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When installing any of the programs below be careful to look to see what is also going to be installed.  If a custom install is available then use that.  Remember to scan for viruses before installing.

Adventure: The Inside Job "Thalia James, member of the Earth Anti-Encroachment League for over twenty years, has contracted a bizarre disorder during an inspection of a distant planet. Now it seems that danger is always two steps behind her as she continues what she once considered a relatively mundane job. It seems as if there is something rotten in the state of the Milky Way.."
Adventure: All in the game "Thalia James is back on duty in Adventure: All in the Game, the sequel to Adventure: The Inside Job. When the CGMS finds itself in desperate need of new agents, Thalia is given the task of training a younger character for the job. Unfortunately, this character is from a genre that hasn't been on the friendliest of terms with Adventure in the past, and putting up with him may prove to be even more challenging than the tasks she has to walk him through.
However, as is typical of Adventure, a much more serious problem is lurking close at hand, and once Thalia becomes aware of it, she will need to keep all her wits about her if she is to conquer it. "
AGI Studio "AGI Studio is the main development suite for AGI development. While it doesn't support all the aspects of AGI (that's why there are support tools), it does a good job for the most of it. The original version was by Peter Kelly but, due to other commitments, was unable to keep on working on it. Two new verions have spawned from his project however: Nailhead's new version is a continuation off the original source, with extra features. QT AGI Studio is a complete rewrite of the source to C++ / QT. I recomend Nailhead's version mainly because it is slightly more polished, but the QT version has a windows picture editor."
The Art of Theft "The Escapist is pleased to present The Art of Theft, the latest game from Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw. The Art of Theft is a mission-based stealth platformer, with an emphasis on gameplay over story. Your goal is to infiltrate a variety of buildings in Chapow City, steal loot, achieve objectives and get out again with the subtlety of a flickering shadow in a ninja outfit."
Adventure Game Studio

"Adventure Game Studio provides the tools to make your own adventure, for free! Bring your story and artwork and slot it in, and let AGS do the rest.

AGS provides everything you need from within one easy-to-use application. Create, test and debug your game, all in one place. Why wait? Get cracking on your first game now!"

Battleships Forever "Battleships Forever is a freeware tactical Real Time Strategy game that put's you in command of a small fleet of warships in space. Combat and damage mechanics are extremely detailed. Everything is simulated in game if possible. There are no abitrary "to hit chance" values in Battleships Forever. The game also features many innovative mechanics that you've never seen before. For example, the Cronus Battleship sports a Flux Shield generator that allows you to draw a defensive force shield around your ships in any shape you want. Another example are the Deflector modules that are used extensively through the game. These modules make a single section of a ship totally invulnerable to fire. This means that you will have to manoeuvre your ships to attack sections of the enemy ships not protected by Deflectors while keeping your own protected sections facing the enemy. Position is paramount!"
Beacon "“Beacon” is a sprawling adventure-platformer involving SAD THINGS and MYSTERY. It also has a jetpack. It’ll take you about 15 minutes to play."
Ben Jordan - Case 1: In Search of the Skunk-Ape "Ben's first case finds him in the Florida Everglades looking for something known as "The Skunk-Ape" which is said to be a local variation on Bigfoot. Several park rangers have been murdered, and so Ben is called in to investigate the possibility that the Skunk-Ape is involved."
Ben Jordan - Case 2: The Lost Galleon of the Salton Sea "Ben is called out to the tiny desert town of Dunesberg, California, to investigate the disappearance of a local man who went out searching for the Lost Galleon, a Spanish treasure ship said to be located somewhere beneath the sands."
Ben Jordan-  Case 3: The Sorceress of Smailholm "A tiny village in Scotland has seen better days. Recently, two little girls have been murdered and the locals suspect the work of witches. In what may be his toughest case yet, Ben must figure out what happened to the children and discover if the witch rumors are true. However, this time he may end up in over his head..."
Ben Jordan -  Case 4: Horror at Number 50
"Ben's latest case finds him investigating the mysterious Number 50 in Berkeley Square, London. The site of several ghost stories, infamous for its famous "horror," paranormal activity at Number 50 has been dormant for nearly 100 years. Until now.."
Ben Jordan - Case 5: Land of the Rising Dead "Ben, Simon, and Alice take a vacation in Greece, finding themselves in the remote fishing village of Agia Anna. However, they soon learn that ancient creatures of legend known as the Sea People have been emerging from the ocean at night and dragging villagers down to the depths to eat them."
Ben Jordan - Case 6: Scourge of the Sea People "Ben Jordan receives a call from his friends Simon Booth and Alice Wilkins. Simon has heard of a series of murders in Osaka, Japan, and thinks there is some sort of paranormal activity involved. Ben, Simon, and Alice travel to Japan, but soon find there is much more to the story than they first thought..."
Ben Jordan - Case 7: The Cardinal Sins

"It's Christmas Eve in Rome. What should be a joyful occasion becomes a senseless tragedy as a priest is murdered in cold blood.

