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A couple IBM PC rarities

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:21 pm     Post subject: A couple IBM PC rarities Reply with quote

I don't know where to put these, as I'm not up on my abandonware games. However: I have a pair of IBM PC rarities that have never been released before (as far as I know). These items are pristine, though not NIB they do not have copy protection and do not save to disk so they are just as they were years ago.

First up: Race for the West. One disk.

Scans of the (one) disk: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/56421988/disk-front-and-back.jpg

Data files: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/56421988/Race_for_the_West.zip
Inside this folder are two items, "RAC" is what is actually stored to your PC after an installation. And then there's a disk rip performed with ddrescue in DiskImages.

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Next: Zug's Dinosaur World, aka Zug's Dinosaur Discovery Kit. Four disks. UNFORTUNATELY, I am missing a disk. FORTUNATELY, I have an install - thus we have a playable game, just short one disk of installation media : )

Scans of the disks: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/56421988/Disks.png

Data files: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/56421988/Zugs_Dinosaur_World.zip
Like Race for the West, there are two folders here: one titled "ZUG" which is an install taken from a PC. The other is DiskImages/ which contains ddrescue dumps of the three disks.

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I do have a box for Zug, and manuals for both games. My scanner is not hooked up though. Given that I just suffered a hard drive failure the other day, I need to get what I have released to the wild before something catastrophic destroys this history.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:48 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

THX hornpipe2. Happy

Will testrun them later this weekend in dosbox.

BTW:
ZUG's readme wrote:

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At least an 12 mhz 80286 processor.
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Those were the days. Laughing

*Moved to dosgames.com suggestions, maybe emmzee will be interested in adding them to the site, I believe they are kinda rare. *
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:12 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

*Ah crap, can't restrain myself, had to try those games .....* Laughing
Testrun:
Race for the West
Seems to be a pretty good and detailed discovery game.
Lots of choices to make.
Is definitively on my 'to play once' list, if I find the needed time that is ......








ZUG
Nice children educational game.
Full speech and sound effects.
Plenty to do, several mini games for kids.
BTW:
Edit ZUG.BAT to match:
Code:

Ex /MXED /p220 VGA /i7 SoundBST Speech Remove XED

or dosbox will freeze.







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