The original bzone for the PC [Solved]

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The original bzone for the PC [Solved]

Post by peterjames » Wed May 19, 2004 1:58 am

I used to run a DOS BBS back in the day--we used to play a game called "bzone" --it must have been based on the Atari Battlezone... The DOS version kicked *** I know that there have been many Battlezone clones over the years--but this was the first one for the PC--very early--almost as far back as spacewars.exe. I found an old BBS directory listing in google that had the file bzone.arc 68k -- but that was only a list--no files... It was probably around 68k compressed. This was a wireframe game--no shading--and it was a lot like the original coin-op arcade game... My guess is that I can't find it because somebody's lawyers didn't want it on the internet? It's hard to imagine that as a possibility--given how old this game is by today's standards... What do you think? Am I losing my mind? Did anyone else play the original battlezone wireframe (ie: green lines ;) on DOS ?

I'm searching and searching but I can find it. Bzone.exe is definitely a piece of DOS history--up there with spacewars and sopwith2...

I used to play DSS too--with the cardboard cutout to divide the screen for 2 players! LOL. Great memories from childhood--I'll have to hunt my favorites down somehow--but I want to start by finding Battlezone...

pete

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Post by peterjames » Wed May 19, 2004 2:02 am

Thanks for your time--

I remembered this game while writing in my blog (knowingart.com) --and I was making connections between this game and the movie Tron, etc... If you want to chat my Yahoo/AIM is "yesiliveinaustin" -- feel free to contact me--I'm always interested in meeting new people.

Thanks again for this cool site!

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Post by Guest » Wed May 19, 2004 2:06 am

There was also a wireframe starwars game that had wireframe 3D graphics--and I'm pretty sure there was a PC version of this game also... Hmm I'll have to look for that too...

Anyway, if you don't remember what the "pre-Doom" 3D games looked like--here you go:

<img src="http://knowingart.com/blog/wp-images/battlezone.gif">

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Post by wardrich » Wed May 19, 2004 9:38 pm

note that this style is more commonly known as"wire-frame"

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Post by x86_Game-Junkie » Wed May 19, 2004 10:36 pm

looks like a black and green version of F15 Strike Eagle :devil:

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Post by M4ciek » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:34 pm

Sorry for bringing up this old topic - but I'm looking for this game.

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Post by dosraider » Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:14 pm

.... and you found it:
battlezone.zip - 0.04MB
Grab it whilst the link is still valid.

Keep cycles extremely low in dosbox.
CPU=386_slow is also advisable.
wardrich wrote:The contrasts in personalities will deliver some SERIOUS lulz. I can't wait.

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Post by KapitanBomba » Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:08 am

dosraider wrote:.... and you found it:
battlezone.zip - 0.04MB
Grab it whilst the link is still valid.

Keep cycles extremely low in dosbox.
CPU=386_slow is also advisable.
Could you (or somebody who have it) reupload this game?

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Post by dosraider » Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:34 am

It's up on HotU now.
wardrich wrote:The contrasts in personalities will deliver some SERIOUS lulz. I can't wait.

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Post by KapitanBomba » Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:08 pm

dosraider wrote:It's up on HotU now.
Could you post link? I found only "Atari Games" version without download option.

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Post by dosraider » Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:53 pm

KapitanBomba wrote:Could you post link? I found only "Atari Games" version without download option.
????
It's an Atari game, ported to MsDos
http://www.hotud.org/component/content/ ... tion/23468
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Post by KapitanBomba » Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:08 pm

dosraider wrote:
KapitanBomba wrote:Could you post link? I found only "Atari Games" version without download option.
????
It's an Atari game, ported to MsDos
http://www.hotud.org/component/content/ ... tion/23468
Thanks... but it's not game I'm looking for :< I'm looking for Battlezone like game but bit different - I remember it wasn't black background - color was green.

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Post by dosraider » Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:11 pm

You sure? Some old CRTs had a greenish background ......
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Post by KapitanBomba » Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:38 pm

dosraider wrote:You sure? Some old CRTs had a greenish background ......
I'm sure it was Battlezone clone... space shooter (not exactly tank) and I play it in 90s with colors :)

It was somethink like Stellar 7 (Dynamix). Player could shoot using [space].

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