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24. Re: Evening Tech Bits Nov 14, 2013, 17:19 Ant
 
gilly775 wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 16:38:
Ant wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 14:30:

Too bad Aliens Online was short lived. I would want to try that. Some players as marines and some as aliens. That would be rad. FOX should try that again. Make it like Natural Selection game!

Now that's a great idea!!!!
Yep, come on FOX!
 
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23. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 2, 2012, 16:38 gilly775
 
Ant wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 14:30:

Too bad Aliens Online was short lived. I would want to try that. Some players as marines and some as aliens. That would be rad. FOX should try that again. Make it like Natural Selection game!

Now that's a great idea!!!!
 
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22. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 2, 2012, 15:30 Ant
 
ASeven wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 15:25:
For those wanting to listen to the good old C64 SID music:

http://www.hvsc.de/

You're most welcome.
Nice. Too bad it's all one track though.
 
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21. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 2, 2012, 15:25 ASeven
 
For those wanting to listen to the good old C64 SID music:

http://www.hvsc.de/

You're most welcome.
 
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20. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 2, 2012, 14:30 Ant
 
gilly775 wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 14:10:
Ant wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 13:11:
No, it was strategy and real-time at that. You had all of those crew members and could only control one at a time. And you knew you were screwed when you entered a room and was told that 70 percent of the room was in disarray. That meant that the Alien had just past there, so you better get the hell out of dodge.

Here's some gameplay. The music was freaky too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_xb4caM6ms
Interesting! So the whole game is like that?

Oh yeah. Your crew is scattered throughout the ship and not every room has the same items. I think I caught Jones the cat once with the net and cat carrier.

And I have never beaten it. In fact, up until today, I did not realize one could kill the Alien using the weapons or that the synthetic was working against you. I assumed you needed to follow the movie-line and self destruct the ship and/or force it out of the airlock.
Ha, now you need to go replay it in a C64 machine/emulator.

Too bad Aliens Online was short lived. I would want to try that. Some players as marines and some as aliens. That would be rad. FOX should try that again. Make it like Natural Selection game!
 
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19. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 2, 2012, 14:10 gilly775
 
Ant wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 13:11:
No, it was strategy and real-time at that. You had all of those crew members and could only control one at a time. And you knew you were screwed when you entered a room and was told that 70 percent of the room was in disarray. That meant that the Alien had just past there, so you better get the hell out of dodge.

Here's some gameplay. The music was freaky too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_xb4caM6ms
Interesting! So the whole game is like that?

Oh yeah. Your crew is scattered throughout the ship and not every room has the same items. I think I caught Jones the cat once with the net and cat carrier.

And I have never beaten it. In fact, up until today, I did not realize one could kill the Alien using the weapons or that the synthetic was working against you. I assumed you needed to follow the movie-line and self destruct the ship and/or force it out of the airlock.
 
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18. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 2, 2012, 13:11 Ant
 
No, it was strategy and real-time at that. You had all of those crew members and could only control one at a time. And you knew you were screwed when you entered a room and was told that 70 percent of the room was in disarray. That meant that the Alien had just past there, so you better get the hell out of dodge.

Here's some gameplay. The music was freaky too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_xb4caM6ms
Interesting! So the whole game is like that?
 
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17. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 2, 2012, 12:47 gilly775
 
Ant wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 11:13:
gilly775 wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 11:08:
Ant wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 09:36:
gilly775 wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 09:31:
My favorites were Epyx's Destroyer, Impossible Mission (synthesized voice saying Stay Awhile.....stay FOREVER! Never could beat it), Bruce Lee, Congo Bongo, Ultima, Zork, Bump n Jump, F-15 Strike Eagle, Superbowl Sunday, H.E.R.O., Alien....the list goes on and on. Fun times!

I remember my dad subscribing to Run magazine (C-64's flagship mag) and entering the code from the back pages into the system to build apps and games. Heck, we even had that cassette drive where you fast forwarded to the point on the cassette, typed "load such and such" and then Run.
Alien, is that the one with drop ship with circles, mazes, defending your marines with aliens attacks, etc.? If so, then I loved that drop ship theme music. I wished I could find a HQ audio of it. I had to rip it from a video.

