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fluent
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Game Recommendations Needed!

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Hi!

I'm looking for games with complexity and interesting mechanics. I love RPGs, strategy games, simulations, etc.. and would be up for trying anything good, really. I've already grabbed a bunch of games but I'm wondering if there's more I missed. Feel free to recommend me anything! :razz: Thanks!
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Wouldn't you expect lists of recommendations to already exist?
https://emaculation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8803
https://emaculation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=5351

(I was just thinking of Asterax the other day – or rather of how I had completely forgotten what it was called. Again.)

There is much available on archive.org as well.
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Jorpho wrote: Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:57 pm Wouldn't you expect lists of recommendations to already exist?
https://emaculation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8803
https://emaculation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=5351

(I was just thinking of Asterax the other day – or rather of how I had completely forgotten what it was called. Again.)

There is much available on archive.org as well.
And then there's sites like the Macintosh Garden that are dedicated to lists like this, if you bother to look at the forums instead of just the game archive (which also happens to let you search by category etc.).
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Might I suggest buying a copy of "The Secret History of Macintosh Gaming" on the Kindle for eight bucks? Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/3nS9DzJ

You can just go chapter by chapter and play the games the book talks about. Understanding the development and creative history of the games might make them more rewarding.

Actually, someone with lots of time on their hand should make disk images to accompany each chapter.
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During the '90s the only reason I went to my sister's Macintosh II was to play Maelstrom! That was an amazing fluid game. I was a PC convert at that time.
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ebann wrote: Wed Jan 20, 2021 3:20 pm During the '90s the only reason I went to my sister's Macintosh II was to play Maelstrom! That was an amazing fluid game. I was a PC convert at that time.
Your sister obviously didn't have the entire set of AmbrosiaSW games installed; you missed out on Barrack and Escape Velocity. Same fluidity, but in different game genres.
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I was surprised today when I found out that Maelstrom is still working on OSX 10.15!

https://www.libsdl.org/projects/Maelstrom/binary.html

I'll have to look for some other updated classics... :)
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