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Re: Most disappointing games?

in Milliways
Probably the most disappointing game I played was the DOS RPG Albion . I heard great things about it. Reviews were great. Nice graphics, nice music, turn-based combat. All in an outer space setting. Then I tried playing it. Many times. There were two main issues: -switching between three different …

Re: Other hobbies?

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I'd consider auto maintenance one of my main hobbies other than gaming and retro PCs. I like doing work myself if I'm capable. That typically means any and all fluid and filter changes, tire rotation, spark plugs and coils, brakes, throttle body, PCV, MAF/O2 sensors and other replaceable components. …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Avernum: Escape from the Pit Gaming time is still hard to come by lately. I'm getting between 3-6 hours a week in, which makes progress slow. Currently I have 40 hours into this game over 44 days. It is getting more fun and interesting each time I play, though. I have settled on Normal difficulty …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Queen's Wish: The Conqueror However, you earn EXP only from completing quests and "boss" monsters. The game goes even one step further than this; if you leave a dungeon without killing the boss, most if not all enemies respawn. On top of that, you gain nothing from slaying regular enemies. The …

Re: PCI Graphics Roundup - DOS

do you have some benchmarks for this? I thought all nvidia cards until geforce fx (5xxx) starting with riva128 shared the same 2d core. I remember I DOS-benchmarked my K6-3 with a matrox mystique, riva 128, tnt2 ultra and gf3-500 against a gf4 4600, and the gf4 was the fastest in that setup great …

Re: PCI Graphics Roundup - DOS

When you get to GF4 and GF5, DOS performance starts to go down. do you have some benchmarks for this? I thought all nvidia cards until geforce fx (5xxx) starting with riva128 shared the same 2d core. I remember I DOS-benchmarked my K6-3 with a matrox mystique, riva 128, tnt2 ultra and gf3-500 …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Avernum: Escape from the Pit I'm now 30 hours into this RPG. I don't feel like I'm even close to halfway through it. My gaming time has been cut down lately, maybe 5 hours a week. Mostly on the weekends. So it's hard to get a rhythm going and remember what I was doing and where I left off. But it's …

Re: Ultima VI Adlib vs Roland

U7 and WC1/2 are three of several games where I got immersed in and played them to completion with the Adlib soundtrack. After dozens of hours of that being imprinted on me, hearing the MT32 version the first few times just sounded...wrong. It just depends on your previous experience. There is no …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Finished the main story of The Witcher 3. Third playthrough for me and still thoroughly enjoyed the game, in game clock showed 99h 1min and I didn't even do every side quest and skipped entirely almost all of those question mark points of intrest the maps are full of. Can't claim the lenght of the …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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I think it was a copper key in the second level of the tower. I got in the same situation and simply hexed one as I didn't want to start over. I wrote about it in this thread back in the day, so I looked it up: https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?p=585737#p585737 (it was level 6) And here are my …

Re: What game are you playing now?

in Milliways
I think it was a copper key in the second level of the tower. I got in the same situation and simply hexed one as I didn't want to start over. I wrote about it in this thread back in the day, so I looked it up: https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?p=585737#p585737 (it was level 6) And here are my …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Rather than retry EOB1, I'm going to just play EOB2. Maybe my next RPG after the one I'm playing now. My issue was I got into a "can't proceed" situation. I can't remember the details but it involved needing a key to move to the next level that I could no longer get and I didn't have a save prior …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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I would urge you to retry EOB1 and Fallout 1 but I can actually see why they may be frustrating from a difficulty standpoint. And for Fallout 1, the UI is pretty bad LOL. Rather than retry EOB1, I'm going to just play EOB2. Maybe my next RPG after the one I'm playing now. My issue was I got into a …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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I either play a game to completion without any sabbatical, or DNF and move on. There's not many I've DNF'd: Eye of the Beholder 1 Fallout 1 Worlds of Ultima: Martian Dreams Albion Far Cry 1 Dark Sun: Shattered Lands Betrayal at Krondor The reasons mostly come down to poor UI, difficulty too high, …

Re: List the PC games that you have beaten

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Would be nice to play the other games in the series but I have so many PC games to play I'll probably never get around to playing those games in RPCS3. I seldom play games in a series except after a couple of years apart. Wing Commander 1-3 and Wizardry 6-8 were exceptions. Looking at my completed …

Re: Using an FX 5200 for old games

Old topic, but I just have some fun with old GPUs, so I can tell you that FX5200 is one of the worst GPUs ever, if you really want it, take at least 128bit version, 64bit is really really bad. The worst thing is that there is FX5200 LE, but they don't put LE on sticker, so you don't know if it's LE …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Avernum: Escape from the Pit I am now 10 hours in. My characters are level 4 and I'm still very much in the beginning of the game. By now I'm pretty comfortable with the interface, and my previous criticism still stands: for a game (re)made in 2011, navigating the interface is surprisingly …

Re: Ancient DOS Games Webshow

Interesting, I had never heard of Depth Dwellers! I was as rabid a DOS gamer as there was back then. But granted, I was a young adult at the time, not a kid. Maybe my being 25 had given me enough bad game wisdom that I ignored it without any effort. I like the conclusion you drew for the size of the …

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