Archive for the ‘ Gaming ’ Category

Dungeons & Dragons RPG, Pen & Paper, Amiga licensees

First off all a list of various D&D series titles released for the Commodore Amiga. Source for Amiga ratings is mobygames  user rating. 5 is highest. If no rating supplied on the page, I calculated them from magazine reviews or estimated by taking matching average of other systems.

After that a little background of the naming conventions, history and real Pen & Paper RPG startup.

SSI Dragonlance games

The DragonLance series published 1984 is the first D&D brand given to computer RPGs. The world Krynn consists of several continents, the main location is Ansalon. The story here is about war between good, evil and neutral powers. The Heroes of the Lance are the protagonists of the chronicles of DragonLance series. They have a major influence on the World of Krynn esp. to Ansalon. Continue reading


Pinball Wizard

Hello pinball fans and fellas, here comes the pinball wizardry with modern and vintage retro atmosphere back to your Windows PC.

Listen to Pinball Wizard from “The Who” while reading this post!


The famous Gottlieb, Williams and Bally arcade game creators ring a bell? And you spent some time with pinball games on Amiga/PC or the real deal in the past?

I discovered a really neat possibility to “emulate” real pinball tables on Windows. As I don’t really know a decent pinball game recently released for any non-console system, I crawled the web for any news on this kind of games.

The results are, there are two decent pinball emulators which you can load a helluva lotsa real tables in and play them in decent smooth speed.

I’ll give you a shot on one of them and how you could install and use it.

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Maniac Mansion 3D remake

Now there’s a Maniac Mansion 3D remake work in progress!

Maniac Mansion 3D Startup

As far as I can see, they’ve done that with a game creator tool named 3D Gamestudio and its programming language Atari lite-c.
I surely have to check THAT out if I get further into C/C++ in the next time. It looks very interesting and seems to be the right tool for us “casual” programmers.

Nice work, let’s see how and when the final version performs.