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#240434 - 12/03/07 10:02 AM Easy Adv game for the non computer type person
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My mum has a old p2 333 with a s3 virge 2mb i think gfx card and onboard sound which is probably dire to say the least.

I tryed grim fandango and the computer wasnt up to it.

It runs on win95, so im woundering if anyone knows a good adv game that will run on this computer and is easy enough to understand and control and able to progress without much help from me.

Its for my mum. Which has trouble with the most basic things with computers so has to be very plug and play type of game. With a good installer so its easy to do.

Thx if you can help me. As im sure she would enjoy a adv game as long as it doesnt have more than a few easy puzzles.


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#240436 - 12/03/07 10:06 AM Re: Easy Adv game for the non computer type person [Re: SkeeterUK]
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The Legend of Lotus Spring springs to mind. Also Road to India. I'm not sure how easy it will be to find these older games, though.

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#240488 - 12/03/07 12:02 PM Re: Easy Adv game for the non computer type person [Re: Becky]
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King's Quest 7 maybe? I still see it on ebay often, if you can't find it elsewhere.
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#240501 - 12/03/07 12:21 PM Re: Easy Adv game for the non computer type person [Re: nickie]
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the kings quest 7 sold on ebay comes with an emulator but also doesn`t work, cry
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#240507 - 12/03/07 12:35 PM Re: Easy Adv game for the non computer type person [Re: ]
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Road to India would be a good one. I would also add Dracula Resurrection, Aztec (Sacred Amulet) and Nancy Drew Danger on Deception Island. The first two should run on Win 95. Not sure about Deception Island but Ghost Dogs should. All the other computer specs are adequate.

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#240530 - 12/03/07 01:08 PM Re: Easy Adv game for the non computer type person [Re: Pokey]
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Dracula Resurrection is absolutely cracking, and the first game I completed without any need of a walkthrough. If you think your mum might enjoy a creepy atmospheric game, that might be the one for her.

I would also agree on Road to India, it is a very enjoyable, easy to play game. It is available to purchase from www.play.com. smile
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#240607 - 12/03/07 03:49 PM Re: Easy Adv game for the non computer type person [Re: Rushes]
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Try Amazon.com. This is my regular BAAGs store. I get all the older (DOS, Win 95/98) games there.

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#240795 - 12/03/07 09:31 PM Re: Easy Adv game for the non computer type person [Re: Kelly Stiver]
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KQ7 was made for Win95. I had to use win95 compatibility mode to install it in winxp. I'm guessing it should run fine on that pc Skeeter22UK


Edited by oldmariner (12/03/07 09:31 PM)

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#241158 - 12/04/07 03:41 PM Re: Easy Adv game for the non computer type person [Re: oldmariner]
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I love Phantasmagoria by Sierra Online.....don't know if you can find it on Amazon or somewhere.......great game and not too difficult - though ultimately a horror game so beware.
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#241185 - 12/04/07 04:39 PM Re: Easy Adv game for the non computer type person [Re: SkeeterUK]
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What about those Monkey Island games? I don't remember what I played them on, but they amused me at the time. Or is that to babyfied?
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#241206 - 12/04/07 05:32 PM Re: Easy Adv game for the non computer type person [Re: SkeeterUK]
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Originally Posted By: Skeeter22UK
My mum has a old p2 333 with a s3 virge 2mb i think gfx card and onboard sound which is probably dire to say the least.

Not at all. That's a great computer for old Win 95 games. How well it would work for DOS games would depend on what sound card it has.

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I tryed grim fandango and the computer wasnt up to it.

Actually it should work in software mode. But Grim Fandango looks kind of ugly in software mode.

Amerzone would be good.

Sanitarium would be good if she's not squeamish.

King's Quest 7 (Windows version) and Dracula Resurrection have already been mentioned.

Monkey Island 3 (Curse of Monkey Island) might be a little tough for someone not used to playing adventure games.

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#241261 - 12/04/07 07:23 PM Re: Easy Adv game for the non computer type person [Re: Jenny100]
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Are these easy enough for a 60 year old women tho? I.e easy interfaces and no difficult puzzles i.e maze or slider puzzles or decryption stuff?

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#245719 - 12/13/07 12:27 PM Re: Easy Adv game for the non computer type person [Re: SkeeterUK]
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These are not adventure games but my wife
can't play my games but she loves Huntsville and Titanic
type games.You just look for the things on a list.
She has gotten my daughter hooks as well.
PS she is 60 years young herself...

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#245724 - 12/13/07 12:34 PM Re: Easy Adv game for the non computer type person [Re: ron.etti]
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Thx will look into those. smile

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#245728 - 12/13/07 12:45 PM Re: Easy Adv game for the non computer type person [Re: ron.etti]
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Huntsville had a bad time on my "old" athlon xp 1600+ with 512 megs of ram. Unfortunately, the newer casual games require a lot of 2D power and they probably won't run.

I'm putting in a vote for road to india - it's gorgeous and it wasn't too hard. If she's not squeamish about horror games, 7th Guest and 11th hour were two of the FIRST puzzle games I played and didn't need a walkthrough. You can also try the entire Legend of Kyrandia series if you can find it, or Zork: Grand Inquisitor - hilarious.

If she doesn't mind cockroaches, Bad Mojo was a great game. It's all physical puzzles with no inventory or overhead controls to learn.

but you know something that my mom in law (when she was 77) really enjoyed? Katamari Damacy on the PS2. Not an adventure, but she liked the move-2-sticks-control-everything system and she thought it was really funny.
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