Nah. This was the one with the layout of the Nostromo form the first movie. You had to get the crew to work together to survive with very little weapons. I remember everyone dying off and I had Ripley, Jones that cat and Brett in the emergency shuttle, ready to take off and the self destruct sequence going and the ships computer, Mother, wouldn't let us take off because something alive was still on board. Very scary game esp. when you came face to face with the Alien.
Ooh! I have never played it. It doesn't seem to be action based either.

No, it was strategy and real-time at that. You had all of those crew members and could only control one at a time. And you knew you were screwed when you entered a room and was told that 70 percent of the room was in disarray. That meant that the Alien had just past there, so you better get the hell out of dodge.

Here's some gameplay. The music was freaky too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_xb4caM6ms
 
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16. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 2, 2012, 11:13 Ant
 
gilly775 wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 11:08:
Ant wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 09:36:
gilly775 wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 09:31:
My favorites were Epyx's Destroyer, Impossible Mission (synthesized voice saying Stay Awhile.....stay FOREVER! Never could beat it), Bruce Lee, Congo Bongo, Ultima, Zork, Bump n Jump, F-15 Strike Eagle, Superbowl Sunday, H.E.R.O., Alien....the list goes on and on. Fun times!

I remember my dad subscribing to Run magazine (C-64's flagship mag) and entering the code from the back pages into the system to build apps and games. Heck, we even had that cassette drive where you fast forwarded to the point on the cassette, typed "load such and such" and then Run.
Alien, is that the one with drop ship with circles, mazes, defending your marines with aliens attacks, etc.? If so, then I loved that drop ship theme music. I wished I could find a HQ audio of it. I had to rip it from a video.

Nah. This was the one with the layout of the Nostromo form the first movie. You had to get the crew to work together to survive with very little weapons. I remember everyone dying off and I had Ripley, Jones that cat and Brett in the emergency shuttle, ready to take off and the self destruct sequence going and the ships computer, Mother, wouldn't let us take off because something alive was still on board. Very scary game esp. when you came face to face with the Alien.
Ooh! I have never played it. It doesn't seem to be action based either.
 
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15. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 2, 2012, 11:08 gilly775
 
Ant wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 09:36:
gilly775 wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 09:31:
My favorites were Epyx's Destroyer, Impossible Mission (synthesized voice saying Stay Awhile.....stay FOREVER! Never could beat it), Bruce Lee, Congo Bongo, Ultima, Zork, Bump n Jump, F-15 Strike Eagle, Superbowl Sunday, H.E.R.O., Alien....the list goes on and on. Fun times!

I remember my dad subscribing to Run magazine (C-64's flagship mag) and entering the code from the back pages into the system to build apps and games. Heck, we even had that cassette drive where you fast forwarded to the point on the cassette, typed "load such and such" and then Run.
Alien, is that the one with drop ship with circles, mazes, defending your marines with aliens attacks, etc.? If so, then I loved that drop ship theme music. I wished I could find a HQ audio of it. I had to rip it from a video.

Nah. This was the one with the layout of the Nostromo form the first movie. You had to get the crew to work together to survive with very little weapons. I remember everyone dying off and I had Ripley, Jones that cat and Brett in the emergency shuttle, ready to take off and the self destruct sequence going and the ships computer, Mother, wouldn't let us take off because something alive was still on board. Very scary game esp. when you came face to face with the Alien.
 
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14. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 2, 2012, 10:08 Axis
 
I probably spent as much time on BBS's as I did playing games. Nothing better than my 75 baud modem....  
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13. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 2, 2012, 09:36 Ant
 
gilly775 wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 09:31:
My favorites were Epyx's Destroyer, Impossible Mission (synthesized voice saying Stay Awhile.....stay FOREVER! Never could beat it), Bruce Lee, Congo Bongo, Ultima, Zork, Bump n Jump, F-15 Strike Eagle, Superbowl Sunday, H.E.R.O., Alien....the list goes on and on. Fun times!

