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RE: Old School - 1/19/2013 2:57:56 PM   
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I found Pacific War in "Twenty Wargames", which I bought in Stockholm because of GNB III, which was a disappointment. Pacific War however was so good that I continued till Matrix Games appeared.

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Me too (albeit not in Stockholm) - except I bought "20 Wargames" for PacWar and got so hooked I hardly ever touched the other 19 games...

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RE: Old School - 1/19/2013 5:47:00 PM   
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I guess, I am old school. I remember playing Midway on a trs 80. The game loaded from a tape.

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RE: Old School - 1/19/2013 5:54:11 PM   
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Ahh yes, cassette tapes. Sit for 20 minutes while it loads only to find there was a glitch and you had to start all over again.

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RE: Old School - 1/20/2013 12:35:10 AM   
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I guess, I am old school. I remember playing Midway on a trs 80. The game loaded from a tape.


TRS-80. Yup, definitely old-school.

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RE: Old School - 1/20/2013 5:57:45 PM   
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Yes, I played the old war in the south pacific and USAAF in my commodore. Then WITP and WITE in my first PC, an 80/88 IIRC.


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RE: Old School - 1/20/2013 6:22:57 PM   
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I guess, I am old school. I remember playing Midway on a trs 80. The game loaded from a tape.


TRS-80. Yup, definitely old-school.



How about a Prime mini-mainframe, on an accountic coupler and a dumb Teledyne monitor, with a phone WITH A ROTARY DIAL stuck in the rubber cups, playing a Star Trek game with ASCII symbols for ships on a 10 x 10 x,y grid? In 1977?

Do I win anything?

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RE: Old School - 1/20/2013 6:31:14 PM   
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Didn't James Dunnigan also have a Pacific theater computer wargame, or did he collaborate with GG?

My fist computer game was Carriers At War. Seeing that in a store prompted me to get my computer geek friend to build me a gaming box.

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RE: Old School - 1/20/2013 6:43:41 PM   
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I guess, I am old school. I remember playing Midway on a trs 80. The game loaded from a tape.


TRS-80. Yup, definitely old-school.




I seem to recall playing against you in the cardboard game of the same name. If memory serves me correctly , I also kicked your butt by using a flaw in the game rules to massacre your KB with the obscenely powerfull secret weapon of the allies.....the PBY killer torpedo bomber! (Best 1st example I ever saw of "gamey" in action).

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RE: Old School - 1/20/2013 8:55:55 PM   
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My absolute favorite game from the "Oulde" Computer games isn't THAT Old, but still won't work on my system now.. It's Zim's Action Stations.. No graphics to speak of except a plotting chart on the screen, and info reported from lookouts, etc. Absolutely great!

The Mach 7 spoken of before reminds me of a contact an RD2, RD3, and an ETR3 said they tracked on our air search that went from just subsonic to well over Mach 4, and disappeared off the height finder scope at 25 miles in less than 20 seconds or some such ridiculously short time. The Chief called it a glitch in the machine, or balloon juice, or sheer BS. It also could have been a sea story - "now this ain't no ****, but those guys stuck by their story!

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RE: Old School - 1/20/2013 9:05:53 PM   
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Ive got an S&T or Moves magazine with an article on how little computers would affect/help the wargaming community.
It implied only the Military would get any value from it.

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RE: Old School - 1/20/2013 10:23:21 PM   
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How about a Prime mini-mainframe, on an accountic coupler and a dumb Teledyne monitor, with a phone WITH A ROTARY DIAL stuck in the rubber cups, playing a Star Trek game with ASCII symbols for ships on a 10 x 10 x,y grid? In 1977?

Do I win anything?


Alas, no. Playing on a minicomputer at school or work doesn't count.

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RE: Old School - 1/20/2013 10:40:16 PM   
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How about a Prime mini-mainframe, on an accountic coupler and a dumb Teledyne monitor, with a phone WITH A ROTARY DIAL stuck in the rubber cups, playing a Star Trek game with ASCII symbols for ships on a 10 x 10 x,y grid? In 1977?

Do I win anything?


Alas, no. Playing on a minicomputer at school or work doesn't count.



Who makes up these rules?!

First PC game was on an AppleII, not an AppleIIe. Summer of 1979.


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RE: Old School - 1/21/2013 2:42:20 PM   
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Who makes up these rules?!

First PC game was on an AppleII, not an AppleIIe. Summer of 1979.


Ah, there's the rub. I think we're talking about personal/home computers. (My first experiences with home-computer gaming were on my friend's Apple II+.)

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RE: Old School - 1/21/2013 5:30:30 PM   
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Who makes up these rules?!

First PC game was on an AppleII, not an AppleIIe. Summer of 1979.


Ah, there's the rub. I think we're talking about personal/home computers. (My first experiences with home-computer gaming were on my friend's Apple II+.)



I was a summer camp counselor in my last summer of college. It was a science and technology camp at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. I was teaching BASIC programming, which I had exactly one college course in; this tells you how desperate the camp organizers were for staff. A 14-YO kid showed up with an AppleII his folks had bought him. I had never seen a personal computer. The thought of having a computer at one's home seemed bizarre.

I ended up playing side-scroll games against him every day during the camp. I really wanted one, but they were about $3000, and that would almost buy you a new car then.

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