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Tuesday, March 24th, 2009
1:00 am
Crystal Caliburn (NOT THE PINBALL GAME)
Does anyone have this or know of how to obtain it? It's a game where you fly around as a sphere and shoot bad guys up whilst collecting power ups. It's a souped up asteroids game. In between each level as it adds up your points there is a ridiculous looking machine. This game represents a good part of my childhood and i've been looking for it for ages. Thanks!
I don't understand the value "2"| Your Command?
Monday, January 26th, 2009
3:43 pm
seeking Duane Blehm source code
Hi folks,

This is a long shot request, but I don't know many better places to post it.

I am seeking the source code to either or both of Duane Blehm's "ZeroGravity" and "Cairo Shootout" classics. This was available for a $20 fee, before the programmer's untimely death in 1988. So copies may exist... and I'd love to get my filthy paws on one.

I recognize that asking for 20-year-old Pascal sources is a little weird. I am comfortable with that. Thank you for any help you may provide!
I don't understand the value "2"| Your Command?
Monday, April 16th, 2007
8:49 pm
does anyone have a collection of black and white bitmaps/Mac clip art they'd be willing to share with me?

Current Mood: hopeful
I don't understand the value "2"| Your Command?
Monday, August 28th, 2006
4:15 pm

Being an avid pre-OS X Mac gamer, I'm glad to have found this community. Some of my favorites are:

-System's Twilight (favorite game of all time)
-Spheres (can never find this online...)
-The Incredible Machine
-all Ambrosia games!
I don't understand the value "8"| Your Command?
Friday, May 26th, 2006
10:27 pm
The Factory, educational program
Anyone here have a copy of the original, not deluxe, version of The Factory? I'm NOT referring to the shareware game. Instead, this is a Sunburst Communications product that taught geometry. I'm a future elementary teacher and I have a ton of vintage ed software, but this one I've been looking for since 2003 or so and have yet to find. If ANYONE knows where to find this, or if you have a copy, please comment!
Your Command?
Wednesday, May 17th, 2006
10:05 pm
Hey, I'm trying to find the name of a game I used to play about 10 years ago or so. It involved many levels with colored blocks and there was a ball that you would bounce to clear the blocks. There were paintbrushes that would change the color of the ball and you could only clear blocks that were the same color as the ball. I think there were also some blocks with a skull and crossbones that would "kill" you if you hit them. This is pretty much all I remember, but hopefully someone knows what I'm talking about and can tell me the name? Or at least point me to somewhere else where I might be able to find the name? Thanks.
I don't understand the value "8"| Your Command?
Friday, March 10th, 2006
6:30 pm
Has anyone been able to find Cosmic Osmo anywhere online? Because I sure as hell haven't.
I don't understand the value "1"| Your Command?
Friday, January 27th, 2006
7:48 pm
Doukutsu Monogatari: Cave Story

Taken from the About page:

Cave Story, or Doukutsu Monogatari, is a Japanese freeware PC side-scrolling platformer game developed by StudioPixel. It has been translated into English by Aeon Genesis Translations and will have an official translation script published sometime in the near future.

Cave Story is really one of those games that can be considered a masterpiece of game design. There are so many wonderful and classic gaming elements, that I cannot even begin to describe just one quality well enough to say “It is for this one reason alone that Cave Story is a great game.” There is just so much effort, originality and ingenuity behind this game and it really shows more and more as you play through it.

The developer, Pixel spent five years making this game as fun and as great as it is by adding solid controls, smooth gameplay, a great cast of characters and dialogue, an interesting plot, good music and beautiful old-school 2-D artwork. And on top of all this added multiple endings, several boss battles, tons of items to collect, all kinds of added secret bonuses and special challenges, various and considerably different methods of playing through the game depending on your actions, competition ranking features and an extremely high replay value. For a freeware game it is fairly lengthy too. Cave Story is by far the best freeware game I have ever had the honor of playing through and certainly one of the best games I’ve played.

I've taken the liberty of sharing this with you fine folks because while Cave Story is styled more similarly to classic console titles such as Metroid and Contra, it carries the appeal and nostalgia of a homebrewed shareware game. Really neat stuff.

I don't understand the value "9"| Your Command?
Friday, November 4th, 2005
7:17 am
Good news for point-and-click adventure fans
Taken from LUCASMacs:

The next big thing from the ScummVM team is something called Residual. Why "Residual?" It's called that because Residual covers what ScummVM didn't get around to, namely Grim Fandango and Escape from Monkey Island. Residual is still in early early development and may never be finished (after all, ScummVM and Residual are both free time projects), but if it is complete, it will allow Mac OS X users to play Grim Fandango using nothing more than the PC CD's that can still be bought in stores, and maybe eventually also run Escape From Monkey Island in OS X without having to run Classic or boot into 9. Keep your eye on ScummVM.org for Residual news.

