Nostalgy

This is a discussion on Nostalgy within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Inner Space, CalGames, Space Quest/Police Quest/King's Quest...

  1. #16
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Posts
    4,913
    Inner Space, CalGames, Space Quest/Police Quest/King's Quest

  2. #17
    Carnivore ('-'v) Hunter2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    2,879
    I have to say, Challenge of the Ancient Empires was THE best game I've EVER played.

    **EDIT:
    Anyone ever play One Must Fall? Great game...
    There's supposed to be a new one somewhere, which looks *really* cool too...

    **EDIT2:
    Ooh ooh, and Excelsior.. loved that game, so simple yet so detailed and so addictive..

    **EDIT3:
    And can't forget Command Keen!
    Last edited by Hunter2; 06-29-2006 at 01:13 PM.
    Just Google It. √

    (\ /)
    ( . .)
    c(")(") This is bunny. Copy and paste bunny into your signature to help him gain world domination.

  3. #18
    I am me, who else?
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Posts
    250
    Wow One Must Fall, that takes me back, I loved that game too. Simple and a bit silly, but man was it fun. It does look like it is coming out, at some point lol, hopefully soon.

  4. #19
    Carnivore ('-'v) Hunter2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    2,879
    Actually, the site says it's out already.. but the link for it is broken. Apparently it sells/sold in EB?

    EDIT: A look on the forums shows that it's dead already. *sigh*, maybe I can find a copy elsewhere...
    Last edited by Hunter2; 06-29-2006 at 01:19 PM.
    Just Google It. √

    (\ /)
    ( . .)
    c(")(") This is bunny. Copy and paste bunny into your signature to help him gain world domination.

  5. #20
    I am me, who else?
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Posts
    250
    Wow that sucks, oh well, it may surface some day again.

    Yes commander keen was a good old one, addictive, yet silly at the same time.

  6. #21
    Mayor of Awesometown Govtcheez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    8,825
    I never got how everyone remembers OMF 2097 but no one remembers the original.

  7. #22
    User
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Canada
    Posts
    498
    miss the first book on programming I ever read. I have no idea what it was called, it was a little tan hardcover with blue foil writing. It was full of Apple BASIC programs with little descriptions. I checked it out of the elementary school library, and entered them into my mom's Apple IIc+. I had no idea what the lines meant at the time, so debugging was impossible. I think I only got one of them to work. :sniff: :sniff: I wonder what happened to that old computer...
    I too, enjoyed programming on the Apple II. In fact, I had an Apple IIc and a Apple IIgs. But they both slowly broke down, and I had to give them away....... And I remember that book! It was so awesome. I read it when I was about 8 years old, and that began my programming craze.......

  8. #23
    The superhaterodyne twomers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    2,262
    I miss the origional Prince of Persia!

  9. #24
    I am me, who else?
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Posts
    250
    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez
    I never got how everyone remembers OMF 2097 but no one remembers the original.

    Because that was the only one I could find. Sadly, being a little kid and having no money made it hard to find any more than that. Also not having any internet access made it harder for quite some time to find out anything more.

  10. #25
    Carnivore ('-'v) Hunter2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    2,879
    Because that was the only one I could find. Sadly, being a little kid and having no money made it hard to find any more than that. Also not having any internet access made it harder for quite some time to find out anything more.
    Echo. Actually, the only reason I heard of OMF 2097 was because it came on a CD of around 50-100 shareware games, none of which was the original.

    Ah yes, and let us not forget The Incredible Machine (2). Hours of inventive fun
    Just Google It. √

    (\ /)
    ( . .)
    c(")(") This is bunny. Copy and paste bunny into your signature to help him gain world domination.

  11. #26
    (?<!re)tired Mario F.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    7,383
    Quote Originally Posted by twomers
    I miss the origional Prince of Persia!
    Hehe. Brings back memories doesn't it?

    Glorious... graphics!
    That's how we used to look at it back then. And the sprites movement was nothing short of revolutionary. What a great game! Could never finish it though.

    Never was much into action games. Always liked RPG, turn-based strategy and war games, more. Ancient Art of War started me on it as the early Pool of Radiance for RPGs.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

  12. #27
    train spotter
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    near a computer
    Posts
    3,855
    Elite

    Wolfenstein

    Pool of Radiance. (This game was huge at about 2Mb.)

    MechWarrior (The very first one in 16 colours)

    But lets not go back to the days of boot disks and floppie disk changes mid game.
    "Man alone suffers so excruciatingly in the world that he was compelled to invent laughter."
    Friedrich Nietzsche

    "I spent a lot of my money on booze, birds and fast cars......the rest I squandered."
    George Best

    "If you are going through hell....keep going."
    Winston Churchill

  13. #28
    Ecologist
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Utah.
    Posts
    1,291
    PC games didn't get good 'til Tribes and AoE.
    Sure, there were a few exceptions (Quake, Doom),
    but they generally sucked.

    The real cool games were on consoles. Oh yeah.
    Staying away from General.

  14. #29
    (?<!re)tired Mario F.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    7,383
    Of course you never played Load Runner, Diablo, Metroid, Contra, Sim City, Theme Park, Neuromancer, X-Com: Ufo Defense, Bionic Command.. etc, etc, etc... All included in many lists of the best games of all times.

    Just to name a few. The list gets long.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

  15. #30
    Mayor of Awesometown Govtcheez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    8,825
    > Bionic Command.

    Bionic Commando was NES only, wasn't it?

Page 2 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21