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Danny252
04-06-2004, 11:54 AM
Well, recently I found a couple of games on my system.
Settlers: The original!
Solar Winds: A Top-Down GTA-style space Action game where you are a bounty hunter
Megalomania: Don't really know what to compare this with.

I'll start working on a review for the last 2, but original settlers isn't the most cooperative game I've ever seen.

auhsor
05-06-2004, 02:11 PM
Original settlers is cool. I used to play that ages ago, and it would be nice to have on the site. Settlers II Gold is also great. I'm currently donloading Settlers IV which should be good when I finally get it.

Danny252
05-06-2004, 09:28 PM
heh S2G is also uploaded by me :P

Aladar
06-06-2004, 12:03 AM
I can't get Settlers 2 Gold to run on XP. Stupid mouse driver error :roll:

Titan
06-06-2004, 12:04 AM
LOL... i remember S1.. you could leech your neighbours resourses by dragging a road from theire side, and build a warehouse closer.. even get HIS troops to man YOUR houses and fight his own attacks off *L*

Danny252
06-06-2004, 09:06 AM
To Aladar: can you give me more exact info on this problem? I believe I know what it is.

To Everyone: The only problem with Settlers I is it crashes everytime I connect a building to the HQ with a rioad.

Aladar
06-06-2004, 10:07 AM
S'Alright, Danny. I can live without S2 :P

Danny252
06-06-2004, 04:41 PM
heh if its saying something about com port 2..
ignore it

Aladar
07-06-2004, 08:35 AM
I couldn't ignore it. It simply WON'T RUN because of that error,

Anonymous
20-06-2004, 05:22 AM
Heya Dan, are you the dan from the AGS forums?
Sorry for going off topic...

DeathCore
25-06-2004, 07:34 PM
Settlers ruled...
Megalomania...i played that last week on genesis ;)
It can be compared to baldies :D

Darcnite
07-01-2005, 11:10 PM
hey, years ago i actually had this game ... and it rocks :) i found the shareware version ... but i was wondering if anyone has a complete copy ?? had it years ago like i said ... so yah ... thanks :D awesome site btw :D

-Darc :sick: :eeeeeh:

Wael
07-01-2005, 11:15 PM
Sorry,
Still sold here (http://www.epicclassics.com/orderform.html)

MrBackAlleySka
08-02-2005, 09:47 PM
I was just wonderin', is Solar Winds 1 or 2 abandonware yet? and if not, I'd LOVE it if someone can tell me a game that's close to Solar winds. (eg. Fly through space with freedom, you control the ship directly, and has a storyline, and isn't a PURE shoot-em-up) Star Control 2 is a wonderful version of this, but im looking for a game closer to Solar Winds, rather than Star Control, but both are the BEST games (IMO)
I know i'm picky x_x

BlackMageJawa
08-02-2005, 11:11 PM
Not Abandonware, you can order it here :http://www.epicclassics.com/orderform.html

Don't know of any similar games, sorry.

MrBackAlleySka
08-02-2005, 11:39 PM
Mmm. 25 dollars for both. Maybe i'll get 'em. Heh, those were so much fun when I played #1 when I was a kid. Still open to opionions of similiar games! :D

MrBackAlleySka
09-02-2005, 04:58 PM
No luck in finding a game Solar Winds/Star Control 2-like. Any opionions people?

Braindead
09-02-2005, 08:09 PM
I don't think there are much games similar to it, at least I don't know any...

Solar Winds is a great game though although the 2nd episode disappointed me when I played it a while ago, don't know why probably because I had great memories about the shareware part... ;)

MrBackAlleySka
09-02-2005, 08:55 PM
Yeh true. I's so funny that All "falsely informed" Abandonware sites have the second episode abandonware FULL, but when I download the 1st one that's labled 'abandonware', it's always they shareware version.

