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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-31-2007, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Need help identifying an old online game

So, back in the 90's (yeah, I'm old.) I used to play a game on dial up, 28.8 BABY!!!, it was like asteroids on steroids. Had the same style game play but MUCH better graphics and included multi-person, different ships, various levels/maps, etc. I THOUGHT it was space wars or something like that but all my googl'n has come up negative. Anyone else remember this game?

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-31-2007, 07:27 PM
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I was pretty much into the games then and don't remember that one. I'll try to post back up, there are a few websites that have helped me locate the oldies.

In my case, they are no where near as good as I remembered...so it might be best to let them be and imagine they are good games.

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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-31-2007, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, I figured as much. However, I'm HOPING it's gotten better. Thanks for the effort. I recall that one of the ships names was the Spider, there was a bomber and a fighter, and another mid level ship. Each had their own characteristics and pros/cons. The spider could go invisible, and the bomber was the only one who could see it, I think. Great game.... Damn. Oh, one thing I remember. There was one page that played kind of like capture the flag when you scored the sound was "GOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!" like the guy on Mexican soccer games.... Gotta find the name of that game!!!

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-01-2008, 09:18 AM
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http://www.abandonia.com/

Have you tried starting with sites like that one yet? I found one or two oldies on that site.

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I tried Wikipedia and will look through abandonia. Do you know of any others?
Thanks!

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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-01-2008, 09:23 PM
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I'd stick with google and seach phrases that have "free" or "old" along with DOS in them.

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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-01-2008, 10:22 PM
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You might try looking through MAME...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAME
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Thanks for the link. However, as I recall this was a Windows based game. I don't recall having to setup the modem in DOS, rather I believe it was using the Windows dial up network and my local ISP. The search continues.

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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-03-2008, 06:43 AM
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http://www.multiplayergames.com/category/old-school/

http://www.mobygames.com/home

Was thinking about this some more. The truth is, I never played any old school windows games, just DOS. Back then though, most could be run just via DOS or in Windows...so I would check into DOS games.

Everytime I do this it is a PITA for me to find what I'm looking for... Usually involves looking at lists of games, then googling them...then finding them...then deciding gaming has evolved way to much.

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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-03-2008, 02:22 PM
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is this it?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SubSpace_(computer_game)

i've never heard of it. just typed this into google.
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...f+ships+spider

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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-03-2008, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR HELP!!!!

You have no idea how long I've been looking for that!!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!! Now to see if it's still around...... bet it's not.... hope it is..... off to Wikipedia...

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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-03-2008, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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It's still being played!!!!! And it doesn't look much different than I remember..... Wow. Just Wow. Time to get my game on!!!!

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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-03-2008, 03:07 PM
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lol congrats

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