Well.. I never tried Wasteland and have been looking forward to playing it for the first time.
Here’s where I’m at:
I attempted to make a custom character and accidentally deleted two of the pre-existing ones, not realizing it was a party.
Off into the wastes!
I explore some nearby mountains and get attacked by mutants.
I kill them.
I get attacked by some mutants.
I run. They kill me.
I’ll be needing to do some reading on how to get not-dead.
First play here as well. I downloaded it from GOG in preparation for participating this month and started briefly for now to take a look. The GOG version is a bit confusing with a startup screen that lets you turn on background music, smoothing and high resolution portraits. It also has an annoying feature that doesn’t let you ALT-TAB out of the application so you are kind of stuck to the window until you exit, which it took me a while to find out how to do (save your game, get asked if you want to exit).
Now that I have purchased it, I might figure out a way to run it in a more standard DOSBox environment. Looking forward to giving the manual a once through and sitting down once I have a bit more time on the weekend.
I killed my first character by marching forward into a radioactive desert, ignoring warnings that I was getting very hot. I guess that didn’t come as a surprise.
I’m playing it on my 486 so alt-tabbing hasn’t been a problem. Not having background music does wear on me, however. There also aren’t any graphical improvements.
I alleviated this by idling a YouTube video called “3 hours of Post Apocalyptic Music”. Seems to be doing the job.
Currently I made it through the Agricultural Center and fought Bunny-Master Harry and grinded through some sort of Opossum Cave.
Healing is sort of a pain.. but I’m learning and made it back to town to save!