COLLECTION CHAMBER FAQ


It can be quite confusing to navigate the dark corridors of the Collection Chamber. The cobwebs are so dense that a helping hand may be needed to brush away the more tricky parts. Here is that hand, and the help too.

   What are your PC specs?
   How do I download from 4Shared?
   How do I download from Mega.nz?
   I have issues with Game X using DOSBox. Can you help me?
   But what about Windows 3.1 games?
   How about Windows '95 games using DOSBox Daum?
   But this Windows '95 game uses PCEm...
   What if it uses DxWind? Is there anything I should know?
   This game is a multi-disk game. How do I change the CDs?
   Game X isn't installing! Please help!
   Game X runs natively on modern Windows but it's still not working.
   I get an antivirus alert from some of your games!
   Can you release this and that game from the Chamber?
   What games won't you free from the Chamber?
   Will you review any more movies?
   My question is not answered here.


Common Questions:

What are your PC Specs?

I play and test all games on my own setup, so performance may vary depending on your own computer's specs, especially when emulating the more demanding games.
  • OS: Windows 10 Home
  • Processor:  Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz  4.00 GHz
  • Installed Memory (RAM):  16.0 GB 
  • System Type: 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
  • Mouse: Logitech MX Master with Darkfield Laser tracking

How do I download from 4Shared?



This free file sharing service can be confusing for first-time users. After you click download, you will be confronted with a page similar to the above. Larger games will have more than one file listed. Click on each icon to download that file (1). To view the files in a different layout, click on the icon to the right (3).


After clicking the left download button, you'll then go to a page which will include a countdown from 20 with the phrase 'Download' underneath it. Click it and the file will automatically download once the timer reaches zero. Beware of adverts masquerading as download links, they tend to be more prevalent for free users (or use AdBlock).


You may want to join the free site via Facebook or by e-mail (an anonymous, temporary e-mail account will do if you're suspicious). This will allow you to download multiple files as a single B1 archive, though you'd also need the B1 program to uncompress (paid users can do so in the more widespread zip format). If you choose to do this, click on the little down arrow next to 'Download' on the top left (2). Select your option and it will save to your online account. Go to your 4Shared account page and download the B1 or zip file from there.

For more, check out the 4Shared FAQ

http://4shared.tech/faq.jsp


How do I download from Mega.nz?

You may be seeing more and more games heading over to Mega.nz. Once I've filled up my current 4Shared account, all future uploads will be going here. It's a lot easier to understand than 4Shared but it's not without its quirks.


To download the game, click on each file in the list (1). Alternatively, you can download them all in a single zip file by clicking Download as Zip (2). Be aware that this option will time out for free users if the game is particularly large.

Rather than download through a download manager (external or otherwise), it will download within the browser itself. You can see your list of downloads by clicking on the bottom left icon (4). To return to the list of files, click on the top left icon (3). Do not close the browser or the tab the page is on as it will cancel the download.

Because of the nature of Mega, older browsers are not supported. Firefox, Chrome and Opera have the most support. You may also need to delete your cookies and cache files if the page isn't working as expected.

For more, check out the Mega FAQ

https://mega.nz/#help/client/webclient


I have issues with Game X using DOSBox. Can you help me?

I can try! Most of the games here do use DOSBox to get them working on modern installers. I've set each game up to what works on my machine, but the settings may not be the best for all users. Here are some options that could help.
  •  If you're stumped on how to change CDs for multi-disc games, press Ctrl-F4 to cycle through them when the game prompts you to do so.
  • Play around with the dosbox.conf file located in the install directory. Open it with notepad to see all of the options. Be aware that some installers (mainly compilations) may have renamed the configuration file to something else.
  • Change the cycles. If your game is running too fast or slow, play around with the cycles option in the dosbox.conf. Search for "cycles=" in the file and change the number to around 100000 to start with. Go up or down by 10000 to tweak it to your liking.
  • Change the output. Again from the .conf file, search for "output=". Change it to either overlay, ddraw, direct3d or opengl to see if any of them gives you better results.
  • If you find the resolution to be a bit zoomed in or just off, change the fullresolution to desktop (fullresolution=desktop).
  • Back up the .conf file before making any changes (just in case)

But what about Windows 3.1 games?

