Trying to remember the name of this old school pc game i used to play? :]

#1
Hey just randomly had a flashback to like agessssss ago and some PC game i used to play. Doubting anyone will be able to help me but thought i'd try my luck lol.

So from what i can remember it was a turn based strategy where you ran the whole planet and you could choose whether or not you would go to war with other planets, but you had to keep your people happy and build stuff etc etc... very vague but i can't remember too much. I do remember it was set over a large time period between 'turns'... any ideas?

thanks
#3
Was it like a browser based game? or like an actual game
Could it have been civilization? or nation states (never mind just re-red op not nation states)
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#8
Alpha Centauri? Total shot in the dark BTW.

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#10
it was an actual game. it was pretty old, like 90's old i think... driving me insane trying to remember
#11
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it was an actual game. it was pretty old, like 90's old i think... driving me insane trying to remember

Damn, none of the above?
#13
Alpha Centauri?

Edit: Goddamn, never realised the two posts already mentioning it
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#14
gah!!! it's so similar to a few of those - starcraft etc... but less focussed on the actual fighting from memory. like you didn't control individual groups of people or whatever it was more about the overall planet or civilisation. i've been searching everywhere lol...
#15
Was there ever a Sim City in space? That sounds like it might be right.
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Was there ever a Sim City in space? That sounds like it might be right.

haha, nah coz the object was to be victorious in defeating the other planets i think but you didn't control the individuals attacks (from memory).

It was basically like, you got the planet into the position you wanted it to be in and then chose to attack other planets and if yours was better than you would win. i think :S
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haha, nah coz the object was to be victorious in defeating the other planets i think but you didn't control the individuals attacks (from memory).

It was basically like, you got the planet into the position you wanted it to be in and then chose to attack other planets and if yours was better than you would win. i think :S

Still sounds like Civ.
#19
Stab in the dark here, but was it Light of Altair?

Been a while since I played it, but it's at least very similar to your description. Might not have been a '90s game though...

EDIT: Of could it have been Stars? It's a really old game that favours gameplay a lot more than graphics.
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#20
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Stab in the dark here, but was it Light of Altair?

Been a while since I played it, but it's at least very similar to your description. Might not have been a '90s game though...

EDIT: Of could it have been Stars? It's a really old game that favours gameplay a lot more than graphics.


looks a lot like that light of altair game from waht watched on youtube but its older than that. i can't find any pics or videos of Stars! to see if it's that?
#21
found it. zomg. DEADLOCK PLANETARY CONQUEST. anyone know a) where you would find old games like this to download, b) how you would run them on new computers...
#22
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found it. zomg. DEADLOCK PLANETARY CONQUEST. anyone know a) where you would find old games like this to download, b) how you would run them on new computers...


A) Google.
B) Google.
#24
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it was an actual game. it was pretty old, like 90's old i think... driving me insane trying to remember


Thanks for making me feel ancient, jerk!!!

You want an old game!!! Who here has ever played Zork on the Commodore 64?

*mutter* damn you all for making me remember that. Open, close, north, put glass chair, put chair door, open, east.... damn it all, where did the time go. It was just yesterday that I never did beat that stupid friggin Zork game.

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Starcraft?


Do you command different planets in SC? And is it turn based?
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#26
Starcraft is not turn based, it is an RTS

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Played it on Call Of Duty: Black Ops

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#28


Black Ops... Commodore 64. I lol'ed.

It should have read... "1980... was thirty years ago."

Oh the pain. The pain, the pain, the pain.
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#29
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Black Ops... Commodore 64. I lol'ed.

It should have read... "1980... was thirty years ago."

Oh the pain. The pain, the pain, the pain.


My apologies on that forgot to add, that that's what depresses me
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#31
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I thought SC1 might have been turn based. I've never played that one.


As I said earlier, Starcraft 1 and 2 are not turn based, they are both RTS games.

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Do you command different planets in SC? And is it turn based?

No, you only control units on the planets/maps the game puts you on.
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#32
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I thought SC1 might have been turn based. I've never played that one.




Fucking kids these days, never played Starcraft, bullshit that is.

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#33
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found it. zomg. DEADLOCK PLANETARY CONQUEST. anyone know a) where you would find old games like this to download, b) how you would run them on new computers...

A) Try GOG, Steam MAY (but probably not) have it
B) DOSBox
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#34
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found it. zomg. DEADLOCK PLANETARY CONQUEST. anyone know a) where you would find old games like this to download, b) how you would run them on new computers...

I was just coming in here to say this. Deadlock! One of my favourite oldschool games ever. Steam doesn't have it as far as I'm aware, you might be able to find it for digital download somewhere. I fucking loved that game though.

Edit: My version runs fine in compatibility for XP SP2
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#35
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found it. zomg. DEADLOCK PLANETARY CONQUEST. anyone know a) where you would find old games like this to download, b) how you would run them on new computers...


Try goodoldgames
#36
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As I said earlier, Starcraft 1 and 2 are not turn based, they are both RTS games.


No, you only control units on the planets/maps the game puts you on.


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Masters of Orion. God you people suck...
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#38
Druglord. That's the only game that was inexplicably installed on all the computers at my school.
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