DOSGames.com Site Update August 1st 2011

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DOSGames.com Site Update August 1st 2011

Post by emmzee » Sun Jul 31, 2011 11:53 pm

Wheee!
Added 14 new games today to bring the total to 600 games! :) The new additions are: Alien Cabal, Clyde's Adventure, Crash, D/Generation (demo), Elder Scrolls: Daggerfall, Galactix, Kosmonaut, Pinball Fantasies (demo), Powerslave (demo), Quiver, Skull Quest, Ultima Underworld (demo), Witchaven (demo), and Zorro (demo). Visit the <a href="http://dosgames.com/g_new.php">Newest Additions</a> page to download 'em all! :)
I need to add at least one more then I can update the logo :D

Also since I now have a lot more free time I'm thinking of starting the site-wide update ... need to work on a new design first ... hmmm ...
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Re: DOSGames.com Site Update August 1st 2011

Post by dosraider » Mon Aug 01, 2011 1:01 am

Nice stuff.
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emmzee wrote:I need to add at least one more then I can update the
logo :D

BattleZone could be a nice addition....
http://www.dosgames.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3117
emmzee wrote:Also since I now have a lot more free time I'm thinking of starting the site-wide update ... need to work on a new design first ... hmmm ...

Arf arf, heard that before ..... :laugh:
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Post by Larry Laffer » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:15 am

If you're going to update the logo, you could cheat and say "Download *nearly* 1000 free DOS games!". B)
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Post by emmzee » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:44 am

Okay I added Amulets & Armor, The Fool's Errand, and Taxi Run to bring the total to 603 and updated the logo :)
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Post by MrFlibble » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:24 pm

Awesome :D

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Post by 486 player » Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:22 am

Accordin' to Old School DOS, Alien Cabal's freeware.
NO Windows, NO DOSBox, DOS!

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Post by MrFlibble » Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:22 pm

486 player wrote:Accordin' to Old School DOS, Alien Cabal's freeware.
I haven't been able to find any proof of that other than that site admin's claim.

I discussed this matter with Swizzle from Demu (formerly DOS Museum), here's what he says:
Hm... Yea, I can't find any other reference that this game may have been made "freeware" by it's owner. It's also not registered with the US Copyright Office so I'm not even sure who might own the rights. It looks like the QASoft websites went offline in 1999. There is no information on the archive.org copies I was able to access saying what happened to the company.

I was able to track down an e-mail address for one of the people in the credits of the game. Hopefully he will have contact information for the owner; or at least a little more information.

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Post by MrFlibble » Fri Aug 05, 2011 4:59 pm

More info from Swizzle:
I've spoken with the person who did the graphics for the game - but unfortunately he doesn't have any contact information for anyone else involved in the project. He wasn't sure who would even be the copyright holder from what I recall.
On a side not, that Old School DOS site doesn't seem very trustworthy to me, seeing as how not all downloads from there are legally distributable, and no info whatsoever is generally provided whether a download is a demo, a shareware version or a free full game.

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Post by MrFlibble » Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:26 am

MrFlibble wrote:
486 player wrote:Accordin' to Old School DOS, Alien Cabal's freeware.
I haven't been able to find any proof of that other than that site admin's claim.
Recently I found an archived copy of the game's original official website, preserved by the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine. And it turns out that starting somewhere in late July 2000, the main page had a link to the full version of the game, available at no charge:
Download Full DOS Version 1.2 and DirectX Version (12.9MB)

(Requires Pentium 100MHz, 16MB Ram, 60MB Hard disk space )
The file itself was not properly preserved (only the first megabyte or so was stored), but the file name and size is the same as of the download offered by Old School DOS Games.

The full version package is updated to the latest version (v1.2) and includes both the DOS and the Windows versions. Also it contains the latest version of the game editor.

The problem is that the site does not have any kind of freeware release announcement. An indirect clue may be found in the form of a message (archived by Google Groups) where Greg Taylor (one of the developers) offers another user to send a free copy of the game:
https://groups.google.com/d/msg/alt.gam ... mSPNvpFvYJ

The message is dated May 28, 1998. It can be assumed that the game did not have much popularity, and at some point the developers decided to release it as completely free.

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Post by MrFlibble » Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:25 am

Any chance of a site update soon?

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