If, like me, Supreme Commander just made you wish you could play Total Annihilation again, your wish is granted. And it’s been updated to ensure it runs on all versions of Windows, supports higher resolutions than the original game…and is still both LAN and internet-playable.
The number of older games that are now available for digital download in one form or another is increasing. Publishers are learning that there is still value in these older games, which makes me happy, as a lot of my discs are getting really, really scratched.
I wish Power Monger would come. Warlords 1 and 2, but with better AI, also I wish they would remake the original Civilization with better AI. And Colonization. I agree these old games should still be worth a lot of money to develop.
You may have heard of Good Old Games (www.GoG.com). You can digitally purchase and download a whole bunch of forgotten classics from GoG. They are all fully patched, and packaged with DosBox so you can run them right from the install without any hassle.
So far I’ve bought Lords of the Realm 3 (a game with some really interesting game design ideas), and Die by the Sword + the expansion (equally interesting). I also picked up the Tex Murphy series as a free deal.
Supreme Commander 2 just came out 😉
Planitia could become a Power Monger improvement 😉
Pity the remake Project P seems to have died:
Handshakes: Yes, I’ve bought a lot of stuff on GOG, but even though I like the extras, it’s kind of a pain that you get an ISO. Yes, it’s important for backup purposes and since the DRM is broken you just need a disc-mounting program to install it, but still…clicking an Impulse or Steam icon is easier.
Ash: Yeah, I was so sad when Arikuthis stopped posting. And now the blog isn’t even there any more. All that’s left is the YouTube vid…sob…