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    I have a Compaq Contura Aero 4/25 with a monochrome STN LCD. I'm looking for games that would play well on the machine. It's a fairly fast display, but still not great. Preferably the games will fit on a single 1.44Mb floppy, but I can manage if not. I'd like older RPGs if I can find them.

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    Microsoft Word. Stop playing games and get to work! That's why your employer supplied you an STN display.

    Hahaha. Just kidding. I found that on an inverted display like your Contura Aero, ptrooper.com or Paratrooper works quite well. Doom & Wolfenstein weren't terrible either but on a 4/25 you need to turn down the screen size a bit. That will fit on two. Many puzzle games will. Minesweeper and Solitare are solid choices. If it isn't a platformer or a shoot'em up, it should be OK/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt. 2110 View Post
    I have a Compaq Contura Aero 4/25 with a monochrome STN LCD. I'm looking for games that would play well on the machine. It's a fairly fast display, but still not great. Preferably the games will fit on a single 1.44Mb floppy, but I can manage if not. I'd like older RPGs if I can find them.

    Thanks!
    How about Othello and Space Invaders? Both are more or less mono and can be found on the net. I have a clone of Space Invaders which is done in QBASIC which looks and works like the original console game. Hearts is another one that just came to mind.

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    I remember playing a ton of Heroes of Might & Magic II on my Thinkpad 365e (color DSTN display) back in the day. It might be pushing your CPU a little much though (and it won't fit on a floppy.) You might have some luck with the original HOMM?

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    Might and Magic 1 & 2 can fit on their own floppy disks respecively.

    sierra early AGI games should fit on one high density floppy as well.

    you could also try cave quest,rouge, and nethack.

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