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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2003 2:31 pm     Post subject: DOS Games Shop Reply with quote

Today I've launched an online shop on DOSGamesArchive.com where people can buy full version DOS games on floppy disk or CD-ROM. Many of the games are completely new and still sealed. Most of them include the original box and manual of the game. The URL of the shop is:

http://www.dosgamesarchive.com/shop

There are also two books (The Official Hint Manual for Wolfenstein 3D and a book about the history of electronic games) for sale.

Please let me know what you think of it. Are there things I can improve? Such as providing more information about the game, bigger picture of the game box, etc. What do you think of the prices? Thanks in advance!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2003 2:42 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Would be nice if the top 100 classic dos games were available, there is mostly old fps games there
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2003 5:23 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, that would be nice (top 100 classic DOS games), but it's quite hard to get unused DOS games in their original box. After all, the games are about 10 years old and most companies that sell software don't have those games for sale anymore. And there's no real DOS games top 100 or something like that, actually.

By the way, there are also a lot of platform games (besides the FPS games): Realms of Chaos (42 in stock), Hocus Pocus (21), Keen 6 (2), Duke Nukem II (2), etc.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2003 12:06 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Some are quite a bit older then 10 years since its 2003 that would only be 1993 towards the end of the dos game era.

I think I will start looking around for old games people dont want anymore. I stumbled on 60+ games mint in box for my amiga 500 (80's to early 90's) that cost me less then $2 each + bulk shipping. To be honest the games in the 80's on the amiga's are nicer then the same era dos games, PC's didnt catch up untill the 90's. I recommend amiga 500's to people who want to try something retro since they are easy to find on ebay, only cost $30 or so and the whole game library is on adf image files all over the net.

Anyway do you know of any good sites that sell used dos era games cheap?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2003 3:17 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah... last time I checked TUOL (I think?) had some sort of a store... but the only link to it was on The Underdogs and it's database is down at the moment.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2003 3:21 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Unknown_K wrote:
Anyway do you know of any good sites that sell used dos era games cheap?


No, I don't know any site that sells used DOS games. I haven't found any good site that still sells new DOS games too. But I would be interested to visit that kind of sites.

By the way, Darren Hewer (webmaster of Dosgames.com) has made a website that lists stores that sell new and used video games: http://www.vgstores.com. Maybe it's a good idea to add a category called "PC"/"DOS"?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2003 3:46 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yeah... last time I checked TUOL (I think?) had some sort of a store... but the only link to it was on The Underdogs and it's database is down at the moment.


As far as I know Home of the Underdogs only sells new Windows games made by small developers.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2003 5:06 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Possibly. I have never seen the store in person... just heard about it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2003 9:19 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I considered adding PC to vgstores but I didn't have time to do it back then, I planned to add it later. I really need to update that site ... maybe next month ...
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2003 5:52 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

For those who are interested, here's a picture of the games that are for sale:

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2003 2:18 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

holy shizz! where'd ya get all of those games? And whats in the plastic wrap on the bottom shelf?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2003 3:08 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

We bought most of the games from a company that sells software. They had a number of DOS games left in their warehouse.

The games in the plastic on the bottom shelf are 'Realms of Chaos' (CD-ROM and floppy disk versions) and a number of official hint manuals for Wolfenstein 3D.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2003 3:12 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

As soon as I have some money saved up (I have a job this summer) I'll remember to buy several games from your shop... the value of such rare games in brand new condition at such a low price is too great to pass up.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2003 4:38 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Dogbreath wrote:
As soon as I have some money saved up (I have a job this summer) I'll remember to buy several games from your shop... the value of such rare games in brand new condition at such a low price is too great to pass up.


Great - if you like I can save the games you're interested in for some time. It would be tough if those games are sold out when you return.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2003 11:10 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I just noticed you actually have a copy of Radix Beyond the Void! That's probably one of my favorite games... I had ordered a copy from Epic Classics but it never arrived. I'll probably order it later today.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2003 2:39 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, as it turns out, my parents are as broke as I am... I'll place an order once the next paycheck comes...
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2003 1:46 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, no problem.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2003 7:13 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I might grab one of those Tyrians....

But, why are you selling Ken's Labyrinth if it's been released as freeware? Has anybody bought a copy?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2003 9:00 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

im just wondering, is it legal to sell freeware?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2003 9:05 pm     Post subject: YES Reply with quote

I think it would be illegal to sell freeware because you can get it for free

Well only if you download it and provide the disk it would be worth somthing
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