DOSBox also emulates Windows 3.1 rather well. It's by no means perfect and needs a decent machine to run smoothly, but there are a few options if you're having trouble.
  • The dosbox.conf file can be used in the same way as above, although I doubt cycles will make any difference. Some of you may find output=ddraw better than output=overlay. 
  • Try installing as administrator and to a folder outside of Program Files. Because these games contain an entire operating system, some emulated operating files may conflict with your computer's admin status.
  • Try running the game as administrator. This is especially useful if you've installed to the default folder in Program Files. Because an entire operating system is installed with the game, the current operating system may block needed functions in the emulated one. If you're getting the 'unable to copy driver' error, this is the reason.
  • Failing that, try running the game from the emulated Windows 3.1 desktop. Open dosbox.conf and scroll to the very end of the file. Put a hashtag (#) before the last two lines (eg "#win c:\runexit..." and "#exit#). Run the game normally, then type 'win' to get to the Windows 3.1 desktop.
  • Back up the .conf file before making any changes (just in case)

How about Windows '95 games using DOSBox Daum?

While DOSBox cannot emulate Windows '95, a modified version of it called DOSBox Daum can. It is still very buggy, but many games do work quite nicely, especially in the adventure game genre. You'll need a beast of a machine to run games smoothly though. The suggestions for regular DOS or Windows 3.1 games mentioned above will not work here, but there are still a few things you can try.
  • Changing the output in the dosbox.conf could help, though only a few of the options will work. Use ddraw, direct3d, opengl, openglnb or openglhq. Not all will work for everyone but in my experience ddraw or direct3d offers the most stable performance.
  • Try installing the game as administrator and somewhere other than Program Files.
  • The game will start in windowed mode. This is because starting in fullscreen causes some issues. To go fullscreen, press Alt+Enter only when the Windows '95 splash screen appears.
  • If your image is cut off when in fullscreen, open dosbox.conf and change fullresolution to original.
  • Only exit DOSBox Daum by shutting down the emulated Windows '95. You may get away with an emulated hard drive check when you next run the game but there's no guarantee.
  • Twice a year, a daylight savings reminder will pop up. Just like most things in life, accept it and everything will be fine. 
  • I did notice when I bought a cheap mouse that the cursor can stutter in some Windows '95 games. Since upgrading again to the Logitech MX Master, this issue disappeared.
  • Back up the .conf file before making any changes (just in case)

But this Windows '95 game uses PCEm...

I've been using PCEm for the newer Windows '95 installers. It has a greater compatibility than DOSBox Daum, though it doesn't have as many features. It will also require a beefier machine for smooth emulation. Here are a few points of note...

  • Ctrl-Alt-PgDown toggles fullscreen.
  • Ctrl-Alt-PgUp takes a screenshot. If you are in fullscreen mode, it will capture the entire screen while in windowed mode it will capture the contents of the window only.
  • If you find the sound stutters, this is because your PC isn't fast enough. Exit fullscreen and the menu bar will display the % speed. Under Sound, set Buffer Length to 50ms, then under Misc select Machine then Configure Machine and set CPU as a 'Pentium 90' from the dropdown menu. Note: this may not work for games that require higher than a Pentium 90.
  • Turning off Vsync from the Video drop down in the menu bar (exit fullscreen to view it) may also help with speed, though you may get varying degrees of screen tearing as a result.
  • The PCEm developers suggest a 3GHz CPU to emulate a Pentium 166 Windows 95 environment and I would suggest more for a P200 all the way up to MMX P300. These are for the more graphically intense games so the above may not work on lower end machines.
  • Back up the .cfg file in the 'configs' folder before making any changes (just in case)


What if it uses DxWind? Is there anything I should know?

DxWind is not an emulator per se but uses wraparounds to get around any incompatibilities with modern systems. It was originally designed to run games in a window even if the original program doesn't allow for it but it grew to include other very useful features. With this in mind, I'm not entirely confident each user will get the same result and therefore I've included some ChamberNotes with each release detailing the options I've used, any problems I encountered (if any) and how I fixed them. With this info, I hope users can pinpoint any errors and play with the settings themselves.
  • If you find you cannot control the game, you might need to select the game window. Either click on the window from the desktop or Alt-TAB into it.
  • To access the advanced options detailed in the games' Chamber Notes, run dxwind.exe and right click on the game icon. Select 'Modify' to modify any settings.
  • You can test any modifications without saving them by click 'Try' in the Modify menu. If it hangs or crashes, click 'Kill' to end it.
  • Back up 'dxwind.ini' and the .dxw file before making any changes (just in case)

This game is a multi-disk game. How do I change the CDs?

