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Old 02-01-2019, 04:12 PM   #1
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Hey Guys im so glad this site exists!

Im looking for an old game from about the 90s which I probably played on a win 95? PC from a shareware/freeware cd when I was a kid. I think it was some kind of RPG.

I can remember the following things:

i played in some kind of maze
graphics were kinda pixelated and view was 2D top down (as far as i know the graphics of ultima 5 seem similar) (i think the floor was red and there was some black or brown fog of war which covered the tiles you didnt uncover)
sometimes you encounter other beings like squires or wizards or even trolls/ogres and maybe an amazon? but i dont know if you could actually see them or they just spawned on you like pokemon
Sometimes you had to fight them but you could also ask them to join you
you could step on snakes (i think they were green) and sometimes one of your partymembers died from it. I remember passing snakes just to find a dead end and dying on the way back cause it bit me then.

I hope this is enough to recognize the game I'm looking for.

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Old 11-01-2019, 12:16 PM   #2
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Too little info. Except "Shareware", "Party" and "Snakes" parts, it can be virtually anything. Try to remember something more distinct: is it rogue-like or "fixed" RPG? (i.e. labirynth makes anew each time you play, or always the same?). What interface do you have? (Mouse clicks, keyboard, windowses, auto-map - all such things). What is your intended goal? (Descent to 50th level, find lost ring, pursue the Dragon?..) What is your combat (Bumping into enemy, Final Fantasy fixed parties combat, full tactical view?). What about magic? (Select from list, read scrolls, collecting runes?..)

Let me do some wild guesses of popular shareware entries of the era while you are answering:

Castle of the Winds. Most probably, it's not it, as there is no party and different theme, but dungeon is here, and maybe it will trigger some thoughts about interface.

Exile. Party, sometimes background, dungeons, and I am pretty sure there are snakes.

Mordor. Dungeon and party, and snakes are there, indeed.
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Old 25-01-2019, 03:59 PM   #3
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Hey thanks for the Help.

If I remember correctly it was a Game on this CD:

https://archive.org/details/GamePowe...PPComputer1995

I tried to run all the games via Dosbox but there are some which need Win 3.1 i guess because i cant run them on dosbox.

The Game Exile: Escape from the pit looks similar, but i can't remember other party members being shown. The game I played had no special names for the characters, they were usually called "Squire" or something else. And I can remember the Squire looking a bit like some gay version of he-man, standing upright and holding a sword in both hands (not like a battle stance, more like a guard). I can't remember the purpose of the game or if it was rogue like, cause I was around 7 or 8 years old when i played it and i didn't understand english that much . I Remember walking around in some kind of dungeon bumping into creatures that may join you or not. I can remember that you would see a big picture of them on the right side of the screen, when you were talking/fighting to/with them, while your character was on the left. I think i can remember that you can choose who fights the opponent, and i can remember the squire having a stat of 2, while the ogre/troll had 5?

I can remember a message being shown if you stepped on said snakes like "You stepped (onto/into) a snake(pit), X fell dead"...or something similar.

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Too little info. Except "Shareware", "Party" and "Snakes" parts, it can be virtually anything. Try to remember something more distinct: is it rogue-like or "fixed" RPG? (i.e. labirynth makes anew each time you play, or always the same?). What interface do you have? (Mouse clicks, keyboard, windowses, auto-map - all such things). What is your intended goal? (Descent to 50th level, find lost ring, pursue the Dragon?..) What is your combat (Bumping into enemy, Final Fantasy fixed parties combat, full tactical view?). What about magic? (Select from list, read scrolls, collecting runes?..)

Let me do some wild guesses of popular shareware entries of the era while you are answering:

Castle of the Winds. Most probably, it's not it, as there is no party and different theme, but dungeon is here, and maybe it will trigger some thoughts about interface.

Exile. Party, sometimes background, dungeons, and I am pretty sure there are snakes.

Mordor. Dungeon and party, and snakes are there, indeed.
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Old 30-01-2019, 05:47 AM   #4
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Oh, my favorite, German broken shareware CD! (And I even doesn't speak Deutch...)

Actually, I checked everything, and found nothing. One Dungeon Master clone, named Dungeon Warrior, and no RPGs with bird's eye view. :/ Are you _sure_ that it's right CD?

I didn't check several German games though, that are Windows and requires installation. I assumed by your reply that game _is_ English, right?

Also, you totally can check Win3.1 games in DOSBox. Because Win3.1 itself is DOS program. You need installed Win3.1 pack though - and I believe right there, in Abandonia, you can found it somewhere in the forums (check this thread).

Wait, it _wasn't_ really this DM clone, right? Because reading your description, it _can_ be it, even if your description is misleading... Check the screen, please?
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