Dr. Chris Lepine joins yours truly to discuss piracy (and other, more legal ways of acquiring games). Confessions, apologies and long speeches in defense of abandonware are made. Arrr!
Another cool installer for Witchaven II: Blood Vengeance (Capstone/IntraCorp, 1996) featuring full screen animation, voice, sound & graphical effects and MIDI music. Pretty damn neat!
MobyGames page: http://www.mobygames.com/game/witchaven-ii-blood-vengeance
Another animated Westwood installer for a Command & Conquer game. This time it’s Red Alert (Westwood Studios/Virgin Interactive Entertainment, 1996). Voice & full screen animations. Goes well with the theme of the game.
MobyGames Page: http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/command-conquer-red-alert
Another cool Westwood installer for Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny (Westwood/Virgin, 1997), the second entry in the series featuring sound effects, voice and full screen animation.
A cool installation program for the original Command & Conquer (Westwood Studios/Virgin Interactive Entertainment, 1995) featuring voice, effects & some craziness at the end.
MobyGames page: http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/command-conquer
A YouTube star Clint Basinger (of Lazy Game Reviews) joins yours truly to discuss data disks, add-ons and other various expansions for DOS games. We also trail off into other topics along the way.
Manhunter games were always special. Not only because of their unique approach to adventure gaming, but also because of their detailed, grotesque and often gruesome art.
Because early Sierra games didn’t actually store graphics as complete images, it’s quite possible to see how these incredible low resolution pieces were created.
Enjoy and try not to get grossed out by an occasional corpse.
Check out the video that inspired this: http://youtu.be/1QPVfGq19f8
All Manhunter 1 & 2 background art in double size PNG: http://www.dosnostalgia.com/files/manhunter_art.zip
Music from Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty by Frank Klepacki
Special thanks to Lance Ewing for his AGI Picture tools and their source code
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