Posts Tagged "cga"

Final January 2017 stream archive (1/28/2017)

In case you didn’t make it to my Saturday night stream, here it is archived on YouTube:   Games that were played: 00:05:31 – Monkey Island Demo (Passport to Adventure) 00:22:00 – Ken’s Labyrinth (4 different versions) 00:37:30 – Arcade Volleyball 00:44:32 – Tom & Jerry 00:51:05 – Tom & Jerry: Cat-astrophe 00:56:30 – Mach 3 […]

DOS Nostalgia Snowed In Live Stream

Got snowed in Saturday night. Decided to check if I could actually stream a few games despite my crappy machine & slow internet. Turns out, I can! Check out the archived version: Games in this stream: Dangerous Dave in the Haunted Mansion, Alley Cat (PCjr), Build engine tech demo, Ukrainian hack of Captain Comic, Perestroika, […]

Creative Music System animated demos & music

Creative Music System (later repackaged as “Game Blaster”) was Creative Labs’ first attempt at entering the IBM PC sound device market. While it offered interesting features for the time, such as stereo sound, its not exactly impressive square-wave music synthesis and limited software support contributed to its failure, as AdLib was winning the customers over. […]

Big Blue Disk

Today I take a look at an IBM PC diskmag “Big Blue Disk”. Published from 1986 to 1998, it was known for its variety in software it had to offer, and many games. When it came to games this diskmag had ties to many pc gaming legends, including Moraffware, Apogee, and id Software. But wait! […]

Spectrum HoloByte and Tetris sequels

Today I take a look at the first commercial release of Alexey Pajitnov’s masterpiece by Spectrum HoloByte, and games they have followed it up with when they proudly declared themselves “the Tetris people”. Sit back, relax, and take a look at the original version of Tetris, its Western commercial counterpart, Welltris, Faces, Wordtris, Super Tetris, […]

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

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

DOS Nostalgia Podcast #04: Early Days of IBM PC

In this episode Jim “Trixter” Leonard takes us back in time to the early days of IBM PC. We discuss the birth of PC, its clones and notable games of the first decade of pc gaming. Jump into your Flux Capacitor equipped DeLorians! Download MP3: http://www.dosnostalgia.com/podcast/dosnostalgia_ep04.mp3

“Castle Wolfenstein” review

A prisoner is trying to escape from the nazi fortress in this classic game that arguably started the whole ‘stealth’ genre, Castle Wolfenstein. A quality pc-booter title that was light years ahead of its time. Mobygames page: Castle Wolfenstein: http://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/castle-wolfenstein Beyond Castle Wolfenstein: http://www.mobygames.com/game/pc-booter/beyond-castle-wolfenstein

“Alley Cat” review

A classic IBM PC title, full of cuteness and charm with all of the attributes of the games of the time (such as CGA graphics and a tiny executable). Provided me with hours of fun when I was a little kid. MobyGames page: http://www.mobygames.com/game/pc-booter/alley-cat