Nomad

Bonjour DOS fans!

In our ongoing attempt to get back on schedule, we present to you our podcast episode on Nomad, the obscure 1993 space adventure game we played in February.

The show is filled with DGC veterans, as Florian ("rnlf") hosts for a change, joined by Martijn ("Tijn") and Esko ("FireFyte"). Suggested by DGC member voxel, he sadly couldn't be on the show, but did send in a voice message for which we're very grateful.

So buckle up and get ready for lift off!

[ download mp3 ] (101 mins, 82 MB)



DGC Game Devlog #1: Prologue

So, a couple of months ago, some of us came up with an "ingenious" idea. We're a bunch of DOS gaming nerds, sure, but most of us also have a programming background and DOS Game Club was actually founded by a bunch of people hanging out in a game development related IRC channel. What would be more appropriate than to use this dual footing we have to actually make a DOS game of our own?

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11 May 2020 // 1 Comment >

Worms

Hello!

We hope everyone is staying safe with all this craziness going on. When in doubt: stay inside and play DOS games, folks!

Back in January we played Worms with the club and boy did we have a lot of fun with that one. We even organised a little club tournament to see who has the best chops.

Now during the tournament, two players eventually rose to the top: our co-host Florian ("rnlf") and DGC member Tim ("spacefarer"). So we thought maybe it would be fun to have the final battle to determine the winner live during the podcast! Of course it became a big mess, but don't worry, because the first part of the show is our normal format in which we discuss the game in more detail. Besides Florian and Tim, also returning to the show are Martijn ("Tijn"), Jozef ("jozy") and Elias ("pumpuli").

In case you are interested in such things, here's the video of the match:

Have fun!

[ download mp3 ] (130 mins, 104 MB)



Ultima VII

Hello fellow DOS fans!

A while back we ran a Twitter poll to see what people thought a good RPG would be for us to check out. And although Dark Sun, Darklands and Albion all good respectable scores, there was one clear winner: Ultima VII, released in 1992 by Origin Systems. So that became our December game.

As neither our hosts Martijn ("Tijn") and Florian ("rnlf") played the game before, we were very happy that two knowledgable experts were willing to join the show and help us explain the contents and context of this game and the Ultima series as a whole. First of all it's long time DGC member and podcast regular Richard ("Pix"), and last but not least there's Michael ("Moa2020") who is completely new to the club.

Enoy!

[ download mp3 ] (115 mins, 92 MB)

RELEVANT LINKS:

* As ever, Pix scanned in some old magazines with reviews for us. Thanks!

* Exult is an open source reimplementation of Ultima 7 for modern platforms, using the original data files.



29 Mar 2020 // 5 Comments >

wipE’out”

Yo yo yo!

It's been a while since we last featured a racing game, so we dove into the suggestion forum and came up with 90s 3D pod racer Wipeout. Most people probably remember this as a title for the Sony Playstation, but the first game in the series actually saw a release for PC as well, so we thought we'd check it out.

Just like we did for Grand Prix Circuit two years ago, we decided to keep a scoreboard this time to see who is the fastest DOS Game Club Wipeout racer. Judging by the times posted, it's quite clear that the answer to this question is TOASTY, who also happens to be the person who suggested that we play this game. Congratulations on your victory, toasty! If you think you're faster than any of us, please don't hesitate to post your own times. We'll keep the scoreboard open forever.

Now on to the podcast: No less than three people are joining hosts Martijn ("Tijn") and Florian ("rnlf") for this one. Returning to the show are first of all veteran DGC member Marwane ("wan"), and also Tim ("Spacefarer"). Last but not least Elias ("pumpuli") completes the guest list. Elias has been a long-time member of our IRC chat channel, but this the first time he's actually joined one of our podcasts.

That's all for now. Please enjoy the show!

[ download mp3 ] (117 mins, 94 MB)

RELEVANT LINKS:

* Forum thread with contemporary reviews, including some magazine scans by Pix.

* Both DGC members kdrnic and Spacefarer made videos comparing the DOS version of Wipeout to the one on the Playstation

* "The making of Wipeout" originally published by Edge Magazine (issue 142, 2004), now hosted by Kotaku UK



26 Jan 2020 // 1 Comment >