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Postby Angelspit » Jan 18 2008, 15:15

A classic ad from Issue 44 of Computer Gaming World, back in February 1988. I wonder what would happen if we asked about Might and Magic at our local dealer, as the ad suggests.

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Postby rdeford » Jan 18 2008, 15:53

Hummmm... I never played Might and Magic, just HOMM. This ad makes me wonder what I was missing!
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Postby Marcus333 » Jan 18 2008, 19:08

That's a really good ad - very effective!

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Postby Kareeah Indaga » Jan 18 2008, 19:35

Ooo...

I like it.

I have nothing else constructive to add. :D
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Postby Wulfstan8182 » Jan 18 2008, 22:46

nice ad. and nice 3D too :P
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Postby Sir Charles » Jan 18 2008, 23:18

LOL. Great ad. Heck, I still even have my copy in the 5 1/4" floppy discs. Of course I have nothing to play it on. :O) I'm not even sure that today's gamers would even recognize one of those old floppy's if they saw them. *grin*

And make fun of it all you want...this was cutting edge stuff back then. Not to mention...fun as h*ll!
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Postby LindaG » Jan 19 2008, 1:54

What a great game that was. The beginning of an era. :)

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Postby Ryder » Jan 19 2008, 5:57

Those graphics look better than the version I've got. It's got more colours.

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Postby winterfate » Jan 19 2008, 6:08

Dang! For the Commodore 64? :loll:

My dad got one of those when I was 3...I didn't even know how to use it. :baby:

Not to mention, the article was written up the month of my birth. :D

@Angelspit: You should repost this ten years from now...just to see how many young'uns fail to recognize the 5 1/4" floppy disks. :devious:

(Heck, the format died out when I was 6, IIRC. I still remember deleting the config.sys file on my dad's computer...:devious:)

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Postby Muszka » Jan 19 2008, 8:03

winterfate wrote:@Angelspit: You should repost this ten years from now...just to see how many young'uns fail to recognize the 5 1/4" floppy disks. :devious:

I think that's already a brainbraker question for the younglings.
winterfate wrote:(Heck, the format died out when I was 6, IIRC. I still remember deleting the config.sys file on my dad's computer...:devious:
Hopefully the Startup disk was in a safeplace...

Anyway I would try this game, just to see the begining...
Any idea how can one get something like this?
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Postby Humakt » Jan 19 2008, 8:21

Sir Charles wrote:Heck, I still even have my copy in the 5 1/4" floppy discs. Of course I have nothing to play it on. :O) I'm not even sure that today's gamers would even recognize one of those old floppy's if they saw them. *grin*


Do you recognize 8" floppy? I found such from wikipedia along with other pretty unknown floppy formats.

Only 5 1/4 floppy I have left is (original) Test Drive 2 which I got from my father. No drive to play it though, but at least the packaging is nice.
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Postby Sir Charles » Jan 19 2008, 17:07

Quote from Muszaka "Anyway I would try this game, just to see the begining...
Any idea how can one get something like this?
I've always been fascinated by history..."

Actually, you can usually still find copies of the Limited Edition of Might and Magic 6 (Mandate of Heaven) out there on the bargain bin shelves. That version has ALL the previous M&M games included on it. They're designed for Win95 use (although they need a bit of tweaking to play correctly) but they do work on XP as well.
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Postby Sir Charles » Jan 19 2008, 17:12

@ Humakt

Actually, I remember the original huge tape drives. My father worked for the US government (defense dept) for years and he was one of the leads on the team that worked on the second computer ever (after the Eniac (sp?)). I recall going to work with him and walking into this huge room that was loud as h*ll (not to mention hot as the sun) and all it contained were machines of tape-drives. That whole room held as much data as a digital watch does today. :O) He even showed me the inside of them and seeing all those vacuum tubes looked totally sci-fi at the time. *grin*
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Postby winterfate » Jan 19 2008, 18:52

Humakt wrote:Do you recognize 8" floppy?


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Not me...:(

Muszka wrote:I think that's already a brainbraker question for the younglings.


Indeed it is...but as time passes, the older disk formats are going to fall deeper and deeper into the dark recesses of history.

I say 10 years, because by then 9 year-olds will be 19 (my age) and I can almost guarantee that no one right now under about 13 knows what a 5 1/4" floppy is (those things were really floppy :)).

Hopefully the Startup disk was in a safeplace...


It was, but you can imagine my dad's reaction (let's say it wasn't very pretty :)).
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Postby ThunderTitan » Jan 19 2008, 19:55

Suckers... i've actually seen punch cards... it's nice living in a place where upgrading only happens when something is kaput... to "save" money that you won't get to keep if you don't spend it in time anyhow.
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Postby Sir Charles » Jan 20 2008, 1:36

*laughs* I forgot about those. Yep, I've seen those too. :O)
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Postby Muszka » Jan 21 2008, 6:42

ThunderTitan wrote:i've actually seen punch cards...
What the heck is that?
ThunderTitan wrote:it's nice living in a place where upgrading only happens when something is kaput...
I just can't see, what's nice in it.
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Postby ThunderTitan » Jan 21 2008, 10:19

Muszka wrote:I just can't see, what's nice in it.


once you live in a place like this long enough you'll see it... :(
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Postby Sir Charles » Jan 21 2008, 16:39

Punch cards were a way to enter data (or save it) before there were magnetic tapes/discs. Here's a decent example of one....http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Punch-card-5081.jpg
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Postby ThunderTitan » Jan 21 2008, 18:52

Punch cards is what the entire IT branch is based on... 0101011001001 is just a new way of saying hole/nothole.
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