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Stuck in the past

November 4, 2009 5 comments

I have Windows 7 installed and its REALLY nice. So much faster and better than XP. But my home machine’s main use is for gaming and net surfing. I’ve been slacking on the PC gaming front for the last few years. New games just cost way too much. Marriage and children will make you sensible and thrifty like that.

I have spent the last week installing and updating (taking up most of my 5GB Verizon wireless monthly limit – which stinks) and the last 3 nights installing old DOS games like Wing Commander, Master of Orion, Space Quest (1-5) and my all time favorite Starflight.

Wing Commander MOO Space Quest Starflight

And they all work surprisingly well in Windows 7 with the help of DOS Box.

There really aren’t many new games that appeal to me. I like sci-fi, RPG, Adventure or a mix of all 3. I also enjoy Civ style games.

Anyone have any new game suggestions for a pc game old-timer stuck in the past?

Categories: Gaming, Windows

7 is on its way

October 23, 2009 Comments off

Several months ago I bought a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade from Amazon for $50. Yesterday it finally shipped! Yippee!

I skipped over Vista but installed the 7 beta back in the spring to test it out and really liked it. Can’t wait until it gets here.

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