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Classic games preserved in online videos

Published: 28th May 2007, 13:00:24 | Permalink | Printable

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Is there something missing from your life? Something within your heart that goes back, way back, as far back as the 1990s? Do you miss the throbbing roar of your Stunt Racer 2000 car? The nosebleed techno of Hamsters? Soaring through the skies in Chocks Away? If you're at home and can't get your emulator working or your 32bit RISC OS machine doesn't want to play Pacmania, or if you're stuck at work and need a break - the Internet has just the medicine for you.

One clever chap has uploaded a load of videos of old Acorn games, from 4th Dimension classics to lesser well known titles, complete with sound and heavy with nostalgia. How many can you recognise from those below?

Click on a thumbnail above for the video via YouTube, or see the link below for the full list. You'll need a decent Flash player to view them.


All the AcornGamez videos on YouTube
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Cataclysm! That was a superb game. Never could finish the final level, though...

 is a RISC OS Userlym on 28/5/07 2:40PM
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Good idea to supply them in such an alien format ... I mean alien to RISC OS :-)

 is a RISC OS Userhzn on 28/5/07 2:48PM
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Wow thanks for the little article. I've got plenty more games to video and upload. Next couple I'm hoping to be Black Angel, Karma and Alone in the Dark. I'm aware youtube is a no go for RISC OS browers so I'm thinking about either providing the MPEGs online or maybe some kind of DVD. Not sure yet though :)

Thanks again, I'm really happy to see it featured.

 is a RISC OS Uservanpeebles on 28/5/07 3:12PM
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MPEGS would be great as I don't think we're going to be seeing a media player for RISC OS anytime soon.

 is a RISC OS UserAW on 29/5/07 11:32PM
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There are several websites where you can online convert ypoutube files to mpeg1 or mpeg 2 (not that I need them with my I-mac :) )

 is a RISC OS UserEasyKees on 1/6/07 1:25AM
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Indeed, the nice thing about YouTube is that one can upload their video there and won't have to pay for the bandwidth costs. It's no problem converting a recording to MPEG format, but someone would have to host it. In fact, YouTube is pretty great for these kind of things, while Flash is supported by all major OS platforms. It's a real shame RISC OS can't use them, now that Oregano 3 has been cancelled. One can only hope the open source Gnash player can be finished and released - see [link] for details.

Some of those games sure brought back good memories. I remember seeing the sun come up in the morning after playing Simon the Sorcerer all night...

EasyKees: It's simply iMac and yes, I know the feeling ;)

 is a RISC OS UserhEgelia on 1/6/07 12:25PM
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Five new videos uploaded last night, Chopper Force, The WIMP Game, Alone In The Dark intro, Star Fighter 3000 vid 1, and Overload

 is a RISC OS Uservanpeebles on 4/6/07 8:17AM
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Wicked. I remember kicking my brothers [censored] on chooper force and stunt racer, those games were ace. It's a shame StarFighter 3000 didn't have a multiplayer (though the Acorn and PS2 versions were ace!!!) :-)

Still sure RISC OS is wasted in the PDA arena....

Ian, (a little drnuk) . 8-)

 is a RISC OS Userpiemmm on 4/6/07 9:10PM
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Just added a load more videos. 12 of them!

 is a RISC OS Uservanpeebles on 19/6/07 8:02AM
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Just been having a look through them, very nice. I was thinking it may be nicer to actually play the games rather than watch a video, however for a lazy person like me the video is perfect.

Whoever was playing Saloon cars on there, i think you need breathalising...

 is a RISC OS UserFuzzy on 19/6/07 1:11PM
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Hey its very hard to steer with the keys, plus I was trying to make it crash to show the crash scene or some damage ;) *phew good excuse*

 is a RISC OS Uservanpeebles on 19/6/07 2:10PM
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