Ben Jordan receives a phone call from the man accused of the crime, begging him to go to Rome and clear his name. Seeing this as a chance to prove his career choice to his disapproving family, Ben calls up his friends and starts another investigation.

However, Ben doesn't realize that this will be the toughest case he's ever had, as many questions will be answered, and some lives will be lost... "

Ben Jordan -Case 8: Relics of the Past

"Following the tragic events in Rome, things are not looking good for Ben Jordan. However, as bleak as things seem to be, all is not lost.

In this, the surprising final chapter of the series, Ben will learn the truths hidden in the past and the present, which he will use to finally confront the mad man threatening his future."

Big Solitaires 3D "Big Solitaires 3D is a collection of 40 solitaire games with Open GL 3D rendering."
Boxer "Boxer plays all the MS-DOS games of your misspent youth, right here on your Mac.

There’s no clots of configuration and baffling DOS commands between you and your fun: just drag-drop your games onto Boxer, and you’ll be playing in minutes.

Boxer takes your CDs, floppies and bootleg game copies and wraps them into app-style gameboxes you just click to play. They’re self-contained so you can back them up or share them with friends. No mess, no fuss.

If your nostalgia demands more, then decorate your games with gorgeous icons and admire your collection from your very own Finder games shelf.

Boxer is powered by DOSBox’s robust DOS emulation, which means it’ll play almost any DOS game you throw at it."
Crank "Magerium, a land where magic meets technology, is now under the control of a dreadful magi known as the Arena Master.
You, the arcane master of your chosen element, are forced to fight against your kind. Fry your enemies with your flames!
Crush them with pressurised water! Impale them with branches as strong as steel! With superhuman reflexes and fearlessness
can you survive the carnage of the Exodus"
Crown and Cutlass
"Crown and Cutlass is a 3d pirate action/adventure game in the spirit of the old Pirates! game. It is simultaneously being developed in Linux and Windows, with a strong emphasis on cross-platform compatability. The project is still early on in development, although it is just beginning to look like an actual game."
Cross Fire "Cross Fire is an online military first-person shooter for the PC, developed by SmileGate and published by G4BOX. Players assume the role of either a Black List or Global Risk operative, and then compete in modes including Team Death Match, the exclusive stealth-action ghost mode and the brand new Mutation Mode. Cross Fire also includes a persistent military ranking system, in-game friends lists, a clan formation system, daily missions and deep character customization options. Cross Fire will always be free-to-download-and-play"
D-Box "D-Box offers the most user-friendly way to enjoy old DOS application and games on your modern machine. By using DosBox as its back-end, combined with Java power, it provides the most compatible and capable emulating of MS-DOS on any modern operating system (Windows, MacOS X, Linux, BSD). Dust off your old floppies, and bring back the fun!"
D-Fend Reloaded "D-Fend Reloaded is a graphical environment for DOSBox. DOSBox emulates a complete computer including the DOS commandline and allows to run nearly all old DOS based games on modern hardware with any of the newer Windows versions.

With DOSBox there is no need to worry about memory managers or free conventional RAM, but the setup of DOSBox is still a bit complicated. The configuration of DOSBox via textbased setup files might be difficult for beginners. D-Fend Reloaded may help and create these files for you. Additionally the D-Fend Reloaded installation package contains DOSBox (including all lanuage files currently available), so there is only one installation to be run and no need to link D-Fend Reloaded with DOSBox manually. "
Dink Smallwood "A humorous zelda-like isometric RPG. Help Dink kill ducks and save the world. One of the unique features of Dink is its abilities to run Dink Modules (D-Mods) for unlimited adventures. DinkEdit is included with the game so you can make your own."
Doctor Who: The Adventure Games - City of the Daleks "he Doctor, Amy and some of the most iconic monsters of TV's Doctor Who make the journey from TV to home computer in this free downloadable computer adventure.

This is your chance to be the Doctor and save humanity once again. Stories and scripts for this game series are by Phil Ford (co-writer Doctor Who 'Waters of Mars') and James Moran (Severance, Torchwood Children of Earth).

