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 No.447

>Remember old PC game from your childhood
>Don't wanna spend money for a physical copy
>Can't find a working download for it anywhere

What's her name, /vr/?
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 No.448

Total Mayhem
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 No.449

Old edutainment games, mostly

>Math Blaster 9-12

>Math Blaster Pre-Algebra
>Super Solvers Mission T.H.I.N.K.
>MSA Typing

also

>Super Huey III

>Force 21
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 No.456

Shogo: Mobile Armor Division

Never actually played it when I was young, but I want in on that /m/ action.
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 No.460

100 best games for windows

was bought from a CVS
the cd had an 8 ball on it
it was full of shitty shareware games and klik&play bullshit.

i'd kill for the nostalgia of a few of those games on it though.
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 No.472

>>460
Have you checked cd.textfiles.com for it? They archive shovelware CDs, so you might find it on there.
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 No.589

>>472
i foind something that looked similar but i couldn't figure out how to download the entire cd, i always ended up just browsing the contents of the cd on the website, do you know offhand how to do it?
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 No.1403

I run a Mac these days…and I miss a couple of games
>Gangsters
>C&C RA2

Not sure if either truly counts as "Retro," but they are two of my favorite computer games, and I haven't played either in well over 10 years

I saw a video on how to get RA2 to work on a Mac, but I haven't done it yet.
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 No.1485

One I can find downloads for. I just can't get the game to run under any DosBox settings. Genesia/Ultimate Domain. Fun as fuck Turn based strategy type game, used to have the CD version. I've been able to find copies of it online, but I've been unable to get any of them functional enough to play.

The second one is some shareware game from the 80's that I believe is just called "Army". It's kinda interesting, every turn you roll 5 dice, and use the dice to either move or attack. Kinda fun, but I haven't seen it anywhere since my 486 died.
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 No.3213

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>>456

$5.99 is too expensive for you?

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 No.3215

>>3213

>buying abandonware

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 No.3220

>>3215

>>Can't find a working download for it anywhere

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 No.3223

Its even worse when you can't even remember the name of it and it was some kind of cheap ass demo for a game that probably never got finished. I will never play that pokemon rip off game now. Probably came out in 1999-2002

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 No.3232

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>>3223

More details, anon: get some /vr/ detectives on that shit!

>Was it 2D or 3D?

>RPG?

>Where'd the demo come from - a mag?

>Are you a Bonglander or Clapistanian?

>Why am I greentexting the questions?

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 No.3233

>>3232

IIRC it was 2D and the monsters were a bit more serious looking than pokemon. American and no clue where the hell I got it from. I think the demo only had one little area you could walk around in and try to catch a couple of monsters. I thought it was monster rancher for the longest time but those blow this thing out of the water. It was pretty ugly. I only remember the combat system had a maybe hand drawn picture of the monster in front of a forest background.

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 No.3234

>>3232

To add to this >>3233

I started looking for it for the millionth time just now and found this one off comment for someone looking for what I think sounds like the same game.

"Posts: 1

Joined: 10 Oct 2013

"Alright so I've been searching for about an hour on Google and haven't had luck finding this game I used to play that was on old PC game.There were monsters that you leveled up, some of the monsters were a carrot, a tornado, a kite, a bunny possibly named vorpal bunny, also a weird pink creature called a moogle or a moogie they all had really weird names. It was also an adventure you had to explore these caves and got to catch the monsters. It almost seemed like a cheep Pokemon ripoff. Any name help would be greatly appreciated."

That sounds like it might be the same kind of monsters.

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 No.3235

>>3234

Non-animal things like carrots and kikes seems like it would make it pretty easy to find, but I'm finding nothing.

What was the combat system like? Sounds very Dragon Questy.

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 No.3237

>>3235

With the few memories I have of it I'm going to assume a poorly done pokemon combat system. Probably just had the basic attack/run/item/switch. If it even had that much.

I know it wasn't anything dragon quest related. I've played the monster series before.

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 No.3238

>>3237

Nah, I just meant that the combat system sounded like it might've been ripped from Dragon Quest, with it being just the "enemy against a backdrop".

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 No.3239

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>>3238

Well thanks for trying guy but I actually ended up finding it thanks to a 15 year old post from somethingawful when the game was released.

Its even worse than I remember. Heres to hoping a can find a full version of the game if there is one.

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 No.3240

I don't even know what the game was called. It was some 8-bit looking thing where you had, I think, 4 castles of different colors laid out almost like a cartesian plane.

Why no Oekaki, mods? Seriously, why?

You had to keep a dragon or something for getting to them…I just can't remember exactly how you did that or what the mechanic was. Played that shit for hours, though…

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 No.3242

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

>>3239

That was a special kind of horrible, anon. Thank you for sharing.

How many hours did you sink into it?

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 No.3243

>>3242

As a kid who knows. Even the worst games back then were fun.

Funny thing about this game is that the guy who made it has a shitty website up trying to sell battlepets and a sequel and several other god awful games for 20$ each!

