Shareware, demo and freeware downloads

General discussion for all topics related to DOS, Windows, Linux, consoles, etc. Anything to do with games.
User avatar
MrFlibble
Demoniac Demo maniac
Demoniac Demo maniac
Posts: 3767
Joined: Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:39 am

Shareware, demo and freeware downloads

Post by MrFlibble »

Here's a snapshot of the game download pages of the French shareware publisher TLK Games:
http://www.tlk.fr/jeux.php

Many downloads seem intact, but most use a Win16 installer so you might need to use otvdm to run them.
User avatar
MrFlibble
Demoniac Demo maniac
Demoniac Demo maniac
Posts: 3767
Joined: Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:39 am

Shareware, demo and freeware downloads

Post by MrFlibble »

I just came across a freeware German game called Twinland by browsing this website. I haven't figured out how exactly it plays, but from the manual, it looks like the goal is to unite two separately controlled characters, but before that you need to find character-specific items.

The same source provided links to a neat German shareware developer with two nice looking games:
Baller! And Forget
Space Destruction
User avatar
MrFlibble
Demoniac Demo maniac
Demoniac Demo maniac
Posts: 3767
Joined: Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:39 am

Shareware, demo and freeware downloads

Post by MrFlibble »

A demo of an obscure wargame called Dragons in the Mist is available here:
https://web.archive.org/web/19990218035 ... dragon.htm
User avatar
MrFlibble
Demoniac Demo maniac
Demoniac Demo maniac
Posts: 3767
Joined: Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:39 am

Shareware, demo and freeware downloads

Post by MrFlibble »

Page with links to free or shareware DOS chess games:
http://webhome.globalserve.net/chess/chesprgs.htm
User avatar
MrFlibble
Demoniac Demo maniac
Demoniac Demo maniac
Posts: 3767
Joined: Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:39 am

Shareware, demo and freeware downloads

Post by MrFlibble »

Nice collection of QBasic games:
http://games.qbasic.com/
User avatar
MrFlibble
Demoniac Demo maniac
Demoniac Demo maniac
Posts: 3767
Joined: Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:39 am

Shareware, demo and freeware downloads

Post by MrFlibble »

Here's a nice listing of downloadable games from the 90s:
http://www.pcgame.com/demoland/dla.htm
User avatar
MrFlibble
Demoniac Demo maniac
Demoniac Demo maniac
Posts: 3767
Joined: Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:39 am

Shareware, demo and freeware downloads

Post by MrFlibble »

Thanks to the updated Hallfiry's catalogue, I was able to track down the original Italian demo of Screamer Rally and the newer English version as well:
The Games Machine CD-ROM 34 - contains the Italian demo w/ installer
(Czech) Level 35 (1997-12) CD - contains srdemo.zip (installed English demo)
User avatar
MrFlibble
Demoniac Demo maniac
Demoniac Demo maniac
Posts: 3767
Joined: Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:39 am

Shareware, demo and freeware downloads

Post by MrFlibble »

.HHC. ~Software~/Random '64 downloads
Carl Erikson's games

Also here's a list of free games that might come in useful (Wayback Machine).
User avatar
MrFlibble
Demoniac Demo maniac
Demoniac Demo maniac
Posts: 3767
Joined: Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:39 am

Shareware, demo and freeware downloads

Post by MrFlibble »

More sites with free games via the Wayback Machine:
InterAction Studios
Nephewsoft
Fractile Games
New Games for DOS
Radian Entertainment
Binary Spells

No Future? -- German environmentalist edutainment/awareness campaign game (MobyGames page)
Manick Manschion -- a German "parody" of the LucasArts classic adventure
Hero -- adventure game
BRICKS -- puzzle game(s)
Laser Tank -- another puzzle game
User avatar
MrFlibble
Demoniac Demo maniac
Demoniac Demo maniac
Posts: 3767
Joined: Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:39 am

Shareware, demo and freeware downloads

Post by MrFlibble »

A selection of modern DOS games made for a competition:
https://www.high-voltage.cz/2017/soutez ... 17-anketa/

A few more modern DOS titles at itch.io (part of DOS Game Jam):
https://itch.io/c/443894/modern-dos-games

A couple more small DOS games:
https://wej.k.vu/games/dos-games/
User avatar
MrFlibble
Demoniac Demo maniac
Demoniac Demo maniac
Posts: 3767
Joined: Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:39 am

Shareware, demo and freeware downloads

Post by MrFlibble »

Haven't checked them out yet but these racing games seem nice (found at Reloaded.org):
Victory Road
Road Fighter Remake

A few more findings, these are for DOS:
Jumpball
Final Soccer Challenge
WackyBrit Pong
Top Hat Willy
Raymond Fait Du Kart
User avatar
MrFlibble
Demoniac Demo maniac
Demoniac Demo maniac
Posts: 3767
Joined: Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:39 am

Shareware, demo and freeware downloads

Post by MrFlibble »

Here are the original downloads of liberated games by the Polish developer L.K. Avalon:
http://www.lkavalon.info/lka/index.php3?dzial=dow
http://lkavalon.com:80/download.html

Alternate downloads (also Wayback Machine):
Sfinx
Soltys
Skaut Kwatermaster
User avatar
MrFlibble
Demoniac Demo maniac
Demoniac Demo maniac
Posts: 3767
Joined: Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:39 am

Shareware, demo and freeware downloads

Post by MrFlibble »

Here's another batch of completely random finds, resulting from chaotic dips into the Wayback Machine.
User avatar
butterburp1
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 7
Joined: Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:12 am

Shareware, demo and freeware downloads

Post by butterburp1 »

Nice find on that Shareware 2000 CD set. If you look up "Shovelware Diggers" on Youtube, Kris Asick (aka Ancient Dos Games or Pixelmusement) has a 300 (!) video series on many of those 2000 games, including the Windows ones. Great if you're randomly searching for something fun and want a sneak preview.

EDIT: Sorry, I assumed "Software 2000" referred to this. But I may as well post the link in case it hasn't been mentioned yet: https://archive.org/details/SoftkeyShareware2000games
User avatar
MrFlibble
Demoniac Demo maniac
Demoniac Demo maniac
Posts: 3767
Joined: Sun Dec 05, 2010 11:39 am

Shareware, demo and freeware downloads

Post by MrFlibble »

butterburp1 wrote: EDIT: Sorry, I assumed "Software 2000" referred to this. But I may as well post the link in case it hasn't been mentioned yet: https://archive.org/details/SoftkeyShareware2000games
Yes, that's quite alright to post this here (although indeed the Software 2000 that I mentioned was a German developer/publisher).

There are indeed quite a few shovelware CDs available from archive.org. I've found some interesting stuff on these:
https://archive.org/details/pegasusgames
https://archive.org/details/cdrom-205games-3-95
https://archive.org/search?query=creato ... +CD-ROM%22
Post Reply