Braindead
09-02-2005, 09:28 PM
Solar winds consists of 2 episodes: the 1st episode is shareware (and there doesn't exist a 1st episode that's longer, hence why it's a 1st episode :D), the 2nd episode is the continuation of the 1st episode. We can not provide the 2nd episode though since you can still buy the game... :ok: (click on blackmagejawa's link for the buy-link..)

MrBackAlleySka
09-02-2005, 09:55 PM
Aha I see now! (And I wasn't calling Abandonia a 'falsely informed' abandonware site. There are sites that think Solar Winds is abandoned. Thats what I meant.) But I see. Hahaaa, no wonder every copy I tried to buy kept saying "shareware version" that throws you off x_x well, Now I regret returning part one to EB games eehee.....

Wizborg
23-02-2005, 11:34 PM
Pls help...

Theres a game that I used to have YEARS ago, it was a top down space adventure game where you had to communicate with different species of Alien, and you had a warp drive that you could use to get to other co-ordinates in the galaxy... IT was part Action (space fighting) / part adventure. From what I remember there was this race that was very aggressive and they were planning to create an ultimate weapon, and it's the players mission to stop them (the usual stuff :crazy: ). Once you had got to a certain bit tho, it asked you to get the second part to continue, and I never found it, or the first again.

If any1 can help, it'd be appreciated.

Wizborg :ph34r:

Dreadlord
23-02-2005, 11:35 PM
Wait, is this a request or are you trying to get the game to work?

If that's the case just download DosBox (http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/download.php?main=1) , if you don't have it already it's pretty easy to use, if you can't figure it out just refer to the site's Tutorial (http://www.abandonia.com/main.php?nav=index&FAQ=1).

Mentor
23-02-2005, 11:55 PM
Star Control.

Currently there is a freeware remake of Star Control 2

http://sc2.sourceforge.net/

Wizborg
24-02-2005, 12:21 AM
Sorry, it was a request... But just found it, it's Solar Winds...

Eagle of Fire
24-02-2005, 09:43 AM
Moved to the right forum.

Borodin
24-02-2005, 03:45 PM
Originally posted by Mentor@Feb 23 2005, 11:55 PM
Star Control.

Currently there is a freeware remake of Star Control 2

http://sc2.sourceforge.net/
It might be more accurate to say that it's in the works, rather than "it is." All the team has produced thus far are music remixes. If they're actually working on a freeware version of the game, they've put up nothing to indicate progress. I do hope it's coming along, but of course, we all have our real-life schedules to attend to.

Mentor
24-02-2005, 03:59 PM
http://sc2.sourceforge.net/downloads.php

You were saying? It's in alpha status, but it's plenty playable and more-or-less complete. The music remixes are what's on the main page because that's what they're working on RIGHT NOW.

Try actually READING the site instead of looking at the site.

Dreadlord
24-02-2005, 05:49 PM
Ngg... :blink: , wasn't Star Control that semi-humourous space Master of Orion-type thingy?

Mentor
24-02-2005, 05:58 PM
Yeah and Nay. It did do a lot of the really funny alien types and alien reactions, but it was more of a sim than a 4X. Everything was real-time, you could have multiple ships and you could outfit them with pods for weapons, crew, etcetera.

The real GOAL was to collect enough resources to raise a fleet and strike back against the Ur-Quan, so it really boiled down to a RTS minus the S.

Dreadlord
24-02-2005, 05:59 PM
Mmm, never really heard of this sorry, do we have it on the site?

Maybe you can show me a link (Download or just information).

Mentor
24-02-2005, 06:04 PM
http://sc2.sourceforge.net/downloads.php

Dreadlord
24-02-2005, 06:05 PM
This the original second one? Looks pretty fancy.

trunkrattler
23-07-2005, 06:20 AM
Hey guys! New here to the forum and have just found a new interest in those cool old games. So, now with that said I used to play a game in the mid nineties that I would love to play again but for the life of me I don't remember it!.....heres what I do remember.

