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  • How To Run Old Games on Windows 7/8/10

    Jun 08, 2018

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    “This game doesn’t work on Windows 10!”, “Why can’t I run game X on my ultra modern computer?” Well, fear not, because here’s the fix for you – a self-contained XP SP3 Virtual Machine that can run most games between and including 2003 and 2005.

  • Mods for Oblivion

    Apr 27, 2018

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    As epic role-playing games go, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is up there with the best of them. Which means that it’s really, really long and is packed with an incredible amount of stuff to see and do, from slaying dastardly Daedra in other dimensions to prancing about picking wildflowers. But some need more, and here it is.

  • How Myst Changed Gaming

    Jan 17, 2016

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    The original Myst (1993) turns twenty-three in September of 2016, and for a quarter of its lifespan it enjoyed constant bestseller status. Right up there with Doom, Command & Conquer, and other countless titles that came and went, Myst offered massive crowd appeal.

  • Top 25 PC Horror Games For Halloween

    Oct 31, 2015

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    It’s Halloween and what better way to celebrate it than engorging in various forms of spook-oriented entertainment. Here are twenty-five retro computer games reeking of demons, devils and other dark conjurations.

  • Doom 4 HD Gameplay Video – E3 2015

    Jun 15, 2015

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    A brief look at how Doom 4 is shaping up. Much of the game has been apparently redone, and to some extent it looks like a cooler, faster, more brutal Doom 3. Check out this awesome gameplay footage from E3.

  • An Early History of Blizzard

    Jun 02, 2015

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    We’ve got many Blizzard games covered here – Diablo, Diablo II, StarCraft, WarCraft – all of them five-star titles. Blizzard’s track record in producing top selling and critically acclaimed games is nothing short of impressive, so let’s take a closer look at this company, its history and learn just what makes it tick.

  • Interactive Entertainment – Vintage Video Reviews

    May 07, 2015

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    Rare piece of gaming history here! Interactive Entertainment was a magazine published exclusively on CD, containing video and text reviews, previews and unofficial hint guides for various 90s PC games. If you have any interest in games from that period then you must give this a look!

  • From Hell – Brutal Doom Review

    Mar 31, 2015

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    Just when you thought that chaingun was light enough to drop and do something productive, you get something as insanely bloody and addictive and over-the-top as “Brutal Doom”, a mod seemingly ripped straight out of the lower bastions of Hell and programmed by Satan himself.

Tech Articles

  • What are Magnet Links?

    Jun 22, 2017

    You’ll notice green ‘magnet link‘ buttons under the red ones. These offer a second method of downloading games. You’ll need a torrent client like uTorrent to use them. Once you download something you could keep it around so other people can download it as well. In fact a lot of people might want to do […]

  • Guide on Installing DOS Games from Virtual Discs

    Mar 27, 2017

    This is a quick guide on installing DOS games from virtual discs such as BIN, IMG, ISO, etc. This will hopefully help you out if you’re trying to play a DOS game off a CD image and get the common ‘please insert disc’ error message.

  • How To Install Custom Windows XP Themes

    Jun 30, 2015

    Learn How To: Enable Third-Party Theme Support on Windows XP Change your Windows XP Theme, Sounds, Cursor and Fonts This tutorial will show you how to download, install and use custom Windows XP Themes – essentially you will learn to take that boring old XP interface and give it an exciting makeover. Some programs like […]

  • How To Connect Multiple Joysticks To One PC

    May 30, 2015

    This tutorial will show you how to attach more than one joystick to a single PC and use both of them when playing games. This is useful because one can convert your extra joystick to work as a rudder control, or throttle, or many other things – so it’s basically a cheap workaround if you can’t get proper rudder pedals!

  • How to Run DOS Games in DosBox

    Nov 19, 2014

    More Dos games will be featured on this site in the coming months, and it’s only fair that I write up some clear tips on how to play these on modern computers. DosBox is everyone’s favorite MSDOS emulator, and learning how to use it takes but a few minutes.

  • How to Mount CD Images in DosBox

    Nov 19, 2014

    Here we’ll learn how to use DosBox to mount MSDOS game CDs and actually install and play the game. We’ll assume you already have a game disc image (.ISO, .BIN, .NRG, etc.) on your hard drive, and you know how to mount those disc using programs like Power ISO, Deamon Tools, Alcohol 120%, etc. 1. […]

  • How to Stop Skipping Sound / Music in DosBox

    Nov 17, 2014

    Some DosBox users have reported sound and music skipping / stuttering in Dos games. If you, like me, are one of the unlucky ones to experience this annoyance when playing Dos games, then I recommend you read the following solution:

  • How To Run Games in a Window & Record Gameplay

    Jun 22, 2014

    Feel like recording gameplay footage from the classics only to find that neither Fraps, Bandicam nor any other recording software is up to the job? No worries. We’ll explore some solutions that will let you record gameplay and take screenshots from old games.