Only large Multi-CD games using DOSBox will perhaps ask to change disks. Press Ctrl+F4 to cycle through them. Disc changes in Windows '95 games are eliminated or automatic. For disc-based emulated console games (eg PlayStation or Amiga), details on how to swap discs are included in the game's custom menu.


Game X isn't installing! Please help!

There are a few reasons why any given game installer isn't working. Here are the most common.
  • Make sure you download all of the files listed and have them all in the same folder before running the .exe file. If not, the install program I use will say they can't find a file or thinks it is corrupt.
  • Larger games may appear to hang when unpacking larger files such as ISOs. Be patient and the game will install.
  • Your install may fail if you are not running as admin and are using the default Program Files install folder. Change the destination folder (eg. C:\Games), accept all admin privileges and continue.
  • Your download didn't complete or download properly. 4Shared doesn't like external download managers like EagleGet, Orbit or similar programs. Even if you don't use these, the download could have simply timed out. Use your browser's in-built program and re-download to see if that helps.
  • I ballsed up my installer. I test each installer before I upload but I'm not immune to mistakes. Comment on the game's review page and if the issue lies with me I'll fix it asap.

Game X runs natively on modern Windows but it's still not working.

This is where my knowledge is rather limited. These games will often use a crack from a third party to get them working on Windows 7 (or Windows 10 for the more recent games - I bypassed 8 but I assume what works on 10 will do on 8). Some of them have stopped working (or working as well) since upgrading to Windows 10. I've not been able to get games like The Devil Inside or Silent Hill Arcade to run on Windows 10 but they were perfectly fine on Windows 7. Others like Blade Runner or Hexplore seem to be perfectly fine, though you may want to play with the compatibility settings.


I get an antivirus alert from some of your games!

It is relatively common for antivirus programs to come back with false positives. Some programs look for whether a program is from a registered company and anything else is deemed 'unsafe'.

Here's a little info about that phenomenon
https://www.howtogeek.com/180162/how-to-tell-if-a-virus-is-actually-a-false-positive/

I assure you, my computer is clean and every file is created in pretty much the same way so it's random what gets flagged up. If you're unsure, I understand if you don't want to risk using it.



Can you release this and that game from the Chamber?

Possibly. I do consider suggestions and will most likely give them a try at least. I can't guarantee I'll get it working though. Or find it interesting enough to set free from the dusty depths. Time is also a factor.


What games won't you free from the Chamber?

My focus is mostly for games that have been out of print for at least 10 years (with a few exceptions) and no longer sold new or digitally as well as fan-made freeware titles (active freeware projects will link to their site).

The copyright holders seem to not care enough about their back catalogue to release them on Steam, GOG or to update them for the current consoles. Basically, any game classed as "abandonware" or "freeware" will be considered.

If a game I host is sold (or the copyright holder requests it), I will remove the download and link to the store page instead.


Will you review any more movies?

Maybe. I started this site to be about the hidden gems of everything I love which includes movies and TV shows. As time went on, I got a better response from my game reviews and their uploads. I also enjoy writing about them more as they have nothing to do with my professional life. I wouldn't rule it out if something interesting comes along.


My question is not answered here.

Ask and I shall respond :)


69 comments:

  1. Have you ever played around with PCem?
    Set up as a mid-90's PC it runs Windows 95b well. It's a neat, portable program. I've used it to play Obsidian (1996).

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    1. I've not heard of that! Thanks for the heads up. I'll look into it. I've played Obsidian (great game!) on DOSBox emulating Win98 but the disk change is a bit annoying. Time's tight at the moment but I'm sure I'll play around with it soon.

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    2. PC Emu doesn't have the files needed to work and just crashes out

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    3. PCEmu is still very new to me, but I do test games on a second system when I first use a new program. What error messages are you getting and in which game? Did it install correctly? Have you tried running pcem.exe and running it from the GUI?

