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About the site.

Adventure Legends is an offshoot of 3D Shooter Legends site dedicated to collecting info on and keeping old PC adventure games alive. Please don't ask us about games from other genres as our site has that narrow focus and it takes a lot of work to just compile all the info on this site let alone anything more. Adventure games are typified by exploration, puzzle-solving, interaction with game characters, and a focus on narrative rather than reflex-based challenges. This focus on story allows it to draw heavily from other narrative-based art forms, such as literature and film, and includes fantasy, science fiction, mystery, horror, and comedy. The genre was quite popular during the late 80s and early 90s, but when the cdrom drive was introduced there were a glut of failed interactive fmv (full-motion video) adventures and 3D Myst clones which made many of the big game publishers (especially in North America) hesitant to step into the genre again. Many quality titles though continue to be released by smaller publishers. We will also include notable titles released only in foreign languages where adventures continue to have more popularity than in North America. There is a separate section called "Adventure-Related" where similar games that would appeal to adventure fans also are put. These include mostly action-adventure combos (some which are already present in 3D Shooter Legends). Those with sword-fighting and non-shooting ones like superhero games will be included here, plus reference cd-roms. In June/2013, we are now listing role-playing games in a separate section. Note that we also list adult titles including hentai titles in a seperate section as well as kid's adventures, educational and other games. In 2015, we seperated platformer games into its own section as well as adding a Casual game section which includes addictive arcade games which can be played for short periods of time as a time waster. No uploads of games from previous 3 years are allowed nor are a few other games "still too popular in retail". We are constantly adding new entries for brand new games and those from the past not yet catalogued. As of August, 2015 we have over 8200 game entries on site.

Similarly to the mods and addons created by the fan community for FPS games, adventure games are also made by fans using simple software tools such as the popular Adventure Game Studio which can create fan-made product that resembles classic point-and-click adventures when Sierra and and LucasArts were making their most popular ones. We will include the best of these freeware games. Also due to the simpler nature of adventures compared to complex 3d shooters for example, single individuals can develop and make a game themselves rather than rely on a team of contributors.

On August, 2011 the site was changed from hmtl pages with a javascript index into a database-driven one thanks to the work of loki1985. This is a labor of love for us that work on the site and we hope it will continue far into the future with your help.


Download links explanation.

1.) "Level Demo". This means an actual demo from the developer or shareware usually limited to 1 level or sometimes with a time limit.
2.) "Full Demo". This is more commonly known as a rip meaning that certain elements such as music, movies or speech were removed or "ripped out" in order to make it smaller and quicker to download.
3.) "Iso Demo". This means a cd-image of the complete game on cd which you can burn and get an exact copy.
We use the word demo for all of our game uploads, because it's important to us that the downloads are really used as a demo . If you like the game then go and buy it; the developers deserve it.

Full and iso-demos are either our own uploads or lead to Oldgames- & Abandonware sites  (usually from 1981-2000). Direct links to downloads from other sites/boards are of course also not included .

Due to copying of our links to other forums and sites, we now have a Download Script for most uploads which will work only if links are clicked from our site and nowhere else.

Dialer/Traffic popups on warez pages can be suppressed with options in modern browsers.


Games listing order.

Due to the large number of games, including freeware ones where accurate release dates are hard to know, and the confusing nature of early game releases on multiple microcomputer platforms, we will just be listing each year's games in order alphabetically. Also, some are released in non-English languages first so that date may be different than English release date. An upcoming game section of the current year is revised all the time as release dates often change. It is the most up-to-date list found on the web as we use various sources to accumulate the data. We welcome your input and are happy to make corrections.
Post correction or new game info on the forum


Broken downloads & resolution.

When using our Download Script, what to do if you get these messages :
1. "You did not get this download from 3D Shooterlegends" / "Please start this download from the 3DSL Site" : You could not be validated as a 3D Shooterlegends visitor. This is to prevent copying and pasting of our download links. The urls of our game entry pages are allowed to be shared.
2. "No valid download mirror specified" : Occurs when someone supplied a bad link to the script. Please report this error, and tell which download it occured with on our Broken Downloads Forum.
3. "Download link not available" : There has been an internal script error. Please report this error, and tell which download it occured with on our Broken Downloads Forum.
4. "The page cannot be displayed" or "HTTP 500 Internal server error" or if the page does not even load : Your browser or firewall may be blocking the referrer information as to where the link originated from. If so, you won't be able to connect at all to those pages unless you disable that function for our site.
5. "The specified mirror seems to be offline at the moment." : The download script page was brought offline due to it coming to our notice that some files were down. If files are not reupped within a few weeks then download will be completely removed.

For 4shared (host we are recently trying for bigger uploads):
1. Use jDownloader, MiPony, or another download manager to copy each file link to be queued and downloaded automatically. Multiple files can be downloaded at the same time as well.
2. You have to be registered and logged into a 4shared account to download them. If you don't want to use a personal email account to register, simply create another email address with which to use.
3. If you get error message "The file link that you requested is not valid." then click "Add to my account" (at bottom left) and then you can download from folder in your own account. If that still won't work, then let us know in our Broken Downloads Forum.
4. If you have uploaded files to be shared with others on our site, please remember to sign in to the 4shared account at least every six months to keep it alive.
5. If you can't download files from one specific account, it may be that you have exceeded the 3GB daily traffic limit on your account. To download again on that account, you have to wait until the next day or use another 4shared account.


Unpacking files.

Firstly, if files are not named with one of the compression extensions below then there should be a renamer.bat to be executed or else there will be info as to what to do in "Uploader's Notes" section of download script page for the game. To unpack the compressed uploaded files, use the following programs for their respective types: (note that zip files can also be opened with either winace or winrar)
*.ecm - ECM to uncompress ecm file, drag it on top of unecm.exe
*.zip - Winzip
*.rar - WinRAR
*.ace - WinACE
*.7z - 7-Zip
*.001 - can be opened with Winrar for mostly 1990 games. They can also be 7-Zip archives if they are games after 2000.

Passwords for some downloads are one of the following: AdventureLegends, LegendsWorld, adventurelegends.6x.to, legendsworld, adventurelegends. Usually it will be indicated in Uploader's Notes of download link page.

SFV files - To verify that your downloads aren't incomplete/damaged. Extract the .sfv to the folder with your downloaded archives and open it with a program like QuickSFV.
When a CRC error in a file occurs, try to download those files again first. However, an error could have happened while uploading a file, so if you can't resolve it yourself, post in our Broken of page]


Running older booter/DOS/Win98 games.

A manual hasn't been written so just these links will have to do :
Flopper (emulator to run booter images)   DOSBox (Dos-Emulator)   Windows Compatability Tool (for WinXP)   Virtual PC 2004 Info (Emulates all PC operating systems)   FreeDOS (free DOS-compatible o/s)   ScummVM (emulator for running LucasArts/Sierra/Humongous/Adventuresoft/Revolution/Coktel and other adventures on Windows)   Sierra Game Installers for Modern O/S
Cpugrap (CPU slowdown for Win32, 3.7Kb)   VDMSound (Sound-Emulator for WinNT4.0/2k/XP)   Dosfix 3 (for WindowsME)  
GliDOS (Glide-Emulator)   OpenGLide (Glide-Emulator)   WinGroove (Midi-Emulator)  
The Good Old Days FAQ (DOS-Configuration) Vogons Guide For Old Games   NT Compatible Old Game List

You can try asking other users for help on our Games Support Forum but we can't guarantee a solution to everyone's problems.


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