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TandyMan100
March 23rd, 2010, 05:39 AM
What are your favorite games that run on the venerable MS-DOS platform? I consider anything that runs on a 486SX to be a 'true' DOS game. E.G. Action Supercross is too modern and Quake is borderline.

Mine are:
Flight Simulator 4.0b
SkyRoads
PacPC II
The Hitchikers Guide to the Galazy <- I have an original boxed copy
Street Rod 2 <- I have an original boxed copy
:)

Unknown_K
March 23rd, 2010, 12:43 PM
Wing Commander
XCOM
Master of Orion
DUNE II
Gold box SSI D&D games
X-Wing
Ultima series

Raven
March 24th, 2010, 09:27 AM
Monster Bash series
Commander Keen series
Biomenace series
Stargunner
(anything else by Apogee, really)
Overkill
Sid Meier's Pirates
Master of Orion I and II
Cannon Fodder
Beast
Dune 2
Wolfenstein 3D
Doom 1 and 2
So many, I'd have to boot up my T6600C and read through the directory listing to get you a proper list. :D

lutiana
March 24th, 2010, 10:58 PM
Just about anything from Lucas Arts such as Full Throttle, The Dig, Monkey Island Series. There are the Sierra games such as Quest for Glory, Space Quest etc. Also the 2 Discworld games are awesome. Rise of the Triad, Doom, Duke Nukem. The Commander Keen Series was good too.

Can't think of any other atm.

SiliconClassics
March 25th, 2010, 03:32 AM
Day of the Tentacle
Full Throttle
Indycar Racing / Nascar Racing
Flight Simulator 5.1
Chuck Yeager's Air Combat
Wolf3D / Spear of Destiny
The Need for Speed
Flight Unlimited
Duke Nukem 3D
Jetfighter II
SimCity 2000
X-Wing / TIE Fighter
Alone in the Dark
F-19 Stealth Fighter / F-117A Stealth Fighter 2.0
Lemmings
Out of this World
Star Trek: 25th Anniversary
Dark Forces
Stunts

...I could go on for a few pages. I've got dozens of original boxed DOS games (back when you actually got a nice big box and manual for your $50).

I wonder if we're poised for another "video game crash" like the one back in 1983? Graphics have always been a major driver of game sales, and now that the newest consoles & titles have pushed the limits of photorealism, game companies will have to work a lot harder to give buyers compelling reasons to purchase their newest titles. Actually, I'm getting bored of the whole photorealistic 3D paradigm, and would love to see a return to some good old-fashioned 2D adventure titles.

Raven
March 26th, 2010, 10:25 AM
New day, new mind, new list:

Raptor - Call of the Shadows
Tyrian
Return to Discworld
The Dig
Day of the Tentacle (must admit, haven't played this since I was like 4 when I played through with my mom, lol)
Castlevania
Space Quest
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
Warcraft - Orcs and Humans
Warcraft II - Tides of Darkness/Beyond the Dark Portal
Duke Nukem 3D

I'll keep posting more if I keep thinking of them - I need this list for myself too, lol.

Anonymous Freak
March 26th, 2010, 12:52 PM
I have to agree:
Lucas
Sierra
Infocom

Doom
Flight Sim (I like both 4.0 and 5.1)

But don't forget the golden oldies:
Round 42
Alley Cat
Moon Patrol
Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer

Raven
March 26th, 2010, 02:28 PM
The "Golden Oldies" are prior to my time - granted I play Pacmac and Asteroids, but I was exposed to them through their propagation through various formats and such over the years. I was born 1990 though, so my nostalgia period is mostly 1991-1998 or so..

barythrin
March 26th, 2010, 03:22 PM
I loved the gold box SSI/TSR games and Ultima series although I first played Ultima on a b&w zenith (386 or 486) laptop
Terminal Velocity was awesome though that really needed a 486DX 100 or Pentium for the best game play.

Just thinking of some others that aren't yet mentioned but were fun:
Loom
Longbow (Robin Hood)
Dark Ages (on my older systems)
Jill of the Jungle (similar but newer graphics and smoother game play)
Duke Nukem 1/2
Civilization (DOS.. this is a must have but don't play unless you have 8 hours of free time heh)
Red Baron

8086 games:
Sopwith
Janitor Joe
Castle Adventure (don't kiss the vampire)
Hm.. oh well can't always list em all ;-)

Anonymous Freak
March 26th, 2010, 03:36 PM
The "Golden Oldies" are prior to my time - granted I play Pacmac and Asteroids, but I was exposed to them through their propagation through various formats and such over the years. I was born 1990 though, so my nostalgia period is mostly 1991-1998 or so..

Is it time to break out the "young whippersnappers!" line?

:-P

Dang. you're nostalgic for the computers I used in college... (Then again, there are others here who were nostalgic for computers THEY used in college - before I was born...)

Raven
March 27th, 2010, 06:59 PM
Yeah I must add Duke Nukem 2 and Jill of the Jungle to mine too.

*looks on his shelf*

Dare to Dream 1-3 (technically these are win3x games, but I always think of them when I think up my DOS game lists)
Zool 2
Lemmings
The Incredible Machine
Billy the Kid Returns!
Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure
Gobliins 2
Skunny (all of them)
The Legend of Robin Hood
Creepers (kinda like Lemmings)
Dungeon Keeper (late DOS game - 1995 or 1996..)
Corridor 7
Halloween Harry (also known as Alien Carnage outside USA I believe)
Electroman (also known as Electro Body in some places)
Scuba Venture
Arachnophobia
In Search of Dr. Riptide (wasn't on shelf, Scuba made me think of it though)

Again, I will return with more when I think of them.

Maybe I'll take a picture of that shelf some time and post it..

Edit: JAZZ JACKRABBIT!!! :O

Really late edit, like two days later: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (that version by Ultra that was ported everywhere, even PC :D)

Jibbajaba
March 30th, 2010, 11:15 AM
The ones with stars next to them are my ultimate favorites, but these are all games that I enjoyed immensely. In no particular order:

Star Control II*
Police Quest
Space Quest
Syndicate
Monkey Island 2
Day of the Tentacle*
X-Wing*
Epic Pinball*
Wolfenstein 3D*
Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold
Sim City*
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
Leisure Suit Larry
Gold Rush
Scorched Earth*

I'm sure that there are more, but that's a pretty good list.

Chris

EDIT:

Dune II
Red Baron
The Incredible Machine

Maverick1978
April 5th, 2010, 07:02 PM
classic Apogee/Epic shareware games: Keen, Cosmo, Crystal Caves, Secret Agent, Duke Nukem 1/2, Jill of the Jungle, Epic Pinball / Silverball, Kroz, ZZT, One Must Fall: 2097, Major Stryker, Raptor, Blake Stone, Skunny Kart, many more... love those shareware gems :)

Prince of Persia 1/2 - the graphics were SOOO smooth on that, amazed me back in the day

many Sierra games, but especially Conquests of the Longbow, Space Quest entire series, Thexder, and King's Quest series.

The Last Half of Darkness shareware game - I remember my buddy and I starting the game at roughly 8pm and staying up til 5am to finish it one summer night. Never did get the last episodes of that game....

floyd20183
April 5th, 2010, 10:17 PM
I would have to say Star Control 2, the Test Drive series (1-3) and the Sierra Quest games are on my list but at the top are Microsoft Adventure, Adventure in Serenia and Jaybird :-)

Mad-Mike
April 6th, 2010, 09:14 AM
MicroLink Yahtzee
Ultima 5, 6, 7 Parts 1 & 2, and 8
Monkey Island 1 & 2
Sharedata Wheel of Fortune
Majohngg 4.6
NYET (Tetris)
Duke Nukem 3-D
DOOM
Maniac Mansion 1 & 2
X-Wing
Tie Fighter
Maxit (really GWBASIC but I have seen it compiled for DOS before)
Car & Driver
Test Drive III
Wacky Wheels
Wolfenstein 3D
Leisure Suit Larry 1-3
Freddy Pharkas Frontier Pharmacist
Sim City
Sim Earth

Ultima and Monkey Island are my favorite Franchises. I like U7 in DOS a lot, but I like it more in Exult where I can cheat and cause hilarity to ensue. Love Kikoskia's playthroughs of that.

