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Re: Ancient DOS Games Webshow

Postby leileilol » 2012-3-18 @ 19:15

indeed, and the more obscure the wackier/buggier/pretentiouser/borlandier.
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Re: Ancient DOS Games Webshow

Postby WolverineDK » 2012-3-18 @ 19:28

I can only agree with what you two also say :) cause such gems are what makes computer games so interesting :)
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Re: Ancient DOS Games Webshow

Postby Gemini000 » 2012-3-18 @ 20:58

Speaking of obscure though, I managed to get in touch with Ben Marty and things aren't nearly as obscure relating to him as I thought they were. His main TechnoVenture website hasn't been updated in forever, but he's also the guy behind the Scrolling Game Development Kit 2 (SGDK2) found here: http://sgdk2.sourceforge.net

Considering how very difficult it is to get into game programming these days compared to earlier days, stuff like this, which greatly simplifies the game making process so that more people can get involved with it, is made of awesome and win! :)
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Re: Ancient DOS Games Webshow

Postby lazygamereviews » 2012-3-19 @ 05:24

WolverineDK wrote:Gemini000: lovely little episode (which I saw yesterday). But I just happened to watch LGR today (yeah I actually enjoy LGR´s stuff a lot too) , and let us just say. Dear Gemini000, please do NOT ever get a beard in the style of Richard Stallman(even though that man bloody rocks, which is a completely different story). But keep on making episodes today, and having long heavy metal headbanging hair. Rocks ! ! !


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Re: Ancient DOS Games Webshow

Postby Gemini000 » 2012-3-24 @ 03:13

Ancient DOS Games Filler #15 - Gemini's Music Skills is online!

I may be a decent programmer and have spent over half of my life programming, but I've actually been doing music stuff for nearly my ENTIRE life, so if you were wondering how I could have fun, intense music in the background of some of my filler videos, well, there's part of the explanation. The other part of course is lots of practice and a little bit of luck to come up with good tunes. ;)

So yeah, I'm kinda just showing off in this filler, but I've been wanting to do a music-related filler for awhile and my first attempt several months ago failed horribly because I thought I was recording Impulse Tracker stuff when I wasn't and was unable to just go back and do the entire creative process over again because it wouldn't've been sincere. :/

Make sure to stay tuned to the very end though! I've got a special musical treat for everyone and the hint for Episode 81 is displayed as text this time around.
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Re: Ancient DOS Games Webshow

Postby WolverineDK » 2012-3-24 @ 13:51

Gemini000: Great episode, and I "guessed" it was Just Can't get Enough, you learned how to play as the second melody. But I was pleasantly surprised, that it was Bubble Bobble. Since I love that tune, even though some people are not fond of that tune, for probably the same reasons . That other people love that tune. Also it seems to me, you are fond of the old synthesizer artists (Jarre, Hammer etc.) just like me :) from the 80´s and early 90´s :)
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Re: Ancient DOS Games Webshow

Postby Gemini000 » 2012-4-01 @ 04:14

Ancient DOS Games Episode 81 - Animal Quest is online!

All I gotta say about this one is: Everyone loves crossovers! ;D
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Re: Ancient DOS Games Webshow

Postby lazygamereviews » 2012-4-01 @ 04:36

Gemini000 wrote:All I gotta say about this one is: Everyone loves crossovers! ;D


I'm banking on it at least :D
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Re: Ancient DOS Games Webshow

Postby Harekiet » 2012-4-01 @ 06:36

Ugh edutainment games, never really liked that stuff. I think i only remember playing the 3d body adventure
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Re: Ancient DOS Games Webshow

Postby Gemini000 » 2012-4-01 @ 09:52

Harekiet wrote:Ugh edutainment games, never really liked that stuff. I think i only remember playing the 3d body adventure

I actually HAVE that one... >_>;;;

Some edutainment titles are good. The one I'm doing next is pure win, though I am also going to do one or two terrible ones as the month progresses. ;)
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Re: Ancient DOS Games Webshow

Postby Qbix » 2012-4-01 @ 10:08

Watched both, they were nice!
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Re: Ancient DOS Games Webshow

Postby SquallStrife » 2012-4-01 @ 10:11

I just had a look at episode 50, with those shareware disks.

