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First post, by gaffa2002

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Hi everyone,
After finishing the freeware CD project, now I was finally able to put together another collection with shareware/demos exclusively for DOS. I'm aware that some of those games are considered freeware nowadays (i.e Stargunner and Bio Menace), but I still decided to add the shareware version of such games for the sake of preservation.
Here is the link to the CD image file to anyone interested:
https://archive.org/details/gaffa-dos-shareware-pack
Each game can be installed by running INSTALL.EXE and selecting the games you want to install, note that the installer is meant to run under DOS.

The games included:

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3D Space Fighter
4D Boxing
Abmis The Lion
Absence
Abuse
Actua Soccer
Albion
Alien Attack!
Alien Breed: Tower Assault
Alien Cabal
Alien Rampage
Alien Trilogy
Amulets and Armor
Ant Run
Aquanoid
Arctic Adventure
Argon
Arkanoid
Astro Fire
Astro3D
B.A.D
Backlash
Baldies
Baller and Forget
Balloon Challenge
Balloons
Bananoid
Baryon
Battle Arena Toshinden
Big Red Racing
Billy The Kid Returns
Bio Menace
Black Knight
Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold
Blast ZONE!
Block-Man
Blood
Bluppo
Body Blows
BombAway
Bomber
BOOM! Master
Boppin
Breakin
Bust a Move 2
Cannon Fodder
Carmageddon
Carmageddon: Splat Pack
Catacomb Abyss 3D
CD-Man
CHAMP Asterocks
CHAMP Galagon
CHAMP Galaxia
Champ Kong
CHAMP Ms. Pac-Em
CHAMP Pac-Em
Charlie The Duck
Charly The Clown
Chasm: The Rift
Cheesy Invaders
Clyde's Adventure
Clyde's Revenge
Cold Dreams
Commander Keen: Goodbye Galaxy
Commander Keen: Keen Dreams
Commander Keen: Marooned on Mars
Constructor
Cool Spot
Corncob 3D
Corridor 7
Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure
Crazy Drake
Cyril Cyberpunk
Dark Ages
Dark Wolf
Death by Dark Shadows
Deathball Incarnate
Deep Fortress
DEFCON 1
Descent
Descent 2
Desert Storm Command
Destruction Derby
Diamond Dash
Dig It!
Doom
Duke Nukem
Duke Nukem 2
Duke Nukem 3D
Dynamine
Epic Pinball
Eradicator
Evasive Maneuvers
Extreme Pinball
F-22 Lightining II
Fate
Fecal Fred
Fifa 97
Fifa International Soccer
Fire and Ice
Flying Tigers
Flynn Sprint
Fourth Generation
Frog man
FX Fighter
Galactix
Genewars
Gobman
Grand Theft Auto
Guimo
Halloween Harry
Heretic
Hexen: Beyond Heretic
Hocus Pocus
Home Run Derby
Hubie
In Search of Doctor Riptide
Inner Worlds
Interpose
Invasion of The Mutant Space Bats of Doom
Jasper's Journeys
Jazz Jackrabbit
Jazz Jackrabbit Holiday Hare
Jazz Jackrabbit Holiday Hare 95
Jetpack
Jill of The Jungle
Johnny Bazookatone
Jump'n Bump
Kaboom
Krypton Egg
L. Runner 2
Ladder Man
Ladder Man III
Last Knight at Camelot
Lemmings
Lode Runner Live
Magic Carpet
Magic Pockets
Mario Bros VGA
Megaman X
Monster Bash
Mutant Earth
Nascar Racing
Nebula Fighter
NHL Hockey '96
Night Raid
Ninja Rabbit
Nitemare 3D
Oh no! More Lemmings
One Must Fall 2097
Operation Body Count
Outlaw 97
Overkill
Paganitzu
Paper Airplane
Pea Shootin' Pete
Pinball Dreams
Pinball Illusions
Powerslave
Pray for Death
Primal Rage
Prospector
Quake
Quarantine
Quiver
RADIX: Beyond The Void
Raptor: Call of The Shadows
Ravage
Rayman
Realms of Chaos
Redneck Rampage
Rise of The Triad
Risky Woods
Santa's Rescue
Scorched Earth
Seek And Destroy
Shadow Warrior
Shadowcaster
Side Line
Silverball
Sim City 2000
Sim-Pizza
Skunny Kart
Skunny Wild West
Skynet
Slicks'n Slide
Slipspeed
Star Wars: Dark Forces
Stargunner
Super Acid Block Attack
Super Stardust 96
Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo
Superfrog
Superkarts
System Shock
Tekwar
Tennis Elbow
Terminal Velocity
Thanatos 3D
The Adventures of Captain Comic
The Chaos Engine
The Incredible Machine 2
The Last Half of Darkness
The Need for Speed
The Terminator: Rampage
The Varginha Incident
Theme Hospital
TIE Fighter
Time Slaughter
Tomb Raider
Traffic Department 2192
Trolls
Tubular Worlds
Tyrian
Ultimate Body Blows
Vigilance on Talos V
Vinyl Goddess From Mars
Wacky Wheels
Warcraft 2: Tides of Darkness
Warcraft: Orcs & Humans
Witchaven
Wolfenstein 3D
World Rally Fever
Worms
X-Men: Children Of The Atom
Xargon
Xenophage: Alien Bloodsport
Xmas Lemmings
Xmas Lemmings 92
Z
Zool
Zool 2
Zorro
Zyclunt

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Last edited by gaffa2002 on 2021-08-27, 02:18. Edited 2 times in total.

