Morning Discussion

Give thanks for your deity of choice, for it is Friday. Biggest news around these parts today is probably the Team Fortress 2 update from last night, so is Badlands a good place? I'm sure we'll see many a Shackbattle running amok there. In news of other things that Shackers love, we've got a tenative list for upcoming ways that Rock Band will take all your lunch money, and leave you asking for more.

Often with gaming, there might be a ton of great great games and too little time. With multiplayer games, that's really all the more tragic to try and play something without proper cohorts. So, in this thread, dig out one of your old games, and see if you can't find someone to play it with.

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    February 15, 2008 6:40 AM

    In this thread, we dig up an old multiplayer game that should get a bit more love, or maybe see if someone has already suggested it. If you have a good guide for using a Duke3d port, or how to get Carmageddon working on modern machines, this would be a fantastic place for it.

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      February 15, 2008 6:44 AM

      Wacky Wheels. that's all i have :(

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        February 15, 2008 9:39 AM

        YESSSSSS. Thank you, forgot the name.

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        February 15, 2008 10:26 AM

        OH YEAH. I played this game a ridiculous amount.

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      February 15, 2008 6:45 AM

      Stunt car racer on amiga was fab.

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      February 15, 2008 6:45 AM

      Doom 2.

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      February 15, 2008 6:45 AM

      Die by the Sword on the Wii!

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      February 15, 2008 6:46 AM

      Worms Armageddon, anyone know how to get it working on XP?

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      February 15, 2008 6:46 AM

      LFire CTF for Quake II best multiplayer game ever, even @56k

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        February 15, 2008 6:49 AM

        you misspelled "Loki's Minion CTF" you smelly idiot

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          February 15, 2008 6:52 AM

          I am so up for digging out LMCTF...I actually have the install files on a CD. The CD has a lot of demos and stuff from one of the most famous LMCTF tournaments...maybe I'll dig that out for everyone.

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            February 15, 2008 7:02 AM

            you didn't happen to be [DT]ImageOmega did you?

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              February 15, 2008 7:03 AM

              Yeah ;)

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                February 15, 2008 7:16 AM

                wonder what Swamp, Timber and Drake are up to.

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                  February 15, 2008 7:30 AM

                  I think I may actually have Drake's email...and I know ICQ saves your friend list.

                  Haven't talked to Swamp/Timber in a long long time. I did go up and LAN w/ them in Chicago at one point and time. This was when Swamp was trying to get more into the 1on1 scene and join u238.

                  Ah...memories, let me see if I do have Drake's email.

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      February 15, 2008 6:46 AM

      Jones in the Fast Lane!

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      February 15, 2008 6:47 AM

      Halo CE for the PC. It fixed a lot of the bad netcode that shipped with the original game, and some of the user made maps were fantastic!

      Unfortunately no one seemed to care that master chief telelagged across the maps in standard Halo PC and so only about 200 people seemed to download CE -

      A shame, because it was a really fun game while it was popular (CE)

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      February 15, 2008 6:47 AM

      AvP

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        February 15, 2008 6:50 AM

        I was just about to post this as well.... AvP2 as well...

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          February 15, 2008 6:52 AM

          Well see then maybe you two should think about a Shackbattle. That's what this thread is all about.

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          February 15, 2008 6:54 AM

          I was talking about AvP2 w/ my boss the other day... god I loved that game on the LAN

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          February 15, 2008 1:21 PM

          Just played some AvP2 yesterday! Netcode in that game is still horrible.

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        February 15, 2008 9:56 AM

        seconded! this and avp2

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      February 15, 2008 6:48 AM

      Quake Future vs. Fantasy! Go go crazy sword wielding fighter!!!

      http://fvfonline.com/

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      February 15, 2008 6:48 AM

      SiN DM

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        February 15, 2008 7:31 AM

        Reminder: If you want to play "SiN" on Windows Vista, you must have the latest drivers for your video card from the card manufacturer, not the drivers that ship with Vista or are available on Windows Update.

        The drivers put up on Windows Update do not have the OpenGL ICD's, and the OpenGL ICD that ships with Vista is the v1.0 software ICD only.

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      February 15, 2008 6:49 AM

      I used to play Outlaws by Lucasarts over a modem with my friend. Good times =]

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        February 15, 2008 6:51 AM

        Outlaws was awesome, I used to hang out on #Outlaws_Players on some irc network. Nice community, much preferred it over The Zone.

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      February 15, 2008 6:52 AM

      I have a hunch Dark Forces 2: Jedi Knight would be fucking fantastic today if anyone could get it to run and if MSN Zone was still the shit. lol

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        February 15, 2008 6:55 AM

        Still runs on xp last time I checked, and you can direct connect to an ip.

