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#4456844 - 01/11/19 12:51 AM Maybe this is old news, but steam has a lot of classic sims on it  
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i was just casually looking for falcon 4, and found a bunch of classic sims like b-17, f117 ,falcon 3.0,f-14 fleet defender,knights of the sky

Sems retroism is a publisher who is bringing those old games back. if only EA would do the same with their sims......

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#4456846 - 01/11/19 12:56 AM Re: Maybe this is old news, but steam has a lot of classic sims on it [Re: Blade_RJ]  
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#4456877 - 01/11/19 07:51 AM Re: Maybe this is old news, but steam has a lot of classic sims on it [Re: Blade_RJ]  
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There's lot's of good stuff available. You do need to read the forums though, some of them don't play nice with modern windows and there can be a few hoops. Retrosim have probably got better with this.

I recall Taskforce 1942 came with it's original copy protection - identifying the image of the ship from the printed microprose manual.

#4456885 - 01/11/19 10:57 AM Re: Maybe this is old news, but steam has a lot of classic sims on it [Re: Vitesse]  
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Originally Posted by Vitesse

I recall Taskforce 1942 came with it's original copy protection - identifying the image of the ship from the printed microprose manual.


I remember something like that was used with the first B-17 by MicroProse. A code wheel of some sort that you had to line up correctly based on a phrase on-screen when starting the game. Anybody else remember this?


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#4456886 - 01/11/19 11:34 AM Re: Maybe this is old news, but steam has a lot of classic sims on it [Re: semmern]  
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Originally Posted by semmern


A code wheel of some sort that you had to line up correctly based on a phrase on-screen when starting the game. Anybody else remember this?



Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe used it as well. Quite a few sims from the late 80's and early 90's used that sort of copy protection.


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#4456914 - 01/11/19 03:43 PM Re: Maybe this is old news, but steam has a lot of classic sims on it [Re: Blade_RJ]  
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GOG has most of them as well which it what I go with. The only one I think GOG doesn't have is Fleet Defender... <sigh>..... ;-)

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#4456943 - 01/11/19 09:15 PM Re: Maybe this is old news, but steam has a lot of classic sims on it [Re: Scott Elson]  
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Originally Posted by Scott Elson
GOG has most of them as well which it what I go with. The only one I think GOG doesn't have is Fleet Defender... <sigh>..... ;-)

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i know folks have been asking them, so it will problably come

#4456983 - 01/12/19 09:15 AM Re: Maybe this is old news, but steam has a lot of classic sims on it [Re: Blade_RJ]  
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It's better to buy these much older games on GOG since they actually are improving these games regarding playing them on new OS. AFAIK Steam doesn't do that.

#4456990 - 01/12/19 12:28 PM Re: Maybe this is old news, but steam has a lot of classic sims on it [Re: Blade_RJ]  
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And GOG guarantees the game will run on your system. If not, you have 30 days to get your money back.

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#4457030 - 01/12/19 07:29 PM Re: Maybe this is old news, but steam has a lot of classic sims on it [Re: Blade_RJ]  
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Can anyone check GOG for sims? Seems there was plenty a while ago like A-10 Cuba and F/A-18 but seems to be missing.

#4457091 - 01/13/19 04:20 AM Re: Maybe this is old news, but steam has a lot of classic sims on it [Re: Blade_RJ]  
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I have a bunch of old sims running in DOSBox, but I’m sure I’m not running them with the best DOSBox config. Any hints here?


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