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Re: Various classic gaming websites

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OCUK PC Games - ( INDIE ) ( RETRO ) Database
This is a list of over 300 retro indie games (both complete and WIP), including remakes of well-known PC and Amiga classics.

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Post by MrFlibble » Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:37 am

Classic Old Games - a recently started retro gaming blog with video reviews, by a guy from Brazil (in Portuguese).

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Post by MrFlibble » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:55 am

Flight Sim Flypast
A nice place dedicated to old school flight simulators.

Classic Combat Flight Sims
Exactly what it says on the tin.

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Re: Various classic gaming websites

Post by MrFlibble » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:12 pm

The file archive at Demu.org had finally moved to the Classic PC Games collection at archive.org. It is now possible to browse games by various criteria, including year of release and developer/publisher, but thumbnail view is no longer available.

The original Demu.org website is now primarily focused on game research.

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Re: Various classic gaming websites

Post by Collector » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:00 pm

MrFlibble wrote:The file archive at Demu.org had finally moved to the Classic PC Games collection at archive.org. It is now possible to browse games by various criteria, including year of release and developer/publisher, but thumbnail view is no longer available.

The original Demu.org website is now primarily focused on game research.
Nice to know about this one.
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Re: Various classic gaming websites

Post by MrFlibble » Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:53 pm

An interesting collection of videos:
Shareware Oddities
Obscure DOS Games

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Post by MrFlibble » Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:13 pm

Retro Spirit - a very nice blog dedicated to retro games.

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Post by MrFlibble » Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:44 am

Indie Retro News - a shiny new blog set out to post fresh updates on retro games.

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Re: Various classic gaming websites

Post by MrFlibble » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:25 pm

Retrospec
Retrospec are a team of coders, graphics artists and computer musicians who have gathered together (and are grooving in a cave with a Pict? - Ed.) to bring you the best remakes of old 8 bit games and new original games with a decidedly retro feel that we can. We meet here in the clubhouse - a remarkable building with rooms on at least 5 planets (and a cosmic toilet, baby!)
Also, here's a very informative material on the history of Lobotomy Software:
http://youtu.be/lMUUrFtwHDY

Thanks to Martin of Duke4.net Forums for sharing this.

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Re: Various classic gaming websites

Post by MrFlibble » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:49 pm

A detailed playthrough of Amulets & Armor (with YouTube videos for every level):
http://forums.somethingawful.com/showth ... genumber=1

Another nice YouTube channel, lots of videos of DOS games:
http://www.youtube.com/user/zirkoni88/videos?view=0

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Re: Various classic gaming websites

Post by MrFlibble » Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:01 pm

Hallfiry's CD Index - an incredibly powerful search engine that allows to view contents of more than two thousand magazine cover disks from the 90s and the 2000s. Prominent English, German, French, Polish and other magazines are featured, and links to CD images are present where possible (including links to the Internet Archive's CD Archive).

Kult Cover Disks - The Cover CD & Magazine Archive! - Hallfiry's extensive collection of gaming magazines and magazine cover disks (mostly in German).

Kult Game Downloads - Hallfiry's database of shareware and demo releases of PC games from the 90s and the 2000s, as well as patches and various extras.

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Re: Various classic gaming websites

Post by Collector » Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:34 pm

I was aware of Archive.org's CD archive, but the other links look worth exploring.
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Re: Various classic gaming websites

Post by MrFlibble » Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:45 am

Hallfiry's CD Index is a really powerful tool to research various releases of old games.

There's one feature there which may be not self-evident, if a file interests you you can click on the magnifying glass icon to the left of the file name, and the search engine will provide you with all entries in the database which have exactly the same size and extension.

Also note that sometimes the Index will list no download mirrors for a CD image, but you can check the main site (kultcds.com) and the CD in question will be available from the corresponding magazine page. (This mostly works for German magazines/CDs.)

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Re: Various classic gaming websites

Post by MrFlibble » Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:37 pm

MrFlibble wrote:There's one feature there which may be not self-evident, if a file interests you you can click on the magnifying glass icon to the left of the file name, and the search engine will provide you with all entries in the database which have exactly the same size and extension.
Hallfiry kindly reminded me that you can also drag and drop a files in the search field to easily find all matches in the database (if present). The Index will search for the files that have the same size and extension.

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