What was the first PC Game you remember playing?

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    floppybootstomp sugar 'n spikes Moderator

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    Well, what was it? Not a console game, a PC Game which for most of us will probably mean playing something on a machine such as an Intel 386.

    Got this idea from the Ubisoft site.

    I'm not sure a BBC Micro counts as a PC but if so then for me it was Chuckie Egg.

    But the game I really remember as being the first was Doom II on a brother-in-law's 486 machine whilst visiting him in Somerset.

    I didn't own a computer at the time but he copied the three Doom disks for me and as luck would have it I was given an old computer from a place where I done some work, it may have been an 8086 or something like that.

    Changed the motherboard to a 386 (the CPU was hard soldered in place with a tiny passive heatsink) and I was away playing Doom II.
     
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    Microprose GP and Doom. Both played on and friends 386 PC which was if memory serves me right was running OS2 which a year later was upgraded to a 486.
     
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    Treasure Island Dizzy on the ZX Spectrum +2 128K was one of the first if I remember correctly. I was pretty young, about 8 or 10 at a guess as it would have been late '80's, We had a few games on that, Super Stunt Man was another I have fond memories of, along with Double Dragon, Altered Beast, Golden Axe maybe too?




    As for a proper PC game it was Star wars Tie Fighter Wars. Must have been '94-96 round a friends house on his dad's fancy new computer. no idea of the specs or details though, I just remember it was his pride and joy at the time.

    http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Wars:_TIE_Fighter



    I think Sim City 2000 was another we played quite a lot.
     
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    Amstrad PCW 128 running the OS CP/M (MS stole it and called it DOS) and played a chess game & Pacman ... on a green screen monitor. :nod:

    In the same 'office' I had a Whearns (sic, made in Singapore) 286 PC that had a 386 experimental daughterboard in one of the riser slots ... I played an early version of, I think, PGA Golf on it with Nettie.

    The mid-late 80s :eek: :D
     
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    Jetpac Speccy 48

    Was that even classed as a PC by todays standards? lol
     
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    The first game I remember playing was Gauntlet on my step-brother's old Amstrad computer. I used to love it!



    That old Amstrad became the PC my parents used to run their business for a while, so I wasn't allowed to play games on it after that.

    My dad had a Sega Megadrive, and when we were visiting him we used to play on Aladdin, that was always good fun :)



    My brother got a Playstation when we were younger, and he would occasionally let me play on it, but I used to enjoy just watching too.
     
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    What a good idea for a thread, @floppybootstomp :D.

    You've just summed up my childhood! I had a Spectrum 48K, then got a +2 128K a few years later. That Dizzy game brings back a lot of memories and was the game I remember the most (along with Fantasy World Dizzy)! Double Dragon, Altered Beast and Golden Axe were my favourite games on the MegaDrive that I got a few years later.

    As for PC games, my first PC was a very old 8086 PC (a lot older than I was at the time!). Prince of Persia and Space Quest were the games that I remember the most.
     
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    Yeah I have fond memories of the Spectrum, the noise and the wait when loading a game, the rage when you accidentally hit the bloody reset button!

    We had a MegaDrive too, Desert Strike, Jungle Strike, Streets of Rage, Sonic, Road Rash 2! It was made even better as we thought we were getting a Master System for Christmas as money was tight. You should have seem our faces when we ripped open the wrapping paper!
     
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    Tomb Raider on an Athlon Thunderbird powered pc with a SIS graphics card. :cool:
     
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    floppybootstomp sugar 'n spikes Moderator

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    I had an Athlon Thunderbird 850 Mhz in an Abit KT7 Motherboard, overclocked to 1Ghz with the aid of a few pencil lines. Probably used a Voodoo 3DFX Grafix card.

    I mentioned only PC games but my kids had a Sega Megadrive (The 'Genesis' model that took cartridges) which I often commandeered after they'd gone to bed. Played loads of games on that - Aladdin, Sonic and my favourite was Mickey Mouses Castle Of Illusion which I actually managed to finish. Which, considering there was no save option, I think was pretty good.

    A version of the Mickey Mouse Castle game was released for PC but the publishers/developers made a right pigs ear of it sad to say.
     
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    Shame I had to get rid of the good old Thunderbird but it would not play You Tube vids or some of the modern games (we are talking 2004 here) and made a heap of noise and I could not upgrade the GFX card.
    Bought it second hand of flea bay. Took me a month to figure out why it kept crashing. A £5 cooling fan fixed that. Took me another month to figure out that I had a pirated Windows which I could not reinstall. So I bought a legit version, cost me three times what I paid for the pc. I did all that from a Bush TV internet box.
    Good old girl was still running well when it went to that great scrapyard in the sky.

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    It was either Half Life or Deus Ex. I can't remember which one I played first
     
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    Both great games to start with :D. I played the original Halflife very late on, I wish I'd played it sooner.
     
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    Yeah, I was late on both of them. That's really why I can't remember which one I played first. But they were great and got me started on my path to PC gaming
     
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    I remember this Aladdin game, we used to play it on a console though, I can't remember if it was SNES or Sega Genesis :fool:

    But the very earliest PC game I remember playing was Lemmings. Those little guys would just walk over the edge to their death :eek:

    Shortly after that I played Wheel of Fortune on a green screen computer on those large floppy discs :nod:
     
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