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doug.d
01-11-2006, 02:13 PM
Some games just hit the "sweet spot" and for me SH3 is the foremost of these. OMG, I just realised I've been playing it for a year now http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif and am still totally captivated by it. There must be something primal in man's instincts when it concerns sneaking up or laying in ambush for an unsuspecting victim, and dispatching a wispering death. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

Superior game technology, jaw dropping graphics etc., are gr8, but such a game can still bring on a yawn or a 'WOW, gr8 game, move on'. Like some gorgeous girls can keep your attention for a short while but you can totally drool over a far more plain girl who has the mysterious X-factor and wish you could be her slave for life. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

My attitude to SHIV is one of 'I'll suck it and see' but no matter how improved it is over SH3, will it also hit the "sweet spot"? Unlikely, but time will tell. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Out of a couple of hundred games I've played, a few other games that hit my "sweet spot" and which I played the heck out of, are:

Need for Speed Porsche Unleashed
Microsoft Combat Flight Sim (I)
MotoRacer
Doom II
Half-Life (first half)
Grand Prix II
World War II Fighters

What games have hit you guy's/gal's "sweet spots"? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

doug.d
01-11-2006, 02:13 PM
Some games just hit the "sweet spot" and for me SH3 is the foremost of these. OMG, I just realised I've been playing it for a year now http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif and am still totally captivated by it. There must be something primal in man's instincts when it concerns sneaking up or laying in ambush for an unsuspecting victim, and dispatching a wispering death. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

Superior game technology, jaw dropping graphics etc., are gr8, but such a game can still bring on a yawn or a 'WOW, gr8 game, move on'. Like some gorgeous girls can keep your attention for a short while but you can totally drool over a far more plain girl who has the mysterious X-factor and wish you could be her slave for life. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

My attitude to SHIV is one of 'I'll suck it and see' but no matter how improved it is over SH3, will it also hit the "sweet spot"? Unlikely, but time will tell. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Out of a couple of hundred games I've played, a few other games that hit my "sweet spot" and which I played the heck out of, are:

Need for Speed Porsche Unleashed
Microsoft Combat Flight Sim (I)
MotoRacer
Doom II
Half-Life (first half)
Grand Prix II
World War II Fighters

What games have hit you guy's/gal's "sweet spots"? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Celeon999
01-11-2006, 02:33 PM
Only Celeonâ´s girlfriend knows Celeonâ´s "sweet spots" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif


http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Ok now seriously :

Celeon makes a list but you can be sure that it is incomplete, there are just too many of them and Celeon plays since 1986. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

- System Shock 1 and 2

- Tron 2.0

- You guys remember X-COM and Terror from the deep ?

- Knights of the old Republic 1 & 2

- Unreal (The first part)

- Jagged Alliance 1 & 2

- Red Storm Rising

- Dont laugh but Celeon played a lot Pharao

- Maniac Mansion / ZakMckracken and some other Lucas Arts adventures.

These are just the ones that i can spontaniously remember http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Mthras
01-11-2006, 03:30 PM
hi there...

i played a lot of games (since the old C46 times) but there were only a few that got this blinkers effect, when you are sucked totaly into the game and everything around you dissapears. nothing else matters anymore and your heart starts pounding... "accomplish your mission goal" is the only thought.

this is what i understand a "sweet spot" game and i have this effect mostly in simulation games, here is my list:

- SH2/3 (of course!)
- Destroyer Command

- IL-2 + add ons (best and most realistic WW II flight sim on the market, doug.d you should try this one since it is not in your list and it looks like you like flightsims)

- Freespace 2
- Tachyon (both great sci/fi flight sims, not this arcadecrap, ok they are old but there is no worthy follow up yet!)

and some shooters:

- Call of Duty (only singleplayer)

- Counter-Strike (online)

- Half-Life (singleplayer)
- Half-Life 2 (singleplayer)

and of course the mother of all WW-II grand strategy games:

- Hearts of Iron 2 (this is for realism fanatics)

so long...

keep on playing

JU88
01-11-2006, 04:11 PM
My all time faves....

Silent Hunter 3

Battle feild 2

Halflife 2

Operation flashpoint

Hidden & dangerous 2

Call of duty

Silent Hill (1,2,3 & 4)

Resident Evil (all)

Deus Ex (and Invisible War)

Grand theft Auto (3/VC/SA)

Comand and Conquer generals (and Red Alert)

Pacific fighters

Return to castle wolfenstien (one of the best online)

blue_76
01-11-2006, 04:52 PM
been playing pc games since 1989, before my pc i use to spend countless coins on arcade http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

SH3
X-com
Forgotten Battles+ace exp pack+pacific fighters
FS2004
Ultima Series
Morrowind
Warcraft&Starcraft series
Super Cobra & Galaga (Arcade Machine)

Messervy
01-11-2006, 04:53 PM
mmmmmmmm.........let me see.........

