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#1 Jan 22 2012 at 9:24 PM Rating: Good
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Does anyone know if there is a way to play them on the newer OS of today?
Want to revisit some of my old time wasters.














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#2 Jan 22 2012 at 10:16 PM Rating: Good
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Probably have to use something like DOSBox.
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#3 Jan 23 2012 at 1:18 AM Rating: Excellent
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yeah, Dosbox is probably a good place to start.
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#4 Jan 23 2012 at 1:26 AM Rating: Good
I was (before the last HD meltdown) playing SSI's Panzer General II without DosBox.

That's on XP 3 sp3, though.




PG II isn't freeware anymore and I can't find it, and I miss it.Smiley: frown


ETA: If you really want to waste time, play Simtex's Master of Magic (DosBox reqired). I still play it all the time.Smiley: grin

Edited, Jan 23rd 2012 12:28am by Bijou
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#5 Jan 23 2012 at 4:36 PM Rating: Good
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Another option would be to grab an old Win95 PC like I did. I did it mainly for the old SSI Gold Box D&D games, but there are other games I use it for as well.
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#6 Jan 23 2012 at 4:40 PM Rating: Good
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ScummVM or am I thinking of something else?
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#7 Jan 23 2012 at 5:00 PM Rating: Good
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SSI.. man that takes me back to this gem.
#8 Jan 23 2012 at 10:00 PM Rating: Good
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SSI.. man that takes me back to this gem.

Yea, that was a good game. I don't think I ever finished that one. Hell, I think I've only finished 2 of all the D&D games that are out there.
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#9 Jan 24 2012 at 11:43 AM Rating: Excellent
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I once played Curse of the Azure Bonds on an old K6-2 processor and it still ran ridiculously fast unless I throttled the hell out of it. You couldn't even follow combat because the screen would just flash and everyone's movement was over and tapping the up key would send your cleric racing and using up all of his movement before you could react.

I can't imagine it on a modern processor. "Run at 0.0125% speed!"
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#10 Jan 24 2012 at 4:14 PM Rating: Good
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Yea, you definitely have to slow it down. I play mine on an older Cyrix 150 chip, and it needs to be slowed down for it.
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#11 Jan 24 2012 at 8:10 PM Rating: Excellent
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Quite a few older games have been ported over to web arenas, you might try seeing if perhaps one of your old favorites exists as a java applet now.
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#12 Feb 03 2012 at 10:15 PM Rating: Good
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After posting this I thought I should look for an older machine at one of the swap meets or something.

K Turner, I have Shattered Lands on a disk reissue from SSI. Havent played it in a long time. I did do both of their games.


Thanks for the other suggestions.
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