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Ok so I got a hold of this and going to install it when I get home...
wonder how much I'll laugh when I run Wizardry 1 heh, and to think I
spent several all-night-long sessions playing it... the world of gaming
has really changed in the last 18 years. I'm wondering about the later
ones though, as I only played Wiz 1, Wiz 7 and Wiz 8
 
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Hah!!Wiz 1 probably won't even work on a modern PC. You'll probably need a
DOS emulator.
<wolfing1@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Ok so I got a hold of this and going to install it when I get home...
> wonder how much I'll laugh when I run Wizardry 1 heh, and to think I
> spent several all-night-long sessions playing it... the world of gaming
> has really changed in the last 18 years. I'm wondering about the later
> ones though, as I only played Wiz 1, Wiz 7 and Wiz 8
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> Hah!!Wiz 1 probably won't even work on a modern PC. You'll probably need a
> DOS emulator.
> <wolfing1@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:1110400378.469737.37180@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> > Ok so I got a hold of this and going to install it when I get home...
> > wonder how much I'll laugh when I run Wizardry 1 heh, and to think I
> > spent several all-night-long sessions playing it... the world of gaming
> > has really changed in the last 18 years. I'm wondering about the later
> > ones though, as I only played Wiz 1, Wiz 7 and Wiz 8
> >
>
>

wrong. it works just fine on a modern PC.
 
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Wizadry 1 is still a great game...
The bubbley slimes hail you in wellcome ;)
I don't mind the graphics they got the dungeon done<remember spending days
maping the dark area ;)>
I loved the caracter system when a group died you had to go in and rescue
them.
Then raise them in the temple.
The magic system was fun will my mage get the fireball off b4 the dagon
breathes ;)
The characters even aged <don't see that in modern games>
You can transfer character between 1, 2 and 3 I forget about 4
5 was diffrent you were the bad guy trying to get out of the dungeon
God now I got dig out my wiz collection disk ;) talk about it made me want
to go through it again ;)


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> Ok so I got a hold of this and going to install it when I get home...
> wonder how much I'll laugh when I run Wizardry 1 heh, and to think I
> spent several all-night-long sessions playing it... the world of gaming
> has really changed in the last 18 years. I'm wondering about the later
> ones though, as I only played Wiz 1, Wiz 7 and Wiz 8
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wolfing1@yahoo.com wrote:

> Ok so I got a hold of this and going to install it when I get home...
> wonder how much I'll laugh when I run Wizardry 1 heh, and to think I
> spent several all-night-long sessions playing it... the world of gaming
> has really changed in the last 18 years. I'm wondering about the later
> ones though, as I only played Wiz 1, Wiz 7 and Wiz 8
>

You will find that Wizardry 1-4 are far more brutal than you expect.
Total party kill. Start over.

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In article <toLXd.357447$w62.288962@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net>,
"dawg" <don't look@worldnet.att.net> says...
> Hah!!Wiz 1 probably won't even work on a modern PC. You'll probably need a
> DOS emulator.
> <wolfing1@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:1110400378.469737.37180@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> > Ok so I got a hold of this and going to install it when I get home...
> > wonder how much I'll laugh when I run Wizardry 1 heh, and to think I
> > spent several all-night-long sessions playing it... the world of gaming
> > has really changed in the last 18 years. I'm wondering about the later
> > ones though, as I only played Wiz 1, Wiz 7 and Wiz 8

I think you'll find 5 and 6 are very similar to 7, albeit with slightly
cruder graphics.

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On 9 Mar 2005 12:32:58 -0800, wolfing1@yahoo.com wrote:

>Ok so I got a hold of this and going to install it when I get home...
>wonder how much I'll laugh when I run Wizardry 1 heh, and to think I
>spent several all-night-long sessions playing it... the world of gaming
>has really changed in the last 18 years. I'm wondering about the later
>ones though, as I only played Wiz 1, Wiz 7 and Wiz 8

I'd skip 1-5, and take a party from 6 to 8.

Then again, I'm not sure if you can export teams from 1-5.

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Hmm, only sure on 10 and a few guesses. Gosh, been such a long time
I'm not even sure of all the variants.
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Badios
Halito, Mahalito, Lahalito
Haman, Mahaman
Bamatu
Maporfic
Latumofis
Latumapic

Not sure...
Madios
Zilwan
Porfic

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dawg wrote:
> Hah!!Wiz 1 probably won't even work on a modern PC. You'll probably need a
> DOS emulator.

I've had good luck with most early DOS titles. The Bard's Tale trilogy
as a comparable example to the early Wizardries work fine under Windows
XP. It's when SVGA, VESA, and SoundBlaster support are introduced that
certain DOS titles have trouble under XP. Eye of the Beholder is such a
game. It works fine under XP so long as sound is disabled but the
problem is easily sidestepped by using DOSBox or VDMSound. But I'm
rambling: Wizardry should work fine under current implementations of
Windows.

Also www.ntcompatible.com is very useful for gauging how specific games
will work under Windows 2000, XP, and NT. Often advice is provided on
how people managed to get the games running if they work right from the
first go. I see that the early Wizardry games are missing from the
database. Perhaps somewhere here could contribute their experiences to
entries on those games.


