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« on: January 10, 2007, 08:20:31 AM »

I have an idea this might interest some of the people on this lovely board.

The ESA protection has been removed from some very good titles, that are now abandonware, and can be downloaded legally!

* 4-D Boxing (aka 4D Sports Boxing)
* 7 Colors
* Advantage Tennis
* Adventures of Willy Beamish, The
* Albion
* Alone in the Dark
* Altered Beast
* Angel Devoid: Face of the Enemy
* Angst: Rahz's Revenge
* Are We There Yet?
* Azrael's Tear
* Big Red Racing
* Castle of Dr. Brain
* Castlevania
* Celtic Legends
* Chuck Yeager's Air Combat
* Commander Keen 6: Aliens Ate My Baby Sitter!
* Crusader: No Regret
* Discworld II: Mortality Bytes!
* EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus
* EF2000
* EF2000 Special Edition
* First Samurai, The
* Gobliiins
* Great Courts 2
* Heart of China
* Hovertank
* Hoyle Official Book of Games: Volume 3
* Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade: The Graphic
Adventure
* Immortal, The
* Imperium Romanum
* J.R.R. Tolkien's Riders of Rohan
* John Madden Football II
* Jones in the Fast Lane (aka Keeping Up With Jones)
(Not the AB game)
* Killing Cloud, The
* Kingdom 2: Shadoan
* Kingdom O' Magic
* Laura Bow in: The Dagger of Amon Ra
* Loom
* M.A.X.: Mechanized Assault and Exploration
* Magic Candle II: The Four and Forty, The
* Masterblazer
* Mega lo Mania
* MegaRace 2
* Mixed Up Fairy Tales
* Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge
* Normality
* Nova 9: Return of Gir Draxon
* P-38 Lightning Tour Of Duty
* P-80 Shooting Star Tour Of Duty
* Perfect General, The
* Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and The Flame
* Privateer 2: The Darkening
* Quest for Glory II: Trial By Fire
* Rescue Rover
* Rescue Rover 2 (aka Dognapped!)
* Rocketeer, The
* Sand Warriors
* Sargon 5: World Class Chess
* Secret of Monkey Island, The
* Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe
* Settlers II: Veni, Vidi, Vici

I just replayed Secret of monkey island, and it was a better gaming experience than any game i've played for the last 2 years.

you can download the games from this site: http://www.abandonia.com/index2.php

you will need the program "dosbox" for most of the games. It's worth the little effort (it's a free program)

Have fun!
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2007, 08:35:59 AM »

I love old school video games!
From my very first Atari 2600 in 1979 to when my grandpa bought an Intellivision in 1983 for us grandkids to play, I've been a classic video game junkie.

I was born in 1974, and was very young when these revolutionary systems were released.
And I have vivid memories of me as a boy in the early 80's playing Raiders of the Lost Ark, Pitfall, Atlantis & Kaboom on the old Atari.
I even remember playing that sea adventure game that didn't have a name.
Remember that one?
It was titled, "Name This Game".
My stepbrother Chris & I spent countless hours playing it.

Then, in 1985, a year before I entered Jr. High School, the Nintendo Entertainment System came out and swept me up in a gaming frenzy for years to come and has yet to go away.

I remember getting my first Nintendo before any of the other kids on my block did.
I remember about 10 of my friends & I gathered together and sitting Indian Style on the floor of my parent's basement playing Metroid or Castlevania or Gumshoe with the light Blaster...switching off whenever we died in the game.

One of my all time Nintendo favorites was Kid Icarus.
I can't even begin to guess how many hours I spent on that game.
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2007, 09:26:12 AM »

I wasn't a nintendo man myself really. I had a friend who had one, and we did have great fun with that.

The first system we (my family) bought was the Commodore 64. Then amiga 500, then PC.

I'm actually considering buying an Amiga 500 from ebay again.

I don't like modern games much... The last good modern game i played was Half life 2.
Very inventive i must admit.

