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  • Submitted: Apr 18 2011 09:32 PM
  • Last Updated: Jun 23 2013 01:47 PM
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Wrapper Type & Video Card Compatibility

  • Wrapper Type: DOSBox

Wrapper Type Info

Note:
Wrappers have different Mac OS X compatibility!

Wineskin:   10.610.710.810.9
Cider:          10.610.710.810.9
CXZ/CXEx:  10.610.710.810.9

What is WINE & what is a Wrapper?

Video Card Info

 GREY          = not tested
 GREEN        = fully playable
 YELLOW     = playable with minor glitches
 ORANGE     = playable with some effort
 RED             = severe glitches / unplayable

Download this Classic Forgotten Realms Archives, The - Silver Edition

- - - - - Please vote for the Quality of this Port / Wrapper, not for the Game or Application!




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STATUS:
Status:
- ATI : GREEN
- NVIDIA : GREEN
- GMA : GREEN

Game Description:
The Forgotten Realms Archives is a compilation of the AD&D Forgotten Realms series from the beginning of the series in 1988 through 1996, including 12 complete games: Pool of Radiance, Curse of the Azure Bonds, Secret of the Silver Blades, Pools of Darkness, Hillsfar, Eye of the Beholder I-III,, Dungeon Hack, Gateway to the Savage Frontier, Treasures of the Savage Frontier, and Menzoberranzan.

Pool of Radiance: is a computer role-playing game developed and published by Strategic Simulations, Inc (SSI) in 1988. It was the first adaptation of TSR's Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (AD&D or D&D) fantasy role-playing game for home computers. It is the first in a four-part series of D&D computer adventure games. The other games in the "Gold Box" series used the game engine pioneered in Pool of Radiance, as did later D&D titles such as the Neverwinter Nights online game. Pool of Radiance takes place in the Forgotten Realms setting, with the action centered in and around the city of Phlan.

Curse of the Azure Bonds: is a computer role-playing game developed and published by Strategic Simulations, Inc (SSI) in 1989. It is the second in a four-part series of Forgotten Realms Dungeons & Dragons Gold Box adventure computer games, continuing the events after the first part, Pool of Radiance. An adventure module of the same name, coded FRC2, was written based on the game. There is also a prequel novel, Azure Bonds, that was written by Kate Novak and Jeff Grubb, and is the first book of the Finder's Stone trilogy.

Secret of the Silver Blades: is the third in a four-part series of Forgotten Realms Dungeons & Dragons "Gold Box" adventure computer games. The game was released in 1990.The story is a continuation of the events after Curse of the Azure Bonds.

Pools of Darkness: is the fourth in a four-part series of Forgotten Realms Dungeons & Dragons Gold Box adventure computer games, published by Strategic Simulations, Inc.. The game was released in 1991. The book loosely based on the game was released in 1992. The story is a continuation of the events after Secret of the Silver Blades.

Hillsfar: is a role-playing video game released for MS-DOS, Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64 in 1989. It features a combination of real-time action and randomly generated quests. It also includes standard gameplay elements of the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, upon which the game is based. Hillsfar was later released for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in 1993.

Eye of the Beholder: is a role-playing game for computers and video game consoles developed by Westwood Studios and published by Strategic Simulations, Inc. in 1990 for the DOS operating system, later ported to the Amiga, the Sega CD and the SNES.

The game had two sequels, Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon, released in 1991, and Eye of the Beholder III: Assault on Myth Drannor, released in 1993. The third game, however, was not written by Westwood, who had split with SSI over artistic differences and created the Lands of Lore series.

Dungeon Hack: is a computer role-playing game developed by DreamForge Intertainment and produced by Strategic Simulations, Inc. (SSI). It was first released for the DOS platform in 1993. MobyGames describes it as a "graphical version of Hack." Dungeon Hack is based in the Advanced Dungeons and Dragons world of Forgotten Realms.

Gateway to the Savage Frontier: is a Gold Box Dungeons and Dragons computer game developed by Stormfront Studios and published by SSI for the Commodore 64, PC and Amiga personal computers. The title was the #1 selling game in North America in August 1991.

Treasures of the Savage Frontier: is a Gold Box Dungeons and Dragons computer role-playing game. It was developed by Stormfront Studios and published by SSI for the Amiga and DOS.

