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Free alternatives to classic/well known games

User is offline   Bloodshot 

#61

No Daggerfall or Arena in that list? They are both free, and Daggerfall isn't that different from future TES titles so you could consider it a free alternative.

Both even have custom made installers that make them a sinch to set up

This post has been edited by Bloodshot: 19 November 2013 - 06:07 PM

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User is offline   blizzart 

#62

I don´t know if this has been posted before, but here´s a sequel to Zak McKracken:

Zak McKracken between time and space
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User is offline   ---- 

#63

View Postblizzart, on 19 November 2013 - 06:42 PM, said:

I don´t know if this has been posted before, but here´s a sequel to Zak McKracken:

Zak McKracken between time and space


Oh, while we are at it:

Manica Manion Mania: http://www.maniac-ma...om/index.php/en

A lot of short adventures, set int he Maniac Mansion universe. All with retro graphics. Unfortunately a lot episodes are in German only (you see the supported languages beneath the screenshots).

If you know German I highly recoomend Maniac Mansion Begins, the inofficial prequel to Maniac Mansion. http://www.maniac-ma...ion-begins.html
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User is offline   MrFlibble 

#64

View PostBloodshot, on 19 November 2013 - 06:04 PM, said:

No Daggerfall or Arena in that list? They are both free, and Daggerfall isn't that different from future TES titles so you could consider it a free alternative.

Yup, at some point I had those on the list but then I decided to focus exclusively on free-from-the-start, non-commercial games, as opposed to "liberated" (formerly commercial) titles, which are actually well documented elsewhere:
Wikipedia - List of commercial video games released as freeware
Liberated Games
Remain in Play
Juegos Liberados - this blog is in Spanish but well worth a visit, as it is probably the most comprehensive, frequently updated database of liberated and non-commercial games on the net.

[Edit] Hey, it's a Duke Nukem clone! (well not exactly but the guy looks like Duke Nukem for sure)

This post has been edited by MrFlibble: 21 November 2013 - 02:11 PM

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User is online   Lunick 

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#65

View PostMrFlibble, on 21 November 2013 - 02:08 PM, said:


[Edit] Hey, it's a Duke Nukem clone! (well not exactly but the guy looks like Duke Nukem for sure)


For some reason I am getting a kick out of "IDEE SOFTWARE" I wonder how long that name lasted for ;)
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User is offline   leilei 

#66

It's still lasting. Check out Duke Nukum's Info Harry's bitchin' beard and VGA complexion!!

http://users.telenet.be/hendrik.knaepen/thumbih2.jpg
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User is offline   MrFlibble 

#67

Probably not worth a separate thread, but here's some shareware clones I was also going to include on the list but then decided not to. They're mostly DOS games obviously, and some more or less interesting. There seems to have been quite a few clones of Ultima games and Mario back in the day. Again, I have tried to only include original, legal games (there exist a number of illegal Mario ports for DOS, and other things like SFIBM).

The list below includes games that are: a) originally distributed via the shareware model (some have become liberated since and are marked with a L) and ;) are straightforward clones or share a significant similarity with some popular game titles.

Command & Conquer

Diablo

Doom

Duke Nukem

Exile series

Metroid

Might and Magic series

Mortal Kombat

Sonic the Hedgehog

Street Fighter II

Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Kart

Ultima I-V

Ultima VI

Ultima VII

Warlords

Wolfenstein 3D

X-COM: Enemy Unknown

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User is online   Lunick 

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#68

Whoa, I have never seen Quiver before ;)
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User is offline   MrFlibble 

#69

Quiver has a rather functional engine comparable to Doom, however the game itself has generally quite uninspired, repetitive level design (and monster graphics are also rather artistically lacking to say the least).
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#70

Quiver is pretty boring, I played it a long time ago and didn't think very highly of it.
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User is offline   MrFlibble 

#71

My first impression of Quiver was very negative but then I thought that the guy who wrote a Doom-like engine from scratch all by himself (IIRC that's what the readme states anyway) deserves some respect. I assume that with some proper level design it could have been a lot more enjoyable.

This post has been edited by MrFlibble: 25 November 2013 - 10:24 AM

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User is offline   leilei 

#72

There's an Ultima VIII inspired shareware game believe it or not...

Attached Image: bj.jpg
It's called Blind Justice


I've also noticed gamers.org has been down for a while apparently. While it had idgames2/ (one of the last mirrors for that) it also had that uwp-uml mirror and 3dportal. What went up with that?

This post has been edited by leilei: 25 November 2013 - 03:14 PM

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User is offline   MrFlibble 

#73

View Postleilei, on 25 November 2013 - 10:45 AM, said:

I've also noticed gamers.org has been down for a while apparently. While it had idgames2/ (one of the last mirrors for that) it also had that uwp-uml mirror and 3dportal. What went up with that?

