Old DOS Shareware Truck Driving Simulator [Big Rig]

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Old DOS Shareware Truck Driving Simulator [Big Rig]

Post by DisgracedCop » May 10th, 2011, 12:50 am

Hey everyone, there's an old shareware game I remember playing years ago which let you simulate the life of a truck driver - deciding on your speed limit, when to stop and sleep, routes to take - things like that. I remember it being mostly text-based, although there might have been some crude images as well. I have fond memories of the game and I really wish I could remember what it was called so any help would be much appreciated.

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Re: Old DOS Shareware Truck Driving Simulator

Post by leilei » May 10th, 2011, 3:17 pm

It's called "BIG RIG". There's also an earlier version (with no colors) called "TRUCKER"

I can not find any registration information on these games. :(
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TRUCKER.ZIP
Trucker!
(9.23 KiB) Downloaded 166 times
BIGRIG.ZIP
Big Rig!
(44.29 KiB) Downloaded 182 times

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Re: Old DOS Shareware Truck Driving Simulator

Post by DisgracedCop » May 10th, 2011, 11:16 pm

That's it, thanks! I love this site, it's so great to get to go back and play stuff like Big Rig, the Hugo games and Teen Agent which I played so much as a kid. I miss the days when you'd get a CD full of random shareware, not knowing what you'd find.

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Re: Old DOS Shareware Truck Driving Simulator

Post by DOSGuy » May 11th, 2011, 5:24 am

Then check out the Compilation CDs section!
Today entirely the maniac there is no excuse with the article.

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Re: Old DOS Shareware Truck Driving Simulator

Post by Bob » May 14th, 2011, 8:08 pm

leilei wrote:It's called "BIG RIG". There's also an earlier version (with no colors) called "TRUCKER"

I can not find any registration information on these games. :(
Hi Leilei:
Re:Trucker.zip: it contains one file - trucker.bas, which is not
a valid .bas file. Does it run on your system? If yes, what OS,
and what Basic Language Interpreter? If no, where did you find
it?

Bob

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Re: Old DOS Shareware Truck Driving Simulator

Post by leilei » May 15th, 2011, 12:22 am

It's a valid BAS, but remember that it's encoded differently when you use GW-BASIC/BASICA to write/load BAS files which is what was used at the time. You gotta love '80s compression.

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