I play several of the classics, they are at this point as much nostalgia as the fact they are still pretty darn good games:
Downloaded TIE Fighter from GOG, I think that’s a 1995 game. Play it regularly.
Used to play Wesson’s TRACON all the time up until Windows 8, had even created a DFW area map but it’s an 8-bit game and Windows 8 (64) hates it. Can’t even get it to work in DOSBOX. Not sure what year it came out, though, thinking early 90’s.
Lords of the Realm 2 (1996) is still fun and runs great.
Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord (1981) and the aforementioned The Ancient Art of War. But I end up playing these through abandonware or online sites nowadays. I think the original floppys are floating around the house somewhere but it’s easier just to go online.
Now that I think about it some, I have Panzer General (1994) and Doom (1993) somewhere, both on CD. I need to boot those up and play again.
Since we are talking old games, does anyone remember an NFL game from the late 80’s? We played it all the time through college, had a league for a while (You could use a text editor to update players and their stats).
You were essentially just the coach. You could call plays and make substitutions, even edit the teams, but in the game, once you called the play the computer simulated it and you had no control over the outcome. The graphics where just X’s and O’s moving on screen and text at the bottom telling you what happened.