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Old 12-23-2005, 03:56 PM   #41
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Re: Bio Menace released as freeware!
Thanks for the Christmas present. Very enjoyable game. It's like Keen with a machine gun, gibs, and a big pile of bodies.
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Old 12-23-2005, 04:58 PM   #42
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If you were 3DR, you wouldn't be in business long enough to have titles this old to release as freeware. You'd give away one of your biggest moneymakers for free.
While I like to think 3DR is just bankrupt and lounging around, it's probably not true - and I have a feeling 3DR would do well without DN3D being sold.

Also to whoever suggested I buy DN3D, I already own it. Ain't about what I want - I just think it's an old enough game to be free already.
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Old 12-23-2005, 05:30 PM   #43
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I don't see why they shouldn't sell anything that still works and still sells. They have a right to every penny.

I want games to be available to the public, either for sale or as freeware. The only thing that bothers me is a company that will do neither, depriving everyone of the game. Kudos to 3DR for still selling so many of their old games, and for making so many of their discontinued titles free.
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Old 12-23-2005, 07:25 PM   #44
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Just played Bio Menace. I was having a great time with it. It's a lot of fun. Thanks again for the Christmas Presents.
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Old 12-23-2005, 08:03 PM   #45
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I just ran biomenace with my compiled version of dosbox
(gcc compiler), it ran *perfect*. Here's what I did:

mount r: b:\bio

I then navigated to r: and typed in 'bmenace1.exe', set my
configuration in the game menus, and started playing...

Note: I'm not running the patch version...

Thanks for releasing this joe! It's a great christmas gift!
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Old 12-23-2005, 08:05 PM   #46
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Thanks to Joe and all of 3DR.
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Old 12-23-2005, 08:52 PM   #47
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Yay.
This is a great game, one of my favourite games ever.
Brings back memories.
I only ever had the 1st episode back 12 or so years ago, though. I was really young back then. But I loved it.
The Apogee/Epic shareware episodes were staples of my childhood.
It's good to see companies doing things like this.
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Old 12-23-2005, 09:23 PM   #48
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Glad y'all like it. Been wanting to do this for awhile.

As was pointed out, you can make levels with Ted, which is offered as a dl elsewhere on our site. What most of us didn't realize for the longest time is that the registered game comes with the Ted support files for Bio Menace.

All you need to do is drop in the ted exe file and it should work.

Granted, learning Ted can be a bit bizarre. It's not as complicated as today's editing tools, but it has it's own quirks.
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Old 12-23-2005, 09:59 PM   #49
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as for everyone else, the vanilla game seems to work fine on XP except for the sound, but that might be fixed with VDM sound.



/off to play it some more
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Old 12-24-2005, 07:28 AM   #50
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That's cool. Thanks a lot. Nice Christmas present!
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Old 12-24-2005, 08:10 AM   #51
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Yes, thanks again Joe! 3DR really is a very cool company, few others are that passionate about releasing old games as freeware. I hope you make mountains of money with DNF so you can stay around forever
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Old 12-24-2005, 08:52 AM   #52
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Wow, that's a nice present...
Thank you 3DRealms!
 
Old 12-24-2005, 09:42 AM   #53
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A level editor named Ted...
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Old 12-24-2005, 10:47 AM   #54
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I love the music in this game. I've made it through the first episode and I'm in the middle of the second, I also love the levels. 3D Realms rocks!
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Old 12-24-2005, 01:47 PM   #55
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Oh man, I love this game! Thanks 3DR/Apogee!
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Old 12-24-2005, 04:05 PM   #56
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Hell yes! I haven't played this game in ages.... time to relive all the old nostalgia.

One of Apogee's best old sidescrollers, which says a lot considering the awesome games they were always coming out with back in the early 90's.
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Old 12-24-2005, 05:00 PM   #57
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Man thank you 3drealms I love this game , I'll be honest, back when I had a shareware disk with duke I, II, bio menace, and all these games, I thought bio menace was stupid and weird (the game kinda scared me back then tee hee). Once I installed this and learned how to use the patch with dosbox and I finally got my gamepad to work without the game locking up (which took me about 5 minutes ), I was in heaven.

Duke II will always be my most favorite dos shooter of all time, but it is now safe to say that bio is better than duke 1 in my opinion, AND YOU ARE STILL SELLING THAT GAME WHILE BIO MENACE IS FREE!!!!

