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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:04 pm

Whatcha got?
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Postby JO 753 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:35 am

Asteroidz Deluxe, Gravitar, Unreal, Simpsons Hit & Run.

If I win the lotto or otherwize bekum financially set for life, I will set aside a year to do nothing but play thoze gamez.
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Postby Poodle » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:31 am

Morrowind, modified to the graphics limits of my machine, main storyline switched off. Good for venting frustrations.

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Postby ElectricMonk » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:10 am

Single player computer games require too much social interaction for my taste.
That is why I let my computer play the games on its own:

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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:13 am

I fight my computers against each other, keeps the population down.
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Postby TJrandom » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:01 pm

Sudoko and sudoku....

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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:21 pm

TJrandom wrote:Sudoko and sudoku....

That's rude. You know I broke my math bone in 5th grade and it never healed properly. :cry:
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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:15 pm

I have an original arcade machine for Missile Command. Still works. I can get to one spot, and never past it. I'm sure there is a cheat or a spread shot combo that works, but I haven't found it.
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Postby scrmbldggs » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:27 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
TJrandom wrote:Sudoko and sudoku....

That's rude. You know I broke my math bone in 5th grade and it never healed properly. :cry:

I was gonna say "unblock it", but the game(s) won't load properly for me. :( Maybe you have more luck...
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Postby Nikki Nyx » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:13 pm

What don't I have? Currently, I own 626 single-player computer games of various types, from Zork to a spectacular FPA called The Eyes of Ara...
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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:28 pm

Nikki Nyx wrote:What don't I have? Currently, I own 626 single-player computer games of various types, from Zork to a spectacular FPA called The Eyes of Ara...
https://youtu.be/Tqm2qGuJW5U

Yeah, but do you have "Leather Goddess of Phobos"? :P
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Postby Nikki Nyx » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:52 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:
Nikki Nyx wrote:What don't I have? Currently, I own 626 single-player computer games of various types, from Zork to a spectacular FPA called The Eyes of Ara...
https://youtu.be/Tqm2qGuJW5U

Yeah, but do you have "Leather Goddess of Phobos"? :P
:mrgreen: Not yet, but it can be downloaded for free here, along with thousands of other old games.
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Postby Nikki Nyx » Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:58 pm

Minecraft can be single player in both survival and creative modes. Mostly, I build stuff in creative mode. I have exceedingly strong opinions on Minecraft. :mrgreen: (Image is SFW. I enclosed it in spoiler tags because it's quite large. Also, none of the builds depicted are mine; they're the best of the best.)
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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:03 pm

Never heard of it.
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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:54 pm

Nikki: any easy way to explain the "appeal" of "mining" resources to "build" something in cyberspace??? I've played a few simpler of those type games and just don't see the appeal.........like I wasn't dealt a full set of card? (Ha, ha!) And people pay real money to buy what other people have built over time? I find the concept very interesting. Its just the application that eludes me..........just like real life?
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Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:20 pm

NetHack. Of course. :pr:

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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:43 pm

Um, this century, please. Preferably post 2015.
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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:10 pm

BTW, if this hasn't been poster here before... https://archive.org/details/softwarelib ... &tab=about
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Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:29 pm

Gawdzilla Sama wrote:Um, this century, please. Preferably post 2015.


1) Still being developed.

2) NETHACK IS THE MOST AWESOMEST GAME EVAR!!!1!!!!!


I suspect you are the kind of guys who actually pay for games. ;)
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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:44 pm

I paid for one game during 14 years at Purdue. And I can't remember the name of it. Nice thing about being at a Uni with a strong computer dept., the hacks just keep on coming.
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Postby Gord » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:44 am

TJrandom wrote:Sudoko and sudoku....

Yeah, I like those too. One of the local rag newspapers used to publish three sudoku puzzles per day. I picked up a copy last week, and they've stopped publishing the puzzles. Now I have absolutely no reason to look at their paper.

Waste of a nickel, that was.
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Postby Poodle » Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:37 pm

For TJ (and anyone else who likes 'em). There's daily stuff and a good historical database - play for hours.

https://www.dailykillersudoku.com/

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Postby Poodle » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:08 pm

... and then OH SODDING HELL!!!!!! I knew this would happen. I've just caught myself downloading adventure game creators AGAIN.

