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#191028 - 08/18/07 09:24 PM Re: Looking For Older Game Recs [Re: Mr 2 u]
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Alot of great games mentioned, your in for a treat.I have an old win95 stashed up in my room just for those oldies. Like everyone says, hang onto it. smile
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#191052 - 08/19/07 01:33 AM Re: Looking For Older Game Recs [Re: Gamer]
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Space Quest series
Kings Quest series
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#191186 - 08/19/07 10:35 AM Re: Looking For Older Game Recs [Re: GuybrushThreepwood]
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Thanks, Barry. Will definitely try to find Black Dahlia.

And thanks to Linda, Mr2u, and Guybrush for your recs also.

Clearly there's tons of older games I haven't played. Guess I could wait quite awhile to buy a new PC and still have lots of games to play. lol

I appreciate also the suggestions that I keep this PC. Hadn't really thought about that but it makes sense. Especially since I'm probably going to buy my new PC with Vista and I know there's lots of problems with older games on Vista.

So thanks again for all the help!


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#191190 - 08/19/07 10:44 AM Re: Looking For Older Game Recs [Re: Jess519]
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Jess519, if you're a little strapped for cash you can always check out the Free Games Galore site here. Most of those games should work on your old computer. Happy gaming wave
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#191203 - 08/19/07 11:34 AM Re: Looking For Older Game Recs [Re: StarLite Moon]
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Hi, Jess. wave

You could always try Lighthouse, The X Files, Gabriel Knight 3, The Ripper, Dracula 1 and 2, Simon the Sorceror 1 and 2 also, I played them all on my Win98SE...with a 450 processor... happydance
I reccommend keeping your Win98 too, I have mine linked to my newer computer with a KDM switch...so I can boot up either PC whenever I want. grin
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#191237 - 08/19/07 12:59 PM Re: Looking For Older Game Recs [Re: Tyke]
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I agree that The Last Express is a great game, along with the Zork ones. I could also play the old Safecracker game if you like mainly a puzzle type game. I could also play Mummy Tomb of the Pharaoh, Shivers I and II, Timescape, Nightlong, Grim Fandango (a favorite), Egypt Tomb of the Pharaoh, Egypt II The Heliopolis Prophecy, Alfred Hitchcock The Final Cut, Amerzone, Myst Exile, Road to India, and Dracula both of them on my old Windows 98. You will find some great games that will turn out to be favorites! grin

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#191244 - 08/19/07 01:14 PM Re: Looking For Older Game Recs [Re: Koalanut]
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Jess,
I beleive Zork Nemesis (which is VERY different from the other Zork games) was made for Win95, but I think I did play it on Win98. It is a wonderful game, and holds up quite well for it's age. Lighthouse is also another great game.
You have some tough decisions to make! smile
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#191299 - 08/19/07 04:15 PM Re: Looking For Older Game Recs [Re: Tyke]
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#191304 - 08/19/07 04:45 PM Re: Looking For Older Game Recs [Re: Barry]
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Another place to check for hard to find games is GameTZ:

http://gametz.com/aGames/PC/Amber%3A+Journeys+Beyond.html

You don't have to subscribe to join. There is always Ebay as well.

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#191305 - 08/19/07 04:49 PM Re: Looking For Older Game Recs [Re: Pokey]
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You don't have to subscribe to Amazon either and I've always found them to be reliable. Black Dahlia used mint condition for 19.99.

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#191306 - 08/19/07 04:49 PM Re: Looking For Older Game Recs [Re: Barry]
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StarLite Moon, thanks for the info on the free games. Unfortunately, along w/the ancient computer I'm also using dial-up at the moment. But I'll check it out once I get DSL.

Tyke, thanks for the recs. Also the info on having both computers. I'm ignorant so what's a KDM switch? And how are your 2 computers actually linked to each other?

Koalanut, I'm happy you recced Egypt & Egypt II because I'd been thinking about buying them (InteractCD has the two together for only $9.95). smile Thanks for the rest of the list too!

Mary, you're sure right about hard decisions. Be careful what you wish for, right? Now I have to much to choose from! wink

Barry, thanks very much for the link. smile Normally I don't like ordering from Amazon, but for some of these games I think I'll have to bite the bullet and order from there. There's nowhere else I can find some of these.

Pokey, thanks for the link. Is that site just for trading games, or can you buy too? Just curious because I don't have a lot to trade.


Edited by Jess519 (08/19/07 04:53 PM)
Edit Reason: add response to Pokey

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#191308 - 08/19/07 05:02 PM Re: Looking For Older Game Recs [Re: Jess519]
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What is your problem with Amazon Jess? I've always found them to be extremely reliable with excellent customer service (the 2 times I had to return something there was never a problem no hassle at all). I highly recommend them.

Enjoy Black Dahlia,

Barry
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#191309 - 08/19/07 05:05 PM Re: Looking For Older Game Recs [Re: Jess519]
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Jess, most members are willing to sell as well as trade. I have sold many games as a member. Do a search for different games and you may even see prices posted. You can post a list of games you want and games available. Another thing you might try is to put a list of games you are looking for on the Gameboomers Trading Post.

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#191414 - 08/19/07 11:49 PM Re: Looking For Older Game Recs [Re: Pokey]
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Pokey, thanks. Will definitely have to look around that site more.

Barry, it's not that I have a problem with Amazon. I just prefer, when I can, to place larger order with & shipping from the same place, all arriving in one package. I know it's a little silly, but it's true. Also don't love having to pay separate shipping for each item.

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#191553 - 08/20/07 10:19 AM Re: Looking For Older Game Recs [Re: Jess519]
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Hi, Jess wave

A KVM switch (sorry for typo) shares 'Keyboard', 'Video' and 'Mouse' between both computers. Please check out my link..it explains it better than I could. lol

KVM Switch

Sue smile
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