I remember my dad subscribing to Run magazine (C-64's flagship mag) and entering the code from the back pages into the system to build apps and games. Heck, we even had that cassette drive where you fast forwarded to the point on the cassette, typed "load such and such" and then Run.
Alien, is that the one with drop ship with circles, mazes, defending your marines with aliens attacks, etc.? If so, then I loved that drop ship theme music. I wished I could find a HQ audio of it. I had to rip it from a video.
 
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12. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 2, 2012, 09:31 gilly775
 
My favorites were Epyx's Destroyer, Impossible Mission (synthesized voice saying Stay Awhile.....stay FOREVER! Never could beat it), Bruce Lee, Congo Bongo, Ultima, Zork, Bump n Jump, F-15 Strike Eagle, Superbowl Sunday, H.E.R.O., Alien....the list goes on and on. Fun times!

I remember my dad subscribing to Run magazine (C-64's flagship mag) and entering the code from the back pages into the system to build apps and games. Heck, we even had that cassette drive where you fast forwarded to the point on the cassette, typed "load such and such" and then Run.
 
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11. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 2, 2012, 09:14 Ant
 
Bhruic wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 08:59:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 03:14:
There were some great games on the C64. I remember really loving Jumpman, one of the great platformers of its day. And I finished Impossible Mission like 3 times just so I could see the end, "No, no, NO!" Other greats: Zork, Archon, Telengard, and the original Castle Wolfenstein. And the Sword of Fargoal (along with Telengard) made me into a lifelong CRPG player.

Ha, you beat me then, I never did manage to finish Impossible Mission. Too many good c64 games to mention, really, although I do have some very fond memories of playing some of the RPG classics (both Pool of Radiance and the original Bard's Tale jump to mind).
MI was hard/difficult, but cool. I played it on my Apple //c too! What were the endings like? I never got into those RPGs.
 
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10. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 2, 2012, 08:59 Bhruic
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 03:14:
There were some great games on the C64. I remember really loving Jumpman, one of the great platformers of its day. And I finished Impossible Mission like 3 times just so I could see the end, "No, no, NO!" Other greats: Zork, Archon, Telengard, and the original Castle Wolfenstein. And the Sword of Fargoal (along with Telengard) made me into a lifelong CRPG player.

Ha, you beat me then, I never did manage to finish Impossible Mission. Too many good c64 games to mention, really, although I do have some very fond memories of playing some of the RPG classics (both Pool of Radiance and the original Bard's Tale jump to mind).
 
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9. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 2, 2012, 08:14 Ant
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 2, 2012, 03:14:
There were some great games on the C64. I remember really loving Jumpman, one of the great platformers of its day. And I finished Impossible Mission like 3 times just so I could see the end, "No, no, NO!" Other greats: Zork, Archon, Telengard, and the original Castle Wolfenstein. And the Sword of Fargoal (along with Telengard) made me into a lifelong CRPG player.
For me: Gyruss, Gauntlet, Airborn Ranger, Marble Madness, Lode Runner (but red color!), etc.
 
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8. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 2, 2012, 03:14 jdreyer
 
There were some great games on the C64. I remember really loving Jumpman, one of the great platformers of its day. And I finished Impossible Mission like 3 times just so I could see the end, "No, no, NO!" Other greats: Zork, Archon, Telengard, and the original Castle Wolfenstein. And the Sword of Fargoal (along with Telengard) made me into a lifelong CRPG player.  
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7. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 2, 2012, 01:41 Ant
 
W8 is the same.

As for C64, my next door neighbor had a C64. I used to go over to his house and play so many games on it. It was SO fun during our childhood days. It was awesome to use my old Atari 2600 on it for two players games! It was way better than my Apple //c for gaming.
 
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6. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 2, 2012, 00:31 DangerDog
 
I skipped the C64 craze, thought the keyboard was absolute garbage and physically painful to type on. I suppose if I had friends that would have hooked me up with programs I would have been into it.  
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5. Re: Evening Tech Bits Aug 1, 2012, 22:44 xXBatmanXx
 
Pegasus and Bruce Lee are the shit!  
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