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PostLink    Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:19 am    Post subject: Favorite DOS games? Reply with quote


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Come on old guys. Some of you must have typed your way thorough c:\cd dosgames back in the day.

What did you play? Were you a Leisure Suite Larry type? Maybe a F1 Grand Prix - World Circuit guy? OR good old GTA 1 with its top down carnage?

What was your fav'?

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PostLink    Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tetris (1984)
Prince of Persia (1989)
Wolfenstein 3D (1992)
Doom (1993)
Duke Nuken 3D (1996)

Enjoyed adventure games too:

The Secret of Monkey Island (1990) - Generally enjoyed the LucasArts games a lot more than Sierra On-Line
Leisure Suite Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards (1987)

Loved some of the 'cutting edge' games too like Wing Commander (1990) and Ultima Underworld (1992) and later System Shock (1994)
- all by Origin. They really broke new ground there.

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PostLink    Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I loved Duke3D a lot. Quake 1 not as much though I did play that quite a bit too. Anyone remember Quake 2? Whateverhappendtoit?

Wingcommander 4. That was a great game. I played it all the way through twice! Then played it again 10 years ago when Kal sent it to meThanks Kal! ( I loaned my copy out to a friend and never saw it again along with the dual Pentium Pro Compaq PC I lent him, grrrrr )

I played some Leisure Suite Larry. Afterlife. Xwing vs Tie Fighter. Comander Keen. Hmmmm so many I'll have to think about it s'more.

Then of course there were the games that ran in dos under Win95. Slowed things down a lot. I use to enjoy the "restart computer in DOS mode" tremendously.
<dos_snob>It got rid of all that Winblows crap and let the pure DOS rein.</dos_snob>

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PostLink    Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep! I used to have 3-4 boot 'versions' in config.sys / autoexec.bat, tailored for whatever game I wanted to play.

Duke3D was great - played that thing all the way through in COOP mode over modem with a friend of mine. It was really well balanced for coop play which is rare.

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PostLink    Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kal wrote:
Yep! I used to have 3-4 boot 'versions' in config.sys / autoexec.bat, tailored for whatever game I wanted to play.

Duke3D was great - played that thing all the way through in COOP mode over modem with a friend of mine. It was really well balanced for coop play which is rare.

Kal


My buddie and I use to play Duke3D head to head, direct connected at 9600 baud 'till 6:30 in the morning. Then sleep for an hour, get up and go to work for 8am Laughing

I remember modifying my config.sys and autoexec.bat files. Had to unload IDE motherboard drivers to get some games to read. Finally switched to a SCSI ISA card and a 2x CDRW drive.

The one I remmeber most though was Win98 booting with "TV DUMP FLAGS" WTH were they anyways? Laughing

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PostLink    Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lucas Arts, yes: Indiana Jones: The Fate of Atlantis, Monkey Island series, Day Of The Tentacles, etc.
Stunts
Lands of Lore
Settlers 1 (2 was still runing on DOS?)
Dog Fight
Heroes of Might and Magic 2
Need For Speed 1
SimCity
Nibbles (LOL)

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PostLink    Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gjaky wrote:
Stunts

Oh! Loved that game! Spent waaay too much time building my own courses on my 386...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbmhwN4gxEs

List of 60 386/486 games that bring back a lot of memories: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUkdFW6NRdQ

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PostLink    Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

For me it was Stonekeep, Sim City and Command & Conquer. Not to forget the text adventures from Infocom!

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PostLink    Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

barclay66 wrote:
Hi,

For me it was Stonekeep, Sim City and Command & Conquer. Not to forget the text adventures from Infocom!

Kind Regards,
barclay66


Just picked up Dungeon Keeper 1 and 2. Smile

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