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Old 12-02-2013, 10:49 AM   #1
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Question Webfoot Technologies shareware games

Recently I've found an archived copy of Webfoot Technologies' website, which seems to have been one of the early Internet-based shareware publishers (the company is still active today BTW). These guys published Inner Worlds among other things (and their site has some rare Inner Worlds artwork, just scroll down the catalogue page).

Anyway, there are quite a few very nice games in their catalogue, with such items as 4th Generation, B.A.D. and Interpose being particularly interesting. You can view assorted screenshots from each game by clicking on the "Screen Shots" option on respective pages - most pages have all screenshots archived.

The problem here is that it's not that easy to track down the shareware distributives of these games at all. For example, dosgames.com has a download of Interpose (available on this page), however judging by the file size it's just the "lite" version (ip_tiny.exe), whereas there's also a regular shareware version which is 11 Mb in size (interpos.exe), and a special "Christmas Edition" (ipxmas.exe).

There's also a plain files version of Interpose shareware at cd.textfiles.com:
http://cd.textfiles.com/101bg7/SHOOTEM/WTIPDT/

So far I've located only one file that seems like the original distributive, of the game Delta Hydra. The download is available here:
http://volftp.tiscali.it/pub/pc/wind...y/deltahyd.exe

cd.textfiles.com also have archives of Yendorian Tales II and Yendorian Tales III, mostly in zipped form, but the EXE installer inside also seems original (e.g. this file).

[Edit] Found a demo of 4th Generation: 4THGEN.ZIP

[Edit2] Okay, a quick search through the Public Shareware Library CDs at cd.textfiles.com gave the following games:
Bubble Pop: BUBBLEPP.ZIP
H2O: H2OGAME.ZIP
TwinBlok: TWINBLOK.ZIP
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Old 12-02-2013, 02:49 PM   #2
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Found the archived copy of Twilight Zone Software's website, and there are working download links for the small demo and the Christmas Edition at their Interpose page.
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Old 13-02-2013, 06:37 PM   #3
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B.A.D. is on CD.TEXTFILES.COM too.
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Nice catch, tanks a lot! I missed that one
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Old 06-04-2013, 04:29 PM   #5
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Here's the shareware version of Yendorian Tales: The Tyrants of Thaine: YENDOR3.ZIP
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More details on the shareware releases of Yendorian Tales:

Yendorian Tales Book I: Chapter 2:
Version 1.13: YENDOR2.ZIP
Version 2.10: YENDOR2.ZIP
Version 2.10: YENDOR2.ZIP [includes ordering information for Australian customers]

Yendorian Tales: The Tyrants of Thaine:
Version 1.0: YENDOR3.ZIP
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Here's the archived copy of SW Games, the developers of the Yendorian Tales trilogy:
http://web.archive.org/web/200504081...com/index.html

Their downloads page includes latest versions of all three shareware episodes:

Yendorian Tales Book I shareware: yendor1.exe
Yendorian Tales Book I CHAPTER 2 shareware v2.10: yendor2.exe
Yendorian Tales Book I CHAPTER 2 shareware patch to v2.11: y2ver211.zip
Yendorian Tales: The Tyrants of Thaine shareware v2.01: yendor3.exe
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All links above work fine except for the Yendorian Tales Chapter 2 patch to v2.11, which is a shame since that patch seems to be super rare.
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Two more games from the archived pages:
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Here's the Webfoot installer of Inner Worlds shareware (zipped): INNERW.ZIP
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