DOS Nostalgia Podcast #07: Piracy (with Chris Lepine)

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!

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Witchaven II: Blood Vengeance installation program

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!

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Command & Conquer: Red Alert installation program

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.

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Lands of Lore: Guardians of Destiny installation program

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.

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Command & Conquer installation program

A cool installation program for the original Command & Conquer (Westwood Studios/Virgin Interactive Entertainment, 1995) featuring voice, effects & some craziness at the end.

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DOS Nostalgia Podcast #06: Expansions (with Clint Basinger)

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.

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VBDOSJAM 2014 Announcement

Can you program in Basic? Do you want a challenge? Then check out #vbdosjam 2014. Try to program a game in Visual Basic for DOS this week.
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The Art of Manhunter

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.

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All Manhunter 1 & 2 background art in double size PNG:

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

5th Anniversary Contest!

It’s DOS Nostalgia’s 5th anniversary! Thank you, wonderful people of the Internet, for sticking around! I love your comments and tweets. And now is your chance to win a bunch of underrated games by guessing ten DOS games by their screenshots. Good luck!
We have a winner, the contest is now over. Thank you for participating.

DOS games in 1993 part 2

Here’s the second part of the 1993 video, featuring an hour of great games from over 20 years ago. Enjoy!