Honorable Mentions
Chuck Yeager's Advanced Flight Trainer - I love crashing in this flight sim just to hear what hilarous tidbit Chuck Yeager has to say: "Do I Know You?", "What a waste of a perfectly good aircraft!", are the only two I remember but Ir remember laughing my arse off at Cy's comments.

The Ford Simulator IV: A game that revolves around driving Ford cars, I have been on many a wild and crazy pursuit while outrunning the trooper in a 93' Ford Escort with a 1.6L 4 cylinder and automatic trans. Also the cheesiest NPC car's I've ever seen. Should have put Bigfoot (the truck, not the sasquatch) in the game.

barythrin
April 6th, 2010, 09:44 AM
Yeah I used to use a TSR cheat program with U7 for similar tasks.. seemed to have the same concepts, I could add a character to my team, change their stats (that's how I know Lord British is probably impossible to beat under normal circumstances), create objects (this needed some guidance as I ended up with some fairly useless clutter in my inventory while toying around.. anyone need a horse head? how about a wall?).

Never heard of Exult. Have to check that out. That brought me to this interesting site though http://www.projectbritannia.com/ which I'm just now reading but it sounds like some folks are remaking the games with newer graphics (or scripting it into the Dungeon Siege engine?) I can't quite tell but it looks interesting although I really liked the game because of it's mixture of typing and graphics (U6). Although I'd probably just get side tracked cheating again and trying to use the gargoyle runes myself.

tezza
April 6th, 2010, 02:20 PM
I wasn't really into games but DOOM hooked me for a while. I was certainly blown away when I first saw it.

Tez

Raven
April 8th, 2010, 02:54 PM
Just remembered another few:

- Command and Conquer
- Command and Conquer: Red Alert

I admit that I played these on 9x back in the day, but they did have DOS versions.

barythrin
April 8th, 2010, 04:55 PM
For kicks I'll throw in a non-game but Alice chatterbot ..only url I can find with info on the dos version http://www.aidreams.co.uk/chatterbotcollection/item_display.php?id=513 and Racter http://www.mobygames.com/game/racter/screenshots which is a much less serious chatterbot.. just a warning.. he likes to spread gossip as most of us (including Trixter) has found (http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/racter/screenshots/gameShotId,2833/) lol.

Raven
April 8th, 2010, 05:38 PM
Toyed with Racter for an hour or so, rather amusing.

glitch
April 9th, 2010, 06:02 PM
Not a complete list, but the things I usually play when I've got the time:

Crystal Caves
The Incredible Machine
Wacky Wheels
Pinball Dreams and Pinball Dreams II (I also have a copy of Pinball Dreams Deluxe, which combines all of the tables into one game)
Alpha Waves

My girlfriend enjoys CGA Wheel of Fortune and text-based Hangman when I've got the IBM XT out and running...got to love the extra-loud internal speaker!

Raven
April 10th, 2010, 08:54 PM
Dunno how I forgot Wacky Wheels, that's also officially now on my list, heh.

MikeS
April 10th, 2010, 09:03 PM
I realize most of them were pretty lame, but what happened to those many hundreds of freeware and shareware disks & CDs with games and tools etc. for DOS and Windows that used to be everywhere in the old days; are they indexed and/or archived anywhere? I know I've probably got a few hundred here somewhere.

Raven
April 10th, 2010, 09:14 PM
Yes they are.

http://cd.textfiles.com (they also have ftp access)

I actually have a mirror of this site on one of my HDDs, it's HUGE. If you don't have the initiative to rip them, ship your piles of shareware CDs to me and I'll rip and archive them. :D

Maverick1978
April 11th, 2010, 12:35 PM
NICE link - thanks for sharing!

Amazing to me that I've never come across that archive in my searches for a few obscure games.

MikeS
April 11th, 2010, 12:44 PM
NICE link - thanks for sharing!

Amazing to me that I've never come across that archive in my searches for a few obscure games.Same here; thanks, Raven.

Don't know how you'd find anything in there though...

Regarding my stuff, a lot of it is on diskettes; I'm looking at boxes of 100 or so 3.5DD Public Brand Software disks as I write this and I'm actually kind of looking forward to leisurely looking through them and finding treasures that I'd forgotten or never discovered in the first place. And then there are all those boxes of CDs...

Haven't found much yet that doesn't run in XP.

lutiana
April 11th, 2010, 09:14 PM
I actually have a mirror of this site on one of my HDDs, it's HUGE.

What is huge?

Tetrium
April 12th, 2010, 04:49 AM
Dune 2
Command and Conquer
and ofcourse Stunts!! The first game that I know of that had a track editor, I spend countless days creating the craziest tracks with jumps and those ice blocks...my friends said I made my tracks just to try and kill them...not let them actually finish a race lol!

Raven
April 12th, 2010, 12:57 PM
Same here; thanks, Raven.

Don't know how you'd find anything in there though...

Regarding my stuff, a lot of it is on diskettes; I'm looking at boxes of 100 or so 3.5DD Public Brand Software disks as I write this and I'm actually kind of looking forward to leisurely looking through them and finding treasures that I'd forgotten or never discovered in the first place. And then there are all those boxes of CDs...

Haven't found much yet that doesn't run in XP.

Well please be sure to archive it for us - you might be the only person with copies of a lot of this stuff. I've just begun to archive mine as well, but I don't have too much.

Nobody in Particular:
Let's get back on topic. :)

Keen Anthony
April 17th, 2010, 07:25 PM
DOS favorites...

Everything by Apogee
Doom II - bought the Doom II construction set book and software and made custom WADs all the time.
Sim City 2000 -- hex editing FFFF to give me $20,000 cash was a nightly event.
Command & Conquer
Civilization
Colonization - used to edit the game text to add in funny dialog.
Cannon Fodder - not a very successful game, but when I got the demo on single 3.5" I passed it around my dormitory, and everyone loved it.
Megarace - 1st gen CDROM game that I got free with my Pro Audio Spectrum 16 multimedia kit. "I'm Lance Boyle, and you would be too if you were me!"


I think, looking back, I prefer DOS gaming to gaming on any other computer system, if only because after the game ends, the screen goes black. It's like being in a movie theater.

k2x4b524[
April 18th, 2010, 06:34 PM
Commander Keen, the origional keen 1, THAT rocked, CGA at it's finest.

Raven
April 19th, 2010, 05:37 AM
I've only ever played it in VGA - does explain the odd "choice" of colors I suppose - lol.

digger
April 19th, 2010, 02:18 PM
Commander Keen, the origional keen 1, THAT rocked, CGA at it's finest.

Commander Keen never ran on CGA hardware. All of the Keen chapters were EGA games.

Raven
April 19th, 2010, 03:57 PM
Yeah that sounds more right to me.

I also thought of yet another game to add to my ever-growing list:
Hocus Pocus.