Matt Smith and Karen Gillan have been digitally recreated in-game, and have provided full voice-overs. Music has been provided by TV series' composer Murray Gold. An additional cast will portray original characters and classic enemies.

In Episode I: City of the Daleks, the TARDIS materializes in 1963 to find the human race crushed by the Daleks. The Doctor embarks on a quest to the Dalek planet to correct time and save the last survivor of Humanity, Amy Pond"
Donkey Kong A free version of the classic Donkey Kong game.
DOSBOX DOSBOX is a cool program that allows you to to play old DOS Games.
"FlightGear is a flight simulator compatible with virtually any operating system including Windows, Mac and Linux - with several unique features and options that may be quite different than you're used to in a simulation application
Freeciv "Freeciv is a Free and Open Source empire-building strategy game inspired by the history of human civilization. The game commences in prehistory and your mission is to lead your tribe from the Stone Age to the Space Age..."
 FreeCol "FreeCol is a turn-based strategy game based on the old game Colonization, and similar to Civilization. The objective of the game is to create an independent nation.
   You start with only a few colonists defying the stormy seas in their search for new land. Will you guide them on the Colonization of a New World?"
Freedoom "The Freedoom project aims to create a complete Doom-based game which is Free Software."

“Frogatto is an open-source “platformer” game, which means you’re given a cross-section view into the world, and you help a small green fellow named Frogatto walk and jump between solid footholds whilst you lead him through his story.  There’s a long history to the genre, so just by being in it we inevitably have a lot in common with other games, however, we’re not trying to clone any specific game.

Although frogatto is finished and fully-playable, we’re planning some major additions to the game over the next few years. Don’t hesitate to download it now, but keep an eye on this site, because we’ll be posting some exciting new stuff over time

Guardian of Paradis "Guardian of Paradise is a fun little Zelda-ish game by Buster, who you may know as having created Akuji the Demon. GoP casts you as Tela, a boy whose sister has fallen ill. Nobody knows what´s wrong with her, so there seems to be no cure, but legends tell of healing waters in Paradise, so Tela sets out to find the fabled land and save his sister. He encounters elemental spirits along the way, which provide magic, and the basis for the game´s puzzle system.

To the best of my knowledge, and I´ve played through three areas so far, Tela never gets any magic expansions. His MP gauge is carefully regulated, and can be replenished by picking up the magic coins that scatter when enemies are destroyed. The coins are plentiful so there´s no real need to worry about magic except in certain situations, but that´s usually part of a puzzle. You can only have one elemental spirit summoned at any given time; destroy an enemy of an alternate element and pick up its different-colored magic coins to summon a different elemental. The system is quite simple at heart, and is easy to get used to, but it allows for some very interesting puzzles. The game is quite fun, and it´s freeware to boot! Two thumbs up."
Hero of Infamous Kingdoms "Yes, indeed, your eyes do not deceive you - what you see here is the new generation of fan-made adventure games. The teams of Codename Entertainment, Hero6, Infamous Adventures, Project Katrina and Solar Crescent Studios have formed together to make Silver Sphinx Studios. Yet we've got news for you. This is a secret development that has been in production for some time. So secret, in fact, that our completed project is finally ready to be unveiled before you today!"
Kings Quest 1 Remake A free remake of Sierra's famous Kings Quest 1.
Kings Quest 2 Remake A  free remake of Sierra's famous Kings Quest 2.
Kings Quest 3 Remake A  free remake of Sierra's famous Kings Quest 3.
Kings Quest 3 (AGD Studios) AGD Studio's remake of Sierra's  Kings Quest 3
Maniac Mansion Deluxe "Ever since a meteor landed in the back yard of Dr. Fred and Nurse Edna’s Victorian mansion, bizarre things have been happening. First, their mutant son, Weird Ed, dropped out of school. Then patients started disappearing from Country Hospital. And now this strange event is affecting the lives of innocent (and even some not-so-innocent) teenagers. In fact, a girl named Sandy is being held captive in that musty old mansion right now. Sandy’s boyfriend, Dave, has lots of friends who need you help to sneak in - and sneak her out. Now exactly how it all ends up depends entirely on which trio of friends you send in there. And which inhabitants you encounter. In fact, the farther you get inside the mansion, the more weird characters you’ll meet. There’s Nurse Edna - who’s as nasty as she is ugly. There’s a disembodied Tentacle who wants you to make him a rock star. And a host of others, who all have their own crazy quirks you’ll have to deal with. Everyone in there seems to be working for Dr. Fred. But the question is: “Who is Dr. Fred working for?"
MegaGlest "MegaGlest is an entertaining free (freeware and free software) and open source cross-platform 3D real-time strategy (RTS) game, where you control the armies of one of seven different factions: Tech, Magic, Egypt, Indians, Norsemen, Persian or Romans. The game is setup in one of 17 naturally looking settings, which -like the unit models- are crafted with great appreciation for detail. Additional game data can be downloaded from within the game at no cost."
Nexuiz An open source first person shooter that just is only free, but is also fun to play
OpenArena "OpenArena is a Free Content project. Its goal is to create new, original media while providing a stand-alone multiplayer game in the process.