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      February 15, 2008 6:53 AM

      Warbirds! http://www.totalsims.com/
      Sign up and save the most awesome game ever :(

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      February 15, 2008 6:53 AM

      starcraft brood war.

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        February 15, 2008 7:07 AM

        I still play with a bunch of friends - we play the AI - if you ever want to play SM me and I'll set something up sometime

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          February 15, 2008 9:53 AM

          sounds awesome :D

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      February 15, 2008 6:56 AM

      Rainbow Six Rogue Spear PC and Ghost Recon PC (the first and only really good one)

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        February 15, 2008 7:56 AM

        I just bought Ghost Recon and Island thunder for Xbox to play over live with a friend on my 360 but the mic won't work. It's a "known issue"

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      February 15, 2008 6:56 AM

      Warcraft 2 was great over bnet. BGH no air

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      February 15, 2008 6:56 AM

      Heretic

      Turning your foes into chickens and killing them.

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      February 15, 2008 6:56 AM

      bow down to Rise of the Triad.

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      February 15, 2008 6:57 AM

      TFC Hunted >_<

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        February 15, 2008 6:59 AM

        I want to hunt fatty too. :(

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        February 15, 2008 7:04 AM

        So true. That was such a great game.

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          February 15, 2008 7:05 AM

          Seriously. This is what had me excited for TF2 for all those years. Now there is a TF2 and it's nothing like Hunted.

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        February 15, 2008 2:41 PM

        Fortress Forever made a pretty good attempt at making this for the more recent source engine.

        I don't know if anybody plays Fortress Forever anymore, though.

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      February 15, 2008 6:57 AM

      Quake 2 DM, Lithium mod. Tokays Towers please.

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      February 15, 2008 6:58 AM

      Wing Commander Armada I believe it was. OMFG I loved to play that with a friend of mine. We would kind of RP the interactions between the races and their exploration. Then i would pwn his fucking face with my kilrathi ships

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      February 15, 2008 6:58 AM

      Nothing beats Team DM in Half Life 1

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      February 15, 2008 7:11 AM

      You know what'd be cool? If the shack had a dedicated "old game" server which rotated old games on a weekly basis. Every week you could check in and see which game is playing and if you had it you could jump in for old style goodness. Having it change games on a weekly basis would allow those that don't own the game to have time to hunt down a copy.

      Of course.. the server operator would have to have a gigantic library of old MP games.

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      February 15, 2008 7:17 AM

      Giant Citizen: Kabuto MP would be absolutely awesome.

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        February 15, 2008 7:19 AM

        I'd be up for that, for sure.

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        February 15, 2008 7:26 AM

        Extreme fun, until someone who is using hacks joins the server. Then you just get Kabuto, and toss that guy over and over as far out to sea as possible :)

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        February 15, 2008 7:40 AM

        I think I still have the discs for this...

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        February 15, 2008 7:44 AM

        I played the hell out of that, back in the day. I still always have it installed, so I'd be down to fire up a ShackBattle Giants Edition.

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        February 15, 2008 7:45 AM

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        February 15, 2008 7:53 AM

        Fuck yes, a LAN party classic.

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        February 15, 2008 8:12 AM

        This is played every time my buddies and I have our annual LAN gathering. The asymmetrical teams and kooky weapons always make it enjoyable.

        Besides, few things cause more laughs than throwing a Mecc back at his own helicopter, sending it crashing to the ground with the rest of the crew still on board.

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        February 15, 2008 9:46 AM

        I loved that game. Eating the little guys to make my Giant bigger was fuckin fun.

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          February 15, 2008 9:49 AM

          Impaling them on spikes for later snack :D

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        February 15, 2008 9:55 AM

        i remmeber this game, I was pretty young when it came out. It was rad though.

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        February 15, 2008 9:56 AM

        So, really, are there enough of us to do a Giants ShackBattle?

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      February 15, 2008 7:27 AM

      MissionForce Cyberstorm.

      An old Earthsiege-series game, turn-based, hex-based mecha combat. Had just the right mix of complexity and accessibility. Great fun. Should have gotten a lot more love.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MissionForce:_CyberStorm

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        February 15, 2008 8:08 AM

        Dude, if I can find my copy of it, I'd be all about playing. I bet Hamachi would support it.

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          February 15, 2008 9:34 AM

          I still have it. Long ago I tried burning it and sending it to a friend so we could do MP, but it wouldn't work. I figured there was some sort of funky copy protection that disallowed it, and we just left it at that.

          Now I feel like playing again. ...

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        February 15, 2008 8:53 AM

        I played through it once and had a ton of fun. I never managed to play it on XP/new systems though, it always had some problems (don't even remember what, but I couldn't google a solution either.)

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      February 15, 2008 7:28 AM

      Magic Carpet pls

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      February 15, 2008 7:31 AM

      Rune. Only game that I ever cut someone's arms off and then beat him to death with them.

