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Old 09-01-2009, 07:40 AM
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anyone know where i can get old shcool PC games.. i cut my teeth on the first civilisation and rail road tycoon



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they both came pre installed on a familly PC we had old P75.. but every now and then i get cravings to play them..

anyone else got any retro games they crave for every now and again?
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Try Steam and Gog.com.

Steam has Railroad Tycoon but I couldn't find Civilisation on either.

There are plenty of gems on both though. Steam recently got the old Fallout games as well as several Lucasarts adventure classics.
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:36 AM
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I'm not sure if you know this but Civiliztion 1 will run fine in Dosbox. I'm not sure about Railroad Tycoon but I assume it would.

http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=185406

I'm not sure where you would buy either game in these modern time (ebay perhaps) but the games are out there on the "abandonware" scene.

@ Dennis M.

I think Raceoworx is on about the DOS release of Railroad Tycoon.
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:30 AM
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Try here: http://www.abandonia.com/

From the FAQ's:
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Wikipedia: "Abandonware is computer software which is no longer being sold or supported by its copyright holder. Alternately, the term is also used for software which is still available, but on which further support and development has been deliberately discontinued."

Since the software is no longer sold or supported, the copyright holders are not directly harmed in any way. This is why abandonware sites are, for the most part, ignored by the law.

The distribution of copyrighted software however is, and will allways be, illegal!
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:10 AM
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cheers for that im looking at the abandonware sites now.. i love abit of old dos gaming lol.. i need to find day of the tnetical now! it took me ages to finish that!
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:16 AM
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i got xcom off steam a couple weeks ago
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesar_II

I SOOOO wanna get this working on XP or higher
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesar_II

I SOOOO wanna get this working on XP or higher
http://www.caesar2.com/xp/
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