Russian retro guru Dmitry Bachilo joins yours truly to discuss our (limited) experience with DOS multiplayer technologies & games. The kind of stories you’ll only hear from Russians. So grab yourself some vodka & a bear, relax & enjoy.
MadSpace is a Russian first person shooter developed by Maddox Games and published by Auric Vision in 1997.
The game has quite a few unique features including non-Euclidean geometry, 3D glasses support, speech recognition & multiplayer up to 16 players. Although the game was published in Russia as well as some other territories (in English), it was a commercial flop & physical copies are extremely rare.
This is a video of a four pre-recorded demos that are included with the demo version. The game has a high resolution support (640×400 only,) but even back in the day it would make it rather sluggish even on a nice Pentium. I couldn’t capture it in that mode without sacrificing the frame rate, so I settled on a standard VGA mode instead.
You can download this demo in both languages here:
A non-interactive DOS demo of Tomb Raider. No sound.
Buy the game here: http://www.gog.com/game/tomb_raider_123
Original version got really screwed up by both my encoder & YouTube compression. This is an attempt to correct that. Now presented in proper aspect ratio:
A full OPL2 soundtrack from the game Ween: The Prophecy (Coktel Vision, 1992) by Charles Callet. The game was released as just “The Prophecy” in America by Sierra On-Line in 1993.
A pilot by day and a DOS enthusiast by night (and sometimes the other way around) Chris Olson joins yours truly to discuss a rather popular (back in the DOS days) genre of flight simulator games. Unbuckle your seat belt, sit back, relax, and enjoy the flight.
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This is a video trailer for Carmageddon that could be found in a bunch of places. Mine is from Redneck Rampage cd-rom.
Buy the game here:
A cool animated logo of a Russian company Nikita only featured in one game (as far as I know) – White House Siege (aka Super Toppler), a sequel to their first international hit Perestroika. Sound from PC Speaker.
The music is a classic tune by Mikhail Glika which was modern Russia’s first anthem (no lyrics) before the USSR anthem with new lyrics replaced it.
This publisher-developer logo was taken from Grand Theft Auto (DMA/BMG, 1997)