Bunny Abandonware

Welcome! We scour old closets, mouldy floppy discs, and the darkest tubes of the internet for the best of the best games in the galaxy, and we exhibit them here, so you can get them down into your hot little hard drives, for you to experience and enjoy some genuine gaming history!

8 July 2013

Wow, how time flies…

 in News — bunnzy

These games are still old, and getting older! And there are probably so many more which need to be shared. Don’t worry, I still keep them safe. If you need to find an old game you can contact me any time.

So what’s been happening? This site has been around for about 13 years now. I’m 13 years older. One daughter in school, one husband who is the greatest (and loves gaming) and a son due to be born any day now. Life is busy, but I still visit this site every week, check the comments, check the emails – I still get heaps of requests for games and help. So a lack of posts doesn’t necessarily mean this is a derelict hole on the internet. πŸ™‚

If you’re looking for games to run nicely on your new spanky machines then definitely get on Steam or check out GOG.com (which is probably better, DRM free)

Remember to contact me via the contact us page if you need anything!

P.S. What do you all think of Diablo III? Just went past the first anniversary, still hooked. Sheesh πŸ˜‰

bunnzy

2 March 2011

The Christchurch earthquake… #eqnz

 in News — bunnzy

It’s been eight days since Christchurch was given the epic (in a bad sense of the word) shake up. The one on my birthday last year was scary, but last Tuesday was terrifying. Fortunately for me I’m in Wellington (the earthquake capital of the country…) and felt them but came out physically unhurt.

I am stunned by what has happened down South though. Looking at the pictures of the city looking like some haunted post-apocalyptic zombie movie set sends chills down your spine. I spent days glued to the TV or the internet watching as they showed videos of absolute carnage. Watching people, New Zealanders, being dragged out covered in red stained sheets. Eight days later and still they are recovering them.

You see scenes of flooding in Australia, tsunami’s over in the islands, big land slides in Asia, hurricanes in America. But it feels so far away, and it is painful, but it’s international news and “happening to someone else”. To have something happen in your own back yard makes you feel so, well, vulnerable I guess.

They reckon the next big one will hit Wellington… we had an earthquake last night, but it was relatively minor. I think we’re incredibly lucky. And I think Christchurch has been battered and shaken, but will rise up better than ever. They have a country behind them giving everything they have got to help them rebuild their lives and their beautiful city. <3 For the latest news and updates on what is happening in Christchurch (or on the earthquake in general) the best place to look is Twitter. Search for the #eqnz tag: http://twitter.com/#!/search/eqnz.

So what can you do?

I’m worried for New Zealand. We are a dirt poor country borrowing millions per week, so we’re going to need all the help we can get. So if you can help, then please do.

Donate: To donate or to help out Christchurch, please get in touch with the New Zealand Red Cross or visit the NZ Government Christchurch Earthquake Appeal website. Also consider donating to the SPCA, as there are lots of little animals without homes etc out there now.
BEWARE: there are many fraudsters out there, so make sure you donate through an official channel.

Spread the word: Get on Facebook, Twitter etc and spread the word on how others can help. Follow @NZstuff and @NZherald and other news agencies and retweet what’s happening. Raise the awareness. Use the #chch and #eqnz hashtags.

1 January 2011

Happy New Year!

 in News — bunnzy

I can’t believe this site has been around for over 10 years now. And we’re still getting lots of visitors and downloads.
Granted I’m not as active as I used to be online, but it’s good to keep campaigning and making these games available to you all πŸ™‚

Happy New Year and all the best for 2011!!!

28 July 2010

New images and videos for our old games

 in News — bunnzy

Hello! πŸ™‚

I’m currently doing some work on the screenshots for the games on this website. Β A lot of them were taken years ago and are teeny-weeny (eww, see Coolspot.) Β 

I can take much bigger screenshots, more of them, and just better quality really (well as quality as the game was, right?) It’s time to go back and look at ones I took before I used DOSBox and get them up to scratch!

We should also get some videos in there too huh? We do have a Bunny Abandonware YouTube channel, it’s just used for some pretty irrelvant things right now… Then again, are you sure you want to see me fucking up constantly when it comes to jumping over gaps n stuff? I’m a shitty platform gamer, it’s a known fact.

