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Re: Bought these games today

Postby sf78 » 2018-11-26 @ 09:32

appiah4 wrote:Amazing. Im after the Amiga versions of these myself, Gunship 2000 moreso than KotS.


Really?! I have two different versions for Amiga. :lol: Well, the only difference I think is some Microprose promo sticker on one of the boxes. You can usually find both of these for Amiga in UK quite often, but I'm trying to focus on the PC front from now on. The main reason is the proper support for different analogue joysticks, even though some Amiga games do support it there doesn't seem to be that many analogue sticks available for Amiga.

edit: I found the sticker version from eBay:
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Re: Bought these games today

Postby bjwil1991 » 2018-12-01 @ 19:50

Bought a SimCity bundle (will take pics later) that has SimCity 2000 Deluxe Edition (MS-DOS and Windows), Streets of SimCity, and SimCopter.
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Re: Bought these games today

Postby liqmat » 2018-12-02 @ 00:11

bjwil1991 wrote:Bought a SimCity bundle (will take pics later) that has SimCity 2000 Deluxe Edition (MS-DOS and Windows), Streets of SimCity, and SimCopter.

Loved SimCopter. Especially the first release with all the unauthorized easter eggs.
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Re: Bought these games today

Postby spiroyster » 2018-12-02 @ 00:19

sf78 wrote:
appiah4 wrote:Amazing. Im after the Amiga versions of these myself, Gunship 2000 moreso than KotS.


Really?! I have two different versions for Amiga. :lol: Well, the only difference I think is some Microprose promo sticker on one of the boxes. You can usually find both of these for Amiga in UK quite often, but I'm trying to focus on the PC front from now on. The main reason is the proper support for different analogue joysticks, even though some Amiga games do support it there doesn't seem to be that many analogue sticks available for Amiga.

edit: I found the sticker version from eBay:
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iirc there was an AGA and non-AGA version of Gunship 2000?
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Re: Bought these games today

Postby liqmat » 2018-12-12 @ 17:43

Played this to death on an old NT 4.0 machine back in the day. Sealed copy on Ebay and the seller has more. Great port of this game.

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Re: Bought these games today

Postby Synthoridity » 2018-12-18 @ 15:06

Recent Stuff:

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* The Terminator: Future Shock and SkyNET - Very buggy, but great atmosphere and impressive features for 1995: Mouselook; large, mission-based levels; 3D modeled enemies; and vehicle levels that involve either driving a jeep or flying an HK hovercraft.
* Descent I and II: The Definitive Collection - I had never actually played the full versions of these games before, although I did play the shareware and OEM versions a lot. I like the colorful, low-poly robot designs.
* Descent 3 and Descent 3: Mercenary - White Label budget release. Ehh...I really didn't enjoy these games as much as Descent I/II. My complaints include bland music, some frustrating missions (one level in Mercenary would crash whenever a certain type of turret enemy was alerted), and generic robot designs. I mainly played these to see the rest of the series' story.
* Sonic Jam - I have Sonic & Knuckles Collection and Sonic Mega Collection Plus and wanted yet another version of the Genesis/Mega Drive games to play. I noticed that the NTSC version of this game is extremely expensive for some reason. Australia has the cheaper PAL version so that's what I got.
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Re: Bought these games today

Postby liqmat » 2018-12-18 @ 17:12

Synthoridity wrote:The Terminator: Future Shock[/i] and SkyNET - Very buggy, but great atmosphere and impressive features for 1995: Mouselook; large, mission-based levels; 3D modeled enemies; and vehicle levels that involve either driving a jeep or flying an HK hovercraft.

If any game series ever needed a remake it would be this one, BUT unfortunately, I feel, the Bethesda of today would destroy it completely with in game purchases, online only, etc. etc. modern gaming cash grabbing crap. I absolutely love both games. Insanely atmospheric for their time and the fact you can run the original game in SVGA with the second game's engine is super cool as well.

Make sure to grab Osprey's 2017 Skynet rollup patch which includes ripsaw8080's wonderful door crash fix:

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Re: Bought these games today

Postby wiretap » 2018-12-22 @ 18:24

About 3/4 of these are new pickups over the past 2 months. 1/4 I had originally owned since new. Decided to put up a bookshelf for them. I have a bunch more big box games on the way, so I might need to build another shelf.. :dead:

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Still looking for Duke: Caribbean - Life's a Beach :P
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Re: Bought these games today

Postby blurks » 2018-12-22 @ 19:49

That's some very nice stuff you got there... :)

I pre-ordered a copy of John Romero's Sigil today.

