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DOS version of Metal Gear

 
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:20 am     Post subject: DOS version of Metal Gear Reply with quote

This may be a problem with the downloadable version of Metal Gear for DOS that's widely available online. When you play the game, you'll easily notice that it's plagued with problems and I'm not talking about any of the gameplay quirks.

Probably the most important issues are the flat out game-breaking flaws. A little past half-way into the game, some essential items are missing so the player can't progress any further. But even if they did appear, there are a couple of other problems. For example, one of the bosses is very glitchy. Sometimes, they disappear after a few seconds. Other times, they're simply absent.

Does anybody know if these problems are present when playing on actual hardware? It's kind of surprising how this version and the C64 version of Metal Gear remain unsolved when it comes to whether they're actually broken or not. So far, reports are only about disk images/game rips. The problems with these versions have gone unsolved for quite the time, despite quite a lot of people acknowledging/discussing them. Each time someone gets close to testing the original game, there ends up being no follow-up.

I more or less want to assume these weren't sold with these breaking flaws, especially with the c64 version as there have been a few reports of completing the game.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:15 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Necrobump, but for good reason.

I got confirmation that the C64 version of this game was fatally flawed on release. It brings more likelihood that the same applies to the DOS version. It is, however, worth noting that Metal Gear for DOS was also released in Europe (at least Germany). So perhaps the European release may have these problems fixed (similar to how TMNT DOS' European counterpart, TMHT, had the impossible gap fixed).
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:36 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Any news on the subject?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:21 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately not
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