Abandonware DOS title

Pool of radiance

SSI Strategic Simulations Inc. released Pool of radiance in the year 1988; it's an old fantasy rpg game, part of the Pool of radiance series. Pool of radiance is abandonware, runs on DOS and can be played in single player mode. Pool of radiance is a licensed Dungeons & Dragons video game. It's available for download.

Pool of radiance downloads


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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

input: keyboard

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

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