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Reply 40 of 45, by Warlord

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gaffa2002 wrote on 2021-04-13, 12:39:
xcomcmdr wrote on 2021-04-13, 10:21:

This is very old news from way way before it was released on Steam... ?

Maybe, but this is the developer’s site. I mean, this is the first place they would want to update unless they are OK with hurting their own sales...
Anyway, I’ll consider this game as not freeware for now.

Have no idea how anyone can read that as not freeware. Their reason for pulling a downloads off their site was you can have the game for free but "we are not paying webhosting fees so you can download it from us..." A quick wayback search of the site before they pulled the download clearly states its free and they provide a link. Not sure why the requirement of a free game mean that the developer has to give free downloads from their site They clearly say if you can find it for download for free do so.

https://web.archive.org/web/20001109222900/ht … w/download.html

Reply 41 of 45, by xcomcmdr

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They are selling it on steam now, it's not freeware anymore. This statement was there way before and has nothing to do with it.

That's how I see it. They have a steam forum page. The best way to know is to ask them there.

Reply 42 of 45, by konc

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I know I'm late to the party and the list is closed as per the first post, just wanted to say thank you for this nice compilation. I learned about Igor: Objective Uikokahonia and killed some time playing through it. Also excellent installation interface, minimal and does the job as it should.

Some notable candidates in case you ever reconsider or update the list:
Galactix https://www.mobygames.com/game/galactix
Jazz Jackrabbit: Holiday Hare games https://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/jazz-jackr … liday-hare-1994
Fracas https://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/fracas_
Kroz series
Mario & Luigi https://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/mario-luigi
The Black Cauldron https://www.mobygames.com/game/black-cauldron

Reply 43 of 45, by gaffa2002

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MrD wrote on 2021-04-18, 21:58:

Surprised nobody suggested Amulets and Armor!

Never heard of this game, but now that I saw it, I just had to add it to the list.
Unfortunately the game is pretty big in size, so I had to remove Shadow Warrior (as this game has no music and was kinda incomplete) in order to add it.

konc wrote on 2021-04-19, 20:04:
I know I'm late to the party and the list is closed as per the first post, just wanted to say thank you for this nice compilatio […]
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I know I'm late to the party and the list is closed as per the first post, just wanted to say thank you for this nice compilation. I learned about Igor: Objective Uikokahonia and killed some time playing through it. Also excellent installation interface, minimal and does the job as it should.

Some notable candidates in case you ever reconsider or update the list:
Galactix https://www.mobygames.com/game/galactix
Jazz Jackrabbit: Holiday Hare games https://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/jazz-jackr … liday-hare-1994
Fracas https://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/fracas_
Kroz series
Mario & Luigi https://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/mario-luigi
The Black Cauldron https://www.mobygames.com/game/black-cauldron

As for Galatix, I couldn't confirm it was freeware. Jazz Holiday Hare games are also shareware so I'll add them as part of another CD project specific for shareware. I really liked Black Cauldron and Fracas so they were also added.

In summary, the first post was updated with a new version which replaces Shadow Warrior by Amulets and Armor and also includes Black Cauldron and Fracas. Anyway, the older version is still available if anyone prefers it
Next step will be... shareware games

Thanks once again! And feel free to upload and distribute 😀

LO-RES, HI-FUN

My DOS/ Win98 PC specs

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Reply 44 of 45, by konc

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gaffa2002 wrote on 2021-04-22, 14:16:

As for Galatix, I couldn't confirm it was freeware.

This is a capture from wayback machine, "Galactix was our very first game released back in 1992, and it is now Freeware "
v1.5 says "free shareware" but it's the full game and cannot be registered (press R on the main menu)
https://web.archive.org/web/20000302140420/ht … ctix/index.html

Reply 45 of 45, by gaffa2002

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konc wrote on 2021-04-22, 14:47:
This is a capture from wayback machine, "Galactix was our very first game released back in 1992, and it is now Freeware " v1.5 […]
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gaffa2002 wrote on 2021-04-22, 14:16:

As for Galatix, I couldn't confirm it was freeware.

This is a capture from wayback machine, "Galactix was our very first game released back in 1992, and it is now Freeware "
v1.5 says "free shareware" but it's the full game and cannot be registered (press R on the main menu)
https://web.archive.org/web/20000302140420/ht … ctix/index.html

Great, thanks!
Ok, now I really don’t know what to do with this game... I could either add it to this compilation or add it to the shareware compilation I’m planning to make. My understanding is that the developer created a special shareware version with all levels instead of just releasing the existing registered version as is. Guess I’ll add it to the shareware CD as I’m having trouble filling it.

LO-RES, HI-FUN

My DOS/ Win98 PC specs

EP-7KXA Motherboard
Athlon Thunderbird 750mhz
256Mb PC100 RAM
Geforce 4 MX440 64MB AGP
Sound Blaster AWE 64 CT4500 (ISA)
32GB HDD