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RE: What's the oldest computer game you still play? - 4/22/2012 5:24:35 AM   
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Still have and play "Silent Hunter The Commanders edition" off and on.

Ditto for "Steel Panthers III"

and would you believe "Panzer General II"

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RE: What's the oldest computer game you still play? - 4/22/2012 6:09:12 AM   
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I still play

War in Russia (still better than the actual version)
Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe
The Civil War, Fort Sumter to Appomattox
Red Baron
Total War Rome

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RE: What's the oldest computer game you still play? - 4/22/2012 11:58:39 AM   
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I raise the anchor and set sail in the Caribbean, Pirates is still a fun game for me. Fighting the evil Spanish, capturing and sinking their ships after plundering the cargos.

Pillaging their towns and later their cities.

And at the end living a comfotable life as a rich English nobleman.

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RE: What's the oldest computer game you still play? - 4/22/2012 12:45:26 PM   
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Terror from the Deep and Mechcommander 2.

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RE: What's the oldest computer game you still play? - 4/22/2012 1:41:10 PM   
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Baldur's Gate II and Master of Magic get fired up once in a while.

I so would like to have a go at Master of Magic.


I think it's available on Good old Games for a measly price and it is already tweaked for modern systems. Once you get past the old graphics the game is fun. It plays alot like Age of Wonders game which is much newer and graphics are much better also. I feel Age of Wonders is the actual spiritual siucessor to Master of magic.

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RE: What's the oldest computer game you still play? - 4/22/2012 6:49:41 PM   
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Civ II, War in Russia, Masters of Magic

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RE: What's the oldest computer game you still play? - 4/22/2012 7:01:56 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Platoon Crusher


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Baldur's Gate II and Master of Magic get fired up once in a while.

I so would like to have a go at Master of Magic.


I think it's available on Good old Games for a measly price and it is already tweaked for modern systems. Once you get past the old graphics the game is fun. It plays alot like Age of Wonders game which is much newer and graphics are much better also. I feel Age of Wonders is the actual spiritual siucessor to Master of magic.


That's certainly how it was advertised. A shame the game isn't within a lightyear of MoM in quality.

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RE: What's the oldest computer game you still play? - 4/22/2012 7:50:09 PM   
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I still play Jagged Alliance II (1999), Achtung Spitfire (1997), Over the Reich (1996), Flight Commander II (1995), Fleet Command (1999) and Fighting Steel (1999)

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RE: What's the oldest computer game you still play? - 4/22/2012 11:11:00 PM   
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The best year in regard of game releases was 1999. I still play several titles from back then. Like EverQuest, Baldur's Gate, Thief: Dark Project, JA 2, SMAC, and so on.

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RE: What's the oldest computer game you still play? - 4/23/2012 6:38:18 AM   
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Here some of the oldest games i still play (not counting games i just discovered like Master of Magic):

- Master of Orion (1993)

- Civil War: Generals (1997)

- Pax Imperia: Eminent Domain (1997)

- Lords of the realm II (1996)

- Master of Orion II (1996)

- Star Trek: Birth of the Federation (1999)

- Caesar III (1998)

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RE: What's the oldest computer game you still play? - 4/23/2012 11:27:45 AM   
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Parusski, I just love RRT 3, but I can't run it on my win 7 64 bit system. What system are running it on?

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RE: What's the oldest computer game you still play? - 4/23/2012 3:33:42 PM   
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Rescue Raiders Apple II 1984
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rescue_Raiders

Usually played in an emulator (most recently Apple II emulator inside of an XP VM on OS X with a Saitek Cyborg joystick) but I do unbox the Apple IIc now and again for fun (and frustration with the poorly centering joystick as compared to the Saitek).

It wasn't until 2010 or so that I learned you can save the game in progress, doh!


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RE: What's the oldest computer game you still play? - 4/23/2012 4:14:06 PM   
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Flight Commander II

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RE: What's the oldest computer game you still play? - 4/23/2012 6:04:33 PM   
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Very good thread that brings back so many memories about fantastic games with which I spent hundreds of hours.

Unfortunately a lot of them can´t be used under Vista 64 bit .  I think I have to get more knowledge about Dosbox, so that I can reinstall old gems like Master of Magic, Master of Orion, Baldurs Gate and many others that are rotting away in the basement at the moment...´

Thanks for bringing these back to memory

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RE: What's the oldest computer game you still play? - 4/23/2012 9:47:29 PM   
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Second Front: Russian Front (Amiga version 1989)
Colonization (1993)
Starcraft Broodwars (1997)
Close Combat: The Russian Front (1998)
Age of Empires: Age of Kings (90's)

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RE: What's the oldest computer game you still play? - 4/23/2012 9:52:07 PM   
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If you have VMware (or similar), you can set up virtual machines that *should* run Dosbox.

