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  • Abandonware DOS in 2021: let's say goodbye to a not so great year

    Abandonware DOS in 2021: let's say goodbye to a not so great year

    2nd January 2022Abandonware DOS updates
    First of all, I would like to thank everyone who donated a few bucks to help me keep working on Abandonware DOS. THANK YOU, THANK YOU and again THANK YOU! I must confess that I didn't put a lot of work in implementing new features these last year. I had ...
  • Abandonware DOS in 2020: what's changed and what's new

    Abandonware DOS in 2020: what's changed and what's new

    2nd January 2021Abandonware DOS updates
    First of all, I would like to thank everyone who donated a few bucks to help me keep working on Abandonware DOS. THANK YOU, THANK YOU and again THANK YOU! 2020 will go down in history as the COVID year. I live in northern Italy, in one of the first regions ...
  • The best DOS game designers of the past

    The best DOS game designers of the past

    23rd May 2020Abandonware DOS updates
    Back in the last century (I'm talking about the 90s, the 80s and even the 70s), video games were often developed and sometimes published by a small group of programmers. Among the team were the "designer", the one who came up with the idea of the game in the first ...
  • 2000 games and applications

    2000 games and applications

    23rd April 2020Abandonware DOS updates
    After a quite a few years, Abandonware DOS reached the 2000 games (and applications) milestone. I personally played each game to ensure it worked, took screenshots, wrote info and added everything to the Abandonware DOS database. The trick was to come up with a method to do this in the least ...
  • What does COVID have to do with Abandonware DOS?

    What does COVID have to do with Abandonware DOS?

    16th March 2020Abandonware DOS updates
    As you probably know, Abandonware DOS is run by one person only: here I am. I'm Italian and - lucky me! - I live in Lombardy, the Italian region where the Coronavirus is most present: almost 15000 cases so far, and rising.It's like living under curfew. I can go out ...
  • Abandonware DOS in 2019: what's changed and what's new

    Abandonware DOS in 2019: what's changed and what's new

    1st January 2020Abandonware DOS updates
    First of all, I would like to thank everyone who donated a few bucks to help me keep working on Abandonware DOS. THANK YOU, THANK YOU and again THANK YOU! In 2019 I changed the way that I usually add content on Abandonware DOS. This means that it takes me less ...
  • Manuals, walkthroughs and readme files

    Manuals, walkthroughs and readme files

    21st July 2018Abandonware DOS updates
    Part of the updates to Abandonware DOS consists in adding every kind of document I can get without copyright notices. I already added lots of manuals, walkthroughs (expecially interactive fiction solutions) and a few maps.Recently, I started digging into the zip files of every games in search for useful ...
  • Manuals, manuals, manuals

    Manuals, manuals, manuals

    20th October 2017Abandonware DOS updates
    In the old days, tutorials were a plus, something that only a few developers bothered to add to their games. Today, I find tutorials almost annoying, particularly in Real Time Strategy games.Some manuals were the result of a work of careful craftmanship: think about Infocom games or Ultima manuals. ...
  • The Facebook page of Abandonware DOS

    The Facebook page of Abandonware DOS

    20th November 2015Abandonware DOS updates
    Abandonware DOS, like a plethora of other sites, has a Facebook Page. All the news published on the Abandonware DOS are automatically published on Facebook. At the time of writing https://www.facebook.com/abandonwaredos has only 229 likes. Not much, but, with your help, that number can grow.
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