Pool of Radiance – Download

Game Summary:

  • Release name: 光芒之池, Pool of Radiance – A Forgotten Realms™ Fantasy Role-Playing Epic, Vol. I
  • Year: 1988
  • Platform: DOS
  • Released in: United States
  • Genre: Role-Playing (RPG)
  • Theme: D&D / AD&D, Dungeon Crawler, Fantasy, Licensed Title, Turn-based
  • Publisher: Strategic Simulations, Inc.
  • Developer: Strategic Simulations, Inc.
  • Perspective: 1st-Person
  • Dosbox supporthttp://www.dosbox.com/comp_list.php?showID=748 – Fully supported on current version
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To the person complaining about the journal entries, they actually had a reason for that.
The game came on 5.25" disks, and the Apple II 5.25" disks only held 140 KILOBYTES of data per side. Project 64, a precurser to replacementdocs.com for Commordore games has made an ASCII text transcription of the journal. It measures 94 kilobytes of text. The game itself came on 5 disk sides (2.5 disks). Curse of the Azure bonds had 4 double-sided disks (eight sides). Those were 140K sides. Think about how many more disks they would have needed to add all that text. Also it was displayed on a screen with 40 columns and 24 lines of text.
MS-DOS managed to get 180K per side, and using a different architecture manged to use both sides simultaneously for 360K per disk. I do not know how the MS-DOS version came, except for the "Forgotten Realms Silver Edition" compilation that somebody gave me years later so I could play the non-Apple versions, but that was on CD-ROM and the games were copied to the hard drive.
Yes, I played this game originally on a real Apple IIGS as a child. I actually played the sequel first as it was a Christmas present in 1989 and it got me hooked on RPGs as well as getting me and others to from an AD&D group in early 1990.

So I′m trying to mount some old D&D games, I could really use some help, tried just doing it the same way I did warcraft2 and realized the old D&D games didn′t use CD rom "unless I′m mistaken" can someone please give me a "copy/paste" example to paste at the bottom of my options menu. I know people name their folders differently just looking for an example to go by. FYI I′m mounting my lines in the options menu for automatic start-up rather than typing them in manually not hat it should matter its the same thing right?

Oh God I remember these. Some years ago I ran a sales center on the East coast and one of my first contacts wanted to buy the Pools. I called EA and ask what it I would have to do to become a dealer. I told them what my customer wanted and in 3 days I got it. Along with the full SSI catalog at the time which included all of the AD&D programs. Then some years ago, the full collection was available by Amiga on one CD, at least I think that is who sold it. It was still in DOS and just as good then as the stuff was when new. Love it1

Pool of Radiance – Download - Free Full version

  1. Download
  2. Unzip files
  3. Setup and Install
  4. Launch the game.
  5. Play!

7 Responses to Pool of Radiance – Download

  1. ToBeAdvised says:

    ANTIPICKLE… Gold boxes, yes, but do you have the GREEN BOX? War of the Lance? I have this complete. Don′t forget some of the silver boxes as well.

  2. Alice says:

    Still have all the gold box floppies lmao. Did anyone else find the trade bug.. give an item to someone with a full inventory and it makes a bugged item.

  3. chau says:

    Man played these on the old C64. Had a ball when I was a kid and still play them now occasionally. DOS Box works fine for me with W10

  4. Random says:

    Using Boxer on mac to emulate DOS. The game is asking my to "put save disk in F:" and the only colors showing up are black, white, cyan, and magenta. Any suggestions?

  5. Brother Zael says:

    I got the Amiga Forever software and it works just fine and pretty simple. Before I got that it was a nightmare to get things to work.

  6. tpgb12 says:

    works great in Dosbox, just follow some internet directions or comments here to learn how to mount c and get in the right directory, use setup.exe to change the color settings if need be, use start.exe and start rocking some goblins!

  7. thatoneguy says:

    On the Commodore 64, load the game without the inbuilt fastloader. When the game ask for the code, enter a monitor or reset and type (Monitor) G1000 . Reset: SYS 4096 and the game continues to the menu.

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