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Posted at 03:31 on June 1st, 2020 | Quote | Edit | Delete | Delete Attachment
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Baby Gumby
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Greetings users! I came across this site via preservegames.org while looking for original disk images for old DOS games. I recently built myself a retro 486DX2 system. Over the years I've bought a lot of DOS games on GOG. But after restoring my old Commodore 64 last year, I decided I wanted to get back to playing PC games on original hardware too. I had forgotten what a struggle getting these older systems set up and working out all of the compatibility issues could be. But I enjoyed the challenge, and am proud of my accomplishment. Here's my systems specs and a photo if anyone is interested:

Processor: Intel 486DX2 66Mhz
Motherboard: ASUS PVI-486SP3 with 512k of L2 cache
RAM: X2 32MB of FPM 60ns 72-Pin SIMMs
Video Card: PCI STB Lightspeed 128 Tseng Labs ET6000 2MB
Sound Card: Sound Blaster AWE64 ISA Card CT4380
MPU-401: HardMPU ISA Card with Roland MT-32 Module
Front Panel Display/Amplifier: Scythe SDAR-2100-BK Kama Bay AMP 2000 Rev.B
SCI Adapter: ASUS PCI-SC200
Hard Drive: SCSI2SD V6 Rev.F with SanDisk Extreme 32GB MicroSDHC UHS-3
Floppy Drives: Black Internal MITSUMI D359M30 & Gotek Floppy Emulator
Optical Drive: Plextor PX-716AL Slot Load Trayless IDE CD/DVD
Case: New old stock AT Case with custom paint job and wood grain vinyl wrap

A few of favorite games are Tie Fighter, Dune 1 & 2, Dark Sun, Star Trek 25th Anniversary and System Shock 2. Hoping I can pick up the disk images for Dune 2 here since my original floppies have gone bad. Thanks!
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Posted at 12:07 on May 31st, 2020 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Baby Gumby
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Hello.

A new guy from the 400 types of cheese country in Europe :)

I'm 40 something, started playing computer games on long forgotten consoles. Knew handheld one called Game and Watch... It makes me feel old.

I love a lot of old games, because I can make run them easily in Dosbox, which helps a lot. What kind? Doom-like, adventure, tetris like and many more.

But don't tell me about platforms based game, they do not love me!

I'm happy I found your site.

Have a good day !
Posted at 09:01 on May 31st, 2020 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Baby Gumby
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Hi folks, I'm Andy and I'm a new member from the UK. I've recently recreated my dream PC from components I bought on eBay. It's a 486 DX2 66, which was the processor I always wanted as a kid.

I've installed a Gotek floppy drive and wanted to transfer my existing, very small, floppy disk collection to it. I have the original Day of the Tentacle disks, but unfortunately it seems disk 2 is damaged. After some searching I came across this incredible archive, so wanted to try and download disk 2 to complete the set.

Looking forward to trying to contribute where I can.
Posted at 03:01 on May 29th, 2020 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Baby Gumby
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Hey everyone, my name is Chris and I'm from the United States. I've been collecting vintage PC games for the past 15 years as well as fixing vintage computers. Recently, some of my games on floppy have gone bad. I've been aware of the "bit rot" or "data rot" that plagues magnetic media but within the past month, I've had nearly 15 games go bad with the disks either not reading or developing bad sectors. This week alone, I've lost Wing Commander, Wing Commander II, Ultima IV and Wolfenstein 3D.
1)I found your website because I googled "Wing Commander Floppy images" and this site popped up. I found the images I needed but the site told me to create an account and post to this board in order to gain access.
2)From what I can see, your site has thousands of images in store. Hopefully, I can download backups and restore my collection.
3)For platforms, I would say PC, Xbox and N64. Games would include Minecraft, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood and The New Order, Black Mesa, COD: Black Ops II and Quake II.

