DOSGames.com Site Update September 6th 2013

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DOSGames.com Site Update September 6th 2013

Post by emmzee » Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:38 pm

It's my once-a-year update ... :shifty:
Added 10 new (old) games to the site. :) Here's today's additions:<br>
<i>Backlash (action)<br>
Ballgame 2 (action)<br>
David's Kong (classic)<br>
Donkey (classic)<br>
Legend of the Silver Talisman (RPG)<br>
Lock 'N' Chase (classic)<br>
Magus (RPG)<br>
Round 42 (space shooting)<br>
Tekwar (3d shooting)<br>
Terroid (space shooting)</i><br>
<strong>Download them at the <a href="http://dosgames.com/g_new.php">Newest Additions</a> page.</strong>
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Post by dosraider » Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:02 am

Christmas seems to come early this year ..... :laugh:

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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Post by MrFlibble » Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:00 am

Nice! Keep 'em coming!

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Post by emmzee » Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:44 pm

Thanks, fixed. Extra "s" in the filename.
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Post by dosraider » Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:19 pm

Nice.
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Post by Wally » Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:54 pm

Can't believe you still find time to update the site :clap:

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Post by wardrich » Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:20 pm

Wally wrote:Can't believe you still find time to update the site :clap:
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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Post by MrFlibble » Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:39 pm

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:
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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Post by emmzee » Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:01 am

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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Post by MrFlibble » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:40 am

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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