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Finding a very old PC game.
Finding a very old PC game. –
I've been trying to think of a game my dad had on our computer I had as a very young kid. The game was on a 5.5" floppy disk, and the only memory I have off the game, was that I could never play the game because I couldn't finish whatever quest was needed to open the gate.
I would try to go through the gate, and the gate would come down and kill my character. It was with knights and wizards and such--medieval flavor, but all I remember is the metal gate that would kill my character. I've been trying to remember for years. I still have every old PC game I owned from the late 80s, early 90s, but I can't seem to find it in the pile. It's gotten to the point where I'm going to assemble an older Windows 3.1 or MS-DOS computer and try every disc until I find it. Whenever I look around, I think maybe its one of the King's Quests games, but I just cannot put it together.
I was a 4, maybe 5 year old boy, who was out-shined by a metal gate. With y'alls suggestions, I'd like to show that metal gate whose boss 20 years later.
Appreciate the help. I've been playing the old UFO Defense and UFO Terror from the Deep games to pass the time. Wish they would make a new UFO game that remained true to the old series.
It sounds like one of the first 3 Kings Quest games. Was it a game of that genre? Type in actions and whatnot?
it could also be a heroes quest game.... i played all of those back in the late 80s too! back when my monitor was monochrome and i had to use simcga to emulate a color screen in monochrome orange/green for those games that only played in color! ahh, the memories! but yes, heroes quest, king's quest, space quest.... sierra on-line was the BEST!
I think your in the right area. I've had a 'well...maybe' moment thinking about the king's quest games. It was definitely that style of game. If I remember correctly I couldn't figure out what I needed to input to keep the gate open. When you came up to the gate it give you a description of it, but if you try to go straight through it comes down on you. But maybe %'m confusing myself. A lot of what you bring up is identical memories to what I have sel2killa. Thanks to you, & Chesh for the post. You need to stop being so helpful to me on here and TL. I'm going to go dig through my old floppies & see what I come up with. If I find this game it'll push my pc/ps3 gaming to the backburner.
If anyone else has any thoughts or guesses or even just memories of these old games, I'd love to hear it.
a few years ago i went on a quest to retrieve all of my old data from when i was a kid using 5.25 floppies... several thrift stores later i happened to on an intact 5.25 drive and proceeded to install into my desktop and get the data. i remember having HUNDREDS of those floppies, a lot of single games that spanned across multiple floppy disks.... ironically, after putting all the data onto my computer, it all fit onto a SINGLE cd-r UNZIPPED!! funny stuff! anyhow, i do have copies of my original installation files if you're interested? here's a list:
the bard's tale - tales of the unknown
the bard's tale 2 - the destiny knight
the bard's tale 3 - thief of fate
the bard's tale 4 - dragon wars
hero's quest - the quest for glory
space quest - the sarien encounter
space quest 2 - vohaul's revenge
space quest 3 - the pirates of pestulon
space quest 5 - the next mutation
space quest 12 - vohaul's revenge 2
from what i remember reading, maybe around 2002/2003, was that a lot of the old dos games from the pcxt/at of the 80s are now considered freeware. sierra on-line became sierra entertainment and is still somewhat in the business these days, but nowhere near as big as they were in the original ibm days
oh, i just remembered where my kings quest games are! i'll have to retrieve & extract those games and add it to my collection too! incidentally, ALL of the above listed games only occupies 28Mb!!
Dozens of his father's game is age?
no, they were all my games... i was around 10yrs old when i got my first ibm pc in the 80s. it sported dual 5.25 floppies, no hdd, an orange monochrome monitor and a dot matrix printer - all for $1200 in 1985!
Originally Posted by jicksun007