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  2. Might I make a suggestion for a game that I feel really needs an installer to work properly on Windows 10...Die Hard Nakatomi Plaza! I can never seem to get it working right even with the patch and maybe you could fix it (a copy can be found on isozone)

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    1. I've not played that on the PC. I think it's the same as the Die Hard game that came on the GameCube - I'll investigate when I have the time. It's an early 2000s game which is hit & miss. All of the Die Hard games were surprisingly decent for a licensed title so I'll see what I can do.

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    2. Actually it's a totally different game. You're thinking of Vendetta. Her's an example of the game reviewed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZZrgKoQII4

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  3. Could you reupload games if the files are down for some reason? Because one of your older uploads, Ghost in the Shell I believe, has some installer files missing in the linked 4shared directory. Thank you.

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    1. Hello John. Sorry for the late reply. I will upload when I'm aware if any files are missing. It's very hard to keep track of all of the games. Ghost in the Shell appears to be missing the second file. I'll re-up ASAP.

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  4. your copy of devil inside asks for a disk, mounting a bin to a virtual drive doesnt work, and the nocd cracks are all too obsolete for my pc, anything i can do to fix this?

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    1. Hello, This is an error I couldn't fix when I switched from Windows 7 to Windows 10. The crack I used was third-party and there doesn't seem to be anything more rcent. Sorry I can't be of more help. You might find it's OK if you install and play it directly from the original or mounted CD, though It's not something I've tried.

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  5. Any chance you could upload the Tarzan activity center at some point?

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    1. Most likely I will :) I've not attempted many of the newer ones though.

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  6. Hey here's a suggestion...could you do one of Mafia I? I'd LOVE to play that game but obviously it's not availible anywhere

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    1. I'm actually surprised about that it's not sold anymore. I'll add it to the request list but I suspect the developers with re-release it again at some point.

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    2. Maybe Maybe not, if they hadn't with Mafia III being out I don't know what'll get them to do it

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    3. Another suggestion, Wolfenstein 2009. I'm sure it's clear that Zenimax is never going to re-release this game for whatever reason.

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    4. It's a good game, but I keep my focus on games older that 10 years, mostly from the 80s and 90s from when I was a kid. It has to be a rare gem of a game to me to be interested in posting anything newer. Thet're also more of a pain in the ass to get working.

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    5. Ah you want a challenge to be part of it huh?

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    6. Not entirely. I want games that have long since been unplayable to be playable again. Also, I don't want to step on the toes of the developers and rights holders. Mafia and Wolfenstein are still relevant franchises that I suspect Zenimax will re-release their older installments at some point.

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  7. Is there a possibility of getting other FMV pc games like 'Blown Away' (1994/1995) and the 'Eraser - Turnabout' (1997)? Thanks.

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    1. There is a possibility. Don't know when I'll get to then though. I've added them to my request list.

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  8. There's another Disney Interactive CD game called 'Hades Challenge' from 1998 which would be a great addition to your list. Hope you'll be able to assist with this request. Thanks!

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    1. I think you might be pleasantly surprised by my next post ;)

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    2. Awesome! Thanks :)

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  9. If you can get your hands on it/figure out how to upload it, it would make my life if you could try uploading 102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue for the PC! I have a lot of trouble understanding how to install other emulators and which one to choose. I'm also finding that finding a safe copy of the PC version is hard. If you can't find one, another version would be fine, I'm just not sure if there were console differences. I misplaced my disc and am super bummed about it. :( Thank you so much if you ever attempt it!

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    1. I'll probably try it at some point down the line, even if it's just the emulated PSX version.

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  10. First off, these are amazing. So grateful for all of this. (It makes working with DOS Box so much easier too)
    Is there any way you could get the ClueFinders and Zoombinis games here?
    I babysit and my client's daughter loved the Disney Animated Storybook games like I thought she would. ^^

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    1. Hello. I get asked for Zoombinis a lot, but there's a remake of sorts on Steam. I won't put a game up if the developers ae still supporting it.

      Not heard of ClueFinders though, so I've added it to my request list.

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    2. The remake doesn' have the old graohics though and no BroderBund logo. :(

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    3. I have heard the remake is pretty bad, but I don't want to tread on the toes on those companies who still sell their games. No matter how badly they do it.

