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Apprentice
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Does anyone remember a game...its old....u start at the beginning of the game as a farmer and a man comes running and dies infront of u and u go off on your quest.....the demo ends at a locked tower right after exiting a tunnel/cript...in the cript u destroy a huge bat.
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BANNED
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How old is the game? And you might want to give some deeper details.

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Law Bringer
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I don't know the game, but that sounds like an intriguing concept. One could create a very interesting game just from this plot idea.

It could be used as a "Pearl Contest" challenge, if that contest is repeated. :)

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Apprentice
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more detail...lemmie see......the magic inf that game are books.......the healing potions look like test toobs and it is red.......depending on how much health u need thats how much of the potion goes away...if u only need half the potion then u get to keep the other half......and your inventory is by blocks....a potion takes up a block...other items might take up two blocks or three....u have to move the items around to have the maximum amount of space for other items.
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Guardian
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I believe that is Dungeon Siege. The demo ends once you reach the locked tower.

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Apprentice
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there we go...finally...yes!!! thanks a ton...i would say i love u but thats out of line....ive been looking for that game forever and no one knows what i'm talking about.
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Law Bringer
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Dungeon Siege was released in 2002. That's old?

—Alorael, who must be playing games that are truly ancient. Well, okay. Angband can legitimately be called ancient, and 3 in Three is getting there. He didn't think Nethergate was quite "old" yet. More "aged" in a good way.
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Shock Trooper
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I guess I should take my Atari to the museum, huh?

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Law Bringer
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midget...ellipses... are...not...a... replacement...for... punctuation... :rolleyes:

The oldest game (by concept) I have yet played is likely to be Pacman. It was on a PC, however, and a very new actual implementation of the game. The oldest actual game would be either the first version of Exile 1 (including lousy graphics) or ADOM.

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The oldest game I've ever played is the original Pong. The oldest game on a computer I've ever played was Oregon Trail for the Apple IIe.
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Master
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The oldest I played was Dark Castle. its a lovely and beautiful game. it only works on an old 68k Macintosh. however, the game is really for better and nicer than you would think. Here is a site where you can read about it:

Dark Castle information and screenshots

(Note that this is a color remake of the game. The old was exactly the same, only in black in white).

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Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

midget...ellipses... are...not...a... replacement...for... punctuation... :rolleyes:
No... but if used well, they are okay. Even fun! I use ellipses a lot. You'll all probably be aware of that though...

Anyway ( :P ), the oldest game I played was probably ADOM too. I miss that game. I loved it at the time. The oldest (by concept) is maybe pong. The newest is GF3.

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Law Bringer
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quote:
Originally written by SupaNik:

quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

midget...ellipses... are...not...a... replacement...for... punctuation... :rolleyes:
No... but if used well, they are okay. Even fun! I use ellipses a lot. You'll all probably be aware of that though...


Yes... but you're not using them to such an extent. Writing thoughts as they come to you is one thing. A whole post written as a stream of consciousness is another, and far more annoying. ;)

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Master
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But that doesn't even come close to as annoying as a computer screen that looks like this:
LOADING................................................
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:P :rolleyes: ...

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Infiltrator
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oldest game ive played was probably castlevania from 1970 somethin
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Law Bringer
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That's an impressive feat! The first Castlevania was released in 1986.

—Alorael, who hasn't recently played anything older than 1985. Pong doesn't really count.
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1986? maybe i confused games or years i have a horrible memory

alls i remember about the game is it was text based and was black and white

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Shake Before Using
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Maybe you mean, I dunno, Adventure? :P
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Law Bringer
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quote:
Originally written by Benny Boy:

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Used in this way, an ellipsis carries a great deal of expression... :P

But actually, since an ellipsis is supposed to mark content that has been left out, it is incorrect to use it as a pause in a stream of consciousness. Maybe that's why it sounds so wrong.

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Lifecrafter
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quote:
Originally written by Drew:

The oldest game I've ever played is the original Pong.
Yea, that hand held game is awesome. My friends dad owns that although I still haven't seen it be used. It sorta sits in his room as an antique.
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quote:
Originally written by Thralni, emperor of Riverrod:

The oldest I played was Dark Castle. its a lovely and beautiful game. it only works on an old 68k Macintosh. however, the game is really for better and nicer than you would think. Here is a site where you can read about it:

Dark Castle information and screenshots

(Note that this is a color remake of the game. The old was exactly the same, only in black in white).

Sure, Dark Castle was nice but also very difficult. I think I managed to fix one orb or whatever it was you now was supposed to do. The only problem with the game was that it was designed to be used with <i>three hands</i> and that mostly caused trouble. Fortunately, you could customise the controls but there were still too many keys to keep track off.

Anyway, the oldest game I have played was "Castle Run" from 1978. Made in BASIC for IBM or Amstrad. Does anybody remember how huge, frail and clumsy those old 5-inch floppy disks were? Old floppies are so difficult to save. I have already lost 1/4 of all my old games for my AmstradPC1512! Fortunately, I got a bunch of back-ups.

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Law Bringer
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Yes, I remember the truly floppy floppy disk well. The oldest game that I still have in its original form is Loom, which I first played from a floppy disk on an old IBM. The version I have now was on the newer hard floppy, but it's the same code. The same can't be said for Rogue and its derivatives.

—Alorael, who was somewhat surprised to find that Loom runs perfectly well in OS 9.2 and decently on OS 10.4, although the music gets progressively more out of sync with itself somehow.
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Agent
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My god you people are old. The first time I played a computer game was around 1995 when my big brother deigned to let me have a try at whatever he was playing.

And isn't an ellipse this: ". . ." ? Rather than this: "..." ?

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Law Bringer
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What on Earth is the difference? Some people prefer to write it with spaces...

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Triad Mage
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An ellipse is an oval. An ellipsis is this: "…".

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