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DOS Games

Discussion in 'Playground' started by Rawgrim, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. VeryLich Gems: 2/31
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    I like Lemmings too, but I think it's a bit too much about just timing right rather than solution. Played Monkey Islands 1-3 too. And as for Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure, yes I do. :p I'm not confident in posting the link here though. (I think you meant for free, right?)
     
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    Apogee still sell Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure, you can buy a downloadable version from their website for a mere $10, along with most of their old DOS games. Hocus Pocus and Raptor bring back good memories :)
     
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    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Charging $10 for a game that old is just plain wrong. You can get most 2+ year old titles for $10 or less, so 3DR charging 10 bucks for a game 16 years old with no Windows compatibility is daylight robbery. But at least there's still the option to buy it legitimately...
     
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    It still works under DOSBox, though. If they still sell Dos games, maybe they should support a dos emulator by mentioning it.
     
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    Pretty much every DOS game works with DOSBox, but most of your the casual gamers will never be able to set up DOSBox properly without a lot of help (or not at all). And frankly, at that price, they really shouldn't have to. Such nonchalance is acceptable if you're giving a game away for free, but not when you're charging $10 for a no-box, no-disc download of a few megabytes.
     
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    Anyone remember that Lethal Weapon game, for Dos and Amiga? It was great fun. Can`t get it to work on dosbox though.
     
  7. Apeman Gems: 25/31
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    Might and Magic for me as well.

    Oh and of course civilization!
     
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    I only played might and magic 6-9, never had the older ones on Dos. Are the older ones just as difficult?
     
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    Oh hell no - they are much, much more difficult. The first M&M game is one of the most unforgiving CRPGs I've played, especially in the early stages. They do get progressively easier until the 4th one, though the 5th is a notch harder. 3-5 are very playable if you don't mind aged graphics and sounds because they're actually very well designed. The first games have looser design and less than optimal interfaces, which makes them more difficult to get into. I like all of them except 2, though 1 isn't one I'd recommend without reservation.
     
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    I remember certain places, in 6 and 7, that were insanely tough. So if the rest are even worse...I don`t think I want to play them at all hehe. I can only stand getting my ass kicked so many times...
     
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