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I know, I'm probably the only gamer here but still... ;)

Again through GOG.com I got a great deal. I got all 5 Oddworld games for ~$16.00. So far I have only installed Abe's Odyssey and Munch's Odyssey. Abe's Odyssey was made in 1997 and is a linear platform game. Munch's Odyssey, 2001, is a full blown 3D type game where you can go wherever you want. The graphics are quite decent and it is fun.

In all the games the characters are given full personalities and are hard to not like. In the first two games Abe is the main character but, in Munch's Odyssey, Munch takes over after Abe starts things off. Munch is also the star of a visualization for a Media Player included in the XP Plus bonus pack. BTW, XP Plus still works and can be found at http://jaylach.com/downloads/ In the unlikly chance you want to do XP Plus ignore the 2 or 3 missing files in the Space theme.

In Windows 10 I DID have to set compatibility mode for Abe's Odyssey to XP SP3 but Munch ran fine as is.

The package includes:

Abe's Odyssey

Abe's Exodus

Munch's Odyssey; I know if Patty sees this she will recognize the character Munch. ;)

Stranger's Wrath

New 'N' Tasty

Here are Abe and Munch. Munch is the guy in front.
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Yup. I sure do remember Munch! What sort of game is it?

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Yup. I sure do remember Munch! What sort of game is it?

A rather strange but fun one. ;) It is a cross between a linear platform and full 3D world. You have to progress through sections but have full mobility within each section.

It is hard to explain...

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OK. I'll take your word for it. ;)

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OK. I'll take your word for it. ;)

Think of a platform linear game as the type like Mario on the Super Nintendo system.

Think of a 3D world RPG game as the like of Skyrim, Fable Lost Chapters.

Now put the two together and you have a rather unique platform. Of course you will only follow if you know the mentioned games... ;)

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Well I know and love Mario. Have never played an RPG game, as they never appealed to me, so I don't know that one.

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Well I know and love Mario. Have never played an RPG game, as they never appealed to me, so I don't know that one.

OK... So think of Mario where you can go to any level you want within a single world. All levels are included within one.

Since you have never done an RPG I don't know if the above would make any sense.

LOL! BTW, You want Mario?.....

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I prefer puzzle games, I have the entire series of Professor Layton for Nintendo. The first 4 in the series were in 2D so I played them on my NintendoDS XL then they released the last 2 but they were in 3D so I got myself the Nintendo3DS XL, I can still play all the 2D games on it.

Playing the games in 3D is brilliant it gives them so much more reality. They have just published a new game but apparently the Professor is missing and it's his daughter who does all the puzzle solving, the first time there's been any mention he had a daughter. :-) I'll have to wait till the price comes down before I can afford that one, if I bother.

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I did that once, Jay. Got an emulator download, but it was too much of a hassle to play.

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Hmmm, Do you remember what Emulator? I use SNES9x version 1.52. I really see no difference between it and a game console but then I have a gamepad. Keyboard control just really does not work well. ;)

I also have a PS1 emulator that works really well. LOL! I actually still have about a dozen working PS1 CDs but ripped then to ISO format for the emulator. Really there only 2 PS1 games I play; MediEvil and Spyro the Dragon. Again I have a gamepad. The pad is pretty nice being sort of a combination between a PS and Xbox controller. In fact, even though it is Logitech, Windows sees it as an Xbox controller.

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Does Mame ring a bell?

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M.A.M.E. stands for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. It is an emulator for arcade games, not the SNES console. This is what you would want for the SNES console.
https://www.emulator-zone.com/snes/snes9x
You will have the choice of 32 or 64 bit. I've been using it for so long I've never used the 64 bit version. If going to another system I just copy the original install directory and it works fine.
Again a gamepad is preferred.

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MacDuffie wrote:
Does Mame ring a bell?

Now that IS a blast from the past! I had it installed many years ago to run games like Asteroids, Space Invaders and Galaxian...hmm, wondering now if someone somewhere has developed something similar for a 64bit version for Win7??...

A very quick online search suggests MAME might still be getting developed:
http://mamedev.org/

Not so sure how easy finding reliable ROM's might be though :?:


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The last time I had M.A.M.E installed it came with a bunch of common ROMS already included.

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Jay, you could well be right, it was so long ago I don't recall... it was back in the days when the net was about more than making money and advertising revenue was still a dream of the few ;)


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I used MAME32, gave a nice graphic menu to chose the games from.


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Now I'm curious. Going to install to see what is still there. ;)

Looks like there is a 64 bit version now. Think I'll try that.

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Taken from my link above, this appears to suggest finding reliable (legal) ROM's may not be easy.
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Thanks to the generosity of some of the original creators of the classic games that MAME® can emulate, several games have been released for free, non-commercial use. It is our hope that in the future, we will be able to add more games to this list.

Note: The ROMs on these pages have been approved for free distribution on this site only. Just because they are available here for download does not entitle you to put them on your own site, include them with your own distributions of MAME, or bundle them with your software, cabinet, or other item. To do that, you must obtain permission from the original owners.
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You also have to download a BIOS for the machine. I found a BIOS pack but will have to mess with it as to what to use.

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This is were I downloaded ROMs in the past:

https://www.romnation.net/


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Rom Nation I have used. One of the few ROM sites that will not trigger MBAM Pro.

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