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Nostalgia question

Discussion in 'Civ1 - General Discussions' started by Wojciech_R, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. Wojciech_R

    Wojciech_R Chieftain

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    Hi,

    Is there anyone here who played CIV 1 just after release (1991)?
     
  2. shaglio

    shaglio The Prince of Dorkness

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    I didn't start playing Civ 1 until the summer of 1992.
     
  3. Fhadhq

    Fhadhq Chieftain

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    As soon as it was available ,it was mine. :D
     
  4. Mesodius

    Mesodius Warmonger

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    I played Civ 1, but I think I didn't get it until 1993 or 1994.
     
  5. LeeS

    LeeS Imperator Supporter

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  6. Wojciech_R

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    Wow
    I was playing it as a kid in either 1996 or 1997 - I can't remember how old I was - just that I was in grammar school.
    And I was feeling oold because of me being 32 this month:)
     
  7. Mahasona

    Mahasona Prince

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    I played it on an Atari ST/STE shortly after it came out.

    The game came on several floppy disks and was slow to play thanks to all the disk swapping. I bravely inserted more memory (a whole 4MB I think!), put the game on a RAM Disk so the entire game contents were in memory and the game flew along!

    Happy days.
     
  8. Wojciech_R

    Wojciech_R Chieftain

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    4MBs!!!

    I had amiga 600 with 1+1 I got after few years = 2MBs
    Damn ritch kids from UK:D

    BTW,

    If you disable animations - you don't have to switch disks, and disk 3 was required only for ending cinematic (which was AWESOME, portraits of defeated leaders disappearing).
     
  9. Joe Steel

    Joe Steel Chieftain

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    Yeah I did also got Civnet when it came out .
     
  10. MrRadar

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    Must have been around 1995, however I'd been hearing rumours about this game and how cool it was for a few years by then. I was a student and could only access a computer at my university. Although the machine was all new and had a HDD of whopping 40 MB (!), sadly it was filled almost to the brim with all kind of scientific data, leaving only less than meagre 3 MB of free space. Civ1 was bigger and wouldn't fit in, so every time I wanted to play I had to zip a few folders of science, copy in the game files from three floppy disks, then delete them afterwards and unzip the data. Oh, my! :)
     
  11. darkimpaler

    darkimpaler Chieftain

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    I played it on 1994... I assembled a new PC from a small reseller in a town nearby from used PC parts and, on a 30MB hard drive, here there was: a pre-installed Civ1!
    I honestly don't (wanna) know how many hours I spent playing it...
     
  12. darkskies

    darkskies Warlord

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    I played when it first came out on the Amiga, not remembering exactly when that was (1992 I think). I also played SimEarth a lot when I wanted to go back even further in history ;).
     
  13. Raio

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    Played it since the very beggining all the year just before entering on university (September 1992); I was 18 years old and used to play with my brother all nights long, drinking cold milk and eating cookies, specially on summer vacantions.

    Ya it was long time ago and you made me becme nostalgic now... :(
     
  14. darkimpaler

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    I'm really fond of a few things in particular regarding Civ1:
    - the city screen, that I still find very appealing
    - the tech discovery music
    - the intro

    I'm really not fond of seeing Aztecs and Zulus come at me with tanks while I'm still roaming with pikemen. :lol:
     
  15. Mesodius

    Mesodius Warmonger

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    But remember, in Civ 1, your pikeman might very well destroy an enemy tank. :lol:
     
  16. rastak

    rastak Emperor

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    Yea, my most anticipated game of 1991 once I saw a preview in a gaming mag.

    I absolutely played that game to death.
     
  17. Primacide

    Primacide Settler

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    I started playing in 1991. I'm ashamed to admit I still play civ I for the heck of it every couple of months. :)
     
  18. Asterix Rage

    Asterix Rage Warlord

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    I did :)
    I bought it by chance. The box description of the game on the box was promessing. Remake History on your own computer! ...a 386SX 25Mhz
    The graphics looked crap but the addictive gameplay was already there
     
  19. Jarhead60

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    I was in the Marines back in '91 and Civ1 was the first computer game I bought and I played for 12 hours the first time. Cut back to about 6 hours a day after that because the wife was getting grumpy. Life happened and I got away from the addiction. Skipped all the other Civ games until getting Civ 5 G&K in the past year and now I am hooked all over. New wife doesn't like it any more than the first wife did. :lol:
     
  20. Rusty Edge

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    I got a free copy, but I don't recall the year.

    My mom carpooled with somebody who had an only son that went to art school and did some work on the game. We were probably the only people she knew with a computer at home that would run it.
     

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