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Any good Windows 3.1 games?

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Reply 60 of 112, by autoexecdotbat

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speaking of atari, don't forget about about the original microsoft arcade, which has some of atari's old arcade games from battlezone to centipede.

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Reply 62 of 112, by thepirategamerboy12

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Here's two I can think of:

Darkseed II (Call me crazy, but I don't give a shit about what anyone else thinks. I think it's a good game with good music and gameplay but with some pretty cheesy moments. Actually has some improvements from the original, like the timer thankfully being removed and the game is now far bigger, but I don't think the visuals are quite as appealing as the original.)

Glider 4.0 CD (Pretty fun game in bursts. Originally from the Macintosh.)

Reply 63 of 112, by MusicallyInspired

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I can't believe I didn't mention Ice Breaker. Love that game.

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Reply 65 of 112, by LunarG

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The Journeyman Project and the sequel Buried in Time are both for Windows 3.x.

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Reply 67 of 112, by mr_bigmouth_502

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Spectre VR. It runs in a higher resolution than the DOS version too. I could never get the music working for some reason, however.

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Reply 68 of 112, by Marian

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Two great games I play in Windows 3.1 in DosBox:

Shivers (terrific Sierra game, lots of puzzles as well as FMV - one of their best ever)

Dust: A Tale of the Wired West (adventure game with a Wild West setting, lots of fun and one of my favorites - same developer as Titanic: Adventure out of Time)

Reply 69 of 112, by phly95

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Welcome to the future is definately a windows 3.1 game. For some reason, it's extremely difficult to emulate. DOSBox struggles with turning, and PCem requires a powerful PC, 86box also glitches out. I'd you want a 3.1 exclusive, that's probably the closest you'll get.

Reply 70 of 112, by bjwil1991

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King's Quest VI and VII (I have both) for Windows 3.1 and higher. King's Quest VI can also work in MS-DOS as well.

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Reply 71 of 112, by gdjacobs

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bjwil1991 wrote:

King's Quest VI and VII (I have both) for Windows 3.1 and higher. King's Quest VI can also work in MS-DOS as well.

I have KQVI for DOS. Isn't the Win 3.1 version a different release? Is there a conversion patch?

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Reply 72 of 112, by bjwil1991

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gdjacobs wrote:
bjwil1991 wrote:

King's Quest VI and VII (I have both) for Windows 3.1 and higher. King's Quest VI can also work in MS-DOS as well.

I have KQVI for DOS. Isn't the Win 3.1 version a different release? Is there a conversion patch?

It's a different release, but for both MS-DOS and Windows 3.0 Multimedia/3.1 on CD while the one for MS-DOS only used diskettes. The one for MS-DOS was initially released in 1992, while for Windows was released in 1993. King's Quest VI - Wikipedia and I believe was the first game to use MPEG (MPEG encoder/decoder hardware on ISA slot did exist back then, which was critical for certain games and files to run smoothly without hogging the CPU).

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Reply 74 of 112, by gdjacobs

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bjwil1991 wrote:
gdjacobs wrote:
bjwil1991 wrote:

King's Quest VI and VII (I have both) for Windows 3.1 and higher. King's Quest VI can also work in MS-DOS as well.

I have KQVI for DOS. Isn't the Win 3.1 version a different release? Is there a conversion patch?

It's a different release, but for both MS-DOS and Windows 3.0 Multimedia/3.1 on CD while the one for MS-DOS only used diskettes. The one for MS-DOS was initially released in 1992, while for Windows was released in 1993. King's Quest VI - Wikipedia and I believe was the first game to use MPEG (MPEG encoder/decoder hardware on ISA slot did exist back then, which was critical for certain games and files to run smoothly without hogging the CPU).

Yes, I have the release on 5.25" disks.

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Reply 75 of 112, by Jo22

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Some older Windows games can be found here : http://www.win3game.com/

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Reply 79 of 112, by bjwil1991

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chrismeyer6 wrote:

A few maxis games come to mind the original sim city, widgets workshop, sim isle, sim park they all came out during windows 3.1s reign

I have SimCity, SimCity 2000, and SimFarm for Windows 3.1 which I have installed on my Packard Bell.

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