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#191759 - 08/20/07 09:23 PM Re: Looking For Older Game Recs [Re: Tyke]
sccurrie Offline
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Registered: 01/10/02
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http://www.playinggames.bigstep.com/homepage.html
(Playing Games Interactive)

is another place to buy older games.

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#191775 - 08/20/07 10:39 PM Re: Looking For Older Game Recs [Re: sccurrie]
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Registered: 05/30/06
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Loc: Des Plaines, Illinois
No one has mentioned Rama yet, which isn't to be missed. I'm not sure if the X-Files game has come up; if not, try that too.

For something really old because it's a DOS game, get Azrael's Tear. You could play it using DOSBox. It's also the greatest adventure game ever made.
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#191807 - 08/21/07 04:34 AM Re: Looking For Older Game Recs [Re: RayBres]
PeteS Offline
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Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 31
Loc: Maryland
I agree with Ray's comments re RAMA and Azrael's Tear.

RAMA for the mathematically inclined - requires a minimal understanding of working with numbers in different base systems - and Azrael's Tear as the most "engaging" adventure game I have ever played - and replayed multiple times.

I've had great success running Azrael's Tear in a DOS-Window on a P-II 450 MHz (100 MHz system clock) machine running Win98SE. Unfortunately, game character movement speed seems to be linked to processor and/or system clock speed and attempts to load and play the game on faster machines (e.g., P-III, 1 GHz, 133 MHz clock) have been unsat because character movement is too fast to control. I've never tried DOSBox - maybe it solves the problem of this game's character movement too fast on a faster machine. Anyway, worth a try. Azrael's Tear is a wonderful adventure game.

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#195717 - 08/30/07 08:59 AM Re: Looking For Older Game Recs [Re: PeteS]
Jess519 Offline
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Registered: 08/18/06
Posts: 246
Loc: Chicago
Sorry to resurrect this thread but just wanted to thank everyone one last time for the game recs. smile I'm playing both Byzantine and Black Mirror right now and love them! So thanks so much to everyone who suggested those. smile

Also have orders coming in for The Last Express, Black Dahlia, and Amber.

And actually did order a new computer, should be arriving next week or the week after, but I'll definitely be keeping my old PC as so many suggested. grin

This board is this best!

bravo

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#196396 - 08/31/07 06:54 PM Re: Looking For Older Game Recs [Re: Mr 2 u]
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Here are some more if you are interested:
Ripper
GHOSTS
Nancy Drews Episodes 1 - 9
Discworld (all of them)
Broken Sword 1+ 2
Jack Orlando
Gilbert Goodmate
Remedy
Hope Springs Eternal
Dark Fall
Riven
Myst
Exile
Wierd
Amerzone
Toonstruck
Alone in the Dark
Realms of the Haunting
Seven Games of the Soul
Karma
Timescape
Beyond TIme
Odyssey
Twinsen Adventure
Time Machine
Zork
Return to Zork
Zork Nemesis
Riddle of Master Lu
Liath
Nautilis
Sanitarium
7th Guest
11th Hour
Clandestiny
Atlantis
Beyond Atlantis
Titanic Adventure Out of Time
Azeal's Tear
The Crystal Key
The Dark Eye
Dracula
Goosebumps:Are You Afraid of the Dark
Goosebumps: Escape from Horrorland
The Forgotten
Frankenstein: Through the Eyes fo the Monster
Grim Fandango
Inherent Evil
..... just to name a few smile

inferno



Edited by infernoj13usa (08/31/07 06:55 PM)
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#197040 - 09/01/07 08:18 PM Re: Looking For Older Game Recs [Re: infernoj13usa]
Bruce Fielder Offline
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Registered: 11/27/01
Posts: 638
Loc: Amarillo, TX USA
No one seems to have mentioned the three Journeyman Project games. These have great stories, FMV and acting and play flawlessly on my WIN 98se PC.

That's a great list that Inferno put together as well. I enjoyed this string just to renew my acquaintance with a lot of the older games I've played.
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#197394 - 09/02/07 03:50 PM Re: Looking For Older Game Recs [Re: Pokey]
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Registered: 02/17/01
Posts: 9714
Loc: Columbus,Ohio USA
Jess519, I would highly suggest the other Monkey Island games, both Discworld games, and Simon the Sorcerer 1&2. All of these games have excellent puzzles and loads of humor. Good luck!
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