Anyway, work is underway. So keep your eyes peeled for updated game screenies and videos.

Cheerio,
M

22 January 2010

Site maintenance

 in News — bunnzy

Nope, haven’t been playing any games or anything. Β Well I have, but they have been on my Nintendo DSi!

I’ve been doing some site maintenance tonight. Β Making sure everything is running smoothly behind the scenes, and that the Google stuff is all ticking along nicely.

I really should play some games. Anyone want to recommend any that should be added to the site?

M xx

26 October 2009

Old gaming FTW

 in News — bunnzy

Hey hey,

Y’know, I still don’t have a PC that can handle playing games like Left 4 Dead, Half Life 2 or any new and exciting games. Not that Half Life is actually that new!

That’s why I thank God for Abandonware, and also awesome games which you can still buy like Warcraft II. πŸ˜€ You’d be interested to know that even if you don’t own a legit copy (and I own two for some reason) you can probably pirate yourself one (or Starcraft) and play on the Asian Battle.Net servers with your friends – nobody is there anymore, therefore nobody’s keys are there either…

I’ve also been dabbling with early version of The Settlers, Dungeon Keeper, Fallout 1 & 2 and Heaven & Hell.

And yes, I will be adding more games here over time. But as you all know, I don’t just add anything. It’s only games I like πŸ˜‰

Old games FTW.

19 June 2009

Home of the Underdogs back from the dead!

 in News — bunnzy

It’s a fine day when the mega-site of abandonware comes back from the dead. Welcome back Home of the Underdogs!

Hopefully it’ll keep updated. Well, more updated than this bloody site has been lately eh? πŸ˜€ Not hard really. Sorry about that folks. If only I could quit my job and just update my site all day and play games. Alas, that will never happen…

20 February 2009

R.I.P Home of the Underdogs :'(

 in News — bunnzy

If you know anything about old games, retro-gaming, abandonware or anything cool, then you know about Home of the Underdogs. You don’t know about HOTU? STOP reading and leave.

I remember when there were many abandonware websites. Back in the days of Flashback, Conservatory etc. Then maybe we grow up and grow away from these things. Everyone runs off and gets a job or gets married πŸ˜› The rest of us die-hard nerds are left here behind holding it all together… Maybe abandonware stops being 100k games from the 80s and becomes 100mb games from the late 90s and we are left with the issue of hosting and bandwidth. What to do?

The die-hards aren’t leaving. The Good Old Days, XTC Abandonware, Abandonia, this website. We’ll still be here.

It’s a sad day when the world loses access to rare games, old games, forgotten games, forsaken games.

I must say it is a relief that HOTU went down because the hosting company went bankrupt. Is that an awful thing to say? I’m glad because it’s not because it got closed down by some crappy dictatorshippycommunisty IDSA or something bullshit like that.

Hopefully someone is man enough to step up and take over. Did I say “man enough”? This scene is run by chicks – if you didn’t know that then you should leave again in case you get an inferiority complex πŸ˜‰

Sad day, sad day indeed. It means the rest of us are going to have to work extra hard to pick up the slack. Rise to the challenge boys :p

21 January 2009

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Mario Teaches Typing

 in 1982,Educational — bunnzy
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Wordquest

 in 1992,Puzzle — bunnzy

Wizard Wars – the game which time (and I) forgot…

 in News — bunnzy

Y’know, I’m not quite sure how it ended up a private page, but I added this game a few years ago!

Check out Wizard Wars, it is an addictive game with annoying sound – just what you come to love and expect from older games!

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Xixit

 in 1995,Puzzle — bunnzy

13 January 2009

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Klax

 in 1990,Puzzle — bunnzy

15 December 2008

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Doofus

 in 1993,Platform — bunnzy

1 July 2008

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Abmis the Lion

 in 1996,Platform — bunnzy
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Oil’s Well

 in 1990,Action — bunnzy

30 March 2008

Marching on…

 in News — bunnzy

It’s hard to believe that it’s already the end of March 2008. Time really does fly when you’re having fun (and being a mum, and being a manager, and being a student, and being a webmaster…).

