Girls went back to school today after 10 days off, so after cleaning the computers up of the trash and otherwise getting them working as they should, I pondered playing a game.
One of – if not the – favourite game of mine is Lemmings. But I haven’t played all the PC versions. That became a task. Getting hold of the games (abandonware ?) is not a problem, but running them under XP is. Hunting around turns up DosBox and then a nice GUI for it called D-Fend, but my mouse is not recognised, and despite trawling forums, I remain game-free. Remembering that Lemmings was also out on the Amiga, I download WinUAE. And then the post title becomes relevant.
You want the latest Adobe product ? The latest game (WoW anyone ?) The latest of almost any digital product then finding them and downloading them is a piece of cake. It’s stupidly easy. Yet here I am trying to find a ROM image for a product that I cannot buy any more, is not even made any more and on nearly all the pages I visit it says “Removed at request of …. ” I find it odd that I can get hold of current warez easily (if I want, and no I have none) yet this old file actualy did take a bit longer to find. Anyway, find it I did and WinUAE works.
What I have yet to figure out though is the settings in the emulator – there are dozens. It works though – Speedball 2 still looks bloody brilliant. Now all I need is my mouse and kb to work correctly and I’ll be happy. Relatively speaking.