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Re: vintage open world games

in Milliways
I want to say such a huge part of the modern open world game is how modifiable the environments are from a first person perspective. It's something that never really existed 15 years ago. But there were definitely games that evoked a lot of the same feelings of exploring a world. I remember Quest …

Re: What game made you upgrade to Windows 95 back in the day?

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I recall starting off on a 486/66 and DOS/Win 3.1, but then at some point having the family computer upgraded to a Pentium that could run Win 95. I remember loathing Win 95 just because it took so much longer to boot up and let me play my games. Although my sister and I had a blast goofing off with …

Re: What game are you playing now?

in Milliways
Ok. So after much effort with Populous, well, no. I didn't beat the level. I hacked the game. Brushing up on x86 assembly and DOSBOX's debug tools, I figured out the bytes that set if you are in Conquest mode or Custom mode. I then found the checks that prevent you from altering the enemies …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Still slowly making my way through Populous. Hit another difficulty wall around world 120 or so. The first difficulty wall around world 30 or so was just learning to hit the AI early and often. It seems to me once one side or the other gets going, it just snowballs too much. So the best way to deal …

Re: Why DOS died...

in Milliways
You know, let me reframe my argument about DOSBOX killing DOS. Because it's not that DOSBOX is better. It has trade offs. It's that DOSBOX let the industry off the hook of supporting DOS. Even after Windows no longer had a "DOS mode", if people needed DOS, some hardware somewhere would have …

Re: Why DOS died...

in Milliways
Not sure I saw this stated before but... DOSBOX killed DOS. Double checking it's initial release of 2002 definitely overlaps my LAN party days when people were clinging to Win9X just to keep playing their beloved DOS game collections. I definitely recall early days around 2003 and 2004 in college of …

Re: What game are you playing now?

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Doom 2016's heart was in the right place. Maybe it blew me away because my expectations were so low. I thought it's E3 trailer looked horrible, goofy and forced. It's review embargo did not bode well for their confidence in it. And the multiplayer beta did not interest me in the slightest. Then I …

Re: What game are you playing now?

in Milliways
Doom II is finished, with my customary time capsule like trophy photo. First one at the new house, with the new monitor. Weirdly, The Spirit World began hitching a bit on my rig. I feel inclined to blame the SBLive's SB16 emulation. A notion of building a P233 MMX machine with a proper ISA sound …

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