Note: I Have to concider that I am getting older and older (more experienced http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif so I`ll make two categories.

Massive impact when running the game for the first time

1. Return to Castle Wolfenstein

2. Pacific Fighters (Microprose)

3. European Air war

4. Hidden & Dangerous (deluxe)

5. B -17 The Mighty Eight

6. Mafia

7. Duke Nukem

8. Quake 1

9. Silent Hunter 1

10.IL-2

Personal attraction regarding quality and gameplay

1. Silent Hunter lll

2. Hidden & Dangerous 2

3. War in the pacific - Struggle against Japan

4. Highway to the Reich

5. Microsoft Flight simulator 2004

6. Splinter Cell

7. Rome Total War

8. Project IGI

9. Silent Hunter 1

10.Ghost Recon

VikingGrandad
01-11-2006, 06:24 PM
In no particular order...

Most addictive single player:
Silent Hunter 3
GTA San Andreas
Call of Duty 2
R-Type (Spectrum / PlayStation)
Elite (Spectrum)
Combat Lynx (Spectrum)
Quake 1 (I was blown away the first time I heard the sound fx and fired the nail gun http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/icon_twisted.gif)
Ghost Recon
SimCity
F18 Hornet
Doom II
Return to Castle Wolfenstein
Sid Meier's Pirates
Metal Gear Solid (PlayStation)
Tomb Raider (PlayStation)
Halo (Xbox)
Unreal Championship (Xbox)
Silent Service (Spectrum)
Operation Wolf (Arcade)
Star Wars: Dark Forces
Skooldaze/Back2Skool (Spectrum)

These single player games had their 'special' moments too:
COD: United Offensive
Full Spectrum Warrior
Brother in Arms
Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War
Codename Panzers: Phase 1
Splinter Cell series
MOH: Pacific Assault
Warcraft II

Addictive multiplayer games:
Return to Castle Wolfenstein
Enemy Territory (I still play this 50% of the time, it's so playable http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif)
Starcraft
Unreal Tournament (on a LAN)
Quake 1 (LAN)
Doom II (LAN)
Twisted Metal (PlayStation)
Double Dragon (arcade, co-op http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif)

Da11en47
01-11-2006, 06:32 PM
I took a break for awhile, couple months. It was mostly due to hardware problems. I got those fixed and i've been back ever since. A couple of weeks now.

acetoolguy
01-11-2006, 08:26 PM
Going back to my C-64,(load"*",8,1), the first game I ever bought was Balance of Power. Anybody else remember thier first?

My all time favorite was and still is Civ II
best of the rest...

SHIII
Aces of the Pacific, and the Deep.
NeverWinter Nights
Zork
Pirates!

The common link I feel in most on the lists in this thread is the outstanding replay value. I just finished Half Life 2 and while the graphics blew me away I have solved all the riddles, found the fun stuff, beat the bad guy and have no desire to play it again because the end is always going to be the same.
I would also hate to add up all the time I spent playing solitare in Windows... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_redface.gif

paulhager
01-11-2006, 09:35 PM
I enjoyed Alpha Centauri and its follow on, Alien Crossfire. Played both cooperatively over my home LAN with my daughter.

Did a lot with Harpoon2 - enjoyed designing scenarios. There was a Harpoon3 that I acquired and used to create more scenarios, including a hypothetical attack by the U.S. against Iran. I talk about it on my blog in U.S. versus Iran: The tale of the tape. (http://paulhager.org/wordpress/index.php?p=60).

Generally speaking, my preference is for strategic level simulations.

Goose_Green
01-11-2006, 10:40 PM
Mine are, not many though and some very old skool;

X-Wing - (The opening scene brought back the memories of the movies http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif
Medal of Honor - Just to play the Omaha beach landings http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif
Wolfenstein 3D & Doom - The original games that were on shareware http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif
Madden (all of them)

But SHIII is the only game that I have played for nearly a year - in fact I can't remember when I bought it!!

doug.d
01-11-2006, 10:54 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Mthras:
hi there...
i played a lot of games but there were only a few that got this blinkers effect, when you are sucked totaly into the game and everything around you dissapears. nothing else matters anymore and your heart starts pounding... "accomplish your mission goal" is the only thought. this is what i understand a "sweet spot" game </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
That's exactly it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif I drew up a list of games I enjoyed and then ruthlessly deleted the "good" then the "great" and even the "fantastic, finished it, move on", until I was left with the handful of "sweet spot" games above. Longevity and replayability is a critical factor, as is the smile I can't get off my face when playing them. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif Unfortunately, some don't play on a modern PC but I gave my Voodoo3 powered PC to a family member and still play them when I go visit. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">IL-2 + add ons (best and most realistic WW II flight sim on the market, doug.d you should try this one since it is not in your list and it looks like you like flightsims) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Played IL2 Sturmovic from day 1, every mission and campaign, and an up-to-date FB+AEP+PF is on my PC. Online play is quite sweet (except on a modem from South Africa http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif), but single player isn't. Misses the "sweet spot" list.

