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No.33718

Lets have a thread on abandonware.
What's your favorite abandonware game, program, OS? Why do you like it? Ask questions on hardware software, emulation, ect and let other anons answer them. Put a spotlight on an interesting abandonware project. Whatever! If its old and like 3 people use it, it belongs n this thread.

  No.33719

Crisis in the Kremlin for DOS, easily. There is a remake due out later this year.

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  No.33723

>>33718
>game
Hidden agenda.

>program

Kazaa.

>OS

Win 2000.

  No.33731

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ZZT
this game had a built in world editor + scripting language
was my first foray into programming, i spent far more time making my own worlds rather than playing the freeware levels lol

  No.33766

My favorite abandonware browser is the little-known QtWeb.

  No.34806

>>33718
Mine is Bejeweled 2. I have 3 and there are gameplay improvements and all that, but they went with that Pop Cap brand kid-friendly fantasy aesthetic instead of 2's scifi inspired one which featured a soundtrack by a demoscene artist. Bejeweled 2 made me feel something, like this really enjoyable feeling of being someplace or seeing through a window into someplace that was totally otherworldly, but with a complete lack of apprehension or dread.
For whatever reason 3 doesn't do this for me, and I think it's the fact that the backgrounds all look more cozy and often have buildings instead of stark, empty yet beautiful 3D-rendered alien vistas. It's still a good aesthetic and I wouldn't tell anyone not to buy it or anything, but I guess I attached a bizarre amount of sentimental value to Bejeweled 2.

  No.34846

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A thread on abandonware and no one has brought up Quarantine? I really like its future dystopia where anyone can just get ran the frak over by hover cars. I love the soundtrack to the original but thats about all it has going for it.

I really love the sequel, Quarantine II: Road Warrior. Hover car taxi driving plus Mad Max wasteland and another rocking soundtrack? Oh yeah baby.

  No.34851

>>34846
I've never heard of this game before but it sounds entertaining, I'll have to check it out.

  No.34873

>>34851
Its technically abandonware I think and it runs decently in DOSBox. Sadly, I cannot find the CD copy anywhere online so you'll have to bring your own music or play the soundtrack off YT.