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What games do you always go back to? - 11/28/2010 12:54:14 AM   
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What games can you not play for a while, go back to, and then play constantly for a long time, put them away again, but always go back eventually?
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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 11/28/2010 1:06:24 AM   
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That's an easy question for me: despite all the latest and greatest, I keep returning to Matrix' signature game, which is Steel Panthers: World at War, using the Enhanced version by Alby's dedicated team. This group of fans, with assistance from programmer Michael Wood, has made this game a bonafide classic. It is only in this game that I can fight out the Marines' war in the Pacific. Of course, I contributed a bit to the USMC OOB and to one of the Mega Campaigns, so it also bears my personal stamp.

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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 11/28/2010 1:11:44 AM   
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My flight sim collection and WitP AE.

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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 11/28/2010 1:31:37 AM   
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Witp AE and Steel Panthers WaW.

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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 11/28/2010 1:47:17 AM   
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SPWAW (enhanced), ED2BTR, WITP (PACWAR), WIR (soon to be superceded) . I have been playing all of these games from their first SSI commercial release and they have managed to end up on any new computer I have set up.


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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 11/28/2010 2:00:06 AM   
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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 11/28/2010 2:28:14 AM   
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WinSPMBT and the old DOS classic Age of Rifles.

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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 11/28/2010 2:35:34 AM   
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Forge of Freedom
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War in Russia
Call of Duty 2.

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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 11/28/2010 2:36:04 AM   
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Combat Mission Africa Korp and Master of Magic and Civilization II and Colonization for Win95 or the Dos version either one and The Guild 2:Sovereign edition and Tropico orgional. Oh and Crusader Kings w/Dues Vult expansion.

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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 11/28/2010 4:12:47 AM   
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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 11/28/2010 4:35:17 AM   
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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 11/28/2010 5:20:13 AM   
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Heroes Might and Magic III
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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 11/28/2010 8:39:02 AM   
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Harpoon - the original 360 game from the early 90s. I think the disks are still up in the loft but I've copied the lot, about 30 floppies, to a CD. Which reminds me, maybe it's about time to re-copy that, too.

The original Ghost Recon, too, if I'm looking for a straight FPS with no frills.

And the original TOAW, too. I'm starting to see a pattern here - when did I last buy a game?????


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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 11/28/2010 9:28:03 AM   
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Not much, on thinking about it. Sword of the Stars and X3: Terran Conflict, maybe. Minecraft will probably be another, but still early days for that.

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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 11/28/2010 10:42:33 AM   
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Some of my classics:

Birth of the federation
Master or Orion
Imperium Civitas (= Glory of the Roman Empire 1.5)
Celtic Kings: the Punic Wars
Takeda 3
Knights of Honor
Spartan & Gates of Troy

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RE: What games do you always go back to? - 11/28/2010 11:37:28 AM   
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  • Matrix Games
    -For the last 5 years WITP & WITP-AE
    (Actually I haven't played anything else ... but here are some I load up from time to time for a few hours at a time)

    -SPWAW (except the graphics are getting old and my computer doesn't like it ... wish matrix had the opportunity to upgrade this beauty)

  • Other (Pacific Theatre Operations games) - yes it's crazy that I take a break from witp with these ...
    -Carrier Strike & PTO II
    -World War II Battles of the South Pacific

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    -Orion 2
    -UFOgold + others
    -colonization (the original again)
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    -While Herston likes X3 - I prefer x2: the threat
    -Victoria I (original and still the best)
    -RR tycoon II
    -MotorCity (Oldtimer)
    -WarZone 2100
    -Deuterios (amiga?? through Stream emulator)
    -Reunion
    -Total War: Rome & Medieval

    Just bought Armada 2526 which I'm enjoying so far. Good value for $20-

    Thinking about getting --
    GG - Eagle Day to Bombing the Reich
    GG - World at War: AWD
    Panzer Command: Kharkov - so I can get the upgrade. I believe it's for free..
    John Tiller's Campaign Series

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    RE: What games do you always go back to? - 11/28/2010 12:43:44 PM   
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    RE: What games do you always go back to? - 11/28/2010 3:27:22 PM   
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    RE: What games do you always go back to? - 11/28/2010 3:59:46 PM   
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    Lots of years ago I dated a girl. I found some things about her that I didn't like and we broke up. Some time later we dated again and those same things were still there. I bought a car and after owning it a while there were things I didn't like and sold it. Some time later I bought another one and soon found the same dislikes. Epiphany.

