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Mooseton
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February 20th, 2018 at 3:12:04 PM permalink
Im not much of a gamer but i used to love playing the old Sierra games when I was growing up. Now i get to love showing my kids the games like the Kings Quest series or Hero's Quest. agdinteractive.com has done a marvelous job remaking a few of the oldest ones.
$1700, 18, 19, 1920, 40, 60,... :/ Thx 'Do it again'. I'll try
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February 20th, 2018 at 3:24:29 PM permalink
Sierra / Papyrus. Damn, what nostalgia. How many hours I spent on my Waffle House livery in NASCAR '94...
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February 20th, 2018 at 3:42:44 PM permalink
Quote: Mooseton

Im not much of a gamer but i used to love playing the old Sierra games when I was growing up. Now i get to love showing my kids the games like the Kings Quest series or Hero's Quest. agdinteractive.com has done a marvelous job remaking a few of the oldest ones.


There was really a golden age of point and click adventure games in the mid-90ís. Iím not sure what happened, I guess more real-time game mechanics took over.
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February 20th, 2018 at 5:10:18 PM permalink
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I also remember playing 7th Guest when it came out. My friend/roommate had just purchased a 17" inch Packard Bell monitor which was bulky, heavy, expensive, and awesome (at the time). We played it on that "huge" screen and were able to complete the game. The sequel to it, 11th Hour, was also fun, but I do not remember completing it.



I forgot about 11th hour. I did have that too.

Next game in that arena that I loved was phantamasgoria.
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February 20th, 2018 at 5:11:14 PM permalink
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Sierra / Papyrus. Damn, what nostalgia. How many hours I spent on my Waffle House livery in NASCAR '94...



Hell I still play that original nascar game at dave and busters.
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February 20th, 2018 at 5:17:07 PM permalink
The best game I ever played was Age of Conquerors 4 v 4.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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February 20th, 2018 at 6:22:43 PM permalink
Quote: GWAE

Speaking of www, remember before that, or possibly during it as well. I want to say it was around 94-96 I would use message boards. I would have to log into a dos based server using individual local numbers. I would keep track of what fun stuff I could do at specific numbers.

Favorite and only computer game is 92 was jack nicklas golf. I would play for hours. I can remember the day like yesterday when my parents took me to computer city to buy my new computer. The salesman threw in the deluxe version for free which came with a multimedia setup with speakers and a 4x cd rom. Since we got that free my dad let me buy a new game. I picked the 7th guest which I played endlessly. I never did beat the game. I wonder if I could do it now that I am older.



I was a computer programmer as a teenager from '84 to '88 writing business software in Basic (starting wage, $3/hour) We had top of the line IBM ATs with 8MB ram and a 20 MB internal hard drive. The '286 chips were just coming out.

On a business trip when I was 16, my manager took me on a business trip to a customer in Toronto, staying in a hotel even though it was 45 minute drive from home. He got me drunk on B52s and wrote out a contract for me on the back of one of the printouts of my program: a Radio Shack Tandy 3000 with 8MB ram and a color monitor and about 20 pieces of software budgeting about 10K for the whole deal. He never followed through. When I left the job three years later, I was able to buy the said computer, used, for about $500, including the monitor.

I wrote a program to calculate prime numbers and broke that computer in 4th year university.

Anyway, we had BBS over a 1200 baud modem back then. I remember having email in '88 but only able to access it at school. By '93 in Vancouver we had 28.8kbps which was adequate for booking flights and downloading pictures of naked women.

Good times.
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February 20th, 2018 at 7:09:20 PM permalink
Quote: boymimbo



On a business trip when I was 16, my manager took me on a business trip to a customer in Toronto, staying in a hotel even though it was 45 minute drive from home. He got me drunk on B52s and...

Good times.



Neat. Is that not illegal in Canada?
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February 21st, 2018 at 1:13:55 AM permalink
Quote: boymimbo

I was a computer programmer as a teenager from '84 to '88 writing business software in Basic (starting wage, $3/hour) We had top of the line IBM ATs with 8MB ram and a 20 MB internal hard drive. The '286 chips were just coming out.

On a business trip when I was 16, my manager took me on a business trip to a customer in Toronto, staying in a hotel even though it was 45 minute drive from home. He got me drunk on B52s and wrote out a contract for me on the back of one of the printouts of my program: a Radio Shack Tandy 3000 with 8MB ram and a color monitor and about 20 pieces of software budgeting about 10K for the whole deal. He never followed through. When I left the job three years later, I was able to buy the said computer, used, for about $500, including the monitor.

I wrote a program to calculate prime numbers and broke that computer in 4th year university.

Anyway, we had BBS over a 1200 baud modem back then. I remember having email in '88 but only able to access it at school. By '93 in Vancouver we had 28.8kbps which was adequate for booking flights and downloading pictures of naked women.

Good times.



Ahh yes BBS, I couldn't remember what they were called.

Now that you reminded me what they were called I had to do a search. Here is a list of my locals. I can remember some of them.
bbslist.textfiles.com

Remember how hard it was to find new ones. It's not like you could do a Google search. I had to either have someone tell me about one or stumble on it somehow.
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February 21st, 2018 at 2:51:16 AM permalink
Quote: GWAE



Remember how hard it was to find new ones. It's not like you could do a Google search. I had to either have someone tell me about one or stumble on it somehow.



We didn't have a modem and if we did my dad would have screamed about tying up the line. But when I saw a BBS at a friend's house I thought it was the neatest thing. Said friend did not know about toll numbers. He got a then-huge $35 phone bill and that cut his access dramatically.

Same said friend found a NCR copy of a credit card receipt on the ground and used it to access a pay site. That worked for about a month until the owner got the charge. Taught me a lesson about destroying those things, a remember when of its own, the card receipt!
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