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« Reply #405 on: March 14, 2019, 05:52:08 AM »
I remember when Wolfenstein was the shit as far as graphics  😊
And then Doom came along...
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« Reply #406 on: March 14, 2019, 12:17:56 PM »
I remember when Wolfenstein was the shit as far as graphics  😊

And then Doom came along...

And then Quake came along...

("Wow, you can actually look and shoot up and down too!")

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« Reply #407 on: March 14, 2019, 01:25:40 PM »
I remember when Wolfenstein was the shit as far as graphics  😊

And then Doom came along...

And then Quake came along...

("Wow, you can actually look and shoot up and down too!")

Well....but think about the implications of adding an entire dimension for to each shot.

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« Reply #408 on: March 14, 2019, 01:33:08 PM »
And some lunatic on a balcony.
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« Reply #409 on: March 14, 2019, 05:12:00 PM »
Before we had Quake and the whole Monster 3D card setup, there were other games with 3 dimensions. A lot of them were flight or space simulators (kind of a lost genre now, for some reason). My favorite was always X-Wing (which came out in the same year as Doom):





Those graphics were awesome, and you got to shoot at TIE fighters and Star Destroyers and the death star trench. Also if you had a adlib soundcard the midi sounds sounded awesome. But you really needed a joystick or a ball mouse, because if you had one that ran smoothly you could give the mouse a quick pull and then lift it up to keep the ball spinning, sending your fighter into a wild loop. Once the infrared mice became dominant, the game became almost unplayable.

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« Reply #410 on: March 14, 2019, 06:08:11 PM »
Before we had Quake and the whole Monster 3D card setup, there were other games with 3 dimensions. A lot of them were flight or space simulators (kind of a lost genre now, for some reason). My favorite was always X-Wing (which came out in the same year as Doom):





Those graphics were awesome, and you got to shoot at TIE fighters and Star Destroyers and the death star trench. Also if you had a adlib soundcard the midi sounds sounded awesome. But you really needed a joystick or a ball mouse, because if you had one that ran smoothly you could give the mouse a quick pull and then lift it up to keep the ball spinning, sending your fighter into a wild loop. Once the infrared mice became dominant, the game became almost unplayable.

On the Mac we had Marathon, which was later ported to other platforms. Microsoft was so impressed with the guys that made that they hired them to do Halo and help develop the X-Box. 

I still play the public domain version of Marathon every now and then.
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« Reply #411 on: March 14, 2019, 08:18:01 PM »
I loved the X-Wing series. I could not play the games worth a damn.  And the extended memory settings drove me up a tree. But boy I love them.
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« Reply #412 on: March 14, 2019, 09:23:55 PM »
I played TIE Fighter and its expansions. It came out after X-Wing, so it was a little smoother and had a few more features. A friend of mine somehow got his hands on a mission editor, and we had a lot of fun making missions for each other.

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« Reply #413 on: March 14, 2019, 11:31:23 PM »
You can get X-Wing and Tie Fighter on GoG
https://www.gog.com/game/star_wars_xwing_special_edition
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« Reply #414 on: March 15, 2019, 01:51:55 AM »
I know, but I don't have a joystick. Damned if I'm going to play it with a touchpad.
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« Reply #415 on: March 15, 2019, 05:00:22 PM »
X-Wing was SUCH a fun game (with a joystick).
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« Reply #416 on: March 15, 2019, 06:19:57 PM »
You can get USB flight type joysticks on eBay but they tend to be relatively expensive - $30 for used.
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« Reply #417 on: March 15, 2019, 07:02:36 PM »
I've always been terrible with joysticks. They're cool for the added immersion but I can't aim straight to save my life (literally!). Mice all the way for me. One of the reasons why I'll never own a console with one of those thumb controllers.
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« Reply #418 on: March 15, 2019, 08:29:00 PM »
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« Reply #419 on: March 16, 2019, 07:02:55 AM »
Always loved the wire-frame tank game. Name?
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