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Offline yammahoper

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Old DOS games.
« on: April 13, 2011, 10:22:48 AM »
http://www.80sdos.com/

The above link will lead you to a page with downloads for classic DOS games, including three RPG's.

Ancient Land of Ys
Dungeon Master
Legacy of the Ancients

There are a bunch of other games too.
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Re: Old DOS games.
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2011, 01:17:10 PM »
One of the better games from the 90s (IMO) was Ascendancy:

http://www.abandonia.com/en/games/221/Ascendancy.html
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Re: Old DOS games.
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2011, 05:55:34 PM »
I am surprised that they don't have Rogue on there -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogue_%28video_game%29

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Re: Old DOS games.
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2011, 09:54:56 PM »
I say thee doom, and I say it again. . . I say thee doom II.
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Re: Old DOS games.
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2011, 11:03:32 PM »
http://www.80sdos.com/

The above link will lead you to a page with downloads for classic DOS games, including three RPG's.

Ancient Land of Ys
Dungeon Master
Legacy of the Ancients

There are a bunch of other games too.

I played a lot of Dungeon Master on a friends Atarii computer at college.  Then I was so excited to find Dungeon Master II at the Half Price Bookstore.  Then I was so disappointed it wouldn't run on my more recent computer.  Still couldn't throw it away though so it sits next to my Lords of the Realm and Magic game.
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Re: Old DOS games.
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2011, 05:59:52 AM »
I played a lot of Dungeon Master on a friends Atarii computer at college.  Then I was so excited to find Dungeon Master II at the Half Price Bookstore.  Then I was so disappointed it wouldn't run on my more recent computer.  Still couldn't throw it away though so it sits next to my Lords of the Realm and Magic game.

Have you tried to run it with an emulator?

For DOS games, DOSBOX is a winner.
There are also good emulators for Atari.

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Re: Old DOS games.
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2011, 07:49:29 AM »
Yeppers. I run Ascendancy on DosBox.
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Re: Old DOS games.
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2011, 01:44:37 PM »
I found it amusing that with DOSBox, playing joust, I couldn't hit the spacebar fast enough to flap off the ground until I turned the speed way WAY down.
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Re: Old DOS games.
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2011, 07:11:34 PM »
I am surprised that they don't have Rogue on there -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogue_%28video_game%29

Damn that game, I'm sure it caused me to fail my exams at college!  >:(

I managed to get a copy of Angband.. which is a Rogue type clone, and is a more complex game. Though it's been a good 15 years since I've played it. For such a basic looking game it's really addictive...
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Re: Old DOS games.
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2011, 06:57:40 PM »
Great. Now I am sucked back into Dungeon Master again.  Hard to imagine the amount of time playing a game that will fit on a floppy.
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