Menzoberranzan: is the title of a PC game created by SSI and DreamForge Intertainment and is "set in a magical, mythical, medieval world, Menzoberranzan is an underground city populated by the Drow." It uses the same game engine as SSI's previous game Ravenloft: Strahd's Possession (1994). It has elements of Ultima Underworld (3d world and real-time action) and its game concept is somewhat similar to Westwood’s Eye of the Beholder series

Personal Notes:
As of right now all these games are combined into one main folder into the directory with game sub folders - a person can type into the dosprompt the game they want to play. At some point I will add this as indvidual .APPs

Port Info:
Port is with OSXDosBowWrapper - some games have copy protection - and you need to get information from the manuals to play. Game manuals, cluebooks, guides included.

Minimum System Requirements:
- Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.11 / Mac OS X Leopard 10.5 / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard / Mac OS X 10.7 Lion - May Work on PPC on below Tiger
- CPU: Intel Core Processor
- RAM: 512 MB
- Video: nVidia 8xxx Series or AMD 3xxx or 4xxx Series Video Card recommended
- about 700 megs of Hard Drive Space required.

Known Issues:
None at this time.

Installation:
Mount the .DMG - drag the .app to your app folder or wherever - click to play.




nice collection  :-)  I have ports up for 4 of those, but not all of them.

also...

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- Apple's X11 must be installed

you copy and paste too much  :-)  Dosbox doesn't use X11.

In fact Wineskin 2.0+ will also run just fine without X11 installed.

doh123 said:

nice collection  :-)  I have ports up for 4 of those, but not all of them.

also...

Quote

- Apple's X11 must be installed

you copy and paste too much  :-)  Dosbox doesn't use X11.

In fact Wineskin 2.0+ will also run just fine without X11 installed.

I knew you had some of them up - just did them with my cd collection :)

Also regarding copy and pasting opps - your right - thanks for keeping me honest - I know you like perfection :D
I'd suggest making some type of menu system launcher for these instead of just leaving it as command line.

doh123 said:

I'd suggest making some type of menu system launcher for these instead of just leaving it as command line.

Indeed that was my plan - or stand alone apps - but it will be a bit before I get around to it.  I have some other important issues to check up on after 3 weeks of leave.
Thanks
Thanks, I'm looking forward to trying out Menzoberranzan.  I'm having an issue though with what to type to get Menxoberranzan to run in the DOS menu. I looked at the Readme and tried MENZO.BAT but it didn't work.
cd\menzo

menzo.bat
If you're a fan of the Gold Box games, I can't recommend Forgotten Realms: Unlimited Adventures enough.  This is a builder which allows you to design your own Gold Box style games.  There is a small but dedicated group of fans who have since hacked the program to expand its capabilities, and have designed many fun adventures, including versions of dozens of classic pen-and-paper AD&D modules as well as stand alone adventures which rival the gameplay of the original Gold Box games.  I'm surprised it's not included in this collection, but if you can find a copy it's very easy to get it running in DosBox.  The fan community at http://ua.reonis.com can also help you with patching it up and finding fun advetures to play.
Is there an updated link???
Re-uploaded on this date.
Hi, I just found this site in a search for emulators to play the old SSI games. I am a Mac person and not a PC guy though. My original search was for an emulator to let me run the Macsoft versions from 1994. I still have the full gold box with books, code wheel and CD. Then I found this site and this game collection. I remember playing the original PC version of Pool of Radiance years ago on a friends PC but can't remember the commands to start the games. I remember cd\poolrad, but not the next command. If wouldn't mind tolerating a non PC guy, could you let me know the commands to start the games?

Thanks so much!
I am a complete loss for how to get any of this to work...is there some kind of help or read me file somewhere????  This makes no sense.  Why doesn't this page have some instructions or the download come with txt doc with simple instructions?  Thanks for the work though...but yea for a new mac user this makes no sense for me.  What command to I type into dos prompt and/or how do i get the manuals to open????  .bat files don't seem to work for me at all.
You wrote
a person can type into the dosprompt the game they want to play

WHAT?????  that doesn't work at all.  neither does any start, run .exe...I tried everything...what is the command to get the games to work.  All I could get was the directories.  How do I get the actual game to execute?  everything says 'illegal command' for everything I try.  what gives?
it doesn't work. I get the .dmg.download file. But unable to install it. May I have some help ? thanks
When I run, and try to start poolrad, it says:
Please insert overlay disk



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