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  11. I just stumbled across The Collection Chamber -- what a gold mine! I was thrilled to find Planet's Edge, one of my all-time favorites, in addition to a plethora of other great titles -- some of which I had completely forgotten about.
    Is there any chance you could do Cryo Interactive's Dune? I have both the floppy and the CDROM versions but can't get either one to work properly in WIN 7 -- grrr.
    In any event, voluminous thank-yous for all you have done here!

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    1. I do have the complete big box copy of Dune and got it working. I do intend to add it to the site at some point. I've added it to the list.

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    2. Outstanding! I'll be on the lookout for it. Thanks again.

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  12. Hi, another great addition to your list (if you're not already working on it) would be the 1996 semi-FMV game 'RIPPER'. My old CD-ROM had an error and I could never finish the game properly. Do try to see if its a possibility. Thanks!

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    1. It's certainly on the to-do list, though I've not got round to playing it yet.

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  13. Heh it's kinda funny how a number of the stuff you've posted here are now appearing on GOG. Games like Heart of China, Rise of the Dragon (dos version), and...huh...could have sworn there was at least one more. Well still just thought I'd let you know that

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    1. Yeah, there's about 5 in total. I saw these two coming - Willy Beamish was already on there and HOC and ROTD are from the same company. An unofficial trilogy some say. Overall it's a good thing, but I still think ROTD on SEGA CD deserves more love.

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    2. So I take it if you're to remove them you'll keep the ROTD Sega CD version up at least?

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  14. hi, this is a great site!! i think there was an error with my previous post, i hope i'm not double posting.
    have you considered adding the animated storybook "Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too"? i can't find it new, and what you suggested the Disney Duos with Piglet's Big Game is no longer available. it would also be nice to have the complete collection from you with DosBox compatibility and nicely assembled in your install files. Thanks!!

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    1. Hello! Both of those will be on here at some point. Perhaps on the next Disney Triple release...

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  15. This is maybe a weird question, but what software do you use to create the installation packages? I've setup quite a few DOS/3.1 games myself and would like to try my hand at making some packages like these for others to use. I've looked around at a few options, but they all were either too barebones or way too convoluted. "InstallSimple" was close, but not quite everything I wanted. Any help is appreciated!

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    1. I mainly use Clickteam's Install Creator Pro. It's simple to use though it does have a cap on file size. I use Inno Setup Compiler for larger titles though that's much more complex even if it's free. There are a few front ends for it suh as Inno Script Studio, but I still find Install Creator to be the best overall.

      If a game requires a custom menu (mainly for emulated games) I use Autoplay Menu Designer.

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    2. I've been messing around with InstallForge for a bit and that one actually seems pretty good.

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    3. Cool, I'll give those a try as well! InstallForge seems to have worked for what I want it to do, but it's just one scenario.

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  16. Hey there! I've been working on my project for a couple weeks now, and it's going well. I've been working on a website for it too. I'd love you hear what you think! Thank you again for all your work on these - that was a big inspiration for me to start working on my own.

    https://sonicflux.wixsite.com/zombs-lair

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    1. Very nice site Zombeaver. Some cool games on there too, including one I'm not familiar with (downloading Perilhelion now). I see you're using PCEm for early Windows games. I've not delved into that program yet - is it better than DOSBox X/DOSBox Daum?

      PS sorry for late reply. Work was a major bitch this past month or so.

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    2. Thanks! Still a lot of work to go but it's coming along.

      Perihelion's an interesting (if flawed) game that doesn't get a lot of attention. There's a lot of good stuff out there for Amiga that I'm looking forward to putting out - it has a great library with a lot of underappreciated gems, but it's one of the more complex platforms when it comes to emulation and I think it's intimidating for a lot of people, so it's a platform that, unfortunately, I think a lot of people pass on; even emulation enthusiasts.

      I prefer PCem for Windows 95 but still use Daum for 3.1. I love DOSBox, but I find it to be a bit unwieldy once you get to 95. PCem is really easy to make adjustments to - add hard drives, disc drives, swap out hardware like different CPUs, different audio hardware (it can do AWE32), and even different video hardware (it has Voodoo 2 support) with relative ease. I found these sorts of things to be fairly cumbersome to do via DOSBox. PCem can be somewhat system-intensive but sane settings seem to go a long way on most hardware.

