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Precursors to newer games.

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 8:23 am
by tonyf
Im interested in dos versions of games Im used to playing these days.

C&C is an obvious example of a once dos-version.

How about Shogun Total War? And Medieval Total War (first version)? Were there precursors for these games in Dos?

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:29 am
by 486 player

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:27 am
by dosraider
Now there are plenty games that started in plain Dos and had Windows sequels.

If you talk about genres they all had a console/dos precursor somewhere.

I even seriously doubt that you can find a completely new genre in Windows - modern console gaming.

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 10:43 am
by Gamer_V
I think I once saw a tree somewhere that linked the most important games and genres together. Can't seem to find it now, but it was pretty cool.

Yeah, real helpful.

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:34 pm
by emmzee
Even for something like 3D shooting games, is somewhat difficult to put 'em all in order and say who was "first", or even how to link 'em all together ...

Ex the usual progression is

Wolf 3D >> Doom >> Quake

But what about Catacomb Abyss? Hovertank? <a href="">MIDI Maze</a>???

Not to mention where to slot in Ken's Lab, Descent, Blake Stone, etc ... :shifty:

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 6:47 pm
by dosraider
Now, maybe tic-tac-toe was the ancestor of all known games, many TTT games probably ended in bloodshed and murder when the caveman played.

Winner gets woman, ya know.
Alliances were made, there was betrayal, strategies, kind of RPG ... whatever it took to win.

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:29 am
by tonyf
EG Viking Invasion: I ve come across an old game called "Vikings"which uses the same kind of map/territories approach. Very basic of course.

Im interested in the history of gaming.

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 3:40 am
by Wally
Plenty of Mac games that have been ported to windows -_-

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 5:34 am
by dosraider

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:19 am
Have you guys noticed how "cliquey" we are here?
We're like a bunch of high school girls.
So good.


p.s. I got the new year first.

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 11:22 am
by dosraider
It's the time of the year I guess, GAMER.
A bit tipsy maybe?

A good 2008 to all, enjoy the last evening of 2007.

I'm out, gonna babysit a bit first, and later .... Pààààààààààààrty time.

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 9:34 pm
by gamemaster1
i agree on that and tomorrow Rose Bowl! :laugh: