Gaming Friday: ‘Raptor: Call of the Shadows’

In case no one has noticed – when Friday comes around – my main interest in Virtual PC is just to kick back and play a couple of games.  Today I felt like playing ‘Raptor: Call of the Shadows’ – this was a classic vertical scrolling fighter plane game released by Apogee (now 3DRealms) in 1994.

For a bit of a flashback for those of use who remember about ‘FILE_ID.DIZ’ here is Raptor’s:

||||  RAPTOR – v1.2 from APOGEE! (VGA)  ||||
|||| 386 (or higher) w/2 Megs REQUIRED! ||||
Kill for cash! In the future as a mercenary
flying the super-tech Raptor, you’ll be sent
on interplanetary missions to knock off top
competitors of MegaCorp. Upgrade w/ 14 hard
core weapons. Jaw-dropping VGA animation & 
cinematics.  Supports all major sound cards,
including GUS, PAS16, & AWE32!  Developed by
Cygnus Studios.  Supports mouse & joystick.
Absolutely stunning VGA graphics & sounds! 

:-)

And as you can see – it runs perfectly under Virtual PC:

Raptor under Virtual PC

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If you want to try this one out – you can grab it from: ftp://ftp.3drealms.com/share/1rap12.zip

Cheers,
Ben