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Between 1995 and 1998, Paul Boland made a collection of Knightmare themed games using a combination of Harvard Graphics 3.0 for DOS and Clickteam's The Games Factory 1. Here he talks about how he made the games and offers them available for download.

When Windows 95 came along and DOS became a thing of the past, Harvard Graphics 3.0 for DOS stopped working, and with it, all the Knightmare games I made were lost. They sat on floppy disks for years, over a decade in fact, until recently. While finally removing my need for floppy disks by backing up the files onto CD, I decided to try and access these games one last time (I had tried a few times in the past, unsuccessfully).

After a lot of trial and error, I successfully managed to transfer the games into Microsoft PowerPoint. It was a real blast from the past to see these games again, but unfortunately there was some loss... First, when the transfer was made, the games lost all their playability and what I ended up with was a collection of slides. Second, after sitting on a shelf for over a decade, the floppy disks the Knightmare games were on were well past their sell-by-date, so to speak, and out of sixteen Knightmare games, I only managed to save Knightmare 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 15 and 16. I was delighted to save these games but disappointed that I could not save the entire collection.

I got to work and managed to re-implement as much gameplay into the games as I could. There is a README file with the games; I would recommend you read that before playing. You will need Microsoft PowerPoint to play Knightmare 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11 and 15. If you do not have PowerPoint, you can get a free PowerPoint Viewer from the Microsoft website. Knightmare 16 is a standalone EXE and will run in Windows without the need for additional software.

I would also recommend that you play the games in order. My Knightmare games are all part of an ongoing story and each game forwards the story. While I do recall how the main story arc went in the missing games, I wish those games could have been saved as well. However, if anyone wants to know what happened in those missing games, do feel free to get in contact and I'll tell you how those games went.

I hope you enjoy these old Knightmare games. It was a lot of fun for me to see them again after a decade and half of them sitting on floppy disks. If you have any questions or feedback about them, I'm more than happy to hear from you.

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When Windows 95 came along and DOS became a thing of the past, Harvard Graphics 3.0 for DOS stopped working, and with it, all the Knightmare games I made were lost. They sat on floppy disks for years, over a decade in fact, until recently. While  finally removing my need for floppy disks by backing up the files onto CD, I decided to try and access these games one last time (I had tried a few times in the past, unsuccessfully).

After a lot of trial and error, I successfully managed to transfer the games into Microsoft PowerPoint. It was a real blast from the past to see these games again, but unfortunately there was some loss... First, when the transfer was made, the games lost all their playability and what I ended up with was a collection of slides. Second, after sitting on a shelf for over a decade, the floppy disks the Knightmare games were on were well past  their sell-by-date, so to speak, and out of sixteen Knightmare games, I only managed to save Knightmare 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 15 and 16. I was delighted  to save these games but disappointed that I could not save the entire collection.

I got to work and managed to re-implement  as much gameplay into the games as I could. There is a README file with the games; I would recommend you read that before playing. You will need Microsoft PowerPoint to play Knightmare 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11 and 15. If you do not have PowerPoint, you can get a free PowerPoint Viewer from the Microsoft website. Knightmare 16 is a standalone EXE and will run in Windows without the need for additional software.

I would also recommend that you play the games in order. My Knightmare games are all part of an ongoing  story and each game forwards the story. While I do recall how the main story arc went in the missing games, I wish those games could have been saved as well. However, if anyone wants to know what happened in those missing games, do feel  free to get in contact and I'll tell you how those games went.

I hope you enjoy these old Knightmare games.  It was a lot of fun for me to see them again after a decade and half of them sitting on floppy disks. If you have any questions or feedback about them, I'm more than  happy to hear from you.

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