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 No.7829

I've seen this chart posted a few times but it only extends back to 1988. There's also a brief history of PC gaming chart which only goes back to 1990. Why is this? I'm not someone who's very knowledgeable when it comes to older PC games but I've been growing more curious. Is there any way we can compile a new chart to include notable PC games which released prior to 1988? And how far back should we go? I'm not sure if it's really worth going through the 1970s but there were a good chunk of significant PC games in the early to mid 1980s that should be worth sticking on a PC gaming chart. Akalabeth, Zork, the first Ultima, Microsoft Flight Simulator 1.0, Elite, Trinity, Starflight etc.

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 No.7830

Because before 1987, most "DOS" machines were IBM Personal Computers(8088), XT's(8088), PCjr's(8088), AT's(286), or at the ass end of the 80's a PS/2 with a 386 on the high end. Even the Total DOS Collection only goes back to 1981, and there was less than 20 titles released that year. Most videogames on computers prior to 1987 were on Amiga, TRS-80, CP/M, or fucking mainframes. Still, there was some good games from 1981-1987 that do get ignored, since most people just focus on the popular titles from the era like the Zork series, Rogue, Ultima series, Kings Quest series, Wizardry series, etc.

I entirely support anyone willing to emulate all DOS releases from 1987 going back and make images like you've posted. A "complete" history of DOS gaming would be awesome. And companion images for complete Amiga and other retro PC gaming would be great too.

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 No.7920

These kind of compilation pictures are dumb. Especially one that tries to be as complete as possible, instead of focusing per genre and making sure no inferior ports make the list it just arbitrarily divides by console it was released on. Also one that includes recommended mods is pretty much a must especially when it comes to PC. This picture doesn't tell me what version of Rayman to play and since I can't ctrl+F on it it better has JJ2+ on there.

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