowed Zork I -- it was so-so, and I didn't finish it. I also bought Zork III, and I actually hated it.... go figure....

A year later Infocom came out with Enchanter (sort of Zork with magic). It was fantastic. The sequel, Socerer, was just as good, if not better.


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Ajushi Jones

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I loved civilization as well!

Back in '98 when I was pretty new to the net, an aussie sent me a copy of Heroes II. I loved that game! I loved those days, happy memories
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Zork I
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Abhinav Srivastava
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My first game was Chips Challenge! The only "one-of-those" games I ever played was AOE.
Jules Bach
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On the commodore 64...fricken awesome
Martijn Verburg

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Nethack for me

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Sujai Kaarthik
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I started with Dangerous Dave. Then I went to racing games. Road Rash is my favourite till now. Then NFS and Carmageddon. And finally, some 3 or 4 years back, I played Age of Empires and its successive versions.

Now, I don't play any computer games dunno how is lost my interest in computer gaming

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Paul Yule
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Heroes of Might and Magic II. Such a good game. I still play it from time to time with friends.
Joe Ess

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Ajushi Jones wrote:I loved civilization as well!

If I had a dime for every hour I wasted on Civilization I'd be a very rich man!

My friends and I planned a LAN game a few weeks ago, but since none of us are gamers or obsess about updating hardware we needed a "lowest common denominator" game. We settled on Battlefield 1942. It's a fun game, but man, in Internet terms, it's ancient history: 2002. I went looking for patches and mods and there's all these deserted forums with the last posts dated several years ago. One more thing to add to the When did you first feel old list!

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Pushkar Choudhary

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I guess Prince of Persia 2 was the first PC game I ever played.
Arthur Buliva
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Grand Prix was the first game I was addicted to.
paul wheaton

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Christophe Verré wrote:Monkey Island. I spent a lot of time on the first Civilization too.

That's funny. I was best friends with the author of Monkey Island when I was a junior in high school.

What a nutty guy. And endless stream of "Hey, hey, you know what would be cool?" He was crazy about programming computers. He said I didn't have what it took to be anything more than a mediocre programmer. Oh well.

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Christophe Verré

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I was best friends with the author of Monkey Island when I was a junior in high school.

Arr, how come JavaRanch became cowboyish instead o' piratish ?

He was crazy about programming computers.

At that time, you surely had to be I don't know about nowadays game programmers.

I learned a lot of English words thanks to these Monkey Island/Indiana Jones/Space Quest kind of games.
Peter van de Riet
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BlockOut (a 3d tetris like game)

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Brian Legg
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One of the first computer games I ever got addicted to was Masters of Magic. It came on 1 floppy disk and entertained me off and on for years. I even had to install a virtual environment to get it to work once I upgraded to windows 95 back then.

It was one of the very first games to be completely new each time you played it and also allowed for human/computer interaction with declaring war or treaties etc.

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PS: Fallout and Fallout 2 were also HUGE addictions, but those came much later.

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