Pool of radiance
Pool of radiance downloads
Pool of Radiance was well received by the gaming press, and won the Origins Award for Best Fantasy or Science Fiction Computer Game of 1988. This success spawned a novel and a D&D module, "Ruins of Adventure".
Pool of Radiance was the first computer adaptation of the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, and utilized a game engine that would be used in future SSI D&D games – known as the "Gold Box" series.
players: single player
distribution: 3,5 floppy disk, 5,25 floppy disk
graphics: CGA, EGA, Tandy
sound: Adlib, PC speaker, Sound Blaster, Tandy
Abandonware DOS popularity: below average
- #1 - 24.04.2017 20:00 David GallowayI played this game on my Tandy 1000HX computer. It had 640k ram, 1200 baud internal modem, 2 - 3 1/2" floppy drives, external 5 ¼ " floppy drive and a cm11 monitor with 16 colors. It also had a 9 wire dmp133 dot matrix printer. It ran on dos v2.11 with a program called deskview Tandy's version of windows like interface. When I played the game I would put in the first and second disk and open a program called pool.exe I think it was to play the game and it seemed like 10 minutes before the game started and once it did the fight scenes took forever to get through but, it had good sound and colors. It was a great game at that time.
- #2 - 13.05.2017 11:36 LordBucketOf all the old SSI "goldbox" D&D clone games, this was probably the best. Note however, that the game makes reference to "journal entries" that only existed in the paper manual. If you want to understand what's going on in the story, you'll need to download the manual from somewhere.
- #3 - 24.05.2017 04:22 Salvatore Budawont let me unzip the file. says it corrupted
- #4 - 24.05.2017 18:30 AbandonwareDOSHi Salvatore! Try now.