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Post by trog @ 03:11pm 27/02/09 | 36 Comments
Good Old Games is a sweet-sounding service that aims to resurrect old classics and make them playable on modern operating systems. They offer cheap (under US$10), DRM free downloadable versions of a bunch of classic games, with no weird territorial restrictions, so anyone in the world can get them.

They've just added a new game to their growing catalogue - Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition. If you're too much of a newb to remember it, check out our game page or check out the official trailer from Gog.com.

Now I keep thinking about all the oldschool games I'd love to see reduxed like this so I can play them again - Speedball 2, Syndicate, Populous, the original Sierra Quest games. Get on it, publishers!



duke nukem 3dgood old games





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Pinky
Posted 03:17pm 27/2/09
I'd like to see games like this but at least with updated resolution. I know back in the day the libs they were working with were probably limited to 640x480 but it would be great if they were updated just for resolution. I'm not talking about adding shaders or even colours/detail and all that, only resolution so they don't look so pixelated. I'd be happy if the avatar models are only 100 polys - but at least the edges of the polys would look smooth.
Scooter
Posted 03:21pm 27/2/09
Syndicate Wars would be awesome if they could make it work properly (not stupidly fast) on my computer.

Its the first thing I though of after reading your first sentence.
dranged
Posted 03:23pm 27/2/09
Mmm Syndicate ;)
trog
Posted 03:24pm 27/2/09
You might be able to use the Duke High Resolution Pack (AG download) which works with eduke: http://www.eduke32.com/
Khel
Posted 03:27pm 27/2/09
640x480! When I was a kid we dreamed about things like 640x480 and "models" that have "polys".
Dan
Posted 03:35pm 27/2/09
This kind of legacy support is awesome. Would be awesome if older console manufacturers would open up their secrets so licensed emulators could be constructed and a similar service could be launched selling old N64/PlayStation/Xbox games for use on a PC.
corrino
Posted 03:39pm 27/2/09
I have the atomic edition on cd, still play it to this day, with the high res pack of course.
Mantorok
Posted 03:45pm 27/2/09
Dan - I doubt console manufacturers would want to give people an incentive not to buy their own hardware. Hence why you can buy Xbox games on Xbox Live Marketplace, PS1 games on the PlayStation Store, and NES/SNES/N64 games on the Wii Shop.
trog
Posted 03:47pm 27/2/09
Dan - I doubt console manufacturers would want to give people an incentive not to buy their own hardware. Hence why you can buy Xbox games on Xbox Live Marketplace, PS1 games on the PlayStation Store, and NES/SNES/N64 games on the Wii Shop.
I don't have a Wii or PS3 though - but if they had some of their old games available on PC for $5 a pop running in an emulator that I could download (what, they'd be like 2mb per game prolly), I'd be much more inclined to send them my money.
E.T.
Posted 03:51pm 27/2/09
I have a soft spot for old Duke 3D. I made a map for it that some company from Canada put on a best of the net CD way back when.
Mantorok
Posted 04:02pm 27/2/09
trog - Yeah, but then you'd have one less reason to consider buying their console. Plus on the PC piracy would be a bigger concern (people are already pirating this stuff, so why would they start paying for it).
FaceMan
Posted 04:03pm 27/2/09
I miss the old Duke Nukem 4 player Lans.
Hollywood Holocaust
MrHardware
Posted 04:13pm 27/2/09
oh man this brings back memories
"those alien bastards are gonna pay for shooting up my ride"
"its time to kick ass and chew bubble gum - and i'm all out of gum"
Midda
Posted 04:38pm 27/2/09
I learned today that one of the baddies from Captain Planet was called Duke Nukem. I was like "wtf."
scuzzy
Posted 04:52pm 27/2/09
I have a soft spot for old Duke 3D. I made a map for it that some company from Canada put on a best of the net CD way back when.
I made a map that had a huge staircase made compleatly from sprites (Each step was six sprites), f*** that map made my computer slow :3
Tiny
Posted 05:52pm 27/2/09
Now I keep thinking about all the oldschool games I'd love to see reduxed like this so I can play them again - Speedball 2, Syndicate, Populous, the original Sierra Quest games. Get on it, publishers!


I f***en loved syndicate wars Now that was a game well written.
nF
Posted 06:18pm 27/2/09
the original was better, imo.
Mantorok
Posted 06:51pm 27/2/09
I have to agree, Syndicate and the American Revolt expansion were far better than Syndicate Wars.
Reverend
Posted 06:59pm 27/2/09
Dam some good old games on that site but no "BLOOD" very disappointing.
BassMan
Posted 07:30pm 27/2/09
^ That game rocked...as did Shadow Warrior (both used Epic's BUILD engine from memory).
Sc00bs
Posted 07:36pm 27/2/09
Syndicate wars was f***** sick when it came out, f***** ppl up with the tesla coil was awesome fun

last edited by Sc00bs at 19:36:33 27/Feb/09
Bonez
Posted 12:28am 28/2/09
"Syndicate,"

By the gods, thats one i'd love to see refreshed for today!
eightyeight
Posted 02:00am 28/2/09
blood, syndicate wars, duke 3d, descent 1 & 2, carmageddon, heretic, xwing vs. tie fighter, Mechwarrior 2 + GBL expansion, DeusEx (sp), monkey island & full throttle show all be remade with a new graphics engine and sounds.

I would actually buy them. There would be more games but can't think of them right now..

last edited by eightyeight at 02:00:31 28/Feb/09
whoop
Posted 02:10am 28/2/09
I always liked shadow warrior over duke nukem. I'd love an updated version of Raptor: Call of the Shadows and Red Alert 1/2 for modern graphics cards & CPUs but apart from them I didn't play many video games as a kid.
MatchFixer
Posted 03:47am 28/2/09
I'd like to see an updated version of:

Populous: The beginning (same developers as syndicate wars, i.e. Bullfrog).
CeMaX
Posted 08:08am 28/2/09
Bullfrog?!

Need Dungeon Keeper 3 already!!
Tollaz0r!
Posted 09:20am 28/2/09
I would also like to subscribe to the Syndicate please.
fpot
Posted 03:44pm 28/2/09
My brother (cheeseman) helped make the hd texture pack for duke... his name is in the credits.
FaceMan
Posted 03:53pm 28/2/09
Do you need to own the full game to use the texture pack ?

I ended up making a quake 3 level of Hollywood Holocaust.
whoop
Posted 04:42pm 28/2/09
^^ Texture packs are usually just that, textures. I don't know about the D3d one but you do for the one for quake (it asks for pak1 during install).
Kimbo
Posted 05:37am 01/3/09
Still got CDs to Syndicate Wars, Blood and Shadow Warrior from way back when. ^_^
BillyHardball
Posted 08:40am 01/3/09
I want Magic Carpet. My pc might finally be powerful enough to run with full graphics.
Fireblood
Posted 12:08pm 01/3/09
Shadow Warrior rocked!

Sticky bombs for the win!
scuzzy
Posted 12:15pm 01/3/09
Sticky bombs for the win!
Ha ha! Sticky bomb rika you!
Raider
Posted 09:59pm 01/3/09
battle toads, golden axe, privateer 2, sindicate, cs beta 1.. cs_alley1 ftw.
Mantorok
Posted 10:29pm 01/3/09
Battletoads was a pile of crap. Street Gangs/River City Ransom was better.
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