Toshiba_Collector
April 20th, 2010, 02:24 PM
Test Drive
Test Drive II: The Duel
Test Drive III
Street Rod 1
Street Rod 2

barythrin
April 20th, 2010, 02:59 PM
lol.. am I sensing a theme there? I'm not into cars but Street Rod was a really fun game. Street Rod 2 I remember having trouble driving (it was too hard to control the car or something weird) so I quit that one :-(

Raven
April 21st, 2010, 07:09 AM
Yet more additions to Raven's list: MDK, Command Adventures: STARSHIP

Maverick1978
April 21st, 2010, 12:06 PM
Commander Keen never ran on CGA hardware. All of the Keen chapters were EGA games.

I think he meant Keen 4 and 5, which most certainly came in CGA flavors - and quite well-done, too!

from 3dRealms: (http://www.3drealms.com/tech/keen.html)

"Episodes 4-5 are collectively called "Goodbye Galaxy!" and are also published by Apogee Software. This series of Commander Keen was released somewhere around June of 1991. There was also a special CGA edition of Keens 4-5. The CGA version is functionally identical to the standard EGA version of the game, but with CGA graphics. Apogee discontinued the CGA version in November 1997."

The site also mentions a CGA version of Keen6, which I've not seen before but was included on the iD Anthology collection disc.

Raven
April 22nd, 2010, 07:51 AM
Neat, we should hunt these versions down for Tandy and 515x w/ CGA users.

digger
April 23rd, 2010, 04:45 PM
I also thought of yet another game to add to my ever-growing list:
Hocus Pocus.

The music of that game sounded awesome on my Gravis Ultrasound back then. The only YouTube recordings I've managed to find of Hocus Pocus gameplay all have the Adlib / Sound Blaster music, which didn't even come close to that in quality and atmosphere.

digger
May 2nd, 2010, 12:46 PM
I think he meant Keen 4 and 5, which most certainly came in CGA flavors - and quite well-done, too!

from 3dRealms: (http://www.3drealms.com/tech/keen.html)

"Episodes 4-5 are collectively called "Goodbye Galaxy!" and are also published by Apogee Software. This series of Commander Keen was released somewhere around June of 1991. There was also a special CGA edition of Keens 4-5. The CGA version is functionally identical to the standard EGA version of the game, but with CGA graphics. Apogee discontinued the CGA version in November 1997."

The site also mentions a CGA version of Keen6, which I've not seen before but was included on the iD Anthology collection disc.

Wow, I never know of the existence of these CGA versions until now! Raven is right, we should definitely try to retrieve these versions for those of us that still have CGA systems to play with.

Maverick1978
May 4th, 2010, 11:57 AM
Retrieving is no problem as I have a full Apogee and Epic Megagames digital collection. Just bear in mind that these games are technically still sold as download-only titles, at least in their EGA form; I'm not sure if the CGA forms are still sold, at which point I personally would consider them fodder for abandonware and/or public preservation (though that still doesn't negate copyright, etc).

rmay635703
May 4th, 2010, 02:22 PM
Wow, I never know of the existence of these CGA versions until now! Raven is right, we should definitely try to retrieve these versions for those of us that still have CGA systems to play with.

Hmm, not sure I would consider these very good CGA version games, they are in the default purple, blue, white black. The best CGA games used a pallet with real greens, yellows and other colors depending on the background scenery, Digger is a good example of decent CGA graphics.

Maverick1978
May 5th, 2010, 02:55 PM
Very true, but to my mind, the Keen CGA games are rather unique for the visual tricks that they managed to pull off with the CGA resolutions. I haven't played them in years, but I remember the CGA games playing exactly like the EGA games - just with the weird color scheme.

Raven
May 5th, 2010, 03:47 PM
I legally own the Commander Keen series - all of it - including even Keen Dreams - so it's not quite so illegal to give me a copy (still a gray area, I believe). And if anyone else would like to own a legal copy, there's a pack on Steam for $5 including every title except Keen Dreams bundled with DOSBox. I actually have boxed copies of most of them, too.

carangil
May 5th, 2010, 04:34 PM
I tried the CGA version of commander keen 4. It played pretty well. I wanted a version I could play on my HP-LX (which is CGA only.) The LX was plenty fast for it (it is a 80186, which is basically a 286 with no protected mode). The only trouble was the screen is too slow; the game 'played' fine, but the LCD was bluring way too much. (I still love the LX though; its a pocket-XT!)

egnuldt
June 22nd, 2010, 07:24 PM
I would play these
Comander Keen
Hocus Pocus
D/Generation
Designosaur II
Cosmo Cosmic Adventures
Paperboy
One must fall 2097

but a lot of the games I would play game from here
http://www.thehouseofgames.net

bikers
July 13th, 2010, 10:06 PM
Scorched Earth
Doom
are my favorite DOS games . . . :-Dlegit work from home business (http://pattybender.com/1/workathomeoninternet/)

Ola Bach-Gansmo
July 29th, 2010, 10:27 AM
DOS games are really good, but I like Crystal Caves very much, as well as Pixel Ships and Liero.

fs5500
August 20th, 2010, 04:02 AM
Hi.

Here is my Retail games with Copy protected Disk (Key Disk)


007 Licence To Kill (1989 / Domark) / 5.25" 2D X 3EA (Disk 1 / Disk 2 / Disk 3)
Airborne Ranger (1988 / Microprose) / 5.25" 2D X 1EA (Disk 1)
Arkanoid (1988 / Taito) / 5.25" 2D X 1EA (Disk 1)
Arkanoid II Revenge Of DoH (1989 / Taito) / 5.25" 2D X 1EA (Disk 1)
F-15 Strike Eagle II (1989 / Microprose) / 5.25" 2D X 2EA (Disk 1)
F-19 Stealth Fighter (1988 / Microprose) / 5.25" 2D X 3EA (Disk 1)
Gauntlet (1988 / Mindscape) / 5.25" 2D X 1EA (Disk 1)
Guerrilla War (1988 / Data East) / 5.25" 2D X 2EA (Disk 1 / Booter)
Gunship (1988 / Microprose) / 5/25" 2D X 2EA (Disk 1)
Heavy Barrel (1989 / Data East) / 5.25" 2D X 2EA (Disk 1))
Horror Zombies From The Crypt (1991 / Millennium) / 5.25" 2D X 3EA (Disk 1)
Ikari Warriors (1988 / Data East) / 5.25" 2D X 1EA (Disk 1 / Booter)
Lemmings (1991 / Psygnosis) / 5.25" 2D X 3EA (Disk 1)
M1 Tank Platoon (1989 / Microprose) / 5.25" 2D X 3EA (Disk 1)
Operation Wolf (1989 / Taito) / 5.25" 2D X 2EA (Disk 1)
Platoon (1988 / Data East) / 5.25" 2D X 2EA (Disk 1)
Rambo III (1990 / Taito) / 5.25" 2D X 2EA (Disk 1)
Revenge Of Defender (1989 / EPYX) / 5.25" 2D X 3EA (Disk 1)
Robocop (1989 / Data East) / 5.25" 2D X 4EA (Disk 1 / Disk 4)
Renegade (1989 / Taito) / 5.25" 2D X 2EA (Disk 1)
Sky Shark (1989 / Taito) / 5.25" 2D X 2EA (Disk 1)
Stunt Track Racer (1989 / Microplay) / 5.25" 2D X 2EA (Disk 1)
Super Hang-On (1989 / Data East) / 5.25" 2D X 1EA (Disk 1)
Sword Of The Samurai (1989 / Microprose) / 5.25" 2D X 3EA (Disk 1)
Thexder (1987 / Game Arts) / 5.25" 2D X 2EA (Disk 1)
Victory Road (1988 / Data East) / 5.25" 2D X 1EA (Disk 1 / Booter)


My best game is F-19 Stealth Fighter (1) / F-15 Strike Eagle II (2)

