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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 10:45 pm    Post subject: What were the best DOS games? Reply with quote

Ahh... It is difficult to name the best, but my choice is Masters of Magic (mom). It is the single most replayable game, that can be completed in a reasonable amount of time.

Next would be the Elder Scrolls, tied with Warlords II. (edit: I never played Warlords, and started with two, I think?)

All three of these are stragegy games. I remember downloading DOOM, when it was FIRST relased, through the Internet, while at The American University. So that's the first game I ever downloaded throught the Internet. HEY! A new post!

Edit: my first download was actually Wolfenstein, now that I think of it.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anything on the original scumm engine would have had me (in those days) playing for months. Because I was so little it took me forever to figure that shit out. :)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What was the original scumm engine? And what do you know of 2600 games?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DOOM, Heretic, Hexen 1 & 2
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OOHH YEEEAAAHHH.

Now I remember. Heretic was built on doom's engine. Damn fun. I never have played in Hexen.

Each of these should become a staple offering of Gentoo.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

duke nukem, the first one, not the 3d one
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Aynjell, the LucasFilm Games/LucasArt adventure games (Monkey Island, Maniac Mansion, Zackary McCracken...) were really nice...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doom, Doom II, Final Doom.

The entire Commander Keen series.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Settlers 2 and Privaeer are both honorable mentions
privateer has a smashing new remake you can get that is very true to the original
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am pleased with the outpouring of love for DOOM :)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doom to be sure, but sorry, Loom crushes it any day.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely Doom. As for the scumm engine I love Full Throttle. Some other games that ate a lot of my time were:

Dune 2
Civilization
Master of Orion and MOO2
Sim City
Quake
Some of the Microprose games like F-117 Stealth Fighter and Apache
Quarantine
Street Rod

There are so many more that will probably come to me but these are the ones that really ate some time (especially Dune 2 and Doom.)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ufo or x-com
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Worms (not the sequels, only the original and best)
Elite 2 (despite the horrendous amount of bugs)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ultima 7 and Star Control 2. Thankfully, both can now be played natively in Linux, in the guise of Exult and The UrQuan Masters respectively. :-) Personally I reckon both efforts have significantly improved upon the already superb original games. In SC2's case, with the addition of the voice acting (in the original DOS version of the game, all dialogue was text-only) by a long, long way.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Captain Comic
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mega Race 2.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't remember my favourite, but one i remember playing a lot, was trying to juggle autoexec.bat and config.sys so that i had enough memory.

Others i specifically remember enjoying were:
XT
hack (ala nethack)
elite
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ufo
privateer
doom
simcity
civilisation
dark sun
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prince of Persia.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ChristyMcJesus wrote:
Prince of Persia.

Yippeyayhoo! PoP was a megahit! ;)

And the first sierra adventures (Larry and Space Quest). Instead of the unmotivated "I don't know how to use that" you get from indiana jones larry and the space quest guy would do *anything* (or die trying)!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Elite+
Strife
Shadow Warrior
Zangband

Nuff Said
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Worms! And with regards to the sequels I quite liked Worms Reinforcements. On a related note, if anyone has a copy of Worms United check out the credits for the madcow level ;) (Anyone who used imagine might recognise the cow)
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crystal Caves
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nethack

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pool of Radiance (heck, all of those D&D games)
Sim City
Tetris
Ultimas
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