Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Aug 30, 2019, 09:49:
Creston wrote on Aug 30, 2019, 08:32:
in case you need to start clearing hard drive space for all these 100% discounts
Here's an interesting question: How many people actually install/play these Freebies they're snagging up, be it from Epic or anywhere else?
In my case, they just go straight into the backlog and the category titled "To play one day."
I have over 400 titles in my Steam library,I typically only play Diablo 3
Not to stray too far from the topic at hand, I will say that in my 116 games I have in my STEAM
library, only 12 are installed. (Most of my games are the real deal, not digital downloads) And of those, only 7 are games that have recently (within a year or so) come out. As for uPlay
, I have 16 games between them, none installed currently. And EGS
is not installed currently either, though anything with that would be freebies anyway.
Lately, I've been really getting back into DOS-era games with DOSBox and my DOS collection spans over 20 years and 36 gigs worth. (That doesn't include all the hard copies I have packed up) I've found an anomaly that isn't spoken about much but really surprised me. There's a gap, where games that were released to run on Windows 95, 95 SR2, 98 and 98SE
, most under 3D acceleration of one type or another, are not represented >anywhere<. As in, you can't buy them new and you can't download them. And getting them to run under a modern system (Windows 7/8/10
) is damn near impossible, or if it does it's seriously subpar. Games like Grand Prix Legends, Total Air War
and Independence War, Nascar Racing 3, Motocross Madness, Monster Truck Madness, Midtown Madness
(damn, someone needs some anger management!), CART Precision Racing (CPR), Flight Simulator 98/2000/2002, Combat Flight Simulator 2, Front Page Sports Football '98, Sub Culture, Tachyon, Delta Force 1 and 2
(the originals, not the re-releases), Spec Ops
, the original Rainbow Six
...I could go on and on. For the most part, these games are not available anywhere but physical copies sold on eBay
. I would >love< to play CFS2
again, I have fond memories of that sim. It was the closest thing to an updated Aces of the Pacific
I think we'll ever get. So what's my point? I don't have one, I'm just pointing out something I feel has been overlooked and I know for a fact a lot of you here remember those days very well. It seems strange to me that we have the DOS-era pretty well represented with releases on GOG
and we have post-Windows98SE/2000
represented but almost nothing from the space in-between. That's a shame.