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GarandMarine

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The Island of Lost Games
« on: 16 Jun 2013, 22:21 »

What games do you love that you can't play any more for whatever reason? For me it's Star Trek Armada II, I can't find my CD key any more and it's not available for legal download, it doesn't like Windows 7 much either.
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Re: The Island of Lost Games
« Reply #1 on: 17 Jun 2013, 02:12 »

Indiana Jones And The Emperor's Tomb because it won't run on Intel Macs and my old G4 finally died.
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Re: The Island of Lost Games
« Reply #2 on: 17 Jun 2013, 02:15 »

Earl Weaver Baseball II. You could customize teams, managers, ballparks; you could play entire seasons out without issue; and it felt like real baseball.

And it wouldn't run on anything faster than a 486 because the keyboard was so ultra-sensitive you couldn't input the code from the code wheel.
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Re: The Island of Lost Games
« Reply #3 on: 17 Jun 2013, 03:28 »

Aquanox, because I can't find the CD.

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Re: The Island of Lost Games
« Reply #4 on: 19 Jun 2013, 04:35 »

Lots of things, but off the top of my head we never could get Star Trek: Borg to work on anything but a very specific version of Windows 95 operating system.

Mind there's a wonderful world of emulation out there that *might* do it these days. I dunno.

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Re: The Island of Lost Games
« Reply #5 on: 19 Jun 2013, 06:00 »

Dino Crisis, mainly because my PSX gave up the ghost long ago, and it's likely it will never be made available on the European PSN.
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Re: The Island of Lost Games
« Reply #6 on: 20 Jun 2013, 02:36 »

All my old PS1 games

Sold my old PSone ages ago along with all the games, regretted it about a year later.
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Re: The Island of Lost Games
« Reply #7 on: 20 Jun 2013, 11:51 »

Basically no games run on my PC or my previous one because Vista and 7 are fucked. I can just about get Theme Hospital running so I can play the shit out of that. I lost my Command and Conquer CD key which is fucking annoying because Red Alert 2 is AMAZEBALLS.
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Re: The Island of Lost Games
« Reply #8 on: 25 Jun 2013, 06:28 »

I remember I bought Command and Conquer: The First Decade, only to find out that it would only work on XP (I had vista). Doesn't work on 7 either. No idea why Microsoft can't work out backwards compatibility  :psyduck:
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Re: The Island of Lost Games
« Reply #9 on: 25 Jun 2013, 06:59 »

Concerning Windows and backwards compability...

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Re: The Island of Lost Games
« Reply #10 on: 25 Jun 2013, 16:11 »

On a original topic note I actually have some of my favorite Nintendo games (both N64 and Game Cube) and they are literally the only reason I own a Wii. Specifically Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, (the limited release disk version, managed to get it before it hit $100+ on amazon and ebay) Skies of Arcadia: Legends and Tales of Symphonia, all four of which populate my "favorite games of all time" list. Along with a lot of other people's apparently as most of those games go for at least $20 used in reasonable condition.
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Re: The Island of Lost Games
« Reply #11 on: 26 Jun 2013, 11:03 »

I have a GameCube for playing a few things on. Pikmin and Mario Sunshine, in particular - though it always seems that places sell the last copy of Sunshine just before I arrive or get them in after I leave. I went to one shop literally an hour after they sold it and another that I just checked online has it in - but it's about an hour's drive away and I was there just last weekend.
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Re: The Island of Lost Games
« Reply #12 on: 02 Jul 2013, 05:08 »

Final Fantasy XI. Mostly because Windows 8 (ie the new laptop I got) is not compatible with my modem. Due to several reasons, the most important of which is that I need something mobile, I use a usb wireless modem. Unfortunately Win8 is compatible with jack squat. I loathe this OS. It is Vista levels of epic failure. Shout ot to any peeps who play FFXI. I miss my character.
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