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Re: Places to download shareware games and demo releases

Post by MrFlibble » November 5th, 2014, 3:51 pm

Downloads from Gamesmania Demo Depot: NOTE: This is not the full list.

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Re: Places to download shareware games and demo releases

Post by MrFlibble » November 11th, 2014, 1:24 pm

Manaccom Baron Baldric: A Grave Adventure
  • v1.0 (11.12.1992): baronb.zip
  • v1.0 (11.12.1992): BALDRC12.ZIP [claims to be v1.2; Precision Software Publishing installer]
  • v2.1 (07.04.1993): DISK3590.ZIP [the installer is probably not original]
  • v2.2 (25.04.1993): baron1.zip [the archive has some third-party files]
  • v2.2 (25.04.1993): bald220.arj [German version]

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Re: Places to download shareware games and demo releases

Post by MrFlibble » March 1st, 2015, 2:08 pm

Blue Byte Software
  • The Settlers demo (German): siedemo.exe [file is identical to the one from BB FTP]
  • The Settlers II demo (English): s2demo.exe

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Re: Places to download shareware games and demo releases

Post by MrFlibble » March 16th, 2015, 12:22 pm

Depth Dwellers

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Re: Places to download shareware games and demo releases

Post by MrFlibble » April 8th, 2015, 11:09 am

The HTTP mirror of the University of Michigan FTP appears to have been preserved to some extend by the Wayback Machine:
http://www.umich.edu/~archive/msdos/games/


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Re: Places to download shareware games and demo releases

Post by developertn » May 4th, 2015, 5:59 pm

Jesus Christ!hehe

People who know me know me as a kind person. They know that I am a God loving person who tries to treat everyone with love. The truth is I am a strict person who tries to hold on to some sense of value. I am fair. If I could have ten pretty "compatible" women or 1 woman who is my "soulmate" - I prefer my soulmate. Remember the story of Adam and Eve in The Garden of Eden? Eve is the only soulmate for Adam. God has made only 1 person for Adam. I am looking for my own soulmate.

SOULMATE

That is tough in this present world. How are you going to choose out of 8 billion people the right one who is supposed to be your SOULMATE.

According to The Holy Bible - only if you wait, God gives you the one known as "SOULMATE"!

Anyways, that was a little preview to what I am talking about in games. You go through games testing and think you will never play because you do not like video games. Then one day you bump into a game you realize might be the one.

What if the theory of The Holy Bible can be applied to video games? MrFlibble keeps giving demos and the right person receive it for free because it is meant for them. What if there can be only one just like The Holy Bible says! That would be a true miracle. No matter how much you fight it you cannot break from your "video game SOULMATE".

Well, I tried downloading both versions above and the last version downloaded. I really like how it is made. I have not the chance to play it however I just like the style.

Thank you Jesus Christ that I have my true SOULMATE and no matter what I try I cannot mess around whether it be videogame-soulmate or marriage-soulmate#!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tien Khoa Nguyen :D

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Re: Places to download shareware games and demo releases

Post by MrFlibble » May 5th, 2015, 5:57 am

I'm happy you like these games! Thank you for your kind words!!! :)

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God always wins for me from now on until next lifetime.

Post by developertn » May 5th, 2015, 10:50 am

Well, in the one game I downloaded from here Rogue's Quest. You get to walk around and it is so bold as to have a dungeon of unknown. I am not so foolish as to walk in the dungeon of unknown! haha :D

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Re: Places to download shareware games and demo releases

Post by MrFlibble » May 6th, 2015, 1:02 pm

Tien, may I kindly remind you that when you change the title in the "Subject:" field, on the front page and in the RSS feed this appears to other users as if you have created a separate topic with that title. This might be very confusing to other users. In fact, right now I was under the impression that you have started a new topic here, whereas in fact it is a reply in an existing thread. Users who rely on the RSS feed to view the forums can easily lose track of what post belongs where.

So please do not change the title in the "Subject:" field when posting.

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Re: Places to download shareware games and demo releases

Post by MrFlibble » May 11th, 2015, 7:28 am

Rogue's Quest also has add-on scenarios (dungeons) which were created by players using the supplied scenario editor. The site linked to above had a zip file with all scenarios but it was not preserved by the Wayback Machine. However, another site had separate file downloads which are available:

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Re: Places to download shareware games and demo releases

Post by MrFlibble » June 13th, 2015, 6:23 am

Electronic Music And Graphic (EMAG) Software Inc.

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Post by MrFlibble » June 15th, 2015, 8:22 am

ShareDirect

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Re: Places to download shareware games and demo releases

Post by MrFlibble » June 28th, 2015, 7:19 am

Here's another file archive directory that appears to have been quite well-preserved:
http://bhs.broo.k12.wv.us/pub/ibm/

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Re: Places to download shareware games and demo releases

Post by MrFlibble » July 4th, 2015, 1:39 pm

Here's an FTP mirror of the gamers.org uwp-uml archive:
ftp://ftp.oldskool.org/pub/uwpuml/

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