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#1 Sneaky Snake

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 08:23 AM

I installed the original Tom Clancy's: Ghost Recon the other day on my computer, but unfortunately the game is old enough that it had too many issues trying to run on a modern OS. It would work fine, except for one serious problem: my display would strobe between the game picture and black about every 0.5 seconds for about a tenth of a second.

I'm wanting to pickup a game that features that same sort of mission planning and squad approach to single player. Are these kind of games dead?
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Posted 31 July 2015 - 09:54 AM

View PostSneaky Snake, on 31 July 2015 - 08:23 AM, said:

I installed the original Tom Clancy's: Ghost Recon the other day on my computer, but unfortunately the game is old enough that it had too many issues trying to run on a modern OS. It would work fine, except for one serious problem: my display would strobe between the game picture and black about every 0.5 seconds for about a tenth of a second.

I'm wanting to pickup a game that features that same sort of mission planning and squad approach to single player. Are these kind of games dead?

Probably but Ghost recon is the bomb. There is a more recent edition of GR, Ghost Recon Future Soldier.

Ghost Recon was the reason I got an Xbox 360 back in the day. I remember playing with a couple of mexican guys on Live one night. Man they were a hoot, they were all let our president die we don't care. pew pew.
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Posted 31 July 2015 - 10:14 AM

There's a new  Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six coming. I haven't followed them, though, so for all I know they are more action and less strategic. That does seem to be the trend these days. Also, I wouldn't hold my breath for Mac versions.

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 10:31 AM

Was there a Mac release of the original Ghost Recon?!
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Posted 31 July 2015 - 12:02 PM

View Postmacdude22, on 31 July 2015 - 10:31 AM, said:

Was there a Mac release of the original Ghost Recon?!

Yeah, Aspyr ported it.

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 12:11 PM

View PostCougar, on 31 July 2015 - 12:02 PM, said:

Yeah, Aspyr ported it.

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 01:57 PM

Aspyr should re-release Ghost Recon and both of its expansions. That game is fantastic. I played and loved it too. They have been doing classic releases of late and this would be an excellent one.
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Posted 31 July 2015 - 06:26 PM

There are a ton of great mods, too. You absolutely need both expansions, though.

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Posted 01 August 2015 - 04:21 PM

View Postmacdude22, on 31 July 2015 - 10:31 AM, said:

Was there a Mac release of the original Ghost Recon?!

Yep. Ghost Recon and the Desert Storm expansion. The Island Thunder expansion never made it to Mac though as far as I know. I tried buying it on Steam the other day, but it doesn't play nice with my modern rig. I'm tempted to pickup some piece of popsnizzle old computer with XP and trying to install on there.
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Posted 01 August 2015 - 04:21 PM

View Postmacdude22, on 31 July 2015 - 10:31 AM, said:

Was there a Mac release of the original Ghost Recon?!
I played the hell out of that back in the day. Such a good game!
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Posted 01 August 2015 - 05:04 PM

View PostSneaky Snake, on 01 August 2015 - 04:21 PM, said:

The Island Thunder expansion never made it to Mac though as far as I know.
But you could use the PC version files with the Mac app.