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RE: What's the oldest computer game you still play? - 4/23/2012 10:28:43 PM   
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Conflict: Middle East = 1990
Carrier Strike: South Pacific = 1992 (with subsequent expansion patch
War in Russia = 1993 (but a much newer patch)
Shogun Total War = 2000, bought in 2012

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RE: What's the oldest computer game you still play? - 4/23/2012 10:39:01 PM   
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If you have VMware (or similar), you can set up virtual machines that *should* run Dosbox.



Just pick up a front end for DOSBox, then it's easy as all hell. I use DFend; works like a charm...

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RE: What's the oldest computer game you still play? - 4/23/2012 11:31:05 PM   
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Across the Rhine - Microprose
Close Combat 1 - Microsoft
Panthers in the Shadows/Tigers on the Prowl 2 - HPS
Falcon 4 (still with the original big binder manual) - Microprose

...of top of my head

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RE: What's the oldest computer game you still play? - 4/24/2012 4:37:29 PM   
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OOH Lets see...

Everquest 1
Paradroid C64
Lords of Midnight ZX Spectrum
Infocom Text Adventures
Battlezone
Baldurs Gate (wot I also just bought off GoG) :)

Cheers

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RE: What's the oldest computer game you still play? - 4/25/2012 10:05:31 PM   
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Master of Magic (That I recently bought from GOG. Thank you Terminus)
UFO: Enemy Unknown (94)
Shogun: Total War
John Tiller's Battleground series (At the moment Borodino)
Age of Sail I and AOS II
Sid Meier's Pirates (87)

These are the old computer games I play at the moment but there are several other old titles that I would like to play when I get the time and get them to work.

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RE: What's the oldest computer game you still play? - 4/29/2012 11:26:04 AM   
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Not counting older titles that I've picked up more recently from digital-download sites (especially GOG), the oldest PC games I still play are the first Command & Conquer: Red Alert (1996) and Lords of the Realm II (1996). 

Honorable mentions go to Birth of the Federation (1999), Shogun Total War (2000), and Medieval Total War (2002). 



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RE: What's the oldest computer game you still play? - 4/29/2012 12:08:30 PM   
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For me - lightning simulator (1988) a little beauty of coding - a fully analogue keyboard control for a flight simulator, with gun-camera that automatically recorded 30 frames of 'tracking shots', 'worldwide' VOR, ILS, IFR, limit speeds, g-limits, multiple aircraft configurations, day/night progression, recognisable aircraft to practice dogfighting with/intercept. The 'war' mission was "challenging", being the interception of two single Backfire raids, escorted by two MiG23. And all inside 48K. Still fire it up from time to time.

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RE: What's the oldest computer game you still play? - 5/1/2012 10:42:22 AM   
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For me it's probably Civilization III (first released 2001) which I still play regularly as if it were released yesterday. I have on occasion dipped into JTCS (based on 1998 releases) and even played the old Star Craft 1 for a couple games a few months back (also 1998).

But for me Civ III is the most durable game in my collection. Hard to believe its over 10 years old.


Probably Transport Tycoon or Baldurs Gate. However I am known to have a bash at The Bards Tale on a c64 emulator

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RE: What's the oldest computer game you still play? - 5/1/2012 10:43:30 AM   
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You haven't lived until you've seen an Mi-24 Hind as a triangle with a horisontal line on top... Microprose...


Classics for their time. What's this GOG Terminus?

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RE: What's the oldest computer game you still play? - 5/1/2012 10:50:31 AM   
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Good Old Games... www.gog.com

They sell classic PC games that have been set up so they work on modern Windows-based systems, complete with Windows installers, so you install like you would any normal program. Easy Peasy.

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RE: What's the oldest computer game you still play? - 5/1/2012 11:04:05 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Lieste

For me - lightning simulator (1988) a little beauty of coding - a fully analogue keyboard control for a flight simulator, with gun-camera that automatically recorded 30 frames of 'tracking shots', 'worldwide' VOR, ILS, IFR, limit speeds, g-limits, multiple aircraft configurations, day/night progression, recognisable aircraft to practice dogfighting with/intercept. The 'war' mission was "challenging", being the interception of two single Backfire raids, escorted by two MiG23. And all inside 48K. Still fire it up from time to time.

Any chances for a game video?

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RE: What's the oldest computer game you still play? - 5/1/2012 11:41:41 AM   
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Play it yourself ;)

http://ispeccy.com/

Select 'L' and then browse down for Lightning Simulator 1988 'introduction' (for the on-line manual) and Lightning Simulator 1988 for the game.


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RE: What's the oldest computer game you still play? - 5/1/2012 9:01:03 PM   
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John Tiller's Campaign Series. I just can't delete it off the drive...

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RE: What's the oldest computer game you still play? - 5/1/2012 9:34:56 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Terminus

Good Old Games... www.gog.com

They sell classic PC games that have been set up so they work on modern Windows-based systems, complete with Windows installers, so you install like you would any normal program. Easy Peasy.


Cool, I am about to buy Age of Wonders 2: The Wizards Thrown. At one time I owned this game, but it got lost in the confusion of daily life. Great site.

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