The awesome GOG.com
team have resurrected the classic PC game Myst - once the best-selling PC game of all time until it was knocked off by The Sims. If you're an old school PC gamer you'll probably remember it's amazing graphics, delivered on a high-tech single CD-ROM disc. For those who came in late:
Myst is a first-person graphic adventure game praised by gamers and by critics for its engaging story, incredible atmosphere and a general experience that resembles a work of art as much as a video game. All those aspects made the game a best-selling PC title throughout the 1990s. The player is put in the role of a stranger who gets magically transported to a mysterious island described in a book. To complete the game, the player must explore the seemingly deserted Myst Island and solve a wide range of challenging puzzles.
Our game page
has more information and some screenies, and because it is a GOG game we also have a handy buy page
for it. GOG.com games are DRM free and are revamped for modern operating systems; they have a great catalogue which is constantly expanding - so if you're feeling nostalgic, check them out.
Posted 03:59pm 04/12/09
bring back battle chess i remember playing battle chess where the when you take a piece they actually fight... could never find a chess game that does this..
Posted 04:10pm 04/12/09
Haha f*** you! I was into my second career when this game came out.
GET OFF MY LAWN YOUNG LAYABOUT! WHERE'S MAH SHOTGUN
Posted 04:37pm 04/12/09
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Posted 06:39pm 04/12/09
heh... the reason the get a sb soundcard
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Posted 05:35pm 05/12/09
If i could play return to zork one last time... f*** that would make me happy.
Posted 06:12pm 05/12/09
Posted 06:36pm 05/12/09
Runs under VirtualBox on Win95/Win98SE.
Posted 07:20pm 05/12/09
Zork Nemesis and Zork Grand Inquistor are amazing games.
I don't think I could even finish them again, my 12yo mind struggled for months but somehow completed it.
Posted 07:41pm 05/12/09
me and 3 siblings, gathered around the Mac LC575, arguing all f*****g day
Posted 11:25pm 05/12/09
Want some Rye!? Course you do!
Here's to us!
Posted 01:35am 06/12/09
Posted 10:23am 06/12/09
And yeah, its games like this for which I still have a p133 machine with an s3 virge, voodoo1 & sb awe64 gold sitting here for... good times
Posted 10:39am 06/12/09
For the stubborn games, virtual PC (free) or vmware workstation ($) are a good option as well.
Posted 11:29am 06/12/09
From what I've seen, emulation never quite gives the same results as the real deal.
Posted 08:23am 07/12/09
You guys just made my f*****g week. Cheers :)
Posted 08:32am 07/12/09
I still have my XT w/ 360k floppies and 10 mb HDD, 386DX-40, P100, PIII-550, PIV-DualCore 3.2. My systems don't die they get retired to the spare PC room with their old games.
Posted 11:47am 07/12/09
DOSBox can sometimes be a pain to config the really low speeds just right, but it's been ages since I've seen an XT with a clackety clack keyboard.
You could probably cut that thing in half and count the rings! :)
Dammit. Installing in 3...2...1...
last edited by Dazhel at 11:47:23 07/Dec/09