If I drew up a multiplayer list, it may be headed up by Descent II (LAN). http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

maxpower2
01-12-2006, 12:32 AM
war in middle earth on C64

simcity on snes

civI

rome total war

battlefield 42 and 2.

microsoft combat flight simulator...online

IL2

sh3 not so much, dont get me wrong its great, but i can only take a 1-3 patrols at a time. im not losing entire days playing this game, just an hour or 2 before it becomes mind numbing.

gmalou
01-12-2006, 01:50 AM
Addiction
-----------
- Ultima online
- World war II online

played Multi Game Campaign with
-------------------------------
- Heart of iron
- IL2 & Pacific Fighters
- Combat mission

Board Games (non-vidéo)
-----------------------
Advanced Squad leader
Amirauté

mambo76
01-12-2006, 03:09 AM
il-2
b-17 the mighty fortress
european air war
splinter cell
silent service
silent hunter series

and some old games

aces of the pacific
aces over europe
red baron

Hoatee
01-12-2006, 05:29 AM
Very old school I am.

Crusader, Stalingrad and Third Reich are on my list of pc games. These were turn-based wargames played on hex maps with cardboard pieces representing military units made by Avalon Hill - made me always feel I was on a general staff or something. And then to play on computers was the next big thing (for me under Windows emulation on an Apple Mac).

Followed by all these sims - Falcon 4.0, Warbirds and WWIIonline on a Mac. When the Mac coudn't handle WWIIonline anymore, I switched to a pc (with IL2 as additional reason to switch - hell, I bought the game even before I got the pc). Since the switch, the list has grown longer with the likes of BF42, Lomac, SHIII, COD2 and all the add ons for IL2.

Excalibur688
01-12-2006, 06:34 AM
Only other game for me was Star Trek Bridge Commander, Im a little used to commanding ships....in a way from that game. But this game just rocks, plain and simple.

Silva_Bullet
01-12-2006, 07:05 AM
Doug! I never noticed the flag! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif
I'm from Joburg... Real-life land-lubber! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Anyway, my sweet-spot games would be:

SH3
Strike Commander
Wing Commander Privateer
Star Control 2
Knights of the Old republic 2
Deus Ex
Hidden & Dangerous 2
Jagged Alliance 2
Operation Flashpoint

...and one or two others that have drifted to the happy place in my memory of childhood...

Celeon999
01-12-2006, 07:36 AM
You can put nearly all the games the others listed also on Celeonâ´s list http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Celeon started playing with an Commodore C-16 in 1986 in the age of 6 years.

Who of you remembers the times when the disc was not yet invented an games were load with an "Datasette" called cassette player? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Hach these were the great times. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Celeon loaded Richard Pettyâ´s Racing Circurs about 2 hours from cassette (Load"*",8,1) and then the C-64 crashed just 1 minute before the end of the tape and he had to start right from the beginning http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif


OF COURSE Celeon had an C-64 but also had an C-128. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Celeon rememberâ´s how his father buyed an Type 1571 disc drive and catapulted Celeon into "HIGH TECH" times. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

He later had an collection of about 800 games for the c-64 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Celeon also remembers his first PC

An 386 DX-25 Mhz with 2 MB Ram and 512 KB Ram Graphics card and an 170 MB hard drive. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Celeon just read that the C-64 was with 22 million units the most sold home computer ever.

http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif



Hach

Look here Celeon loved this thing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C-64)

The_Silent_O
01-12-2006, 08:01 AM
Just off the top of my head...mine differ since they are more Strategic or RTS like in nature...

