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#1 ShockD

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 22:04

I'm usually a man of the contemporary. I enjoy new hardware and what it can do with the new software (especially games).

 

Yet sometimes I feel like I miss the old times and install some super old game from my Steam library. And I don't know about you, but I find myself still enjoying those old games just as much as I did some 10-15 years ago.

 

I play Stronghold Crusader (an old medieval RTS) on a somewhat regular basis. Every now and then, me and an old friend of mine decide to have a LAN party playing this 2002 game.

 

I recently downloaded StarCraft: Brood War from my BNet account. To my surprise I totally nailed the bots but what nailed me was the huge wave of nostalgia when everybody was playing it at Internet Cafés and everybody was talking about it.

 

And because you'll say I only play RTS, I also recently played Call of Duty. Yes, the first one from the franchise that now has nothing in common with it except the name. The one I wasn't even able to run back then because my PC was trash. Tons of fun.

 

I wonder if any of you still play some old titles, be it because of nostalgia or because you still actually enjoy them despite their technical flaws. Do you?

 

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#2 astropheed

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 22:07

Solitaire, Minesweeper and Chess Titans; I play the crap out those games. 



#3 Boo Berry

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 22:08

Sonic The Hedgehog 1 through 3 every week or so.



#4 Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 22:12

I have a considerable amount of old games ( I play a lot of them) from back then like a lot of the Need For Speed games, Call of Duty, Half Life, Rollar Coaster Tycoon, Vice City, GTA III, Diablo. Some of my very old games can't play because they need MS-DOS. One of the very first game I played when I was little called Freddi Fish, still works on Windows 7.



#5 OP ShockD

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 22:21

Solitaire, Minesweeper and Chess Titans; I play the crap out those games. 

Yeah, Solitaire... I bet if it was on Steam it would still get the most activity.

 

 

I have a considerable amount of old games ( I play a lot of them) from back then like a lot of the Need For Speed games, Call of Duty, Half Life, Rollar Coaster Tycoon, Vice City, GTA III, Diablo. Some of my very old games can't play because they need MS-DOS. One of the very first game I played when I was little called Freddi Fish, still works on Windows 7.

I tried playing Vice City a few months ago but it just didn't go well with my widescreen. The aim was broken - I aim at one point but Tommy shoots at another. On a 1280x1024 monitor however it worked just fine. Still mad at it.



#6 Polarman

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 22:32

I still have all my old games that I ever bought since 1994. I occasionally install one out of nostalgia.

 

I have a considerable amount of old games ( I play a lot of them) from back then like a lot of the Need For Speed games, Call of Duty, Half Life, Rollar Coaster Tycoon, Vice City, GTA III, Diablo. Some of my very old games can't play because they need MS-DOS. One of the very first game I played when I was little called Freddi Fish, still works on Windows 7.

 

You may want to use this nifty program to help you out to play those MS-DOS oldies.

 

http://dfendreloaded.sourceforge.net/



#7 Boo Berry

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 22:33

DOSBox should also help with MS-DOS games.



#8 SteveMackinnon

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 22:40

I still play quite a lot of old games.

 

Transport Tycoon (more OpenTTD nowadays)

Rollercoaster Tycoon

Theme Hospital

Played Civ 3 a while ago but I actually love the current game so much more than the older ones



#9 Praetor

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 22:46

ah, the nostalgia...

one of my first memories of playing video games was on a Schneider, playing Space Invaders! on a 51/4 inch FDD..oh the memories! Also PacMan on arcades and more...

 

today i still play (once in a while):

- Theme Hospital (and the linux clone, google it!).

- StarCraft

- Settlers 3

- Fallout 1 and 2



#10 Praetor

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 22:48

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Played Civ 3 a while ago but I actually love the current game so much more than the older ones

oh yeah, Civ 3 i used to play it until 2008, i guess, then i moved on to Civ 4 :D now i must play Civ 5 when i have some spare time.



#11 Ulpian

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 22:54

Every 10 years I play this...

http://en.wikipedia..../Millennium_2.2



#12 xendrome

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 22:55

DOSBox should also help with MS-DOS games.

 

 

http://dfendreloaded.sourceforge.net/



#13 TheReaperMan

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 23:22

unreal tournament I pick every so often can not believe there are so many servers still running this classic :D



#14 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 23:23

Red alert 2 and yuris revenge is a lan party favorite.

 

 

Wish there was some way to play this :/ on PC... can't even find it online.

 

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#15 Raa

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 23:25

I just finished Tron 2.0 again last week, still a great game. (Y)