It was a free roaming space game where you controlled a ship that stayed in the centre of the screen.

There were planets that you could "investigate"....I think, or was that an old star trek game? :crazy:

There were other ships that would attack you at will or try to communicate with you.

and I'm pretty sure you were a bounty hunter. No wait. you definetly WERE a bounty hunter.

You could accept different missions from other ships, if you accepted that mission and then found the person you could kill, they would sometimes offer you more money too not kill them and go into hiding.

I remember one mission had you flying off to the North West on a mission and it took FOREVER to get there but was well worth the effort as it was an intersting mission.

I'm pretty sure the copy I had was shareware if thats any help.

If anyone can help me that would be FANTASTIC

I really can't think of anything else to add. Hopefully someone will point me into the right direction.

Thanks guys and girls(?)
Ray.

efthimios
23-07-2005, 11:39 AM
At first I thought you were talking about Starflight.
Then about Hard Nova.
Now I am not so sure. :blink:
Sounds like a cool game.

MrBackAlleySka
23-07-2005, 01:08 PM
God, I know this game. I've played this game! I can't think of this game's name! ;_;

I know it's at HOTU, that much I DO know...

Borodin
23-07-2005, 01:36 PM
Yeah, I thought it was Starflight, myself, or possibly Star Control II. But you're not a bounty hunter in either title.

MrBackAlleySka
23-07-2005, 03:24 PM
Im not certian, but it is Sundog: Frozen Legacy? Thats the one I was thinking of....but I don't remember it, it's been forever.

a1s
23-07-2005, 10:14 PM
I'm going to suggest Escape Velocity (http://www.ambrosiasw.com/games/ev/), even if it isn't the one you're looking for, it's probably close in spirit.

Escort
27-07-2005, 05:16 AM
I think trunkrattler is referring a game called Solar Winds made by Epic games

Eagle of Fire
27-07-2005, 08:42 AM
I'm sure Escort got it, it's Solar Wing.

Shareware by Epic Megagame, so it is doubtfull that it is abandonware.

bigc90210
29-07-2005, 02:58 AM
do you mean frontier elite 2 maybe? that would be a quality addition

TheChosen
29-07-2005, 08:44 AM
It could be:
1.Starflight
2.Elite
3.Strange adventures in infinite space(Guess)

Eagle of Fire
29-07-2005, 05:33 PM
No, it's Solar Wing. Because of I remember one mission had you flying off to the North West on a mission and it took FOREVER to get there but was well worth the effort as it was an intersting mission.
which is a suicide mission given to you by the end of the shareware title in which the company which hired you expect you to never come back because they want to get rid of you. But you end up meeting a strange friendly Alien who help you get back.

Doubler
29-07-2005, 05:40 PM
The game's called Solar Winds, or at least the shareware was.
You had to steal fuel afterwards :D
Man, I loved that game; Even though I only ever played the shareware version. Sometimes I'd finish it a couple of times a day.

MrBackAlleySka
29-07-2005, 05:57 PM
Solar Winds 2 is bunk. I bought it and it was horrible, finished it on 7-10 minutes. The Shareware version (part one, wrongly called the shareware version since the Shareware version of Solar Winds IS the full version of Solar Winds 1) Is longer than Solar Winds 2!!

trunkrattler
30-07-2005, 11:40 AM
Solar Winds...nope.

oh wait

You guys rock!! That is it! Thank you very very much! Now I just gotta go find it! w00t!

:OK: :OK:: :OK: :OK: :OK: :OK: :cheers: :cheers: :brain: :brain:

Sorry about the over use of smilies, but I felt it required

:kosta: the gamers!

trunkrattler
30-07-2005, 11:49 AM
Hey guys, I found the game!

Thanks again!

trunkrattler
31-07-2005, 07:15 AM
Ok, solarwinds completed....now I just gotta find either the complete version and then number 2!

