PC games for luddites

edited 25 March 2020 at 5:19PM in Gaming MoneySaving
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edited 25 March 2020 at 5:19PM in Gaming MoneySaving
Hi all

With staying in a lot more at the current time, my version of 'Delta Force Land Warrior' is getting a bit samey !

Any PC games out there, of a similar age, similar simple usage, and able to work with my Windows 10 PC ?

Not a great fan of internet games sites like Miniclip, sorry, just my thing.

Keep safe and healthy

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  • edited 25 March 2020 at 5:56PM
    dan958dan958 Forumite
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    edited 25 March 2020 at 5:56PM
    Hi all

    With staying in a lot more at the current time, my version of 'Delta Force Land Warrior' is getting a bit samey !

    Any PC games out there, of a similar age, similar simple usage, and able to work with my Windows 10 PC ?

    Not a great fan of internet games sites like Miniclip, sorry, just my thing.

    Keep safe and healthy
    What sort of game are you looking for, multiplayer or singleplayer? In the early 00s, I was hooked on Medal of Honor Allied Assualt. Soldier of Fortune, Tribes, Unreal Tournament, Deus Ex, Half Life, Counter Strike.
  • Baby_Mechanic_1Baby_Mechanic_1 Forumite
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    dan958 said:
    What sort of game are you looking for, multiplayer or singleplayer? In the early 00s, I was hooked on Medal of Honor Allied Assualt. Soldier of Fortune, Tribes, Unreal Tournament, Deus Ex, Half Life, Counter Strike.
    Thanks for replying.

    It would be single player.
    Watching the guys on 'Big Bang Theory' play their multiplayer games sends me off to my Luddite friendly cave :smiley: 

    I used to have Microsoft WW2 flight sims before I moved to Windows !0
    I would also play Microprose 'Grand Prix' in the day.

    Hope that makes some sense ?
  • dan958dan958 Forumite
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    dan958 said:
    What sort of game are you looking for, multiplayer or singleplayer? In the early 00s, I was hooked on Medal of Honor Allied Assualt. Soldier of Fortune, Tribes, Unreal Tournament, Deus Ex, Half Life, Counter Strike.
    Thanks for replying.

    It would be single player.
    Watching the guys on 'Big Bang Theory' play their multiplayer games sends me off to my Luddite friendly cave :smiley: 

    I used to have Microsoft WW2 flight sims before I moved to Windows !0
    I would also play Microprose 'Grand Prix' in the day.

    Hope that makes some sense ?
    I'll recommend some newer games as well, but just make sure your PC meets the recomended specs.

     I think the top ww2 combat flight sim at the moment is IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad https://store.steampowered.com/app/307960/IL2_Sturmovik_Battle_of_Stalingrad/

    Microsoft are soon releasing a new normal flight sim; https://www.xbox.com/en-GB/games/microsoft-flight-simulator
    F1 2019 is currently of the 'Humble Monthly' where you can get that game and a bunch of others for £12 and the  cancel your subscription https://www.humblebundle.com/subscription 

    If you are into sim games, I also recommend Euro Truck Simulator 2/ American Truck Simulator https://store.steampowered.com/app/227300/Euro_Truck_Simulator_2/ https://store.steampowered.com/app/270880/American_Truck_Simulator/


  • Baby_Mechanic_1Baby_Mechanic_1 Forumite
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    Hi Dan 958

    Thanks for the suggestions, I'll have a mooch at them.

    Whilst searching for the correct spelling of Microprose, I came across this -

    www.retrogames.cz/play_454-DOS.php?language+EN

    Luddites Nirvana !!!  :)
  • edited 31 March 2020 at 9:12AM
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    edited 31 March 2020 at 9:12AM
    Hi! Can you write your pc spec?
  • teddysmumteddysmum Forumite
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    Microsoft have a month's membership for £1, thereafter £3.99, where you can download Xbox games on to play on a pc.
    Only a few days ago, I found that Windows 10 does not play games from discs, so I am desperate to have  my old pc, running 7 , sorted so I can play a number of disc games, as yet unplayed.  (I was testing some Windows 7 games to give to a charity and assumed either the games wouldn't play on 10 or my newer  laptop was faulty, until I looked on line and found that some reckon Microsoft has blocked disc loading so people buy online downloads.
  • edited 20 May 2020 at 8:48AM
    dan958dan958 Forumite
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    edited 20 May 2020 at 8:48AM
    teddysmum said:
    until I looked on line and found that some reckon Microsoft has blocked disc loading so people buy online downloads.
    I don't think that is true at all.
    Some (albeit a very VERY small amount) PC games still have disc releases (although most physical copies just come with a steam code). But if you are trying to play older games, you may just run into compatibility issues.

    The other issue you may run into is that the copy protection software they used to use, is no longer used (although there are ways around this, such as adding the drivers manually, but not recommended).
    If you want to play older games, best go to Gog.
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