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Anonymous
July 20, 2005 5:45:01 PM

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yea, even a multi game solitaire would be nice.
Anonymous
July 20, 2005 8:47:29 PM

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www.digger.org .Some great games they are not Windows friendly though
must be played in DOS.
Anonymous
July 20, 2005 11:41:36 PM

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thanks guys.
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Anonymous
July 21, 2005 2:06:27 PM

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i forgot about solitude, thanks for the reminder.
Anonymous
July 21, 2005 10:26:08 PM

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On that special day, *ProteanThread*, (rtdos@rtdos.com) said...

> yea, even a multi game solitaire would be nice.

Here it is: Solitude

http://www.geocities.com/dbergis/freeware.htm (second entry)

Absolutely no install (except unzipping it), you can even run the games
by themselves; the menu is just an additional interface.

I still play them every now and then.


Gabriele Neukam

Gabriele.Spamfighter.Neukam@t-online.de


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July 22, 2005 8:15:28 PM

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Gabriele Neukam wrote:
> On that special day, *ProteanThread*, (rtdos@rtdos.com) said...
>
>
>>yea, even a multi game solitaire would be nice.
>
>
> Here it is: Solitude
>
> http://www.geocities.com/dbergis/freeware.htm (second entry)
>
> Absolutely no install (except unzipping it), you can even run the games
> by themselves; the menu is just an additional interface.
>
All I am seeing is the install version. Don't see the "second entry"

Mike Sa
Anonymous
July 23, 2005 7:39:02 AM

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In article <1121892300.878271.197260@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>,
rtdos@rtdos.com says...
> yea, even a multi game solitaire would be nice.
>
>
Many games come with an installer, just to make it easy for
inexperienced users to put the files onto their machines. You'll find
alot of freeware games fall into that catagory, install them to your USB
drive and you'll find they will run on another machine from your drive
without the need to install them on that machine. It's just a case of
trying games and seeing which ones will work.

All of my games fall into that catagory, so there's some for you
anyway... www.mikearcher.org.uk

Mike Archer
Anonymous
July 23, 2005 2:31:36 PM

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["Mike Archer"; Sat, 23 Jul 2005 02:39:02 GMT]

> Many games come with an installer, just to make it easy for
> inexperienced users to put the files onto their machines.

And note that some of these installers are actually just self-extracting
RARs. If you own WinRAR, you can right-click on the executable; if you see
"Open in WinRAR," then that's the case. It's a pleasant surprise.
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July 25, 2005 9:21:57 PM

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Mike Archer wrote:
> In article <1121892300.878271.197260@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>,
> rtdos@rtdos.com says...
>
>>yea, even a multi game solitaire would be nice.
>>
>>
>
> Many games come with an installer, just to make it easy for
> inexperienced users to put the files onto their machines. You'll find
> alot of freeware games fall into that catagory, install them to your USB
> drive and you'll find they will run on another machine from your drive
> without the need to install them on that machine. It's just a case of
> trying games and seeing which ones will work.
>
> All of my games fall into that catagory, so there's some for you
> anyway... www.mikearcher.org.uk
>
> Mike Archer


Thanks Mike.


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Anonymous
July 26, 2005 12:42:17 AM

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In article <1121892300.878271.197260@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>,
rtdos@rtdos.com says...
> yea, even a multi game solitaire would be nice.
>

I really like Laser Tank. It's a puzzle game, sort of a capture-the-
flag, sokoban, reflections mashup.

http://www.jccontrols.net/laser/

The older 16-bit 1-3.x versions are no-install and have "only" 770
levels, instead of thousands. The download links for the 3.1 version on
the site are broken, I've located another source:

ftp://ftp.freeware.ru/win/mycomputer/games/ltank31.zip (270K)

The newer 4.x versions use an installer. But, if you install it on your
HD, you can copy the files lasertank.exe, lasertank.hlp, and
lasertank.lvl to your USB drive and it'll work (it uses a local ini file
to save state).

Naoki Ito's old-school 8-bit-style games are a lot of fun:

http://ni.andkon.com/x1.html
http://ni.andkon.com/p1.html

I especially recommend Dlgate, Isitar5, LodeX, and Ball2.
Anonymous
July 26, 2005 11:32:06 AM

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Thanks Charlie I'll take a look at those too.
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