Any suggestions? I did find one site that offered it but I downloaded it and it wasn't really a file...I'm on dial up and it said download complete just after I hit the "ok" button..then I couldn't open it either....I'm waiting for an email from the wibsite but I'm not holding my breath....

MrBackAlleySka
01-08-2005, 01:07 AM
There is no "complete" version of version 1. the shareware version of version 1 IS the complete version. To continue the game is to play Solar Winds 2, there's no full version of 1. You THINK you dont have the full game, because it says shareware, but you do.

thefuzz
12-12-2005, 12:01 AM
Xargon. You are a man with flowing blond locks that can shoot energy out of his hands, and punch giant bees. I used to love this game, along with another one. I can't remember its name, and when I saw Project Nomad, and ones like it, it all came back to me. Everything except the Title. You fly around and there are different planets you can fly above, then communicate down and that could give you missions, and every so often red ships that look like O> would attack you (they were "rebels" or "pirates" or something). As soon as I see the name I will know it, yet I have failed to see it... So someone should put Xargon on, and if anyone knows what game I'm thinking of please tell me.

Edit: Star Hammer! I think that's what the game is. More on this later.

Edit: Nope....

Frodo
12-12-2005, 03:04 AM
Here's Xargon for you - http://www.the-underdogs.org/game.php?id=2111

:ok:


Not sure what your other game is though.

Eva02Soul
12-12-2005, 03:25 AM
Is the second game Solar Winds?

Doubler
12-12-2005, 06:36 PM
You fly around and there are different planets you can fly above, then communicate down and that could give you missions, and every so often red ships that look like O> would attack you (they were "rebels" or "pirates" or something). As soon as I see the name I will know it, yet I have failed to see it... Vaguely reminiscent of Solar Winds...

EDIT: Wow, am I late. Sorry. Had this window open all the time :shame:

thefuzz
14-12-2005, 03:05 AM
Solar Winds!!! Yes!!! Thank you!! It was driving me crazy! If it wasnt being sold, you guys should get it. Awasome game, and thanks for the link to Xargon.

homburg
09-08-2007, 02:49 PM
Where can I download this game?

The Fifth Horseman
09-08-2007, 03:47 PM
You cannot.
It can be purchased here (http://www.epicclassics.com/orderform.html), though.

42david42
09-03-2008, 05:18 AM
Ok, I am looking for a game, that I played when I was younger. I don't remember the title and I don't recall that much about it either... I will try giving you the information I remember and see if anyone can help me.

The game is set in space. You have a spaceship. You travel to different planets - I am not sure why :confused:.
I think the game was adventure'ish - at least I remember talking to other characters on the different planets. Different from normal point and clickers though. You have to pilot the plane manually though and steer it with the arrow keys. It might not be an adventure game - I think there was talking though. And buying/obtaining stuff for your ship.
Maybe there was shooting... As part of the story.
While flying in your (blue (I think)) spaceship you view it from above.
At some point in the story you get/buy/find some sort of device that enables you to travel over long distances quickly - I however often used this up and had to fly these long distances manually, which took a damn long time.
You are playing as a male human.
There may be a big, corrupt empire and your family might be in danger (of this however, I am far from sure)

I know it is not much, but if someone could help me out here, I would be very grateful!

Thanks!

Eagle of Fire
09-03-2008, 05:21 AM
You are probably talking about the game Solar Wind, which is not abandonware...

42david42
09-03-2008, 05:28 AM
Oh my goodness!
That was exactly the game I was looking for.
Very impressive.
Thanks!

Dave
09-03-2008, 10:41 PM
Solar Winds: The Escape (http://www.mobygames.com/game/solar-winds-the-escape) (1993)
Published & developed by Epic MegaGames (http://www.abandonia.com/en/company/Epic+MegaGames%2C+Inc.).

It's sold here:
http://www.epicclassics.com/orderform.html

Paco
16-01-2009, 03:51 PM
Solar Winds

Sold at EpicClassics => Link (http://www.epicclassics.com/order.html)
(We will verify better the site)
[SOLD]

Xargon

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IngerAlHaosului
30-06-2009, 08:35 AM
I remember playing a dos game some time ago but i dont remember the name, if any one remembers please tel me the name of the game.Here is the plot of the game.
You are a space ship pilot, you start by fighting a strange alien.then you go to diferent planets and get missons. There are 3 solare systems in the game yours the aliens and 1 in the midle that has a girl that helps you by making you look like the aliens.Around the 3 solar systems there is a invisible barier and ther is a masive conspiracy to prevent people from going beiond the barier.You aquire a hiperdrive and a wrmhole key, and when using a wormhole you leave the solar system you are grated by a has cloud like spaceship and the alien enside tels you that thy created the barier and put you there as a gigant reseace project.

_r.u.s.s.
30-06-2009, 07:50 PM
what genre was it?

Panthro
30-06-2009, 10:59 PM
Part of that reminds me a bit of Solar Winds, but I could be hopelessly wrong.

IngerAlHaosului
01-07-2009, 05:08 AM
it realy is solar winds thenkyou very much.

Panthro
01-07-2009, 06:50 PM
Victory is mine!

I might have to get myself a copy. I had good memories of that game.

arete
05-08-2009, 02:07 PM
No buylinks found, except this (http://www.overstock.com/Worldstock/Iron-Solar-Wind-Wall-Adornment-Mexico/3067447/product.html). LOL

Amazon Marketplace discounted. Epiccalssics discounted.

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pailhead
31-10-2009, 11:50 PM
I'm not sure if i remember this one correctly, but i vaguely remember playing a game in the very early 90s. You would fly a space ship in some galaxy, going from planet to planet, in what were perhaps different star systems. Every planet had some sort of a leader if i remember correctly and you could do quests for them. I think combat was present in the orbit of the planets. I also know that there was supposed to be a sequel to the game that i have nver obtained.

I sure hope someone can remember this one.

pailhead
01-11-2009, 12:01 AM
I forgot to mention, it reminds me of xenon, but you could move in 360 degrees. But i don't remember any other details, maybe combat was like that, and travel was similar to master of orion.

goomohn26
01-11-2009, 06:26 AM
I guess StarControl series.

Any more hints?

pailhead
01-11-2009, 12:41 PM
Now that you mention it was very very similar to star control. I have a box set of star control 1-2-3 (though io nly played 3). This wasnt it. Damn im trying to think of any more hints but i cant.


Now this maybe be completely wrong but i think that traveling took a while, meaning you would have to leave your ship going in a certain direction and wait a while.

*edit*

Star control always involved a larger scale plot? I know i used to control a fleet in SC3. The game im talking about was solo. One ship only.

goomohn26
01-11-2009, 02:09 PM
Yeah Starcontrol 2 was a grand scale space strategy. You built up a ship from scratch and encountered Aliens througout the galaxy building up an alliance into a fleet to defeat the Ur'Quan slave masters. Perhaps this game your seeking is SC1 or SC2. I haven't played many space games but Star Control 2 is my favorite next to MOO2. They redid SC2 with voice acting and reedited displays check it out: http://reloaded.org/download/Ur-Quan-Masters/84/

Good luck in your search.

pailhead
01-11-2009, 06:54 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_Winds

Smiling Spectre
01-11-2009, 07:13 PM
There is also similar small space action/adventure. Shareware one. Oh, how it is named?.. Ah! Solar Winds (http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/solar-winds-the-escape/screenshots)!

---edit--
Oh! You overrun me! :)

marko river
08-11-2009, 11:45 AM
As soon as you said that there was supposed to be sequel, it was clear that it is Solar Winds. It is shareware, so you probably played first part that is free, which is also advertising for second part. Since it is shareware, it is not likely to be added to the site soon. Maybe sometimes in future.