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Jarkko Huijts

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  1. The original StarCraft is now also freeware: https://us.battle.net/shop/en/product/starcraft
  2. Tyrian has been released as freeware under the name Tyrian 2000. You don't have to tweak DOSBox at all with that version.
  3. Hi, There are quite some classic PC games that I remember from my youth that have been released as freeware in the meanwhile. I thought this might be interesting for some here. I'll list my personal favorites, but the links contain longer lists. I'm not counting games that were released as freeware from the start. https://www.gog.com/games?price=free&sort=title&page=1 Several are available on GOG (good old games). They patch old games such that they will work on modern systems, but for MS-DOS games, they simply use DOSBox (DOS emulator). My favorites: Shadow warrior (FPS with a ninja from the era of Duke Nukem 3D) Tyrian (fun shmup, freeware version was renamed Tyrian 2000) http://scummvm.org/games/ ScummVM is an interpreter for many classic point-and-click adventure games. It only needs the data files from the game and runs on modern systems. Some that have been released as freeware are: Broken Sword 1 & 2 Flight of the Amazon queen Beneath a steel sky Lure of the temptress Drascula: The vampire strikes back https://cncnet.org The classic 2D Command & Conquer real-time strategy games have been released as freeware (listed below). They are no longer available on the Westwood/EA website, but they can be found on third-party websites. The original versions work in DOSBox, but you'll have a better experience using the patched Windows versions from the website above. They work on modern Windows versions (including 10) and give you higher resolution, which is very handy to see more of the map. Command & Conquer (original one, also known as Tiberian dawn) Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun Command & Conquer: Red Alert Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 https://github.com/id-Software id Software has released most of its major classic titles as open source, which has allowed volunteers to port it to other systems and operating systems. Wolfenstein 3D Spear of destiny Return to Castle Wolfenstein Wolfenstein: Enemy territory Doom 1 and 3 Quake 1, 2 and 3 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_commercial_video_games_released_as_freeware Wikipedia lists even more freeware games. Some good ones that are not on the sites above: Alien Carnage / Halloween Harry (platform game) Clyde's Revenge (platform game) One Must Fall: 2097 (fighting game with robots)
  4. I love this theme. It looks great! I've cobbled together a platform fanart image for the NEC PC-FX. I've put the images on Dropbox (should be publicly accessible): https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dip719yfivdvtq9/AABmqc3Aj--iCRXTjiM3UGZ6a?dl=0 What I've put there: Clear logo and device image, based on pictures from Wikipedia. Box collage, based on pictures from MobyGames: one with square boxes and one with rectangular ones. A quick-and-dirty platform fanart image in the same style as the rest of this theme. You'll be able to make a better one though, so that's why I'm sharing my files The xcf files are for GIMP.
  5. I didn't find any images for the NEC PC-FX in the LaunchBox Games Database or this thread yet, so I've put some on Dropbox (should be publicly accessible): https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dip719yfivdvtq9/AABmqc3Aj--iCRXTjiM3UGZ6a?dl=0 What I've put there: High-resolution device image from Wikipedia. Has white background. Device image with transparent background. Clear logo from Wikipedia (in vector format, SVG). Simplified clear logo with transparent background and white letters (instead of black). I also removed the subtitle in small font ("multimedia entertainment player PC-FX"), because I can't get it to look nice in the platform logo wheel in big box mode.
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