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Reply 40 of 183, by Lawnie

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DracoNihil wrote on 2021-06-06, 23:14:
Lawnie wrote on 2021-06-06, 08:04:

And of course there's Hovertank 3D, which is by the id Software boys. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ai3lnMPomeU

You might want to set the soundblaster type in DosBOX to sb2 or sbpro1, and the IRQ to 7 instead of 5. (Or if it's already at 5, then to 7)

And also launch the game with 5000 fixed cycles. There's supposed to be really dumb soundblaster sounds. But it's likely a combination of the SB type being "too new" and cycles being "too fast" that the sound detection refuses to work.

Thanks for the fix! You weren't kidding about the sounds being really dumb! It's at 'developer speaks into bad PC mic' levels there! I enjoyed the unenthusiastic 'yay' every time someone was run over by the Hovertank. Truly awe-inspiring.

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Reply 41 of 183, by Lawnie

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Update the nineteenth!

Like a street-wise grifter with suspect wares, Lawnie is back with more DOS content to sucker people in!

This week's scripted videos saw me seeking out a way to improve the obscure Raven Engine shooter In Pursuit of Greed, which had previously featured on the Random DOS Game Show and looked intriguing at the time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPLcmiZ2j8M

In addition to that I talked about MIDI, soundfonts, and why I switched to Maxime Abbey's excellent Arachno soundfont for my DOS gaming. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5GATkXOs2c

I also provided an update on the soon-to-be-released TIE Fighter Total Conversion and unveiled their new public Discord server. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-IUFyp1MoA

In Random DOS game land I came across the wonderful Alter Ego, where you get to live out a life with multiple choices. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq5rGgcbUl4

Also of note was the bizarre Space Dude, which blended overworld strategy with a series of numpad-controlled minigames and a bizarre protagonist. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmaypS6eVsU

That's your lot! Like the slow decline of modern society, GET OFF MY LAWN continues without relenting!

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Reply 42 of 183, by Lawnie

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Update the twentieth!

Like a Tolkien wizard, Lawnie is never late. He arrives precisely when he means to!

This week's scripted videos start with a continuation of my 100 More Worthwhile DOS Games series. To the shock and surprise of few, I recommend Super 3-D Noah's Ark. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHcd-wAMuLA

The next one had me looking at the War1gus project, a splinter project from the main Wargus project. It attempts to recreate the first Warcraft in the Stratgus engine, but the results are mixed! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9Y9KtXltMA

Three great games graced us randomly this week. Castles was an intriguing castle-building strategy game! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aoc8A7MsCQI

Then we had two time-limit breakers that don't need introduction. The Lost Vikings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SGbMm0o2iI and Chex Quest! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DznlPbJcXYc

All in all it was an excellent week to be Lawnie. Will he relent? Will he give in? No, no he will not. Feel free to discover additional video spam next week!

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Reply 43 of 183, by buckeye

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Hey Lawnie, how about doing some videos on american football dos titles? Front Page Sports Football series 92-96, Unnecessary Roughness, Madden and etc.

IBM came out with some older DOS football games in the early 90's for NFL and college too. Just some ideas I thought you could look into, as always enjoy the videos!

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Reply 44 of 183, by Lawnie

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buckeye wrote on 2021-06-22, 15:44:

Hey Lawnie, how about doing some videos on american football dos titles?

I've no doubt I'll run into some American Football DOS games at some point! One of them might slip in at "random" over the next few months. I'll have to learn the rules of the sport in addition to the controls before I can give a fair accounting of it though.

Speaking of suggestions, if any of you educated and dapper individuals (gotta butter up my audience) have ideas for me about how to grow the channel aside from my current tactic of relentlessly publishing content and gaining subs organically, let me know!

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Reply 45 of 183, by Lawnie

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Update the twenty-first!

What do we want? More Lawnie! When do we want it? Several days late!

