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What game should I download?
vanity | wage slave

Posted on 02/07/2014 12:42:46 PM PST by Wage Slave

I'm going to be in a hotel room without tv (only cheesy mexican tv via antenna) or internet access for several days. Can't go out sightseeing due to safety reasons. No, I'm not being held captive. Anyway, I have books to read but would like to download a game.

Any suggestions for the old fashioned adventure or mystery games? I'm old....I loved the original DOS adventure game with the trolls and the plovers. I'm female, so not looking for violent games....more the thinking, problem solving type.

Any safe websites out there that won't load my computer down with malware?


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1 posted on 02/07/2014 12:42:46 PM PST by Wage Slave
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To: Wage Slave
I'm female, so not looking for violent games....

Okay, I'm now out of ideas.

2 posted on 02/07/2014 12:44:42 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.obnoxious)
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To: Wage Slave

Tetris.


3 posted on 02/07/2014 12:46:41 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Obadiah

Suggestion: Tropico 4.

You are El Presidente, and you run a banana republic.

It’s inexpensive and available for download on Steam and I’ve found it to be a relaxing way to pass a few hours.


4 posted on 02/07/2014 12:46:47 PM PST by Ueriah
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To: Wage Slave

Well.. you could log on to healthcare.gov and while trying to navigate around it, add bogus information any place you get a chance.

If you mess it up, you win.


5 posted on 02/07/2014 12:47:07 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: Wage Slave

Assume you will hacked. Period. In Russia, computers, cell phones, etc are hacked within minutes of connecting to the Internet.

If you are going to be there, take a computer that doesn’t have links, address books, financial data, etc. Just bare bones.


6 posted on 02/07/2014 12:47:07 PM PST by rstrahan
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To: Wage Slave
....more the thinking, problem solving type.

Then that would be me, what hotel are you staying in?

7 posted on 02/07/2014 12:49:03 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (I think I've lost my mojo.....)
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To: Wage Slave

Flappy birds.


8 posted on 02/07/2014 12:49:54 PM PST by PAR35
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To: Wage Slave
Try Commander Keen, look for and Download Commander Keen 4 - Secret of the Oracle.


9 posted on 02/07/2014 12:50:52 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: rstrahan

I can download it from a secure home connection before I travel to the hotel, so I should be ok. More worried about the game websites.


10 posted on 02/07/2014 12:51:04 PM PST by Wage Slave
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To: Wage Slave

I used to play Jetpack back in the 90’s. Lots of fun and no violence. Haven’t played in awhile, but here’s a possible download site. http://www.dosgamesonline.com/index/game/248/Jetpack.html


11 posted on 02/07/2014 12:51:44 PM PST by manic4organic (It was nice knowing you, America.)
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To: Wage Slave

I love games of all types, but the game I’m constantly playing on my phone is Spider Solitaire. One-suit play is pretty relaxing. If you want to up the challenge, just increase the number of suits.


12 posted on 02/07/2014 12:51:56 PM PST by twhitak
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To: Wage Slave

Do you have an iPad or other tablet by any chance, or are you using a laptop? Many of the old text adventure games are now in the public domain and can be downloaded for free. Zork I, II, and III are a lot of fun and are available.

If you have a tablet, there is an app called “Frotz” that let’s you download and play tons of text adventures, both classic ones and newly user-created ones as well. If you are using a laptop, I would just start by searching for “Zork” and you will probably find it and many others.

Don’t know if text adventures (”Interactive Fiction”) interest you, but it is a thought.


13 posted on 02/07/2014 12:52:20 PM PST by noiseman (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Wage Slave

Have you ever played Ultima IV, V, and VI?


14 posted on 02/07/2014 12:52:48 PM PST by Hilda
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To: Wage Slave
A deck of cards.
Requires no electricity and plays a lot of games, Solitaire and up, single or multiple player games available.

15 posted on 02/07/2014 12:52:53 PM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Hot Tabasco

lol


16 posted on 02/07/2014 12:52:56 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: Wage Slave

Ummm...candy crush...angry birds...buttons and scissors...


17 posted on 02/07/2014 12:52:56 PM PST by prisoner6 (FREEDOM)
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To: Wage Slave
i am playing this
18 posted on 02/07/2014 12:54:48 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Wage Slave
PC Magazine's Gravy Trader.
19 posted on 02/07/2014 12:55:27 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Wage Slave

“.I loved the original DOS adventure game with the trolls and the plovers.”

You might enjoy interactive fiction pieces that are still being written, and offered free to download. Some of these are exceptional. Here’s a link to a list of “favorites” lists with ratings and reviews:

http://ifdb.tads.org/search?browse&list


20 posted on 02/07/2014 12:56:03 PM PST by rightwingcrazy
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

That was one of my favorite games back in the day.

Original poster (OP) would probably like games like Kings Quest or Myst or something.


21 posted on 02/07/2014 12:56:14 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Wage Slave

http://www.crystalshard.net/hq.htm

Site is clean.


22 posted on 02/07/2014 12:56:28 PM PST by Nonsense Unlimited
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To: twhitak; Wage Slave

I will 2nd Spider Solitaire. It’s likely already on your computer so no download necessary. It’s very addicting.

Play 2 suites

1 Suit is too easy, 4 Suits is impossible

2 suits is hard enough, maybe if you are a natural you will win 10% of the time, but as a beginner expect maybe 5%

Minesweeper is always fun to, but you have to have a good mouse.


23 posted on 02/07/2014 12:56:49 PM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: Wage Slave

Colossal Cave Adventure
http://rickadams.org/adventure/

xyzzy


24 posted on 02/07/2014 12:57:21 PM PST by jonose
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To: Wage Slave

Try ‘Plants and Zombies’ that is if you can take a little nectar and stamens scattered about after the battle.


