Five Free Gaming Remakes!

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Asterixx

Nunc est bibendum!

I'd love to see Carmageddon redone.  That game kicked ass, but 320X240 8 bit graphics don't cut it. I've tried playing it on my laptopn(2.6 Ghz Athlon 64), but had to use Notebook Hardware Control to turn the processor down to 800 MHz before it would run right. I'd love to see the game done over again, with exactly the same gameplay and physics that the original had, but with better graphics.

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talking rain

I would love to find Shadow Company:Left for Dead by Sinister. I lost my disk a while back. I was hoping for a sequel, but no dice to my knowlege.

http://pc.ign.com/dor/objects/10194/shadow-company-left-for-dead/images/shadowcompany001.html?page=mediaFull

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Tweak_BL

Not a remake,but definitly worth a look.

 

http://neurohack.com/transcendence/

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charcaroth

I found the FreeSynd project online last year:  http://sourceforge.net/projects/freesynd/  Apparently some folks were working on an Open Source version of that fine piece of software but it's sadly still in the alpha stages and may be abandoned.  I still have my original install media of Syndicate if the disc still works.  First CD I ever owned--in fact, it came with my Creative 4x CD-ROM bundle along with a spiffy 8 bit Soundblaster card.  I'm also a big fan of BurgerSpace (an Open Source version of the arcade classic Burgertime) and ScummVM for playing LucasArts classics in Linux.   

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TheMurph

I saw that as well, Charcaroth.  It's a shame that the project is abandoned.  There is nothing I'd like more to do than pump my squad of assassins full of drugs, persuade an entire city, and go rambo on some poor guy.

Ahh, syndicate.  Speaking of soundblaster, I must note that the Syndicate soundtrack was far ahead of its time.  I was just watching some youtube videos of the game the other day, and I'm glad to still remember the "enemy people are around" theme quite vividly.  :D

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gothliciouz

the Counter-Strike video is freaking funny lol...BTW great selection of freeware games.

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ceator3571

How about Wizball from C64.

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icebird

Neverball looks more like Super Monkey Ball to me--minus the monkey of course.

I think Quest for Glory II:  Trial by Fire should be on this list.  AGD Interactive spent forever remaking this title and I never thought it would be done, but just this year it was completed.

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DerfMcWoowoo

1. Wing Commander (Any one of them)

2. Syindicate (Amen to the loud-breathing Murph!)

3. Max Payne

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TheMurph

#1: http://priv.solsector.net/

Enjoy!

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PhynaeusClaw

HOLY FREAKIN' THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! I think I'm experiencing nostalgia overload. I remember playing Wing Commander 1 on my dad's sweet ass 486DX2/66. I think it had 8MB of RAM and a swanky 8bit SoudBlaster Card. Those were the days...

Well, the games were pretty damn sweet anyway.

Thanks again for the link.

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DerfMcWoowoo

I can get my Privateer fix now! Sweeeeet!

Thanx Dave!

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quickone

WING COMMANDER!  I played the crap out of that game growing up.  I
tried installing it on my Win Xp 1.6Ghz P4 but it would not run right. 
That game definitely needs to be redone.

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nekollx

right what part of FREE dont you monkey understand

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