EverythingIBM
August 31st, 2010, 02:05 AM
My DOS games (bought "back in the day" or from cdaccess.com)
*Rayman Gold -- one of the best platformers in my opinion
*Heroes of Might and Magic compendium -- recently bought it with box/manuals. Awesomeness.
*Stonekeep
*Worlds of Billy/Drilling Billy/Antoshka (it's an oddity in DOS gaming but runs in 800x600)
*Warcraft 1
*Heretic
*Hexen
*Doom (used to have the "doom ultimate" collection, but it ended up in the garbage one day).
*Lands of Lore 1

erm... that's all I can think of currently. I am planning to buy some more later on. I only tried the demo for Hocus Pocus =(

barythrin
August 31st, 2010, 04:36 AM
heh.. forgot about Lands of Lore. I remember when it came out how revolutionary it seemed and had Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard...or"John luck pickerd" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypInFIUNYD0) if you were Q) as the voice of the king which was interesting. It's difficult remembering some of those as dos games. On the bright side Doom Ultimate edition is probably found pretty easily at local thrift stores and auctions since so many of them were mass produced. Did sorta the same thing for Duke Nukem 3d.

EverythingIBM
August 31st, 2010, 12:24 PM
heh.. forgot about Lands of Lore. I remember when it came out how revolutionary it seemed and had Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard...or"John luck pickerd" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypInFIUNYD0) if you were Q) as the voice of the king which was interesting. It's difficult remembering some of those as dos games. On the bright side Doom Ultimate edition is probably found pretty easily at local thrift stores and auctions since so many of them were mass produced. Did sorta the same thing for Duke Nukem 3d.

It's funny because the back of the CD case has his picture and boasts about him doing the voice for King Richard. Friends of mine who never played it or know about old things like that always find it perplexing... "what, Patrick Stewart did voice work in this game?"

Oh yeah! What about Ultima? My cousin gave me his Ultima VI,V,VI trilogy on 5" floppy disks for safe keeping. There's so many disks in there.

dreadgod667
April 4th, 2011, 11:32 PM
i was actually searching for my ms dos version of warcraft one, found it at a thrift store for like 50 cents, whats aggravating me is it didnt have the manual, anyone know where i can dl or at least view a manual for the ms dos v1.06 (usa) version?

found this site while searching for the above rofl.
LOVE some of the old games, a lot of the modern ones are missing a certain soemthing that the old games have, i think itd be fairly awesome if someone would remake a few of these classics in a non bastardized fasion(as in update music/graphics, leave gameplay alone)
used to play this game, no idea what its called, first game ever besides frogger, but it was some sort of kids learning game, you ran around in this factory collecting parts for various forms of transportation/whatever for races, trying to make the most efficient, fastest thing you could, old school, floppy tastic, and i played it on windows 93:D
anyone know the game im referring to? id adore havinga copy simply for nostalgia purposes, between that, and the old NES, a lifestyle was formed heh

dreadgod667
April 4th, 2011, 11:35 PM
oh, and does anyone know where to find lemmings? looked EVERYWHERE for that game, cept maybe ebay:( nother old favorite

Maverick1978
April 5th, 2011, 10:09 AM
Most games can be found quite easily on eBay. I think I picked up my copy of Lemmings, like new/complete, for $5 shipped (though seeing it go that cheaply is somewhat rare).

Otherwise, there ARE places to go on the net to download games, though such things are, I believe, considered off-topic for this forum. Just Google around... :)

Abbub
April 7th, 2011, 07:03 PM
Some of these are cross platform, but I first played them on DOS, so that makes them DOS games for me:

Airborne Ranger -> I have the C64 version of this today. I'd love to get my hands on the DOS version. This is Metal Gear Solid before Metal Gear Solid. Stealth Action!

Ancient Art of War -> probably the first computer strategy game i played that was worth playing.

Civilization -> Spent many many many many many many hours playing this game.

dnd.exe -> a fantastic game. it's history is tangled up with the PLATO system and also with Telengard, but NOT, I don't believe, with Rogue

F-19 Stealth Fighter -> Stay low, stay low and they'll never see you coming. I played this (on the Amiga) last night, actually. Took out some SAM sites outside of Tripoli. :)
(Along with Civilization, I think F-19 might be Sid Meier's finest Microprose contribution.)

Rogue -> I don't think I need to say anything about this game. My iPod touch stays in my pockets during meetings these days because I'm playing Rogue on an HP LX200. :)

SSI D&D Games -> Enjoyed them all. Wasted MANY hours playing the on-line version "Neverwinter Nights" on AOL.

Times of Lore -> I think this game was a beta test of the UI that would eventually become Ultima VI. It's sort of Ultima light, anyway, though lots of fun.

RJBJR
April 9th, 2011, 07:05 PM
My 7 all-time favorite games - period. Stuck in a time warp.

8086 version of Battlezone from 1981
Missle Command re-release from MS Entertainment Pack
8088 Leisure suit Larry in the land of the lounge lizards
80386 Links the challenge of golf
Pong
Cyrus EGA Chess - Freeware
Battle Chess
Roadwar 2000

Still have them all working LOL, the Links, Battle Chess and Cyrus are on a Zeos Pantera and all the others are on a IBM5155 XT except the Missle Command, that's on this laptop <g>

Mike Chambers
April 12th, 2011, 03:24 PM
if you can't tell from my avatar, ultima 6 is my favorite. (i just realized my "avatar" here is THE avatar!) that game just hooked me as a kid when it came out. the way you could explore the world and there was so much interaction with objects and the NPCs, it was pretty amazing in 1990. every NPC had their own personality and even daily schedule. it was so detailed. i'm not even much of an RPG fan in general.

other favs are the dooms, wolf3d, leisure suit larry, descent, there are so many great old DOS games i can't really think of too many specifics.

Abbub
April 13th, 2011, 10:33 AM
(i just realized my "avatar" here is THE avatar!)

I always used the first choice (the guy with longish blonde hair) when I played Ultima 6...so...no...your avatar here looks nothing like the avatar! :D

Mike Chambers
April 13th, 2011, 12:41 PM
well, my avatar is AN avatar anyway. :p

barythrin
April 13th, 2011, 03:22 PM
you could explore the world and there was so much interaction with objects and the NPCs, it was pretty amazing in 1990. every NPC had their own personality and even daily schedule

That's exactly what amazed me at a young age when I came across the U6. I walked around talking to ever NPC that I could, asking their name, asking their job, and if they wanted to join me. I've probably rattled this off a few times but I ended up finding 2 additional people to join my party out of the 4 I already had. The most interesting one that ALMOST joined was a willowisp heh it said something about how it couldn't leave the forest though so it declined but woulda been pretty interesting.

Of course I did play and was a fan of all the SSI TSR series games so it was pretty cool to almost find what at the time seemed more like a virtual world to play in than a game. I guess I also felt that way with Usurper and Trade Wars (bbs games).. they had this cool virtual world feel to them where life doesn't revolve around the player.

OT: Hardwar (PII/graphic accelerator needed game from 1996 or so) is the last game that gave me and most of my friends that feeling. How interesting it is to go into a game that's actively playing itself and feel absolutely insignificant.

PeterNY
April 15th, 2011, 04:47 AM
Colonization
Civilization
King's Quest series
Space Quest series
Quest for Glory series
Jones in the Fast Lane
Willy Beamish
Eco Quest series
Pirates! Gold
Lotus Turbo Challenge
Street Fighter series
Paratrooper
PCMAN
Oregon Trail
WarCraft series
Doom series
Wolfenstein 3D
Commander Keen
Warlords series

And so many more. I never really got into RPGs except for Quest for Glory. I prefer RTS and TBS games. I also never got into Monkey Island or other adventure games. I am a sucker for Sierra On-Line. :D

Luzur
May 11th, 2011, 03:31 AM
hmm..

