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WHEN and HOW did you first play slay?

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:16 pm
by bsquiggle
do you remember where you first heard about slay or how you came by it? I think for me it was around 1995/96 - i got it from a friend of my mum as the shareware version. It's not until now that i've owned my own machine so been able to justify the full version.

sean - is the original trial island one of the current ones?

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:05 pm
by BoxZone_Author
I had (and still have (on floppy disk somewhere)) the 1995 trial version. I don't remember how I got it though.

Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 10:00 pm
by Quitch
Off a floppy disc IIRC from PC Review.

Posted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 5:57 am
by qwas
I think it was 03/04/05, I cant remember how

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 12:08 am
by Mistakes
Believe it or not but my grandma told me about it.....she started playing it a couple months ago and she loved it and thought I would too.......and she was right!

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 12:18 am
by Legacy
Looking for games off the beaten trail.

just this year

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 8:22 am
by Dave W
I Googled "online strategy games" or something like that and sifted through the muck until I found this gem. It has fascinated me ever since!

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 5:09 am
by SmilingSpectre
I take Slay from somewhat CD-collection somewhere around June or July 1994. It was version 3-something. After that I re-translated it for Sean and so got full version. It isn't another way for me to get it legally. :) BTW, Sean, did you sell many licenses to Russia?

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:55 am
by Legacy
That's just cool!

Would I get an extra set of licences if I translated the games into... uhh... brail? What about pig latin... Maybe drunken gibberish!

Probably not, but thst was cool...

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 7:59 pm
by Fighter_Ace
I think it was maybe last year when my sister googled multiplayer games. At first I wasn't very interested but when she actually downloaded them... I was hooked! She saw it comming all along after that... I just HAD to buy the games :lol: ! And whaddya know, here I am playing them today!

Ages & ages ago

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 10:37 am
by Kyzia
I still have the original PC version of slay (shareware, so only one island) installed at home, although I hadn't played it for a while. I got it on a cover disk some time around 1994, I think. Funnily enough, I started it up last night because I thought the new version was a bit different, and sure enough..

- In the original version you could only place men in your own territory on your first turn, you couldn't capture.
- Also, the stronghold wasn't as strong as it is now. If there was a 2 hex enemy territory, you could use a serf to take the hex adjacent to the stronghold and it'd turn into a tree.
- The stats & cost windows were done as separate windows to the side of the main one, rather than being integrated in it.

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:56 pm
by gruff
That's a trip down memory lane.

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:34 pm
by sid6.7
it was maybe 2 years ago and i dont remember i just stumbled accross
it, it was different then other strategy games fell in love with it..

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 11:57 pm
by Garnier
i think last year i was browsing the web for demos of simple games, and found a link here from a link off of the missionrisk page, and downloaded the games. Then later i bought them. All I know is that ive improved a lot since I first played, meaning i didnt play very well at first :wink:

Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 6:49 am
by JoeK
Taking a Time Management class where the class was designed around a Dell Axim PDA that came with the class, and the teacher had us all load up about 15 games to our PDA's and Slay was one of them, played it a few times and was hooked.