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

Reply 1 of 10, by Caluser2000

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Good effort.

There's a glitch in the matrix.
A founding member of the 286 appreciation society.
Apparently 32-bit is dead and nobody likes P4s.
Of course, as always, I'm open to correction...😉

Reply 2 of 10, by BitWrangler

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Excellent, I think I will stuff Dustin the DOStin with both of these collections when it's finished.

2017: Basement full of ancient PC stuff, starting to go through it. 2021: Still starting, heh, many setbacks. So what's this BitWrangler guy's deal ??? >>> Taming the pile, specs to target?

Reply 3 of 10, by gaffa2002

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Just a quick note, please feel free to distribute and upload the ISO as the link expires after 30 days. I also re-uploaded the Freeware CD in case anyone missed it:
https://easyupload.io/h7vmjn

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

Reply 5 of 10, by gaffa2002

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MrFlibble wrote on 2021-08-26, 09:30:

You must have used dosgames.com as your primary reference when compiling the list of games to add, am I right?

It started with a personal list of favorites, once the list was exhausted, I browsed through dosgames.com, classicdosgames.com and dosgamesarchive.com to fill the gaps. Also got some games from archive.org as part of compilation disks I used to have back then.
Finally, installed all of them in a mounted dosbox folder, did some quick testing on each and zipped them back for the installer.

Last edited by gaffa2002 on 2021-08-26, 13:10. Edited 1 time in total.

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

Reply 6 of 10, by MrD

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These discs are very fun. :) I've had the urge to make a compilation disc myself, even though there's plenty out there already.

A couple of things I'd suggest:
- Giving the disc a name. Is it just called 'MS-DOS Shareware Collection'? That's fine if it is. :) I've been adding '... by gaffa2002 2021_08' to the iso filenames on my HD so they don't get mixed up with other compilations.
- Adding some info to the readme.txt on the disc, like the compilation date, your username and/or a link to this thread in case anyone is curious about the origin of one of your discs if they get a copy of one of them.
- Cool bbs-style text mode splash screen before the menu comes up. :P

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Reply 7 of 10, by gaffa2002

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MrD wrote on 2021-08-26, 11:50:
These discs are very fun. :) I've had the urge to make a compilation disc myself, even though there's plenty out there already. […]
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These discs are very fun. 😀 I've had the urge to make a compilation disc myself, even though there's plenty out there already.

A couple of things I'd suggest:
- Giving the disc a name. Is it just called 'MS-DOS Shareware Collection'? That's fine if it is. 😀 I've been adding '... by gaffa2002 2021_08' to the iso filenames on my HD so they don't get mixed up with other compilations.
- Adding some info to the readme.txt on the disc, like the compilation date, your username and/or a link to this thread in case anyone is curious about the origin of one of your discs if they get a copy of one of them.
- Cool bbs-style text mode splash screen before the menu comes up. 😜

You're right about the readme file, I'll add the thread,user name and date and re-upload. Also loved the BBS splash screen idea, will check it as well.

I'm really having a hard time picking a name as there are so many compilation discs already. Super Shareware, Ultimate Shareware, Extreme Ultimate Super Shareware Turbo Package... every name sounds corny.

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

Reply 8 of 10, by gaffa2002

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Sorry for the double post, but the update is relevant.
Added both the Shareware and Freeware collections to Archive.org:
https://archive.org/details/gaffa-dos-shareware-pack

As suggested, added some extra information into the README file like the url for this topic and the current date for preservation purposes. Also added an old school splash screen as the idea was too cool (thanks MrD for the suggestions).
Finally, I decided for a name for both compilations: GAFFA DOS Shareware/Freeware Pack, very corny I know, but adding my user name to it will make it easier to identify both collections.

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Last edited by gaffa2002 on 2021-08-27, 02:31. Edited 1 time in total.

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

Reply 9 of 10, by Caluser2000

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gaffa2002 wrote on 2021-08-27, 02:24:
Sorry for the double post, but the update is relevant. Added both the Shareware and Freeware collections to Archive.org: https:/ […]
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Sorry for the double post, but the update is relevant.
Added both the Shareware and Freeware collections to Archive.org:
https://archive.org/details/gaffa-dos-shareware-pack

As suggested, I added some extra information into the README file like the url for this topic and the current date for preservation purposes. Also added an old school splash screen as the idea was too cool (thanks MrD for the suggestions).
Finally, I decided for a name for both compilations: GAFFA DOS Shareware/Freeware Pack, very corny I know, but adding my user name to it will make it easier to identify both collections.

Fits the ye olde dos theme...😉

There's a glitch in the matrix.
A founding member of the 286 appreciation society.
Apparently 32-bit is dead and nobody likes P4s.
Of course, as always, I'm open to correction...😉