      Also... vikings on trampolines!

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      February 15, 2008 7:33 AM

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      February 15, 2008 7:44 AM

      [deleted]

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        February 15, 2008 9:58 AM

        i'll second this. but i'm going to add Tribes Vengeance because i enjoyed the MP demo.

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      February 15, 2008 7:44 AM

      Midtown Madness.

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        February 15, 2008 7:59 AM

        holy fucking shit yes

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        February 15, 2008 8:53 AM

        Fuck Yes!
        Why won't Microsoft make this game backwards compatible for the 360?

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      February 15, 2008 7:46 AM

      ReVolt. played that shit for HOURS on LANs. :D

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      February 15, 2008 7:49 AM

      I want an MMO version of Mail Order Monsters.

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      February 15, 2008 7:52 AM

      Carmageddon works on DosBox but good luck getting the Glide version working, I have tried and tried. :(

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        February 15, 2008 7:57 AM

        dognose posted a way a while ago, but you had to pay $10 for some software or something.

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      February 15, 2008 7:55 AM

      QUAKE III

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        February 15, 2008 9:31 AM

        I'm waiting on QuakeZero to make a revival of this

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      February 15, 2008 7:55 AM

      Some plain old Unreal Tournament with DM_Morpheus! That is currently killing productivity at our office - thank god for 10 year old system requirements.

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      February 15, 2008 8:00 AM

      Soldier for Fortune 2

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      February 15, 2008 8:01 AM

      I only got to play SOLDAT once with shackers, it seemed really fun.

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      February 15, 2008 8:03 AM

      I wish Tribes Vengeance had caught on. :(

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        February 15, 2008 8:08 AM

        me too.... played the hell out of that game. Tribes CTF > all

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        February 15, 2008 8:10 AM

        You and I both.

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          February 15, 2008 9:06 AM

          did you guys play? community was so small we should have run into each other all the time

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            February 15, 2008 9:34 AM

            You guys know GateKeeper?

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            February 15, 2008 10:19 AM

            I didn't really play it much, honestly. :/

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      February 15, 2008 8:04 AM

      QW Matador Runes. Best FFA experience ever!

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      February 15, 2008 8:10 AM

      TRIBES 1

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      February 15, 2008 8:14 AM

      FORSAKEN. EOTMFT

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        February 15, 2008 9:47 AM

        I Loved this game. Me and the kids would play this damn near every night on the N64. I much prefered the PC version, but with only 1 pc, we had to play MP on the N64.

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      February 15, 2008 8:16 AM

      Quake 2 Coop

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      February 15, 2008 8:17 AM

      Threewave Quake1. That and TFC. In fact I while waiting for the TF2 update yesterday, I played some TFC. It's still awesome fun.

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        February 15, 2008 8:20 AM

        Team Fortress Classic God yes.

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        February 15, 2008 8:37 AM

        3wave! I want all of those maps re-made. Make them for TF2! :(

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          February 15, 2008 8:38 AM

          McKinley base with engineers

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            February 15, 2008 8:47 AM

            Hah! That would be so much worse than 2Fort. Maybe a few modifications are needed.

            What was the name of that map that had the two opposing skulls and a quad in the middle?

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        February 15, 2008 8:54 AM

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      February 15, 2008 8:19 AM

      Warrior Kings - great game (if slightly buggy when unpatched and slow) - always wanted to play someone on multiplayer on it but there was never anyone around as I didn't get it til a few years after release. :(

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      February 15, 2008 8:53 AM

      Wheel of Time. Seriously.

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      February 15, 2008 8:54 AM

      Big Red Racing

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      February 15, 2008 9:13 AM

      we need to get the Starcraft band back together again...

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      February 15, 2008 9:22 AM

      dome wars on PC

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      February 15, 2008 9:26 AM

      Smile Kombat

      http://www.smileygames.net/skg

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      February 15, 2008 9:29 AM

      Bushido Blade

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      February 15, 2008 9:30 AM

      System Shock II Coop via Hamachi.

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      February 15, 2008 9:32 AM

      [deleted]

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      February 15, 2008 9:33 AM

      return to castle wolfenstein multiplayer demo (the full game was great too, but the demo got a huge following, just like BF1942's Wake Island demo).

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      February 15, 2008 9:34 AM

      [deleted]

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      February 15, 2008 9:40 AM

      Deathrow! It was only local multiplayer on xbox, they need to redo for next gen and add online multiplayer.

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        February 15, 2008 11:59 AM

        oh yeah- deathrow is so great!

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      February 15, 2008 9:48 AM

      Rocket Jockey

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      February 15, 2008 9:58 AM

      For the love of god, someone make a 4-person multiplayer version of the Atari 2600s Warlords in Flash or Java or Rubies on a Rail or whatever

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      February 15, 2008 10:01 AM

      [deleted]

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        February 15, 2008 1:08 PM

        I'd be down with that! Secret Round Two FTW!!!

