Multimedia HyperGuide

A Windows 3.1 Podcast

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Episode 11: The History of After Dark

Feeling totally twisted? I know I am! This episode covers the history of Berkeley Systems and their After Dark suite of screen savers. You're always welcome to

Episode 10: The Simpsons Screensaver

25 years before the tired Steamed Hams meme we have After Dark's saved screens. You're welcome to join our Discord server - just ask for an invite by

Episode 9: Undersea Adventure

Ready to take your first dive into Knowledge Adventure's Undersea Adventure? And here's a link to listener briandemodulated's youtube channel Finally, you're welcome to join our Discord server - just ask for an invite by

Episode 8: SkiFree

Dialing Chronoskimmer to 1991 to check out Chris Pirih's SkiFree. Links to Brett's youtube channel and twitter account. Finally, you're welcome to join our Discord server - just ask for an invite by

Episode 7: Castle of the Winds

Whoa! Welcome back listeners! Today we're jumping in our time machine to 1990, and playing Rick Saada's Castle of the Winds. If you've got some stories or ideas of your own,

Episode 6: SimFarm

I finally bring you the Maxis simulator classic SimFarm after weeks of delay. I also discuss BBS piracy, read some listener mail, and look at the differences between the DOS and Windows versions of the game. If you've got a story, review or experience to share about the game,

Episode 5.5: Next Episode Under Construction

Three days of jackhammering and concrete cutting outside of my window means episode 6 is delayed until the madness stops. Just a quick note to tell you I haven't forgotten about you!

Episode 5: Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures

This is a big fat episode! In this episode you'll learn about the poorly-selling LucasArts roguelite, warezing over ISDN lines using DCC bots, and I summarize someone else's interview with the game's creator Hal Barwood. You can download a copy here. If you've got a story, review or experience to share about the game,

Episode 4: San Diego Zoo Presents: The Animals!

Multimedia HyperGuide Presents: San Diego Zoo Presents: The Animals!, instead of what you really wanted: Indiana Jones. We also discuss the CD-ROM magazine Blender, memories of Video for Windows, and the Multimedia PC (MPC) specification. Links: A CD image of the original disc for Windows. Blender Magazine on Archive.org. If you've got a story, review or experience to share about the game,

Episode 3: A Father's Day Story

Today I wish you all a happy Father's Day, and share a little fatherly story of my own. Next week we'll be back to our regular programming, talking about the LucasArts timekiller, Indiana Jones and His Desktop Adventures. If you've got a story, review or experience to share about the game,

Episode 2: The Adventures of MicroMan

Our first foray into the world of Windows 3.1 gaming: The Adventures of MicroMan. I reflect on the history of this much loved cult classic, and talk a little about its creator. You can download the original shareware version of MicroMan here and even play it in-browser. Read technical information on the Windows Animation Package engine here and check out Brian Goble's modern remake of the game here. And as always,

Episode 1: Welcome to Windows

In the inaugural episode I talk about my first experiences with Windows 3.1 on our IBM PS/1, and outline some ideas for future episodes. Click on the image to the left to download the episode. Have some ideas for future episodes?