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Reply 2000 of 2359, by Bruninho

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Speaking of Steam, I'm interested (and accepting suggestions) in free Steam games offerings; I've just got CS:GO and the old CS 1.6 version.

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Reply 2001 of 2359, by MMaximus

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badmojo wrote on 2020-06-27, 04:22:

Steam's having a summer sale (in winter?) so I picked up a couple of games that have been on my wishlist...

You're making a valid point and one I hadn't considered before - this really shows a northern-hemisphere centric view of the world!

Speaking of the Steam sale, I've just bought Tekken 7. I rarely if ever play modern games due to lack of time and interest, but this has been on my wishlist for a while as I played the hell out of the first 3 Tekkens on PS1 back in the day.

First thing that surprised me, you actually have to read and accept a privacy policy before you can even play 😕 What happened to "just playing a game" for heaven's sake? 🙄

Reply 2002 of 2359, by spieler8

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Command & Conquer, Red Alert. Now with the remake, I have to say that this is indeed still _the_ defining RTS for me. Starcraft maybe tops Red Alert, but came out much later. And when thinking of single-player vs multiplayer, the single-player experience with all thouse cheesy videos and acting is actually more fun that Starcraft...

Reply 2004 of 2359, by babtras

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I was playing Master Of Orion 2 on a retro machine the other day. It kept crashing following video corruption issues. Back in the day I'd spend days.troubleshooting the incompatibility between drivers and games. So it was not lost on me how nice it is now that I could just copy it to a different retro PC and play it there instead.

Reply 2005 of 2359, by liqmat

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chrismeyer6 wrote on 2020-06-27, 20:55:

I enjoyed some command and conquer generals this morning with my son.

My favorite C&C game. Used to play via VPN with a friend back in the day. He always got me with those damn terrorist mobs.

Reply 2007 of 2359, by kolderman

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Pushed through a bit more Clive Barker's Undying on the Voodoo5 5500. It can look really good at time, like when you dive through the pool into the area with falling snow and monks. Love the V5 is still going strong 20 years later.

Reply 2008 of 2359, by Tetrium

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Been playing some Supreme Commander since yesterday. I actually never got around to playing any of these games and I had a copy laying around, so why not right? 😜

chrismeyer6 wrote on 2020-06-27, 22:45:

Same here. I miss being able to do online matches.

It's not possible to play C&C:ZH via the net anymore? 😒

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Reply 2009 of 2359, by BSA Starfire

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Playing a steam game from the sale myself, first modern(ish) PC game I have played for years. Euro Truck Simulator 2(linux version), It's addictive as all hell but I have no idea why I like it, in the real world I hate driving, detest parking and I'm rubbish at making money! 🤣 Go figure......
Anyhow for under a fiver it's a ton of fun, I have played WAY too much of it since downloading it on Sunday.

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Reply 2011 of 2359, by Bruninho

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ET2 is on sale?

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Reply 2012 of 2359, by chrismeyer6

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Tetrium wrote on 2020-06-30, 18:39:

Been playing some Supreme Commander since yesterday. I actually never got around to playing any of these games and I had a copy laying around, so why not right? 😜

chrismeyer6 wrote on 2020-06-27, 22:45:

Same here. I miss being able to do online matches.

It's not possible to play C&C:ZH via the net anymore? 😒

I'm pretty sure EA took the servers down a few years ago. But I'd love to be proven wrong though. Cause I had so many hours spent playing online matches.

Reply 2013 of 2359, by clueless1

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I'm 62 hours into Wizardry 8 and I only feel like I'm about 1/3 of the way through the game. Either these games are much longer than people say or I'm an extremely slow player. But looking at my playtime for FPS games, I'm not that far off from established timeframes on those games. For example, Wolfenstein II too me 26 hours, Dark Forces took 14 hrs, Wolfenstein: TNO took 23 hrs, Metro 2033 took 16.5 hrs.

howlongtobeat.com rates Wizardry 8 at 93-107 hrs while gamefaqs.com rates it at 68 hrs.

The other Wizardrys also took me similarly long: Wiz 7 took me 201 hrs and Wiz 6 took 111 hrs.

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Reply 2014 of 2359, by Tetrium

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chrismeyer6 wrote on 2020-07-01, 01:26:
Tetrium wrote on 2020-06-30, 18:39:

Been playing some Supreme Commander since yesterday. I actually never got around to playing any of these games and I had a copy laying around, so why not right? 😜

chrismeyer6 wrote on 2020-06-27, 22:45:

Same here. I miss being able to do online matches.

It's not possible to play C&C:ZH via the net anymore? 😒

I'm pretty sure EA took the servers down a few years ago. But I'd love to be proven wrong though. Cause I had so many hours spent playing online matches.

It was several years ago since a friend and me tried it, so this might be what's happened here 😜
If me and this friend ever consider playing ZH again via the net, we will see if we can find some way to do it as by then things might have changed again.

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Interesting Vogons threads (links to Vogonswiki)
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Reply 2016 of 2359, by liqmat

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chrismeyer6 wrote on 2020-07-01, 12:56:

If you get it to work or find a work around let me know

If you're looking for just a one-on-one online match, once again, a friend and I and would just setup a LAN game via a VPN connection. It's been over a decade since I last played though.

Reply 2018 of 2359, by clueless1

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xcomcmdr wrote on 2020-07-02, 13:18:

Arcanum.

That's on my playlist. How are you liking it? Are you replaying it or is it your first time?

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Reply 2019 of 2359, by xcomcmdr

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I'm replaying it, I 200% loved it the first time. You get a fanatic follower right at the start of the game for whom you are the chosen one. That's the game telling you to play it, and it works.

The mix of steampunk and light fantasy (I find it funny that wizards can board trains, but only at the very end of the train. Or else they derail it by their mere presence. Technology doesn't like magic and vice/versa) is very refreshing.

With the UAP (still maintained and evolving to this day) a lot of old bugs are fixed. Highly recommend it.