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Retro Gaming: The Ultimate Doom: Thy Flesh Consumed

In this article I am going to look at ways to play the daddy (probably a grandfather by now) of all FPS using a modern system. The Windows 95 version will still work on XP (as long as you don’t want to use a USB mouse, the DOS version has not worked since Windows Me) but if you have Vista or Windows 7 you can pretty much forget it, I can’t even get the launcher to work on 64bit Vista Home Premium. There are a huge number of ways to get it working, but I am going to limit myself to my favourite 3, PrBoom, jDoom and DOSBox. All three of them are good, they all have their benefits and disadvantages, but which is best? There’s only one way to find out!


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Retro Gaming: Re-Volt

In these days of 5 hour installs, limited activations and games that crash every ten minutes it is nice to go back and play some old classics to remind you just how good PC gaming was [1]. Some hold up very well to the test of time and some don’t, Re-Volt is one of the former.


The developers, Acclaim, went bust in 2004 and though the rights to Re-Volt IP were bought by Throwback Entertainment it is no longer in print and is available on, the legality of this I am unsure about, you can still buy the game second hand but I have not seen it new anywhere. Sadly this version (Abandonia) will not have the brilliant music as the game used CD audio, unfortunately it is also impossible to get the music to work in Vista even if you own the CD, as to get the game running at all you need to use the noCD patch which disables the music. More on getting it to work in Vista (and XP) later though.

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