I love the mechanics, the music is somewhat catchy, usaully fitting in with the level, the city environments are cool , and shooting up the enemies is just too fun, although some parts are weird (like skull man lol), and the controls are alittle less stable than the sidescroll dukes, it is amazing how this free game already tops other old titles that aren't free, and I'm not just talking about dos titles . Thx again 3drealms, happy holidays and have a happy new year everybody!!!

BTW, I made a topic on this, but will Alien Carnage (Halloween Harry if you will) ever see the light of day again? I miss that game, and I can't find any downloads to freeware or shareware links to that game on your site, I know it was discontinued, but I thought it could still be downloaded or something, either way, thx again.
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Old 12-24-2005, 05:53 PM   #58
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John Passfield owns the rights to Alien Carnage. I approached him about a freeware release and he said he was interested in doing that. I recently had an opportunity to interview him and he said that he's trying to get a handheld release of the game before he decides on the fate of the original.
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Old 12-24-2005, 06:27 PM   #59
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Awesome man, Biomenace rocks

Thanks guys!
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Old 12-25-2005, 10:16 AM   #60
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Bio menace is one of Apogee's best! I still play the game through every few weeks. It must have more secret levels than any other game
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Old 12-25-2005, 02:55 PM   #61
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Heh, Keen's in there
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Old 12-25-2005, 03:02 PM   #62
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Commander Keen is not the only one you might recognize
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Old 12-26-2005, 03:35 AM   #63
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Continuing in our series of freeware releases from the past, Bio Menace is now available for you to download in a full registered form.
Thankyou, Apogee. You guys are great!

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Old 12-26-2005, 11:10 AM   #64
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Nice.... thank you for this extra x-mas pressent...

Ive never tried the full version as well...

Only the shareware many years ago i think i was around 6-7 when i played it..
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Old 12-26-2005, 12:15 PM   #65
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Just saw this on the main page and tried it. Works on xp just fine. Thanks guys! It's quite fun! Seasons greetings right back at'cha!
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Old 12-27-2005, 03:33 PM   #66
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Thank you for the xmas present!

It works fine with dosbox and the biopatch.

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Old 12-27-2005, 07:10 PM   #67
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I loved this game.

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Old 12-31-2005, 11:31 AM   #68
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Old 12-31-2005, 01:00 PM   #69
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W00tage for releasing this masterpiece! Works fine on Win2000 native as well!

now to get Ted on the track!
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Old 12-31-2005, 03:11 PM   #70
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Thank you guys at 3D Realms!!! I was expecting for that for a long while!
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Old 12-31-2005, 04:26 PM   #71
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Thanks 3DR! I could never get this game to run back when I used Windows 98 - now it runs perfectly fine on xp! I don't have sound, but I'll figure out that old chest nut .

You guys are so good to us .

P.S - Where does this guy work now (who wrote the game)?
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Old 12-31-2005, 05:35 PM   #72
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Just use dosbox and it will work perfectly. In fact, use dosbox for all dos games, it's by FAR the best way.
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Old 01-01-2006, 06:46 AM   #73
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I have a few questions regarding the Ted5 editor:

* How can you play your custom levels?
* How can you make doors 'openable'?
* Where do you define where you exit the level, and what level to load next?

it looks awfully complicated, but it's a lot of fun
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Old 01-03-2006, 03:04 AM   #74
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Is this a mapping problem or did I discover some random bug? It happened to me in Episode 3
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Old 01-03-2006, 12:31 PM   #75
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I dont remember seeing that must be a bug with your system
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Old 01-03-2006, 04:14 PM   #76
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I don't see it here:
http://www.3drealms.com/menace/maps/...orgtrouble.png
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Old 01-03-2006, 04:34 PM   #77
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When I first walked there it was fine, I think something must have happened when I kept killing those flying robots or something.
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Old 01-04-2006, 01:47 PM   #78
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Bio menace is one of Apogee's best! I still play the game through every few weeks. It must have more secret levels than any other game
Hmm, I don't remember any secret levels back when I played the shareware episode, I guess I should look harder

In any case it would be a tough job to beat Tyrian for number of secret levels. (ducks rotten tomatoes for mentioning an Epic game)
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Old 02-08-2006, 08:24 PM   #79
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i love this game, thank u 3drealms 4 releasing it, now all we need 2 do now is watch 4 alien carnage/halloween harry 2 b released

btw: any news on any other freeware releases?
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Old 02-08-2006, 10:32 PM   #80
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i love this game, thank u 3drealms 4 releasing it, now all we need 2 do now is watch 4 alien carnage/halloween harry 2 b released

btw: any news on any other freeware releases?
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