1.44 Megabytes of PC Gaming Nostalgia

I’ve been playing computer games a long time and for most of that time I’ve been playing games on a PC.  While I was clearing out some old stuff I found some relics of the old days 🙂

Some classics and so not-so-classics in there 🙂

Most / all are available on Good Old Games now.

Doom 2

Ended up playing this multiplayer a lot more than the original due to living in a shared house with BNC Ethernet dangling everywhere.

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
Master of Magic

An amazing game.  Ropey balance but tonnes of scope.  Halfling slingers of Doom!

Master of Orion

Used to spend hours playing this in University with a friend.  He never wanted to play, just brought beer and watched the epic unfold…

The Settlers
System Shock

The CD version with the speech was better but still an amazing game.

Warcraft Orcs and Humans

Disk 2 probably left at a LAN somewhere…

Wizardry Crusaders of the Dark Savant
X-COM Terror From The Deep

Making it all work…

Cutting-edge drivers

Probably a serial mouse at that 🙂

Various DOS versions and Windows For Workgroups.  Ah, the good-old-days where you had to spend hours mucking about in Dos with EMM386 and HIMEM.SYS to try and get your mouse drivers to load while still leaving enough memory for your game.

So… not really the good-old-days at all then…

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