I hope this is everything that is needed. I need to get access to these files or my collection is gone.
Posted at 19:11 on May 27th, 2020 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Baby Gumby
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Hello all! New member from the UK enjoying some trips down memory lane with downtime caused by the virus. Recently came across some old floppy disks that got me tinkering with my old computer again. Nothing like a classic point and click adventure. Was reading up on on the current status of floppy disk preservation and the use of the KryoFlux and came across this site, which seems to be an excellent resource.
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Posted at 19:22 on May 25th, 2020 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Hello johanvc, I've been an intensive user of WHDLoad for decades now (registered user since the days it still cost money ;)), so what you do on that front is definitely of interest here. Enjoy your stay!
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Posted at 17:49 on May 25th, 2020 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Baby Gumby
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Hey everyone! I'd like to introduce myself as an oldschool retro gamer from Ghent, Belgium! Being part of the Commodore 64 generation I took my first steps in computing as a child learning to program BASIC on an Apple-II in the early '80s, finally got my very own C64 at the age of 12, was cruelly denied an Amiga in it's hayday so ended stepping over to PC when going to college. Decided to recover my "childhood denied" by getting together an Amiga 1200 with all the bells and whistles some 10 years back (before prices on these went nuts), and immediately got hooked back on the great games from the early nineties, when some of the very first high-production-value games started to appear (and when "game" actually implied some level of challenging involved gameplay not reduced to "first person shooter"). As the Amiga was in it's dying days during this period (and quite a few classics were released only in crippled version on that platform, or not at all), there's no escaping making the step to PC for games of this period as well. When looking for hard-to-find disk images I discovered this site which clearly is the walhalla for old retro farts like myself. I'm looking forward to discovering more of what's on offer here (and there's something about comics too ? Maybe there's some fun to be had there as well!).

So there you have it! I guess retro stuff I do on Amiga (running on actual hardware, system configuration, doing some WHDLoad slave coding) might not be of use here, but surely contributing a couple of game reviews sounds like a fun contribution to make. I'll have a go at adding my two cents to this place and we'll see where things end up :-) Thanks for adding me!
Posted at 10:14 on May 25th, 2020 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Reborn Gumby
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Welcome, XCoder8!

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I am using VirtualBox right now to run dos and old software and do stuff that I wasn't able to do so before.


Try DOSBox, PCem or 86box! They are a lot better suited for such purposes.
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Posted at 06:31 on May 25th, 2020 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Baby Gumby
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Good day!

I'm a new member from the Philippines. I am a programmer and an retro gamer in my spare time. I found this site while browsing www.oldgames.sk.

I am very much amazed with all the contents of your site and decided to register. I've been playing dos games since the early 90's and still use dos applications (i.e. GWBasic, TurboC++, XTreeGold etc.) here and there for nostalgia.

I am using VirtualBox right now to run dos and old software and do stuff that I wasn't able to do so before. I'm looking forward to interact, discuss and exchange knowledge to my fellow members. Thank you in advance for having me. ;)
Posted at 15:56 on May 21st, 2020 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Baby Gumby
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Hello fellow "good old days" fans!
I'm a new member posting from Japan.

I found this site by searching for "DOS disk images," and was shocked to see all the images available here. Needless to say, I am very impressed with this site!

PC compatible/MS DOS is my absolute favorite game platform of all time. I have so many fond memories of playing RPGs from Origin and SSI, adventures from Sierra and Lucasarts, and of course all the great shareware action games from Apogee and Epic!

I have just completed building a dedicated DOS gaming machine today, and am looking forward to some more late late nights playing DOS games until the sun begins to rise, just like 30 years ago!
Posted at 21:08 on May 19th, 2020 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Baby Gumby
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Hi everyone I'm new here, i found this website by accident while searching for floppy images of old dos games, as far as i know this is the only website that has a huge library of floppy images and that's cool. Other than that well i wasn't born in the times of dos unfortunately so i hope to be able to experience these great games.
Posted at 06:56 on May 19th, 2020 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Baby Gumby
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Hi. Just wanted to introduce myself. I am > 40yo and tinker around with old pcs in my spare time. I own: a 386SX, a 486DX2/66, a 233MMX and some newer Athlons.

