I don’t know how I forgot to mention this, but at the same event last weekend I mentioned in my previous post, I picked up a few old PC games! My boyfriend is a PC game fan, and especially a fan of some of the Sim games. A vendor there was selling boxed games for $2 each, so I picked up a few of them. One was a complete Sim City 2000 CD collection which includes a bunch of add-ons for the original game. I also found SimTower, which was my personal favourite Sim game (and truthfully the only one I’ve ever played.) I spent many hours as a kid playing a pirated version of this game and even beat it once! A few years ago when my boyfriend was fiddling around with running Windows 98 in a virtual machine, we installed that game and I got sucked back into it like I was 13 years old again. So, so much fun. Now I have a legitimate copy!
I also found Age of Empires III along with two of its expansion packs. My boyfriend is a fan of real time strategy games and he has played the original of this series. It was a shot in the dark, but for $2 for each box, it was worth it just in case he wanted to play it!
On the topic of PC games, we are currently trying to get my family’s old 386 computer up and running again. When we first turned it on, it told us that the CMOS battery was toast and wouldn’t boot up because of it. So far we’ve replaced the battery to see if it would go through its boot cycle, but now we get some beeps and bloops and end up with a blank screen. I’m so sad that it’s not working, but I’m hoping we can figure it out. There is a strong yearning inside me to have a go at Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, Wolfenstein 3D and a bunch of other games from my childhood again. Fingers crossed, please!
Thanks (again!) for reading!