    I have had a few games that I played until all the bad came out. When I return to them some time later, I remember the stories above and quickly see all the reasons that I quit playing them.

    I still go back from time to time and play the old games but it always turns out the same.

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    RE: What games do you always go back to? - 11/28/2010 5:37:19 PM   
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    TOAW. I've played it since Vol I when I think it was a Talonsoft game. If you have not tried it with the latest update from the guys here, you need to check it out. It looks and plays like a new game. Over Thanksgiving in addition to finally getting COTA on sale, I put TOAW III back on my hard drive and downloaded the new update. It is great.

    Almost forgot, TOAWIII worked without any problem on my new Win 7 computer with a wide screen and with no adjustments of any type.

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    RE: What games do you always go back to? - 11/28/2010 7:01:12 PM   
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    AE
    TOAW III
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    These three are permanent residents of my hard disc

    I periodically install/uninstall

    Panzer General II
    Transport Tycoon Deluxe
    Baldurs Gate II Shadows of Amn and Throne of Bhaal
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    RE: What games do you always go back to? - 11/29/2010 12:52:35 AM   
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    Civ II, Rome Total War, and Oblivion! 

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    RE: What games do you always go back to? - 11/29/2010 2:48:43 AM   
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    quote:

    ORIGINAL: junk2drive

    Lots of years ago I dated a girl. I found some things about her that I didn't like and we broke up. Some time later we dated again and those same things were still there. I bought a car and after owning it a while there were things I didn't like and sold it. Some time later I bought another one and soon found the same dislikes. Epiphany.

    I have had a few games that I played until all the bad came out. When I return to them some time later, I remember the stories above and quickly see all the reasons that I quit playing them.

    I still go back from time to time and play the old games but it always turns out the same.


    Dang junk they have pills for that. Sounds like you have a seratonin(sp) imbalance.

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    RE: What games do you always go back to? - 11/29/2010 4:31:45 AM   
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    Just a few for me :

    SPWAW, Team Fortress 2, the Civ series.

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    RE: What games do you always go back to? - 11/29/2010 10:12:17 AM   
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    HPS American Civil War series
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    RE: What games do you always go back to? - 11/29/2010 12:52:35 PM   
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    Moo 2. Still brilliant.
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    RE: What games do you always go back to? - 11/29/2010 2:48:49 PM   
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    quote:

    ORIGINAL: junk2drive

    Lots of years ago I dated a girl. I found some things about her that I didn't like and we broke up. Some time later we dated again and those same things were still there. I bought a car and after owning it a while there were things I didn't like and sold it. Some time later I bought another one and soon found the same dislikes. Epiphany.

    I have had a few games that I played until all the bad came out. When I return to them some time later, I remember the stories above and quickly see all the reasons that I quit playing them.

    I still go back from time to time and play the old games but it always turns out the same.


    Agreed, though the only I go back to are the games whre it wasn't because it had problems, it was just that I either completed the game(Half Life 2) or I'm tired of the period for awhile. For example, I'm haven't really playing JTCS or Steel Panthers lately because I want a break from World War II. However, I AM playing WinSPMBT and looking forward to the Modern Wars vol 1, the modern warfare version of JTCS. So as you can see in this case, the engine game system has nothing to do with it.

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    RE: What games do you always go back to? - 11/29/2010 8:20:48 PM   
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    Advanced Tactics, Left 4 Dead and I sometimes go back to Age of Empires, the Conquerors. I think I'm pretty much done with that one though.

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    RE: What games do you always go back to? - 11/29/2010 8:56:27 PM   
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    Masters of magic is a crushing disappointment to revisit. It plays so slow.


    Not on Dosbox it doesn't if you know how to optimize it. Even Defend-Reloaded you can speed it up. Just press CTRL+F12 about 10 times and it will be as fast as it ever was. To slow it down if you get it too fast press CTRL+F11 a number of times.

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    RE: What games do you always go back to? - 11/29/2010 9:20:27 PM   
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