Favourite Games:
- Syndicate
- Monkey Island 1
- Turrican (ST/Amiga)
- Wings of Death (STe)
- Gods
- Warcraft I

Favourite Machine / Era:
- 486DX2/66

Favourite Addons:
- SCSI ZIP
- Pioneer Slotin

I am interested in programming, reversing, tinkering and all kind of retro stuff.
Posted at 22:04 on May 18th, 2020 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Baby Gumby
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Hi,

I was doing a livestream on the MiSTer board using the AO486 core and, unfortunately, it doesn't have a CD option (only floppy) which limits my usage a bit. I was looking around for disk images to help install some games and other than one other site, which has a small collection, I found yours.

(The MiSTer livestream is here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8ZP-OkN5gM - please excuse the faffing especially around setting the memory up)

Registering here means that I can do more with that MiSTer core (that includes livestreaming as I've already done a couple) and it'd be good to see some more installation programs - weirdly I do miss those.

So...erm....that's it I suppose! :D
Posted at 09:08 on May 16th, 2020 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Baby Gumby
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Hiyas,
Yet another new member to the forum. As a huge fan of PC games from the 80s, 90s and early 2000s I have a focused interest in the topics discussed here and am looking forward to being part of this effort.

Mostly a collector of games in original format I maintain vintage machines to explore them with.

Favorites? Wow, that is a challenging question. So many to choose from. I truly enjoy WWII flight sims but also love all of Sierra's efforts. Then there is the Hidden and Dangerous series, Doom and …………

Enuff on that :)
Posted at 23:12 on May 15th, 2020 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Baby Gumby
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Hello.

New membre here.

Found your site while looking for wing commander 3.5 disks as mine are the 5.25 version.
Impressive , huge collection is here.
I didnt get the point how to DL something but I will take time to read the big FAQ.

As I said,I like Origin Systems games and the wing commander saga.
But I need 3.5 disks to install my secret ops (asking for disk 4 as I only have 3 disks 1.2Mo 5.25...).

Thanks for everything.

Have a god day/night :)
Posted at 00:48 on May 15th, 2020 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Baby Gumby
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Hi! This place looks cool!
()How did you find us? Google
()How do you like our website? This place looks cool!
()What are your favorite platforms and games? SNES and DOS, Mario Kart and DOOM
Posted at 04:37 on May 14th, 2020 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Baby Gumby
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hi! new member here - well this seems quite like the site for me as i am a collector of old games and like to also repair my floppy disks for them.

I am quite fond of combat flight sims and wargames as well as some sci-fi and rpg, but the bulk of my collection is flight sims and i would say that Tornado, Their Finest Hour and Air Warrior are probably my favourites currently with the collection (it can change) other favorables are Fleet Defender, Aces over Europe, Combat Air Patrol
Posted at 18:09 on May 11th, 2020 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Baby Gumby
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Hi I'm currently building a 486 dx2 66 retro dos 6.22 win 3.11 and have dos-box running on a raspberry pi. I was borne in 1983 and remember my first PC a Tandy 1000 HX with CGA graphics. Then we upgraded to a Tandy 1000 RLX. I still have both but just recently the hard drive in the RLX died. I looked for a replacement but found it I could get the parts to build a 486 system and have more fun then just replacing the hard drive. Lately i have been really looking back on the good old days fondly. I stumbled on this site by googling wing commander 2 img.
Posted at 22:20 on May 10th, 2020 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Baby Gumby
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Hello,

My name is Scott. I started gaming back in the 80s, I don't remember exactly when but I really liked old Sierra Adventure games. Also, loved the Ultima series. I found you on google while searching for King's Quest. Your website seems useful with information about many old DOS games. I like it. My favorite platform would be MS-DOS and my favorite genres are adventure and role playing.

Scott
Posted at 23:35 on May 9th, 2020 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Baby Gumby
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Hiyo, I'm Nukkus! I found this site while looking for some disk images to repair some damaged games in my collection. I love retro pc gaming, it's what i grew up on.
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