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John-

Do you have any games in mind for the Games section? I was wondering because not many people have posted requesting games. If you don't I'm sure I could dig up a few....

-Justin

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A couple

There are a few that are already portable. Also, many flash games are just a single EXE. Plus I'm eyeing some from the OpenCD.

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cool

I found some at http://www.portablefreeware.com/all.php in the Games section. There is a Minesweeper clone and some other games like Othello and Tic Tac Toe.

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^-^

just use emulators, and you are done.

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DOSBox

DOSBox is a nice utility to have. Also lets you run all those old classic you have. I have Commander Keen on my USB Key for whenever I need to relieve any stress Blum .

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Commander Keen!

I missed this game! I had all the versions of this game when I was young and I really enjoyed it. Lovely game. But unfortunately I lost the game disk already...very bad, this game really brought so much to my childhood

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do a

google search for "dos games" and go to the first one that pops up. I'd put the link but i don't know if it breaks any forum rules.

their logo is Commander Keen! and you can find all those great dos games.

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generaly nearly all games

generaly nearly all games from sourceforge.net may work

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probably

I was just looking for maybe a Solitaire clone and some other games such as a Tetris clone.

-Justin

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portable games suggest

i am working on this on my own, but if you guys could give it a try too, then that would be cool.
NO CD cracked, Loadered version of battle net compatible3 starcraft, with expansion^^

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cool!

I would really like a no-cd portable Starcraft.

-Justin

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If you head over to

If you head over to portablefreeware.com, they have a solitaire clone called Yazzle. In initial testing it seems okay, though the Klondike plays a little odd. (Backwards, with the Kings in the Aces spots, and playing down from there, instead of placing Aces first. Weird... Pardon )

As for Tetris, while I do know that there are a couple of stand alone clones, I unfortuneately did not document them, because I downloaded this off of another forum: "Arcade! Classic Arcade Pack includes six addictive games: Asteroids, Packman, Pong, Snake, Space Invaders, and Tetris." And for all that, after striping it down, it comes to a grand total of 314 KB. 8) Here is the link if you want it.

http://www.no-install.com/

leftyfb requires you to register if you want to download, but it is free, and he does have a pretty good forum. Smile You'll have to go to Downloads>Gaming. Should be the first download.

EDIT:
Speak of the devil, and he'll come knockin'. *Rolls Eyes*
Not five minutes after posting, and by completely random coincidence, I found a stand alone tetris clone. Cheers!

Link:

http://www.doob.de/Bricks2000

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StarCraft BroodWar

Its basicly portable already, I just added something to kill registry traces.

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Starcraft

Me and my friends already have it working and play LAN on the school network.

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Firefox Tetris clone and card games extensions
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Reverse direction! Increase speed!

I carry a nice little space invaders clone (well, maybe 660k isn't little for space invaders) on my 'stick. Other than the exe file, it needs mscrv70.dll. It plays the original hypnotic tune or allows you to listen to music streams. It uses opengl so that you can play in the regular 2d view or a top-down 3d enhanced view. It will run in a window or in fullscreen. You can find it on sourceforge: http://spaceinvadersgl.sourceforge.net/

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couple of tetris

couple of tetris options:

Bedter http://www.abednarz.net/bedter.html

Need to install/uninstall, but it will run out of it's own dir with no reg entries afterwards. Runs in a small window (easy to hide LOL)

and

Dxtris http://www.megagames.com/news/html/freegames/dxtris.shtml

Also runs out of it's own dir w/o reg entries. This one runs in Full Screen and is as close as I have found to my FAV Acid Tetris, which doesn't run well in XP (needs true DOS).

The FF extension is nice. The following Flash/Online game isn't bad either:

http://www.akiraweb.it/giochi_flash/tetris.swf

As for a really cool game, you can find DXBall on Son of Spy's Site:

http://www.sover.net/~wysiwygx/Games.html

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Anyone know of a Tetris

Anyone know of a Tetris clone that lets you rotate the blocks in both directions? This makes a big difference when you get to the higher levels. All the ones I've tried so far only let you rotate in one direction.

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Yes

It might be more than you are looking for though heavy graphics, special blocks, multi-player, and more. It's very fun though! Not sure about the portability of it.

http://www.chronos-central.com/index.php?show=Tetrix&sub=Info

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Nice game, but

it uses the registry to store all its settings.

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Did you mean DX Ball?

Did you mean DX Ball?

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Space Invaders

Space Invaders

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ahhh.

Goes to show one man's bug really can be another mans feature. I use it on machines with varying degrees of performance, so i seldom use he same settings. I suppose it would be a bit too hackish to call the program from a batch file that would erase the registry entries after terminating the application. I'll look into it and see if I can get it to not store settings at all.

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wohoo

So, after I finally got around to asking in the forums, the creator responded the very next day with a version that uses an ini file instead of writing to the registry.

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Emulators are (mostly) portable.

I'm also suprised at the easy portability of emulators.

I have run into a SNES emu that required a .dll the host PC didn't have, but others run well so far.

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Can you mail it?

I looked at their forums but all the download links for the ini version were dead.
Could you mail me your version to (simeon(DOT)kuehl€yahoo(DOT)de ?
That would be nice.
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WHOA

that is the freaking coolest abuse of system resources I've ever seen! 5 minutes and I'm hooked!
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Network Games

Can anyone recommend any good networked games?

I've seen the Armagetron post elsewhere, looks good, will try that out tomorrow night.

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I'm pretty sure Soldat is

I'm pretty sure Soldat is portable, although I haven't tried putting it on my thumbdrive yet. It's also a helluva lot of fun.

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WOW, this is soo cool. Not

WOW, this is soo cool.
Not convinced it's portable (storing it's settings etc) but it works !

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Great games for USB stick

I've played the following games at school with friends on a lan. great games on the usb stick!!
Quake 3 arena
counter-strike 1.6 nonsteam
UT original
Doom

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Portable?

are Q3A and Doom portable alone? do they need any work to become portable?

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See

my reply above ^

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Portable NetHack

A while ago, ddcc requested Portable NetHack. It's a portable version of the ever popular hack and slash game, NetHack.

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Tamagotchi

Is there any portable tamagotchi available that you can take on a USB device?

I remember it when I was about 7 years old.

Lately I found a pc version, but they aren't like the real thing.

Anyway, Is there some Portable Tamagotchi please?

10x

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Games

Look here: it is the french equivalent of Portable Apps
in the section JEUX, I think you'll found what you want....

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Another Good Game

There's a game called Clickomania that runs as a stand-alone app, the game gives a screen full of colored blocks and the object is to click on groups of blocks of the same color (2 or more) and eliminate as many boxes as possible, I couldn't find where it saved the settings or anything, but I'm sure it could easily be made portable if it isn't already

http://www.clickomania.ch/click/ClassicClick.html

EDIT: it creates the reg key HKU/Software/MSC-Soft/Clickomania

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Scorched 3D

Scorched 3D works great on a portable hard drive. It's a couple hundred megs in its extracted form, though, so make sure you've got room.

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What about

What about the original commmander keen?
Is it portable or does it write settings to the registry?

But there’s no sense crying over every mistake,
You just keep on trying till you run out of cake.

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Almost all DOS games work as portable apps

I built a folder structure and batch files to run many of the most popular DOS games as portable apps (games).

Basically, here's how it's done:

  1. Download DOSBox (v. 0.65) from: http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/ and install it to your portable drive (e.g. \Games\DOSBox )
  2. Download the shareware version or install the paid versions of your favorite games to their own, \Games\ folder on your stick.
  3. I've tested these and they work great: Commander Keen, Duke Nukem 1 & 2, Monster Bash, Crystal Caves, Raptor: Call of the Shadows, Epic Pinball, Wacky Wheels, Sherlock...
  4. Create a batch file that works like the following example for Commander Keen:

cd DOSBox
dosbox ..\keen\keen4e.exe -fullscreen -exit -conf dosbox.conf

You would call this batch file from your \Games\ directory off of the root of your portable drive. Click on any of the batch files (keen.bat is the example above) and it will launch the game for you and cleanly exit when you are finished. All of the popular sound cards of old are supported [edit: virtually supported, you do not need the old sound cards installed] as well as the mouse as an input device for those games that use the mouse.

When the PAM (Portable Apps Menu) supports user editing, you can add the games as menu items for even greater ease of use.

Have fun,
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Please add this game!

Does anybody here know the game "Cave Story" (japanese original title "Doukutus Monogatari")...?

It's one of the finest free Jump 'n' Run-Games I've ever seen!
Take a look at the english version here:

http://www.miraigamer.net/cavestory/

Japanese site of the creator "Pixel" can be found here:

http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA022293/

Imagine a mixture between the original "Super Mario Bros" (Nintendo NES) graphically and "Super Metroid" (Nintendo SNES) gameplay-wise, add some really great music and a somewhat decent storyline (with multiple endings)...

Nice fact to know:
This WHOLE game was made by one single person (in numbers: 1)!
This took him 5(!) years!

I've already played it from my USB-Stick but do not know if anything is stored in the Registry...

Jan Schmitte

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Memory

Here's a cool little time killer http://www.virtualplastic.net/falseidle/memory.php

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I have seen claims that

I have seen claims that World of Warcraft will run. Anyone have any details on how to do this? Will it run off of a usb stick?

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I know a little...

As far as I can see, you must own the game :wink:. () You can see the instructions here, if you look at where it says "World of Warcraft". In short, you install the full game (complete installation, not compact) onto your computer. Then just copy the file onto the USB drive. The only problem that you may have is that the game makes a folder in the system registry every time you start it, so if you use it on someone else's computer, they may not want the registry on their system.

Really, if anyone has any games that you can run a complete installation mode, you could just copy it to the drive and it'll work like a charm. One more thing, if the drive is too small for the file, just run the compact installation and bring the CD around with you. If my calculations are correct (I haven't tested this, apologies if I'm wrong) it should work if you insert the CD.

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Portable Game Suite

head over to http://www.featheroffice.com its got over 20 games including:
chess
pool
sudoku
and much more!! and its already portable...

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Mozilla FireFox has

some extensions that are really games. I found a tetris clone, chess, a mine sweeper clone and a few other things. All you have to do is search their collection. Also, as far as games I would like to see made portable, how about an open version of REZ. I don't have the link right now, but I remember finding it on Google. The screen shots looked promising.

comparison of features
Windows: empty pockets, slow computer, crippling malware, user level frustration, inability to meet deadlines, security holes
Linux: full pockets, super fast computer, endless software, endless customization, endless potential

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free portable

free portable games:
tribes
tribes2

commercial
doom (open sourced)
quake1 (open sourced)
quake2 (open sourced)
quake3 (open sourced)
quake4 (probably it's portable although I haven't purchased it)

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Here's a list of games easily made or already portable

There is an entire list of portable games on Wikipedia. Here is the link.

Hope that works,

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