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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:16 am 
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We did a vidya:


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:08 am 
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Oh man, Might & Magic!!!!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:47 am 
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Might & Magic is ACE

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:39 am 
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We played different DOS games. I don't think it was really by choice, the way it went with DOS games was my dad would buy what he'd want and it was my choice to play or not play. Generally this meant I got to play FPS games.

I appreciate you have a little diversity in the games you played. I did not have that experience.

1. Tie Fighter
2. Wolfenstein 3D
3. Maniac Mansion
4. Doom
5. Dark Forces
6. Duke Nukem 3D
7. Theme Park

8-10? Don't remember. Probably some old Apogee sidescrollers.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:06 am 
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Cool video...I didn't touch a MS-DOS computer until 1993, but DOS (for me) had been around since 1981, with the Apple II+ my parents bought. The games I played back then are obviously far older than anything listed in your video, so I'm going to go with games I played in the late 80s/early 90s with my first GUI computer, the Apple Mac SE. (the DOS for that being Apple System 5.1). This is what the Mac version of Might & Magic II looked like back then:

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I spent exactly 11 months playing that game (and completed every single quest), and it was awesome. At the time, the Mac had a few exclusive games, like Shadowgate, and the arcade-style Dark Castle. Overlapping windows and cd-quality audio/music in games was completely normal for me by 1990, and when I first saw/played MS-DOS games in 1993, it was ugly and alien.

Having said that, Doom 2 and Tie Fighter taught me how to configure himem batch files and sound cards. And they are, to this day, still two of my favourite games.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:34 am 
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Shadowgate is an old favorite. Loved that game. Never managed to finish it, though. Can't recall where I got stuck, but I think it was some demon in a room at the top of a tower or something.

I vaguely recall playing Dark Castle on an Apple back in elementary school.

I don't miss MS-DOS -- messing with configs and all that was a hassle -- but I do miss the games. Thank god for GOG.

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