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by Hennie
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: Identify old PC adventure game from picture
Replies: 6
Views: 5670

Just gonna chip in here, I scanned through the game list, Googled up images of each and the only game who's layout corresponded with OP's is "Future Wars". It's almost certainly the same game, just a wide variety of scenes due to supposed time travel; Quadko has a point there. On a differe...
by Hennie
Thu May 18, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: Parsifal [Solved]
Replies: 35
Views: 39290

If that is the case, chances are that it might have been part of a compilation disk or floppy. Small, obscure games are often added to shareware compilations, just to decrease costs (as opposed to a stand-alone release) and to increase chances of people trying it out. You think anything of this sort...
by Hennie
Wed May 17, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: Parsifal [Solved]
Replies: 35
Views: 39290

Well, good luck to him, the only mention of this game is on this lone forum, nothing more, it's pitch-black darkness beyond this single ray of light :blah:
by Hennie
Wed May 17, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: 1990s 1st person PointClick adventure DOS w Dragons[Solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 4576

Happy to help! If you want to take it further, you could request the 'manual' mentioned in the Trivia section, at the bottom of the MobyGames entry. The author is alive and well, and seemingly quite active on Twitter. Shouldn't have a problem contacting him, unlike authors' of other shareware titles...
by Hennie
Tue May 16, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: 1990s 1st person PointClick adventure DOS w Dragons[Solved]
Replies: 4
Views: 4576

That would be "The Palace of Deceit: The Dragon's Plight" by Cliff Bleszinski, released in 1992. Not too sure if I may provide a link here, but a simple Google search would reveal the archive.org website where the game is playable in the browser. There's a download too, so knock yourself o...
by Hennie
Mon May 15, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Runner 1.0 Error (Windows 3.1 Game)
Replies: 21
Views: 28986

Alright, the process seems familiar enough, had to use similar .IMG and .ISO files for my Windows OS setups in DOSBox. All the necessary files are downloaded onto my laptop, just need to find some time for setting it up. Also have a couple of guides ready, after a simple Google search, there's lots ...
by Hennie
Fri May 12, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Runner 1.0 Error (Windows 3.1 Game)
Replies: 21
Views: 28986

Quadko, thank you for your trouble with VirtualPC, glad to see there's finally an option to enjoy Runner, apart from running an ancient OS machine. Are there any tutorials you recommend for getting it up and running? Usually one setup guide isn't sufficient, as I've found with installing Win95 :shif...
by Hennie
Thu May 11, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: Parsifal [Solved]
Replies: 35
Views: 39290

Personally, I've never played this game nor even knew of its existence, yet the concept intrigues me, pieces of the Grail just lying around :laugh:. Hopefully the developer is still around to share it, strange that he went quiet all of a sudden.
by Hennie
Wed May 10, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Runner 1.0 Error (Windows 3.1 Game)
Replies: 21
Views: 28986

If Rwolf doesn't mind, he could look for any changes made to the .INI file once the game was opened and after it was closed, it might be unrelated to the main problem we're dealing with here, but it'd be interesting to see how a working instance of the game might affect the .INI file, how XP handles...
by Hennie
Tue May 09, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Runner 1.0 Error (Windows 3.1 Game)
Replies: 21
Views: 28986

It's a pity that there's no browser support for the game, possibly 'cause there's also errors popping up there, or no-one bothered. But if I understand you correctly, you are running an actual Win95 installation from DOSBox, which is not really supported - you might possibly run out of file handles,...
by Hennie
Tue May 09, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Runner 1.0 Error (Windows 3.1 Game)
Replies: 21
Views: 28986

Thanks for testing it in XP32. At least it's confirming that the .DAT file isn't corrupted, despite the error message. I've downloaded the selfsame file to test it in both 3.11 and 95, original problem still persists. It comes down to the possibility that the game isn't detecting the .DAT file in a ...
by Hennie
Sun May 07, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Runner 1.0 Error (Windows 3.1 Game)
Replies: 21
Views: 28986

It's a 64-bit version of Windows 7. If it's of any relevance or help, a more expansive list of specs are provided below: - Model: HP Paviliion g7 Notebook PC - Edition: Windows 7 Home Premium - Processor: Intel Core i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50 GHz - RAM: 4.00 GB - System type: 64-bit - Graphic adapters: Int...
by Hennie
Sat May 06, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Runner 1.0 Error (Windows 3.1 Game)
Replies: 21
Views: 28986

Pardon the delayed response, university's keeping me on my toes. Thank you for attempting some possible solutions, an experienced hand is always welcome. On my side, I also tried some stuff, no dice, I have limited experience, unfortunately. All this probably comes down to the simple possibility tha...
by Hennie
Wed May 03, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Runner 1.0 Error (Windows 3.1 Game)
Replies: 21
Views: 28986

The 0.74 DOSBox version that I'm running has been downloaded straight from the official DOSBOX websote as a Win32 installer, so I'm assuming it's vanilla. It's not an enhanced SVN build, AFAIK. It was after tremendous trail-and-error that I finally got it running, it was ridiculous. Runner (released...
by Hennie
Wed May 03, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Runner 1.0 Error (Windows 3.1 Game)
Replies: 21
Views: 28986

Runner 1.0 Error (Windows 3.1 Game)

To refresh informed readers' memories, Runner 1.0 is an arcade-style game for Windows 3.1/9.x, designed by SouthBay Software in 1993. The concept is similar to those of the "Lode Runner" series, but with some gameplay and playfield differences. The shareware version has 3 levels in total, ...