25 posted on 02/07/2014 12:57:49 PM PST by PeaRidge
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To: Obadiah
Free trial to EVE Online.

I'm female, so not looking for violent games....

Never mind. (Although EVE had an all-female pirate corporation for a while, if I recall correctly, its motto was: "Don't forget, you got beaten by a girl. Yarr!")

26 posted on 02/07/2014 12:57:50 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Wage Slave

Try http://www.gog.com/

Lots and lots of DRM-free games. Aside from the good old ultra-violent ones, there are plenty of mystery and puzzle-solving oriented titles. Dirt cheap. Check it out.


27 posted on 02/07/2014 12:57:56 PM PST by Noumenon (Resistance. Restoration. Retribution.)
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To: Ueriah

“Suggestion: Tropico 4.

You are El Presidente, and you run a banana republic.”

Suggestion: Americo 2014.

You are El Presidente and you transform a once thriving country into a Banana Republic.

Sorry, I couldn’t resist.


28 posted on 02/07/2014 12:58:43 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: humblegunner; Wage Slave
"Well.. you could log on to healthcare.gov and while trying to navigate around it, add bogus information any place you get a chance.

If you mess it up, you win."

Nope, that'll never work...

If she's accessing from Mexico it'll run like clockwork.

;-)

29 posted on 02/07/2014 12:58:54 PM PST by haywoodwebb (Jesus is the answer..... period!)
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To: nickcarraway

thanks


30 posted on 02/07/2014 12:59:19 PM PST by Wage Slave
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To: Stormdog

LOL. Yeah, I think I’ve seen that one.


31 posted on 02/07/2014 12:59:54 PM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Ueriah

El Presidente running a banana republic? Why does that sound familiar?


32 posted on 02/07/2014 1:00:15 PM PST by Wage Slave
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To: Wage Slave

Download DOSbox emulator?

http://www.dosbox.com/


33 posted on 02/07/2014 1:00:28 PM PST by CommieCutter ("For an idea to be too simplistic, it must first be proven wrong" --Thomas Sowell)
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To: humblegunner

lol


34 posted on 02/07/2014 1:00:42 PM PST by Wage Slave
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To: Hot Tabasco

I’ll be at the El Cheapo Inn in Mexico.


35 posted on 02/07/2014 1:01:22 PM PST by Wage Slave
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To: Wage Slave

Do you have DosBox downloaded? You can find a bunch of the old Dos games for download.

Plus I have emulators for Super NES and Playstation and Game Boy Advance. Lots of websites have games to download.

Legally you can download rhem (the proprietary games) for 24 hours.


36 posted on 02/07/2014 1:01:47 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Wage Slave

I downloaded Mario Kart and a bunch of stuff


37 posted on 02/07/2014 1:02:43 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Wage Slave

Qbasic GORILLA!


38 posted on 02/07/2014 1:02:52 PM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: Wage Slave
You don't need sound to watch Mexican soap opera's. :)

...or kids programming for that matter. hehe

39 posted on 02/07/2014 1:02:59 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: 1rudeboy

I’d also highly recommend EVE Online, but that won’t fly (literally) where she’s going to be.

BTW, we moved our little corp to nullsec (Cobalt Edge) back in October to join the Explicit Alliance.

Got in on the HED-GP and B-R5RB actions, plus a whole bunch of lesser ones.

Can’t even imagine returning to highsec.


40 posted on 02/07/2014 1:03:00 PM PST by Noumenon (Resistance. Restoration. Retribution.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

I remember those games!


41 posted on 02/07/2014 1:03:10 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Ueriah

An obama emulator that old??? Really?


42 posted on 02/07/2014 1:03:33 PM PST by Clarence Boddicker ("Think about it, chum. Good business is where you find it.")
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To: Obadiah
Original poster (OP) would probably like games like Kings Quest or Myst or something.

Well then, how about Oregon Trail freeware?

43 posted on 02/07/2014 1:03:50 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: Wage Slave
I'm going to be in a hotel room without tv (only cheesy mexican tv via antenna) or internet access for several days. Can't go out sightseeing due to safety reasons.

Oh, you're going to the Olympics.


44 posted on 02/07/2014 1:04:14 PM PST by Sopater (Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? - Matthew 20:15a)
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To: Noumenon

is EVE available for Linux?


45 posted on 02/07/2014 1:04:34 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Obadiah
I'm female, so not looking for violent games....

..never mind my previous post. hehe

46 posted on 02/07/2014 1:04:37 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Wage Slave

Thanks for the suggestions, peeps. I’m going to check all of them out before I go.


47 posted on 02/07/2014 1:04:47 PM PST by Wage Slave
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To: Wage Slave

Also this too. A lot of good RPGs on here.

http://nesbox.com/


48 posted on 02/07/2014 1:04:47 PM PST by CommieCutter ("For an idea to be too simplistic, it must first be proven wrong" --Thomas Sowell)
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To: prisoner6

Any of the candy games (jellies, candy crush, candy mania, etc), any angry birds games especially IMHO the rio one. Also one my kids really like called ‘cut the rope’.


49 posted on 02/07/2014 1:06:22 PM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Noumenon
I'm such a friggin' carebear, and it hurts. I just don't have the time to devote for nullsec. Lately, it seems that all I'm doing is to log on and change skill training for one of my alts.

I have a major move coming soon, so I'11 just let my account lapse until I can devote a little more time to it.

50 posted on 02/07/2014 1:06:49 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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