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reddog000: I know right SirTawmis! After my last post I went a searching for my Ultimate Wizardry Archives CD. I found my party notes from my Elite party I rolled for Wiz7. I also found the hint guide book for Wiz7 which is more valuable than Gold to me! But I cannot find the CD. I think when I moved in 2009 I left it in my shed in a box with all my game boxes which I saved and did not throw away. So bummed but I think that is where it is but not 100% sure. If I found the other stuff from Wiz7 I am holding out hope that it is in my new shed in that box IF I BROUGHT IT (fingers crossed). Just gonna wait until spring to go out there and check. Too darn cold right now...lol.
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SirTawmis: I am hanging onto hope that it's on one of my CD spindles... or stuffed away in one of my other game boxes (like Wizardry or Realms of Arkania). I am making my way through my CD spindles right now - because I recently got a BluRay burner - so to get rid of the excess data CDs and DVDs I have - I have been burning things to BluRay and trashing the CD/DVD data discs I had... it could be in one of these MANY spindles I have... if that fails, time to go in the garage open the bins of games I have stored away (99% of them are Sierra games - but there's Realms of Arkania, the old floppy of Wizardry I-VI, and then VII and VIII are there too)...
Yeah nice and good luck SirTawmis! It is my birthday today so I hope I can find it today. I was planning on looking for it a bit today anyways and did not even realize it was my birthday today...lol. Good luck I hope you find yours.
It took - what... over 2 months? And tons of digging... but I did just find my Wizardry Archives CD!
I've made DOSBOX installers for my Wizardry I - V games... but still hope that they land on GoG.com one day. The compleitionist in me is twitching that I don't have all the Wizardry games on here.
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SirTawmis: I've made DOSBOX installers for my Wizardry I - V games... but still hope that they land on GoG.com one day. The compleitionist in me is twitching that I don't have all the Wizardry games on here.
Same here. I was surprised at just how good Wizardry 1 held up when I played it a few years ago. I had a really fun time with it.
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SirTawmis: I've made DOSBOX installers for my Wizardry I - V games... but still hope that they land on GoG.com one day. The compleitionist in me is twitching that I don't have all the Wizardry games on here.
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advancedhero: Same here. I was surprised at just how good Wizardry 1 held up when I played it a few years ago. I had a really fun time with it.
It's certainly rough around the edges, but still a fun walk down memory lane. My best friend (at the time) and I would spend ENDLESS hours on the weekend, staying the night at one another's house, playing Wizardry...

It's still the first thing I search for on here, when I log into the site - to see if Wizardry I-V have made their way on here yet...
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Silverhawk170485: I doubt that in nowadays the very old Wizardry parts like 1, 2 and so on are so interesting for the most people anymore.
I just wanted to call attention to this post. It's a really backwards thing to say, about anything. Old games "aren't interesting" for newer gamers simply because people say they aren't, not because they actually aren't. I had never played a Wizardry game in my childhood, but everything I've heard about the series interests me for its history. At least one of the games, Wizardry 4, is still interesting today for being so completely different from most games.

This kind of closemindedness holds gaming back more than anything else, both new gaming and old gaming. If a bunch of text and some simple graphics like this "hurt your eyes", as you say, perhaps you need to visit a doctor about that.
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Silverhawk170485: I doubt that in nowadays the very old Wizardry parts like 1, 2 and so on are so interesting for the most people anymore.
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Tsugaru: I just wanted to call attention to this post. It's a really backwards thing to say, about anything. Old games "aren't interesting" for newer gamers simply because people say they aren't, not because they actually aren't. I had never played a Wizardry game in my childhood, but everything I've heard about the series interests me for its history. At least one of the games, Wizardry 4, is still interesting today for being so completely different from most games.

This kind of closemindedness holds gaming back more than anything else, both new gaming and old gaming. If a bunch of text and some simple graphics like this "hurt your eyes", as you say, perhaps you need to visit a doctor about that.
I must admit that I didn't play the games when they were released. But I must also say that there are many other retro games that are the way more polished and interesting for new gamers and can even keep up with modern games gameplaywise. I bought and played the first few Wizardry titles because I'm a completionist (I need to own all parts of a series) but in my opinion you can play the older Wizardry titles for some retro feeling. If you are new in Wizardry they don't give you something special. Just my opinion. I didn't want to insult any Wizardry fan.
Post edited June 17, 2019 by Silverhawk170485
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Tsugaru: I just wanted to call attention to this post. It's a really backwards thing to say, about anything. Old games "aren't interesting" for newer gamers simply because people say they aren't, not because they actually aren't. I had never played a Wizardry game in my childhood, but everything I've heard about the series interests me for its history. At least one of the games, Wizardry 4, is still interesting today for being so completely different from most games.

This kind of closemindedness holds gaming back more than anything else, both new gaming and old gaming. If a bunch of text and some simple graphics like this "hurt your eyes", as you say, perhaps you need to visit a doctor about that.
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Silverhawk170485: I must admit that I didn't play the games when they were released. But I must also say that there are many other retro games that are the way more polished and interesting for new gamers and can even keep up with modern games gameplaywise. I bought and played the first few Wizardry titles because I'm a completionist (I need to own all parts of a series) but in my opinion you can play the older Wizardry titles for some retro feeling. If you are new in Wizardry they don't give you something special. Just my opinion. I didn't want to insult any Wizardry fan.
I found Wizardry 1 much more accessible than the later games (esp. 6-8; even tho I love them now).
I think it is very much worth a playthrough for every RPG fan. I just recently beat Dark Souls, and it made me think back on Wizardry; I think if more people approached Wizardry 1 more like Dark Souls, than they would get a lot more out of it. Rather than dismissing it and saying, well this is an outdated mechanic and we have moved on from that, we examine it deeper than that and see exactly what the developers were trying to accomplish with these mechanics. People often complain about the perma-death and things like beheading insta-kills- but I think these all serve a purpose in the whole context of the game.
I don't know, I think it is worth another look for anyone who may have been put off by the series at first. Now, I haven't played 2-5, so I can't speak for those, but Wizardry 1 is still a classic IMO. It should be up there with Dark Souls as a tough but excellently designed game for hardcore RPG fans.

(if there is one disappointment I have with Wiz 1, it is that there is not that much of a motivation to explore levels 5-8. But perhaps that is a boon rather than a mark against it.)