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      February 15, 2008 10:02 AM

      Quake1CTF.

      With the normal maps as the CTF maps.

      Strangely enough, a lot of them worked great despite being built for single play.

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      February 15, 2008 10:05 AM

      you guys are all schmucks for overlooking the obvious answer of Interstate '76

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        February 15, 2008 10:10 AM

        Nay, the best answer!

        Seriously I don't think I ever played an online game more obsessively than I'76... sadly nothing has come close in terms of customizability, map choice, and sheer off the wall variety.

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      February 15, 2008 10:06 AM

      NEED FOR SPEED: PORSCHE UNLEASHED

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        February 15, 2008 10:10 AM

        isn't this the worst NFS released? Besides the new ones of course.

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          February 15, 2008 10:14 AM

          OH SHIT. You just unleashed all holy hell.

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          February 15, 2008 10:15 AM

          depends on if you like your games arcade-y this one was first with 4 wheel physics modeling and such. it wasnt perfect, but i had a blast with it. The missions where you are a test driver are sweet. one is they are filming a commercial, and you have to drive....do a 180, shift to reverse, go a little farther, then another 180 to go forward again, then stop in the right spot. so awesome.

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          February 15, 2008 10:25 AM

          OMG....

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          February 15, 2008 11:52 AM

          What the...?

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          February 15, 2008 12:00 PM

          I think I just heard Ajax scream in pain

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          February 15, 2008 12:00 PM

          No.

          Porsche Unleashed is fucking awesome, and i wish they would do another one now.

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          February 15, 2008 1:45 PM

          Oh fuck you, that game was so good.

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          February 15, 2008 2:01 PM

          Sometimes... Sometimes a permaban isn't enough.

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            February 15, 2008 2:37 PM

            it was phrased in the form of a question and not trolling. What was the one where you drive the old style cars and then you get newer ones? Is that PU?

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              February 15, 2008 3:30 PM

              Yes. You start off in the old 1950's era ones and work your way to driving more modern ones. You can also upgrade parts on them and repair damage done to them over the course of racing.

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          February 15, 2008 2:03 PM

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        February 15, 2008 10:23 AM

        It still looks pretty nice as well.

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          February 15, 2008 10:25 AM

          Agreed, perhaps the best of the NFS series.

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        February 15, 2008 10:55 AM

        Props. I loved this game so intensely :(

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        February 15, 2008 11:52 AM

        Need for Speed 2 with the 3dfx patch!

        I have never had more fun in my life.

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      February 15, 2008 10:07 AM

      Q3F

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        February 15, 2008 10:10 AM

        i used to love that mod.

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      February 15, 2008 10:16 AM

      alpha centauri

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      February 15, 2008 10:36 AM

      C&C Red Alert 2 Yuri's Revenge! Even though I can't get it to work on xp.

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        February 15, 2008 10:49 AM

        I've never had problems with it on XP. I've never Multiplayed with it though

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      February 15, 2008 10:46 AM

      Action Half Life

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      February 15, 2008 11:38 AM

      QW QW

      Surprised nobody has said quakeworld. This site has strong quakeworld roots, I remember coming here because I enjoyed watching steve play quakeworld.

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      February 15, 2008 11:49 AM

      Heretic II. The dismemberment was awesome in that game for multiplayer.

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      February 15, 2008 11:50 AM

      Kingpin Bagman, the most fun I've had with a CTF variation online.

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      February 15, 2008 12:03 PM

      Sacrifice!! One of my old faves.

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        February 15, 2008 12:07 PM

        And of course, S.W.A.T. 4!!!!!!!!

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      February 15, 2008 12:03 PM

      For console- there was never enough Phantom Dust love :(

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      February 15, 2008 1:16 PM

      Multiplayer Battletech: Solaris :(. Wish there was some way of getting it up and running again.

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      February 15, 2008 1:23 PM

      Descent

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      February 15, 2008 1:48 PM

      Delta Force 2. Still pretty much the only game to do sniping right.

      Voxels forever!

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      February 15, 2008 2:21 PM

      Acrophobia
      Star Control II - Online Super Melee
      Allegiance
      Freespace 2
      Neverwinter Nights, esp with human DM
      System Shock II coop
      Serious Sam 2 coop

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        February 15, 2008 2:33 PM

        It's so sad Allegiance never took off.

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      February 15, 2008 2:36 PM

      all those people that didn't mention gauntlet are failures at life.

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      February 15, 2008 3:02 PM

      [deleted]

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      February 15, 2008 3:04 PM

      [deleted]

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      February 15, 2008 3:06 PM

      KINGPIN MP !!!

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      February 15, 2008 3:06 PM

      NERF ARENA

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