I don't understand the value "1"| Your Command?
Tuesday, November 1st, 2005
7:56 pm
Okay, so an awkward third post in a row here. I'm sorry, talking about awesome old games just keeps awakening memories.

One of the best games I ever had was called Loony Labyrinth, which is saying a lot, because it's a pinball game. Now, I enjoy the occasional round of pinball, but I'm usually not too crazy about it. Loony Labyrinth, however, was an awesome game, just in the sense that you could never go far enough. Its coolest feature was the ability to "make the machine go back in time," by spelling out all the letters in Loony Labyrinth. When this happened, the machine kept its layout, but all the rules changed, meaning that in the end, as long as you were good enough, you got two games in one.

And I can safely say that if my computer would have installed it correctly, I'd still be playing it to this day, I enjoy(ed) it that much.
I don't understand the value "1"| Your Command?
6:44 pm
Entry Again!
As I was responding to The Girl Genius's latest entry, I just remembered an awesome game.

Who here remembers playing Iz and Auggie Escape from Dimension Q? I borrowed it from the library at least twice, and I absolutely loved that game! Both it and the Elroy series (Goes Bugzerk and Hits the Pavement) were awesome games from Headbone, and I only wish they would have made more of them.

I so miss Iz and Auggie! A friend and fellow I&A fanatic and I recently borrowed the game from the library (we're both 18, but no matter how old we are, if the game's good, it's worth borrowing it from the library if it'll work), but my computer's too young, and even in OS9 mode, I&A freezes when I try to get to Level 2. Huge bummer =^(

Still one of the greatest games in existence, though (right after Shadow Wraith, which I was also crazy about, up until I got to the level with eighteen switches and a few too many doors).
Your Command?
6:35 pm
Just Another Community? Guess Again!
Hello all, I've just joined this here community, and was shocked, pleased, and very amused to recognize the screenshot on the community's userinfo page. My cousin had that game on his old computer (when I was like ten; I'm 18 now) and would let me play it from time to time. Could never beat anyone besides...... the hyperactive one, the nerd, and occasionally, the drunk lizard (never played it long enough to learn names).

Anyway, I confess that many games of mine can't even be talked about in this group, such as Warcraft 3. However, I am reassured that I can talk about both Warcrafts 1 and 2, both of which were awesome games. I was addicted to WC2 for the longest time (even the demo, until I finally got the real game). Only reason I don't play it nowadays is because it doesn't even work with my eMac's OS9. Well, okay, it technically works, but, map-scrolling is a huge pain (it scrolls 500 MPH no matter what method I use). WC1 still works fine, though, and I enjoy playing it every once in a while. I just wish the cmd-click was valid for that game.

On another note, some favorite games of mine include(d):
Marathon (only had the first one, had a demo of 2 and Infinity),
Escape Velocity (1 and Nova; had the Overdrive demo, didn't like it),
Checkers Deluxe,
Troubled Souls,
Pathways Into Darkness (as is listed in my Interests; indeed, it was by clicking it that I found this group),
F-18 Hornet Classic,
Logical Journey of the Zoombinis Deluxe (bought it when I was ten; barely play it, but oh boy, the memories!),
SimTower (stolen; no matter what my classmate tells me, as far as I'm concerned, he stole it),
SimCity 2000 and 3000 (2000 especially; no loading problems, and more simplistic all in all),
and Diablo 2. I have Diablo (have the Lord of Destruction Battle Chest), it's a good game, but the characters are just too hard for me to use X^P.

I also have/had scads of demos like Ares (I still want that game), Prime Target, GoldDigger, and Barracks (god, that game is the coolest). Wish I had the money to buy myself some of those.... okay, and a good ol' Classic computer I could run them on. I'm hoping to buy one of dad's old OS 8.5 computers; my main concern is simply hooking it up to a screen. I'm pretty sure if I put the CPU under my desk, I just need to find the right cable to hook it up to my eMac. I'm pretty sure there's a plug on the side that lets me do that, but any tips or advice you can give me on this subject would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance, and happy gaming everyone!
I don't understand the value "6"| Your Command?
Thursday, October 13th, 2005
7:41 pm
I can't believe I found this community. I used to play these games as a kid on the first computer we had. There was one that was a Medieval quest and it actually had cocaine in it. I couldn't get past the level with the dragon in the cave. Does anybody know the name of that game? And if you can play it anywhere other than an ancient mac?
I don't understand the value "5"| Your Command?
Friday, September 30th, 2005
10:10 pm
Um. Hey there! I stumbled on this community by pure chance, and I’m pretty glad I did. I’ve been into Mac gaming ever since I was a wee tot with a humble IIci (and later on, a 68k Performa), and this looks like a fairly groovy place to hang out. Nice to meetcha all. Escape Velocity, Lemmings, SimCity 2000, Avernum and Midnight Rescue are all big favorites of mine.

