I’m aiming for 500!

I found an old Windows 3.1 card game last month called 500. It’s kinda like Bridge but with different features like the Joker card, different bidding rules, and there’s Misère which is a bid in which I have to lose every single trick in order to make the bid (250 for Closing Misère, and 500 for Open Misère). Here’s a picture of the game looks like:

I somehow managed to make the bid of Open Misère and win the game against the opposing computer team in a single round. Hooray! (Of course, who knows how difficult it was programmed to be!)

This game is alright but definitely not my cup of tea. What sucks about this game is that there’s a notice that makes you wait for 10 seconds, and after playing this game for a two-week trial period I have to pay for it. I’ll have to take a look at Windows files to see if I can figure out how they limit the game.

After the game is over it gives you the results:


Play this some more and then off to something new (old). 😛

Alxala Does Hollywood… High!

I found another old Windows 3.1 program called Hollywood High. It’s like the original Hollywood but with real people for actors instead of animals.

You can create your own movies by doing certain things just like in regular Hollywood, but what I like about Hollywood High is that there’s certain features added to the program like the red star button that lets you change the selected character’s name, voice and favorite hobby when editing a scene, a button for adding a title name to the movie, and a button for the Pronunciation Dictionary so that you can edit the pronunciation of the word you’ve selected in the scene.

What’s funny is that I was a baby when this came out, and now I’m messing around with it. 😛

Alxala Does Hollywood

I decided to take a break from SFM for right now and found an old Windows 3.1 program called Hollywood. It’s a program where you can make your own movies by doing certain things like changing the location of the scene, setting up a movie script, etc.

This looks like it would be a fun program for making random cartoonish movies. One thing I like about Hollywood is that there’s an option that lets me change the selected character’s name, voice and favorite hobby:

Now I can become an famous old-school movie star of the ancient times. Thank you and goodnight!

Throwing a monster party in Castle of the Winds

Been playing around some Castle of the Winds for Windows 3.1 under DOSBox, and guess what I’ve been doing lately?

I decided to throw my own 8-bit monster party that includes animated statues, scorpions, bears, spiders, ants and other kinds of bad guys and monster. I’m now getting close to getting ready for part 2 of the game, but that’ll have to wait until either tomorrow or whenever I feel like playing Castle of the Winds again.

Current Weekend Spot: Beating Skyrim for Windows 3.11

Last night I decided to take a break from working on my SFM project for right now and play some Castle of the Winds in Windows 3.11 under DOSBox, and so far I have fought my way through 187 monsters scattered around in different areas and finally got to the notoriously Evil Hill Giant Leader known as Hrungnir:

I have successfully defeated Hrungnir, the Hill Giant leader, and his ogre henchmen just by shooting some Fireballs at them. After defeating Hrungnir I grabbed the Amulet of Kings from his dead body. It’s a special kind of amulet that lets me use the item in order to beat the game:

That was only the first part of the game. So now I’m at the point where I must get everything ready for the second part of the game right now, and I’ll be able to move on to Part 2 as soon I got all the stuff that I need.

Playing around some Castle of the Winds

Last night I’ve been doing some Castle of the Winds in Windows 3.11 under DOSBox since it’s been a long time since I played it during the Windows XP years. Here’s a screenshot of what the gameplay looks like in the game:

So far I have made some good progress. I have journeyed my way along the highway that leads to the village of Bjarnarhaven since the village at the very beginning of the game got mysteriously burned down. I am now currently in Fortress level 4 of this game, but I’ll plan going to the fifth Fortress Level whenever I feel like playing Castle of the Winds again. 🙂

Late Night Fun with After Dark in DOSBox

I decided to install the After Dark 3.2 screensaver program on my Windows 3.11 program under DOSBox, and I played every single screen saver and they all seem to be working fine but only in a 256 color screen resolution. Here are some screenshots of some After Dark screen savers that I took under DOSBOX:

Bad Dog!

DOS Shell

Rebound

Mountains

Nonsense (My most favorite After Dark screensaver, just because it’s too hilarious.) 😛

I even checked out You Bet Your Head, and that screen saver seems to work too. Oh, and not only did I install After Dark, I also installed old Windows programs that are suitable to run in Windows 3.1 under DOSBox such as the Spiderman Cartoon Maker, the Symantec Game Pack, Castle of the Winds, etc.

So far everything seems to work fine under that old operating system, and I was happy about that. 🙂 So now that I got that done, I must now head off to Sleepsville and wonder what I should dream about tonight. Something that includes friendly cartoon characters and going out on cartoonish adventures.

Some Old School Arcade Pool for DOS

Been playing a bit of an old DOS game that I’ve never tried out under DOSBox earlier this evening. It’s called Arcade Pool, a game where you can compete a Pool competition against other computer players and/or human players. Here’s a screenshot of what this game would look like:

All you got to do is use the left mouse button to line up the cue ball and then right click to fire away to see if any balls would go down the sinker holes until there is a winner at the end. I like how there’s different Pool games such as Custom Pool, US Open Pool, UK Open Pool, etc.

This here is a screenshot of the results made in the game of Pool that has numbers of shots made, fouls made and balls sunk down. This game is fun to play but hard to score some shots when it comes to making fouls and misses. It will now be added to my private collection of old DOS games.

Playing around some Dig Dug for DOS

Last year I went to My Abandonware and found a DOS game called Dig Dug, so I decided to give this a try:

You’ll play as the dude dressed in white clothing, and you’re digging underground to destroy all Pookas (the red round monsters that wear yellow goggles) and Fygars (the green dragons that breathe fire) by blowing them up with your air pump or crushing them with large rocks:

I’d say this is a really fun DOS Game. I was thinking about playing other Namco DOS games like Pac-Man and Galaxian, but I’m gonna have to wait on that for another time. 😀

The Green Rabbit Strikes Back

I played some Jazz Jackrabbit yesterday and I have completed the first episode after defeating an evil turtle known as Devan Shell, who’s riding on his bouncy spaceship:

So that’s one down and five more to go. I will dig into this some more any other day, and hopefully Jazz can stop Devan and his twin mega battleships from destroying his home planet Carrotus, and rescue his girlfriend Eva Earlong. 🙂

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    I like to blog about certain games that I like to play. I also blog about cats, art and other things in life.

    — Alxala