But, I do live for abandonware! -_-; And I’m loving the progress of this site. I am really happy, and I guess.. encouraged to see the new sites which are still being built to support this cause. I remember when it was the 1990s and we were starting abandonware websites to keep the 1980s alive. And it’s nearly 2010 and people are still starting up websites to keep the 1980s alive, as well as the 1990s.

Keep up the good work everyone. It’s worthy cause, and as curators of these museums we’re doing a damn fine job.

Au revoir!
Michelle xx

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Chip’s Challenge

 in 1991,Strategy — bunnzy

9 March 2008

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Stunts

 in 1990,Arcade,Simulation — hexie

22 February 2008

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Scrabble: Deluxe Computer Edition

 in 1990,Board — bunnzy

15 February 2008

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Trivial Pursuit Deluxe

 in 1986,Board — bunnzy

13 February 2008

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dgVoodoo v1.50 Beta2

 in Applications — hexie

1 February 2008

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Iron Lord

 in 1989,Adventure — bunnzy

26 January 2008

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Battle Chess

 in 1988,Board — bunnzy

25 January 2008

Abandonware Torrents!

 in News — bunnzy

So DarKsiDe (yes, from Abandon5000) has started an Abandonware Torrents site. I think this is a just awesome idea. The site is at http://www.awtorrent.net/.

I wrote a bit about it over on my blog at www.weetbix.net, and DarKsiDe was nice enough to stop by and provide more information about what’s happening with the site and where it’ll be heading. So defintely go over and have a read for more information.

It may be hard to get it all sorted, with keeping up with what is seeding, removing old games no longer abandonware etc.οΏ½ I am pleased to hear that there will be more info shared per game, screenshots etc.οΏ½ Plus, limited uploaders to keep the quality. πŸ™‚

I think it’s going to be useful for repopulating the abandonware world.οΏ½ People will be able to review games, start up sites and link to the Abandonware Torrents site to encourage people to share the old games.

I’m looking forward to getting involved and sharing a lot of abandonware through Abandonware Torrents, I hope everyone else gets behind this awesome concept and shares the love too. πŸ™‚

4RC5GQ7U6FSM

22 January 2008

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Cartooners

 in 1989,Educational — hexie

20 January 2008

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Magic Maycabs

 in 1994,Platform — bunnzy

17 January 2008

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Ferngully: The Last Rainforest Coloring Book

 in 1992,Miscellaneous — bunnzy

15 January 2008

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World Class Leader Board

 in 1988,Sports — hexie

13 January 2008

Introducing Hexie to you

 in News — hexie

Hey everybody, I welcome you to me on this website. I can now write complete reviews too of games, so you will see some of my writings soon. The first review is already there and thats the review of Lotus – The Ultimate Challenge For PC.

Lets talk about my history. I had my first internet connection established in 1996, when we were still using 115k2 serial cable modems overhere in The Netherlands. After looking around on the web for a while I tried to login into IRC for the first time. As a newbie as I was at that particular time I tried to login through the web browser, which obviously didnt work. At some point in time I managed to get onto EFnet, IRC and looked for abandonware channels. At that time abandonware wasnt invented yet, so I was looking for people sharing the same interest in old games. I ended up in a channel called #1980warez. After bumming around in there for some time I started to use my ftp, xdcc and finally fserver powers. When the channel became less and less interesting I went on in 1997 to #adventurewarez, with ArChiS leading the place and finally to good old #oldgames, where I still remain.

I came into contact with Bunnzy in 2001, although she claimes it was much earlier. I dont remember really. I always thought it was 2001. Anyhow, we know each other for quite a while now and I recently told her I wanted to start my own abandonware site and didnt want to suck at it. So she offered me her help or I could join Bunny Abandonware instead. Easy choice really, I’ll just join up with her πŸ˜‰ We already share the same domain and webspace, so this is a logical step further.

Anyhow, I hope you enjoy my reviews as I will probably release a few more soon onto this website. We’ll keep Bunny Abandonware running in 2008 as well!

I salute you!

– Hexie