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lutiana
April 7th, 2013, 07:56 PM
I am taking my 5160 with me to a LAN party in Sacramento this weekend and I wanted to do a sort of tribute to Lucas Arts, but I am having a hard time working out what games they made that will actually run on the 5160 (it's an NEC V20, with the 8087 co-proc and a EGA graphics card in it - not the IBM one).

So suggest away please :D

Trixter
April 7th, 2013, 09:50 PM
According to MobyGames, these should work fine: http://www.mobygames.com/browse/games/dos/lucasarts/tic,11/ti,64/

Because your machine is fairly slow, pretty much only these are logical choices: http://www.mobygames.com/browse/games/dos/lucasarts/tic,11/ti,64/adventure/

Great Hierophant
April 8th, 2013, 02:26 AM
Maniac Mansion and Zak McKracken, the low resolution versions, are the only games that are going to run with a tolerably playable speed on an XT, unless you have an accelerator card.

Trixter
April 8th, 2013, 06:33 AM
The "high-res" (320x200) EGA versions aren't doing anything that much more difficult, I'm sure they'd run fine too (OP has an NEC V20).

lutiana
April 8th, 2013, 07:06 AM
According to MobyGames, these should work fine: http://www.mobygames.com/browse/games/dos/lucasarts/tic,11/ti,64/

Because your machine is fairly slow, pretty much only these are logical choices: http://www.mobygames.com/browse/games/dos/lucasarts/tic,11/ti,64/adventure/

I had no idea you could search Moby games like that. You learn something new each day.

Those are the games I am going to throw on there, I all ready have Maniac Mansion, so I just need to locate the original disk versions so they can run (my copy of Monkey Island is the CD version, so it won't run), and I never thought to try Indiana Jones.

Great Hierophant
April 8th, 2013, 12:46 PM
The high resolution versions of MM and Zak use a 320x200 mode for Tandy and EGA, which would suggest that they could use up to twice the video bandwidth. They definitely feel a bit sluggish on a simulated speed. The low resolution versions of Maniac and Zak use 160x200, so there would be little speed advantage to using CGA graphics.

lutiana
April 8th, 2013, 01:30 PM
The EGA card I have in the machine has something like 256Kb of RAM IIRC, so I don't think I'll have any issue with those resolutions provided the IBM EGA monitor works with them. The V20 also give me a slight performance boost as well.

The only question I have is how can I tell what res they are running in?

VileR
April 9th, 2013, 07:11 PM
With an EGA all those games use a 320x200 resolution (even the low-res versions of MM and Zak; EGA doesn't have a standard 160x200 mode, so they still need to haul the same amount of data... though the drawing routines could possibly be a bit faster). I don't think they'll give you any game-breaking speed problems with your setup.

barythrin
April 9th, 2013, 09:07 PM
Loom I always thought was really fun and a nice choice. Pretty good animation and simple but fun game play.

lutiana
April 10th, 2013, 05:39 PM
Monkey Island looks awesome in EGA, but runs a bit on the slow side, playable but requires a fair bit of patience. In CGA mode it looks like purple crap on a screen.

I will try Look and Zak later.