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Old October 21st, 2006, 10:37 AM
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List of Free Games

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Information about running old games
An Urgent Plea From Oracle128 (or: How You Can Help Out Too)

The Games:
Now indexing 531 games.

Lists for Action, Adventure, Arcade, Board Game, Driving/Racing, Fighting, FPS, Online RPG in this post.
Lists for Platform, Puzzle, RPG, RTS, Shooter, Simulation, Sports, Turn-Based Strategy and Various/Compilation continued in INDEX 2


Individual games only please, links to huge lists of games aren't helpful. Use the official site where possible, otherwise use a fan site or the site with the most information about the game, or at least, a working download. Screenshots are extremely helpful. No trials, warez, adware/spyware. Registerware and nagware is ok if it's worth it. If you want to add abandonware, check with a moderator, these may need to be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. If you post, turn off your signature.

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Last edited by oracle128; April 8th, 2007 at 12:04 PM. Reason: added #530 (Rumble Box) to #531 (Silkroad Online)


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Old October 21st, 2006, 11:03 AM
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Fear Combat Multiplayer
**see post #53**
http://www.joinfear.com/main
First person shooteR
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Multiplayer only you have to register for your free cd key and download
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Old October 21st, 2006, 11:20 AM
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Old October 21st, 2006, 11:21 AM
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Old Games
Many old games, particularly those that were designed for MS-DOS, may not run properly under modern systems. This post describes several ways to get these games running.

Windows - compatibility mode
Windows XP includes a Compatibility Mode for running older Windows games in XP. In some cases, it even works with DOS games if you set the mode for Windows 95 or 98 compatibility. Microsoft.com has a page dedicated to this feature: Run Older Programs on Windows XP

Emulators
DOSBox is a popular tool to emulate DOS functionality under Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and other operating systems. DOSEMU is another one for Linux. These emulators should get old DOS games working under just about any modern operating system. www.emulators.com has various Mac OS 7/8 and Atari emulators for Windows and DOS.
PearPC is a PowerPC emulator for various systems - essentially, this could allow you to run Mac OS X (PPC) on an x86 (Intel/AMD) PC. For running Linux applications on other systems without resorting to full virtual machines or a proper Linux install, check out LINE or Cooperative Linux.

Booting
Often, the best way to get a program to run is to do so in its native environment, or as close to it as possible. This usually involves installing another operating system on the harddrive alongside your current one (eg. on another partition/drive), but can also be done by booting from a CD, floppy or USB drive. Most versions of Windows come with the ability to format a floppy disk with a DOS bootup. Instructions here. FreeDOS is an alternative. For Linux applications, you'll need to download an image of your Linux distribution of choice and install it, probably from CD/DVD - though some distros, such as Damn Small Linux, are small enough to boot from a USB drive. There are some Linux distros that can run from a floppy disk, but these aren't usually suitable for Linux games.

Mac users have the advantage here - an Intel-based Mac can run Mac OS X and Windows XP natively, as well as Linux and DOS from boot. Mac OS X for Intel is not designed to run natively on an x86 Windows PC, but it is possible with some unsupported hacks. This setup is not always stable, depending on the specific hardware used; it's also not legal, since it involves modifying OS X.

Liero
A quick note on Liero - it will work fine in Windows xP without extra effort, but only with sound disabled. Running it with the "/n" command line switch disables sound, allowing it to run. Most downloads of the game come with a batch file (WINXP.BAT) which will do this for you.
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Old October 21st, 2006, 11:38 AM
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Name: 3D Ant Attack
URL: http://www.urbaninteractive.net/port...d=23&Itemid=43
Genre: Puzzle
Platform: Win32
Notes/Comment: Remake of a ZX Spectrum game
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Name: 3D Bubble Bobble
URL: http://www.teamxtcgames.com/3d_bubble_bobble.htm
Genre: Puzzle
Platform: Win32
Notes/Comment: 3D version of Bubble Bobble (aka Puzzle Bobble or Bust-a-Move)
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Name: 3D Draughts
URL: http://www.teamxtcgames.com/3d_draughts.htm
Genre: Board Game
Platform: Win32
Notes/Comment: Also known as Checkers
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Name: 3D Snake
URL: http://markus_ilmola.tripod.com/3dsnake.htm
Genre: Puzzle
Platform: Win32
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Name: A7Xpg
URL: http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~cs8k-cyu...s/a7xpg_e.html
Genre: Shooter
Platform: Win32
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Name: ADF: Aviator
URL: http://www.defencejobs.gov.au/default.asp?p=500
Genre: Simulation
Platform: Win32
Notes/Comment: Australian Defense Force recruitment game. Registration required
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Name: Adventure Fun-Pack
URL: http://www.3drealms.com/downloads.html
Genre: Adventure
Platform: DOS
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Name: Altered Quest
URL: http://www.teamxtcgames.com/altered_quest.htm
Genre: Online RPG
Platform: Win32
Notes/Comment: Online RPG
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no dwarf fortress?


Name: Dwarf Fortress
URL: http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/
Genre: RTS or roguelike
Platform: Windows
Notes/Comment: Entirely text based, incredibly gory.
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Name: America's Army
URL: http://www.americasarmy.com/
Genre: FPS
Platform: Win32
Notes/Comment: US Army recruitment game
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Name: Anacreon
URL: http://neurohack.com/anacreon/Downloads.html
Genre: Turn Based Strategy
Platform: Win32, DOS
Notes/Comment: Both DOS and Windows versions are available
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