Sunday, December 29, 2013

DCeric Game Preview: Need For Speed III Hot Pursuit w. 3Dfx enabled (PC)

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Back in the 90's Need For Speed had a big name for itself.  These days the series still carries itself but where the hot pursuits started was in Need for Speed III Hot Pursuit for both PSone and PC.  There is a few differences over both versions of the game.  PSone had a few bonus levels and maybe a few extra cars but the PC version had 3D acceleration using 3Dfx graphics cards and you could also drive as the police and pull over other racers unlike the PSone version.

I of course started playing the PSone version first so the only disappointment to me was the 3 missing bonus levels which I believe could only be played during 2 player anyways.  I got the PC version in the early 2000's and if I could remember correctly 3D acceleration worked fine on x32 Windows XP with an early Nvidia card.  But on future x64 Windows operating systems and newer graphics cards it made it more difficult to play the game with 3D acceleration or at all.

Well last night I don't know how I came across it but I found a video and tutorial on Youtube on how to get Need For Speed III Hot Pursuit to work on PC with 3D Acceleration.  The following link has a compressed file with a bunch of files you'll need to setup the game to work with 3D Acceleration along with the tutorial on how to do so.  The tutorial was not created by me but ChronoDog.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

DCeric Game Previews: Screamer 2 (PC)

Well I have been thinking about Screamer 2 for awhile but it wasn't up until a friend had told me he got it and said it was a great racing game.  The game was released in 1996 for PC and was compared to V-Rally's gameplay.  The previous game played more like Namco's, Ridge Racer. The difficulty in Screamer 2 can be pretty hard. The easiest setting is called Rookie it might be easier then the rest and you'll have a better chance of winning with this difficulty.

But with all difficulties you'll still have cars either behind you or smashing into you making your car spin off the track and making it hard to drive.  The graphics in the game weren't to bad either this was around the time Anti aliasing was making its way into 3D gaming making polygons more sharp and smooth and of course making PC gaming ahead of its time allowing games to be played in higher resolutions.

The games controls can be a little rough around the edges cause racing games never feel good with a keyboard and today's gamepads may not work as good as the gamepads that were made to play with this game back in the 90's. The game contains 7 race tracks that includes a bonus level.  The game also includes four cars which include two 4WD, 1 FWD and 1 RWD.  I would highly suggest a 4WD cause these vehicles are easier to control.

This game isn't to bad from the little time I've had with it but I do plan on putting more time into it and if your fan of the Arcade racers of the 90's you'll love this one.  You can get this game at and its compatible with both PC and Mac OS X.  This game may also be compatible with Linux but has went untested. Right now there is an amazing deal so get it as quick as possible.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

How to Run Steam OS with Windows

Well Steam OS is not just limited to a stand alone desktop interface and of course downloading a bunch of files to install it.  In fact Windows users can actually use Steam OS right from their own Windows machine with a simple command seen in the screenshot below.

After you input the command run the Steam shortcut on your desktop and Steam will automatically load Steam OS Big Screen mode.  There is obviously not much of a difference other then a new update screen which shows within Big Screen mode instead of the old Desktop update.  Below is a screen with a copyright disclaimer for Steam OS again running on Windows 8.1.

Now you don't have to download Steam OS to enjoy its benefits you can enjoy it using it right from your Windows Operating system.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Xump (2013) in game Screenshot (Puzzle Game)

Well the Xump team is still at work with Xump (duh) which if you didn't know had a release back in 2005.  I was told by the developer himself to forget about the 2005 version and prepare for this one.  I fondly remember the 2005 version the graphics weren't amazing but the one thing that kept me playing was the fun factor.  Its one of those games where you have to walk all over the bricks so you can make it to the finish.  It wasn't always easy to do and I remember quite a few times I had to restart a level and think real hard on how to complete a level.

The 2013 release will be pretty much an enhanced version over the 2005 release which I believe will contain the same puzzles and maybe new ones.

The developer also tells me he is unsure at the moment of which platform it will be released on first. The systems I do believe they will be released on is Dreamcast, GP32, PC, Amiga and possibly others. Most of Xumps developers also have worked on other titles like the Sqrxz series, and Giana's Return.  Both series of games have been favorable and have been mildly know as very strategic and difficult games which the developers have been known for.

At the moment there isn't a dedicated site for information on the game but you can join the Retroguru group on Facebook for future updates.

Video of Xump (2005) for Dreamcast

Saturday, December 14, 2013

The DCeric Show still on Hiatus...

That's right as the title says I am still on hiatus.  I from time to time have great ideas put through this mighty mind of mine.  At this moment I am still having some minor issues with health mostly being tired all the time and having no energy to put forward a great show.  But that isn't my main concern as of now.  The issue that is bothering me has been bothering me for awhile.  Youtube has now put stricter guidelines to their copyright restrictions.

Now even if your playing a game through a play through your video may get a copyright strike or 3rd party match even if your voice is included in the video.  Which means not only my live shows but my reviews might be attacked by this new restriction.  I don't know what is going to happen to my previous videos but I already got a copyright 3rd party match to my play through of Donkey Kong Country. I knew there was an odd issue regarding the video when there wasn't a complaint about how long the video was or the fact its the full game in 2 hours.

That's right I got attacked for using Donkey Kong Country music 98mins into the play through.  I'm not even doing monetization on the video and the video contains voice and I get attacked.  Its just a shame really cause if it was at the beginning or something I could understand the complaint but 98mins in and then say there is an issue.  Well as of right now I'm going to wait until Google and Youtube get this resolved and when they do I hope to come back with a review.

