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Gaming under Virtual PC

  • Ben Armstrong

    Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego, on Windows Virtual PC

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    “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego” is one of the great classic educational games.  It has been re-released and re-mastered many times – but it was originally released in 1985. In this game – you take on the role of a detective who is hunting...
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    Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe under Windows Virtual PC

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    Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe (SWOTL) is a DOS game released by LucasFilm Games.  It was released in 1991 and allows you to take the role of a pilot in World War II. Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe lets you play for either the United States Air...
  • Ben Armstrong

    Master of Orion II under Windows Virtual PC–part 2

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    A long time ago I blogged about playing Master of Orion II under Virtual PC .  In this post I talked about using the DOS version of Master of Orion II. Recently I was asked if it was possible to run the Windows version of Master of Orion II under...
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    Gaming on Windows Virtual PC

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    Long time readers have – rightly – complained that I have not been talking about gaming in virtual machines very much recently. The main reason for this is that I have been wanting to write this post before starting to post about gaming generally...
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    Plants vs. Zombies vs. Hyper-V

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    A number of readers have (rightly) complained that I have not been talking about gaming inside virtual machines lately.  So with that in mind – here is Plants vs. Zombies running on Windows XP on Hyper-V: The game is completely playable – though...
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    Quake II under Windows Virtual PC

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    It has been too long since I posted about gaming on Virtual PC.  And there is a lot to talk about!  Windows Virtual PC makes some things better for gaming, some things worse, and opens up new possibilities.  But for now, I want to start...
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    The Secret of Monkey Island under Virtual PC

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    Getting back to playing all of my LucasArts games under Virtual PC, the next stop is The Secret of Monkey Island.  In many ways this was a land mark game for the adventure game format, and many people have fond memories of it. You play “Guybrush...
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    Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders under Virtual PC

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    Continuing on through the LucasArts adventure game history (last week I was playing Maniac Mansion ) I arrive at Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders.  This is third LucasArts adventure game chronologically – but it was the first one I ever played...
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    Maniac Mansion under Virtual PC

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    After posting about Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade , I thought I would take a walk down the list of LucasArts adventure games that I have played. Maniac Mansion is the first game that comes to mind for many people when they think of LucasArts adventure...
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    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure under Virtual PC

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    I am a long time "LucasArts Adventure Game" junky - and own *almost* all of their adventure games.  Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure (hereafter referred to as "the Last Crusade") is one of the earlier...
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    Quest for Glory III: Wages of War under Virtual PC

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    Yikes! It has been a while since I played these games. I have already covered the first and second installments of the Quest for Glory series - so now - onto number 3! Quest for Glory III continues on with the story from before. You have saved Shapier...
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    Trials of Battle under Virtual PC

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    It has been too long since I posted about gaming under Virtual PC - so today I would like to talk about " Trials of Battle ". This game was made by Stardock in 1996 - and is one of the few "first person shooting" games that exists...
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    SimAnt under Virtual PC

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    This is one of my favorite not-so-well-known computer games.  Released in 1991, designed by Will Wright (the maker of SimCity) it is a quite whacky game.  You lead an Ant colony and attempt to: Build your nest Secure a food supply Defeat - Spiders...
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    Battle Chess II under Virtual PC

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    Battle Chess II was released in 1990, two years after the original Battle Chess .  Battle Chess II sports higher quality graphics and support for Sound Blaster sound effects (though it actually uses the Sound Blasters musical "FM" capabilities...
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    Risk under Virtual PC 2007

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    Released in 1989, this was the first "official" computer version of Risk.  As such it goes a long way to try and replicate the board game in as much detail as possible.  It even goes as far as allowing you to pick whether you are playing...
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    Trilby: The Art of Theft under Virtual PC

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    A little while ago I stumbled upon the game Trilby: The Art of Theft.  This is a fun little game that I have enjoyed spending a couple of days playing (I have now completed it).  The basic concept of the game is to guide Trilby through a series...
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    Warheads on Virtual PC 2007

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    Wow, it has been far too long since I posted about gaming and virtualization...  So today I would like to talk about Warheads.  This is a wacky little game released by Ionos Interactive and Total Play in 1997.  It is basically a version...
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    Kosmonaut under Virtual PC 2007

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    A while ago I reviewed SkyRoads under Virtual PC - however I missed the predecessor to SkyRoads: Kosmonaut.  This game was released in 1990 and plays very similarly to its successor.  The graphics are slightly less polished but interestingly...
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    Shinobi under Virtual PC

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    Shinobi was a SEGA arcade classic - that was then ported to every system on the face of the earth - and the PC was one of them. I never was able to find a story that explained the premise of this game - but it is fairly obvious. You are the ninja, throwing...
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    Flying Tigers under Virtual PC

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    This is an old vertical scrolling flying shooting them up style game, similar to Raptor in many cases, but not as polished. The story behind this game is fairly flimsy and tells of bad guys who got control of time machines-which sets the stage for you...
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    Captain COMIC under Virtual PC

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    You are Captain Comic, galactic hero. Your mission is to recover three treasures from the planet Omsoc, which have been stolen away and hidden on the remote planet of Tambi. Your task will not be easy, you will need to gather tools to increase your fighting...
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    Command & Conquer available for free download

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    Okay, so not really Virtual PC or Virtual Server related (except that I have posted about Command & Conquer under Virtual PC before - here and here ). But EA have made the original Windows 95 version of Command & Conquer available for free download...
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    Jazz Jackrabbit 2 under Virtual PC

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    Jazz Jackrabbit 2 is one of the last of the great platform games. It was also one of the only ones to be released as a Windows 95/98 only game. You play the role of a gun wielding green rabbit out to stop the space turtles from taking over the universe...
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    X-Wing under Virtual PC

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    Now this is a classic, the original DOS version of X-Wing. The game where you got to play as part of the rebellion and try to overthrow the evil empire - you even get to participate in the final run on the Death Star. This game had many things that...
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    Martian Memorandum under Virtual PC

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    Continuing on with the Tex Murphy games we arrive at Martian Memorandum. This would have to be my favorite Tex Murphy game - with a gripping story and a simple click and point interface. That is not to say that it is without its problems. The biggest...
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