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What was this 90s kids' computer game?

I'm trying to remember the name of a computer game I played as kid. Things I remember: - The main control room/hub was a tree - You could pick where you wanted to go from the main tree - There were several mini games accessible from the tree - maybe through tubes? - All the characters were colorful animal-like creatures Ring a bell?
posted by stompadour on Aug 24, 2016 - 14 answers

Upgraded to an SSD and now games crash my computer?

I got a SSD for Christmas and finally got around to installing it a couple weeks ago. My computer seems to run great, but now certain games that used to run fine crash my computer completely. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by DynamiteToast on Mar 29, 2016 - 3 answers

The tagline should be: Yell at the TV and Not at Each Other!

This weekend I played one of the Jackbox family of games. I think my family would love them and I'd like to give/have it available to play while we're all home for Christmas. Looks like I might have some technical issues--I need some guidance, please! [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Dec 9, 2015 - 13 answers

What was this MMO Space battleship PC game called?

A few months ago I read/watched youtube previews for a spaceship simulator type PC game, where you flew around in battleship/capital ship style warships, kind of like Battlestar Galactica scale, against other players in their own capital ships. What was this game? [more inside]
posted by T.D. Strange on Nov 18, 2014 - 8 answers

Games like Don't Starve and the Walking Dead

I'm looking for easy-to-control but sophisticated games with a distinctly spooky sensibility. [more inside]
posted by pretentious illiterate on May 5, 2014 - 16 answers

My arms ache from constant computer usage. Any tips / recommendations?

I have a dull, constant pain mostly around my elbows and forearms. I'm entrenched in a technology lifestyle - I work with computers full-time, enjoy gaming in my free-time, and hold my phone up to my face in bed. The pain impacts many activities I deem valuable. How can I mitigate or prevent this pain without drastically altering my lifestyle? I understand you are not my doctor. [more inside]
posted by WCF on Apr 4, 2014 - 24 answers

Video games for anarchists

Please tell me about this world of independent, underground, homemade games. [more inside]
posted by latkes on Jan 20, 2014 - 17 answers

Playing Bridge Online?

After doing some research, I can't seem to quite find an answer to this. A friend and I would like to play bridge together online, and would like the two other players to be computer-generated. Anyone know of where we can do this? The sites that I have looked at seem to be all live players, or else you can play against the computer alone.
posted by nanook on Oct 31, 2013 - 4 answers

Remote control PC to play games?

Know any remote control programs for the PC that could work with videogames? [more inside]
posted by CelebrenIthil on Jan 2, 2013 - 9 answers

Nostalgia brain freeze.

I'm trying to find the name of a computer game I played when I was very young. Circa 1986-7 ish. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Jan 1, 2013 - 5 answers

Selling Diablo 3 and Battle.net's Terms of Service

I have a physical, legal copy of Diablo 3 I'm planning on selling on eBay. I always knew that once I got bored of D3 I'd be selling it, so when I registered it on Battle.net I created a whole new GMail & Battle.net account (with a fake name) so I could give them to the buyer as part of the sale. My questions, then, are as follows; [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Jul 8, 2012 - 5 answers

Can I really run it?

So I know about computers and I know about software. I don't know how they go together for games and wondering if there's an easy way to tell if my computer can run certain games. [more inside]
posted by lilkeith07 on Dec 28, 2011 - 2 answers

Have Computers invented new real-world games?

Are there games that were invented as computer games and then became popular as real world games? [more inside]
posted by vacapinta on Sep 27, 2011 - 21 answers

Achievement unlocked: successfully ended a conversation instead of walking away! games for Aspergers

How can I create a game that will give quest lines, experience, achievements, rewards for accomplishing social life skills? [more inside]
posted by Wuggie Norple on Sep 8, 2011 - 4 answers

Games for babies

Hi. I am looking for short clips, simple games and odd divertisements to play with my 21 old month baby on the computer. She has the normal short attention span that kids her age have, and is pretty proficient already with the mouse and with her iPad. Here are some of the things that currently amuse her (your suggestions do not have to be anything like these): Snake in the grass, Kaleidoscope, Dog and another, Gifs, Fireworks, Cyriak, hair, Fisher-Price, Elephants swimming, etc. [more inside]
posted by growabrain on Aug 13, 2011 - 14 answers

New Computer?

