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Your favourite games

September 26th 2018, 06:36 AM
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RangerLord
Peasant Male bloop
I'm here, just hidden in the shadows. 
So to make this place a little more than half-dead I guessed I would open a discussion. In this topic you can tell us about games you consider your favourites or just games that were important for you in some way. Let's start with the obvious one: Dink Smallwood. Why do I like this game? It doesn't have good graphics, good story, replay value, even the soundtrack is not even special. The humor is there, but 6-8 year old me hardly understood it. I think the reason I like it is the simple, but fun gameplay and for some reason good athmosphere. I think Dink would have been a one-play wonder without the ability to play D-Mods. It's so amazing people can create new environments, weapons, magic, brand new mechanics, interesting stories... But this is my story. Why do you like Dink?Another old favourite of mine is Jazz Jackrabbit 2. It's also a childhood memory like Dink. I remember playing the extra levels in TSF, the standalone expansion. It would have been a good game you only play once or twice without the community. But new SP levels and tilesets are made to this very day. It's strange that a trend for these games really depend on what tools the developers give us to create user content. It seems those games what people can mod easely are the ones that stand the test of time.
Another favourite of mine is Battle for Wesnoth. It's the game where I learned to play turn-based strategy games. It was free, it had user content so I liked it.
Other games that I find important to me include Half-Life - the original and 2 - I learned here that not only I can play first-person shooters but actually enjoy them. There was also Amnesia - an obscure RPG Maker game that I'm not sure if it's avaliable in English - It made JRPGs my favourite genere. And the AGS games (for ex. the King's Quest remake) where I learned to like point-and-click adventure games. I now see another pattern. The games I played in my childhood define what type of games I like.
So what are your favourite games and games that are just important for you?
I think I can guess three of yours Bluedy: Mortal Kombat, Gothic, Left 4 Dead. And Skurn please tell us a game that doesn't involve ponies too.
September 26th 2018, 06:51 AM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
the flowers of robert maplethorpe on the cd-i
September 26th 2018, 01:09 PM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
Flyest artist you know 
Bluedy: Mortal Kombat, Gothic, Left 4 Dead

You slick sonofabitch! You're mostly correct. While I REALLY like Mortal Kombat, I dont consider it a favourite. So let's start with a game that could take it's place. And that is Morrowind. My first TES game was Oblivion and it was the game that made me fall in love with the TES series. I still have the save from my very FIRST playthrough! But Morrowind was harder to get into. While I loved it's theme, the soundtrack, graphics, etc. It's just a really hard game to get into. It's stands as the first and only game so far which I actually struggled to get into and sucessfully did after numerous attempts at getting angry/ bored of it. But after that, it stands as my FAVOURITE GAME OF ALL TIME. It's simply a game that was with me when I was most depressed.
Another game is Gothic, yes. As with Morrowind, I love the atmosphere which is..well.. gothic. Really good soundtrack aswell by charismatic Kai Rosenkranz. That's the thing with these games, I played them on my low end laptop because I couldn't play any of the new games, but that didnt bother me because the style/atmosphere is what made me fall in love with them the most. I now have a high end PC capable of playing GTA 5 on max settings and these games are still the ones I play the most. Gothic, like Morrowind, has a solid atmosphere with solid soundtrack and solid gameplay!
Last but not least is Left 4 Dead which is mostly a game from my childhood (Can you believe it's been almost 10 years since it released?!). Well, Left 4 Dead 2. While I was half terrified every time I played the game because the atmosphere is SO WELL DONE, and the zombies were so SCARY, I kept playing it! I was terrified whenever a Tank would approach and everytime I'd see a witch crying in the distance. It's just a good game, so good that even if it scared 10 year old me, it kept me hooked!
Some honorable mentions are: Risen, which I actually played wayy before Gothic and wasted several hours in back even before the left 4 dead days. It's actually one of the most important games that helped me learn english! Heroes 3 is my favourite strategy game and probably will be my favourite strategy game because of the good visuals and soundtrack and unique gameplay. Yu-Gi-Oh Power of Chaos because I love Yu Gi Oh and it's my favourite card game...aaand...
well, one last game that I also spent countless hours on as a child: Dink Smallwood! The graphics are unique and the sound design too, which give the game a kind of, late 90's, eerie (but not in a scary way) vibe which really attracted me. And yes, the soundtrack is mostly classical songs turned into midi, but that didn't stop me from listening to it on youtube while I was doing my homework in primary school.
September 27th 2018, 07:12 AM
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yeoldetoast
Peasant Australia steam
discord.gg/Ukugfbh 
Teenage Lawnmower
September 27th 2018, 11:12 AM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@ yeoldetoast:
Really? Teen Age Lawnmower is one of your favorites? Is this a joke on your part?
September 27th 2018, 12:45 PM
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RangerLord
Peasant Male bloop
I'm here, just hidden in the shadows. 
It's about as serious as Skurn's awnser.
September 27th 2018, 01:18 PM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
Flyest artist you know 
It's really cool to see only me and RL actually spoke about something. Really brings out the *alive* in this dying community
September 27th 2018, 02:17 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
so sorry you can't see the genius of the flowers of robert maplethorpe.
September 28th 2018, 11:40 AM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@ Bluedy:

Okay, okay!

But when I tell you what kind of computer games I liked most and have played over the years, you will need to prepare to be seriously disappointed.

So, here they are in order of preference.

#1 Dink Smallwood & assorted dmods
#2 Myst
#3 Legend of Zelda
#4 Battle for Wesnoth

I tend to enjoy a story as part of a game more than actual game play, though tactical and logical challenges can add to my enjoyment too.
September 28th 2018, 12:01 PM
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Bluedy
Peasant Male Romania steam bloop
Flyest artist you know 
It's not about impressing others with your preferences. Just talking about your favourite games! So good job!
September 28th 2018, 03:05 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
secret collect.
October 7th 2018, 07:41 AM
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forumlurker
Peasant Male United States
We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese 
King of Dragon Pass, a game of adjusting sliders, reading things and making decisions, easily one of my favorite games, kinda like a choose-your-own-adventure book with more clan managing and god pleasing, also you can lose the game immediately by sacrificing all your cows to the trickster god at once. Praise Eurmal.

Age of Wonders is also good, so is Dungeon Keeper, those probably make up my top 3 (in no specific order).

EDIT: I forgot about Tux Racer.
October 9th 2018, 05:29 PM
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Bouncycles
Peasant Male Germany
I've got no mouth 
@slipdink
If you took out legend of Zelda I can completely agree with you.
Instead of this Zelda-rpg I'd put Fish Fillets 1 and 2, because those are the best puzzle games ever.
Oh and I play chips challenge very much at the moment, but I don't know where to put this.
October 9th 2018, 05:31 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
takeshi's challenge
October 10th 2018, 10:23 AM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@ Bouncycles:
Hey, come to think of it I've spent many hours playing Fish Fillets too! It is certainly a delight.

Another puzzle game I've enjoyed that you might like too is berusky.

Then there is the somewhat unique strategy game I've enjoyed is Cultivation.

The is yet another strategy game called "Globulation 2" that was a favorite of mine for years, that I still play once in a while.
October 10th 2018, 04:59 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@ Skurn:
So, why is "Takeshi's Challenge" considered by some to be the worst video game of all time?
October 10th 2018, 07:42 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
because they watched jon tron's video.
October 10th 2018, 07:52 PM
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forumlurker
Peasant Male United States
We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese 
InfoGenius Productivity Pak: Personal Organizer and Phone Book for the Game Boy
October 11th 2018, 09:18 AM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@ Skurn:

Wow.

Well, I must say after seeing jon tron's video on the subject of Takeshi's Challenge, I strongly agree that it seems like a really poorly designed game that also seems rather depressing.
October 11th 2018, 04:15 PM
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toof
Peasant Male
I disagree. 
Prince of Persia (original, and first 3D game). I'm actually a member of a modding community, and I has made 2 mods so far.

@SlipDink

Fish fillets really looks like a good game, but I can't seem to run it on my linux
Any advices? My distro has it in the repository...
Edit:
For you puzzlers, The incredible machine - even more contraptions. A remake of the older game with improved graphics
October 11th 2018, 06:01 PM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@ toof:
Regarding fish fillets: I have no trouble running it on 64 bit Ubuntu 16.04. I didn't do anything special to get it working.

According to "apt-cache depends" and "dpkg -l" these are the packages and their versions that my system says fillets-ng and fillets-ng-data depend on. Maybe some of them on your system are not at the same version level?

Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name                          Version                            Architecture Description
+++-=============================-==================================-============-================================================================================
ii  fillets-ng-data               1.0.1-1                            all          docs, graphics, music and international sounds for fillets-ng
ii  libc6:amd64                   2.23-0ubuntu10                     amd64        GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libc6:i386                    2.23-0ubuntu10                     i386         GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libc6-dbg:amd64               2.23-0ubuntu10                     amd64        GNU C Library: detached debugging symbols
ii  libc6-dev:amd64               2.23-0ubuntu10                     amd64        GNU C Library: Development Libraries and Header Files
ii  libfribidi0:amd64             0.19.7-1                           amd64        Free Implementation of the Unicode BiDi algorithm
ii  libfribidi0:i386              0.19.7-1                           i386         Free Implementation of the Unicode BiDi algorithm
ii  libgcc1:amd64                 1:6.0.1-0ubuntu1                   amd64        GCC support library
ii  libgcc1:i386                  1:6.0.1-0ubuntu1                   i386         GCC support library
ii  liblua5.1-0:amd64             5.1.5-8ubuntu1                     amd64        Shared library for the Lua interpreter version 5.1
ii  libsdl-image1.2:amd64         1.2.12-5+deb9u1build0.16.04.1      amd64        Image loading library for Simple DirectMedia Layer 1.2, libraries
ii  libsdl-mixer1.2:amd64         1.2.12-11build1                    amd64        Mixer library for Simple DirectMedia Layer 1.2, libraries
ii  libsdl-ttf2.0-0:amd64         2.0.11-3                           amd64        TrueType Font library for Simple DirectMedia Layer 1.2, libraries
ii  libsdl1.2debian:amd64         1.2.15+dfsg1-3                     amd64        Simple DirectMedia Layer
ii  libstdc++6:amd64              5.4.0-6ubuntu1~16.04.10            amd64        GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libstdc++6:i386               5.4.0-6ubuntu1~16.04.10            i386         GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libx11-6:amd64                2:1.6.3-1ubuntu2.1                 amd64        X11 client-side library
ii  libx11-6:i386                 2:1.6.3-1ubuntu2.1                 i386         X11 client-side library
ii  fonts-freefont-ttf            20120503-4                         all          Freefont Serif, Sans and Mono Truetype fonts
October 11th 2018, 06:14 PM
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Skurn
Peasant Male Equatorial Guinea xbox steam duck bloop
can't flim flam the glim glam 
bubba goes #2
October 11th 2018, 06:20 PM
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Bouncycles
Peasant Male Germany
I've got no mouth 
@SlipDink you really should play Fish Fillets 2 on steam for 4,99$.I think it's even better than the first one.
And I've played berusky too and it was quite fun.
October 11th 2018, 06:21 PM
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toof
Peasant Male
I disagree. 
@SlipDink

Well I wasn't exactly specific... It says it can't find executable actually, although I gave permissions for that for every file I could find. I've just installed Antergos (I thought that you have that too), and I'll give it another chance on it now. When I asked the question, I was trying it on Suse based distro called Gecko.

Edit:
Solved it...
October 12th 2018, 09:53 AM
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SlipDink
Peasant Male United States bloop
2nd generation. No easy way to be free. 
@ toof
> Well I wasn't exactly specific... It says it can't find executable actually, although I gave permissions for that for every file I could find. I've just installed Antergos (I thought that you have that too), and I'll give it another chance on it now. When I asked the question, I was trying it on Suse based distro called Gecko.

I do not have the Antergos Distro (based on Arch Linux, right?(*)) installed anywhere is and I'm not sure why you think I might have had it installed. But that's okay. No harm done!

Edit:
Solved it...

Great! What needed to be changed? How did you fix it?

(*)What version of Linux is Arch based on? Or has it been developed from scratch?
October 12th 2018, 10:39 AM
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toof
Peasant Male
I disagree. 
I do not have the Antergos Distro...
Someone here mentioned it... I thought it was you.

How did you fix it?
It was indeed a problem with missing shared libraries. After I've entered in dependency loop trying to install them, I just gave up, and installed Antergos, which has them already.

On what version of linux is Arch based on
Developed from scratch...?

I don't generally like debian based distros. I use openSuse mostly (well, openSuse spin called Gecko, slightly lighter and prettier), because it has Yast, so I don't have to do every damn thing through terminal.
Arch is cool, ( documentation and actually nice noob friendly community ), but installing it is a pain in the @$$. I did it once, and I don't wanna spend so much time configuring everything, hence Antergos. Cool learning process though.

Edit:
Found it
Antergos user was GOKUSSJ6!!
October 16th 2018, 02:02 AM
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Kenji720rs
Peasant Male Australia
👾~ #беспл 
Mindcraft
December 25th 2018, 09:34 AM
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Exzcimus
Ghost
 
Call of Duty 2, the very first FPS I played, and the reason why I'm a fan of WWII bolt-action rifles. (particularly the "kar98")