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HVB Barneveld and HVB Software

 
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Frenkel
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:38 am     Post subject: HVB Barneveld and HVB Software Reply with quote

I came across this tweet:
PlayDOSGames.com wrote:
I would like to get in contact with "HVB Barneveld" or "HVB Software", who developed and published Dutch DOS games from 1990-1992. After trying for a couple of years without success, let's see the power of Twitter: please contact us!



  • They're also known as HVB Digitaal B.V.
  • I think HVB stands for Henk van Beek, because of the post at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/comp.lang.javascript/lSO9ikTuOA4 and I think he's from Barneveld, The Netherlands.
  • They released over 800 programs according to their 10 year anniversary CD-ROM. An image of the front of that CD-ROM is on this page
  • I once saw on the Internet a resume from someone else than Henk van Beek who created games for HVB and it said the games had to work on every PC. This means only they could only use text mode based graphics and PC speaker sound effects.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:00 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing the info! Never really could get confirmed the owner was Henk van Beek, until now. At the Dutch Chamber of Commerce I could find there were multiple HVB companies over the years, unfortunately all are gone now and contact data is no longer valid...

I found over 40 games of them on my dad's old floppies and would like to add them to playdosgames.com, but only if I have permission from the author.

You brought me one small step further in my search for the owner, thanks Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:37 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Joris, how's life? Can't get you on MSN anymore Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:14 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Joris wrote:
I found over 40 games of them on my dad's old floppies and would like to add them to playdosgames.com, but only if I have permission from the author.


I was wondering, which HVB games do you have that aren't on the Mobygames' list of HVB games?

5-Letter-Kruiswoord
5-Seconden
21-en
Bind-Woord
Boggle (a.k.a. Woordenslag)
Boter kaas en eieren
Clearer
Covering
Cijfer-puzzel
Dobbel
Driester
Duits
Euro-stad
Galgje
Gokkast
Hoofdrekenen
Kruiswoord
Master Mind
Memory
Mens Erger Je Niet
Nederland
Othello
Pac
PC-Tennis
Pesten
Provincies
Rondgang
Schieten
Scrabble
Stuiter
Tetris
Vier op een rij
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:53 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Frenkel,

Here's the list of games I have:
Code:

21-en                     1991
4 Letter Kruiswoord     1990
5 Letter Kruiswoord     1990
5 Seconden
Bind-Woord              1992
Boter Kaas En Eieren  1990
Cijfer-Puzzel            1991
Clearer                   1991
Covering
Driester
Duits                     1991
Eurostad
Galgje                   1990
Gokkast                   1990
Hoog-Laag                1991
Hunter
Klaverjas                1990
Kono                     1991
Kruiswoord              1990
Mastermind              1990
Memory                   1991
Mens Erger Je Niet     1990
Monopoly                1990
Morse                     1991
Nederland                1991
Pac
Patience                1990
PC-Tennis                1991
Provincies
Rondgang                1992
Schieten                1991
Sneltype                1991
Solitaire                1991
Squares                   1992
Stapelen                1991
Stuiter
Tetris
Typecursus              1991
Vier Op Een Rij          1990
Woordenslag              1990
Woordschudden            1990
Yahtzee                   1990


That makes the following games are not on Mobygames' list:
Code:

4 Letter Kruiswoord     1990
Hoog-Laag                1991
Hunter
Klaverjas                1990
Kono                     1991
Monopoly                1990
Morse                     1991
Patience                1990
Sneltype                1991
Solitaire               1991
Squares                   1992
Stapelen                1991
Typecursus              1991
Woordschudden         1990
Yahtzee                   1990
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:48 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a couple of those game and I can add them to MobyGames.
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