TES: Daggerfall
Doom
Wolfenstein
Commander Keen
Ultima
Golden Box
Might and Magic
Civilization
All Apogee
Stunts
Rise of the Triads
Master of Magic
Hocus Pocus
Betrayal at Krondor

GottaLottaStuff
June 1st, 2011, 07:23 PM
Doom
Phantasmagoria
Quake
Hexen
Heretic
Duke Nuke'm
Wolfenstein 3D makes me carsick :(
we played the demo of Cannon Fodder for months because it would fit on a 3.5" floppy and didn't need to be installed.
I still have a few hundred of the magazine demo CDs on a spindle somwhere. :)

DOS lives on!!
July 18th, 2011, 07:50 AM
1. Duke Nukem
2. Commander Keen
3. Gate World
4. Secret Agent
5. Most of the game show DOS games.

Adonis
October 20th, 2011, 04:34 AM
Beast
Dune 2
Wolfenstein 3D
Doom 1 and 2
These games are the most exciting for me as well as others so enjoy these games.

Tower Defence Games (http://www.supertowerdefense.com/)

ed1475
October 23rd, 2011, 10:20 AM
A-10 Tank Killer V1.5
Aces of the Deep
Aces Over Europe
Aces of the Pacific
Battlehawks 1942
Dune 2
F-15 Strike Eagle II
Jeopardy!
Megarace
Red Baron

facattack
October 25th, 2011, 03:47 AM
Rise of the Dragon.

1ajs
November 11th, 2011, 02:05 PM
space quest 3
oils well (still has in box minus the sleave)
flight sim not sure what version but it ran in dos to young to read at the time so my dad drew a plane on the floppy and i just memorized what keys i had to hit in what order.
mother goose's mixed up tales

Mad-Mike
December 13th, 2011, 12:49 PM
I know it's an old post, but dang, I have fond memories of Ultima VI: The False Prophet, that was the first PC game I ever owned. I got it for my 11th Birthday in 94'! I remember sitting at my sisters desk that week, with the unfortunate (but somewhat fortunate) luck to have pinkeye so I got to spend a great deal of time over the next several days exploring Brittania and causing all sorts of havok going on a crime spree >:D. I was evil in that game until I got a little older and I guess "mature" enough to figure out how it is played. Unlike all the RPG's I was used to at the time (mostly NES stuff like Dragon Warrior), Ultima was so wide open It's hard to figure out what you are to do sometimes.

I have fond memories of that game, like the time I died about 15 or so times stealing items and killing townspeople, and it must have done something like thrown the Karma counter into negative digits because when I was revived, my character sprite stayed dead, but was mobile, and much less killable. Someday I will HAVE to reproduce this and post it on youtube....behold, a floating, sleeping, Avatar. I have all kinds of other stories like my old 486 with Paradise VGA getting Non-Maskable interrupts....yet somehow U6 would still come back in a trippy, scrambled VGA palette, or running U6 on a Tandy 1000 8088 with full sound and 16-color graphics after spending $49 in Rat Shacks outdated catalogs in 1997 for a 256K memory upgrade to have the full 640K needed to run the game, or finding all the cool utilties from Doug the Eagle's Website and making an island castle just a few northwest of Moonglow.

Outside of U6, my list is long

Monkey Island 1 & 2
Ultima 7 Part 1 & 2
Ultima 8 Pagan
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5
Car & Driver

Depthcharge - by Henry J. Kottler...used to be on BBSes back in the 80's, came out in 84'. Looks more like an ASCII character battle on the screen of WP51!

Wolfenstein 3D
Duke Nukem 3-D
Maniac Mansion 1&2
Tank Wars
Sharedata Game Show Games (Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, Family Feud...etc)
X-Wing & Tie Fighter

Dustar
December 28th, 2011, 12:29 PM
For a few years, I collected mainly Sega stuff. Had a small room filled up with consoles, accessoires and games. Sold a bit, but the remaining is still quite a heap.
Since about a halfyear now, I'm buying old PC games. Mainly games from the nineties. And now I completely lost tracks and digged up my old Atari ST and a Toshiba T1200 laptop ( which is, alas, not working anymore :( ).
My favorites are:

- Return to Castle Wolfenstein
- Unreal Tournament 99
- Outlaws
- Red Alert
- Larry 6
- Warcraft II
- UFO: Enemy unknown
- Monkey Island 2
- Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
- Day of the Tentacle

deathshadow
December 28th, 2011, 01:16 PM
@dustar, you do know what DOS is, right? Just saying, the first half of your list aren't for DOS. (good games though)

gerrydoire
December 28th, 2011, 02:15 PM
King's Quest, Space Quest, Thexder, Doom 1 & 2, Wolfenstein 3D, Warcraft I, Dune 2, Duke Nukem 3D

Dustar
December 29th, 2011, 03:38 AM
@dustar, you do know what DOS is, right? Just saying, the first half of your list aren't for DOS. (good games though)

Yeah, I know. I just mixed up DOS and retro gaming in general. But still, 7 of the 10 games are for DOS ( or DOS & Win ).

onexused
January 7th, 2012, 04:44 AM
[...]
Jill of the Jungle[...]
Castle Adventure (don't kiss the vampire)
I never actually played Jill of the Jungle and sequels until I got a P1 with Win98, but I loved that game.
I remember playing Castle Adventure. I never tried kissing the vampire. Now I'll have to :P

I didn't get to play many ancient (to me) games because the computer I got was second-hand and 10 years old. But the favorites I remember were:
- Castle Adventure (which I know as "Castle" after the executable. No manual or other.)
- "Apple" (a character graphics, side-scrolling, plane shooter game. You had to shoot down planes from M$FT and bomb their factories. This must not be the real name as I've never found a reference to it online.)
- "Wizard", a BASIC text adventure which I've never managed to win (yeah, it's not DOS, I know).

Trixter
January 7th, 2012, 10:28 AM
My favorite DOS game was one of the first games I ever got for our then-new system: Hack (http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/hack). It took me 21 years to win. (http://trixter.oldskool.org/2006/05/24/patience/) There is a very nice Windows conversion (http://www.freewebs.com/drussell/#RevivedHack) if anyone would like to pick it up, and a cute Flash version with audio (http://www.freewebs.com/drussell/Hack.htm).

Note that it is not NetHack, just Hack (the precursor to NetHack). I found NetHack way too complicated; Hack is just the right level of complicated.

Caluser2000
January 7th, 2012, 12:13 PM
Yesterday stumbled across Push Over and Stratego in boxes in the shed. They certainly brought back some fond memories of my 286.

EverythingIBM
January 7th, 2012, 04:47 PM
My favorite DOS game was one of the first games I ever got for our then-new system: Hack (http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/hack). [URL="http://trixter.oldskool.org/2006/05/24/patience/"]It took me 21 years to win.

Wow, I'm not even 21 years old!

That's like me with a few games, just beat theme hospital like 10 years later.

Hmmm... I bet in 70 years I'll still be talking about how much RAM my pentium 1 has (384MB! SO MUCH!!!) and how such a fast system it is in comparison to the 8088 or 286.

Granted I have a computer with 16GB of RAM and two XEONs... but pshah.

VileR
January 7th, 2012, 06:42 PM
haha, nice to see Castle Adventure mentioned! Was my introduction to text-mode dungeon crawlers, even though it was real-time.

a question: was there ever a version of this game that fixed the nasty bug with saving and loading?