Also, a bit of an announcement (hopefully, I’m not terribly late on this):

If you had More After Dark, chances are you’ll at least vaguely remember a cute, whimsical space shooter called Lunatic Fringe. If so, then I’ve got good news for you: with this application, you’ll be able to play it on OS X - provided, of course, that you have the original module.

Unfortunately for me, my dad seems to have misplaced his old After Dark floppies. If someone would be kind enough to point me in the direction of another source (or mail it to me, if you wish), I’d greatly appreciate it. Oh, and I already know of Macintosh Garden, so there's no need to suggest it. For some reason, nearly all of their After Dark files are unavailable for download, and the ones that are don’t contain the Fringe module. Odd.

Thanks in advance!
I don't understand the value "5"| Your Command?
Thursday, September 29th, 2005
1:09 pm
Some of my favorite classic games:

Scarab of Ra
Radical Castle or Castle of Ert (whichever had the Oracle that was a Mac Plus)
Hot Air Balloon
Star Roids
Carmen Sandiego (World, Europe, USA, Time)
SimCity 2000, SimIsle, SimFarm, SimTower
Cannon Fodder

I miss my old SE with System 6.


Current Mood: nostalgic
I don't understand the value "4"| Your Command?
Thursday, September 8th, 2005
5:34 pm
From Games to Ringtones...
Hey gamesters!! I noticed that this community is a fan of Sierra and Dr Brain (so am I!! I was beginning to despair of finding anybody who knew what the Island of Dr Brain was lol!!).

I have a question - I've just bought myself a new mobile phone, and it doesn't have composer (apparently it wasn't a popular feature so they don't make Composer phones anymore). Well... The Island of Dr Brain theme music was my ringtone on my old Nokia 3310 (I composed it in there myself *grins proudly*), but I can only put mp3s/polyphonic/truetone ringtones on my new mobile - so does anybody know where/how I can get the theme tunes to all my old favourites?
I don't understand the value "2"| Your Command?
Saturday, March 12th, 2005
8:56 pm
Belated eulogy.
I'd like to offer a tip of the mug to Jef Raskin, who passed away on February 26 at the age of 61. Raskin was one of Apple's earliest employees and was responsible for spearheading the Macintosh project in 1979. He will be missed.
Your Command?
Thursday, March 10th, 2005
4:00 am
Opening Night
Hey everyone,

I am looking for a game called Opening Night. It was a game made by the MECC company (the people who made Oregon Trail, etc) and you could use the voiceovers to create scenes and plays and stuff. I think it was made circa 1997-98.

If any one has information on where I could find it, that would be SO wonderful.
Your Command?
Friday, February 25th, 2005
3:46 pm
2,000 lbs of food for the oxen to carry, A Doctor to cure the cholera and dysentary.
Hello. Remember the Oregon Trail game we all played in elementary school in those brand new, all mac computer labs? And we would name our family members after our friends... what a great era. Anyways, a while ago I obtained an old Mac plus and bought the Oregon Trail (for only 3 bucks!). I was wondering if anyone had any favorite classic Mac games they could recomend for me and where I might find them. Thanks!
p.s. does anyone remember "Manhole"? I need to find a copy of that!

Current Mood: totally creeped out
I don't understand the value "8"| Your Command?
Thursday, January 27th, 2005
10:42 pm
The funniest classic mac game
In my opinion, the funniest classic Mac game is... The Lawn Zapper!
I loved the sound when the lawn mower explodes. The shabby graphics made it even funnier.
I think it was there around 1992.

Other games I remember:
Spacestation Pheta (Lode-Runner like game. Wow, still available.)
Bird Race
StuntCopter+ (a game of dropping people off a helicopter, so they survive)
Zero Gravity (nice background music)
Color Mac (makes a color illusion on the screen of a B&W Mac)
Billiard Parlour
I don't understand the value "2"| Your Command?
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