Some missing game versions

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Re: Some missing game versions

Post by MrFlibble » January 6th, 2016, 3:54 pm

You should probably ask Litude, but frankly I haven't heard from him in a while. I hope everything's fine with him!

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Re: Some missing game versions

Post by Cire » January 7th, 2016, 10:13 am

Yeah, I hope so too.

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Re: Some missing game versions

Post by MrFlibble » January 7th, 2016, 10:56 am

For the record, I used Hallfiry's catalogue to search for versions of Doom 95, but only found the Jun 6 version and an earlier one:
http://www.kultcds.com/Catalog/index.ph ... dn=&descr=

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Re: Some missing game versions

Post by MrFlibble » February 24th, 2016, 3:32 pm

DOSGuy wrote:I used Archive.org to look up Reality Studios' old website (http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://pur ... /reality/*). None of the pages are archived, but I can see that a file called cyberkid.exe was crawled, so that seems to support that Reality distributed a self-extracting archive of the Cyberboard Kid demo. A number of websites, including Happy Puppy, had links to a file called cyberkid.exe. Most list the size as "4157 KB" or 4,257,229 bytes
Thanks to Hallfiry's catalogue this version was found on a French magazine cover CD. Here's the download link for the file: CYBERKID.EXE

This is a self-extracting DOS ZIP archive, as opposed to the GAME_BKP.EXE file mentioned previously, which is a self-extracting LHA archive. The date stamps on all files are from Jan 17, 1996, except for VENDOR.DOC which is from Feb 17, 1996. The contents of this CYBERKID.EXE file are identical to those of the file cyberkid.zip which is already on the site.

You might also be interested in another version which was distributed by the German publisher CDV and only came as a split version in three parts: cyril01.exe, cyril02.exe, cyril03.exe. It contains a De-ICE installer. Interestingly, while this version equally claims to be v0.51, the date stamps on files and the copyright notice are from 1995, making this the earliest known version. The installer files have date stamps from Jan 25, 1996.

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Re: Some missing game versions

Post by MrFlibble » March 16th, 2016, 1:04 pm

I have just verified that the shareware version of Rise of the Triad v1.1 found here is authentic (except that the file needs to be renamed to 1rott11.zip), as it has the Apogee authenticity verification signature. It also has the Software Creations BBS comment, a feature that Litude mentioned here.

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Re: Some missing game versions

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Re: Some missing game versions

Post by MrFlibble » February 16th, 2017, 3:45 am

I just found a newer version of the MDK Internet demo, identifying itself as v3.0: mdkpcw95.exe

This file includes both the DOS and the Windows version of the demo. The demo is dated 13 March 1997.

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Re: Some missing game versions

Post by MrFlibble » May 11th, 2017, 8:02 am

Transport Tycoon Deluxe
Playable demo: TT_TOY.ZIP

I found this on a magazine coverdisk using Hallfiry's catalogue. The playable demo includes two scenarios using the "candyland" tileset. The version number is 2.01.119 and the date is 24 October 1995.

Death Rally
In 2009, Remedy released a free Windows version of the game which only includes single player, while an enhanced version with network play is sold via Steam. The free download was hosted by the Joystiq magazine website which is now down, but a mirror is available here.

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Re: Some missing game versions

Post by MrFlibble » June 22nd, 2017, 7:33 am

The Terminator: Future Shock
Demo v0.142: shockdem.zip

This is v0.142, which was released only a few hours before the already known v0.144. The only file different between these two releases is SHOCK.EXE. Apparently some kind of bug was discovered shortly after the release of v0.142 which prompted such a hasty update.

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