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Awesome Charger

I’m sure you know about the car that Activision was giving away back when I ’76 first came out, but no one really heard of what happened to it…

Well I found the exact same one! The full history can be found at the 1970 Charger Registry.

Awesome information. Thanks very much for spreading the word on this piece of I ’76 history.

Special Request

I was wondering if you would consider making a fool-proof instruction on how to connect the bz server? After reading quite much about the topic, I honestly still have no idea what to do to play I 76 on-line.

There are really two issues at play here: The first is that very few people are actually playing I ’76 online anymore. The second is that you can’t connect to a server unless you have a direct internet connection. From what I’ve heard, playing behind a router will not work, although I haven’t verified this personally.

To answer your question directly: I don’t plan on creating a guide on how to run I ’76 online.

Funky Tunes

Hey there, do you know where I can snag the Bullmark Demo at? I remember coming across it years ago on (Cached page with inactive download links here but I foolishly didn’t download it.

I’m in the exact same boat as you. I remember Arion Salazar’s home page from a while back with all of the tunes on there, but I didn’t download them either. Luckily enough for the both of us, some Third Eye Blind fans have them posted. Follow the link to get the Bullmark demos.

No April Fool

just installed my old original Interstate 76 on Winxp…after installing the gold patch the game language changes completely from german to english…i remember that there is a way to rechange that, but i forgot how…i found nothing relevant on the internet…

Any hints?

I hate to say it, but I have no idea. If anyone out there has the solution, let me know and I’ll get it on the site.

What’s the motto?

I think this place needs a motto. How about, “Where all of your favorite dead games are buried: The Local Ditch.” Sounds good to me. It’s been a while since the last update and in the mean time, I’ve been working my way through the FreeSpace series and System Shock.

That doesn’t mean there aren’t things to add to the site. I’ve finally got the links fixed for some of the Battlezone II Wallpapers and there’s a another set of overhead maps from Kalle, this time for the Interstate ’76 Nitro Pack.

Battlezone II Downloads – Wallpapers fixed
Nitro Pack Downloads – Maps images added

Daylight Savings

A few days ago, I received an e-mail asking if I wanted to put some maps to the I ’76 levels on the site. After checking them out, the answer was a definite, “Yes,” so those are up on the site in the I ’76 Downloads and through the I ’76 walkthrough.

I went and cleaned up some the of I ’76 links last week and it seemed like I should do the same for the other sections of the site. So, the Battlezone and BZII sections have had all of the broken external links removed.

There are a few small changes to some pages on the SEGA section, but I can’t even recall what they are.

As usual, there’s some behind-the-scenes stuff as well, most of which isn’t noticeable.

Battlezone Links – Old links removed
Battlezone II Links – Old links removed
Interstate ’76 Downloads – I ’76 Maps added
Interstate ’76 Walkthrough – New maps for maze levels

It’s No Accident

This is a much larger update than I had originally anticipated it being. There’s new questions to be answered, new downloads, some behind-the-scenes tweaks, and best of all, that goddamn Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries Walkthrough is finally completed.

I feel like I’ve written a small novel about the game at this point. There’s a guide to get through every single scripted mission in the game. Hell, not even the official strategy guide (and especially not the guides on GameFAQs) do this. It’s a big relief to finally have it done, and in celebration, I’m going to sit back and just enjoy just playing through a few games.

Next on my list? Descent: FreeSpace, Tron 2.0, and Yakuza 2.

Interstate ’76 Links – Most (kind of) work now
News Archives – Old news archived
Mechwarrior 2 Mercenaries Downloads – Game manuals added
Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries Walkthrough – Complete
Q&A – I ’76 Question answered, old pages archived