I want to buy a PC. I want it to play video games. [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight on Jun 10, 2011 - 16 answers

Games for Work

I'm going away for a week so I'm looking for games that I can play on my work laptop. [more inside]
posted by missmagenta on Jun 1, 2011 - 10 answers

I'm THIS close to playing my favorite computer game on VirtualBox. THIS close.

After much grueling labor and self-denial, I have created a virtual Windows 98 machine on my macbook using VirtualBox, all in the name of playing my favorite computer game from high school. The only problem? The most colors the virtual machine wants to display is 16, and this game requires at least 256. Ugh. How to remedy this? [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on May 1, 2011 - 32 answers

Looking for Virtual Lincoln Logs

My 4 yr old son loves building structures with blocks. In addition to the real thing, can anyone suggest an online/computer based app that would be interesting/fun/challenging for him to play with? [more inside]
posted by pallen123 on Jan 29, 2011 - 10 answers

Seriously, my X1600 is cooking my lap, here.

Budget computer! Catch: Games. [more inside]
posted by InsanePenguin on Dec 29, 2010 - 11 answers

Two-Player flash computer games filter: I am Fireboy, he is Watergirl.

Help us find more single-computer, cooperative games to play. [more inside]
posted by dhn on Dec 13, 2010 - 5 answers

Do safe online games exist?

My almost 13 year old daughter is bored with Yoville, Farmville, and other FB games. We're in search of free online games that allow her to design an avatar, compete for virtual prizes, and have moderated opportunities for interaction. [more inside]
posted by kbar1 on Sep 23, 2010 - 14 answers

Help me identify this RPG set in a museum world?

Help me identify this old RPG please. [more inside]
posted by AmitinLA on Jul 9, 2010 - 10 answers

Let's make a portable play station for a baby.

1x 1 year old daughter, 1x Sony Vaio and 1x IT Team that will do whatever I ask them to (nicely). How can I turn my old Vaio into a mini entertainment and gaming system for my little fairy? [more inside]
posted by HopStopDon'tShop on Jul 6, 2010 - 5 answers

What software and games should I put on my Grandfather's new PC?

What software and games should I put on my Grandfather's new PC? [more inside]
posted by thewittyname on Jun 17, 2010 - 12 answers

I got killed by a mouse in a trashcan!

Do you remember an old Mac game where you play as a wizard's apprentice who goes to a magic store? [more inside]
posted by Gordafarin on Jun 5, 2010 - 10 answers

Baby needs new games!

Netbook games? There's got to be at least a few... [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul on May 24, 2010 - 20 answers

Adventurous Quests

My boyfriend has been playing Psychonauts for the past couple of weeks and I like the concept of different worlds with different challenges, skills, and puzzles. I also enjoyed playing Myst. What other adventurous quests are there? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Feb 19, 2010 - 31 answers

There's got to be something on the internet that's not confusing

Typing games and mouse learning games for grown-ups? Where to find these? How to make these? [more inside]
posted by amethysts on Feb 10, 2010 - 4 answers

What games have I missed?

Just purchased a new desktop computer after years of having a severely underpowered laptop. What games have I missed? [more inside]
posted by plungerjoke on Dec 26, 2009 - 15 answers

The pope is angered by your attack on...

Name that game: You're a feudal lord trying to conquer neighboring territories on a sort of RISK-style board. Make the wrong move and you'll enrage the pope. [more inside]
posted by zvs on Dec 5, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me find this computer game! It has tubes and spheres!