This week on GET OFF MY LAWN we had three new scripted videos! First I looked into the lovely Add Game Wizard on DosBox Game Launcher by fellow Vogon Ronald Blankendaal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFmX-tcRII8

The second was the third, because that totally makes sense. The third episode of the Doom Wad Show that is! This time I blasted through Sector 997. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl7QeLPL4mM

And just when you were starting to say 'Lawnie, that's too much content!' you're hit with the latest edition of 100 More Worthwhile DOS Games. The focus is on speedy racers Grand Prix 2 and Indycar Racing 2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gaYVSi2eUc

I also randomly talked about Chex Quest, which I played recently. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddATmzepprM

In Random DOS Game Show land I enjoyed Tom and Jerry, but not much else! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZwx7r2uv2c

Please Lawnie, stop. No more DOS content! We submit! We submit!

No, you will continue being bombarded and YOU WILL LIKE IT. Until next week! Or Sunday. Whichever comes sooner.

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Reply 46 of 183, by Lawnie

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Update the twenty-second!

Later than postman mauled by a dog, Lawnie limps back into the forum with another pointless update!

This week's scripted video was about the wonderful MT-32. It's really neat. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSoQBksa0E0

The best-selling The Oregon Trail finally popped up for me to play at random. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXSjroGyNGU As did the wonderful proto-Immersive Sim, Strife. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb6K2rk5zmY

Last but not least in celebration of the release of the TIE Fighter Total Conversion, I've started a longplay RP series called The Stele Chronicles. The first four videos can be found here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRnC3V43oRk&l … 0_EVdwrHbWq0haM

Now to get back to being busy!

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Reply 47 of 183, by Lawnie

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Update the twenty-third!

Like Jim Carey's acting career, I just don't know when to stop!

This week's scripted video was all about OpenRA and how it's more than just an engine replacement for Command & Conquer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VII7vbrN8S8

There was also another episode of 100 More Worthwhile DOS Games, this time replacing OMF with Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6nVUPoakGI

The Stele Chronicles continued with the first battle proper in 'A Routine Patrol' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWu4XV8bF_Y

In addition to this was an update vid talking about the channel, if that's your jam. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWFbcsVLdag

Not one, but two entertaining helicopter games graced us! Extreme Assault https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oABiG2Qi8ik and SWIV 3D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkFjhmemSZg

Most importantly of all though, I was able to beat Mortal Pong on the hardest difficulty possible! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAs3orfFN_U

Will Lawnie stop yelling into the void? Will he crumble under the stress? The answer is no. See you next time!

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Reply 48 of 183, by buckeye

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Lawnie,

Have you ever done a piece on what equipment you're using to run these dos games? Some of us would be quite interested in if
you're using a retro pc or something modern in tandem with GOG or whatever.

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Reply 49 of 183, by Lawnie

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buckeye wrote on 2021-07-15, 15:12:

Lawnie,

Have you ever done a piece on what equipment you're using to run these dos games?

Now there's an idea and a half for a new video! I think I'll make that! Cheers!

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Reply 50 of 183, by Lawnie

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Update the twenty-fourth!

Apparently people still seem to be reading these, so like Cutter Slade transported anywhere but Earth, I'm here to save the day!

This week's scripted video talked about why Aspect Ratio Matters. How so many recordings of games have been horribly stretched, blurred and generally look awful because people aren't aware of how they're supposed to look! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHPBbW_XBQ0

The Stele Chronicles continued with Maarek recapturing D-34. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2O2IKwic2Y

In Random DOS Game land Nova 9 looked interesting, a first-person hovertank simulator that also had puzzle elements and was unrelentingly difficult. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL7fMQH77hQ

Sadly there wasn't much else to cheer about, with the suspect zombie apocalypse shooter Last Rites failing to grab me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2oy6S3B26U

Will I end this on a negative note? Of course not! We're approaching 800 subscribers now which is utter madness. There's a lot more where this came from and you might as well throw a salmon-coloured jacket on me because I have plenty left in the tank!

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Reply 51 of 183, by Lawnie

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Update the twenty-fifth!

