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Old 25-06-2008, 01:54 AM   #1
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I've have been looking for an oil game I played when I was younger. I looked at both of the oil barons on the internet and neither are them are it.

It was basically portrayed on a flat gray board. You could buy squares of stock and they would either go up or down and multiply the squares. You won at the end if you had the most money I think...
I know one of the pictures on a stock tile is a bank. I also know it might of been on a Jaycee Shareware disc.

Besides that, I'm clueless. Anyone have any ideas?
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Old 25-06-2008, 04:57 AM   #2
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i think you are looking for oil imperium also known as black gold, you can find it at www.the-underdogs.info
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Old 30-06-2008, 05:52 PM   #3
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Nope, after much searching through my labyrinths of CD's, I managed to find the shareware CD. I have took a picture of it. And while it claims to expire in 45 days, I think it is broken or cracked as it has not expired in the past.

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Old 30-06-2008, 06:17 PM   #4
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Many of those old things have simply a reminder, or even not that.
The 45 days period was simply a try before you buy thing.
Was common in those days, peeps would simply pay for the game when the 45 days were expired and they wished to play further.

How was that called...... ?????? Oh yeah, honnesty.
Usually the fees were really low.
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Old 01-07-2008, 01:18 AM   #5
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Ah yes, honesty with two n's. Everything in those days were better. . Thanks for the info though.
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Old 01-07-2008, 06:13 AM   #6
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There certainly are readme files enclosed, would you please attach them here? (Why am I interested in all those strange games?...)
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Old 02-07-2008, 03:59 PM   #7
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I'll attach the read me file later today. I'm on a different computer right now.
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Old 02-07-2008, 05:39 PM   #8
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Here we go. There was only one TXT file, so I converted the File_ID which was DIZ file to TXT. There is also a very large help file for the size of the actual game. The entire folder takes up 56 kilobytes, and the the help file is around 50. It's a window help file so I have no clue how to convert it.

It works fine in XP (I usually play on a 98' I have), but some of the graphics look weird, as the colors are different shades (aka say light blue instead of dark)

It's by a guy named Al Funk and anyone can phone the guy if they so wish (IT's in the registeration file.
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Old 04-07-2008, 05:07 PM   #9
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Many thanks!
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