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Old 26-05-2012, 05:01 PM   #71
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The Strife "teaser" demo has some notable differences from the starting part of the full game, although it's not an entirely new level set. The demo is also based on an earlier version of the engine, as indicated by the people behind the reverse-engineered source port of the full game. On the whole, the demo of Strife gives a glimpse of what seems to be an early version of the starting levels in the game.
Download Strife teaser v1.0 and v1.1
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It turns out that the Fallout demo also contains a scenario that is not included in the full game.
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Old 18-06-2012, 08:00 PM   #73
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As far as I can tell, the two Tha'roon missions from theWar Wind demo v1.2 have been specifically made for demonstration purposes. The demo itself can be found here:
http://volftp.tiscali.it/pub/pc/wind...tegy/wwd12.exe

I'm not sure if the same applies to the other, earlier demo that has 4 missions (one per each race). At least, IIRC, the Obblinox demo seems to be from the full game. (The earlier demo appears to be more widely available, e.g. from C|NET Downloads).
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Old 25-06-2012, 04:39 PM   #74
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Esoteria had a special demo called "Esoteria: Prequel", serving as a prequel to the game's story.
Further, the demos were the only versions of the game to feature 3DFX-compatibile executables: the one seemingly included with the retail version is dummied out with a message that the game does not support 3DFX. (note that the demo executables work with the full version)
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Old 26-06-2012, 11:59 AM   #75
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As far as I can tell, the two Tha'roon missions from theWar Wind demo v1.2 have been specifically made for demonstration purposes. The demo itself can be found here:
http://volftp.tiscali.it/pub/pc/wind...tegy/wwd12.exe

I'm not sure if the same applies to the other, earlier demo that has 4 missions (one per each race). At least, IIRC, the Obblinox demo seems to be from the full game. (The earlier demo appears to be more widely available, e.g. from C|NET Downloads).

Dear MrFlibble,
may i say Thanks a lot for
these nice links YOU provide.

I DL some old but nice forgotten games immediately.

God Bless You!

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Old 27-06-2012, 06:30 PM   #76
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Dear MrFlibble,
may i say Thanks a lot for
these nice links YOU provide.

I DL some old but nice forgotten games immediately.

God Bless You!

yoga the brave
Oh, you're welcome! I'm happy you like 'em

BTW, I've been digging quite a few FTPs and websites for old demo downloads. The Italian site where the War Wind demo comes from has quite a bunch of interesting files, but for some reason (poor maintenance most probably) it's tricky to navigate - there are no directory listings at all. Here are some of the directories out there:
http://volftp.tiscali.it/pub/pc/msdos/games/
http://volftp.tiscali.it/pub/pc/msdos/games/arcade/
http://volftp.tiscali.it/pub/pc/msdos/games/demos/
http://volftp.tiscali.it/pub/pc/windows/win3xx/games/
http://volftp.tiscali.it/pub/pc/windows/win95/games/
http://volftp.tiscali.it/pub/pc/wind.../games/arcade/
http://volftp.tiscali.it/pub/pc/wind...5/games/demos/
http://volftp.tiscali.it/pub/pc/wind...n95/games/rpg/
http://volftp.tiscali.it/pub/pc/wind...ames/strategy/
http://volftp.tiscali.it/pub/pc/windows/win98/games/
http://volftp.tiscali.it/pub/pc/wind.../games/arcade/
http://volftp.tiscali.it/pub/pc/wind...8/games/demos/
http://volftp.tiscali.it/pub/pc/wind...n98/games/rpg/
http://volftp.tiscali.it/pub/pc/wind...s/simulations/
http://volftp.tiscali.it/pub/pc/wind...ulations/cars/
http://volftp.tiscali.it/pub/pc/wind...ames/strategy/
IMPORTANT! These links will only work if you copy paste them into your browser's address bar manually, otherwise they'll redirect you to the website's current main page.

Also, the links on those pages won't work either unless you copy the download link to a file and change "ftp://ftp.volftp.mondadori.com/" to "http://volftp.tiscali.it/"

That said, here are a few more FTPs that work the standard way:
ftp://ftp.gameaholic.com/pub/
ftp://ftp.gamers.org/pub/mirrors/ftp.gamesdomain.co.uk/
ftp://ftp.farlep.net/pub/clubix/demo/
ftp://ftp.farlep.net/pub/clubix/demo2/
ftp://ftp.farlep.net/pub/clubix/demo3/
ftp://ftp.peliplaneetta.net/pelidemot/
ftp://ftp.piotrkosoft.net/pub/windows/games/
ftp://mirror.iprimus.com.au/games/
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poor maintenance most probably
Most likely no maintenance at all - the fact that you get redirected only proves these files were simply forgotten. Thanks for the links!
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Here's what appears to be the demo of Star Wars: Dark Forces from the Full Throttle CD (or maybe from the Dark Forces CD, I've heard that it contains the demo as well) - somehow it got onto a third-party compilation demo CD:
http://cd.textfiles.com/qsamania2/MA...DEMO/LUCASART/

The reported version number is 0.16D (as opposed to 0.163D for the downloadable demo you can get from LucasArts' FTP), however I haven't noticed any differences in the level design or gameplay, just some of the files are different or modified to make it install and run from a CD. The date stamp on the files is actually from March 1995, while the downloadable demo is from 1994.
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Here's a copy of the Zombie Wars demo, with the winter version of the park tileset: http://www.mediafire.com/?iufb9eif9v4d6qo
Here's what seems to be ZWGAME1.ZIP and ZWGAME2.ZIP (which I couldn't find) combined into one archive:
http://cd.textfiles.com/10tons/FILES...RSH/ZWGAME.ZIP

I haven't tried it yet but there's a SETUP.EXE included that presumably installs the demo. Inside there's a LICENSE.TXT that says:
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Copyright 1996/1997 by Gee Whiz! Entertainment. All rights reserved.


THIS IS SHAREWARE
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This is the shareware version of Zombie Wars which allows you to play
one level out of thirty. You are free to distribute the shareware
version of Zombie Wars as long as no files are altered, deleted or
added.
And here are the original files of the earlier Internet Demo A1:
http://cd.textfiles.com/cdaction/cdaction06a/ZOMBIE/
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Here's what seems to be ZWGAME1.ZIP and ZWGAME2.ZIP (which I couldn't find) combined into one archive:
http://cd.textfiles.com/10tons/FILES...RSH/ZWGAME.ZIP
This appears to be about half the game packed into one demo with no replay and savegame options. Nice one.

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And here are the original files of the earlier Internet Demo A1:
http://cd.textfiles.com/cdaction/cdaction06a/ZOMBIE/
I'm not trusting my memory much anymore, but it looks almost the same as the other demo (not 100% sure if the level therein is the same or not)
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