Captain COMIC under Virtual PC

  You are Captain Comic, galactic hero. Your mission is to recover three treasures from the planet Omsoc, which havebeen stolen away and hidden on the remote planet of Tambi.Your task will not be easy, you will need to gather tools to increase your fighting and defensive capability, navigate dangerous terrain, and avoid or destroy… Read more

Command & Conquer available for free download

Okay, so not really Virtual PC or Virtual Server related (except that I have posted about Command & Conquer under Virtual PC before – here and here).  But EA have made the original Windows 95 version of Command & Conquer available for free download. Grab it from here: Cheers,Ben… Read more

Jazz Jackrabbit 2 under Virtual PC

Jazz Jackrabbit 2 is one of the last of the great platform games.  It was also one of the only ones to be released as a Windows 95/98 only game.  You play the role of a gun wielding green rabbit out to stop the space turtles from taking over the universe.  Okay – that story… Read more

X-Wing under Virtual PC

Now this is a classic, the original DOS version of X-Wing.  The game where you got to play as part of the rebellion and try to overthrow the evil empire – you even get to participate in the final run on the Death Star. This game had many things that made it great.  It had… Read more

Martian Memorandum under Virtual PC

Continuing on with the Tex Murphy games we arrive at Martian Memorandum.  This would have to be my favorite Tex Murphy game – with a gripping story and a simple click and point interface.  That is not to say that it is without its problems.  The biggest problem (in my opinion) is that it is… Read more

Mean Streets under Virtual PC

Heh.  It has been so long since I posted about a game that I am sure that many of you were wondering what had gone wrong.  Well, never fear, things have just been a bit busy around here.  So, today I was reminiscing about about old Tex Murphy games – and thought I would dust… Read more

Slowing down virtual machines

A common request that I hear is that people want a way to create a ‘slow’ virtual machine.  Usually this is because they have an old game or application that has problems when run on modern, fast computers. The problem is that Virtual PC and Virtual Server virtualize the processor.  This means that when the virtual… Read more

Lazer Light under Virtual PC

This is a fun little puzzle game.  On each level you are given a laser gun (in a fixed position), a target and many obstacles.  You then need to place angled mirrors in order to try and hit the target, and any bonus objects that you can.  It is a simple premise, but lots of… Read more

Tube under Virtual PC

This is a fun little game released by Bullfrog in 1994.  Internet rumor says that it was released as freeware – but I have not been able to confirm that (I am using the version I downloaded from a local BBS back in the day).  The basis of this game is that you are racing a… Read more

Sid & Al’s Incredible Toons under Virtual PC

Released soon after the original Incredible Machine, Sid & Al’s Incredible Toons added an interesting twist to the game. Just like the original, you are presented with problems that you need to solve by placing objects in a playing field and having the objects interact with each other.  The new aspect of this game is… Read more