Post by The Kurgan on Aug 24, 2018 23:10:05 GMT -5
Getting old, so many names forgotten... But I remember something, around 20 years ago when I joined this community in the abordwood (spelling?) forums you were there welcoming me, and I can give faith you have been checking the forums daily for more than 13 years, so if there is going to be an "old fart party" I'm sure you and Zedo would be the ones organizing it!
Golly thanks. *phwttt!* whoops sorry about that
"You should be running." - Selma Blair in Hellboy
Last Edit: Aug 24, 2018 23:11:53 GMT -5 by The Kurgan
Happy 20th Anniversary today, Hardwar! UK Release: 1998-09-11
The date was Saturday the 12th of September. I remember going to Meadowhall Shopping Centre in Sheffield, early morning before store opening times to find ... no copies of Hardwar in either Electronics Boutique or GAME!? Bear in mind, these are the two biggest game retailers and the only two shops you go to in order to buy games. The staff at both stores told me they hadn't yet received the game. Going home, clouded my disappointment, not even considering WHSmith (they never have anything, as they only ever sell 4 or 5 PC games at a time as they have a very, very small PC games shelf). Calling WHSMith once I got home (I didn't own a mobile phone back then!) on the slight off-chance that they might have it and to my shock, they told me they are stocking it! Racing back to the shopping centre the next day to find it there, waiting on the shelf. Only 2 copies. Strangely, Electronics Boutique and GAME still didn't have the game in stores thay Sunday either. I don't remember when they finally got it (maybe a reason it didn't sell well?), but I didn't care, I'd got it.
Unfortunately, I won't be able to commemorate the anniversary too much as I'm currently in Japan, but I will have a celebratory play-through tonight on the Linux laptop. I also found my original F2.0 completed savegame file. Check out the last modified date: -rw-r--r-- 1 janskjaer janskjaer 1331261 Jun 23 1999 Phoenix.sav
This is the one and only run-through of the single-player game I have done and it took me from September 1998 to June 1999 to finish it. I guess it was all those quick Narcotics runs between General Industrial and The Waterfront in Riverside to rack up the profit.
Stay greedy, Titan.
CURRENT VERSION PLAYING :: [ D 1 . 6 ] + [ U 2 . 0 4 ] + [ U I M . 0 6 ] You Stay Greedy, Titan.