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SSJ_Jup81
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17 years, 4 months ago
Yep, I remember that game. Used to play it in Elementary school (1986-1992), along with Number Munchers, Word Munchers, and Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego.

The only thing I hated about Oregon Trail was the fact that no matter what, seems your entire party would still die off before reaching your destination. ><

My favorite part of the game, though, was the hunting portion. I never could shoot anything. lol

Just to think, that's when computers actually used floppy disks, literally. Call me old-fashioned, but I liked those better than the ones we have now, because I've never once had a problem, like the disk getting stuck in the drive, not like with the diskettes we use now.

kesh1k
Man, I used to LOVE that game! I actually have an Apple II emulator program so that I can play the actual old school version on it, complete with the crappy hunting! The newer versions just didn't do it for me.

Wow!! Mind sending me that program, along with the game? I've been looking for this for a good while so that I could show it to my younger cousin.
    17 years, 4 months ago
    I used to play that game non-stop back when I was a kid. And yeah, there's nothing worse than having most of your team dying way before you reach Oregon. I remember this one time, I was 5 miles within Oregon, and my last person died.
      Jason43
      1494 Posts
      17 years, 4 months ago
      That used to be mandatory in gradeschool. OT and old school Carmen Sandiego. I always spent most of the game trying to hunt and almost always died. Good times.
        Vertex(Admin)
        367 Posts
        17 years, 4 months ago
        I grew up in Oregon so I got to play it a lot ;)
        When I die, I want to die peacefully, in my sleep, like my grandpa did. Not like the screaming passengers in his car.
          System
          79987 Posts
          17 years, 4 months ago
          That was the only reason to go to school for me it was a great game.
            Memories
            30 Posts
            17 years, 4 months ago
            I play that game before, the old and updated verison.
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              Mavrick_45
              156 Posts
              17 years, 4 months ago
              i still play that game....nothing like shooting 900 pounds of meat over your carrying limit
                Rhio2k
                679 Posts
                17 years, 3 months ago
                I played a recent version...died of diarrhea. What a way to go. Fartin' your life away.
                  System
                  79987 Posts
                  17 years, 3 months ago
                  I don't think I EVER made it to Oregon :lol: . Just Lots of dead people.
                    System
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                    17 years, 3 months ago
                    My favorite thing to do was name people in my party things like My Penis so it would say things like My Penis got bitten by a rattlesnake. That was hilarious in grade school.
                      System
                      79987 Posts
                      17 years, 3 months ago
                      Man, the last time I played that, I was in 5th grade. As a reward, we would get to jam it on the Apple II's. Then came typing class in 6th grade. We were so stoked to come in one Friday and see Spy Hunter loaded up on all the C64's.
                        Kray
                        865 Posts
                        17 years, 3 months ago
                        Jason43
                        That used to be mandatory in gradeschool. OT and old school Carmen Sandiego. I always spent most of the game trying to hunt and almost always died. Good times.


                        :lol: That was my only incentive to go to any computer class! We always put funny names in for the tombstones like "The Bastard" or "My Ass" which always got me in trouble. I never really made it to Oregon either.
                          System
                          79987 Posts
                          17 years, 3 months ago
                          Yep, I remember that game. Used to play it in Elementary school (1986-1992), along with Number Munchers, Word Munchers, and Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego.


                          Ditto!

                          The only thing I hated about Oregon Trail was the fact that no matter what, seems your entire party would still die off before reaching your destination. ><


                          I liked to kill 'em all off!

                          My favorite part of the game, though, was the hunting portion. I never could shoot anything. lol


                          I got so close once to shooting everything once!

                          Just to think, that's when computers actually used floppy disks, literally.


                          That was a long time ago... =)
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                            Lottech96
                            1274 Posts
                            16 years, 8 months ago
                            OOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHH KAY!

                            Pardon me for waking the dead, But I did that search thingy and found this. I was really looking for Munchers and Oodle Lake . But seeeing this brought back memories. So I'm gonna do my things to Know about Oragon trail.

                            1. Go as a banker, You'll have more money that way.

                            2. If you eat to much go meager. you don't have to go to extremes with bare bones , but always try to hunt and buy more but watch you're budget.

                            3. go grueling to steady, going grueling can make you go faster to reach the next landmark, but It can make your players rest less.