The current supported gametypes are as follows:
- Free for All
- Team Deathmatch
- Tournament
- Capture the Flag
- One Flag Capture
- Overload
- Harvester
- Elimination
- CTF Elimination
- Last Man Standing
- Double Domination
- Domination"
OpenDungens "Welcome to OpenDungeons, an open source, real time strategy game sharing game elements with the Dungeon Keeper series and Evil Genius. Players build an underground dungeon which is inhabited by creatures. Players fight each other for control of the underground by indirectly commanding their creatures, directly casting spells in combat, and luring enemies into sinister traps."

OpenTTD is an urban simulation game modeled after the original Transport Tycoon game by Chris Sawyer and enhances the game experience dramatically. You are in control of a transport company and must compete against rival companies to make a profit by transporting passengers and goods by road, rail, sea and air.

Open Yahtzee "Open Yahtzee is an open-source (free) version of the classic dice game Yahtzee. Open Yahtzee is built to be OS portable, that means you can run it on many kinds of different operating systems and platforms. The portability is mainly achieved via wxWidgets which also gives Open Yahtzee a native look on each platform. Open Yahtzee is being developed by  Guy Rutenberg."
Quest For Glory 2 Remake A free remake of Sierra's Quest For Glory 2.
Scorched 3D Do you remember the classic game Schorched Earth then checkout Scorched 3D.  It is a game based loosely (or actually quite heavily now) on the classic DOS game Scorched Earth “The Mother Of All Games”. Scorched 3D adds amongst other new features a 3D island environment and LAN and internet play. Scorched 3D is totally free and is available for both Microsoft Windows and Unix (Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, Solaris etc.) operating systems. 

"ScummVM is a program which allows you to run certain classic graphical point-and-click adventure games, provided you already have their data files. The clever part about this: ScummVM just replaces the executables shipped with the games, allowing you to play them on systems for which they were never designed!

ScummVM supports many adventure games, including LucasArts SCUMM games (such as Monkey Island 1-3, Day of the Tentacle, Sam & Max, ...), many of Sierra's AGI and SCI games (such as King's Quest 1-6, Space Quest 1-5, ...), Discworld 1 and 2, Simon the Sorcerer 1 and 2, Beneath A Steel Sky, Lure of the Temptress, Broken Sword 1 and 2, Flight of the Amazon Queen, Gobliiins 1-3, The Legend of Kyrandia 1-3, many of Humongous Entertainment's children's SCUMM games (including Freddi Fish and Putt Putt games) and many more. ""

Secret Maryo Chronicles "Secret Maryo Chronicles is an Open Source two-dimensional platform game with a design similar to classic computer games. SMC has computer support to a great degree by using an accelerated Open Graphics Library for the best possible graphic design and stock performance."

"Your goal is to establish a successful transport company. Transport passengers, mail and goods by rail, road, ship and air. Interconnect cities, districts, public buildings, industries and tourist attractions by buiding a transport network you always dreamed of. 

Control and watch your finances and the traffic of your vehicles and goods. Start in 1880 and finish in 2050. There will be new vehicles and buildings throughout this time"

Space Invaders OpenGL
"Space Invaders OpenGL is a 2D/3D game based on the old arcade classic in which you must destroy enemy ships by shooting them up."
Space Quest 2 A free remake of Sierra's Space Quest 2.
Space Quest 4.5 This game tells the story of Roger Wilco after his return from Space Quest XII to Magmetheus.  There, Roger meets the Latex Babes of Estros for the first time, chronologically. He visits another Galaxy Galleria, makes a pit-stop at Monolith Burger and begins after some trouble with the Latex Babes his training at Starcon Academy.
Space Quest: Incinerations A fan made Space Quest game. "Following hot in the footsteps of my team-made fan-game "Vohaul Strikes Back" and IA's "SQ2 Remake", I'm proud to finally announce the release of "Space Quest: Incinerations."