Its a freakin shame game companies attack Youtube users when what most of us try to do is advertise their game so people go out and buy it.  But nope the company wants to attack us with Copyright strike and 3rd party match.  Your basically telling us not to help you out which is a bloody shame.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Steam OS Now Available!!!! (UPDATED)

Steam OS is now available to download as mentioned just yesterday.  So if anybody is interested in getting their hands on it then head on over to

The download will also be available at shortly.  Now gamer's can enjoy an operating system that is dedicated for gaming through a PC.  So prepare for the future of gaming my friends I'm hoping this will pull through and it will receive great Commercial support and customer feedback.

(UPDATE): Please be advised that this will wipe everything in your machine so unplug any hard drives that you don't want wiped for more information visit the first link above 

Quantum Rush (PC, BETA)

Well for years now everybody has been hoping for a new F-Zero game for a Nintendo System or even a new Wipeout game for PC.  Well we might be looking for awhile but Quantum Rush looks like a free to play game which resembles the game play from both of those games.  Its supposed to be an online futuristic racing game with decent looking arcadish graphics.  Right now they are accepting registration for the beta so if your interested head on down to for more information.

Watch this video for a sneak peak of the game play:

P.S. Thanks Richard (Lyonhrt) for the heads up :)

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Road Blaster, Unofficially Ported (SNES)

I certainly don't ever remember playing this for any of the systems the game was released on.  However this is dated news but i'm sure there is tons of people who don't know about this news.  The game has been unofficially ported to the Super Nintendo.  The port developer however is on hiatus so you won't be seeing any further updates to the game until he comes out of hibernation.  The game is available for download and the author has also released the source code if anybody plans to do more work on this release or simply port it to other systems like the Dreamcast.

This game is one of those cinematic games where you have to press a certain button or number of buttons at a certain time so you can complete the game.  This version of the game is only compatible with certain SNES SD Cartridges and is only compatible with the BSNES (Super Nintendo Emulator) and comes in a wopping download size of 453mb's.  I'm not sure if there is any legal issues with this port but you must take this into your own hands and I won't be held liable for any problems that occur.  

Downloads and information available at the following link:

Steam OS Available to Download Soon

I'm sure you thought to yourself it would be interesting to get a Steambox just so you can use the Steam OS. Well no worries Valve will be releasing the Steam OS free to everyone tomorrow.  This of course is good news cause Gabe Newell has dissed Windows 8 along with many others.  Steam OS of course will be a Linux based OS and plans to have great commercial support along with indie support.

Steam OS will also have support with drivers for certain video cards. There was also news that Nvidia will bring drivers to support Linux operating systems. Well this is good timing and hopefully Linux will be the OS people will run to.  I'm a big fan of Windows but it just seems that its a broken mess Windows 7 was very stable.  Windows 8 or 8.1 isn't to bad but things can be rather pricey unlike Linux where things are mostly open sourced and available for free and the GPL License Library.

For further information please visit the following link where the OS may also be available to download tomorrow:

The BoneDevil - Speedfreak (music video)

Usually I don't do this but hey I gotta give a shout out to my old pal Angus and Chris cause this video is freakin mad.  If your a gamer want something to listen to check this track out now.

You can buy the record from:

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Riptide GP available Free (Amazon Appstore)

Riptide GP is available for free as the free app of the day on Amazon's Appstore for your Android Tablets and Android Mobile.  Grab it quickly my friends before its taken down.  This game is a big fav of mine reminds me of Jetmoto for PSone and its that type of quality game that I really enjoy.  Vector Unit gave us a good one here and lets not forget Hydro Thunder Hurricane available for Xbox 360 and Windows 8.  So log into Amazon Appstore to get your free copy today.  Watch the video below for what you'll be missing out on this of course is the Windows 8 version but is pretty much identical.

RIP Danny Wells, and Christopher Evan Welch

Well its been a long week of horrible tragic deaths that including Paul Walker, Roger Rodas, Nelson Mandela, Jane Kean and of course two actors we knew from our childhood actor Danny Wells who played Luigi in Super Mario Bros. Super Show in the late 80's and early 90's and Christopher Evan Welch who played as Tails on Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog a great cartoon show in the 90's.

I remember as a child I'd wake up every Saturday morning for the children programming and it included Super Mario Bros. Super Show and as a kid you would just get all gitty waiting for these two guys dancing around making us smile.  The show also starred Lou Albano who played as Mario he also passed away in 2009.

YTV was great for its animated series and I do remember waiting anxiously when ever Adventures of Sonic The Hedgehog would come on and I believe it would come on after I came home from school.  Both cartoon series were great and just got us kids wanting more and of course right after would make us play the video games the shows were based off.

BlackThorne Available for Free

Blizzard Entertainment has now released BlackThorne available for free to users who have a account.  All you have to do is just sign in and go to clients and once loaded you'll see BlackThorne available as a free download.   This kind of went under the radar I have only known of one site to mention this news and I heard it through a friend of mine.  But if you want to know what this game is about its a bit like Flashback and was released in 1994 for MS-Dos and SNES then it was ported along other consoles following years.

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

DCeric Plays: Donkey Kong Country (SNES)

What was originally supposed to be just a test for quality purposes turned into a live show.  I really wish the quality could have turned out better but I will say it is watchable.  For those of you who are fans of the Donkey Kong Country series you won't want to miss me playing 2hrs worth of Donkey Kong Country 1. That is right I actually beat the whole game in 2 hours lots of great memories and fun with this game and I am here to show it to you now in full glory 20 years later after its release.

I am not sure if I will continue doing live shows or not do to the quality purposes but if you the viewers think the quality is fine for classic games I might just keep doing them for classic games only.  Please enjoy the video and watch history unfold from 1994.  I will warn you that the first part of the game was completed but the rest is all there.