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April 19th, 2017

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Shovelware Diggers --- Recent Episodes

Since the dawn of personal computers, many companies came along to cash in on the common basement-programmer's desire to make their product known. Combined with the advent of CD-ROM media, this led to some of the most MASSIVE archives of software ever put together, the vast majority of which was easily forgettable. A software title or game which has pretty much become completely unknown since the only place to find it is shovelled into one of thise massive archives is commonly dubbed "shovelware".

Now it's time to unearth it all... with YOUR help!

Each weekly episode of Shovelware Diggers features a very quick look at three to five games burried away in a shareware software archive I have access to, however, it is up to Patreon supporters to choose which folders I focus in on! Anyone pledging $8 or more over on Kris' Patreon page is automatically on the dig team and able to submit their folder selections either by eMail or through Patreon itself! An effort is made to balance selections out so everyone gets a chance, but it's recommended that you choose about a dozen folders your first time (which is also where your selections will be capped at).

The archive currently being unearthed is the Softkey 2000 Shareware Games collection. You can check out a listing of the entire directory structure of this collection by going to the Directories page. Folders already unearthed, either on this show, or on Ancient DOS Games, have been marked red.

Below will be a list of recent episodes which can be watched on the Pixelmusement YouTube Channel, or you can click the following link to check out the Shovelware Diggers Playlist!


#41 - Post Commentary Engage!

April 19th, 2017

#40 - Fruitcake: The Inedible Food

April 5th, 2017

#39 - Nicotine Free!

March 29th, 2017

#38 - I Can't Pronounce Tucson

March 22nd, 2017

#37 - Do You Feel Lucky?

March 15th, 2017

#36 - Warez, Balloons and Bulldozers

March 8th, 2017

#35 - All About the Text Mode

March 1st, 2017

#34 - Let's All Go to the Arcade!

February 22nd, 2017

#33 - Breed or Die

February 15th, 2017

#32 - Imperfect Dark

February 8th, 2017

#31 - Rooted in the Past

January 25th, 2017

#30 - We Broke the Matrix

January 18th, 2017

#29 - Keyboards are Evil

January 11th, 2017

#28 - A New Batch

January 4th, 2017

#27 - Dropped to DOS

December 28th, 2016

#26 - Everyone Starts Somewhere

December 21st, 2016

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