ITT: 90s and early 00s pc nostalgia
>I might've slept with your sister
>I need to exercise
>Get the hell out of my apartment!
>Sorry Lady, just passing through
>THERE YOU ARE!
>PREPARE TO DIE MAGGOT!
>YOU MUST FLY YOUR SPACESHIP INTO HELL TO DEFEAT THE OTHER SPACESHIPS
>FUCK YOU! DONT ASK QUESTIONS YOUVE GOT A SPACESHIP THAT NEEDS FLYING TO HELL
Gaming will never be this sweet again. People who demand story and graphics are just the worst.
>that whole discussion with the PTMC executive in the beginning
Who else just skipped it? Please no hate - I was 6.
I was just too busy PREPARING FOR DESCENT
One of the scariest soundbytes of all time to hear behind you or in a room nearby
i played the shit out of rogue spear the week of halloween 1999. i remember vividly playing the lost thunder map halloween night over and over until my whole team made it through alive
hell yea, one of my favorite vidya memories
>be playing bf1942 with my buddy
>on map gazala
>be on opposite teams
>he's chillin in an anti air gun along the canyon in a tiny ass town
>i'm cruisin in a b17 looking for him
>see his name pop up on the screen
>he starts blasting me, i fly out of the view range into the distance
>thinks he's safe
>do full 180, bombing run right towards him
>he's blasting me and i let out my payload
>destroyed his ass
fuck... if i mention this story to him he will remember it like it was yesterday
I remember getting Rogue Spear with my friends and starting a map with the max number of terrorists.
The first run through we only got like 3 guys before the team wiped.
By the end of the weekend we were clearing whole maps like clockwork.
It was the most fun I've had in anything ever.
bf1942 is one of the best games of all time and it'll forever languish in the basement of sub obscurity because of the modern BF franchise.
1942 and 2142 are near perfect games.
Hell Yeah! That was one of my first FPS styled games. I remember #2 better though.
Never actually beat Morrowind, but I wandered around a whole lot.
Hey /v/, my graphics card is dead as shit. Now running on an old gt 220 I had lying around. Not going to be able to replace it for another month, at least.
What are the best 90's games on Steam?
Planning on picking up Thief 1/2, some of the Delta force games, Quake 1/2, Legacy of Kain pack, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, and some of the Jedi Knight/Dark Forces games.
the things i would do to go back to the 90s...
Played through Half Life already this month, just to see how quick I could do it. Jammed a bunch of MP mods a while back with friends, we played Vampire Slayer and shit, was rad as fuck.
Not sure if I'll replay the expansions, might go download They Hunger, though.
Dang, I played the crap out of the AA campaign when I was younger, but my parents didn't want me exposed to strangers on the net, so i never got to play old games online.
> feels bad man
Best ship from best Star Wars game ever made coming through
hell yea. i remember trying to play midtown madness though that with 56k. i still remember my WON ID...
damn, i was just reminded of asheron's call 2. my mom got it for me for christmas one year. i don't think she realized it needed a subscription, so i was hesitant to open it. it sat on my shelf for like 5 years before i ended up giving it away.
I share your opinion about their greatness (although on release 2142 was pretty rough if I recall, but dat titan mode mang) but what do you mean languish in obscurity? 1942 was super popular in its day and even after Vietnam came out.
It's just an old game now, although it doesn't really play like its super dated, its just a slower version of the current ones. I personally still prefer 1942's playstyle but I don't think I'd call it obscure, unless you're just saying that the franchise picked up all the dudebro gamers after 2, in which case you're probably right.
>winning the war is up to you
> Playing command and conquer renegade multiplayer
> sick new patch comes out that lets you fly orcas
> can't DL it for WEEKS because 56k and my parents wouldn't let me leave it on overnight incase somebody needed to call in an emergency.
In hindsight they had cellphones so why the fuck did they care.
Sup guys - thought I'd just appear right in front of you and inundate you with smart missiles
You know what I missed from 90s PC games? The god tier music.
I weirdly miss Zone for some reason even though it was terrible. I think it was just the UI. Also, Yahoo Games
>even having the Mega Missile selected
He is going to blow his own stupid ass up!
