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First post, by ruthan

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Hello,
has somebody these 2 demos?
Gender wars - its sure that exist, i was at least on some covert cds..
Omnikron The Nomad Soul - i found only dead download links

Last edited by ruthan on 2021-02-22, 14:50. Edited 1 time in total.

Im old goal oriented goatman, i care about facts and freedom, not about egos+prejudices. Hoarding=sickness. If you want respect, gain it by your behavior. I hate stupid SW limits, SW=virtual world, everything should be possible if you have enough raw HW.

Reply 2 of 14, by darry

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The full Omikron game is available on GOG and also on Steam . I know it's not the demo, but if the objective of finding the demo is to help decide whether to purchase or not, you might as well take a chance considering the low asking price .

https://www.gog.com/game/omikron_the_nomad_soul

EDIT: There is a demo disc that apparently has that demo : https://archive.org/details/EIDOS_Interactive_EIDOS_DEMOS

Reply 3 of 14, by ruthan

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The full Omikron game is available on GOG and also on Steam . I know it's not the demo, but if the objective of finding the demo is to help decide whether to purchase or not, you might as well take a chance considering the low asking price .

Thanks, i already have it, but problem with all Gog releases is they are not made for old OSes, yes you usually can somehow convert them, but its annoying, demo is much better way.

Im old goal oriented goatman, i care about facts and freedom, not about egos+prejudices. Hoarding=sickness. If you want respect, gain it by your behavior. I hate stupid SW limits, SW=virtual world, everything should be possible if you have enough raw HW.

Reply 4 of 14, by ruthan

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EDIT: There is a demo disc that apparently has that demo : https://archive.org/details/EIDOS_Interactive_EIDOS_DEMOS

I checked it, but its only video.. no playable demo.

Im old goal oriented goatman, i care about facts and freedom, not about egos+prejudices. Hoarding=sickness. If you want respect, gain it by your behavior. I hate stupid SW limits, SW=virtual world, everything should be possible if you have enough raw HW.

Reply 5 of 14, by liqmat

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ruthan wrote on 2021-02-21, 15:01:

EDIT: There is a demo disc that apparently has that demo : https://archive.org/details/EIDOS_Interactive_EIDOS_DEMOS

I checked it, but its only video.. no playable demo.

Quick Google search >> https://www.fileplanet.com/archive/p-72030/Om … Nomad-Soul-Demo

Edit: Downloaded and tested. So now you just need the Gender Wars demo.

Reply 6 of 14, by ruthan

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Quick Google search >> https://www.fileplanet.com/archive/p-72030/Om … Nomad-Soul-Demo

Thanks saw it before, but was used that Fileplanet links were dead or filled with malware at least for some time, but this one is working, thanks.

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Reply 7 of 14, by liqmat

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ruthan wrote on 2021-02-21, 15:21:

Quick Google search >> https://www.fileplanet.com/archive/p-72030/Om … Nomad-Soul-Demo

Thanks saw it before, but was used that Fileplanet links were dead or filled with malware at least for some time, but this one is working, thanks.

Yeah, it's not the same Fileplanet from yesteryear, but it still has some of the old files archived.

Reply 8 of 14, by vetz

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Appearntly Gender Wars demo was never released online as it was designed to run/require the CD-ROM drive.

Info: https://groups.google.com/g/comp.sys.ibm.pc.g … /m/dMXYZ8szOMoJ

You'll have to find it on cover CD's. From info I found online it was on CD-ROM Magazine issue 23 or 24 (june/july 1996) in the UK. I have not been able to find a disc containing the demo on Archive.org.

EDIT: Appearntly it was released online by Gamesdomain, but some say it wasn't working correctly on Google Groups. File: gender.zip - 7.9Mb
https://web.archive.org/web/19970818165713fw_ … emo/gender.html and
https://web.archive.org/web/20030219153911/ht … s/demo/132.html

Cannot find the file in later mirrors of the Gamesdomain FTP, looks like it was moved to a folder called "old-demos" which wasn't archived.

Here is the .txt file for the demo:
http://web.archive.org/web/19970710015508/htt … emos/gender.txt

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Reply 10 of 14, by vetz

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lolo799, nice find.

After some more searching I also found it here: http://cd.textfiles.com/cdaction/cdaction03/GENDER/ (https://archive.org/details/cdrom-cdaction03)

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Reply 11 of 14, by Jorpho

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lolo799 wrote on 2021-02-21, 18:03:

Found the Gender Wars demo on a french coverdisc:
https://www.abandonware-magazines.org/affiche … =3021&album=oui

Wow, that is an impressive collection. I didn't even know some of those magazines had French editions.

Reply 13 of 14, by ruthan

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Thanks, here is minimal cd image packed by 7zip with Gender wars demo tested with PCem emulator, its running fine. This game aged quite well - 640x480 looks really great and its only 10 MB.

Because of upload rules filter, i had to make some filenames obfuscation, before extraction you need to change filenames to extract them:
GenderWarsMinimalCDImage001.7z -> GenderWarsMinimalCDImage.7z.001
GenderWarsMinimalCDImage002.7z -> GenderWarsMinimalCDImage.7z.002

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Reply 14 of 14, by Jorpho

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lolo799 wrote on 2021-02-21, 19:17:

Were there any of those that were published in other langages too?
Localized versions I mean, that you know of?

PC Review was primarily a UK publication.
https://archive.org/details/pcreviewmagazine