I noticed problems with gamers.org a few days (maybe a week) ago, but when I checked later it worked okay again. So I thought that maybe it was under maintenance or somesuch. Now it doesn't seem to be working again. No idea what's happening but hopefully it will be operational soon.
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User is offline   MrFlibble 

#74

gamers.org is still down ;) However, its uwp-uml archive is in part mirrored here:
ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/msdos/games/

Also these mirrors have some uwp content:
ftp://ftp.padua.org/...os/games/local/
ftp://ftp6.de.freebs...os/games/local/

[Edir] Here's an idgames2 mirror, no idea how complete it is:
ftp://ftp.fu-berlin....games/idgames2/

This post has been edited by MrFlibble: 27 November 2013 - 10:49 AM

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User is offline   MrFlibble 

#75

Apparently the HTTP part of gamers.org is preserved by the Wayback Machine:
http://www.gamers.org/pub/
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User is offline   MrFlibble 

#76

Following suggestions in another forum, I have updated the list with these titles:

Total Annihilation

Minecraft

Half-Life: Counterstrike

Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos


This post has been edited by MrFlibble: 06 December 2013 - 06:03 AM

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User is offline   MrFlibble 

#77

ftp.gamers.org is back online.
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User is offline   MrFlibble 

#78

In a super belated post, I think this is a quite funny April Fools joke.
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User is offline   m96 

#79

Add this:

Doom
Shaw's Nightmare
http://shawsnightmare.ucoz.com
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User is online   Lunick 

  • Snazzy Ex Tazzy

#80

View Postm96, on 22 April 2014 - 09:14 PM, said:

Add this:

Doom
Shaw's Nightmare
http://shawsnightmare.ucoz.com


But that runs on the Build engine?
http://i.imgur.com/jftjJxe.gif
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User is offline   Kyanos 

#81

View Postm96, on 22 April 2014 - 09:14 PM, said:

Add this:

Doom
Shaw's Nightmare
http://shawsnightmare.ucoz.com

Quote

Shaw's Nightmare is a DOS 3D game by Mickey Productions. It uses the BUILD engine by Ken Silverman.


^ Mikey C is that ur game!!
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User is offline   Micky C 

  • Honored Donor

#82

Hell yeah! How did you think I became such a good mapper! All that practice making Shaw's Nightmare since 2007 of course!!

Geez there are a lot of Mickey's out there. Somebody must be taking the mickey http://forums.duke4.net/public/style_emoticons/default/sad.gif

And boy that thing sucks, it's lucky if it was made on a Wolf 3D port, most likely doom though.

This post has been edited by Mickey C: 23 April 2014 - 05:57 AM

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#83

Have you guys heard of locomalito's games? They're free, retro inspired and very good. http://www.locomalito.com/

Maldita Castilla was compared to Ghouls n' Goblins.
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User is offline   ---- 

#84

Don't know if the games are big enough since there are numerous clones for the original out there.

But hey. Some shameless selfpPimpage:

I once made a combination of Puyo Puyo and Dr. Mario,
https://scontent-b-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t1.0-9/10177316_1376998139250750_8406334383195640657_n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/t1.0-9/p180x540/1922055_1376998165917414_2977744132115059611_n.jpg

Download links, screenshots and infos are here:
https://www.facebook...32749584&type=1 (it is public, although it is facebook)

And a Pang clone:

https://scontent-b-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t1.0-9/10155267_288145131353107_4178706626938340386_n.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1.0-9/1503830_288145151353105_3796004480692614495_n.jpg

https://www.facebook...51427925&type=3




This Pac Man-Clone combines elements from basically all the Pac Man-Clones from the old times (Pac Man, Ms. And Jr. Pac Man, Turtles, Nibbler and the unique Odyssey 2 versions of Munchkin and a few others)

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/t1.0-9/1503836_288146128019674_8097955033976013759_n.jpg
https://scontent-a-fra.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/p180x540/10250111_288146151353005_5812321969195543143_n.jpg

https://www.facebook...51427925&type=1

Download: https://www.facebook...51427925&type=1

This post has been edited by fuegerstef: 04 May 2014 - 04:46 AM

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User is offline   MrFlibble 

#85

View PostDuke of Hazzard, on 03 May 2014 - 02:49 PM, said:

Have you guys heard of locomalito's games? They're free, retro inspired and very good. http://www.locomalito.com/

Maldita Castilla was compared to Ghouls n' Goblins.

I think Hydorah is on the list - I was just too lazy to add all the games B)

View Postfuegerstef, on 04 May 2014 - 04:42 AM, said:

But hey. Some shameless selfpPimpage:

Do you do the artwork with the voluptuous ladies too? Looks like the style that used to be popular with German developers in mid-90s (e.g. the works of Carsten Wieland).

BTW, the GameJolt link in your sig seems to be broken.

This post has been edited by MrFlibble: 06 May 2014 - 05:10 AM

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User is offline   ---- 

#86

View PostMrFlibble, on 06 May 2014 - 05:09 AM, said:

Do you do the artwork with the voluptuous ladies too? Looks like the style that used to be popular with German developers in mid-90s (e.g. the works of Carsten Wieland).


I only do the "concept-sketches" and have somebody who makes proper graphics out of it. The above are early works of him when he wasn't used to digital painiting on a tablet yet (he got better, here is a NSFW link of somthing from 5 years ago: http://evilflesh.dev...-No-2-125959705).
I dug that stuff out as I want to port a few of the games to iOS and Android (and maybe Win Phone ... maybe).

Will check the gamejolt signature-link later, thanks.

This post has been edited by fuegerstef: 07 May 2014 - 01:27 AM

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User is offline   MrFlibble 

#87

Added Blacklight: Retribution as a game similar to the Battlefield and Call of Duty series following a suggestion in another forum.
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User is offline   MrFlibble 

#88

Here's a very neat game in the style of Wolfenstein 3-D and Ken's Labyrinth called Gun Godz.

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User is online   Lunick 

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#89

Gun Godz is amazing.
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#90

Hmm, I thought that this topic was for free, libre and open source games under some GPL license.
Including a game like blacklight retribution would be incompatible with that.
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