Sadly can't find the full version or I'd actually play it.

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 No.6426

>>3239

Have you managed to track down thom robertson? what the hell kinda name is thom?

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 No.6464

Welcome to the Neverhood.

Discworld Noir

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 No.6705

Is there any place at all dedicated to preservation of DOS and early win9x games on floppy/CD images? Virtually all of the "abandonware" sites have crappy and unverified rips, most having some stray files that don't belong there (such as somene's save files of configuration files with non-default settings), many have missing/removed content (mostly but not only videos, music, speech etc.), and some don't even work properly.

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 No.6708

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>>6705

I dunno about CDs, because I'm only interested in the very old stuff (anything up through 1993). This site pretty much has original disk images for various software including some games: https://winworldpc.com/library/

But it's heavily slated towards OS and applications rather than games. Otherwise I'm pretty happy to just find ZIP/RAR/ARJ archives of uninstalled games. By that I mean these aren't disk images like the above, but they at least have all the unmolested files as they appeared on the original disks. You can find *some* games in this state on abandonware sites, but not many. The vast majority are, as you said, just a mess of files with or without configutations and possibly missing stuff for various graphics or sound cards. On the flip side, a whole lot of uninstalled versions of shareware games are easy to find.

PC booter games are the exception, since of course you can't just dump the files, a complete disk image is always required.

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 No.6709

>>6708

I wrote a lengthy reply but failed the captcha and it got deleted(?). Oh well. Anyways winworldpc doesn't specialise in games and while being more systematic and dedicated to quality content than most abandonware sites, I don't know if their content is verified as strictly as eg. NoIntro ROMsets (where databases of verified good dumps exist).

As for PC games, the most problematic are CD-based games where you'll usually find rips with missing content or which are tweaked or hacked such as it works without an actual CD (or image thereof) being involved, but unless you know the game well (because eg. you had an original CD in the past) you usually don't know if and how a given abandonware copy is modified and/or handicapped.

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 No.6710

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Don't forget that Internet Archive (https://archive.org/details/software) is a thing. I was able to find and play a game I was convinced no one else remembered existed.

It's pretty safe as far as I can tell (haven't come across any suspicious/broken games yet) and there are no obnoxious hoops to jump through to download shit.

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 No.6717

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I'm pretty happy to just get an "official" pirate release from back in the day, instead of the typical random stuff that's floating around now.

Just as an example, I've got this file DPS-ALNP.ZIP that seems to be legit. The timestamps of all files in the zip are 1993 or older, except for the warez group's NFO and FILE_ID.DIZ.

This is exactly the kind of ZIP file you would have found on an elite BBS some decades ago. I know, because I was on those boards and downloaded plenty of their files. :-)

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 No.6720

>images of original retail release floppies or CD (in BIN/CUE format if CDDA audio tracks are present)

>latest patch (or latest "de facto standard" patch if for some reason nobody used latest official one)

>protection removal fix compatible with the above patch

>supplemental patch(es) if necessary (e.g. a fix to remove Pascal compiler error 200 on faster CPUs etc.)

>game manual in PDF

>nothing else, no missing things, no unnecessarily modified things, no random bullshit stray files etc.

Those would be reasonable rules to follow for a preservation archive of DOS games (sadly not followed by any place I'd be aware of).

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 No.6742

>>3223

For me it was a puzzle game that came one of those 6 games on one disc CD-ROMs that, in hindsight, were probably bootlegged and sold as if legit in my region since I've never managed to find a reference to those particular game bundle CDs anywhere on the internet. The game involved sliding coloured tiles around a lower ring in order to make the pattern match that on the upper ring. I have a vague sense that it was called something similar to Skrillex or Scrollix.

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 No.6827

>>447

It was a stupid PC puzzle game with a spring who moves on cubes.

You have to place special cubes with directions to send the spring at the end goal.

On the same collection there was a child park constructor.

I don't remember if they are retro

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 No.6834

Street Fighter Alpha 2.

I'm looking to emulate the PC version on PCem as GOG's installer does not work on Win98.

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 No.6835

ispy spooky mansion

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 No.6849

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 No.6850

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 No.6930

Road Wage 2000. No idea if a full version ever came out (had a CD with the demo).

Some 3D Breakout game, which had a level in a chicken barn (?). Also had a demo.

Stunt GP has some torrents, but I can't find any that work.

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 No.7465

     If only you knew how good things really are.

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 No.7488

>>447

Old pc game. In a jungle. You go from river to forest hunting animals. I'm forgetting the name as usual but it windows 95 I think. CD from a cereal box maybe.

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 No.7736

I want to find a functional copy of Megazeux but all I could find was some lagging version on Archive.org.

I did manage to get a functional version of ZZT though.

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 No.7737

>>7736

Is this different than the game creation engine?

https://vault.digitalmzx.net/index.php

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 No.7742

>>447

Granny's Garden

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