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December 3rd, 2013, 16:39
Steam is selling the original Wasteland for 50% off for the next 15 hours.

For the first time in over 20 years, we are heralding the return of a much loved piece of gaming history with the classic RPG, Wasteland!

Mutants. Again. Even more than there were last time: they seem to materialize out of the very grains of the radioactive desert sand. Venomous yellow eyes. The black gunmetal glint of Uzis as they close in for the kill. There's nowhere to run, and nothing to rely on but your MAC 17 machine gun. What a way to save the human race.

The year is 2087, eighty-nine years after an all out nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union turned vast swaths of the Earth into a hellish wasteland where survival is a daily struggle against thirst, hunger, radiation sickness, ravaging raiders, and mutants - always mutants. You are a Desert Ranger, one of a band of stalwart lawmen born from the remnants of a U.S. Army detachment who survived the nuclear holocaust by holing up in a maximum security prison. You may wear ragtag uniforms and carry make-shift weapons, but the Desert Rangers are the only law left in what was once the American southwest.

Now something more secretive and sinister than the usual roving bands of mutants and raiders is menacing humanity, and it's your job to investigate. Recruit the help you need, follow any leads you find, but beware. The wasteland is lawless desert and a lonely place, and the choices you make will shape the world around you. Better choose wisely. Your life depends on it.

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  • The godfather of the modern post-apocalyptic cRPG
  • One of the first reactive and immersive worlds that delivered persistent consequences to player choices
  • Featuring toggle-able modern updates such as new paragraph voice over, new music tracks and updated portraits. Play in classic mode to get the original experience
  • Awarded "Adventure Game of the Year" in 1988 by Computer Gaming World
  • Contains backstory and tie-ins to its long-awaited direct sequel, Wasteland 2, coming soon for digital download through Steam!
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December 3rd, 2013, 16:39
Ugh. I should have left well enough alone. My memory of the game is much more positive than replaying it shows it to be.
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Will this thing even run on a Win7-based PC without downloading a bunch of 3rd party dos crap?
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If you get the GOG version it will (and it has a new soundtrack, pretty sure the old one was midi crap).

The game is still great and better than most rpgs that have come out since then…it just looks like ass.
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December 3rd, 2013, 23:39
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Originally Posted by Couchpotato View Post
Steam is selling the original Wasteland for 50% off for the next 15 hours.

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in the words of Jane Cobb, Hero of Canton, 10% of nuthin'..let's see..carry the two..is nuthin'. What did they sell this game for at Steam in the first place?

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Ugh. I should have left well enough alone. My memory of the game is much more positive than replaying it shows it to be.
not mine. I thought it was overrated back then. Its only claim to fame seemed to be "out of the dungeon!!!!!!!!" As a game it was worse than Questron as another U3 clone.

Originally Posted by Majnun View Post
If you get the GOG version it will (and it has a new soundtrack, pretty sure the old one was midi crap).
pretty sure midi didn't exist back then. strictly PC speaker as I remember.

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in the words of Jane Cobb, Hero of Canton, 10% of nuthin'..let's see..carry the two..is nuthin'. What did they sell this game for at Steam in the first place?.
They sold it for $5.99 on release, and offered it for $2.99. Not much of a difference really, but then again I know plenty of cheap gamers.

(Sorry Lucky I clicked edit instead of quote on your post. Your post is back up.)

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Will this thing even run on a Win7-based PC without downloading a bunch of 3rd party dos crap?
Yes, since they released it to run on current machines. It is very dated though.

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It indeed runs on Windows 7 machines and is VERY dated. The interface is crude and cranky and the graphics are (as pointed out earlier) "ass".
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