Based on the Sierra game series from Scott Murphy and Mark Crowe, SQInc is an adventure game six years in the making. It re-imagines the SQ universe in the style of a modern sci-fi action-thriller, featuring 3D-rendered sprites and backgrounds, over 45 minutes of fully-animated cinematics, alternate endings, trophies, and over an hour's worth of original music.

As an animator, this game has been a real thrill ride to make. I want to thank everyone who's supported it, along with the talented people who've contributed their efforts to making it happen. I also want to thank the adventure game community for staying alive and staying strong"
Space Quest For Glory: Trial By Plunger

"Infamous Adventures is proud to present Space Quest For Glory. Join Roger Wilco, ace janitor and all around good guy as he prepares to do battle with all the nefarious creatures of the galaxy.

Welcome to the ultimate battle of all time. The lords of destiny have been cast. The time has come for all men to put aside their fears, and grasp that which can grant the entire galaxy their freedom. It's time for a Trial By Plunger.

See Roger actually fight back - and use his skills as a warrior janitor in order to take on Vohaul's baddies. Fight Ape-Man drone soldiers, Labion Terror Beasts, Giant Mushrooms and vicious man-eating plants! Actually, you're just fighting a Labion Terror Beast but are you MAN enough to compete against such a feriocious being? Find out as you, Roger Wilco, wield your plunger and strike upon the beast in all it's stupendous glory."

Space Quest Vohaul Strikes Back! "Vohaul Strikes Back is a fan-made feature-length sequel to Sierra On-Line's classic Space Quest series."
Speed Dreems "Speed Dreams is a 3d cross-platform, open source motorsport simulation and racing game"
Sporktris "Sporktris is a clone of Tetris-clones. It doesn't add anything new to the gameplay, it simply tries to do all the important things well. "
Soviet Unterzögersdorf "Soviet Unterzögersdorf (pronounced «oon-taa-tsee-gars-doorf») is the last existing appanage republic of the USSR. The enclave maintains no diplomatic relationship with the surrounding so-called «Republic of Austria» or with the Fortress «European Union». The downfall of her motherland -- the Soviet Union -- in the early 1990s had a particularly bad effect on the country's economic situation.

It is a great challenge to secure survival for the small but proud confederation. External reactionary forces put the country in danger. It's a lack of respect due to a morally corrupted and perhaps even non-existing unity of the peoples. The goal of a glorious future is almost unreachable."
Star Warship "3D vertical scroll shooter.
Human star base is under attack by aliens. A single star warship must defeat the invaders and rescue their hostages"
SuperTux SuperTux is a classic 2D jump’n run sidescroller game in a style similar to the original SuperMario games. The Milestone1 release of SuperTux features 9 enemies, 26 playable levels, software and OpenGL rendering modes, configurable joystick and keyboard input, new music and completly redone graphics. Together with a little story, we hope to provide a good gaming experince with this first Milestone release. Click the link below to download this great gam
 SuperTuxKart "SuperTuxKart is a 3d kart racing game. You can play with up to four friends on one PC racing against each other, or beat the computer. Race under water or in space, watching the stars passing by. You can do a single race against other karts, compete in one of several Grand Prix, try to beat the high score in time trials on your own, and play battle mode against your friends.
The Elder Scrolls: Arena
"The Elder Scrolls: Arena is a first-person role-playing game set in medieval times. In Arena players take a single character across a vast world to complete quests in an open-ended campaign."
The Journey Down: Over the Edge "Chapter one of the Journey Down follows our brave hero Bwana and his sidekick Kito as they, while struggling to make ends meet, suddenly get thrown into a twisting plot of Corruption and Adventure! "
The Silver Lining "Join King Graham as he continues on his quest to save his children from the mysterious spell that befell them. Journey across new islands and exciting adventure as you search for the ingredients of the druid's spell."
UFO: Alien Invasion
"UFO: Alien Invasion is a squad-based tactical strategy game in the tradition of the old X-COM PC games, but with a twist. Our game combines military realism with hard science-fiction and the weirdness of an alien invasion. The carefully constructed turn-based system gives you pin-point control of your squad while maintaining a sense of pace and danger."
UltraStar Deluxe
"Karaoke game inspired by the Singstar™ game available on the Playstation®. It allows up to six players to sing along with music using microphones in order to score points, depending on the pitch of the voice and the rhythm of singing."
The Ultima 6 Project
"The Ultima 6 Project is a retelling of Origin Systems'TM classic 1990 RPG Ultima VI: The False Prophet implemented as a Mod, or Siegelet, for the Dungeon Siege game engine."
Vega Strike "Vega Strike is an Open Source 3D Action-Space-Sim that lets you trade, fight, and explore in a vast universe"

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