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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
Posted at 22:07 on May 9th, 2020 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Hello all!

I am currently in the process of trying to generate a full set of images of the King's Quest games. I have a Kryoflux and bought copies of all of the games from eBay. Of course, these floppies are very old now and getting a valid read from them is very difficult.

I recently managed to create a Kryoflux raw image by creating a hybrid from the raw tracks from two separate copies of the game. It boots on my PC Jr. and I am able to generate a play disk from the copy. I'm hoping that means the image will be fully playable! For anyone with a Kryoflux, I've just submitted a zip file of the raw stream for approval.

I found this site a while back and registered, but I'm only now finding the time to try to create my image collection.

I have a collection of classic PCs from the PC Jr. through to my modern PC. I can contribute more as I find the time to make the images.

Anybody willing to share Kryoflux streams, please let me know. If it helps us create singular working images, it will be all the better for all members!
Posted at 20:11 on May 8th, 2020 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Moinmoin!
Ich bin das Ergebnis von 386 -> 486DX 66Mhz -> Pentium 166 Mhz...
Also ging es los mit Monkey Island 1. Lustigerweise als kleiner Junge nix von den Witzen verstanden. Aber der Pixelhaufen Guybrush war für mich als Kind trotzdem ein lustiger Charakter und das Piratenthema ist prägend gewesen. Erst Jahrzehnte danach habe ich mir ein Screenshot von Monkey Island ausgedruckt, auf dem die Kannibalen Guybrush fragen:
"Hast du eine Banane in der Hosentasche oder freust du dich so, uns zu sehen?"
Meine weitere Prägung:
Commander Keen, Duke Nukum, Day of the Tentacle, Monkey2, SamnMax, Doom, Heretic, Hexen, Warlords2, Siedler, Duke3d, DarkForces...
Bis heute freue ich mich oft über klassische Adventures.

Ich liebe DOSGAMES. Die Pixel waren einfach ein Stilmittel, ungewollt der Technik geschuldet. Dann noch die MIDIs per SoundBlaster Synth. Hammer.
Die Nostalgie zieht hier extrem.
Deshalb habe ich mich über Dosbox sehr gefreut.
Noch mehr freue ich mich gerade über PCEM.
Und durch PCEM bin ich wieder zu Floppyimages gekommen:

WIE SCHÖN IST ES, EINER INSTALLATION VON DOS ODER DOSGAMES ZUZUSCHAUEN!

HAhaha. Ich denke mich verstehen hier ein paar.
Also habe ich nach dosgame disk images gesucht und bin hier gelandet.

Ich freue mich hier zu stöbern.
Hier gleich ein Wunsch:
Ich hatte als Kind zu meinem Geburtstag das Spiel Shadow Caster von Origin bekommen. Leider waren die 4 Installationsdisks mit defekten Sektoren bestückt :( Die Installation von ShadowCaster würde ich gerne nachholen :D
Ich vermute aber, dass das Spiel nicht sehr bekannt war und kaum jemand noch original zuhause hat?

Beste Grüße
uschi
Posted at 13:31 on May 8th, 2020 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Hello Everyone! Hope all is well. I am a long time user of computers my first being an apple II, then a Macintosh and a zenith 386 sx. I have many fond memories of computing and gaming but recently was inspired to try and recover some of my old software from those days to share with my kids. I love what you guys and gals are doing here. I think digital preservation is key to ensure this stuff last in its original form forever.

I need to go through your library and see if I might be able to add to it. Also please provide me with access to the img files to make sure I don't have any disk of my own that I can't read.

Thanks everyone and keep up the good work!
Posted at 07:31 on May 7th, 2020 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Hi all, new member here. Just got myself a new CRT and am hoping to recreate my old IBM PS/1 through the wonders of 86box!
Posted at 00:41 on May 7th, 2020 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Hi all

I found this site via a google search for Space Quest 1. I have Space Quest 2 in its original box form and am enjoying playing it again but thought I would go back one step further and play the original.

I love retro gaming and am a collector of retro computers and game consoles.

When I tried to register I discovered that I had already signed up way back in 2014 but do not have download ability. Am hoping to rectify that.
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