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#16 MrFlibble

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:32 AM

Here's a nice YouTube channel dedicated to classic PC games:
http://www.youtube.com/user/CuteFloor

Has a large section of videos from unreleased DOS games, as well as alpha and beta versions.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 11:00 AM

Here's a few more nice sites:
http://www.ftp.funet...ex/msdos/games/
ftp://nic.funet.fi/pub/msdos/games/

You can find there "clean" versions (original file names, no additional BBS comments) of online shareware distributions of games by big publishers like Apogee or Epic MegaGames, along with some other stuff.

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Posted 10 March 2012 - 01:18 PM

RGB Classic Games has moved to another domain:
http://www.classicdosgames.org/

#19 MrFlibble

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:37 PM

S&F Prod.
A neat site about oldies, with various interesting and useful info about classic games (an, in some cases, utilities like game data extractors).

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 07:27 PM

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MicroProse FTP Archive at GameFront
This is an archived copy of the official MicroProse FTP. Playable game demos, previews, patches and related files can be found here. The descriptions are rather scarce, insufficient and sometimes misleading though, so in some cases you might not known what you've got before you actually downloaded an item.

Westwood Studios FTP Archive
An enhanced version of the Westwood FTP, with some extra content thrown in, by Nyerguds, a well-known C&C enthusiast and author of the unofficial C&C v1.06 patch.
These links are unfortunately no longer active and have been removed from the list.

The MicroProse FTP copy can be found via the Wayback Machine:
http://web.archive.o...oprose.com/ftp/

However, not all files are available - hopefully this is fixed sometime in the future.

#21 MrFlibble

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 02:16 PM

After a period of uncertainty and worry, classicdosgames.com is back online :D

#22 MrFlibble

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:15 PM

Your mileage may vary, but personally I find Mecha-Neko's game reviews at Super Adventures in Gaming quite entertaining to read :)

#23 MrFlibble

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 05:50 PM

Here's a functional Westwood Studios FTP mirror (since their official FTP goes down frequently thanks to EA's tinkering or whatever):
http://downloads.sil...C/Westwood_FTP/

BTW, that site also has downloads of freeware C&C games:
http://downloads.sil...m/C&C/Freeware/

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Posted 02 June 2012 - 09:19 PM

A few more FTP sites with various games demos/shareware:
ftp://ftp.tpnet.pl/pub/games/
ftp://ftp.gameaholic.com/pub/
ftp://ftp.farlep.net/pub/clubix/demo/
ftp://ftp.farlep.net/pub/clubix/demo2/
ftp://ftp.farlep.net/pub/clubix/demo3/

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:33 PM

Fantastic links :D
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#26 MrFlibble

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:42 AM

There seem to be quite a few FTPs with old stuff out there, and sometimes whole mirrors of companies or prominent gaming websites of the past. I've found most of those above with FTP search engines like Mamont FTP Indexer, Global FTP Search or FileSearching.com. Another good engine I used to find some rare stuff is FileWatcher.com but it's been down for quite some time, which is a pity.

There are rumours that FilePlanet is closing down, and since it isn't clear if they're going to keep their databases public, I've started looking for alternatives :) On the other hand, Swizzle of Demu.org has recently started uploading game demos and related files to the Classic PC Games section he maintains at archive.org.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 12:23 AM

Here are a few more FTP mirrors:

Blizzard Entertainment:
http://ftp.gameaholi...p.blizzard.com/
ftp://ftp.games.skynet.be/spool1/games/ftp.blizzard.com/

Westwood Studios:
ftp://ftp.games.skynet.be/spool1/games/ftp.westwood.com/

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 03:28 PM

There's a neat Italian site with lots of interesting (and sometimes rare) demos, but it's tough to browse because there is no easily accessible directory listing (or I haven't figured out how to get to it), and all the download links have to be edited manually to point to the site itself, because they point to a currently non-existing affiliate FTP. Directories of interest include:
http://volftp.tiscal...pc/msdos/games/
http://volftp.tiscal...s/games/arcade/
http://volftp.tiscal...os/games/demos/
http://volftp.tiscal...s/win3xx/games/
http://volftp.tiscal...ws/win95/games/
http://volftp.tiscal...5/games/arcade/
http://volftp.tiscal...95/games/demos/
http://volftp.tiscal...in95/games/rpg/
http://volftp.tiscal...games/strategy/
http://volftp.tiscal...ws/win98/games/
http://volftp.tiscal...8/games/arcade/
http://volftp.tiscal...98/games/demos/
http://volftp.tiscal...in98/games/rpg/
http://volftp.tiscal...es/simulations/
http://volftp.tiscal...mulations/cars/
http://volftp.tiscal...games/strategy/

Note that you'll need to manually copy-paste the links in your browser in order for them to work, and to download anything, copy the download link and change "ftp://ftp.volftp.mondadori.com/" to "http://volftp.tiscali.it/"

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 02:19 PM

The Games Shed - a retro gaming blog that also includes a video section (and an affiliated YouTube channel).

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:52 PM

OCUK PC Games - ( INDIE ) ( RETRO ) Database

300+ games :)



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