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#190852 - 08/18/07 11:57 AM Looking For Older Game Recs
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Thought I'd come to the experts for some game recs. My laptop has died so at the moment I'm using an ancient PC, probably will be for another several months until I can afford a new PC. It's Windows 98 SE with only a 500MHz processor and 2MB video card.

So I'm looking for some older games to play that will work on this PC. I've been playing some of the older Nancy Drew games and also just finished Amerzone. Did get some recs from the annual games recs list, but it's such a mix of older & newer that it's a little hard to look up all of them and figure out which will work on my PC.

So far my list is: Grim Fandango, the first 2 Gabriel Knight games, Shivers 1 & 2, Sanitarium, The Curse of Monkey Island, and the first 2 Broken Sword games.

Any other suggestions?

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#190858 - 08/18/07 12:09 PM Re: Looking For Older Game Recs [Re: Jess519]
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Cameron Files,The Messenger,Necronomicon, are good games also.

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#190870 - 08/18/07 12:55 PM Re: Looking For Older Game Recs [Re: niteowl07]
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these are slightly influenced by my preferences: Byzantine, The Last Express, Blackwell Chronicles, 7th Guest, llth hour. A lot of folks liked Amber. Keep your old 98 after you get your new computer. Financially it is not worth much but it's a pearl beyond price when playing old games.
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#190882 - 08/18/07 01:35 PM Re: Looking For Older Game Recs [Re: bouv mama]
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niteowl7, thanks much for the additional recs!

bouv mama, I actually just read a review of The Last Express and was planning to add it to my last b/c it looks good. Glad to get a 2nd nominations for it. smile Will check the others on your list too. Thanks!

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#190917 - 08/18/07 02:49 PM Re: Looking For Older Game Recs [Re: Jess519]
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Jess,
I'd say Zork Nemesis; I'm not sure how it will play in Win98, though. And I'd second Amber.
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#190925 - 08/18/07 03:19 PM Re: Looking For Older Game Recs [Re: Mary]
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Sherlock Holmes: Case of the Rose Tattoo is another good one. I'd second the vote on Byzantine too.
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#190930 - 08/18/07 03:41 PM Re: Looking For Older Game Recs [Re: nickie]
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Jesse519- I loved the Last Express. There are some fight scenes in it but they be worked around-including the last scene. I hope you can get hold of it and enjoy.
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#190937 - 08/18/07 04:00 PM Re: Looking For Older Game Recs [Re: bouv mama]
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Mary, thanks for the recs. For Zork Nemesis, when you say you're not sure it'd work on 98, does that mean it needs OS older than 98? Or would it work on XP?

nickie, thanks to you too. I'll check out both those. And I'm glad to get second nominations for a few games.

bouv mama, I actually don't mind some fight scenes and combat. Have played a few action games as well. Thanks for the warning though!

Also, as long as I'm hear asking for game recs, does anyone have suggestions of where to buy older games (be it stores or websites). I did order from InteractCD for the first time last week, and was very pleased. But they don't have a lot of these older games that I'm looking to buy.


Edited by Jess519 (08/18/07 04:02 PM)

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#190939 - 08/18/07 04:03 PM Re: Looking For Older Game Recs [Re: Jess519]
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Jess, have you tried our trading post forum? You be surprised the games our members have stashed away. lol

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#190947 - 08/18/07 04:42 PM Re: Looking For Older Game Recs [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Cdaccess is one of the best places to buy older games.

http://www.cdaccess.com/

They have reviews and requirements for most games. Bad Mojo is a good one, also Discworld Noir, Myst III Exile, Aztec, Black Mirror, Riddle of the Sphinx and Outcast.

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#190950 - 08/18/07 04:45 PM Re: Looking For Older Game Recs [Re: Pokey]
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The Tex Murphy games and Black Dahlia are also excellent old gems.
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#190963 - 08/18/07 05:25 PM Re: Looking For Older Game Recs [Re: Barry]
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BrownEyedTigre, thanks for the tip. Looked around that forum, and it does indeed look promising. smile

Pokey, thanks for the link, I'll check it out. Thanks also for the game suggestions. Think I will definitely get The Riddle of the Sphinx, seen it recced other places too. Did you like The Omega Stone too? And I actually already bought The Black Mirror but then found out it needs 2GB hard drive space, and I don't have that much. Have 3GB split between two different hard drives, so can't install.

Barry, thanks for the recs. I'd heard from a friend that Black Dahlia was very cool but really hard. Is that true?

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#190987 - 08/18/07 06:55 PM Re: Looking For Older Game Recs [Re: Jess519]
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Hi Jess,
Black Dahlia has one of the best stories and character acting of any game and is one of my all time favorites. Yes it is rough at times but there are many walkthroughs out there and I'm sure you can also get hints and saved games from the Hint forum. It's well worth playing. I guarentee you'll hate to shut it down.

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#191011 - 08/18/07 08:02 PM Re: Looking For Older Game Recs [Re: Barry]
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Hi Jess519 wave

Actually your old computer is pretty spiffy and will play more games than you can imagine. Pretty much anything older than 2000 with the possible exception of some DOS games.

The Zork games will definitely play in 98se and a 500 processor is pretty darn speedy for the oldies. I loved Return to Zork, Amber: Journeys Beyond, Ark of Time, Riddle of Master Lu (sometimes plays in 98se, sometimes you need win 95), Syberia, Clue Fatal Illusion, Discworld 1&2, Broken Sword 1&2, Flight of the Amazon Queen, gosh but the list goes on forever happydance

I heartily agree with bouv mama about keeping the 98se machine! I had to buy a refurbished because I wasn't smart enough to hang onto my old computer that was running win me.

Enjoy the oldies, they really are fantastic.

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#191014 - 08/18/07 08:17 PM Re: Looking For Older Game Recs [Re: raylinstephens]
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How about The Dig, Full Throttle, Sam and Max Hit The Road,Night Long Union City Conspiracy,Chrono Master,Harvester,Day Of The Tenticle,Phantasmagoria 1 and 2,Kings Quest Series I could go on and on lol but those are some very good games.
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