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Offline Logan Felipe

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"Ancient" games
« on: June 14, 2008, 07:38:51 pm »
What's your favorite game for pc - windows 95 or older

Mine's Alien Logic, by sierra.

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Jorune: Leave you world behind and step into a whole new reality of ancient mysticism and futuristic technology. With Alien Logic, SSI introduces a rpg based on the Skyrealms of Jorune game system. Alien Logic propels you 3500 years into the future to explore a vast alien universe.
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They should make a downloadable version of it available for XP. After all, the DOOM series did so just fine...

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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2008, 03:39:22 am »
One of my favorite games for the 95 was Chippex I believe it was called.

The game was about this kid who was running around collecting computer chips and you had to collect them all to get to the next level. Each level had diffrent challenges where you had to do everything from moving blocks to running from flesh eating frogs. I think Chippex had about 150+ levels maybe 200, we never finished it.


If anyone remembers or recognise this game and know where to get it I would really appreciate if you could tell me. ^^
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2008, 09:04:44 am »
One of my favorite games for the 95 was Chippex I believe it was called.

The game was about this kid who was running around collecting computer chips and you had to collect them all to get to the next level. Each level had diffrent challenges where you had to do everything from moving blocks to running from flesh eating frogs. I think Chippex had about 150+ levels maybe 200, we never finished it.


If anyone remembers or recognise this game and know where to get it I would really appreciate if you could tell me. ^^
I think you're talking about Chip's Challenge: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chip%27s_challenge

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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2008, 07:20:01 pm »
Ahah... I had Chip's challenge on the Lynx. It was pretty fun.

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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2008, 04:31:50 am »
I knew I've had gotten the name wrong, no wonder I couldn't find it again.

Thanks aloot Smurfslayer for helping me find it again ^^
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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2008, 12:53:47 pm »
Pre- 95 I remember I really used to enjoy Operation Neptune, wow that was long ago...

Edit: There was also The Incredible Machine, One of the Wing Commanders (vividly remember someone getting decapitated), X-Wing and Fragile Allegiance.  There is more but I'm starting to dip into Windows 95...
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« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2008, 01:35:47 pm »
Ah yes, fragile allegiance.  Strap some rockets onto an asteroid, smash it into your rivals, and nobody asks any questions.
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« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2008, 02:44:47 pm »
Ah yes, fragile allegiance.  Strap some rockets onto an asteroid, smash it into your rivals, and nobody asks any questions.

If only forgien diplomacy could be like that... ::) Oh well, a man can dream can he?
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Re: "Ancient" games
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2008, 10:07:09 am »
Ahhh, Oldies but goodies! In no particular order, a list of (some) of my all-time favorites (with the PC or OS I played it on):

 - Haunted House (1982, Trash-80 Model II): The one which got me into PC gaming! I used to play this text adventure on the math teacher's computer during lunch back in junior high. I had to load the game from an audiocassette tape!

 - Sid Meier's Civilization (1991, Packard Bell 386SX16): The first game to suck my life away. I would play this game well into the evening until I realized the only thing that was disturbing my gameplay was the beam of the dawn sunlight coming through my window! I would then have to call in sick at work to just get some sleep. Just one more turn!

 - The Ancient Art of War (1986, IBM PC jr.): I was addicted to playing this game during our BASIC programming class in high school. Forget Dune II, this game was argueably the first real-time strategy game!

 - Starflight (1987, Tandy 1000SX): My first experience with open-ended gameplay. I was blown away at the sheer size of the game map I could explore.

 - X-COM: UFO Defense (1993, i486DX33): The first game played on my first home-built PC. Another one of the "Just one more turn" games, it was cool to fly all over the earth to take on those pesky aliens!


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« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2008, 01:25:49 pm »
Star Control 2
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« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2008, 08:57:28 am »
Pre- 95 I remember I really used to enjoy Operation Neptune, wow that was long ago...

Edit: There was also The Incredible Machine, One of the Wing Commanders (vividly remember someone getting decapitated), X-Wing and Fragile Allegiance.  There is more but I'm starting to dip into Windows 95...

X-Wing, that game was great. I still got the disc and cd. I remember my father spending hours trying to get the game to work  ::)
I was only 4 or 5 when I first played it, and around 12 for the last time. I miss playing it :/

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« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2008, 09:06:03 am »
Another good SW game was rebel assault II. The best part was the fact that it used live action sequences instead of animations, and in cutscenes.

They even had the actual admiral ackbar costume and actor from RotJ in one cutscene!  8)
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« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2008, 09:13:44 am »
UFO enemy unknown - one of the hardest and most enjoyable games I've ever played.

I can still remember the terror of my first crystalid encounter were all my soldiers were butchered in 2 turns.
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« Reply #14 on: June 22, 2008, 11:12:05 am »
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« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2008, 03:55:46 pm »
Ahah... I had Chip's challenge on the Lynx. It was pretty fun.

I remember that, where you had to go through to course using keys and pushing blocks of ice, also thanks for reminding me of the name, i had forgotten it since i was like 9..


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« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2008, 03:59:33 pm »
I could have sworn I posted here before. Either I am miss remembering or this is a duplicate topic.

I enjoyed and still play every once and a while EarthSiege 2.

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« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2008, 12:09:30 am »
I could have sworn I posted here before. Either I am miss remembering or this is a duplicate topic.

I enjoyed and still play every once and a while EarthSiege 2.

Ah yes, EarthSiege.  I loved that game.  So sad that it doesn't work anymore.
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« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2008, 12:13:26 am »
I know with a little bit of fiddling you can get it to work on XP, but I have no idea if it will work for Vista.

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« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2008, 06:27:35 am »
I have quite a few kids games that are insanely nostalgic by now. The only real games I can think of is probably Ceasar III and Civ II, if they are old enough.

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« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2008, 01:46:14 pm »
My number one game: 

TIE Fighter.


Honorable mentions:  Master of Orion 2 (best gameplay), Robosport/SimAnt/SimLife (Maxis lover), Stellar 7 (first PC game I played on my own 386), Sam n Max Hit the Road (first CDROM game purchsed)
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« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2008, 02:08:04 pm »
I had escape from monkey island and grim fandango

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« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2008, 02:52:56 pm »
I had escape from monkey island and grim fandango

"You're nothing but a bunch of smelly old pirates!"

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