WHEN and HOW did you first play slay?

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WHEN and HOW did you first play slay?

Post by bsquiggle » Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:16 pm

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?

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Post by BoxZone_Author » Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:05 pm

I had (and still have (on floppy disk somewhere)) the 1995 trial version. I don't remember how I got it though.

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Post by Quitch » Fri Jul 08, 2005 10:00 pm

Off a floppy disc IIRC from PC Review.

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Post by qwas » Sat Jul 09, 2005 5:57 am

I think it was 03/04/05, I cant remember how
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Post by Mistakes » Sun Jul 10, 2005 12:08 am

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!

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Post by Legacy » Sun Jul 10, 2005 12:18 am

Looking for games off the beaten trail.

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just this year

Post by Dave W » Sun Jul 10, 2005 8:22 am

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!

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Post by SmilingSpectre » Mon Jul 11, 2005 5:09 am

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?
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Post by Legacy » Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:55 am

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...

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Post by Fighter_Ace » Mon Jul 11, 2005 7:59 pm

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!
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Ages & ages ago

Post by Kyzia » Tue Aug 23, 2005 10:37 am

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.

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Post by gruff » Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:56 pm

That's a trip down memory lane.

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Post by sid6.7 » Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:34 pm

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..
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Post by Garnier » Fri Sep 02, 2005 11:57 pm

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:

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Post by JoeK » Wed Sep 28, 2005 6:49 am

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.


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