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#1 Jun 18 2004 at 5:05 PM Rating: Good
Ok, been fishing a lot in FFXI and I'm about bored to tears. I need something fun to do while I fish :) Any recommendations for a great PC game I can play on one PC while fishing on the other?

Turn-based game is probably better than realtime action. I don't~ like first-person shooters, do~ like RPG/fantasy games with good intellectual challenges.

Any ideas?

Thanks!
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#2 Jun 18 2004 at 5:18 PM Rating: Decent
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I recommend Icewind Dale II...challenging and fun!
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#3 Jun 18 2004 at 5:29 PM Rating: Good
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Turn-based,eh?

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#4 Jun 18 2004 at 6:02 PM Rating: Good
Becker, well if not turn-based then at least pause-able :)

Crystal, thanks for the recommendation -- I'll look into it.
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#5 Jun 18 2004 at 8:17 PM Rating: Good
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I still fire up Civilisation II at times when bored with fishing. Should be able to pick up a copy for a few bucks. If not, Civ III.
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#6 Jun 19 2004 at 12:24 AM Rating: Decent
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Silent Storm

3D turn-based tactical strategy set in a fictional WWII environment.

Trailer Direct Link (42.5MB Bink format)
Demo Link (204MB @ GamersHell)

S2 came out back in January and I think this game flew under the radar of the average gamer due to some poor publicity work on the part of the US distributor. Which is shame because I think this is one of the best single player PC games that I've ever played.

There's an expansion coming out pretty soon for it, Silent Storm: Sentinels, that should add even more polish to the already smooth gameplay of the original.

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Sentinels Demo link (296.5MB @ GamersHell). You don't need the original to play the expansion demo.
#7 Jun 19 2004 at 1:44 AM Rating: Good
I like the Hitman series.

Good change of pace I suppose.

Except you still run around trying to avoid aggro.

But atleast I can quench my fiberwire choking thirst there.
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#8 Jun 19 2004 at 11:32 AM Rating: Good
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Try the Age of Wonders games.
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#9 Jun 19 2004 at 1:50 PM Rating: Decent
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how do you fish and play another PC game at the same time, you'd go back and forth to the different keyboards...but even though it isn't turn based counter-strike?

Edited, Sat Jun 19 14:50:35 2004 by Elvaanlord
#10 Jun 19 2004 at 3:27 PM Rating: Decent
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If you've never played them, I still play older games from time to time. Starcraft+Broodwar, Heroes of M&M III , Any of the Command & Conquer series especially Red Alert 2 or Generals, Any of the Sims/SimCity games, or for some under appreciated fun try text based MUD's/MUSH's.
I'm still trying to figure out why anyone would possibly want to fish on the computer. You can't eat what you catch and you'll get arrested if you get caught 'mounting' it.
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#11 Jun 19 2004 at 4:43 PM Rating: Decent
i find this game to be very fun for some reason. its nothing but a GUI but you get to be a hacker, i know i was hooked for a while.

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#12 Jun 19 2004 at 6:20 PM Rating: Good
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Balder's Gate series seem to be mildly entertaining. Morrowind is also a good title.

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#13 Jun 19 2004 at 9:13 PM Rating: Good
Awesome ideas, thanks! I might go digging through the old games and see what I used to love playing heh.

Re this:

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how do you fish and play another PC game at the same time, you'd go back and forth to the different keyboards...


Yes. I have a Saitek 2500 that I use when fishing. It users the built-in rumble support in FFXI (rumbles when I get a bite), so I really don't need to look at the FFXI screen while fishing.

Edited, Sat Jun 19 22:15:34 2004 by swarren
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#14 Jun 23 2004 at 5:28 AM Rating: Decent
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I think Morrowind III is a good game, plus it promotes substance abuse.
#15 Jun 23 2004 at 7:40 AM Rating: Decent
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EQDom wrote:
If you've never played them, I still play older games from time to time. Starcraft+Broodwar, Heroes of M&M III , Any of the Command & Conquer series especially Red Alert 2 or Generals, Any of the Sims/SimCity games, or for some under appreciated fun try text based MUD's/MUSH's.
I'm still trying to figure out why anyone would possibly want to fish on the computer. You can't eat what you catch and you'll get arrested if you get caught 'mounting' it.

This made me cry. The 2 worst games in the series suggested over the classics T_T

He means in FFXI, you can fish to make moeny in it.


http://www.gunbound.net

It's a turn based game, online though. Similar to worms

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#16 Jun 23 2004 at 8:06 AM Rating: Good
If you like turn-based RPGs, I'd suggest Fallout 1 and 2, I'm pretty sure they'll run in XP, and they can be bought together for around $10 in the budget CD Rom section at your local Walmart.

PS. It's not all turn based, just the fight sequences.

Edited, Wed Jun 23 09:07:21 2004 by LadyOfHolyDarkness
#17 Jun 23 2004 at 10:27 AM Rating: Decent
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get a Nintendo emmulator and play Dragon Warrior. That should keep you busy for awhile.
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#18 Jun 24 2004 at 3:50 AM Rating: Decent
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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.

Best Star Wars game ever.
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