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#122174 - 04/14/03 03:26 PM Games you never uninstalled after finishing
Jenny100 Offline
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Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 38835
Loc: southeast USA
Does anyone else keep some games on their hard drive(s) because they intend to replay them some day? I still have

Black Dahlia
Monkey Island 3
Pandora Directive
Sherlock Holmes Case of the Rose Tattoo
Armed and Delirious

installed, though it may be quite some time before I get back to them, as I have other games I want to finish.

#122175 - 04/14/03 03:50 PM Re: Games you never uninstalled after finishing
which2 Offline
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Registered: 11/13/00
Posts: 167
Loc: Chelmsford, MA USA
You're not alone! I also have Ripper permanently installed, along with:

Pandora's Box (always a favorite)
Zork Nemesis (my first Adventure Game)

I play each of these a few times a year,and I still never seem to get tired of any of them! I have, literally, 100's of games (1 full bookcase 'to be played'), but every once in a while, I need to touch base with an 'old friend'!

#122176 - 04/14/03 04:25 PM Re: Games you never uninstalled after finishing
fanatic Offline
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Registered: 12/30/02
Posts: 307
I still have Hype: The Time Quest installed on my Win98 partition (been a long while since I played it). Most games get uninstalled rather quickly though.


#122177 - 04/14/03 08:56 PM Re: Games you never uninstalled after finishing
fov Offline
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Registered: 12/28/01
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Loc: San Francisco
final fantasy 8. i love to replay the final battle and watch the ending movies. (okay, not an adventure, but you asked!)

also GK2. and Shadow of Destiny -- i only just finished it, but i suspect it'll be on my hard drive for some time to come.

now, contrast that with syberia or king's quest 7, which i uninstalled the second the credits were over...

laugh emily

#122178 - 04/14/03 09:27 PM Re: Games you never uninstalled after finishing
looney Offline
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Registered: 03/05/02
Posts: 3004
Loc: USA
Well yes I do! I have Syberia, The Longest Journey and Titanic still installed! Titanic is my latest, and I just want to get all the different endings, but Syberia and TLJ are just too dear to me to NOT keep playing!!! To uninstall is almost unbearable!!! Okay...weird I am..but i really really loved those games! Actually I've gone thru TLJ a few times...cuz you can get different answers and scenarios as you go along...
Great question!!! wave
Banana phone!

#122179 - 04/14/03 09:45 PM Re: Games you never uninstalled after finishing
lasanidine Offline
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Registered: 05/06/01
Posts: 3424
Loc: WA. USA
I have The lost island of Alanna on my had disk and also Rayman, the rest come and go.
"I am not young enough to know everything."

Oscar Wilde

#122180 - 04/14/03 10:39 PM Re: Games you never uninstalled after finishing
catlee Offline
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Registered: 01/29/00
Posts: 477
Loc: Sneads, FL , USA
Pandora Box,
Lost island of Alanna,
harvest, (i love the slide puzzle and the ending music,
Riven dvd,
Real Myst,
Dark side of the Moon dvd,
Lost eden,
The dig,
Deat Gate,
all the Nancy Drew,
All the puzz 3d,
And many more. This , only on one computer.

#122181 - 04/14/03 10:40 PM Re: Games you never uninstalled after finishing
Mad Offline
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Registered: 11/21/00
Posts: 28056
Loc: United Kingdom

Yep. I certainly keep some games permanently installed ...

a) Oldies - because I re play them so often happydance

b) Games that are too difficult for me to install myself, so once there they stay there, so I can re play them whenever I want <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" />

c) Enormous RPGs (or the like) that I can't quite win my way to the end of yet but haven't given up on either wave
Time : The Most Precious Commodity

#122182 - 04/15/03 03:24 AM Re: Games you never uninstalled after finishing
gsd Offline
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Registered: 06/21/01
Posts: 85
Loc: Sacramento, Ca. USA
The Puzz 3D games(still working on all of them) and The Quest For Glory Collection CD.

#122183 - 04/16/03 06:56 PM Re: Games you never uninstalled after finishing
granny Offline
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Registered: 08/27/99
Posts: 7408
Loc: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida USA
"EDIT"!!! "EDIT"!!!!! "EDIT!!!!"
Answered the wrong post.
Journeyman 3-Legacy of time is about the only one on my W95. Have more than Thirty UNfinished games on it.
Lost the newer games on my W98 last month when the hard drive was replaced. (still not able to use it, but that's a whole 'nuther story.)
Granny Goodwitch

A woman NEVER shot a man while he was doing dishes!

#122184 - 04/16/03 07:03 PM Re: Games you never uninstalled after finishing
nickie Offline
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Registered: 01/08/02
Posts: 13453
Loc: Texas
Sure do! GK2, Divine Divinity and Zanzarah are permanent residents!
"How could drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

#122185 - 04/17/03 08:12 AM Re: Games you never uninstalled after finishing
syd Offline
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Registered: 11/12/99
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Loc: Body in California/Heart in Ha...
Riddle of Master Lu because everytime I upgrade my computer I load the game in to make sure it will still work laugh So far so good - pretty soon I'm going to have to actually play it LOL Other than than that
Bejeweled and Bicycle Solitare are the only ones that stay all the time.
Dark Side : Risen
Light Side:

I can only please one person a day. Today isn't your day. Tomorrow's not looking good either.

