These games look prehistoric (well the 1979)

Hi,
Something completely different. Real time Strategy games starting with the Oddessy / know in Europe as the Philips G7000 series game computer which came with a keyboard in 1979!

Interesting to see that things I remember as super hightech which few people understood look like the tools troglodytes used :wink:

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“Prehistoric”? I’m gonna pretend you never wrote that… :crazy_face:

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LOL, naaah I am sure the only reason Cavepeople didn’t use their Nokia 3310s because there was no coverage in the cave :crazy_face:

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3310 is way to modern. It was Nokia 3210 that broke the Sound barrier with its high tech multimedia screen
1.5-inch backlit monochrome graphic LCD display **
84x48 px, 64 ppi** , 5 lines

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TV tennis, what a high tech experience :rofl:

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Came a long way in a WW2 flight simulator game. Flew for the US and won a lot of medals and promotions. Got kicked out of the game when I, in my eager, killed my second P51 Mustang 🥲 - well - accidents do happend

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That’s not prehistoric. THIS is Prehistorik: Prehistorik 2 on Steam

One of the first games I ever played, on a black and white monitor even.

Then, there is this gem right here:

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Cool awesome game input “Prehistorik: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:)”

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As long as you don’t do it with the AVDOC/Stallion 51 Mustangs it is fine with me, at least don’t do it before I visit them :slight_smile:. My favorite Flight simulator at the time was Aces of the Pacific in which the player can enroll in a wartime career in the US Navy/Marines/Army or the Japanese Navy/Army. You can of feel the frustration of the Cactus Air Force which didn’t have the range to hit the Japanese but got loads of hits. The flight modules were pretty good and it was suicide to attack a bomber 2/tailgun from behind. Should get a remake! It was reasonably easy to get into unlike the free P-51 from DCS nowadays!

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Remember TV tennis as well, these invaded lots of homes in the 70s ad early eighties and led to fights about TV usage in households :wink:

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Here is another one, 13 Kilobytes on the VIC 20. Based on the 1983 movie Wargames which is still relevant. (Where “Ferris Bueler” inadvertently starts WW2 :wink:

Spoiler below:
The only winning move is NOT TO PLAY, now THAT is a wise lesson methinks! Although I never heard this advice repeated!

I loved the game below!
Computer War - Vic-20 +8k - Real Hardware - YouTube

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Shouldn’t have screwed up and/or skipped school, Ferris :crazy_face:

P.S. Don’t you mean “almost started WW3”?

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I was thinking the same thing. Oh oops, obviously WW3, must be getting old as I am losing count ;-). Anyway, I think in the early days of dialing in PCs this movie was right on the mark :wink:

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Oh absolutely. I’m guilty of having engaged in phreaking as a kid. :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

Saw the film in theaters too… sigh, good times.

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Cool, I only saw in in 2013 in the Prince Charles Cinema in London (they rerun old classics and have lots of singalongs). Back then it really struck me how current this movie was. Now maybe even more as companies get ransomed etc.

I heard that back in the 80s a lot of companies went to "dial back’ security as if you dial in to a company it would hang up the phone and call you at a “known number”. Note: Pre-internet this was a “data call” so no audible voice and your telephone line was not usable for voice calls.

Apparently this movie did put a spotlight on security when few people could afford log dial in sessions!

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Indeed. Even the Reagan administration knew something had to be done after they saw the film. As for me, 6(going on 7)-year-old me would consider the climax just before the end nightmare fuel.

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Did you play Aces over Europe as well? It was insane turning on infinite ammunition and firing rockets from the Me-262.

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By now even the 1990s Wing Commander series looks positively prehistoric. Even the parts where they used real actors (hi there Mark Hammill) are super dated.

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Dated? Yes.
“Prehistoric”? Heck no. I can only say “Kids ain’t stupid.” Don’t be like certain YouTubers who act as if the games they played in their youth were the equivalent of the pre-telegraph days, even as a joke.

More a general statement, really, rather than a reply.

P.S. I’ve played Wing Commander back in 1990. It was great! :slight_smile:

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I think that ‘prehistoric’ in this sense is only in the sense of ‘relative to’, not a definite statement.

But darnit if I can’t recall the first time I managed to destroy the Kilrathi base in WC2 with my half crippled ship… it felt like such a glorious victory :grinning:

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