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(Some Guy)   Scorched Earth, one of the best shareware games of all time.   ( classicgaming.com) divider line
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2001-08-10 08:37:18 AM  
I'm sorry, but DeathDrome was the BEST EVER shareware.
2001-08-10 08:53:12 AM  
i love this game, i used to play it for hours.
2001-08-10 08:59:48 AM  
chunky: Why are you sorry? It clearly says right in the caption "Scorched Earth, one of the best shareware games of all time". DeathDrome was so great and you couldn't link it?
2001-08-10 09:14:03 AM  
Scorched earth is sweet. my friends and I played this at parties all the time. now we've moved on to Worms: Armageddon. but SE will always have a place in my heart.
2001-08-10 09:17:50 AM  
Man I remeber this game like i played it yesterday :) this game made me hardcore (1000 rounds straight baby yeah!)
2001-08-10 09:27:47 AM  
This game is the definition of old-school. I used to play it back in 8th grade.
2001-08-10 09:31:09 AM  
This was one of the first games that made a great party game... Sooo much fun whether you were alone or with 7 friends, and so customizable, too! I used to spend hours playing Scorched Earth and Renegade Legion: Interceptor (my favorite).
2001-08-10 10:08:50 AM  
Best... Game... Ever...
2001-08-10 10:45:47 AM  
I used to play SE a LOT, back in 92-95
2001-08-10 10:47:53 AM  
Anyone get this heap to work? All I get is pif file errors.
2001-08-10 12:50:47 PM  
crashed my system
2001-08-10 01:35:05 PM  
Scorched Earth is just a better version of 'artillery' from the Apple ][

I played scorched earth alot also back in the day, but it never came close to the fun I had playing rampart in college.
2001-08-10 01:35:45 PM  
I'm rather fond of SE's progeny: Worms!
2001-08-10 01:36:56 PM  
You just have to click through the error messeges, it works fine.
2001-08-10 02:08:53 PM  
I too remember playing this like it was yesterday, too bad it three days ago. It's on my laptop with a whole bunch of cool Dos games. (spacewars, pitfall, starwars in EGA graphics, Jill of the jungle, etc...)
2001-08-10 02:12:29 PM  
I'm surprised someone hasn't revamped the Scorched Earth franchise.

I saw a while back that someone had created a Linux based 3D scorch (to complicated from what I saw).

At the very least someone could update the code to run on Win ME and 2000 (and XP, the glass of Satan's urine that it is).
2001-08-10 04:00:47 PM  
I remember a game similar to this (programmed in Qbasic) where you were gorillas and you threw bananas at one another
2001-08-10 04:09:26 PM  

Deaths Heads, Sand Diggers, MERV, Funky Bombs and Baby Nukes... Always a fun game.
2001-08-10 04:27:32 PM  
Death Heads on Large Scale blasts - everything on the screen gets destroyed. ouch :)

The best part was configuring talk1.cfg and talk2.cfg to give new shooting/death quotes. I loved that.

BTW, I still have a saved game in which my money looks something like this.... 9.6e2. It's also infinite...
2001-08-10 06:16:55 PM  
As I mentioned, burried on another post yesterday, WarHeads:SE is simular to SE in many ways...
It also runs just peachy on WinME/2k
Has netplay
And you can edit the talk files too...
2001-08-10 06:37:19 PM  
Ahhh. Scorched Earth and Wolfenstein-3D. Those were the days.
2001-08-10 07:12:55 PM  
2001-08-10 07:47:01 PM  
man, i remember i used to play this on my high schools old (at the time, top o the line) i.b.m drones.
I forget what file, but I'd go into dos and edit the money amount so I started with unlimited cash....cheating yah, but fun =)
q: does anyone know where I can dl a copy of Doom from? My old computer has it, but that computer hasn't worked in years.
2001-08-10 09:26:19 PM  
I used to waste so much time in highschool playing scorched earth during lunch and computer lab.. As well, I remember Gorrilla bannanas well. As well as the other Qbasic game included with MSdos 5 Nibbles. Nibbles was an oddly hypnotising game in itself..
2001-08-11 12:07:03 AM  
is it still DOS based?

or can I play it in NT?
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