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Good Old Games.

Postby masterpoobaa » Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:01 pm

Zero Punctuation had an article on Good Old Games, and a company that refreshes them, makes them work with windows vista/7 and has them available online to download.

If you are old like me, take a misty eyed stroll down nostalgia lane by going to
www.gog.com

Im really tempted to buy Duke Nukem 3d, Myst, Redneck Rampage aaaahhhhh.
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Re: Good Old Games.

Postby PsiVen » Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:09 pm

Interesting, but I can't see paying money for games I already have in a closet somewhere. I haven't seen a game that I can't configure to run properly with a little rigging.
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Re: Good Old Games.

Postby fuzzygeek » Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:01 am

PsiVen wrote:Interesting, but I can't see paying money for games I already have in a closet somewhere. I haven't seen a game that I can't configure to run properly with a little rigging.


Ultima 7 The Black Gate/Serpents Isle?

There was a sourceforge project (Exult?) intended to make it playable, but I think it went dark several years ago.
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Re: Good Old Games.

Postby masterpoobaa » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:27 pm

True, Some of the games still play ok on a modern machine (baldurs gate springs to mind). But others are a real struggle to run smoothly without some sort of audio/imput/video corruption.
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Re: Good Old Games.

Postby Vort » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:33 pm

Fortunately, Planescape Torment runs perfectly on most modern systems.

I still consider it to be one of the best games that was ever created, and I've played it through about 5 times in the last 10 years.
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Re: Good Old Games.

Postby mclem » Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:43 am

I've bought quite a lot of things from GoG; I appreciate not having the hassle to try to coax things into working on modern systems, and I've got a lot of respect for older games and enjoy playing them even now.

The guys behind it come across as having a lot of passion for their cause - even if they don't quite have 'don't scare people by doing insane stunts' tattooed on their brain just yet.
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Re: Good Old Games.

Postby Passionario » Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:50 am

GOG.com is awesome.
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Re: Good Old Games.

Postby Worldie » Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:42 pm

PsiVen wrote:Interesting, but I can't see paying money for games I already have in a closet somewhere. I haven't seen a game that I can't configure to run properly with a little rigging.

Same, even if seeing again some of those titles brought back memories.

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Re: Good Old Games.

Postby masterpoobaa » Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:32 pm

I wish they would upload a game called 'Overboard'
(or 'Shipwreckers' in other parts of the world).

It was an awesome top down arcade-ish action/puzzle solving game where you cruised around as a miniature pirate ship, blasting the crap out of other pirates, capturing bases, finding hidden treasure and solving puzzles.
Was made for windows95, and ran on directx 2 or 3?

I did manage to get it running on Windows7 with the compatibility mode tool, but the 3d graphics are a bit borked and blocky. :(
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Re: Good Old Games.

Postby tlitp » Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:25 am

Watching if Quake was done today just reminded me that I haven't hopped on GOG lately. Mea culpa. :mrgreen:
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Re: Good Old Games.

Postby Koatanga » Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:50 am

Very tempted by Wing Commander, but I don't know if I can hack the obsolete graphics. I wish someone would take WCII and simply update the graphics, without touching the missions or story. I'd definitely buy that.
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Re: Good Old Games.

Postby Tev » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:25 pm

Hmm, they have Beyond Good and Evil, tempting since I was upset it stopped working when I upgraded from XP to Vista 64 bit and it wouldn't successfully install any more. I may wait tho, I'm kinda in the ballpark of 'why pay more money to run something I already own'.
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