Something leapt out at me. A cracktro plays before the game starts, and it shows that blue screen that says "Sound Blaster Detected and Utilised".

Here's a stupid bit of trivia. That image and font actually come from Psygnosis games on the Amiga, and the text was originally "Expansion RAM Detected and utilised".

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Re: Ancient DOS Games Webshow

Postby F2bnp » 2012-4-01 @ 13:32

Haha, that was great guys, I cracked up with both video openings :D
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Re: Ancient DOS Games Webshow

Postby WolverineDK » 2012-4-02 @ 03:53

Gemini000 and LGR, this April fools joke, reminds me of the stuff the website retrowaretv did some years ago where you swap people around between shows. Anyway I am not going to comment on your game today or anything like that. And thank goodness I have NOT fallen for any "jokes" this year.
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Re: Ancient DOS Games Webshow

Postby The Gecko » 2012-4-05 @ 05:40

Harekiet wrote:Ugh edutainment games, never really liked that stuff. I think i only remember playing the 3d body adventure


Now, now, let's not be hasty. Technically, the Carmen Sandiego games are 'edutainment', and they're collectively a classic!

The only real edutainment I recall playing much, aside from Carmen, was an old C=64 cart that had some spelling games on it (back when I was still just a hatchling) and Odell lake.
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Re: Ancient DOS Games Webshow

Postby Great Hierophant » 2012-4-05 @ 15:18

MECC did a lot of great Edutainment games, including Oregon Trail, Number Munchers, and a fascinating game called Freedom!, where you play a slave trying to escape the antebellum Southern U.S.
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Re: Ancient DOS Games Webshow

Postby The Gecko » 2012-4-05 @ 21:29

Ah, Oregon Trail. Never had that at home, but it was on some of the school computers. Many a student died of dysentery!

Good stuff, that.
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Re: Ancient DOS Games Webshow

Postby Gemini000 » 2012-4-07 @ 03:01

The Gecko wrote:Ah, Oregon Trail. Never had that at home, but it was on some of the school computers. Many a student died of dysentery!

Good stuff, that.

Would you all believe out of the three elementary schools I attended, and one middle school, only one of them had The Oregon Trail, but they didn't have typical computer classes and as such, I only ever got to play it ONCE for about 5 minutes? >_<;

Really need to get a copy of that game sometime.

Anywhoo, speaking of edutainment, Ancient DOS Games Episode 82 - Googol Math Games is online!

Nothing too much to say about this one outside of the video itself, though I'm having trouble figuring out which "activity centre" program I should cover out of the four I have, so I'm leaving it up to a vote! The choices are presented at the end of the video so make sure to send your vote to my ADG eMail address before the end of Monday! :D

*goes back to programming*
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Re: Ancient DOS Games Webshow

Postby The Gecko » 2012-4-07 @ 06:08

Not strictly an old game (since it's a modernised flash adaptation), but you can always try the rather delightfully named "Organ Trail" here.

(it has zombies)

http://hatsproductions.com/organtrail.html

Also, I'm pretty sure the elementary school you're talking about which had the Googol games was the one we both went to.
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Re: Ancient DOS Games Webshow

Postby Gemini000 » 2012-4-07 @ 06:19

The Gecko wrote:Also, I'm pretty sure the elementary school you're talking about which had the Googol games was the one we both went to.

Yep. :)

Speaking of, do you happen to remember the name of the game in the computer lab there that had that sort of space theme going on with space stations and scaffolding and barrels and such?

Also, dunno if you heard or not, but said elementary school was shut down some time ago, dunno exactly when. :P
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