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2 years ago#211
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2 years ago#212
MarceloSampaio posted...
USMC0811 posted...
Though CD-ROMs were the new thing by the time I got into PC gaming (around the Shareware Doom era), I do fondly remember playing Riven, the sequel to Myst. That one was on floppy, though my copy of Myst itself was actually on CD. I remember that Riven had me switching floppies about every 10 minutes (there were maybe 15 different floppies containing the game)


I think you are a BIT (just a bit!) confused. Riven would NEVER fit into 15 floppies. The game came in 5 CDs, man. Even if you remove all the videos and music, the game wouldn't fit into floppies.


I remember there was a demo version (with just the first island) that came on floppies. Maybe he's thinking of that?
2 years ago#213
A game called HeartLight.
And Doom.
2 years ago#214
I made this topic because I've been playing Nazo no Murasamejou on Famicom Disk System and realized that I have no idea when the last time I actually played a PC or MAC game via a floppy (or installed from a floppy).

I think I was in elementary school and it was an educational game that a librarian showed me how to play involving math. Somehow it involved moving a small triangle with calculations (she called the triangle a "turtle") which left a trail of straight lines that you could manipulate to draw a picture.

In hindsight, floppies were really delicate tech and I'm surprised no other type of media became standard between the era of floppies and the cd-rom format.
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2 years ago#215
adampeltz posted...
floppies were really delicate tech
Think that's putting it nicely.
And I was wrong, now that I think about it- my last game probably would've been this stupid little point-and-click adventure game (inspired by Uninvited) that I made in College for...
I don't really remember the class now, I just remember having to take it twice 'cause the damn floppies the professor was making us use kept keeling over on me regardless of my attempts to prevent it from happening.
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2 years ago#216
adampeltz posted...
I made this topic because I've been playing Nazo no Murasamejou on Famicom Disk System and realized that I have no idea when the last time I actually played a PC or MAC game via a floppy (or installed from a floppy).

I think I was in elementary school and it was an educational game that a librarian showed me how to play involving math. Somehow it involved moving a small triangle with calculations (she called the triangle a "turtle") which left a trail of straight lines that you could manipulate to draw a picture.

In hindsight, floppies were really delicate tech and I'm surprised no other type of media became standard between the era of floppies and the cd-rom format.


It was probably the Logo turtle

here's an online version :)

http://www.transum.org/software/logo/
2 years ago#217
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2 years ago#218
TIE Fighter
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2 years ago#219
Darkrobotisback posted...
FL81 posted...
never played a floppy disk game

didn't own a PC until the late 90s


Floppies where still around till the early millennium, you know for those folks that were traumatized by Y-2k or those whom didn't want to convert from win.95 to win. 2000

we did use floppies here and there (can't remember what for though)

but as far as gaming goes, they were all on CD-ROM
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2 years ago#220
I didn't see a floppy disk since the early 90s. I never had any when I've had a computer (1999 on).
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