Dark Castle In Your Web Browser.

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Dark Castle In Your Web Browser.

gruz
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02 Jun 2007, 23:39 #1

Okay, first of all I'd like to say this isn't the version we all know and love, it's the Apple IIgs port. Crappy color graphics, dumbed down resolution and many more flaws, but this is the only time I've ever seen a Dark Castle game you can play in your web browser. I know this is a port and not a remake because most of the same glitches still work in this version. (Ducking before you go up shit and so on)

To anyone that can't figure this out:

After it boots double click on the disk DC1 then double click on DC.SYS16 to launch Dark Castle. After you click Play and choose a room, (Note that if you hit 3 you go to the Shield levels and 4 you go to the Black knight levels) you will be prompted to insert disk 2, scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Dark Castle (1989)(Three Sixty)(Disk 2 of 2)[No Boot].zip".

http://www.virtualapple.org/darkcastledisk.html

Hit F8 to get rid of the mouse cursor while you're playing, it makes a big difference.

Something I noticed is that occasionally, you do not take damage from any bad guys.

This web emulator probably DOES NOT work without Windows XP/Vista.
Don't use IE, use Firefox.
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Jon God
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03 Jun 2007, 02:50 #2

that's really cool, and no, it doesn't work on a mac, even with firefox, still, it's really cool to be able to play it through your browser :) Thanks for sharing!

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08 Jun 2007, 06:59 #3

6 days and 1 reply?

Alright everyone, it's time to bust out your Apple tattoos, let's see some pics!
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Action Jack
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08 Jun 2007, 07:39 #4

Oh, come on, you can't possibly be surprised. Looking for Windows users in a Dark Castle fan club is like going to an NRA meeting trying to score some pot.
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08 Jun 2007, 10:11 #5

Damn, I re-read what I wrote and it sounded kind of mean, because of the fact that there are very few people that actually post here.

I'm sure there's more DC fans out there with a Mac and/or a PC (or Boot Camp) that in time will check this out, hahah... sorry!
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Jon God
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09 Jun 2007, 04:51 #6

It's all cool, don't worry, I'm sure we'll get another PCer in here at some point.

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12 Sep 2007, 08:11 #7

:D as much as id like a mac i make due with what i have. i tried the game, after i figured out how to use it and installed some plug ins it was pretty easy.
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12 Sep 2007, 08:57 #8

How did you find the game? Fun?

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09 Dec 2007, 14:42 #9

Amazing find. Thanks!
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gruz
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10 Dec 2007, 17:00 #10

Yeah it is neat, kind of buggy but none the less, neat! :)
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Jon God
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11 Dec 2007, 00:39 #11

I *still* haven't seen it yet.. ^^

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11 Dec 2007, 02:21 #12

You're not missing much, I don't like the IIgs version, it's really lame.
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Jon God
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11 Dec 2007, 02:27 #13

Still, dark castle in any form through a web browser is awesome.

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11 Dec 2007, 12:21 #14

What's so impossible about a 68k web browser plugin! I mean with this kind of stuff.

http://myoldmac.net/webse-e-flash.htm

I know someone will call me on this but it's just an example.

It wouldn't be impossible to do, at least compared to modern day specs.
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11 Dec 2007, 20:58 #15

It would be seriously awesome to have the original Dark Castles ported to flash... in fact,t hat might be a great way of packaging them with DC3, without having to have the emulator bundled.

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