All the Novalogic games
All the Janes games
All the Westwood games
All the Sierra games
And all the others I didn't count because I can't remember them all.
All those games from the past.... Fuck you OP, I shed a tear...
All the footage was pretty scripted and fake, but I am genuinely curious how this might have played. Parachuting into levels, tanks, it could have been really cool, had they managed to cram it all into the goldsource engine.
Incredible nostalgia right there. I remember when /v/ organized a steam group and played together. Good times.
>all those bullshit 1-hit kill seeking weapons that you don't even need to attend
It was pretty damn imbalanced out of the box I must admit.
>Franks Adventure 2
Now we're talking
Oh shit son, I played that. Now this, I've never even seen anybody talk about.
i want to go back to these days
>mfw you can't buy AVP2 anywhere online, only hard-copies exist
Shot in the dark here, but anyone remember an RTS involving alien planets. I specifically remember one ice map that was really open.
The biggest clue is that it came bundled with these little toy planets that transformed into monsters or something like that.
You'd think by the look of them that those are the real terrors of the game. But really, it was this guy.
>all these posts
>not a single mention about THE GREATEST GAME OF ALL TIME
Stop being such a faggot, holy shit
How I miss the green glow of Well's water filled trenches. And the searchlight lit courtyards of Rock2. And the running of the president in Hunted.
Best PC pac-man clone coming through
You know what I miss most?
>tfw changing the preference order for getting new missiles for precisely this reason
Also, this weapon was the my favorite in Descent 2. I liked to live dangerously.
Pheonix was really satisfying when you don't toast yourself. Personally, I loved the Helix cannon. Sure it's a little impractical, but when you land a close range shot, it stings.
Rage of Mages series was a good series of rpg games, later succeeded by a fully 3d game Evil Islands: Curse of the Lost Soul, with a complex stealth, hunting and crafting system. If you ever played a Rage of Mages game, you'll understand most of the gameplay mechanics in this one.
Going super retro there. I prefer the advancements made by the Worms series.
Worms 2 was so good. Like most games, played the shit out of the demo on some PC game magazine disc before splurging on the full game.
>All the video game news and downloads in one place.
>Chat rooms for every game to chill and chat in.
Man i sure miss Gamespy Arcade.
Be sure to not play Descent 3, it's shit in comparison. Descent 1 is indeed the best way to get into it.
Also as someone else mentioned, it's 6 DOF, so prepare to be overwhelmed by the controls. Disable auto-levelling right away, it does nothing to help you. If you value your sanity, keep your craft "upright" as much as you can.
I played it on a 3D joystick back then, keyboard is possible, but a bit of a fallback, with too many keys and not enough fingers. A gamepad might actually work. At least it has a sufficient number of axes.
It's not bad, but some people can't get over the concept of not being in control of the camera, like in every modern third person game. The complaints about the "tank control" and the camera have both the same origin, you only had a single directional control on the PS1, so controlling character AND camera was not an option.
all games you linked are shareware titles with tracker music. Tracker music is superior even today, in part for interactivity (check Deus Ex and its rather smooth ambient music transitions for stealth vs. combat). People want their ogg music though, so devs are giving them ogg music, no matter how shit it is.
>Played the shit out of this game when I was a kid
>only found out you can actually win by racing and not only wrecking the other cars a couple of years ago
If you have problems with 16bit installers, you can often work around them by installing the game on a 32bit VM, then copy the installed files and registry entries over to the 64bit host, or, if it works, play the game in the VM.
They had to come close to you, which bought you time. That little fellow though, could get you from any distance, and left little to no traces of its origin. By the time you found the sneaky bastard your pyro was often quite perforated.
If you were no where near anything you'd look at the map and they would all be doing anything but racing all over the map.
I can't remember but did they ever eliminate each other?
DOF is Degrees of Freedom. It refers to the 3D motions you can perform in a game.
For example Doom is a 3DOF game. You can move in two directions (forward/backward and strafe) and rotate along one axis (yaw).
