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Forum: Gaming Zone 18-11-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 21
Posted By Smiling Spectre
Ascendant have bad reviews so far. Seems, it was...

Ascendant have bad reviews so far. Seems, it was released too preliminary. We'll see if it will became better.

I noticed this funny thing back when Spector was invited in the team for Underworld. (...
Forum: Forgotten Games Bureau 11-11-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 72
Posted By Smiling Spectre
You have amazingly good amount of info. Too bad...

You have amazingly good amount of info. Too bad it's not enough to decipher game with sureness if you (me) never seen it.

It's obviously falls into "Adventure" and "FMV" categories.

So, wild guess...
Forum: Gaming Zone 09-11-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 94
Posted By Smiling Spectre
You are overcomplicating things, Scatty. I just...

You are overcomplicating things, Scatty.

I just tried full version of Y3. Works fine (and really have sbdrv in game set. And simply run it with included sw.bat).

So most probably it's broken game...
Forum: Forgotten Games Bureau 07-11-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 64
Posted By Smiling Spectre
While I never heard about the game, the plot...

While I never heard about the game, the plot strikingly similar to Hitchhiker's Guide to Galaxy. There President of Universe hijacks fastest ship prototype, Heart of Gold. :)

Coming to matters, what...
Forum: Gaming Zone 07-11-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 951
Posted By Smiling Spectre
Funny enough, I stumble on this trilogy...

Funny enough, I stumble on this trilogy approximately once per year. Mostly on Abandonia, but in other places too. :)
Forum: Gaming Zone 05-11-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 951
Posted By Smiling Spectre
Do you mean Clouds of Xeen, or World of Xeen? In...

Do you mean Clouds of Xeen, or World of Xeen? In first case you missed, like, 2/3 of the game...
Forum: Tech Corner 05-11-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,937
Posted By Smiling Spectre
"Fascist" is structure where (supposedly, at...

"Fascist" is structure where (supposedly, at least) everything made for sake of society, and there is one leader who (presumably) is the "Voice of the people", and every his action treated as last...
Forum: O 05-11-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,932
Posted By Smiling Spectre
1. I believe, it works for old-games.com, but...

1. I believe, it works for old-games.com, but only 2 files per day, no?
2. Oh, it's everywhere, in spades. Sorry, mistaken with OMF 2097.
Forum: Cold Cases 01-11-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,369
Posted By Smiling Spectre
Well, DOS-game can be the thing too. Actually,...

Well, DOS-game can be the thing too. Actually, DOS-market (especially in it's lower, shareware-freeware-port part) is still somewhat terra incognita, just as Windows 3.1. You always can found gem...
Forum: Tech Corner 01-11-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,937
Posted By Smiling Spectre
I am not sure that you use "fascist" word right,...

I am not sure that you use "fascist" word right, yoga. But it's your right, anyway. ;)
Forum: Cold Cases 31-10-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,369
Posted By Smiling Spectre
Well, totally. WinUAE is free, and there is also...

Well, totally. WinUAE is free, and there is also Amiga Forever (with embedded WinUAE) that sold tuned-up disk with Amiga games+Emulator long years already. Try to install game under emulator...
Forum: Cold Cases 30-10-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,369
Posted By Smiling Spectre
Is it looks like CarVup...

Is it looks like CarVup (https://www.mobygames.com/game/carvup/screenshots) maybe? This one haven't PC release, but maybe something similar...
Forum: Cold Cases 30-10-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,369
Posted By Smiling Spectre
Island Connection...

Island Connection (https://archive.org/details/islandconnexion) is straight remake.

Original presumably was on PC too, but it seems it's straight _port_, and never was published outside of Japan on...
Forum: Tech Corner 30-10-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,937
Posted By Smiling Spectre
Actually, it's not so great idea already. WinXP...

Actually, it's not so great idea already. WinXP is out of support, and Win7 is at brink of it. Essentially, it means that you either you had to tie yourself to old slow hardware to give XP a breath,...
Forum: Gaming Zone 22-10-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By Smiling Spectre
Confirming: it's Amiga. So you need Amiga...

Confirming: it's Amiga.

So you need Amiga emulator instead DOSBox, obviously.
Forum: Community News & Feedback 22-10-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 65,042
Posted By Smiling Spectre
Well, theoretically speaking, screenshots always...

Well, theoretically speaking, screenshots always can be replaced... But I am not a person to do that.
Forum: Tech Corner 22-10-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,937
Posted By Smiling Spectre
Nah, in _my_ case all this options exists too...

Nah, in _my_ case all this options exists too (and I have Pro), but "Delivery optimization" visible on screenshot is below them. So, it seems, it absent for home edition really.
Forum: Forgotten Games Bureau 15-10-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By Smiling Spectre
It hardly lost, as Archive.org...

It hardly lost, as Archive.org (https://archive.org/search.php?query=Explore%20the%20World%20of%20Software) have tons of SW-discs, and amount keeps growing.

But a) your exact disc is missing so far...
Forum: Gaming Zone 15-10-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By Smiling Spectre
First question: where you got the game? I need to...

First question: where you got the game? I need to see what you see to help, you know. :)
Forum: Approved Requests 09-10-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,681
Posted By Smiling Spectre
Did you try to contact eXo? Known as eXoDOS...

Did you try to contact eXo? Known as eXoDOS (http://www.abandonia.com/vbullet/member.php?u=245309) here. He is most enthusiastic DOS-collector I ever seen in years. One of several who not simply...
Forum: Gaming Zone 09-10-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By Smiling Spectre
Abandonware-France...

Abandonware-France (https://www.abandonware-france.org/ltf_abandon/ltf_galeries.php?id=808&galerie=16) have some scans. For French CD, unfortunately, at least, some of them.

And here is...
Forum: Gaming Zone 04-10-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By Smiling Spectre
Was it _ever_ sold with manual? All sources I...

Was it _ever_ sold with manual? All sources I found hinted that docs is on CD. Here (http://omf.niraj.ws/2097downloads.htm) it's claimed that they have the CD. But manual from this CD is on Abandonia...
Forum: Tech Corner 03-10-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By Smiling Spectre
And if we are here, I, for myself, truly...

And if we are here, I, for myself, truly recommend XNView (https://www.xnview.com/en/). Similar to Irfan, but as for me, more diverse (in terms of formats) with about the same capabilities overall....
Forum: Tutorials 02-10-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 491
Posted By Smiling Spectre
It's in Thread Tools - Moderation - Edit Thread....

It's in Thread Tools - Moderation - Edit Thread. I thought, it's accessible for thread author. Seems, no. Ok.

And you are welcome.
Forum: Gaming Zone 01-10-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 677
Posted By Smiling Spectre
Wow. 256 colors? Really? :) Yoga, I believe, you...

Wow. 256 colors? Really? :)

Yoga, I believe, you would be much better with True color jpg/85% compression.
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