• Help finding 90s PC Game - Space Shooter

    From Greenlfc@21:2/150 to All on Fri Mar 4 11:01:42 2022
    Hi there,

    I was wondering if someone could help me find a game that I played a demo of back in the 1990s. What I remember:

    - It was on the CD from a UK PC Magazine (likely PC Format?) sometime between 1992 and early 1995. (I have looked through the covers of PC format of that time and nothing rings a bell).
    - I think that also on that CD was a morphing program, which was unique at the time (allowing one to do a morph effect on the PC).
    - It ran on my PC at the time, a 486DX 33 or 66.
    - It was a third person space shooter, with the camera directly behind the vehicle.
    - The action on the demo was on-planet.
    - There was a decent soundtrack.

    I know that's not a ton to go on, but I'm kind of at a loss on how to proceed. I've looked through the discs and magazines on archive.org and haven't managed to find it yet. If it rings a bell for anyone here, please let me know! Thanks!

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  • From boraxman@21:1/101 to Greenlfc on Sun Mar 13 12:18:58 2022
    Hi there,

    I was wondering if someone could help me find a game that I played a
    demo of back in the 1990s. What I remember:

    - It was on the CD from a UK PC Magazine (likely PC Format?) sometime between 1992 and early 1995. (I have looked through the covers of PC format of that time and nothing rings a bell).
    - I think that also on that CD was a morphing program, which was unique
    at the time (allowing one to do a morph effect on the PC).
    - It ran on my PC at the time, a 486DX 33 or 66.
    - It was a third person space shooter, with the camera directly behind
    the vehicle.
    - The action on the demo was on-planet.
    - There was a decent soundtrack.

    I know that's not a ton to go on, but I'm kind of at a loss on how to proceed. I've looked through the discs and magazines on archive.org and haven't managed to find it yet. If it rings a bell for anyone here, please let me know! Thanks!

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    The only game that springs to mind is Terminal Velocity. It came out in 1995 and would have run OK on a decent 486.

    It was a rudimentary textured 3D games where you would pilot this ship over the planets surface, sometimes through tunnels I think, blowing stuff up to achieve your objective.

    It had a pretty decent soundtrack too and was released by 3D Realms.

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  • From Al@21:4/106 to boraxman on Sat Mar 12 18:12:28 2022
    The only game that springs to mind is Terminal Velocity. It came out in 1995 and would have run OK on a decent 486.

    Raptor comes to mind also. It's free today and there are open source engines for it.

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  • From Greenlfc@21:2/150 to boraxman on Wed Mar 16 08:41:22 2022
    On 13 Mar 2022, boraxman said the following...

    The only game that springs to mind is Terminal Velocity. It came out in 1995 and would have run OK on a decent 486.

    I think that might be it - I'm looking at some screenshots online and the textures look about right... Now to see if it runs in dosbox :). Thanks!

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  • From Greenlfc@21:2/150 to Al on Wed Mar 16 08:43:04 2022
    On 12 Mar 2022, Al said the following...

    Raptor comes to mind also. It's free today and there are open source engines for it.

    Not the one I was looking for, but looks cool!

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