JonathanPoll
January 14th, 2012, 02:45 AM
My favorite by far is Raptor Call of the Shadows.
I love virtually all of the old apogee releases, but that one was the best!

Elvi
January 14th, 2012, 09:08 AM
only 1 say quake in this long thred :o well i add my vote lol
think quake was my first full 3d game and it think i ran it on a pentium 133mhz 16mb ram and... 1mb s3 tri64... yeah hehe

anyway heres a litle list of some of my favorite dos games...

quake
duke nukem 3d
heretic
hexen 1 & 2
doom 1 & 2, never playd thrue these games tho as they give me a bigger hickup and quake does LOL
transport tycoon & transport tycoon deluxe
simcity & simcity 2000
wolfenstein 3D
epic pinball
ducktales
prince of persia
stoneage
test drive series

barythrin
January 14th, 2012, 10:47 AM
Raptor was definitely a fun game. Good graphics and sound effects making the PC feel like an arcade machine. Once we had splurged for a midi setup and adlib sound card for our 486, our system finally started being able to play games comparable to what the Commodore and Amiga had been doing for years. Still it was exciting to listen to and start doing mods and enabling actual audio on some of the dos games that supported it opposed to the midi we'd been hearing.

Todd82TA
January 16th, 2012, 01:16 PM
Wing Commander
XCOM
Master of Orion
DUNE II
Gold box SSI D&D games
X-Wing
Ultima series


Umm... hello? Are you me? What have you done with my brain?

wulfhelm
January 19th, 2012, 11:38 PM
Hello folks,

my favourite games are:

Commander Keen
XCOM
Lords of the Realm
7 Cities of Gold
Bundesliga Manager Professional
Lemmings
Monkey Island
......

CommodoreUser
February 2nd, 2012, 05:51 AM
Legend of Kyrandia series
Dune2
King Quest 1
Commander Keen 4
Wolfenstein 3D
Doom
Quake2
Terminal Velocity
C&C Tiberian Sun
Sim City

I could go on and on.... so many memories

k2x4b524[
February 2nd, 2012, 07:59 AM
Commander Keen
Wolf 3d
Doom 1 and 2
Duke Nukem 1 and 2
Grand Theft Auto. NOT the Playstation 3 crap either. The original top view GTA Circa 1990's
Raptor was good
Jazz Jack Rabbit 1 2 and Though not dos nor released, Jazz Jackrabbit 3, i found an alpha, it's based off the unreal engine, and it's actually pretty good.

framer
February 2nd, 2012, 10:47 AM
I still play

Sopwith #1

Scorched Earth

MS flight Sim 1, 2, 3, 4

Secret Weapons of the Lufwaffe(mis-spelled)



framer

barythrin
February 2nd, 2012, 10:56 AM
For my demo at the last VCF South, to show off early x86 compatibles I ran Sopwith (a personal favorite) although I ended up disabling sound to keep from driving everyone nuts, Wheel of Fortune (dos), a Pacman clone I can't recall the name of, and Rogue.

The c64 I just grabbed a random disk case but pretty much ended up with Pac-man with a joystick on an sx-64 which was easily the most attractive game and system to most the crowd.

Maverick1978
February 2nd, 2012, 12:15 PM
Man... I think that next year, all you guys should have VCF South during a Florida vacation... you know... we've got miles and miles of beaches... golf courses... Nascar crap... Disney/Universal/etc... and uh... then one would be close enough to where I could attend!! :D

(yes, I'm only joking - but the pix I've seen of the events look very cool)

I think we should start a thread with the best mods to favorite DOS games (making sure to exclude Wolf3D/Doom/Doom2/Duke3D/Quake mods - there're tons of websites already covering those games) - for instance, I know that there are level editors for Jetpack and some fantastic level packs for that game.. ditto for Chips Challenge (ran with the fantastic Tile World engine).. I'm sure that there's alot of mods out there that many of us have never heard of.. and it might be a little more fun that regurgitating the same (great) games in this thread :)

Caluser2000
February 4th, 2012, 08:28 PM
Introduced the 4yo grandson to TIM last week.

billdeg
February 5th, 2012, 06:27 PM
Funny Sopwith is mentioned...I have always liked that game, played it a lot myself. I have a copy of this game on vintagecomputer.net in the ibm section under programs. Thexter also comes to mind.

anyone like Astrotit?

keropi
March 15th, 2012, 05:13 PM
DOS has so many gaming masterpieces... One of my top platform games are the Dangerous Dave series... I have a soft spot for the "Risky Rescue" episode:

http://i39.tinypic.com/xmqt4x.jpg

Agent Orange
March 15th, 2012, 06:14 PM
Of all of them out there, be it DOS or WIN, its got to be Tetris for me.

Denniske1976
March 16th, 2012, 01:33 AM
Yet more additions to Raven's list: MDK, Command Adventures: STARSHIP

LOL, I still play MDK on my modern Intel Core i5 under Vista (and without DOSbox). Runs like a dream, I think I use MDK95 to run it... such a fun (and really weird) game :-)

edwardallene
March 25th, 2012, 06:30 PM
My favorite DOS Game is master of magic. It is a great strategy and a fantasy game.

TeamRocketReviews
April 11th, 2012, 09:05 AM
I like games from the CGA/EGA era of the 80's the best, so I'd have to say King's Quest. Any of them.

Maverick1978
April 11th, 2012, 05:10 PM
For me, KQ6 was the most memorable, as it's the one that I played the most... over and over and over :) A close second would be the remake of KQ1, as it was the first KQ that I laid eyes on back in high school... i remember my jaw dropping at the graphics being drawn on our CGA 5150 (this was before I knew ANYTHING about computers, and I thought the 5150 was the bomb - note that this was circa 1990/1991 - rather funny to me, now)

barythrin
April 12th, 2012, 09:20 AM
I have to admit, although the list of games I never played to completion is quite large, the (first?) Kings Quest was so slow on my 8088 I never got that far. I must have received them out of order but I already played and enjoyed The Black Cauldron before I saw Kings Quest (very similar game/loading screen style). The pain was waiting for the new area to render whenever you left that screen. I remember finally getting a hard drive which made it less painful than asking for the other disk and waiting for it to load all the data off the floppy but still it lost my interest before I was able to get too far.

Edlin
April 22nd, 2012, 04:49 PM
Been a long time, since I started out with a 8086 it was my children who liked games, the cost of the computer one would have to sign their house away! I had an EGA Monitor and Covax speech thing, and I loved "Sticky Bear ACB's" so many years drifted away. I'm not sure if the following games worked on it as I usually used it for keeping records, I loved the flintstones (never could make it past the tar pit) loved Jack Nicholus golf and my all time fave was CD-Man, buy I remember it would only work with a VGA. Ice Man was cool too, one of the few I actually lived through and finished! Thanks for the memories.

edwardallene
April 22nd, 2012, 05:42 PM
My favorite DOS games are Full Throttle and Battleship. These two games excites me more whenever I am playing these. I am open for some DOS games if it's not hindrance to those two games.

deathshadow
April 22nd, 2012, 08:20 PM
I loved "Sticky Bear ACB's" so many years drifted away.
I see the educational part of that game really stuck with you too! :rolleyes:

Maverick1978
April 23rd, 2012, 08:38 AM
Cruel, dude.... just cruel ;)

Edlin
April 23rd, 2012, 09:12 AM
So cruel I laughed out loud! Sometimes I need to be kicked back into reality - thanks Deathshadow!

