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    Star Trek Online?

    Yeah, "maxing out" your character is one issue in this type of game (and SimCity 3000 is guilty of the same level of involvement, for different reasons). However, I don't see MMORPGs as "addictions;" rather, I see them as "addictive," hence the reason that it's tough to let go of Star Trek...
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    Star Trek Online?

    You know, maybe my terminology is way off. Aren't RPG's and MMO's almost the same thing? It's the idea of spending lots of time (and money) building up your character in an RPG that turns me off, not the idea of playing the game itself. Looking it up on wikipedia, an MMORPG is one type of...
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    Star Trek Online?

    Good for Bethesda! I had hoped that, eventually, Activision wouldn't be the only game in town (pun not intended). What type of game is "Fallout"?
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    Star Trek Online?

    I can understand how I would get solid hours of enjoyment out of some games (Wing Commander 4, Duke Nukem 3D, and SimCity 3000, for instance), but my ex-roommate seemed to have a near-addiction to playing World of Warcraft. (From my perspective, it looked like WoW had taken over or run his...
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    Your All-Times Favorites

    Being a space cadet, I didn't bother to Google "gameboy alligator pinball," as I would have found out that the name of that game is "Revenge of the Gator." (I changed the above quote to reflect more detail.) And, I'll have to agree with Manboy: "Ah, the memories...."
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    Your All-Times Favorites

    Since I don't play games on consoles much anymore, I forgot about the original Gran Turismo. (Don't care for its sequels.)
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    Star Trek Online?

    Good point. Let me clarify. I am also guilty of playing SimCity 3000 for hours, because I could build a city that, beyond replacing things like water pumps on a regular basis, pretty much ran itself. (I've tried SimCity 4 and don't like it because it has 50% more complexity.) With Bridge...
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    Your All-Times Favorites

    I haven't played as many games as some of you, and I'll probably get laughed at for my choices here, but what the hay.... :D SimCity 3000 Star Trek: Bridge Commander Wing Commander 4 (WC2 uses older tech, and I never played anything newer) Burning Monkey Solitaire (I've never 1. played...
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    Star Trek Online?

    Personally, I was thrilled to find out that someone else was making a new Star Trek game... until I found out that at least one was of the Everquest- or World of Warcraft-style. A guy I used to live with played the latter for hours every day, and it scared me to see what a time sink that was...
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    Run All Old WC Games in DOSBox Walkthrough

    I looked through the <Alt>-O menu to try changing/fixing this issue. No dice. I would have to agree with you that the option was maybe clobbered during the transfer. Now that I bring it up, the game is playing from the DVD and not from files and directiories copied onto the hard drive. I...
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    Wing Commander IV DVD Problem

    Hmm... I had the "missing file d:\SC_0010A.VOB" error message myself when I tried to install it. I no longer have the DXR card that this game came with, yet I was able to install the game and, except for an extremely annoying quirk mentioned here...
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    Run All Old WC Games in DOSBox Walkthrough

    I can play the game, with one problem: During the cinematic sequences, when I have to make a choice, I have to switch away from WC4 and back to it to be able to make a choice. On top of that, I can't make my choices with the mouse like I could when I played it years ago (this time, I can only...
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    Run All Old WC Games in DOSBox Walkthrough

    Thank you for correcting me on the DOS vs. Windows thing. I played an even earlier Wing Commander before this one (WC2?), which was DOS-based. Partly because of that, I didn't catch the difference (despite blatantly obvious error messages, smooth installation, and strange gameplay behavior)...
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    Run All Old WC Games in DOSBox Walkthrough

    I've read through this entire thread, and am an advanced user. I have the WC4 double-sided DVD that came with a DXR card. (I no longer have the card, but I do have fond memories of WC4, which is my reason for installing it on my 1GHz Athlon Box. This machine has 512MB RAM, an nVidia GeForce...
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