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DOSGames.com Site Update September 6th 2013

 
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emmzee
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:38 pm     Post subject: DOSGames.com Site Update September 6th 2013 Reply with quote

It's my once-a-year update ... Shifty

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Added 10 new (old) games to the site. Happy Here's today's additions:

Backlash (action)

Ballgame 2 (action)

David's Kong (classic)

Donkey (classic)

Legend of the Silver Talisman (RPG)

Lock 'N' Chase (classic)

Magus (RPG)

Round 42 (space shooting)

Tekwar (3d shooting)

Terroid (space shooting)


Download them at the Newest Additions page.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:02 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Christmas seems to come early this year ..... Laughing

David's Kong : error 404 not found blah blah.
Same if I try from game index.

1 error on 10 new additions, you're getting better every year!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:00 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! Keep 'em coming!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:44 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, fixed. Extra "s" in the filename.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:19 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice.
Congratulatory
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:54 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't believe you still find time to update the site Applauding
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:20 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Wally wrote:
Can't believe you still find time to update the site Applauding


It's cause he doesn't have kids yet.


Source: I have two. When I registered I was a kid (teen)... Started from the bottom, now I'm here.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:39 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

There's one thing about the site's content that has bene bothering me for a while. On the 3D shooters page, Pie in the Sky's Lethal Tender (spelled Legal Tender here) is listed as a freeware game. However, I haven't been able to find any confirmation of that.

The archived copies of Pie in the Sky's website never mention Lethal Tender being freeware or shareware, and do not have any downloads of the game. The modrn site fo the company contains the following information:
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Many years ago, Pie in the Sky Software created 3D entertainment software for DOS and later for Windows. Products included

Corncob 3D - a 3D flight simulator for DOS written mostly in 16bit 8086 assembler.

Lethal Tender - a 3D First Person Shooter for DOS sold in retail stores.

The Game Creation System - A set of software tools for creating first person 3D games with no programming. [source] [emphasis added]

A more detailed account of the company's history also suggests that Lethal Tender was a commercial game sold in stores. Also, it was released before the public versions of Pie in the Sky's 3D game Creation System.

I've just checked the Lethal Tender archive from the site, and it certainly can't be an original release, freeware or not. It also does not contain any license information, or any official information at all (not even a file_id.diz), making it very unlikely to be an official, legal release.

I'd suggest removing the file, just to be on the safe side.

On the other hand, there is known to be a demo of Terminal Terror, the sequel to Lethal Tender. Would be nice to add it to the site but so far I'v been unable to locate a copy.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:01 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey thanks for the info, it's quite possible that I found this game on some other website but that it's not actually free. I'll take another look and remove it from the site if necessary.

(In my defense though, according to the Wikipedia article "The game is also known as Legal Tender." And no I didn't just edit the article to add that. Shifty)
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:40 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

I've contacted Swizzle (the DOS Museum admin) who told me that he got the same file from one of the developers' private website, but he can't quite remember what that site was.

It's rather suspicious that the archive doesn't have any legal information but some "grassroots" freeware releases by individual developers are known to lack legal files as well.
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