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    3. I've finally taken a look into and I think you're right (been meaning to for a while). There's a couple of niggles, such as having a maximum of 16 heads when creating an HDD (I've found issues when mounting them in Windows 10 for fine tuning). There's only support for four emulated IDE drives, of which DOSBox has 6 which is better for huge 6CD games. PCem does support much larger HDDs which is a bonus when you have to mount the CDs and it is a lot more compatible. It was also far easier to set up, it took about a hour to install and set up Win95 instead of the whole day to create the template for DOSBox. And its a lot more stable and compatible.

      I used it for my last Disney Triple post and I'm impressed.

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    4. One of the things I like about PCem is that you can actually just mount external disc images as-is, similar to DOSBox's imgmount function, and have it interpreted as an inserted disc in the disc drive in the 95 environment. This is really handy, because it means you can have a very small virtual hard drive (say 250-500MB) for Windows, the install data, save storage, etc. and have the disc image(s) remain in its own standard format externally; and these can be specified in the PCem config with relative paths just like hard drive images.

      I think a limit of at least 6 drives would be an improvement as you suggest, but it shouldn't be a big deal for the vast majority of cases. Obsidian was quite large (5 discs) but I used the CD to DVD patch so it was a non-issue there. Were that not an option, I'm not sure how I'd deal with it; I guess I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. It's always something haha

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    5. DOSBox can do that with the IDE emulation. Just add "-ide 2m" to the end of the imgmount line and it works. You can go up to 4 masters ("-ide 4m") with their slaves ("-ide 4s") with the 1m & 1s reserved for HDDs and thus not needed in the conf file. It allows for compressed CD audio too which can drastically reduce file size. Here's an example...

      imgmount d: "CD\XF1-2.cue" -t iso -fs iso -ide 2m

      That being sad, PCem does tend to emulate the games a lot better.

      There are some games like Temujin and Dark Side of the Moon that cannot be turned into a DVD. Also, games that have CDDA audio are out too as DVD can't do it. It also means they can't be mounted within Win95 if you want the CD audio to work. The virtual CD programs at the time don't seem to like the bin/cue format with CD audio and if there is one I've not found it.

      I'm trying to get Dark Side of the Moon to work with PCem 'cos I've been trying to get that running for a while. The visual glitches are gone and the image quality seems to be be much better than DOSBox, but the sound has a slight but noticeable and distracting tinny distortion.

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    6. Interesting, I wasn't aware of the -ide 2m thing. I basically just got a very barebones 95 setup working in DOSBox, decided that I hated working in that format, and went with PCem instead; and normal imgmounting works fine without it for DOS/3.1 stuff. In the event that I need to go back to 95 in DOSBox though that'll definitely come in handy.

      I actually had Dark Side of the Moon on my to-do list already, but hadn't messed with it yet. Have you tried messing around with different sound cards in PCem? Maybe a different card would help. I've been using the AWE32.

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  17. Your site is amazing, thank you so much for putting all the hard work and effort into this! Some of my all-time favourite games from years ago are finally playable on Win10, thank you for making this possible!

    On a related note, do you by any chance have Marvel Super Heroes Creativity Center? It's effectively an interactive version of the classic "How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way" book, hosted by Stan Lee himself, with the added bonus of it letting you print out a comic you bring to completion as you learn the techniques. I've been looking for it for absolutely ages but I'm not convinced it would work on modern PCs anyway. Thanks in advance!

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    1. Thanks L.T.!

      I don't have that Marvel game and I've not heard of it before. I'll do a bit of research and see if I can find it. Could be interesting.

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  18. Hi there, I have two request for old games. First there's Montezuma's Return. An old but fun little first person adventure game that would be great here, it was released 20 years ago this year, and seems forgotten from what I can tell. There's a 3DFX and Dos version:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-ZfBkmPXf8

    Lastly, if they are still freeware, the original Command and Conquer should be up here, such a classic!

    This site is awesome, keep up the good work!

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    1. Hello! I have Montezuma's return and will likely get to it at some point. As for C&C, they're sold in a compilation at Origin. I was planning on adding them until I found that out.

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    2. Ah drat, looks like it ain't freeware anymore then, that compilation I'm guessing you're referring to is not badly priced with the entire series in one pack, will have to grab that at some point. Looking forward to Montezuma though, I played the demo to death when I was a young'in!