- Talonsofts EAST FRONT / WEST FRONT / RISING SUN series
- CDVs Blitzkrieg series
- SSIs entire Steel Panther series
- SSIs Great Naval Battles (I - IV); what a great concept and this concept needs to be brought into the 3-D "hotseat" age
- Norm Kroger's The Operational Art of War
- Aces of/over _________ (fill in the blank)

I prefer turn based games versus the RTS ones; RTS seems to run amok sometimes (not good when I'm already sipping bourbon)

Sim City 2000/3000
The original Civilization
Age of Empires Series (MS)
Hearts of Iron was okay

Ones I'm seriously looking at buying now are:
- Grigsby's "World at War" (Matrix)
- WAR PLAN ORANGE: DREADNOUGHTS IN THE PACIFIC 1922 - 1930 (fantasy "what if")(also Matrix)
- Norm Kroger's new one on the Russo Japanese War "Distant Guns"

For one who is a fan of WWII / I aviation and has a degree in Aerospace engineering...I've never really had an interest in too many flight fight sims, but I do own some of the MS and IL-2 flight sims...moreso, I've never been a big fan of single shooter games.

Celeon999
01-12-2006, 08:04 AM
Celeon posts some pics so make sure you all oldtimer computer fans have some Kleenex ready....

http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/149/800pxcommodore649zz.jpg
http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/6571/800pxc64breadbin4dm.jpg

Here a rare picture of an C-64 connected to the father of the Internet , the Arpanet.

http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/9672/allmystery19887sr.jpg

http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/6316/c64c1jm.jpg
http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/2096/c64g6pa.jpg
http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/7863/floppydisk525inch6gn.jpg

The_Silent_O
01-12-2006, 08:07 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Celeon999:
Hach

Look here Celeon loved this thing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C-64) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Please no more stories about your love life ... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif


...
Otto used to have an "Apple II gs" beeps in stereo! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

...and I had the very first multimedia laptop made by Gateway computers (still have it in the closet; played Aces of The Deep) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

But before that I had a 286DX33 just like yours that I upgraded with a butter knife to a 286DX66 (this was before CPUs with release arms)...with that upgrade I was finally able to play "Aces of the Pacific" whoo-hoo! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Celeon999
01-12-2006, 08:11 AM
And here is a pic of an C-16 Celeon once started with.

He looked exactly like C-64 but had different colors and ,of course, only 16 kb RAM. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://img473.imageshack.us/img473/6598/c166gh.jpg

Celeon999
01-12-2006, 08:17 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Please no more stories about your love life ... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Celeon cant deny it..... if he would ever cheat his girlfriend.....


He would cheat her with an C-64 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

janek73
01-12-2006, 08:20 AM
For sure the game of my life is chess, which i play with 100% difficulty. But when i was a child i had Atari 130xe and and my the best game was SUBMARINE COMMANDER . Game was very simple a half of the screen was green it was sea second half was blue it was sky and in the middle were black ship, there was also sonar but actually sonarman was better trained than this one from SH3.Right now except sh3 i tried to play BLITZKRIEG 2 but it is arcade game so i am waiting for expansion pack for HEARTS OF IRON this is like chess but about second world war ! Thanks -sorry for my english

The_Silent_O
01-12-2006, 08:25 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by janek73:
For sure the game of my life is chess, which i play with 100% difficulty. But when i was a child i had Atari 130xe and and my the best game was SUBMARINE COMMANDER . Game was very simple a half of the screen was green it was sea second half was blue it was sky and in the middle were black ship, there was also sonar but actually sonarman was better trained than this one from SH3.Right now except sh3 i tried to play BLITZKRIEG 2 but it is arcade game so i am waiting for expansion pack for HEARTS OF IRON this is like chess but about second world war ! Thanks -sorry for my english </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Janek, instead of waiting for the Hearts of Iron expansion...you should look at Grigsby's "World at War"

http://www.matrixgames.com/games/WorldAtWar/main.asp

maxpower2
01-12-2006, 11:21 PM
i first leaned how to write code on an apple II gs.

and i also took a class in school on a mac. in like 1990, i think, it was a very long time ago.

doug.d
01-13-2006, 04:54 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Silva_Bullet:
Doug! I never noticed the flag! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif
I'm from Joburg... Real-life land-lubber! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Hi Ho Silva! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif Joburger myself, Roodepudlian actually. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

paulhager
01-13-2006, 12:29 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Celeon999:
And here is a pic of an C-16 Celeon once started with.

He looked exactly like C-64 but had different colors and ,of course, only 16 kb RAM. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

http://img473.imageshack.us/img473/6598/c166gh.jpg </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You must be an old guy - probably not as old as me, though. I started programming on a steam-powered Difference Engine ... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

doug.d
01-13-2006, 02:27 PM
While we're in the grip of hyper-nostalgia http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif my wife bought me an Intellivision game console many many years ago, in an attempt to keep me from taking a couple of hours to get bread and milk from the local cafe (convenience store). The family had many fun hours engrossed in the games.