#122186 - 04/17/03 08:45 AM Re: Games you never uninstalled after finishing
Iluvatar Offline
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Registered: 02/26/03
Posts: 63
Loc: Greece
I dunno, maybe Quake:P!!!
'So do I,' said Gandalf,' and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what ot do with the time that is given to us.

#122187 - 04/17/03 09:58 AM Re: Games you never uninstalled after finishing
gatorlaw Offline
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Registered: 11/01/99
Posts: 10323
Any games I finish - I uninstall but always keep a copy of my saved games. Particularly the newer games as they use so much space.

I keep anything I download on HD as sometimes even the freeware can be discontinued as the creator can't keep the download site up. Also shareware games for obvious reasons. My next purchase is a CD burner so I can move all my patches files, freeware, shareware and such onto discs.

If I have a game installed it is because I am playing it actively or think (hope) I will fairly soon. I guess given the games left on my system - I have a lot of hope laugh


#122188 - 04/17/03 04:48 PM Re: Games you never uninstalled after finishing
joanieS Offline
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Registered: 11/06/00
Posts: 1545
Loc: Piney Woods of East Texas
I keep Thief Gold and Thief Metal Age on tap because it took me months of fiddling with XP to get those (my favorites) two to run!!!
"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words." ...unknown

#122189 - 04/17/03 05:48 PM Re: Games you never uninstalled after finishing
Rowan Offline
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Registered: 01/09/01
Posts: 4026
Loc: Toronto, Canada
Shivers forever!!!

#122190 - 04/17/03 07:32 PM Re: Games you never uninstalled after finishing
Darlene Offline
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Registered: 02/10/00
Posts: 10366
Loc: Southern California
wave You know, I still have 'Myst Exile' installed. I remember something about people having trouble with their Windows after uninstalling the game, so I've let it be. Does this sound similar to anyone...?
Woohoo and booyah! smile Have an easy peasy day!

#122191 - 04/17/03 07:36 PM Re: Games you never uninstalled after finishing
KarenNJ Offline
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Registered: 04/10/01
Posts: 949
Loc: Clarksboro, NJ
I always keep Mega Solitaire, Pandoras Box, Brain Games, Majong, and 2 or 3 current games I am playing. I used to always keep Shivers on but it doesn't work with a cordless mouse so I took it off. I miss it though.


#122192 - 04/17/03 09:35 PM Re: Games you never uninstalled after finishing
Bea Offline
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Registered: 02/12/00
Posts: 2283
Loc: Australia
Gruntz always.
Id non feci, me facere vidit nemo, nec aliquid probare potes
I didn't do it, no one saw me do it, you can't prove anything

#122193 - 04/18/03 12:20 PM Re: Games you never uninstalled after finishing
lonewolf32 Offline
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Registered: 06/03/02
Posts: 1152
Loc: New Baltimore, MI
I'm too neat to keep any unplayed games on my machine. I try to keep as much free space on my HD as possible, even though I have a 40 GB one. I think it is because in the old days when I had a 20 MB hard drive I could only fit one game on at a time.

#122194 - 04/18/03 03:37 PM Re: Games you never uninstalled after finishing
fov Offline
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Registered: 12/28/01
Posts: 2964
Loc: San Francisco
darlene -- i haven't played exile yet, but it's installed on my machine. i once uninstalled it and when i tried to reinstall i had problems. i think i wound up doing a system restore to get back to before i uninstalled it.

don't know if others have had this problem, but i will probably leave exile on there indefinitely (at least until i've played it through) because of this.


#122195 - 04/24/03 05:43 PM Re: Games you never uninstalled after finishing
Salar of Myst Offline
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Registered: 12/06/02
Posts: 4216
Loc: Virginia's wetland dimension
We are slow to uninstall any game we enjoyed, so we have quite a few games on here that we've played recently. The other pc kept most of its games until we reformatted heh.

but I always add 1-3 versions of Myst (esp realMyst), Riven, & Exile because I know I will want to start one soon smile

Salar smile

#122196 - 04/24/03 06:32 PM Re: Games you never uninstalled after finishing
bj Offline
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Registered: 05/01/01
Posts: 375
Loc: La Puente, CA USA
I have had poor Lara Croft hanging around waiting for ever (Last revelation). In the first place it is the longest game ever made. I start it and play for awhile, then somthing else comes along and I put it on the back burner until I forget what I was doing and have to start over. She may be there forever.

#122197 - 04/24/03 11:19 PM Re: Games you never uninstalled after finishing
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Registered: 06/05/99
Posts: 2027
Loc: USA
SHIVERS forever! BLACK DAHLIA, BYZANTINE I will hang onto until my hard drive gets too filled up. Of the other games that I have played, I still have RIVEN, REAL MYST, MYST EXILE, and THE LONGEST JOURNEY. I also have other games that I have recently been involved in and just haven't gotten around to removing as well as a number of games that I foresee playing within the next few months. I recently have finished RIDDLE OF THE SPHINK and am in the process of playing THE OMEGA STONE, which I have fully installed. Since it takes up a good deal of room I probably will uninstall it in a few months. I also have SHIVERS fully installed, but no way am I going to let it go. laugh laugh laugh
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. -- Aristotle

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