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For the sake of convenience, I suggest using a single thread to report all kinds of errors, omissions, broken links etc.

I've just noticed that the page of ShadowCaster for some reason displays the download link for the Oct 15, 1993 demo twice.
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Copy and paste error on my part. Thanks, fixed.
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The links for the S3 and Paradise video drivers for Windows 3.1 on the Drivers page are broken.
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Fixed, thanks.
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Multiplex is listed under games with available source code, but the game page does not have any source downloads nor mentions it being open source, while the original game page appears to have no downloadable source code either?

[Edit] Oh, I see, the readme says "source code available upon request". Have you perchance requested the code from the author while the site was still online?

I'm not sure if such terms for source code distribution really count as "open source" or "available source code".
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It was probably a mistake on my part. Thanks for pointing it out!
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On the other hand, you'll probably want to list Keen Dreams and God of Thunder as games with available source code:
https://github.com/keendreams/keen
https://sourceforge.net/projects/god-of ... -dos-game/
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Thanks for that note, I missed that God of Thunder had its source code released!
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Malvineous wrote: February 7th, 2023, 2:39 am Thanks for that note, I missed that God of Thunder had its source code released!
JIC, I've got a thread at VOGONS which I try to update as soon as I find any more open source(d) DOS games:
Open source DOS games
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I'm getting this error when listing all DOS games:
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Maybe you should increase the total number above 404 and the error will go?
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My new webhost is using a newer version of PHP that is stricter than the version I wrote the site for. I thought I had caught all of that, but I missed that one. Thanks for pointing it out.
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I noticed that the readme of the original Brix 1.0 states that the game is Public Domain:
Release notes:

I release this programm into the public domain, but if you enjoy it
you may send me ANY amount you want (Michael Riedel, Volksbank Karlsruhe,
West Germany, BLZ: 66190000, KtoNr.: 909599) ---- Thanks a lot!!!
However, it is not listed on the always Public Domain page.

Also note that the source code and shareware assets of Abuse are also public domain.
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I just noticed that the Shadow Warrior page contains outdated information:
Availability
Apogee still sells the registered version of this game for $10 by download.

It can be downloaded in a Windows-compatible format from GOG for $5.99.
The full game has become freeware from GOG and Steam a while ago (forgot exactly when).
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I can't get the website to run Castle of the Wind on anything... is that a site bug, or do I need to change settings? I've never seen a pop-up to allow permissions and I've added the site to my whitelist to either allow (or ask) across the board.
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NodDawg wrote: July 9th, 2023, 3:51 pm I can't get the website to run Castle of the Wind on anything...
It seems that this game is supposed to run through Boxedwine, but it doesn't work for me either.
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