Btw, Intellivision games were adapted for PC and marketed on a couple of emulation CD's, one was called Intellivision Lives, which never made it to this corner of the world. If anyone out there in the wide world would like to post me copies of these, that would be very nice indeed. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

vanjast
01-13-2006, 03:15 PM
AND who remembers the Commodore64's first flight sim (which was a copy of the ZX-Spectrum's one). There I was with my C-64 (Sniff sniff http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif ) and my tape deck loader loadin the game which took 15 minutes, with the screen flashing dark and light characters... "Loading".

When I played that jet game All it was, was an orange screen with orange as earth, blue as sky, a triangle for the enemy plane and a rectangle for the runway. You young ones DO NOT know how GREAT flight sims were... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

This was HIGH TECH.
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

vanjast
01-13-2006, 03:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by doug.d:
...taking a couple of hours to get bread and milk from the local cafe (convenience store). </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Pinball machines, Asteroids, Pacman, Tank....

Hell's you lot are a bunch of 'Old Toppies' http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Edt: My brother-in-law still has an original Pinball machine in the foyer of his PC business.
Ocasionally I pop in there with the kids and... 'TURN IT ON..'

Hoatee
01-13-2006, 03:53 PM
Talk about tape loaders - I had a Yamaha CX5m computer which was basically an msx-dos machine with some rom carts for music programmes and games loaded from tape.

The cost of a floppy drive was nearly as much as the computer itself. So I ended up buying myself a Roland MC500 sequencer instead, etc.

Celeon999
01-14-2006, 03:16 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by vanjast:
AND who remembers the Commodore64's first flight sim (which was a copy of the ZX-Spectrum's one). There I was with my C-64 (Sniff sniff http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif ) and my tape deck loader loadin the game which took 15 minutes, with the screen flashing dark and light characters... "Loading".

When I played that jet game All it was, was an orange screen with orange as earth, blue as sky, a triangle for the enemy plane and a rectangle for the runway. You young ones DO NOT know how GREAT flight sims were... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

This was HIGH TECH.
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
I know that game ! But i cant remember its name.

I have an C-64 aswell as an C-16 and Super Nintendo emulator running here on my Pc and dozens of games. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I remember my first sub game "Torpedo Run" on my beloved C-16. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

By the way : Anyone of you remembers this joystick you can buy now in an USB version ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Itâ´s great ! Its exactly as bad as it was 20 years ago in the version for the C-64 http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Joystick (http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00097CQY2/qid=1137233677/sr=8-8/ref=pd_ka_8/028-2947872-9731723)

Crush623
01-18-2006, 10:52 AM
I've played Rome Total War for so long that I'm beginning to speak Italian! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Vivere lungo la repubblica! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

DiveDevil
01-21-2006, 12:57 AM
All this talk about the C64 anybody ever use the VIC20? Yea thats what I had, the ol' VIC. I remember when I got it for Christmas and the first thing I typed was a request for phone numbers in the New York city area which was responded with "Syntax Error". Jeez I was sooooo nieve back then.
There was a dungeon game I used to play on it-tape of course- but I can't remember the name, as well as Dracula-text based- and Lunar Lander. I loved the tape based games-ever put one of the tapes in an audio deck? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif
Before that I had the 2600 and after various Nintendo's and Play Station 1&2. I never got into PC games since I got my first PC just three years ago and I'm 33. Sounds like I missed out on a lot of cool games from back in the day. I used to play Zork on a friends K-Pro when I was younger.
As for the sweetspot list well.....
Star Wars Battle Fronts 1&2
Call of Duty
SHIII
Splinter Cell CT
Counterstrike
Hacker BS
MS Flight Sim European Theater
Tiger Woods 2005
these are the games I play on a regular basis when time allows
and I gotta drop a nod for Splinter Cell CS, its one of the hardest games I've ever played. Love a challange.

nstutt
02-01-2006, 02:16 PM
The only games to keep me interested for more than two months (the sign of a classic game in my eyes):

Elite Frontier and Elite First Encounters
EF2000 and Total Air War
Falcon 3.0 and 4.0
Civilisation
Simcity and Simcity 2000
Medieval Total War
Call of Duty
Silent Service 2
B17 Flying Fortress and B17 The Mighty 8th
X-COM
Operation Flashpoint
Stars! and Space Empires 4
M1 Tank Platoon
Tornado
X-Wing

Of the above by far the most impressive games I've ever played were Elite Frontier, EF2000 and Falcon 4.0 which I have put literally endless time into.

I keep coming back to Silent Hunter 3 - I wouldnt say it is a classic game as I cant play it continuously without getting bored after a while but I do like it more than most other recent games Ive played.

Regards Nats