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    Alright. I'm kinda bored, want to play something, but don't know what. RPG or strategy preferences, preferably not newest (my laptop doesn't have the best performance), singleplayer or maybe even multi if it's really good and not pay2win, can be old if it can be run on Win 8.1 at least via DosBox.

    Already off the list, most of them because I already played them:

    GTA series
    Bioware RPG series (Baldur's Gate, Neverwinter Nights, Icewind Dale, Planescape:Torment)
    Age of Empires series
    Mass Effect seres
    Civilization series
    all Paradox Interactive games
    Stronghold series
    Tota War series
    MnB/MnB: Warband
    Fallout series
    Witcher series
    Elder Scrolls series
    Quest for Glory series
    X-COM series
    War Thunder
    Diablo series
    HoMM series

    ...and that's just to give you an idea. I can't even remember half of the games I've played over the years. Just toss some of your favorites here, I'll see if there'll be anything that will pique my interest.

    Or alternatively, if anyone knows how to get CnC: Generals Zero Hour run on Win 8.1, I'd be grateful....

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    gastovski's Avatar Campidoctor
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    Try Star Trek Online. You don't have to pay anything until endgame. Playing every storyline would keep you busy for months. Also new expansion coming out soon. Space and ground combat is really satisfying imo.

    Also nothing much to do after endgame, so finish and move on without paying stuff.
    Last edited by gastovski; May 24, 2018 at 05:49 PM.

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    X3 Terran Conflict + Albion Prelude to summerise it's MnB Warband in space and then some.
    Graviteam Tactics Operation White Star
    Gothic 3

    Here's a couple of freeones
    Path of Exile it's what Diablo 3 should've been. Loads of content and they only finance it by selling cosmetics.
    Battle of Wesnorth

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    LaMuerte's Avatar Senator
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    If you are into retro gaming:

    Jagged Alliance 2 : A tactical role-playing game in which you have to build and train a merc outfit to liberate an island from a despot. Combat is similar to X-com, though much more gratifying. The humor still hasn't gone stale. Almost 30 years after its release, this one still makes me chuckle from time to time.

    Fragile Alliance : Retro game in which you colonize asteroids , substract recources to build fleets and more importantly missiles to annihilate the competition. Nothing as satisfying as annihilating your opponent with a massive missile strike.

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    Ferdiad's Avatar Patricius
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    Football Manager series seems right up your alley. It's a very deep simulation that you can enjoy even if you don't watch or enjoy soccer. It has yearly releases but it's perfectly fine to just play a version a few years out of date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferdiad View Post
    Football Manager series seems right up your alley. It's a very deep simulation that you can enjoy even if you don't watch or enjoy soccer. It has yearly releases but it's perfectly fine to just play a version a few years out of date.
    Yeah they don't always get better every year, and the older versions sadly disappear from Steam each new release. It definitely takes a lot to run though, and if you have an older laptop, playing a few seasons with a high player count will really slow the game down to a crawl. Although if the OP can play more recent Paradox and Total War games, he might have good enough hardware for it. Alternatively, Out of the Park is a baseball sim that offers a similar experience, but it runs a lot more smoothly (and you don't have to play out every individual game).

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    This was the first game I ever purchased; Steel Panthers , and remained my one of my favourites until I moved to a rig unable to support it. I've tried over the years to install one of the up-dated downloads available on line, but with little success (just can't get the graphics sorted). If you give a go and get it working let me know -i'll be at it like a seagull on chip!
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    Mount & blade Warband ! of course . and try "A world of ice and fire 3.5 released on 8th june on steam". its an excellent mod, i wish i had Steam version

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    Assassins Creed: Unity (yes, Unity, I love it)

    Football Manager (as someone suggested as well)

    World of Warships (since you played War Thunder)
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    I mean, there's always Ravenfield, if you're poor like me

    nah but Deus Ex Machina and Mad Max are worth playing imo

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    Thanks for all the suggestions, even though I know and played at least half of them, just didn't recall them right away for the list.

    @Spear Dog if you still have an original DOS installation of Steel Panthers, try running it through DosBox.

    @M.A.E hmm...if AWOIAF finally fixes the green lighting bug in 3.5, I might get around to play it, but the green Dornish desert was quite annoying...

    Star Trek Online and Path of Exile will probably be two things I'll be trying out during summer. I also found out that, for me long lost, Homeworld: Cataclysm is under different name in GOG (copyright stuff caused name change AFAIK), and I got the Generals working. Which is great multiplayer fun during the occassional old-school LAN parties with few friends and some alcohol .
    Last edited by Sar1n; June 05, 2018 at 11:34 PM.

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