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Discussion in 'General Video Gaming Chat' started by paul1568, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. paul1568

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    Can anyone tell me how I can get the game 'Williams Defender' preferably for PC. I spent lots of time and coins on this title in the late seventies & early eighties and would love to play it again.

    Thanks in advance.

    Paul
     
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    http://www.midway.com

    Go to the play classic games down the left hand side and you can find shockwave versions of the games.

    You can also get the arcade originals on MAME.
     
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    Thanks a lot. What is MAME and how do I get it?
    Thanks
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    PS Forgive me in advance if the above is a stupid question!!!
     
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    Not a stupid question, but merely one we are not at liberty to discuss at length on this forum :)

    MAME stands Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator, it is a an emulator that can be used to play all the classic arcade games and many modern ones too.

    The emulator itself is legal however downloading the ROMS is illegal, hence why this forum does not allow people to answer the question of where to get it from :)

    If you search on the net for MAME you will get a good idea of what it is about.
     
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    Thanks
     
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    for a beginner i would recommend mame32 :)
     
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    After have owned a full size Williams defender m/c (wrong cabinet, but only paid £125 !!..back in the 80's mind you), I have played the MAME & PS1 verison.

    Although perfectly authentic, the lack of similar controls make it nowhere near the same to play. I had considered trying to make up a dedicated control board....especially after seeing how much the originals are now :eek: :rolleyes: .

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    You are right DJW. Have played the game on the website and it didn't really take me back to the feeling of feeding old ten pence pieces into the machine with my chips by my side. But hey, maybe I'm just getting old............
     
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    Those machines are super cool :)
     
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    Yeah they are great! Build your own arceade controls has some great projects as well, here:

    http://www.arcadecontrols.com/arcade.htm

    I've wanted to build my own cabs for a while now but I don't see it becoming a practical possibility until I can move to a house with a Garage/Workshop.

    For now my Jamma 2 Mame setup does me -

    Ah that's better - just had to go and indulge in a game of Bomb Jack!
     
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    Another one for the teens, does anyone remember 'Night Trap' on the Sega Mega CD system. It was real video and I wondered what format those discs were. The Mega CD used to clip onto the Mega Drive / Genesis.

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    P4 2.6 gig, 512 MB, Radeon 128 MB, Pioneer 105, NEC 2510A.
     
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    Yes, Vampires chasing some girls around a house full of traps. You have to use the traps to catch the Vampires. It was cutting edge when it came out as it had real FMV in it.

    I also remember another, rather pervy game called Voyeur that came out on the PC around the same time. Wasn't really up to much but sold on the back of FMV which became "the next big thing" in the mid 90's.
     
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    Hehe, they were some funny games, I remember watching the making of Voyeaur on some old games show, perhaps even an early Gamepad or something similar.

    It really was lame :)

    Glad they ditched the FMV, in game or CGI sequences are far better :)

    I remember the old briefings on Command & Conquer fairly amusing :)
     
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    Yeah the ones on Red alert were class with the mad Russian!

    I too am glad FMV was laid to rest - it was quite annoying at one stage as everything had to feature FMV! CGI like in the FF series is much better as IMO it looks better and you can do much more creative stuff with it anyway.
     
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    I think the worst one was that MegaRace on PC, the one with the CGI track, but it was run in FMV. Played like a really really lame F1 Pole Position. Me and my mate played it for about 30mins then went outdoors to play in the park instead, it was that bad :p
     
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    Hola Paul, existe una version para PC de Defender de 1995, es un paquete de 6 juegos para D.O.S.:
    (Hello Paul, I have a version of Defender release in 1995 para PC, This is a pack of six games for D.O.S.:)
    - Defender
    - StarGate
    - Robotron
    - Joust
    - Bubbles
    - Sinistar
    Se que tambien hay una version para Windows.
    El juego se llama Williams Arcade Classic's, te lo recomiendo si eres fan de Defender :smashin: . Cada parte del juego tiene su setup tal cual el Arcade original. La version es exacta al arcade original, excepto en Defender, no tiene el bug del juego original cuando bajas los 10 humanoids y el juego queda congelado.

    I know that exist a windows version.
    The Game is "Williams Arcade Classics", I recommended. Every part of the game have a setup like the original. The version is exactly like the arcade, except in defender, don't have a original bug that freeze the game when you down the ten humanoids together.

    http://www.digitaleclipse.com/live/main/main.php?v=pr&id=53

    Como dijo Sinzer tambien puedes bajar de la web el MAME, pero necesitas los ROMS del juego original para poder jugar.
    Like Sinzer say, yo too download the MAME emulator, but you need the necesary ROM files for play the game.

    http://www.mame.net

    Good luck :thumbsup:
    Sorry for my english, is poor
     

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