I can't remember the name of the game, or where I found it, or whether it's for a computer or a PDA/smartphone. So, with nothing to google, I turn to you.... [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Dec 1, 2009 - 5 answers

Missing video: 3rd person live vide

A year or two back there was an online video (Boingboing tv?) showing an interview with a young artist (British?) who had mounted a camera behind and above his back, which fed the live video to goggles he wore. He'd also dressed in a getup that would make him look like a game character, spiky hair and such. "Live 3rd person perspective" in other words. Half an hour of googling and I can't find the darn video or any info relating to the artist. I think part of the video was shot in Japan, where he staggered around and posed in front of people, รก la WoW taunting.
posted by monocultured on Oct 19, 2009 - 2 answers

help me remember that 90's computer game

Looking for 90's video games I played as a kid. [more inside]
posted by thebrokenmuse on Oct 17, 2009 - 7 answers

Identify a old computer tanks game.

What computer tank game did I used to play? [more inside]
posted by mtphoto on Aug 22, 2009 - 10 answers

Please recommend a replacement input device for my Macbook, the trackpad isn't working for me.

Loathe the new Macbook trackpad in XP, what input device should I use instead that doesn't require a desk and is OK for gaming? [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks on Aug 5, 2009 - 7 answers

Civilizatin IV multiplayer LAN help

Any Civ IV players out there? I accidently started a LAN game and two players are on a team. Is there any wayt to cancel this team?
posted by zzazazz on Jul 18, 2009 - 2 answers

Video games for my stepdad since his stroke?

What are some easy computer games my stepdad can play? He had a stroke a few years ago, and that has seriously limited what kind of games he can manage. He sits at home all day and plays non-stop Solitaire and FreeCell. I figure there's got to be some better options for him. [more inside]
posted by spockette on Jun 2, 2009 - 28 answers

Ancient software for recent humans?

Can anyone recommend great Apple II software for a kindergartner? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Anthropomorphism on Jan 22, 2009 - 32 answers

What was this late 80s/early 90s computer game?

What was this late 80s/early 90s computer game? It involved traveling with sled dogs... [more inside]
posted by mingodingo on Dec 11, 2008 - 13 answers

Why does this online game keep crashing my browsers?

It's called Equilibria, and it's a simple java-based game that has one tiny drawback. After a few rounds, my browser crashes. [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Nov 30, 2008 - 15 answers

Name these strange older PC games

PC-game-filter: I vaguely remember reading about these games years ago, help me remember what they were and bonus points for where to "obtain" them. 1) A game about B-movie like monsters --or maybe it was a make your own monster and set it loose on a city with a "movie mode" tacked on? 2) A game where you control a bizarre floating island that you build into a "battle ship", with jet engines, guns and even a battering ram. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Oct 24, 2008 - 7 answers

What is this pc game?

What is this old computer game that was a top-down open space shooter? Note: I am fairly confident it is not Escape Velocity. [more inside]
posted by stresstwig on Oct 21, 2008 - 6 answers

Building / buying a gaming desktop PC.

Building / buying a gaming desktop PC. [more inside]
posted by detune on Jul 24, 2008 - 14 answers

How do I price tag on my booty?

Who sets how much old and collectible video games are worth? How do they know? (examples with Monkey Island inside) [more inside]
posted by lou on Apr 29, 2008 - 11 answers

Why does World of Warcraft slow down when I ALT-TAB to Windows?

Why does World of Warcraft slow down when I ALT-TAB to Windows? [more inside]
posted by katala on Apr 6, 2008 - 10 answers

Single Computer, Two Player Games

Looking for two player computer games using the same computer. [more inside]
posted by bleucube on Aug 29, 2007 - 28 answers

How to build a budget gaming PC?

Help me build a really mediocre gaming PC! [more inside]
posted by Drexen on Aug 24, 2007 - 11 answers

Best price/performance modern video card?

Neeerrrrrrrrdfilter: I want to play Bioshock. Help me find the most economical way to upgrade my video hardware so that it will run the game satisfactorily. [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Aug 22, 2007 - 20 answers

Best free indie games?

I just finished Cave Story and loved every minute of it. What are some other exemplary free indie games?
posted by archagon on Jul 13, 2007 - 10 answers

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