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In article
<1110400378.469737.37180@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com>,
wolfing1@yahoo.com wrote:
> Ok so I got a hold of this and going to install it when I get
> home... wonder how much I'll laugh when I run Wizardry 1 heh,
> and to think I spent several all-night-long sessions playing
> it... the world of gaming has really changed in the last 18
> years. I'm wondering about the later ones though, as I only
> played Wiz 1, Wiz 7 and Wiz 8

I got my rpg start with The Bard's Tale and Ultima III (not
counting text adventures). Despite numerous attempts I couldn't
get through Wizardry I. Getting started was too difficult, and
advancement benefits are much too random for my tastes.

In doing a run-through of classic RPGs using emulators, I found
out that I only really enjoyed the ones I'd played before.

Unless you played and enjoyed it back in the day, I'm guessing
you won't be able to get into Wizardry I-III at all.

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dawg wrote:
> Hah!!Wiz 1 probably won't even work on a modern PC. You'll probably need a
> DOS emulator.

Not so. I've also got the Wizardry Archives, and they run on a P4
2.53GHz with Windows XP quite happily. You have to turn the speed down
a bit, but you can do that with the in-game settings anyway.

Cheers,
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lol it's been so long since I played Wiz 1, I only remember tiltowait :)
 
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On that special day, , ("dawg" <don't look@worldnet.att.net>) said...

> Hah!!Wiz 1 probably won't even work on a modern PC. You'll probably need a
> DOS emulator.

No problem.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/dosbox/


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"Rick Ryan" <nighthawk@axecessnet.net> wrote in message
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> Wizadry 1 is still a great game...
> The bubbley slimes hail you in wellcome ;)
> I don't mind the graphics they got the dungeon done<remember spending
days
> maping the dark area ;)>
> I loved the caracter system when a group died you had to go in and rescue
> them.
> Then raise them in the temple.
> The magic system was fun will my mage get the fireball off b4 the dagon
> breathes ;)
> The characters even aged <don't see that in modern games>
> You can transfer character between 1, 2 and 3 I forget about 4
> 5 was diffrent you were the bad guy trying to get out of the dungeon
> God now I got dig out my wiz collection disk ;) talk about it made me want
> to go through it again ;)
>
>
> <wolfing1@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:1110400378.469737.37180@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> > Ok so I got a hold of this and going to install it when I get home...
> > wonder how much I'll laugh when I run Wizardry 1 heh, and to think I
> > spent several all-night-long sessions playing it... the world of gaming
> > has really changed in the last 18 years. I'm wondering about the later
> > ones though, as I only played Wiz 1, Wiz 7 and Wiz 8
> >

How many spell names can you remember, apart from DIOS and TILTOWAIT?
(I can manage ... 6).
 
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..hoy. wrote:
> Hmm, only sure on 10 and a few guesses. Gosh, been such a long time
> I'm not even sure of all the variants.
> Badios
> Halito, Mahalito, Lahalito
> Haman, Mahaman
> Bamatu
> Maporfic
> Latumofis
> Latumapic
>
> Not sure...
> Madios
> Zilwan
> Porfic

More:
KATINO - sleep
MAKANITO - wizardry version of cloudkill, kill all level 8- monsters
instantly
DIAL - cure critic
BADIAL - cause critic
LAKANITO - more powerful version of makanito via suffocation
MALOR - teleport

Not sure:
DIALMA - heal?
 
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"Lol" <l.d.wilmer@NOJUNKMAILblueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
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[ . . . ]
>
> How many spell names can you remember, apart from DIOS and TILTOWAIT?
> (I can manage ... 6).

The only one I can remember is LOMILWA. (And I'm not even sure I have that
right. It's been about 20 years.)
 
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> DIAL - cure critic
> BADIAL - cause critic

Shouldn't those be ROGER and EBERT? <g,d&r>
 
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<inferno2000@my-deja.com> wrote in message
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> .hoy. wrote:
> > Hmm, only sure on 10 and a few guesses. Gosh, been such a long time
> > I'm not even sure of all the variants.
> > Badios
> > Halito, Mahalito, Lahalito
> > Haman, Mahaman
> > Bamatu
> > Maporfic
> > Latumofis
> > Latumapic
> >
> > Not sure...
> > Madios
> > Zilwan
> > Porfic
>
> More:
> KATINO - sleep
> MAKANITO - wizardry version of cloudkill, kill all level 8- monsters
> instantly
> DIAL - cure critic
> BADIAL - cause critic

cure/cause serious

> LAKANITO - more powerful version of makanito via suffocation
> MALOR - teleport
>
> Not sure:
> DIALMA - heal?

cure critical
BADIALMA - cause critical
I think MADIOS, mentioned above, was heal

DUMAPIC - gave coordinates for mapping
DALTO - cold damage
LADALTO was the stronger version, but I can't remember if it
first appeared in Wizardry I or II

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"Nostrobino" <not@home.today> wrote in message
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> "Lol" <l.d.wilmer@NOJUNKMAILblueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
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> [ . . . ]
> >
> > How many spell names can you remember, apart from DIOS and TILTOWAIT?
> > (I can manage ... 6).
>
> The only one I can remember is LOMILWA. (And I'm not even sure I have that
> right. It's been about 20 years.)

