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by ClassicDOSGames
Sat Apr 28, 2007 12:46 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: GameHippo.com sold
Replies: 21
Views: 29547

And since you say your site is worth $0, if I pay you $1, would you be interested? That ship has sailed. Now that I know what my site is worth, I'm holding out for some real money! I could buy a PS3 for that kind of money! Too bad I mostly play DOS games. I suppose I could buy 100 copies of Hocus P...
by ClassicDOSGames
Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:29 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: GameHippo.com sold
Replies: 21
Views: 29547

That's an interesting tool. It certainly overvalues my website. I don't sell anything, and I don't have any ads, so site revenue is $0. In theory, anyone who offers me more than $0 is a sucker.
by ClassicDOSGames
Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:23 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Pharaoh's Tomb level contest
Replies: 0
Views: 2816

Pharaoh's Tomb level contest

Hi folks. I've recently learned about a level editor for the classic Apogee game, Pharaoh's Tomb, and I've started a custom level contest. If anyone is interested, I'd like to invite everyone to participate. Contest rules can be found here . There is a prize, but mostly I'm just hoping that some gre...
by ClassicDOSGames
Sat Mar 17, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Is it possible to play DOS games on a windows 95 computer?
Replies: 4
Views: 11767

Windows 95 and 98 have a version of DOS in them. Most games should work from the MS-DOS Prompt in the Start Menu. There are a small number of games, notably the Lemmings games from Psygnosis, that won't work in any version of Windows, including the DOS prompt in Windows 3.1. For those games, you cou...
by ClassicDOSGames
Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:45 am
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: Old Game - No Graphics
Replies: 2
Views: 3513

That's called a text adventure. There were over a thousand text adventures, so you'll have to be a lot more specific. Popular text adventures were the Zork series and Colossal Cave, aka Adventure.
by ClassicDOSGames
Sat Sep 23, 2006 7:40 am
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: looking for really old game
Replies: 1
Views: 2954

It was either Kroz or ZZT. In Kroz you play a smiley face and you attack letters of the alphabet with whips. ASCII graphics were all the rage at the time.
by ClassicDOSGames
Fri Nov 04, 2005 2:20 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Alien Carnage/Halloween Harry not dead yet
Replies: 1
Views: 4354

***SPOILER WARNING*** Yeah, it's a bit weird to have a spoiler warning on a forum post, but I wanted to give the whole story about the Alien Carnage/Halloween Harry liberation effort, which will spoil some of the surprise if you haven't read the John Passfield interview yet. I emailed John Passfield...
by ClassicDOSGames
Fri Nov 04, 2005 2:14 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: share your opinion about new game
Replies: 1
Views: 4033

Can't help you. It won't let me put in my province.
by ClassicDOSGames
Tue Nov 01, 2005 2:01 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Alien Carnage/Halloween Harry not dead yet
Replies: 1
Views: 4354

Alien Carnage/Halloween Harry not dead yet

I'm a fan of Halloween Harry which, sadly, was discontinued several years ago. I contacted John Passfield to see if he would be interested in releasing the game as freeware. He initially told me that he was very interested in doing that. A month later he gave me a surprise answer, which I didn't fee...
by ClassicDOSGames
Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:47 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: DOS Games Collection - Coming Soon
Replies: 3
Views: 6449

So, what is this? A big zip file with a GUI installer, a CD ISO, ???
by ClassicDOSGames
Mon Oct 24, 2005 4:23 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Activision are jerks: Zork games removed from DOSGames.com
Replies: 20
Views: 27926

Well folks, here comes the exciting part. The petition now has well over 100 signatures, so I've presented it to my contact at Activision. There is still time to sign if anyone else wants to add weight to it, but I want to thank everyone who contributed to the success of this initiative. Now might a...
by ClassicDOSGames
Sat Sep 17, 2005 11:53 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: |Poll| Is Abandonware Illegal? |Poll|
Replies: 38
Views: 54809

Software authors are under no obligation to release their software as freeware or release it to the public domain. A clever software company rewards its fans and gets free PR and loyalty by releasing games as freeware when they are no longer profitable, which never occurs with the most popular games...
by ClassicDOSGames
Sat Sep 17, 2005 10:57 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Activision are jerks: Zork games removed from DOSGames.com
Replies: 20
Views: 27926

The Zork petition now has over 50 signatures. I want to thank those of you who signed it, and ask you to continue to encourage others to sign it. The pace seems to have picked up recently. I will present the petition to my contact in Activision's legal department when support seems to have reached a...
by ClassicDOSGames
Sat Sep 03, 2005 1:33 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Activision are jerks: Zork games removed from DOSGames.com
Replies: 20
Views: 27926

I concede that it's unlikely, but I thought there was enough hope to at least try. I hope everyone who cares will at least stand up and put their name behind it. I forgot to mention this, but C|Net was not contacted by Activision to remove the Zork link, either. I informed them that the games weren'...
by ClassicDOSGames
Sat Sep 03, 2005 9:23 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Activision are jerks: Zork games removed from DOSGames.com
Replies: 20
Views: 27926

Re: Activision are jerks: Zork games removed from DOSGames.c

I'm the webmaster that contacted emmzee and CNET, and created the petition. I see you have a link to the email correspondence that I posted on Liberated Games. I just want to clarify the Activision situation, for the record. As per the bottom of <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-6464_7-6300449-1...