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by dr_st
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: sorry don't remember any specifics...war game...
Replies: 4
Views: 2086

I'll help you find it. Right after I find that game with this guy that has to shoot those bad guys. And they are coming at him from the right.
by dr_st
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: 90s side-scrolling, woman protagonist
Replies: 4
Views: 2170

Maybe it was Dark Ages? That dude kinda looks like a girl.
by dr_st
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: Looking for a game - '95-'99, 3d shooter.
Replies: 2
Views: 1462

Well, there are quite a few Wolf3D clones out there. The ones I know off the top of my head is 'Blake Stone: Planet Strike', Corridor 7, Operation Body Count (though the latter is less likely to be the game you are looking for).
by dr_st
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines - DOS Review
Replies: 1
Views: 4109

That's a Windows game, not a DOS game. :P
by dr_st
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Looking for DOS platformers. What are some I can try?
Replies: 11
Views: 8440

I wouldn't bother with Duke Nukem I, but Duke Nukem II is cool. You can also try Bio Menace if you are into rather hard platformers with tons of secrets. Earthworm Jim (1 & 2) is nice. For a slightly different platformer/puzzle combo games - Prince of Persia (1 & 2), The Lost Vikings, and Bl...
by dr_st
Wed May 22, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: adventure/exploration game around 2007
Replies: 3
Views: 2118

Not quite a hut, not quite a bear, not quite snowy, but is there a chance you are referring to Beyond Good and Evil?
by dr_st
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: Adventure side-view game for unlocking doors
Replies: 2
Views: 1844

This actually sounds a like like Pharaoh's Tomb, which is a much older game (1990).
by dr_st
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: I have this old tank game that i really wanna play again
Replies: 2
Views: 1971

Could it have been Battle City for the NES, played via an emulator?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_City_(video_game)

There is a Windows clone, called just "Tank":
https://sourceforge.net/projects/tank19 ... t/download
by dr_st
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Finding .img files for MS-Dos games
Replies: 5
Views: 8246

Re: Finding .img files for MS-Dos games

So I've been goofing around with running MS-Dos 6.22 in Virtual Box and have been having a lot of trouble finding .img game files. Getting games to play in DosBox has been really easy but I want a more authentic experience. "Authentic" as in "VirtualBox"? No, you don't. Trust me...
by dr_st
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: Platfrom game, 2008-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 1965

This has got to be the worst, most generic and least informative description ever.

:bday:
by dr_st
Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Best games of the 90s?
Replies: 24
Views: 34865

Somehow it looks like y'all are forgetting that they were still making platformers in the mid-to-late nineties, with classics like Rayman (1 and 2, which was 3D), Oddworld (Oddysee&Exoddus) and Abuse (that I personally did not care for, but was interesting in many ways). Of the early-90s Apogee/...
by dr_st
Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: DOS Adventure, Anthropomorphic Fox [Inherit the Earth]
Replies: 2
Views: 3164

This appears to be one of the cases where, even if you have no clue, and never heard of the game, the description is specific enough to be able to find it with a trivial Google search query.

Is it this?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inherit_the_Earth
by dr_st
Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Best Operating System OS for Running DOS Games?
Replies: 6
Views: 17894

USB support in DOS mode is very tricky to work. USB 2.0 support in Win98 SE (GUI mode) is also tricky. If you want to use Win98 SE - try to avoid USB drives.
by dr_st
Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Game Help, Hints and Tips
Topic: cheating in dos with real dos utilities
Replies: 3
Views: 9464

I was in a similar position. :) At some point you grow up and realize that (a) you can beat most games without cheating, (b) it's more fun without cheating. I do cheat from time to time in old DOS games when I play them just for fun. Usually they have enough built-in cheats to make external utilitie...
by dr_st
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Best Operating System OS for Running DOS Games?
Replies: 6
Views: 17894

For a P4 system:

Best OS for running DOS games natively - Win98 SE (assuming your P4 system has good working drivers). But you need an ISA slot for working sound in pure DOS.

Best OS for running via DOSBox - Windows XP (anything newer will struggle on a P4)
by dr_st
Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:37 am
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: PC third person action adventure
Replies: 23
Views: 22061

Could it be just Prince of Persia 3D?
by dr_st
Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:20 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Doom & Wolfenstein by ZooM Software?
Replies: 7
Views: 13580

Oh yeah, I still have those "Duke Nukum" versions. :) As for these, they are clearly shareware. But even if they weren't, it is not so much out of the ordinary for a third party publisher to have an agreement with the developer or the primary publisher to distribute their games to a specif...
by dr_st
Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: is this pc good for dos?
Replies: 7
Views: 14673

1.) If your mobo supports SMART for your hard drive, you'll have to turn that off. SMART will keep telling you that your hard drive is failing due to the Fat16 file system. That's news to me. Do you have any source / explanation to this? SMART, as far as I know, is agnostic to the file system. 2.) ...
by dr_st
Mon May 16, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Having trouble installing Corridor 7 CD version
Replies: 7
Views: 14218

SqueakyWheel wrote:I mounted my virtual drive H as drive D (the command being: mount d h:\corr7cd -t cdrom).
I assume your H:\ has a mounted image of the exact Corridor 7 CD, so it sounds like you need to do: mount d h:\ -t cdrom (without the extra path).

Or use imgmount on the ISO itself, as suggested.
by dr_st
Sat Mar 19, 2016 1:25 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: A good article on the correct aspect ratio of DOS games
Replies: 3
Views: 7338

Very nice article indeed. Although I think he kind of did not explain the main point of the first part clearly. 320x200 (or 640x400) is a 8:5 resolution, but it was filling the entire 4:3 CRT, because the pixels weren't square. But the key is this: the reason those games looked correct on 4:3 CRTs (...