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    Talking about dos games and software, i want to put here a pair of link where you can download a lot of vintage software for free.
    http://www.dosgames.com/
    http://www.vetusware.com/
    I found here many games I played when I was a child, and I play now on my vintages PCs...

    (If it's worng, please admin edit or remove my post )
    I'm sorry for my bad english... I'm from Italy

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    The AD&D GoldBox games
    Ultima games
    Wasteland
    Who the hell is General Failure, and why is he reading my disk!?

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    I've mentioned a few in various threads and agree with the above post but wasn't sure the dates were valid.

    For older dos games I played:
    Fleet Sweep
    SpaceWar
    The Black Couldron

    I liked Pango, and MoonBugs and a few other simple games as well.

    Ooh.. centipede I used to play all the time

    Sleuth was good too (basically the game of clue)

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    Older PC games for me mainly equals Sopwith, Tetris and Empire.
    Anders Carlsson

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlsson View Post
    Older PC games for me mainly equals Sopwith, Tetris and Empire.
    dernit.. my entire point of posting was because I was going to mention Sopwith.

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    A lot of my old PC favourites have already been mentioned, but I'll list them again for posterity!

    Space War (monochrome, a two-player dueling game, lots of fun)
    Ace 2 (very primitive, CGA, multiplayer splitscreen!)
    Sopwith (so awesome, especially flying into the sunset)
    Mario clone with ASCII graphics
    Intra-Galactic Battles (awesome Star Trek game)
    Zaxxon clone (CGA)
    Centipede clone (CGA)
    Islands of Danger! (ASCII hovercraft game)
    Striker (helicopter game)
    Chopper Commando (another helicopter game)
    Corncob 3D (a really trippy game!)
    Moraff's (there were a lot of Moraff games)
    SimCity, SimAnt, and SimEarth
    Tank Wars (aka Bomb)
    Scorched Earth
    D-Zone (top-down triangle tank deathmatch!)
    Wing Commander (I was blown away when I got the sequel and it had actual talking!)
    Ultima VI (I missed out on the earlier Ultima games, sadly)

    Can you tell I never had a gaming console when I was a kid?

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    Oh yes, Scorched Earth. I tried to run the most recent version on my modern PC, but it froze or something. Perhaps I didn't boot it from a clean enough DOS environment. Never mind that everything will happen at 100X the speed unless I'd use a program to slow it down or run in DOSbox, emulating an older PC.
    Anders Carlsson

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    Yeah, DOSBox is very good at running these games, and in fact absolutely necessary for me because I only use 64-bit Windows and non-Windows environments such as Linux and MacOS. All of my vintage machines are too old to run them at all!

    I have Scorched Earth 1.50 working fine if it makes a difference.

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    I've not played too much pre 1990 PC compatible games... I wasn't born before '92 . But I've played stuff like Loderunner and the first version of Tetris (the one using ASCII).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaTel View Post
    Hello,

    which are your favorite MS-DOS/PC-DOS games since the beginning of IBM-XT till 1990.
    In this peroid I owned a C64 and Amiga but I don`t now which games where popular on MS-DOS/PC-DOS.
    The later DOS-games are not interest for me.

    Are there games like c64: shamus, blue-max, jumpman, world-games...
    Ah, man... Shamus was one of the first games I ever played on the M24! This was the PC version. You can't technically call it a "DOS version", since it was one of those booter games, that booted from a single disk without DOS being loaded. Memories...

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