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Postby ElectricMonk » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:57 pm

I got the Planescape Torment Enhanced Edition since it was a pain to get the original running on modern machines.
Still the best computer RPG story of all times.

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Postby Nikki Nyx » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:16 pm

bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:Nikki: any easy way to explain the "appeal" of "mining" resources to "build" something in cyberspace???
I generally play Minecraft in creative mode, which allows for unlimited resources. For me, the appeal lies in creating something from nothing, so to speak...building a structure or landscape that previously only existed in my imagination.

bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:I've played a few simpler of those type games and just don't see the appeal.........like I wasn't dealt a full set of card? (Ha, ha!)
It just may be that this type of gaming doesn't float your boat. I don't see the appeal of time management games; I find them repetitive and stressful. But lots of people enjoy them.

bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:And people pay real money to buy what other people have built over time? I find the concept very interesting. Its just the application that eludes me..........just like real life?
Mostly, people offer their Minecraft creations for free, allowing others to use them in single-player mode, but requiring permission before uploading them to a multi-player server. It's pretty cool to download and explore a landscape or structure that someone else has built.

"Phain," created by Darastlix, is one of my favorites. He actually programmed the hexagon generation in Python; it's not a shape you can create, except block by block. As you're looking at these images, keep in mind the scale of them; one block in Minecraft measures one meter, so these landscapes are ginormous.
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Skip to 1:20 to see how he created it.
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Postby bobbo_the_Pragmatist » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:23 pm

Nikki Nyx wrote:
bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:Nikki: any easy way to explain the "appeal" of "mining" resources to "build" something in cyberspace???
I generally play Minecraft in creative mode, which allows for unlimited resources. For me, the appeal lies in creating something from nothing, so to speak...building a structure or landscape that previously only existed in my imagination.

Thanks Nikki. I did come across a Minecraft Channel and watched two guys build a castle. Still don't see the appeal....and it kinda goes to your statement above. LMFTFY: "....creating something nothing from nothing..." I mean....nothing is what cyberspace is.....no? Not like lincoln logs or plastic bricks I played with for hours as a kiddie. Then you had a real house....until Mom made me clean up. Hmmm....kinda the same thing? Never had enough bricks. Minecraft might be the answer????
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Postby Nikki Nyx » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:14 pm

bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:
Nikki Nyx wrote:
bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:Nikki: any easy way to explain the "appeal" of "mining" resources to "build" something in cyberspace???
I generally play Minecraft in creative mode, which allows for unlimited resources. For me, the appeal lies in creating something from nothing, so to speak...building a structure or landscape that previously only existed in my imagination.

Thanks Nikki. I did come across a Minecraft Channel and watched two guys build a castle. Still don't see the appeal....and it kinda goes to your statement above. LMFTFY: "....creating something nothing from nothing..." I mean....nothing is what cyberspace is.....no? Not like lincoln logs or plastic bricks I played with for hours as a kiddie. Then you had a real house....until Mom made me clean up. Hmmm....kinda the same thing? Never had enough bricks. Minecraft might be the answer????
Yes! It's exactly like building with Tinker Toys, Lincoln Logs, or Lego bricks. Only you don't have to destroy your creation in order to build another one. You can save it and/or take screenshots.

One really cool thing is that most of the building blocks are not subject to gravity, so you can build structures that ignore physics, like cloud cities. Currently, I'm involved in a build for a contest in which the idea is to build something inside a snow globe. I'm building a gigantic spruce tree with a multi-level dwelling inside it. The last contest was to build a temple, so I built an entire world dedicated to Caffeina, the goddess of coffee (including Sugar Mountain, the Stream of Cream, the Coffee Hills, etc.).
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Postby Austin Harper » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:49 pm

I'm not very into video games. The only ones I've really enjoyed have been Myst, its sequels, and imitators.
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Postby Matthew Ellard » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:04 pm

I simply can't get three hours on my own, anymore, to enjoy any good single player game. When I did have time, I played to Total War series of games, concentrating on Napoleonic and Roman periods.

Napoleon Total war also has Naval battles.
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