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Post Post #50  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:07 pm

http://www.maximumpc.com/article/how-to ... virtual_pc

A++ guide to installing a windows 3.1 virtual machine. I'm going to have to try it.
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Post Post #51  (ISO)  » Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:51 am

DAGOTH-UR IS FUCKING HARD

I WANT TO FINISH ARENA SOOOO MUCH

I'VE NEVER FINISHED A TES GAME BEFORE

BUT

WRAITHS

AND HOMOCULI

AND VAMPIRES

I NEED TO FIND THIS FUCKING KEY AND IT'S SO HAAAAARD

I'M NEAR TEARS

IF I WAS PLAYING BADLY I COULD IMPROVE

BUT IT'S ALL RANDOM, I CAN'T CONTROL ANYTHIIIIING
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Post Post #52  (ISO)  » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:25 pm

In post 50, CooLDoG wrote:http://www.maximumpc.com/article/how-tos/happy_birthday_windows_how-_install_windows_31_virtual_pc

A++ guide to installing a windows 3.1 virtual machine. I'm going to have to try it.

I will use this.

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Post Post #53  (ISO)  » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:25 pm

Has anyone mentioned X-Wing and TIE Fighter yet? <3

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Post Post #54  (ISO)  » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:44 pm

In post 51, Umbrage wrote:DAGOTH-UR IS FUCKING HARD

I WANT TO FINISH ARENA SOOOO MUCH

I'VE NEVER FINISHED A TES GAME BEFORE

BUT

WRAITHS

AND HOMOCULI

AND VAMPIRES

I NEED TO FIND THIS FUCKING KEY AND IT'S SO HAAAAARD

I'M NEAR TEARS

IF I WAS PLAYING BADLY I COULD IMPROVE

BUT IT'S ALL RANDOM, I CAN'T CONTROL ANYTHIIIIING

I beat the first two main quest dungeons and then basically stopped because it was too easy. Now daggerfall is a game I could play for days straight.
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Post Post #55  (ISO)  » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:16 pm

Bah. If you haven't experienced 5 casters shooting 5 fireballs a second at you from across a room full of pitfalls and lava YOU HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED ARENA.
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Post Post #56  (ISO)  » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:19 pm

Try being a fighter type. Much easier.
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Post Post #57  (ISO)  » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:21 pm

What about Startropics?

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Post Post #58  (ISO)  » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:33 pm

In post 56, CooLDoG wrote:Try being a fighter type. Much easier.

Fighters? lolnope

you NEED resist fire/shock and Heal at later levels, and it's incredibly difficult without Levitate.

so you're stuck bringing along a shitload of potions

and that still leaves you without Light, Open, and Passwall

so you need to seek out specific enchanted equipment if you don't want to have a hard time

good luck with that

and God help you if you run out of potions

or your equipment runs out of charge

and what do you get in return?

a few more AC points (which don't protect from magic) health (which allows you to survive another split second against casters) and weapon damage (have fun trying to get in range before you're roasted)

I started out as a Warrior, then switched to Bard when I installed the CD version

best thing that happened to me

Bard can cast all of the above spells at a decent level

OK weapon damage

P good armour

Critical hits

at low levels they're kind of weak but by the time you're in the teens you can spam heals all damn day, spit out enough crits to make melee a bore, and have enough spell points to cast pretty much anything you'll need.

as long as you're quick to cast resist fire/shock you're fine.
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Post Post #59  (ISO)  » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:34 pm

I mean Arena's always going to be swingy. No matter how strong you are you WILL be cut down in seconds if you're caught off-guard.
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Post Post #60  (ISO)  » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:35 pm

But casters are better able to adapt to problems
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Post Post #61  (ISO)  » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:36 pm

fighters have a bigger safety margin but once you're screwed you are SCREWED.

it might take more time overall with a caster but it's less of a risk
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Post Post #62  (ISO)  » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:36 pm

I speedrun Yoshi's Island in my spare time now although I haven't had much of it over the past couple of weeks due to work/LoL commitments and traipsing through MMOland; I'm down to 2:45ish for a time but I can definitely knock another 15 minutes off easily with enough time and probably another 15-20 minutes off under that if I grind shit hard enough.