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Re: Bought these games today

Postby wiretap » 2018-12-26 @ 21:47

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Re: Bought these games today

Postby MusicallyInspired » 2018-12-27 @ 02:51

I had no idea that Ocean Jurassic Park game was on PC. I've had it for SNES for years! Is that first person section any better on PC than the SNES? What's the music like? Is it MIDI or redbook or what? I have questions!
Roland SC-55 Music Packs - Duke Nukem 3D, Doom, Hocus Pocus, Descent, and more.
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Re: Bought these games today

Postby xjas » 2019-1-04 @ 09:45

^^ neat, yeah I didn't know there was a PC release either. The music was one of the highlights of the SNES version for me. Never had it myself but used to play it with a friend back in the day, I can still remember a couple of the themes.

I other news, I went thrifting again. I probably shouldn't.

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So firstly, a single Roland MA-20. I would have liked a pair of these, but this is all there was. It's in great condition, though, so for $12 I wasn't gonna say no. These are "ambidextrous" and people use them as guitar amps, so it's not too uncommon to find them in singles. I'll pick up another one eventually.

And a couple games, which is why I'm posting in this thread rather than the hardware one. On the left we have Space Colony, which I'd never heard of, for Win98-XP according to the case. It's a SimCity clone in space, which is probably obvious. To be honest, I probably wouldn't have picked this up if the front cover wasn't a multiplexed hologram, but it was, so I did. Can't complain for two bucks.

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^^ I did my best to make a side-by-side stereo pair of the cover image. Photographing this thing was not as easy as you think, especially since the cover card is a bit concave & didn't wanna lay flat. If you anti-cross your eyes you should be able to get the 3D effect. Fun stuff.

Secondly, SimIsle, complete, in great-condition big box, with all these goodies inside:

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...including the manuals for SimCopter and SimTheme Park for some reason, but no sign of either of those games. Can't resist a good old Maxis white box though; goes with my SimCity 2000.

I actually have fond memories of SimIsle - it's not a great game but it includes this awesome and completely thematically-inappropriate acid breakbeat intro track which got me to play the demo over and over again. :P I seem to recall recording the track to cassette at one point. Seriously, you could have spun this at any rave in 1996 & pumped everyone on the floor like a goddamn hero.

Also stuffed into the box (seriously, it barely closes) was the official strategy guide:

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...and stuffed between the pages of the official strategy guide was the original sales receipt. I love finding stuff like this. Somebody plonked down almost a hundred bucks for the game and the strategy guide at the same time in 1996. Hope it was worth it!
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Re: Bought these games today

Postby blurks » 2019-1-05 @ 13:49

I love their website URL (www.islandnet.com/~compuc). That is so 90's - just pure bliss!
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Re: Bought these games today

Postby wiretap » 2019-1-09 @ 00:41

Got this on the way.. I have a feeling it is somewhat rare, but I'm not sure. Anyone know more about it, or an approximate value?

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Re: Bought these games today

Postby sf78 » 2019-1-09 @ 12:57

That is one awesome looking game right there! It's too bad that very few floppy era PC games have survived.
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Re: Bought these games today

Postby liqmat » 2019-1-10 @ 17:05

wiretap wrote:Got this on the way.. I have a feeling it is somewhat rare, but I'm not sure. Anyone know more about it, or an approximate value?

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Reminds me of the mint copy of Krusty's Super Fun House for the PC I found and submitted the DOS version to Moby Games. Here is my submission:

https://www.mobygames.com/game/krustys- ... Id,445321/

I noticed Moby Games does not have scans of the 5¼" floppies nor the manual for the DOS version of your game under cover art. Would you mind scanning and submitting? Thanks.

https://www.mobygames.com/game/simpsons/cover-art
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Re: Bought these games today

Postby DaveJustDave » 2019-1-10 @ 17:48

that's a good find.. been looking for a pair, and haven't seen them ANYWHERE

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So firstly, a single Roland MA-20. I would have liked a pair of these, but this is all there was. It's in great condition, though, so for $12 I wasn't gonna say no. These are "ambidextrous" and people use them as guitar amps, so it's not too uncommon to find them in singles. I'll pick up another one eventually.

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Re: Bought these games today

Postby CrossBow777 » 2019-1-10 @ 18:59

I just added an original SQ6 and Lode Runner from Sierra to my PC collection yesterday. I need to take a more recent pic of my PC collection shelf to post here sometime. Problem is it isn't all of my boxed PC games and I honestly just don't have the room. So I only put on display what I consider the best ones to show off I guess?
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Re: Bought these games today

Postby wiretap » 2019-1-11 @ 10:32

liqmat wrote:
wiretap wrote:Got this on the way.. I have a feeling it is somewhat rare, but I'm not sure. Anyone know more about it, or an approximate value?

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Reminds me of the mint copy of Krusty's Super Fun House for the PC I found and submitted the DOS version to Moby Games. Here is my submission:

https://www.mobygames.com/game/krustys- ... Id,445321/

I noticed Moby Games does not have scans of the 5¼" floppies nor the manual for the DOS version of your game under cover art. Would you mind scanning and submitting? Thanks.

https://www.mobygames.com/game/simpsons/cover-art

Yes, hopefully I have some time over this next week to scan everything.
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