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Old Sim Games

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[nostalgia]Anybody remember the pre-EA Sim games? I loved them. For example, I think SimEarth has to be my favorite. Runners-up have to be SC2000 or SC. I've actually recently recieved SimEarth as abandonware, and using DOSBox, it (surprisingly) runs like a charm on this toaster.[/nostalgia]
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#2
I used to play a lot of the older Sim games as well, back when they didn't require a $1000 gaming rig to enjoy, and they were some of the better games I've ever played. I think that newer graphics and technology is really nice and everything, but seeing recent "sim" games, it seems to have done a lot of harm to the entire category of games. More recent "sim" games have lost a lot of their simplicity that made them so much fun back in the day because their developers have focuses on the graphics more than on the game.
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#3
Well, one of my many gripes with SC2013 was that it wasn't produced by Mr Will Wright himself. And in my eyes, he should have all rights to it (though I do respect the fact that he voluntarily retired)
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#4
Will write was one of those people who just had a talent for stuff like that. I would really love to see him getting back into all of that stuff. At this point I don't see that happening though.
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#5
I've played all of the SimCities including other Sim games including Sim Ant, SimTower, and more.
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[you] are very old, [you]...
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#7
ok I'm going to Necro the h*** outta this thread, I grew up playing these, SC2K, Sim Isle, Sim Safari and Sim ant were my jam back in the day, also sim copter and streets of simcity but those two I have to play on my PIII due to issues with CPU speed crashing them.

and don't get me started on sim tower lol... that game, I had to make a special dosbox build that runs win 3.1 just to play it! but I'm super happy with it lol.
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#8
I used to love Sim Earth! Same for Sim Copter and Streets.

I wanted the others, just couldn't get a hold of them. Wow, nostalgia. They need to bring some of these back.
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#9
Guardian: ever play sim golf? that was a collaboration between Firaxis and Maxis.
sid Meier + will wright Big Grin

It's basically a Build your own golf course management sim, but it's really fun!
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(June 1st, 2018 at 2:22 PM)SpookyZalost Wrote: Guardian: ever play sim golf? that was a collaboration between Firaxis and Maxis.
sid Meier + will wright Big Grin

It's basically a Build your own golf course management sim, but it's really fun!

Don't believe I have ever heard of it. Was it any good?


Someone needs to recreate these games on modern platforms.
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#11
yeah it was Big Grin

when I was younger I could easily spend hours playing it... in fact recognition of the firaxis logo from this is what got me to start playing alpha centauri.
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#12
here's another one, though it's not a SIMS game it was published by MAXIS.

the original US version of A-TRAIN.

it's for MS dos but it runs great in dosbox, lotta fun that one Big Grin
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(June 7th, 2018 at 7:02 AM)SpookyZalost Wrote: here's another one, though it's not a SIMS game it was published by MAXIS.

the original US version of A-TRAIN.

it's for MS dos but it runs great in dosbox, lotta fun that one Big Grin

That's another one I missed out on.
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#14
I guess the sims 1 and 2 now sorta count as old sim games lol.

time sure does fly doesn't it?
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