View Full Version : Who played the original Dark Forces?

11-18-2001, 08:34 AM
*raises hand*

Ahh...those were the days...making boot disks to free up 20K of RAM... :eek:

11-18-2001, 08:39 AM
I was bored and reinstalled X-COM and was reading the readme when it said, "this program requires more then two MBs of RAM"

I also remember getting DF and my dad was shocked at the amouunt of space the game took up :rolleyes:

11-18-2001, 08:41 AM

What was it? 40MB or something?

BTW, where is my fruit basket? It's been a whole half-hour since I registered. :p

[ November 18, 2001: Message edited by: DR-Rendar ]

11-18-2001, 09:38 AM
YUP!!! I've played every Dark Forces game 3-4 times :). The first one was especially good, not so much for the graphics :), but for the great enjoyment of gameplay :p

11-18-2001, 10:00 AM
Geez theres a lot of new members :)

This is gonna get interesting......

oh, and yes, i did.

11-18-2001, 10:54 AM
I lost my PC gaming virginity to Dark Forces.

11-18-2001, 11:00 AM
I still HAVE Dark Forces i got it when it first came out but i dont play it anymore

11-18-2001, 12:36 PM
Welcome to the forums, X-Vector, Andrew, DR_Rendar... Enjoy your stay. :D

Yes, of course I played Dark Forces. I think the question is... Who hasn't played it yet?

Originally posted by X-Vector:
I lost my PC gaming virginity to Dark Forces.


The first game I remember playing on the PC was Sopwith...and that fit into about 4k. :D But that was in the heady days of the 8086...ahhh, the memories... 5.25 inch floppy disks, 1Mb RAM...it was a state-of-the-art system.

11-18-2001, 12:45 PM
Yeah, yeah...Sopwith2, Alley Cat, Tetris. *lol*

Anyway, I played Dark Forces and I especially enjoyed the imaginitive level design plus the great music, MIDI back then, newly composed and arranged bits of John Williams great art. ;-) As well as in X-Wing and TIE-fighter. Praise to Michael Land, Clint Bajakian and Peter McConnell. LEC music rules. ;-)))

11-18-2001, 12:53 PM
Originally posted by StormHammer:
<STRONG>Welcome to the forums, X-Vector, Andrew, DR_Rendar... Enjoy your stay. :D

Erm, thanks, but as you can see I've already 'been' here for 7 months now (I just haven't posted much, because there are other games to take the limelight for now).
I still appreciate the sentiment though. ;)

LEC music rules.

Yes, it does.
Clint Bajakian's Outlaws score was awesome, even though much of it was, *cough*, 'inspired' by Ennio Morricone's work.

11-18-2001, 12:59 PM
Heh...sorry Vector...got a bit mixed up there. Anyway, I don't recall welcoming you before...so I guess that makes up for it. ;)

11-18-2001, 03:18 PM
*Raises hand*

I lost my PC gaming virginity to TIE Fighter, but DF was next in line! :D

11-18-2001, 04:10 PM
hehe I played DF on my p133 48mb memory, 1.2 gig hd(w/o a 3d card) the same pc i played JK on for a couple of years.. i remember playing it normally, then repeatedly charging through there with 'LA Postal' on blowing everyone up in sight with concusion rifles, dark trooper guns, etc.

after purchasing a new dell 933mhz 256mb 40 gig hd 64mb TNT2 and playing JK on it(for old times sake), the difference was huge..

when i was messsing around with JK on my p133 a few months ago, i found that JK was unplayable. the difference was huge..

btw moderators, feel free to resize pics to fit in box.. i can't figure out how :(

[ November 18, 2001: Message edited by: DeathBoLT ]

Lion Heart
11-18-2001, 04:13 PM
I think DF was my first person shooter.

11-18-2001, 04:47 PM
I played Dark Forces for the first time only recently. I was amazed by what a great game it is especially since it's so old. I even got used to the crappy graphics, but one thing I hated was the fact that you cant use the mouse to look up and down, and there was no crosshair to aim with.

Other than that, though, I thought it was a very good, very challenging game that was very challenging. (Did I already say that?)

I haven't worked up the nerve to play it again yet, but I will soon probably.

OH, and welcome to the boards all newcomers. *starts throwing gift baskets in all directions.* Catch 'em while you can.

[ November 18, 2001: Message edited by: JediKnight_114 ]

11-18-2001, 05:16 PM
Originally posted by Lion Heart:
<STRONG>I think DF was my first person shooter.</STRONG>

Mine to. I think this thread should be titles who hasnt played DF :). Most of the fans in here probably have :eek:

Lion Heart
11-18-2001, 06:08 PM
Originally posted by Lion Heart:
<STRONG>I think DF was my first person shooter.</STRONG>

Hehe. I ment that DF was my 1st first person shooter.

Pretty complicated statment. I still dont know if the grammar is correct.

11-18-2001, 07:01 PM
Heh...Lion Heart, why not just say 'My first FPS'?

Just for the record, my first FPS was good 'ol Wolfenstein 3D - when it first came out. It appeared on a PC at my work place - and there was a policy of no games, so being in charge of the systems, (and being a complete dork) I dutifully deleted it. But it kept coming back, so I decided to see what all the fuss was about...I believe I spent days trying to find all those secret areas... :D

Just a tip for anyone wanting to try Wolf3D...the best controller is a trackball. I used to do a 180 in a flash by spinning that ball, to gun down the baddies coming up behind me. ;)

11-18-2001, 08:40 PM
DF back then for me was hot! WOW! this is so cool. That was when I had my old friend 486. Now, with my P3 it takes a long time to load. :)

Zekk Dawkins
11-19-2001, 10:49 PM
I still play it.

11-20-2001, 07:29 AM
Yes. I played as Osyrus.