I kind of want to get a group of people together to learn some other game with me so I have some similar-level race competition (there aren't many people in my "not complete shit but not good" bracket for SMW2 yet) but I haven't really had the time.
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Post Post #63  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:12 am

In post 62, JDodge wrote:I speedrun Yoshi's Island in my spare time now although I haven't had much of it over the past couple of weeks due to work/LoL commitments and traipsing through MMOland; I'm down to 2:45ish for a time but I can definitely knock another 15 minutes off easily with enough time and probably another 15-20 minutes off under that if I grind shit hard enough.
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Post Post #64  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:32 am

In post 63, Vi wrote:
In post 62, JDodge wrote:I speedrun Yoshi's Island in my spare time now although I haven't had much of it over the past couple of weeks due to work/LoL commitments and traipsing through MMOland; I'm down to 2:45ish for a time but I can definitely knock another 15 minutes off easily with enough time and probably another 15-20 minutes off under that if I grind shit hard enough.
Any% or 100%?


any% warpless, i'm pretty bad
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Post Post #65  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:16 am

In post 61, Umbrage wrote:fighters have a bigger safety margin but once you're screwed you are SCREWED.

it might take more time overall with a caster but it's less of a risk

Moral of the story don't get screwed. Carry a fuck load of pots. Gold isn't an obstacle in that game because you can just walk into shops a steal stuff. There is no reason for you not to have 150 health pots. But to be fair, arena is swingy and I have played quite a few other classic CRPGs so it was easier for me to pick up and play.
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Post Post #66  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:20 am

Also, keep in my I have played a fuck ton more of daggerfall (over 100+ hours just this year) so the information I am spitting may actually be fore daggerfall and not arena.
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Post Post #67  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:30 am

I wanna play more classic games but I don't really know which ones I should try. My personal choices right now are rather limited due to limited knowledge of gaming before my time :P
Does anyone have any suggestions?

(also I'm sure the PC-98 Touhou games count as Retro games, I play those too.)
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Post Post #68  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:56 am

*shrug* there's always the 'carry 150 pots' potion, but it feels like cheating.

For stealing, I'm pretty sure you're thinking Daggerfall. It's really tough to make stealing a viable source of income since you can't save in shops.

@ Om: Arena/Daggerfall are good if you haven't played them. Otherwise, just download an emulator, Google for some ROMs and try shit out. Explore things, there are a few games I can think of that are considered classics that I didn't like.
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Post Post #69  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:04 am

What type of game do you want? There are a few old stand bys that I recommend:
Use this to play doom: http://www.chocolate-doom.org/wiki/inde ... olate_Doom
Simply drop 1 .wad into the unzipped folder (in windows)
Buy this game:
http://www.3drealms.com/duke3d/
And this one:
http://www.gog.com/gamecard/one_unit_whole_blood
That round shooters the shooters.

This game is good:
http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/sid_meiers_colonization
If you can find civilization 1 you will have a great time, for now you can use free civ:
http://freeciv.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
X-com is A++: http://store.steampowered.com/sub/964/
ONLY GET THE ORIGINAL TFTD sucks.
I'm going to link to abandonia because this game is impossible to find: http://www.abandonia.com/en/games/359/A ... ation.html

As far as RPGs go you can't go wrong with: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wizardry
Or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_box#Titles
Or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dungeon_Ma ... eo_game%29

Again, you tell me what you want to play and I will give you a long list.

@umb, dagger fall it is ridiculously easy to steal stuff. I was thinking of dagger.
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Post Post #70  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:13 am

Well personally I feel my normal choices of games are much too picky, so I'm trying to be open to anything.
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Post Post #71  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:31 am

In post 70, Om of the Nom wrote:Well personally I feel my normal choices of games are much too picky, so I'm trying to be open to anything.

Want something out there? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Another_Wo ... eo_game%29
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Post Post #72  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:57 am

Dragon Warrior Classic was just released:

http://dragonwarriorclassic.wordpress.com/

It may get a C&D soon because while the story is new, the assets are the originals.

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Post Post #73  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:07 am

Ugh I just played that.
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Post Post #74  (ISO)  » Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:20 pm

Looks pretty sweet. I'll have to give it a whirl when I have time.
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