Retro software sales

Discussion in 'Retro & Arcade' started by elvis, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. flain

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    Thanks for the heads up, grabbing Beneath a Steel Sky, Tyrian 2000 and Shadow Warrior. All great classics. They also count as a legal copy of the game so you can eg, use files from Beneath a Steel Sky on ScummVM on other systems (like a hacked nintendo switch).
     
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    nearly tricked me into adding Gwent to my library, close one!

    dude Beneath a Steel Sky is ALWAYS free on GoG.
     
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  3. Vanne

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    Pretty sure BASS is free on the scummvm website, as are other classics.
     
  4. Omarko

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    if I download an old DOS games from gog, can I actually run it on old PC in DOS or is it only optimised to work in windows? eg Wolfenstein 3D ?
     
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    Almost all the DOS games on GoG are wrapped up in DOSBox and an easy installer. For the vast majority of them, you can extract the game and transfer it to a real DOS machine.

    GoG remove all the DRM, so if you just copy the directory path as-is inside the DOSBox image across to DOS, it should just work.
     
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    sammy_b0i Laugh it up, fuzzball!

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    Have a read of this, it should answer your question:

    https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?t=48490
     
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    Ah that was the link I was looking for! My brain was telling me that it was one of Phil's videos, so I was searching his YouTube channel, but my brain lied!
     
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    it's your mancrush coming back to bite you.
     
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    I miss Phil. :(
     
  11. Omarko

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    awesome thank you, will have a good read .. also found this website https://replayers.org/ it has a very solid DOS selection of games free to download. Cant wait to play these. Would MMX 233Mhz be too fast for 1990-1993 games ? I dont have a 486 yet, still looking ...
     
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  12. Vanne

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    wow, had a quick look through the catalog there.. theres a massive amount of games there. Nice. (they legal?) i cant believe how many ive owned in the past on various formats, and most of those have gone into the bin. One quickly comes to mind.. the box set for Manhunter NY.. amazing game, sadly my mint box went into the council cleanup years and years ago.. :( I am also quite digging a lot of the VGA remakes. (kings quest/Hero's quest etc)
     
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    archive.org also has a very large DOS collection.

    https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_msdos_games
     
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    might be, i do know that archive.org is completely clean and legal tho
     
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    Yep :)

    In game setup, use Sound Canvas where available but General MIDI if that's all that's there. Sound Canvas mode has some extended abilities.

    If you happen to need the power pack as well, I use these ones for both SC-55 and MT-32:

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/AC-DC-A...049395?hash=item5927c100b3:g:xrQAAOSw1vxcocPH
     
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  18. Omarko

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    thanks, thats what I thought ...

    I took the jump and about the SC-55 , crazy cheap $120 AUD !!!!
     
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    And another for SC55 :) love it!!
     
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    Awesome price, well done!

    VOGONS tells me to make sure you inspect the internal battery... which I haven't gotten around to yet.
     

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