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HacX 1.2 for DOS based on MBF 2.04

This is a DOS port of HacX 1.2 (a stand-alone free total conversion for Doom II ) based on Gerwin Broers' MBF Maintenance Release 2.04 , with additional sound code for GENMIDI/OPL3 playback by ludicrous_peridot. You will need the HacX 1.2 IWAD to play: hx12dos.zip -- binary executable package hxmbf …

Re: Doom8088: Doom on a 286 / 8088

I watched the gameplay video, and I think this version would greatly benefit from lower-resolution sprites and textures designed specifically for it. There is a project for making an Amiga game based on Doom code (or, at least, it was originally based on Doom code, IIRC) and using Freed∞m graphics …

Re: Okay but did you ever PURCHASE WinRAR?

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because of some weird deal between the two devs, 7zip can read and unarchive RAR files and WinRAR can read and unarchve 7z files I don't think there was a deal; rather, the UnRAR library is free to use (and even open source) and can be incorporated in other projects (for example, FreeCommander also …

Re: Random free game findings

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Here's another batch of completely random finds, resulting from chaotic dips into the Wayback Machine. BlockOut OpenGL & WinBlock -- two BlockOut clones/remakes Deluxe Snake -- very neat Nibbles variant made with Allegro Halflight -- good quality vertical-scrolling shmup made with Allegro CRTetris …

Re: Rare and lost demo/shareware releases wanted list

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A while ago I found a DOS vertical-crolling shmup called Firecrow . Looks like it was originally written as freeware game, and then reworked into a commercial version that was available only in France (?). Sometime later I tracked down a different site for a project called Firecrow 2 by the same …

Re: Open source DOS games

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The shareware chess programme Rival Chess had its source code released to the public at some point in or after 1998: http://www.redhotpawn.com/rival/download/download.php

Re: Online copies of games are not owned

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The most insidious thing imo is that Steam drops support for older versions of Windows. They are supposed to be the "good guys" of DRM. I know why they do it, but it still sucks. If they really wanted to be consumer friendly, they would "officially" drop support, but still let you install the …

Re: Why The Internet Archive Is In Danger Right Now...

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Is it just me or is the Wayback Machine less useful than it used to be? Old webpages are often not available. I've been using the WM for the purpose of researching and finding old games for over a decade, and no, I've not noticed any recent degradation of quality. Yes, some pages are not preserved …

Re: Open source DOS games

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I just learned about a pretty obscure German game called Space in Motion: Future Trade which was made freeware by its author, and the source code released here: https://github.com/Burkersroda/FutureTrade According to that page, the game was released in 2000 and sold in stores (here's a couple of …

Re: Online copies of games are not owned

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Especially with bigger companies, they often use middleware or licensed assets for which they do not have the right to publish it outside of what contractually has been agreed on. For example, id Software had to change some stuff before releasing Doom 3 source code due to use of licensed technology …

Re: Online copies of games are not owned

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I am as big an opponent of online DRM as anyone - I only buy my digital games from GOG - but The Crew is a rather poor example, almost clickbait-grade in my opinion. Let's see. An online-only game, with no single-player content at all (per my understanding), which was from the day of its release …

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