Never mind that, Tux Racer will look amazing! Linux gaming is going to rock!
Definitely worth firing up an emulator to give it a try - it generated stuff randomly at the start of the game, which could take a while on a 1Mhz processor with a large dungeon, but persevere
There are emulators for the TI available, and someone has been working on a reboot of it, that I must say I have not played myself yet, but http://www.dreamcodex.com/todr.php if you're interested. I'd play the original through an emu if you can find it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LlUCZs1KZA has a lot of gameplay shots and general TI history if you're interested.
One game that isn't given enough credit but was miles ahead of everything for the time was Tunnels of Doom for the TI-99/4A. It was a framework with two games bundled (the simplistic "Pennies and Prizes" and "Quest for the King") that was meant to host further games, though no more were ever released, to my knowledge. it featured:
- 16 colour graphics
- Randomly generated dungeons
- 3D filled vector graphics for exploring, switching to overhead icon-based for combat
- 4 character classes, level progression
- Item upgrades, random effect treasure.
- In-game maps
And this was in *1982*!
You will have to make a free trial account and you can use that - you'll have to level up from 1 but it's Tier 1 only anyway, so it's not wasted time.
Your free trial account isn't linked to you/your previous purchases in any way, so no limitations there.
They've actually fixed a few of those issues (make sure you play on a high population server), particularly with the learning curve. Give the free trial a go. Still has some serious problems, but it's good for a couple of weeks of casual play.
if you're referring to Warhammer, it's been out what, 2 years? I doubt it's going to change much anymore.
Anyway, the first tier is free to play, so get it and have some fun.
Obviously you are unfamiliar with what the french did to wheel clampers.
Do you have anything to back up that "runaway success" claim? As far as I can tell it's been shunned by hardcore gamers due >100ms input lag, and I've not seen anything about it having huge takeup.
If you mean the Amiga / ST game "Dungeon Master" in reference to your comment about AD&D, suffice to say AD&D came out 1979, and Dungeon Master was what, 1988?
Not sure exactly what you're trying to describe here but you're a decade out in many of them.
That was 3 months ago - looks like BFG as a whole may be winding down now, hence the warranties would no longer hold.
Did you replace it under the lifetime warranty?
Oh for mod points. That was brilliant.