Most modern FPS are 4DOF games, the additional degree of freedom is tilting the head up down (pitch), and sometimes a very limited 5th degree in the form of jumping (you don't control movement along this axis, you just give one impulse)
Descent has 6DOF, which means you can move (strafe) along every 3D axis (up/down, forward/backwards, left/right) as well as rotate along every axis (pitch, yaw, roll). You do not stay in contact with the ground (or walls, or ceiling), so full freedom of movement is maintained.
As such "FPS style" playing does not work. You do need roll control in the game, a lot, and occasionally you do need vertical strafing. The game was quite a mess on the keyboard. Sure, WASD are straightforward, but then you got to add QE for rolling, and where you do place vertical strafing? If you put it on WS, you need forward motion control. The game offers a thrust setting, so you can move at a constant speed without pressing anything, but that's gonna backfire when you're under attack. So, yeah, mapping Descent's controls is not trivial. There is no established scheme.
>Most modern FPS are 4DOF games
That's not entirely true, actually. Head tilting is limited to a 180° arc and the axes don't add up. In Descent there is no such limit. You can do a full backflip with ease, or half a backflip and then continue to move forward while upside down. It's VERY different from a normal FPS, due to the excessive freedom.
Simple example: You look forward, upright. Perform a quarter circle pitch up, then a quarter circle yaw to the right. You're now looking at what used to be to your right, but the ceiling is to your left now. If you don't maintain full awareness of all your movements, you WILL get lost.
In the single player levels the game actually "helps" you a little, by putting all round lights on the ceiling and all edge lights on walls. So you can always get back into an upright position if you look at your environment. The multiplayer levels though are deliberately crazy, with lights on all walls/floors/ceilings.
It bothered me how C&C stuck with this wasteful interface, while the competition showed them how it's really done.
You what? That thing was hilarious, in every single detail. The enemy taunts, that shooting range, that fucking decoy, the Darth Vader thingy, worlds smallest nuclear bomb, hell, even the manual is full of jokes. I love how the journal entries have no time until they fixed the clock.
wow someone saved my webm even though i was just messing around
3d doom in a spaceship d2 is generally easier than the first be sure to get the rebirth sourceport or d2xxl but i like rebirth more plays just fine with kb+m but you cant turn on a dime keep in mind when you aim your actually changing the ships position
for whoever wants to jerk off to the inferior game (forsaken) you can get that for free here https://github.com/ForsakenX/forsaken/wiki/Download-and-installation
>the inferior game (forsaken)
Shut the fuck up, asshole. I'm a massive Descent fan, but Forsaken was great. The weapons were some of the most gorgeous attacks on your senses you could play back then and the control limitations were reasonable.
>that feeling of feeling alone
>that feeling of not knowing what to do and where the fuck to go.
I was stuck for 2 weeks straight on the sub level in TR:Chronicles because I didn't notice you could shoot out the vent in the electrified water filled room. This will never happen again because internet.
It was a puzzle game with bullshit puzzles. There was a period in gaming, shortly after the introduction of the CD-ROM, where devs thought they could fool people with "multimedia", which meant nothing but a shitload of useless FMV. In between all that FMV junk you'd find puzzles that have nothing to do with the game, or anything else, for that matter. Half the puzzle was figuring out wtf the devs were smoking when they made them. You're better off not having "played" them.
Question: how do you get the CD music working properly in D2X-Rebirth? Everytime I put in the files and flag "play in original order" (or w/e) they are all scrambled, like the menu music plays in the first level and so on.
>but i just use jukebox and point it the folder
That's what I did. The "CD music" option doesn't work no matter what I do. Tried two rar files, one with normal files and the other with renamed ones, same result. Fucking bummer.
I have been trying to remember a game name for years now.
You are a taxi driver in 1st person, its futuristic. its kind of like Carmageddon. I think you do races but you can go around the city running guys down.
>THEIR ATTACKING THE AIRFIELD! WE NEED ANTI TANK SUPPORT NOW!
>tfw you had no internet back in the day so you never got to experience your favorite games online
I'd like to know this as well. I'd use the image of the actual CD, but the playback is bugged, you can't adjust the volume and when the tracks run out it stops playing entirely.
Magic Carpet used to scare the shit out of me.
Battlezone was fucking awesome.
Everybody should play it.
