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Its what I use with all my ancient games, nothing Ive tried this far have failed to run. And its got commands to slow games down.

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Its what I use with all my ancient games, nothing Ive tried this far have failed to run. And its got  commands to slow games down.

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I think DR wa referring to Kaftan's link. Which is a good one, I'll bookmark it...even tho at this time I have nothing that requires it. :D

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The problem I've run into with some games is the USB joystick. Older DOS games can't relate to it, and it's almost impossible to find a gameport version any more. (Wing Commander in particular; I haven't even attempted it in DosBox--that's what my 500 Pentium is for.) And even a 166 Pentium is too fast for WC1 and 2 without Mo-slo.

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I remember Grim Fandango, which is hardly ancient had a similar issue in the forklift/elevator puzzle. Why would devs programme timing such that it depends on the computer's speed?

Because back then nobody had thought about this issue much. Besides, there was Turbo button. :)

Not sure about Grim Fandango though.

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I remember Grim Fandango, which is hardly ancient had a similar issue in the forklift/elevator puzzle.  Why would devs programme timing such that it depends on the computer's speed?

 

I just played through GF on my WinXP machine (2400+) and didn't notice a problem with that particular puzzle. A couple places I had to use a gamepad to navigate, though.

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They don't make games like GrimFandango anymore.

 

 

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Sadness.

I've gotten leery of buying new titles; don't play MMORPG, and dislike button-mashing action sequences (in an adventure game? Come on!). Until NWN2 comes out, I'm just watching and not buying. I'm hoping developers get off that kick--stop trying to be so 'innovative' or copycat someone's weird idea that just happened to sell. But if not ... I have a ton of great games that deserve a replay. And for their sake alone I'm even more reluctant to upgrade hardware.

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They don't make games like GrimFandango anymore.

 

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I have this theory, that it's basically because talented people can do whatever they like - writing, music, art, the list goes on. Most probably decided to work on computer games as a quirky hobby. Therefore when they get badly treated they're quick to move on. By that reasoning, the only talented people that will remain in computer game production are programmers.

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They don't make games like GrimFandango anymore.

Can't say I ever heard of it.

 

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:lol:

 

My first game was Diablo which I bought when it was first released, my second was BG1 when it was first released. Fallout third I think. I was stuck on those for a long time and never paid much attention to other games. I will assume GrimFandango was released during or before this time?

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1998 I think, so yeah.

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Back in the day I would usually stick to playing around with a certain series and never bothered reading up or buying other games outside my little circle. Only after IWD2 came out did I explore other games. I missed so many over the years that I hear about being good. I was not much of a gamer back then like I am now. :lol:

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The latest of good LA-adventures... *sigh* good old Adventure times...

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Oh, c'mon!

 

It's the best adventure game I've ever played, so just go get it!

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