TanruNomad
April 23rd, 2012, 11:34 AM
Alley Cat
Age of Empires
Top Gun: Fire at Will

AJR
June 7th, 2012, 06:39 PM
Hi all... just joined, first post. After reading 11 pages of DOS games you all love, it just brought back such great memories! I'm 38 and my first computer was an Aquarius in 1983 which was quickly returned, then a CoCo 2 where I learned to program in Basic and had some fun cassette and cartridge games. Then came the Tandy 1000 EX and soon after the TX which is where all the DOS fun began! Below is a list of games that I thoroughly enjoyed and played for days (sometimes in school on the IBM's in computer class) and nights on end. This first group are ones already listed in this thread but for me are definitely worth repeating:

Prince of Persia
Gobliiins
Space Quest
Police Quest
Sopwith
Thexder
Police Quest
Space Quest
Epic Pinball
Wolfenstein 3D
Doom
Quake
Street Rod
Battle Chess
Battle Chess 4000
Populous
Civilization
Paratrooper
Dune 2
Oil's Well (Sierra)
Heretic
Alley Cat
Digger
NYet
All the Apogee and Epic Games

This second group I did not see listed in this thread, but were very fun games (for me anyway) and I'm sure a few of you remember them as well:

California Games
Skate or Die
Ancient Art of War at Sea
Shogun
Darkseed
Marble Madness
Descent
Silpheed (DOS version was fun; tried the PS2 remake and it sucked!)
ABC Monday Night Football (one of the only sports games I ever liked except NFL Blitz using Voodoo graphics)
Pipe Dream
Puzznic
Jumpman
Bouncing Babies
Spacewar
Lode Runner
Pango
Pinball Construction Set
Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing (Yes I had the first version in 1987! It's now 25 years old!)

I'm sure there were others, but these were the ones I remembered off the top of my head, or looked up on some of the DOS games websites to remember the names! After looking at the list, I wonder how I ever had time to play all of them in my middle and high school years. I guess I never really owned a console until the PS2, and even since then I've only had a N64 and a Wii for my daughter... guess I'm a classic PC owner/gamer all the way!

DOS lives on!!
June 8th, 2012, 04:14 AM
......All the Apogee and Epic Games......Pipe Dream..
Welcome!

I too like all the Apogee games, mainly Commander Keen and Duke Nukem, the more well known ones. And I see Pipe Dream in that list. I was very young when we got our Gateway computer with BOWEP on it. I loved those games. My favorites in that were Pipe Dream, JezzBall, IDLEWILD, and Sink Sub.

DumbQuestionDuJour
June 8th, 2012, 04:23 AM
My favorites were Wolf3D, Lemmings, and something that I'm pretty sure was a DOS game that was called BRIX or something like that. Does anyone remember that one? LOVED it, and think I got stuck on one of the final levels.

Also liked Commander Keen, Jill of the Jungle and Duke Nuke'm. I still have a few of the (3 1/2") Public Brand Software floppies hanging around (Commander Keen and Jill).

Edlin
June 8th, 2012, 08:37 AM
I forgot about Alley Cat, thanks for bringing it back to my memory!

hargle
June 8th, 2012, 09:23 AM
I recently heard that alley cat, when run on a PCjr, uses 3 voice sound.
Some of the readily available versions of the game on abandonware sites have been improperly ripped from original floppies and do not have the 3 voice support.

disclaimer, that I have not yet verified this personally, but I do trust the source. (a member here in fact)

AJR
June 8th, 2012, 10:24 AM
Welcome!

And I see Pipe Dream in that list. I was very young when we got our Gateway computer with BOWEP on it. I loved those games. My favorites in that were Pipe Dream, JezzBall, IDLEWILD, and Sink Sub.

Thanks. And I'm not referring to the Windows Entertainment Pack of Pipe Dream (that would be a windows, not DOS game). The Pipe Dream I'm talking about was released in 1989 by Lucasfilm LTD: http://www.abandonwaredos.com/abandonware-game.php?abandonware=Pipe+dream&gid=OTY1 . The WEP was a windows knockoff like most of the other BOWEP games.


...and something that I'm pretty sure was a DOS game that was called BRIX or something like that. Does anyone remember that one?

This one? http://www.abandonwaredos.com/abandonware-game.php?abandonware=Brix&gid=MTQ0Ng==

DOS lives on!!
June 8th, 2012, 10:31 AM
Didn't know which one you were referring to, since I've played both of them in the past. I also like the Reversi in Windows 1 better than in WEP.

Mister_Alex
June 8th, 2012, 11:34 AM
Windows had Reversi? Sounds more fun than Minesweeper. :)

DOS lives on!!
June 8th, 2012, 11:55 AM
It did! Ballmer says in the commercial, "And can you believe it, REVERSI!!" They should've stuck with Reversi instead of Minesweeper, but if we played that all throught Windows versions, would we long for a game change too?

DumbQuestionDuJour
June 8th, 2012, 12:30 PM
This one? http://www.abandonwaredos.com/abandonware-game.php?abandonware=Brix&gid=MTQ0Ng==

YES! And I was actually about to answer "No", because I have no recollection at all of the graphic that appears under the word "BRIX" at that link, but the screenshots to the right are definitely the game I spent many, many hours on decades ago. Loved it. Thanks for tracking it down.

Agent Orange
June 8th, 2012, 01:58 PM
Aren't there any Tetris and Welltris addicts left out there? Facestris wasn't bad either - still have them all in the original boxes. And, how about that neat little TSR of a Lotus 1-2-3 spread sheet page that you invoke when the boss was in the area?

DOS lives on!!
June 8th, 2012, 02:01 PM
Ah, Welltris. That's on my Zenith computer. I enjoy playing that one too.

AJR
June 8th, 2012, 04:28 PM
Aren't there any Tetris and Welltris addicts left out there? Facestris wasn't bad either - still have them all in the original boxes. And, how about that neat little TSR of a Lotus 1-2-3 spread sheet page that you invoke when the boss was in the area?

NYet (im on my iphone so i cant link abandonware site to it) that a few of us have listed was the early Tetris port for dos. I played (and dreamed) tetris for hours and hours! I love the arcade version, but nyet satisfied my tetris fix everyday without going broke! I tried welltris and while it was different, it just didn't keep my interest for long. Facetris I never heard of, but I have seen the lotus "boss" screen on many a game out there.

DOS lives on!!
June 8th, 2012, 04:29 PM
How about Textris? Found that one today on a computer I recently got.

cchaven
June 11th, 2012, 11:11 AM
My favorites:

Any of the Infocom text adventures
Flight Simulator 1 (for TRS-80 Model 2000 graphics)
Gato
Leisure Suit Larry
Wing Commander: Armada
Chuck Yeager's Air Combat Simulator
EGA Risk
Sid Mier's Railroad Tycoon

Pretty much all of them I've not played in years. I'd like to find another copy of Flight Simulator for the Tandy 1000/2000. It had some nice looking graphics on the Model 2000.

Jeff

marcoguy
June 11th, 2012, 11:18 AM
I don't know if it's been mentioned before, but what about that donkey game that Bill Gates wrote in BASIC and threw into early versions of DOS?

DOS lives on!!
June 11th, 2012, 11:20 AM
DONKEY.BAS, that's a golden oldie to play. :)

marcoguy
June 11th, 2012, 11:29 AM
Yep. That was the first vintage game I ever played. I've thought of taking the BASIC code and adding to it before.

DOS lives on!!
June 11th, 2012, 12:07 PM
Speaking of all the -tris games out there, I also found Zentris on a spare ST157A.

SpidersWeb
June 11th, 2012, 12:40 PM
DONKEY.BAS, that's a golden oldie to play. :)

Wont even run on my 5150, wants fancy stuff like a colour/graphics display, pffft
(But I did run it on my 5160/5153 for lolz).

marcoguy
June 11th, 2012, 12:58 PM
That's exactly what I run it on.