Shadow of the beast series, is probably my fav amiga games.
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2007, 10:13:12 AM »

I could never get my copy of Riders of Rohan to work properly.  Maybe I'll have to give it another whirl.
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2007, 10:42:03 AM »

You can play a bunch of the old-school console games online at http://www.everyvideogame.com/. Another site for abandoned PC game titles is http://www.the-underdogs.info/. I've downloaded quite a few games from this site, thereby regaining some titles that I had lost over the years (I started out computer gaming on the Apple ][e in college).
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2007, 11:20:31 AM »

Oldschool? I remember waiting in line at Big K to play "Pong" when it first came out, now that's ol' school. I still have an original Pong consol somewhere.

Thanks for the links, I'll have a look at them.
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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2007, 12:21:19 PM »

I remember waiting around at JC Penny's to play the Atari console.  The old one, with "Space Invaders" as the main game.  Turned out, mom was not just shopping.  She would go and get in line to put another payment on the Atari she put on layway for me.  It took her months, but it was sitting out when little Andrew crept into the living room on Christmas day.

One of the reasons those old games were so good, in my mind, is that the people making them concentrated on the mechanics.  When you cannot woo players with useless eye candy, you need to make the game challenging to play, but some parts of it easy enough to master so a new player feels they are gaining something.  

One of the best RPG games was the original "Pool of Radiance" for the Commodore 64.  It was turn based and I like it much better than the new D&D type games.  You really could build and control an entire party. I couldn't do that playing some of the newer stuff that is real time.
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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2007, 12:46:50 PM »

   Hi...My parents got us Pong after we were married a couple of years, still have it. .We got our daughter Nintendo and have been playing for years now. We had Gumshoe also and the hand and arm died after an hour, but it was fun. Hubby and I were up til 3 and 4 in the morning playing 1942. I even made a map for the first Zelda,  it was funny, her friends were calling me for advice on that one. We've been buying each new Nintendo and Zelda, Metroid,Prince of Persia and many more shoot em up games as they come out. We're on the search for Wii.
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2007, 12:56:42 PM »

So...how old are you Andrew?
I say 33 or 34.

I know you're close to my age.  I turn 33 this year.
There's no shame in admitting it.   TeddyR

I'm an old f**ker too.  Just like you!
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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2007, 01:04:58 PM »

Ash, I modified my profile to reflect my age.  I am indeed a very old 33.
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« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2007, 01:24:25 PM »

33 .... old! Oh how I long for the days of YOUTH! (Not really.) Safe to say I've got 33 beat by a decade, but I know I'm not the oldest one here, but close.

Now I must get my walker and go get some lunch, I have an appointment at the Scooter Store.
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« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2007, 03:57:46 PM »

I'm 33 years ancient as well.  I wasn't a Nintendo guy either.  I had the following systems in the following order:

Atari 2600
Atari 7800
Commodore 64C
Amiga 500
Another Amiga 500
Amiga 1200
Super Nintendo (for Street Fighter 2 Turbo)
and finally PCs.

I have a link to a Commodore 64 emulator that's free and has every game for it somewhere - I'll post it when I come across it.  I recently downloaded it just to play some old Infocom games.  There's an Amiga emulator on the same site but you have to buy the Kickstart as it's still under copyright (although I've been told it's really cheap).

Let's see: old games

Atari Old School: Adventure (roleplaying a square), Breakout, Haunted House, and Indiana Jones, Goonies, and a bunch of generic stuff
C64: Cobra, Bard's Tale III, Zork I, II, and III, Planetfall, Hollywood Hijinx, etc.,
Amiga: Swiv, Speedball 2, Brutal Football, Projectyle, Gods, Heimdall, Switchblade 2, to name a few

Speaking of Amiga, I still have two of my old Amiga 500s - not sure if they work or not though - haven't tried them in years.  Too bad they didn't keep up - at the time, they were state of the art.
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« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2007, 04:40:27 PM »

Damn... I'm 22. I guess i don't really qualify to be "old school"
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« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2007, 06:36:29 PM »

33 .... old! Oh how I long for the days of YOUTH! (Not really.) Safe to say I've got 33 beat by a decade, but I know I'm not the oldest one here, but close.

Now I must get my walker and go get some lunch, I have an appointment at the Scooter Store.
OK....That's it .......I've got yooooouuuuuu beat by a decade...I have to go get my Scooter and ride down to get lunch at the embalming station.  Wink TeddyR
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« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2007, 06:37:59 PM »

Oh my gawd...They have Wasteland!   
For you Fallout fans, this is the inspiration for the series. 
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