DOS Nostalgia Podcast #13: Sierra Discovery Series

Francisco Gonzalez, the creator of A Golden Wake and a one man team behind Grundislav Games joins yours truly in a discussion of the short-lived Sierra Discovery Series. Join us as we (re)discover these edutainment titles. Expect a bit of Sierra game bashing.

Download MP3: http://www.dosnostalgia.com/podcast/dosnostalgia_ep13.mp3

Follow Francisco on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GrundislavGames

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Alexey Silaev & DOKA Company – Russian DOS games

Oh boy, more Russian DOS games!
Today it’s seven titles developed by Alexey Silaev and published by DOKA Company between 1992 and 1995. These games are Rally, The Mystery of the Surface, The Interceptor, Mick, BabyType, LinguaMatch and Black Zone.

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Lollypop full AdLib soundtrack

A full OPL2 soundtrack from the game Lollypop (Brain Bug/Rainbow Arts, 1994) by Vibrants.
Download here: http://www.dosnostalgia.com/files/lollypop_ost.zip

Listen on YouTube:

MS-DOS games in 1994

Happy New Year! And once again I make a compilation of games released 20 years ago. Grab a drink, relax and enjoy oldies!

Sierra On-Line Holiday Cards

A collection of electronic holiday cards from Sierra On-Line.

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DOS Nostalgia Podcast #12: Adult games

Natalie “Resulka” Juhasz joins yours truly to discuss various adult games for DOS. Warning: Leisure Suit Larry is NOT the kind of game we’re talking about. This podcast is not safe for work, families or just about anyone. Enjoy.

Download MP3: http://www.dosnostalgia.com/podcast/dosnostalgia_ep12.mp3

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DOS Nostalgia Podcast #11: Evolution of IBM PC hardware

Carlos Teixeira, a retro hardware & software enthusiast from Portugal joins yours truly in discussing history of IBM PC hardware. Loved and cherished devices are mentioned, as well as some lost and forgotten ones. Also an in-depth advice on building your own awesome DOS machine is given. Relax & listen.

Download MP3: http://www.dosnostalgia.com/podcast/dosnostalgia_ep11.mp3

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Tempest 2000 full AdLib soundtrack

Tempest 2000 is known for its techno soundtrack by Imagitec Design, Inc. in redbook audio format across a variety of platforms. However, the MS-DOS version has optional AdLib/Sound Blaster music that can be enabled in the configuration program. I’ve decided to make it available here. (I also would like to note that the DOS version also has MT-32 music, and that maybe someone with a real card could also make it available some day.)

Download here: http://www.dosnostalgia.com/files/tempest2k_ost.zip
I’ve decided to name the tracks that were variations on the CD tracks accordingly while leaving original tracks untitled. Enjoy.

CD soundtrack available here: http://downloads.khinsider.com/game-soundtracks/album/tempest-2000-the-soundtrack

Inca full AdLib soundtrack

A full OPL2 soundtrack from the game Inca (Coktel Vision, 1992) by Gilles Douïeb.

Download here: http://www.dosnostalgia.com/files/inca_ost.zip
Extracted with a new tool by Sven “DrMcCoy” Hesse: http://github.com/DrMcCoy/CoktelADL2VGM/releases

Soundtrack from the 1993 CD-ROM release can be found here: http://www.sierrahelp.com/Music/Inca1Soundtrack.html

DOS Nostalgia Podcast #10: DOS Multiplayer (in Russia)

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, caviar & a bear, relax & enjoy.

Download MP3: http://www.dosnostalgia.com/podcast/dosnostalgia_ep10.mp3

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MadSpace demo version

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:
English: http://www.dosnostalgia.com/files/madspace_demo_eng.zip
Russian: http://www.dosnostalgia.com/files/madspace_demo_rus.zip

Tomb Raider – Work in Progress Demo

A non-interactive DOS demo of Tomb Raider. No sound.

Buy the game here: http://www.gog.com/game/tomb_raider_123

A tribute to Rise of the Triad (Remastered)

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:

Ween: The Prophecy full AdLib soundtrack

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.

Download here: http://www.dosnostalgia.com/files/ween_ost.zip
Extracted with a new tool by Sven “DrMcCoy” Hesse: http://github.com/DrMcCoy/CoktelADL2VGM/releases

DOS Nostalgia Podcast #09: Flightsims

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.

Download MP3: http://www.dosnostalgia.com/podcast/dosnostalgia_ep09.mp3

Follow Chris on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CGOApps

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Carmageddon: The Rolling Demo

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:
GOG: http://www.gog.com/game/carmageddon_max_pack
Steam: TBA

Nikita logo 1994

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.

DMA Design logo 1997

This publisher-developer logo was taken from Grand Theft Auto (DMA/BMG, 1997)

ORIGIN FX logo 1990

A cool logo taken from Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire by ORIGIN Systems, 1990. Also seen in Wing Commander 1 & 2, and with the planet replaced with Mars in Ultima: Worlds of Adventure 2 – Martian Dreams

1991 Martian Dreams version:

 

Tomahawk logo 1991

A logo for a French publisher Tomahawk taken from 1991 Coktel Vision title A.G.E. (Advanced Galactic Empire)