SpidersWeb
June 11th, 2012, 01:01 PM
I found it suprisingly challenging.
There is only so many donkey's I can handle.
I'm also more used to games like Grand Theft Auto where I would've got more points for hitting them :/

DOS lives on!!
June 12th, 2012, 09:34 AM
And, how about that neat little TSR of a Lotus 1-2-3 spread sheet page that you invoke when the boss was in the area?
Do you have this or know where to get it? That sounds like a fun little joke to play on the boss. :)

And if the list couldn't end, I found a disk that has Wintris on it.

barythrin
June 12th, 2012, 09:48 AM
Google around for "the boss key". It was a keyboard shortcut in some games that brought up either a fake work looking page or some programmers thought it would be even more entertaining to instead starting playing a tune and bright graphics letting your boss you're not working ;-)

edit: I'm not aware of a single tsr doing this, it was built in to the game itself just for kicks

Trixter
June 12th, 2012, 09:52 AM
Do you have this or know where to get it? That sounds like a fun little joke to play on the boss. :)

The game Star Wars for the PC had this built-in. It had very many "Boss" and other screens built-in, actually.

Agent Orange
June 12th, 2012, 12:06 PM
DONKEY.BAS, that's a golden oldie to play. :)

It came with PC-DOS and here's a link with the code: http://drivey.com/DONKEYQB.BAS.html

hargle
June 12th, 2012, 12:28 PM
Donkey is technically the first IBM PC game ever created when you think about it, since it came out with the launch of the IBM PC in Aug 1981.

marcoguy
June 12th, 2012, 12:45 PM
I like how it was written by Gates himself and you can actually edit Bill's code instead of having it compiled in an EXE.

Edlin
June 12th, 2012, 06:22 PM
What about frogger and Godzilla
Jack Nicholas Golf
I'd play a game of frogger any day!

AEIN
June 13th, 2012, 06:23 AM
Yeah, I spent a lot of time playing Frogger on my C64 many years ago...

Yokuto
June 27th, 2012, 08:00 AM
Wow what a place to discover! I have a large collection of older games that I loved playing and have managed to get some of them to work on Win 7. Some of my all time favs are the following:

XCOM - Ufro Defense
XCOM - Terror From the Deep
XCOM - APocalypse
Stronghold - The kingdom sim
All SSI D&D Goldbox games - Spent YEARS playing these
Dune 2
Wizardy 7 - Crusaders of the Dark Savant

O the list goes on and on.. also really loved the platform RPG games such as Shining in the Darkness for the Sega Genesis.

Over the years I managed to piece together an extensive Atari 2600 library along with many of the instruction manuals and original boxes, catalogs... u name it. Another area I got into has home computing gaming. My system of choice back in the day was the TRS-80 Color computer. My favorite all time game was Madness & the Minotaur, which I then later created a website about.. which is still out there somewhere! Second favorite was Dungeons of Daggorath... O the days.. I had so much fun. Glad to find this great forum topic!

Jimmy
June 27th, 2012, 09:35 AM
Heretic by id Software

marcoguy
June 27th, 2012, 10:05 AM
i also like all the PC ports of the awesome retro arcade games, but I have a NES for that...

dan951
July 15th, 2012, 02:41 PM
"Full Throttle" - awesome RPG for DOS. Ran fine on my 486 66MHz at the time.
Battle Drome - Joystick required very fun robot killing game.
Earth Siege - Awesome robot RPG

Northcoaster
August 18th, 2012, 02:08 PM
Some of the earliest dos games I played were "Thexder" from some Japanese programmers (they also did "Silpheed" but it wasn't as good), and Prince of Persia which I played on my Tandy 1000 EX and TX, when I got a proper 486 PC I played ROTT, (Rise of the Triad) from Apogee, it ran on the same game engine as did all ID games (maker of Doom) in fact Apogee was being run at that time by Tom Hall, one of the original ID team. He came up with all sorts of great games, such Commander Keen, Hocus Pocus, etc. Of course there was ID software with Doom, but along with Doom came all those other games based on the Doom game engine like Hexen/Heretic and Duke Nukem.

I loved the fact that ID software would release game titles as shareware trough a number of college FTP servers, not only could you download shareware versions of Doom but all sorts of add-ons, mods, WADs, etc. I also loved playing Blizzard titles like Warcraft 1 & 2, then going on the still fairly-new Internet to find user created PUDs. By that time though the DOS era was coming to a close.

Trixter
August 18th, 2012, 03:27 PM
I played ROTT, (Rise of the Triad) from Apogee, it ran on the same game engine as did all ID games (maker of Doom)

Actually, it's an enhanced Wolfenstein engine: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rise_of_the_Triad#Engine

sirwiggum
August 24th, 2012, 01:02 AM
Fond memories of DOS gaming.

My first DOS game was Bill Elliot's NASCAR challenge was probably the first DOS game on my first 486 PC. A polygon based racing game.

Followed by Alex Higgins Snooker. A top down snooker game that is strangely addictive. Fits well under a floppy, few hundred kb!

Some Apogee shareware titles:
- Secret Agent Mission - Platformer in James Bond theme.
- Crystal Caves - Platformer, similar to Secret Agent, a space miner theme.
- Dark Ages - Platformer with a dungeons and dragons theme

Indycar Racing - I was amazed by this game. It seemed a very realistic racing sim back then, well detailed tracks, car liveries etc.
NASCAR Racing - Similar to Indycar with Nascars, though didn't seem to run as well on a 486. Spent more of my youth on this than I should have! Spent as much time in the paint shop as on the race track! Coupled with an early racing wheel and pedals, it probably helped to learn me the basics of driving!
Geoff Crammond's Grand Prix - Seemed similar to Indycar, Formula 1 simulation. Ran very well on the 486, though it was probably not running in realtime, I didn't realise at the time that it was optimised for FPS rather than timing!
Indycar 2 - More of the same
Grand Prix Circuit - an old fashioned sprite based F1 game

I then got a shareware CD with 4 titles on:
- Doom - Wow! At the time it seemed like it was 'Virtual Reality' (which was a big buzzword in the early 90s), I'm sure everyone knows Doom!
- Heretic - Like Doom but with an RPG-style theme. Quite liked the old village feel.
- Descent - Was like Doom with a Z axis - a spaceship down corridors. Never really got into this, my Dad enjoyed it more.
- Warcraft - Quite liked this, build up villages, build an army, attack the orcs!

Sim City 2000 - Spent a lot of time on this building cities and trying to make a profit!
Doom 2 - More of the same from Doom.
Duke Nukem 3D - It was only the demo (though I later bought and played the full game), but it seemed fantastic in terms of setting and level design.
Wolf 3D - Played this *after* Doom, to see where it all started. Gave me headaches to be honest, but finished the shareware episode.
Rise of the Triad - Like a polished Wolf3d. I seem to recall a cheat for mad jumping?
Micro Machines 2 - Fun little racing game, could make your own tracks!
Dizzy - Prince of the Yolkfolk - I remembered Dizzy from the C64 days, looked great in VGA!
Desert Strike - Like the console version
Superkarts - Was like a PC Mario Kart, quite fun and had a multiplayer mode
Little Divil - Nice puzzle game
Theme Park - I seemed to have a roller coaster and several chicken men then go out of business
Street Rod - Buy a car, modify it, race. Before Gran Turismo! :)
PGA Golf - Similar to the console version, 3 click golf game.

Flight sims:
- F15
- F29 Retaliator
- MS Flight Sim 4
- MS Space Sim - I remember this having Space Station Freedom, and driving the interstellar freighters.