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#1 Tim the Tank Nut

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 1551 PM

several threads in the other forums have reminded me of an old gem.

LucasArts Strike Fleet was really good for 1988 gaming.

The scenario "Stark Realities" comes to mind...


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#2 Justin

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 1459 PM

I also Remember PHM Pegasus, i think it may have been the same engine


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Posted 01 June 2019 - 1808 PM

I remember beating the Argentines with my shitty 40 mm guns while dodging their 100 mm gunfire. The missiles did apparently not always suffice to settle that scenario.

 

Some USN scenario was all about assigning two Standard missiles to every incoming missile, and everytime a SM did miss I added another one till the incoming missile disappeared or had to be stopped by Phalanx.

 

It's amazing how much the developers got out of the tiny RAM and poor processors of the 80's. U.S.A.A.F. was another gem that was hugely impressive.


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#4 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 0207 AM

Where it fell down was that it was simulating engagements you know in reality probably been beyond the horizon. But it was still a lot of fun.

 

PHM Pegasus for me was better. The engine simulated fast moving missile boat combat very well. And I love the addiition of the helicopter to give you OTH capability. It was just a hell of a lot of fun.

 

This company was just completely awesome back then.


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#5 Tim the Tank Nut

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 0834 AM

I am amazed at how much game came on how little storage media in those days.

I'm in the hunt for more emulators now for other vintage games.

I have a C64 Emulator, probably look for an Amiga Emulator next


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#6 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 0858 AM

I spent ages trying to find an emulator that would run 'Red Storm Rising', but ive yet to succeed. Id really love to play that one again. Its still better than 'Cold Waters'.

 

Two more for your list Tim.

 


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#7 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 0927 AM

Speaking of Lucas Arts, this was interesting.

https://movieweb.com...m-games-disney/


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#8 Tim the Tank Nut

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 1322 PM

Red Storm Rising was a helluva sub game


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#9 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 0940 AM

I recall being very fond of this silly little detective game from 1986. I forgot what an innovative company allocade were.


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#10 Ken Estes

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 1200 PM

Task Force 42 is available from Steam. Most addictive.


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#11 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 1243 PM

Yeah, had that back in the 90s. Good sim. The used the same engine for this flight sim I believe.

https://store.steamp...acific_Air_War/
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#12 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 1244 PM

This is well worth getting too if you can't get the dcs sim.

https://store.steamp...cat_Simulation/
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#13 Harold Jones

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 1557 PM

Task Force 42 is available from Steam. Most addictive.

Does it come with dos box included as part of the package or do you have to install that separately?


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#14 FlyingCanOpener

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 1052 AM

 

Task Force 42 is available from Steam. Most addictive.

Does it come with dos box included as part of the package or do you have to install that separately?

 

 

It comes with DOSBox. The game is just dropped into the emulator and you run it all together.


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#15 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 1335 PM

If you like we2 naval warfare, try this. Looks crap, but it has everything as far as surface action. Based on pre Ww2 IS naval academy data.
https://www.myabando...on-stations-130
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#16 Brian Kennedy

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Posted 04 July 2019 - 1704 PM

Nobody's mentioned Harpoon 1 yet! You could probably run that thing on an iPhone now, no problem. 


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Posted 04 July 2019 - 1759 PM

Task Force 1942 is a whopping $1.74 with the Steam Summer Sale going on.  Price is good through the 9th.


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#18 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 05 July 2019 - 0301 AM

Action stations is free. :)


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#19 Ken Estes

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 0334 AM

 

Task Force 42 is available from Steam. Most addictive.

Does it come with dos box included as part of the package or do you have to install that separately?

 

 

What FCO said. Sorry to be late Harold, I was in transit. I'll also add this scanning for controls. Happy hunting!:

 

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Cheers!

 

Ken


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#20 Harold Jones

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Posted 09 July 2019 - 1328 PM

Thanks, that will come in handy.  My biggest issue currently is trying to make it look less ass like.  I actually bought a bundle that includes silent service 1&2 so I've got those to fart around with.


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