Then I think you got two
MILWA - light
LOMILWA - long light
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><wolfing1@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:1110400378.469737.37180@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
>> Ok so I got a hold of this and going to install it when I get home...
>> wonder how much I'll laugh when I run Wizardry 1 heh, and to think I
>> spent several all-night-long sessions playing it... the world of
>> gaming has really changed in the last 18 years. I'm wondering about
>> the later ones though, as I only played Wiz 1, Wiz 7 and Wiz 8

"dawg" <don't look@worldnet.att.net> once tried to test me with:

> Hah!!Wiz 1 probably won't even work on a modern PC. You'll probably
> need a DOS emulator.

If he's playing the Ultimate Wizardry Archives, that version has already
been configured to run under modern Windows-based OS's and machines. It's
got built-in speed-limiter and works fine under an NTFS partition and
solves any other issues.

It still looks like an early 80's game, of course.

To the original poster:

You will find that Wizardry 1-3 all are pretty much alike, same graphics
engine, same gameplay, essentially 2 and 3 were just additional modules
(dungeons) to the Wizardry 1 engine. You can even keep your characters from
1 through 3.

Wizardry 4 was quite unique, in this one you are the bad-guy trying to take
over the world. Graphics were slightly better but still pretty crude.

Wizardry 5 & 6 are still pretty crude graphically (a bit better than 4) but
they were written by D.W. Bradley and have much better story lines and
puzzles than the previous incarnations did. And 7 is just kick ass (also by
DWB) with even better graphics.

You said you already played 8 so you know what it's like.


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Mark Morrison <drdpikeuk@aol.com> once tried to test me with:

> On 9 Mar 2005 12:32:58 -0800, wolfing1@yahoo.com wrote:
>
>>Ok so I got a hold of this and going to install it when I get home...
>>wonder how much I'll laugh when I run Wizardry 1 heh, and to think I
>>spent several all-night-long sessions playing it... the world of gaming
>>has really changed in the last 18 years. I'm wondering about the later
>>ones though, as I only played Wiz 1, Wiz 7 and Wiz 8
>
> I'd skip 1-5, and take a party from 6 to 8.
>
> Then again, I'm not sure if you can export teams from 1-5.

I consider 5 to be worth playing. You can take a party from 5-7. Maybe even
8 if you can take chars from 7 to 8, I forgot if you can or not.



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Knight37 <knight37m@email.com> wrote:
>Mark Morrison <drdpikeuk@aol.com> once tried to test me with:
>
>> On 9 Mar 2005 12:32:58 -0800, wolfing1@yahoo.com wrote:
>>
>>>Ok so I got a hold of this and going to install it when I get home...
>>>wonder how much I'll laugh when I run Wizardry 1 heh, and to think I
>>>spent several all-night-long sessions playing it... the world of gaming
>>>has really changed in the last 18 years. I'm wondering about the later
>>>ones though, as I only played Wiz 1, Wiz 7 and Wiz 8
>>
>> I'd skip 1-5, and take a party from 6 to 8.
>>
>> Then again, I'm not sure if you can export teams from 1-5.
>
>I consider 5 to be worth playing. You can take a party from 5-7. Maybe even
>8 if you can take chars from 7 to 8, I forgot if you can or not.

Yes. At one point my wizardy characters were the oldest file on my
hard drive by 5 or 6 years.

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Clawhound <none@nowhere.com> once tried to test me with:

> wolfing1@yahoo.com wrote:
>
>> Ok so I got a hold of this and going to install it when I get home...
>> wonder how much I'll laugh when I run Wizardry 1 heh, and to think I
>> spent several all-night-long sessions playing it... the world of gaming
>> has really changed in the last 18 years. I'm wondering about the later
>> ones though, as I only played Wiz 1, Wiz 7 and Wiz 8
>>
>
> You will find that Wizardry 1-4 are far more brutal than you expect.
> Total party kill. Start over.

TPK means making a new party and trying to get them up to rescue the other
party so you can loot their stuff. :)



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Knight37 <knight37m@email.com> wrote:
>Clawhound <none@nowhere.com> once tried to test me with:
>
>> wolfing1@yahoo.com wrote:
>>
>>> Ok so I got a hold of this and going to install it when I get home...
>>> wonder how much I'll laugh when I run Wizardry 1 heh, and to think I
>>> spent several all-night-long sessions playing it... the world of gaming
>>> has really changed in the last 18 years. I'm wondering about the later
>>> ones though, as I only played Wiz 1, Wiz 7 and Wiz 8
>>>
>>
>> You will find that Wizardry 1-4 are far more brutal than you expect.
>> Total party kill. Start over.
>
>TPK means making a new party and trying to get them up to rescue the other
>party so you can loot their stuff. :)

Still, its quite easy to cheat in Wizardry 1. When you rest at the
inn, remove the 5 1/4" floppy from the drive. you will automatically
level. Replace the 5 1/4" floppy and voila!

-David