                            4. Don't be stupid at rivers. Check the depth of the river If you know you'll won't be able to forge/ford the river then don't, I've lost to many players due to stupid players.

                            5. Chances suck , as with the river chances are if you try to float ,You'll tip over . Also the same with Axles and or wheels If they break, you may not be able to fix them and waste a wheel or axle to continue.

                            6. You may be a sharpshooter, but you can't lift sh*t, you can endanger the whole forest and mountains as you please , but you'll only be able to take 100 pounds of meat.

                            7. No replacemant for replacement, if you lose something and have enough for a budget , buy whatever you need to keep the game going.

                            8. Know your location. mostly this replies to any landmark you reach. first off , When you reach Independence Rock, GET THE F**K AWAY FROM THERE!!! , 1. the rock was cursed , poisoned and just really bad news. 2 notice the names there? well there the names of people who died. so If you decide to stay there, they my friend you'll die. AND THEN MY FRIEND YOU DIE MAN!!! and then my friend........................YOU DIIIIIIEEEEEE!!!
                            ahem... and besides there's no stores . so MOVE IT!

                            9. Have sane, smart players. those who won't go crazy after every player dies or reaches poor or very poor on heath status. oh god that reminds me of the Guy I knew at school Who had the last name of Dingfeld (boy with a name like that you know he has to be f**ked in the head, matter in fact he was)he just act like a retardt whenever somthing happened, so we just punched him or shoved him away , or because of the teachers , just ban him. i'm sure you're aware of this time to time.

                            10. Know what you're doing. nuff said.

                            and when you reach Oregon, you can take the easy but boring road or go down the river .

                            just steer clear of obsticals and you'll be fine.

                            and there you are
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                              pokinsmot
                              574 Posts
                              16 years, 8 months ago
                              skojoe40
                              Yeah I remember Oregon Trail and puttin funny shit on the tombstones so others in your class could find it, that was great. Also, I played number munchers quite a bit as well, especially the prime numbers version. But my real question is, does anyone remember a game that was out around the same time as oregon trail, maybe even a little later, 92-93 where you went fishing and there were fish such as rainbow trout and there was always the bird...the osprey?


                              Odell Lake!

                              hey kesh1k, can you let me know where you got it?



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                                nippythefish
                                2694 Posts
                                16 years, 8 months ago
                                Vertex
                                I grew up in Oregon so I got to play it a lot ;)


                                Ditto. :wink:
                                  nippythefish
                                  2694 Posts
                                  16 years, 8 months ago
                                  pokinsmot
                                  skojoe40
                                  Yeah I remember Oregon Trail and puttin funny shit on the tombstones so others in your class could find it, that was great. Also, I played number munchers quite a bit as well, especially the prime numbers version. But my real question is, does anyone remember a game that was out around the same time as oregon trail, maybe even a little later, 92-93 where you went fishing and there were fish such as rainbow trout and there was always the bird...the osprey?


                                  Odell Lake!


                                  Heck yeah....I remember that. I used to always wonder what the hell a Dolly Varden was...
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                                    Cybertooth85
                                    76 Posts
                                    16 years, 7 months ago
                                    On top of this game, I loved the Magic Mountain/Midnight Madness series. I think it was called Super Solvers collectively. The games were essentially educational programs designed with incredibly long sequences for "completion" so I kid could play it a little each day, and still not have finished it by the end of the school year. I've (sadly) resolved to acquire an old Mac and get copies of these games, or find programmers to get emulators of them made :D
                                    "Tell my tale to those who ask. Tell it truly; the good deeds along with the ill, and let me be judged accordingly. The rest...is silence."
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                                      Cybertooth85
                                      76 Posts
                                      16 years, 7 months ago
                                      Well, just made it to Oregon on my first try, with 5 ppl in good health, no money left, and 2686 total points. I was number five on the leader board of the emulator, so I entered Phil McCroch as the name.

                                      Cool game.
                                      "Tell my tale to those who ask. Tell it truly; the good deeds along with the ill, and let me be judged accordingly. The rest...is silence."
                                        Rhio2k
                                        679 Posts
                                        16 years, 7 months ago
                                        I remember dying of diarrhea a lot. That and dehydration.
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