Like rosaries and Catholicism, there's no separating Lawnie from DOS gaming!

This week's scripted video was the second episode of 10 of the Best. Looking at classic role-playing games from the 90s through to the mid-2000s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pH-dgbT5v0Y

The weekly random games were somewhat disappointing, but there was a fun little 80s arcade-style title called Spyder, which featured a lot of terrifying PC speaker and SPIDERS! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHyz1H52odk

Battlerace graced our screens, but the textures and framerate destroyed any enjoyment to be had!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=db7ju5EuaNY

There was also a mildly entertaining Infocom game called Seastalker. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u56mhan4cJg

Of course, there were also three videos of my RP playthrough of TFTC, but they don't need to be linked here!

Will next week be even better? Yes, yes it will! Until then! Lawnie... AWAY!

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Reply 53 of 183, by DracoNihil

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Heh, I've streamed Starsiege on Twitch several times but I rarely find anyone willing to give a honest review and look-over of that game. So, I'd be curious what Lawnie would have to say of it.

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Reply 54 of 183, by Lawnie

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Carrera wrote on 2021-07-26, 11:07:

Would love to see a nice StarSiege or Heavy Gear (1 and 2) review.
MechWarrior seems to get all the love...

I'm a fan of the games I've come across from Dynamix so far! I think I've had four or five of them on the channel, they're a good developer. Rise of the Dragon in particular was very much up my street.

Guess I'll have to jot down the name 'Starsiege' somewhere and get around to it! Cheers for the recommendation.

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Reply 56 of 183, by Lawnie

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Update the twenty-sixth!

Like Terry Funk and retirement, I just keep on trucking and don't know when to stop!

This week's scripted video was about simple changes you can make to a game's configuration and to DOSBox in order to make your games look and sound better. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0E2Ss0giexM&pp=sAQA

I ended up chatting away about the latest update to Dune 2 source port Dune Legacy for over ten minutes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiqy-Lc1NQI&pp=sAQA

And finally I got to experience the wonders of Ultima VII. What a fantastic game that was! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YN6lwCwyayg

The fun didn't end there though! As well as making my way through a title that was new to me, I got to return to an old classic by playing Tyrian 2000. The best vertical shooter ever! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72lwFbHy24A&pp=sAQA

Lost amidst this shuffle was the entertaining balloon puzzle game Helious, with lunar lander style controls and a bizarre tileset. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRIayl5Ec0U&pp=sAQA

The Stele Chronicles continued with a Capture Operation that, of course, had a sting in the tail for poor Maarek. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClatnKBIudw&pp=sAQA

So yes, this week was a very fun week to be Lawnie. Will next week also be fun and fuelled by amazing DOS games? You bet!

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Reply 57 of 183, by Lawnie

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Update the twenty-seventh!

Greetings and salutations to you!

In light of me being incapacitated tomorrow, have an update a day early!

This week's scripted video was simply titled "Like Dungeon Keeper But..." and talks about the awesome genre that the series spawned. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe25LiKG09Y

Most important though was the triumphant return of Croina vs FPS, where I take a hard working professional who isn't a gamer and force her to play old shooters. The title this time around was 1994's CyClones by Raven Software. It did not go well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLCsAU_N-tQ

In Random DOS Game land we were graced with the brilliant real-time point and click adventure game The Last Express https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afOquwCh398 and some Virtual Pool was also played (badly)! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2m0Dnq49TU

I also failed miserably at Deluxe Ski-Jump. Possibly the worst playthrough of the game ever recorded. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhtXmW6PQaY

Will Lawnie run out of content? Will crippling health and finance issues stop him from playing old games? Will I subvert exectations by posing the last question as a rhetorical one because of course these things won't? Find out, next time!

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Reply 59 of 183, by Shreddoc

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beastlike wrote on 2021-08-10, 00:12:

Any chance of enabling comments in the videos? Would love to see people's reactions to these. Please keep up the good work

I may be missing the context of what you are saying, but it seems to me that the videos already have comments enabled (?)

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