Me, I was really late 'discovering' Wasteland... and even then it was by 'accident' !
Ordered a new computer in Jan. 1995 (thought was Jan. 1994), complete with a 'games package' of over 400 games.
The 'package' included "Interplay's 10 Year Anthology
", on a CD... 'documentation' was only what could be included in a 'mini-manual' that 'fit in the plastic CD case'... so, my first 'experience' time was just getting use to the game and its controls. The 'paragraphs' were included as a text file on the CD.
So, I first played the game on a '486' computer with DOS & Windows 3.1.
Upgraded to a 'new' computer in 2001 (with Windows Me), necessary to get cable-modem access to the internet (when that service became available to me).
Have really enjoyed Wasteland from the (my
) start... have 'played the game through to finish' about 20+ times over the years (keeping different 'recruits', or sometimes different 'Clones' of the 'Rangers').
Think my greatest 'discoveries' came from 'replays' trying different things (including using 'bad'/'wrong' passwords !
How 'late' / 'slow' am I ???
... STILL running a Windows XP system !!!