Manuals, walkthroughs and readme files
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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 readme files. Many of you may not know what a readme file is. Developers used to include a txt files usually called "readme.txt" in older games or applications, in a time before the birth of the internet. Readme files included last minute fixes to already printed manuals (printed on PAPER!), installation instructions, etc.
Here are some manuals:
- Terminal Terror
- SimCity Classic
- War in Middle Earth
- Romance of the Three Kingdoms 2
- Balance of Power
Here's a few readme files:
- Dungeon Master 2 readme
- Albion readme
- Heretic readme file
- Star Trek Starfleet Command readme
- Warcraft readme
And, finally, a few walkthroughs: