PC Gamer, best 50 classic games issue?

From: Bryan Pope <bpope_at_wordstock.com>
Date: Tue Jan 8 11:39:26 2002

> >> > Someplace, maybe even this list (my brain is that shot from a cold),
> >> > mentioned an issue of PC Gamer that had a run down on the 50 best classic
> >> > computer games, AND how to get them working etc. Anybody know which issue
> >> > that was? A little groups.google.com searching shows it likely isn't
> >>either
> >> > the the top 50 lists in the last couple years, but I seem to remember
> >>it as
> >> > recent anyway.
> >
> >> They do this annually, although a lot of the classic games are starting to
> >> drop off the list. I'll have to dig through my stack of magazines.
> >
> >Shouldn't be a big deal to a CC-Member ... just setup a system as
> >described on the package and inset the disks :))
> Minimum requirements are the easy part. The hard part is how new of a
> system breaks the game, with a minefield extending from W3.1 on a P90 to
> W98 on a PII 233 MMX. Support for games often drops suddenly, so that
> fairly dopey advances can be problems. Also locating updates from dead
> companies can be a task too.
> When a game comes out there may be literally hundreds of decent web pages
> with tips and information. A year or so later half a dead links, and many
> pages that do exist are stale (not updated) or hollow (file links are 404s).
> Kind of strange, with the really old games the problem is finding a working
> copy, and with the middle aged games its getting the copy to work.

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Received on Tue Jan 08 2002 - 11:39:26 GMT

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