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    I stumbled onto a website that has a lot of the early pc games we used to play. It's gog.com. I don't remember where I heard of the site, maybe here, but I found the original's of ArmA, ArmA Gold,and a ton more. And for the holidays, this week a bunch of them are 1/2 off.
    Just a heads up if anyone is looking for a blast from the past or want to look for a game to finish up a collection.
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    a lot of my old pc games wont even play on my newer computer. is there a way to fix this?
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    • #3
      I found the only ancient game I wanted: Destroyer for Windows...showed Japanese warships.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Terry Patterson View Post
        a lot of my old pc games wont even play on my newer computer. is there a way to fix this?
        I haven't bought anything from GoG (yet) but it's my understanding that the site has them updated to play on a modern OS.

        ++ surfs over to website to confirm ++

        Yup. I just looked at Baldur's Gate 2 over there. It's optimized to run all the way up to Win 7: http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/baldurs_gate_2_complete/

        Most of their games are really cheap and if you hang over there they do offer specials that are almost impossible to pass up.

        OTOH, if you're technically inclined and don't want to spend the cash, try something like DOSBox that allows a modern OS to emulate DOS. Also, there is compatibility mode for newer(ish) games which works most of the time. Those can reach back to run something as old as Win 95 if you're looking to push the limit.
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        • #5
          GoG is amazing, I've gotten nearly 10 games off there, you can download them as much as you want to as many computers as you want, every game (Even witchers I and II) are DRM free.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by LongBlade View Post
            I haven't bought anything from GoG (yet) but it's my understanding that the site has them updated to play on a modern OS.

            ++ surfs over to website to confirm ++

            Yup. I just looked at Baldur's Gate 2 over there. It's optimized to run all the way up to Win 7: http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/baldurs_gate_2_complete/

            Most of their games are really cheap and if you hang over there they do offer specials that are almost impossible to pass up.

            OTOH, if you're technically inclined and don't want to spend the cash, try something like DOSBox that allows a modern OS to emulate DOS. Also, there is compatibility mode for newer(ish) games which works most of the time. Those can reach back to run something as old as Win 95 if you're looking to push the limit.
            I might finally be ab;e to update past XP Sp1 now!! They have Master of Orion on their list available all the way through 64-bit Windows 7.

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            • #7
              And they have MegaRace (my first PC game). Hello again Mr Lance Boyle



              But they have no High Seas Trader or Lords of the Realm 1 (both from Impressions Software).

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              • #8
                Mine best old games list are:-

                Tekken 3
                Contra
                Mario
                Street Fighter
                Need for Speed

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                • #9
                  Master of Magic. Great game, and now I can play it again.

                  Thanks for posting this.

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                  • #10
                    007
                    Tony Hawk
                    NBA Street
                    SSX

                    all are classics in my book
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                    • #11
                      My favorite old games are Need for space and Super Mario games.I like these games from my childhood.I am very fond of these games.I love these game so much.

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                      • #12
                        MechWarrior,
                        Wing Commander
                        Phantasmagoria

                        all of these series rocked on the PC

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                        • #13
                          Old games with me would mean Pitfall
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                          • #14
                            The question, how many will actually work in Windows 7 unless they have been tweaked so they will work?

                            The DOS version of Sim Earth worked on XP although its sound used the on board speaker of the CPU.

                            The Amiga Lemmings for PC works just fine in a window.

                            All the versions of Unreal work although they may need some settings tweaked to run full screen and at normal speed. It runs just fine at 1680x1050 display. There are also some very well programmed single player mods out there for the patched Unreal Tournament.

                            Painkiller also works in the 1680x1050 display. It's special effects take full advantage of the newer graphic cards. The ground fog in level one is really spooky. Ghost in Asylum really look like ghosts. But you need the latest patches to keep it from crashing in the last room in City On The Water.

                            On Looney Park, you can escape the fenced in area by jumping off the spiral ramp onto a building, then going around back and over the fence. From there, you can explore the entire back half of the park. You exit by climbing the long incline to the goodies on the walkway where you will then be teleported onto the roller coaster.

                            The Serious Sam series all work flawlessly. Still, pay the extra $5 to get the HD version as the graphics are so much better. Game play is the same in both versions with one exceptions. The original game gravity cylinder was much more fun when enemies could be anywhere on the cylinder at once. The HD version doesn't have that feature so it uses a mixing beater to push everything around inside until they fall off the beater.

                            I've had no luck with the original Duke Nukem. There are spots where it would crash in Windows 98. I will get the gog version if I know that it has been fixed so it will run in Windows 7
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                            • #15
                              Most of the games have a list of compatible operating systems, and from what I see they are from the original designers/manufacturers. At the price, I couldn't help but take the plunge (ArmA, ArmA Gold). I haven't been disappointed. I'm not urging anyone to do anything they are uncertain of, I'm just saying I was not disappointed.
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