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Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by power, Apr 3, 2020.

  1. power

    power Member

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    Has anyone but me used this?

    unsure what the legal implications of it are but i will say it's a pretty nice thing.

    https://exodos.the-eye.us/

     
  2. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    Mentioned it here:
    https://forums.overclockers.com.au/posts/18335992/

    Got a few updoots, but didn't hear much about anyone trying it out. Bloody great project. There's similar ones out there for Apple II and the like, but every single DOS game is an enormous feat (even just sticking to English language games).
     
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    i need to update mine too, had it a few years now.
     
  4. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    492 GB zoiks!
     
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    Holy crap!
     
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    lol in ten years from now, that will be nothing.. i remember when i got a 80MB harddrive on my 386 and i though .. there is no way in the world i can come close to filling this thing..

    Pretty amazing project though. holy cows.. never heard of it before, thanks for mentioning it.
     
  7. darkmenace

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    What DOS games did everyone hammer in their youth? Some of the ones I remember in no order:

    Ninja turtles 1
    Dangerous Dave
    Hugo’s House of Horrors
    Double Dragon
    Golden Axe
    Accolade Grand Prix
    Space Commander
    Paganitzu
    Mortal Kombat 1&2
    Doom 1,2, Ultimate
    Duke 3D
    Road & Track Presents The Need for Speed
    Destruction Derby
    Super Karts

    There were other popular games I played but over the years I hammered the above and still revisit some in DOSBox a few times a year.
     
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  8. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    I love Blake Stone, and I feel so sorry that they released so close to Doom.
     
  9. darkmenace

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    i liked that too. Fired it up on dosbox the other day and it made me feel queezy.

    NB: Most FPS/TPS give me simulator sickness from Wolf3D to whatever game was released today.
     
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  10. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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    Ah that sucks.

    Well, others I liked were Monster Bash, Secret Agent Sam (I think that was the title), Jazz Jackrabbit, and of course all the Keen/Duke 2D side scroller games.
     
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    Yeah I get that a bit too... have to limit how long I play for. :confused:

    I find newer high res games with smooth motion are less of a problem, but it's still there.

    3DTV (which is dead) I couldn't watch for more than 30 mins at most.


    JSmith
     
  12. darkmenace

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    It’s a massive curse. I tried to play Resident Evil 2 HD the other night & felt queazy after about 20 mins.

    Sometimes I take anti nausea pills if I really want to play something that I know will affect me.
     
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    This is a great project! Missed it when it was first mentioned but will defs check it out.

    I like the idea that they're sourcing from original media too.

    Also, considering most DOS games ranged from a few hundred kb to a few mb at most (until later on anyway), ~500gb is A LOT of game.

    Man that game was HARD as a kid. The first but was okay but the 2nd instalment... man. I played through the first instalment in CGA then all (/most) of it again in EGA.

    Keen yes. Jazz Jackabbit yes. So much yes.

    I smashed ours of pretty much anything Apogee, along with Desert Strike, Lemmings, Super Off-Road, "Skunny" series, SkyRoads (should 100% do that in the racing section), Hocus Pocus, Civ1, SimCity1...
     
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    I just remembered a DOS game called Big Red Racing that had some decent innuendo in it:

    redneck woman voice “Hey, that aint muh bellybutton...”
    Redneck bloke “hehe that aint muh finger neither!”
     
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    I remember that, ran like arse on 486 SX 33 but i did manage to hear all the ridiculous samples.
     
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    I had a 486SLC25 with 2MB of RAM and a 170GB HDD. Apogee shareware was my jam. Keen, Duke, Jazz, Cosmo. Wolfenstein was Id but it was still good.

    In the biggest town nearby there was a blackbox you could take your 3.5" disk to and for $3 load shareware onto. That was good stuff when I got to go there.
     
  17. elvis

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    It's funny how shareware was such an ephemeral thing. We've got a little bit of episodic content and the occasional demo these days, but most of that is long gone.

    I guess media has kind of killed it. There was no YouTube to promote stuff on back then.
     
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    Lots of cool games namedropped ITT

    I was a big Apogee fan, as a kid the $5 shareware disks at the local discount store were my main source of new games.

    Although in later years when I managed to obtain the full versions of some of these games, I didn’t really enjoy them that much. Not sure if I’ve grown out of those type of games, or maybe it was a case of putting the best levels in the shareware to drive sales.
     
  19. elvis

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    This is referred to as "front loading", and it's a big challenge in games. Do you put your best stuff at the front to get good reviews and attract audiences, or safe it until the end and potentially have your have overlooked until 20 years later when everyone realises it was a "hidden gem".
     
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