>Well, if you're so good, I'm gonna call you "Swinger"
Sometimes, it feels like the game came out yesterday, people still talk about it all the time.
Play it and weep
Has anybody else even played this?
I miss this so much. It looked pretty cool and I liked messing around but I could never get into it.
Still has active servers. Get it and get your ass over there for some fun.
Haven't played it. Does it have checkpoint racing modes, preferably with bots going their own routes? You have played Midtown Madness, haven't you? The game is pretty focused on that city-cross stuff
>internet is so shit back then
>therefore, single player campaigns are amazing and more than 10 hours
Now everyone will bitch if the game has no multiplayer or the single player is too long
>Does it have checkpoint racing modes, preferably with bots going their own routes?
>You have played Midtown Madness, haven't you?
I played the second one, I think. I forgot completely, tho
>The game is pretty focused on that city-cross stuff
You will like it because the traffic is fucking busy it's part of the game to navigate among those cars and police.
>Actually you could control it somewhat while running in a straight line.
No explicit controls for the camera, you could just manipulate it indirectly.
>Later games mapped the camera to the right stick
That mapping came together with screenspace character controls. They go hand in hand.
Move aside freebirth scum, greatest soundtrack of all time comin' through.
not even beacons...
the latter, the controller was lacking buttons. There's nothing about the PS1 or polygonal 3D engines that limits camera movement. It's true to this day, actually. A major aspect of game design is input design, mapping the complexity of 3D movement to the input devices in a way that the player can cope with it.
of all the game lobbies i found zone to be the most stable. but really, they were all fine - it's really something i think we need packed in from our digital distributors - especially with the old games, getting people to play old multiplayer games over steam is balls. I guess xfire is still a thing, but i just dont want to launch it.
Rise of the Triad: Dark Wars
I enjoyed descent 3, more than any of the others actually. only thing i didnt like were the final stages of the original campaign - the final boss would, for the most part, kill himself.
all three games were clever uses of tricks to make humongous levels load and play fast though. if theres one thing you have to appreciate about descent is its technology.
Am I just being a casual retard or are the projectiles in Descent 3 really slow moving compared to the enemies? Even the earliest drones are hell to actually hit from any distance beyond point blank.
>all three games were clever uses of tricks to make humongous levels load and play fast though. if theres one thing you have to appreciate about descent is its technology.
Don't know about 3, but there was little in terms of tricks on 1 and 2. I doubt even that it was streaming in any form. The cube-based design made culling straightforward though, which probably helped performance a lot.
Hand drawn enviroments > all
Commandos 1 and 2 and infinity engine games are the prettiest things I've encountered in my life.
Comm2 also had fucking awesome music and the best missions. I will never play Comm2 for the first time ever again. ;_;.
In case you've forgotten.
Doesn't change the fact, that I played MM6 for the first time last year. And oh boy, what a wild ride that was. Too bad games becomes piss easy when you get fly/dimension doors/ancient weapons. Dungeons were one of the best i've seen though, all dem secrets
It's what annoys the most about 3 as well. 1 and 2 consist of brutal showdowns where everyone's made of paper and death is nearly instant, 3 is an exercise in frustration as you flail about and try to hit the super fast ninja tank robots with your piss weak peashooters. Unless you're playing on Trainee/Rookie and who the fuck is casual enough for that?
Oh, and Descent 3 also resizes my other windows every time it goes to a menu. Fucking annoying
I'll counter that with
>showdown with Snergle
>Too bad games becomes piss easy when you get fly/dimension doors/ancient weapons
I've always thought of that as a reward for going through the game. Now you can massacre all those bastards that gave you hell in seconds.
>showdown with Snergle
Just use that beacon spells and just go back a few steps back, so you won't get swarmed with dwarves up your ass.
I though Snergle would be some really bad motherfucker, but he was just a regular dwarf. Even his axe was shit.
I have to admit though, that promotions quests were all pretty great and were a an interesting concept.
>We include recreations of C&C (Tiberian Dawn), C&C: Red Alert, and Dune 2000
Holy shit, I always wanted to play Dune 2000. I used to own Dune 2. Why didn't I hear about this before?