      Two more requests have popped up in my head, remember the original Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter? That's 20 years old as well funnily enough!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUzXHFJTcTs

      Also were you a reader of PC Gamer? Remember the demo discs they had back around 1996? Each one was like an FMV Myst like game! A small fun at that but it was so unique and interesting to witness back then, having a small game wrapped around a collection of demos every month. These at least would be cool to have here, all the games included are all demos anyway so I don't see any legal problems there:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4Acpv3GJFE
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6J-Y1GFi04&list=PLt2dRQsMT_rthve_J3iksEeQPG9m0nXUf

      Will check back regularly!

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    3. I believe the Carnivores series is still sold somewhere too. I'll have to look into it.

      The UK PC Gamer didn't have those cool little menus disguised as adventure games. I did, however, grab a copy on holiday one year when Quake was the new big thing. I thought it was pretty cool. Still have the disc around here somewhere. I'm not sure I'll add it to the site as I focus on hard-to-run 'abandonware' games but there's definitely an article in there somewhere.

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    4. Ah yeah that's right, they were only on the US edition, with Coconut Monkey haha.

      Are you thinking about having more Psygnosis PC games on here in the future? Wipeout, Wipeout 2097/XL, Destruction Derby 1 and 2, Lemmings, man tons of memories. The Destruction Derbys have got to be abandonware at least, they are totally, very unfortunately, forgotten about.

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    5. A Lemmings collection has long been in gestation as I'm always surprised they're not sold anymore. They were massive at one point. I keep getting a feeling that as soon as I put them up, they'll get a re-release.

      The WipEouts are still sold on PlayStation Network, so they're out I'm afraid. I think the Destruction Derby games may be on there too but I'd have to check.

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  19. Hello! I have a game request :) Adventures in Typing with Timon and Pumbaa?

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    1. Hello! That one's definitely on my todo list. I will probably come up on a Disney triple though I'm focusing on the Activity Centres first.

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  20. Hey!
    Love what You are doing. This is the only place I could find Dark Earth and Trespasser. Awesome!
    It's like gog until they find out how to release the games. You even patch them right?

    Thanks again and check out my looong wishlist for the future releases. These do not seem to have any releases and rights are in limbo.
    -Galapagos (This one is just unobtainable. I've never laid eyes on full version in my 30 years of life)
    -Heart of Darkness
    -Motocross Madness 2
    -Monster truck Madness 2
    -Return Fire 1 and 2
    -Simpsons Hit'n'run
    -Chasm
    -Blade of Darkness Severance
    -Shipwreckers
    -Outwars
    -Myth 1 and 2
    -House Of the Dead

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    1. Hello!

      Out of all of them, the only ones I've tried to get running are Shipwreckers (called Overboard in the UK), Outwars and House of the Dead. Chasm: The Rift is already on this site too. I've managed to get Outwars running successfully so far and HotD PC is being a bit spotty (Arcade and Sat versions run pretty good though). I keep coming back to Overboard because it was one of my faves back in the day but the PC version is being a bit of a bugger.

      IIRC Blade of Darkness is on GOG - or it was (it's in my library) so I think the copyright owners are still trying to monetise it. I believe the others are fare game unless their PlayStation versions are on PSN. I've added them to the request list.

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    2. Great, thanks!
      Blade of Darkness is not sold on gog for years now for whatever reason... it's not sold anywhere as far as I can tell.
      Thanks for the effort and I totally agree on priority list You posted!

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  21. Hi Biffman!

    So happy I came across your site and being able to play these classics, they're not old enough for DosBox but can't run on modern computers.

    Anyway, do you think you'll have any more Disney games at any point? Maybe some of the old print studios might be an idea?

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    1. Hello!
      As an unabashed Disneyphile, I'll pretty sure I'll get to them. I'm very behind at the moment (life, work etc) so the games I planned for August hasn't quite panned out. A Disney Triple was one of them but with more Activity Centres and not Print Studios. They're on my list, but I doubt the actual printing will work which is why they're not on the top of it. I'll have to investigate further when I get to them.

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  22. Hey, could you add "The Adventures of Pinocchio" from 1996 (it's an FMV adventure game/interactive movie) to your list? Would love to be able to play that one again.

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    1. Hello, and sorry for the late reply.

      I know of the game, but haven't played it. It's been added to my request list.

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