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User Info: jorhead

jorhead
1 month ago#1
Been feeling nostalgic for old PC games from the late 80's such as Amiga Campaign 1988 and Amiga Firepower 1989.

I'm pretty sure they are vapor ware by now, but is it possible to still find and play them?
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User Info: AsucaHayashi

AsucaHayashi
1 month ago#2
emulators exist.

not sure if downloading the games still out there falls under questionable legality or not though.
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User Info: MaxCaulfield

MaxCaulfield
1 month ago#3
You can use WinUAE to play them, I know where to find games but I won't tell you how.

User Info: jorhead

jorhead
1 month ago#4
AsucaHayashi posted...
emulators exist.

not sure if downloading the games still out there falls under questionable legality or not though.


I have no experience with emulators anyways lol.
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The cranky hermit 1 month ago#5
Usually the way you get experience with emulators is by going "Gee, I sure would like to play old games from an old system. Wait, there are things called emulators that will do that? I gotta see this!"

And given that it's 2017, there are loads of resources on the Internet. Here's a guide to WinUAE:
http://www.dosgamers.com/amiga/amiga-emulator-winuae
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User Info: ATARIJAWA

ATARIJAWA
1 month ago#6
I'd like to play the Amiga Version of Defender of The Crown. Classic.
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User Info: DaedalusEx

DaedalusEx
1 month ago#7
ATARIJAWA posted...
I'd like to play the Amiga Version of Defender of The Crown. Classic.


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User Info: Golden_Gonads

Golden_Gonads
1 month ago#8
ATARIJAWA posted...
I'd like to play the Amiga Version of Defender of The Crown. Classic.

Buy it on GOG. That release has both the PC and Amiga versions included.

User Info: SubjectNineteen

SubjectNineteen
1 month ago#9
I'm so glad you asked!

...But, you really should ask here:

http://www.lemonamiga.com/

Lemon Amiga is a semi-active online community for people, like me, who still play Amiga games, and in some cases (like me) actually own physical Amiga computers (I have an Amiga 500 and an Amiga 1200). The forum (under the 'Forum' tab in the site header) also has an 'Emulation' board.

NOTE: NO EMULATORS OR GAMES ARE HOSTED ON LEMON AMIGA!
(*This is a note for the moderators to read, mostly, so they don't think I'm linking to an emulation site and mod me.)

It is not an emulation, download, or torrent site. It is, mostly, a place people can talk and ask questions about the Amiga computers, games, share their stories, and hang out. I've been a member there since about 2009, when I bought my Amiga computers...from Europe (I live in the US). Shipping was surprisingly affordable.

Lemon Amiga also has a monstrous searchable database (under the 'Games' tab in the site header) archiving almost every Amiga game ever made, where you can read about a game, and read or write reviews. It's pretty cool.

Note:
I'm not trying to make it sound like I'm promoting or shilling for Lemon Amiga. I'm really not. It's just that I'm a huge fan of Amiga games. I own about 50 to 70 mostly complete, boxed games, on floppy disk, and most of the ones I've tested lately still work. So, the Amiga's kind of a passion of mine, and Lemon Amiga is just the best specifically Amiga-related forum I've found online. I'm not trying to promote them, just want to share what I feel is a good, active Amiga community, which is rare to find online these days.
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