Oxyd lives on
July 8, 2006 6:25 PM   Subscribe

Remember Oxyd? You can find this shareware game on abandonware sites, but you probably won't have much luck playing it on your new PC. Even if you run it under DOSBox, it's hard to get it looking and sounding right. Fret no more! There's Oxyd extra for Windows and Enigma for lots of platforms. Time to dust off my Oxyd Book...
posted by rxrfrx (9 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I spent many hours playing Oxyd and many more playing Enigma. If you like games that require more thought than reflexes, Oxyd's definitely recommended.
posted by blm at 8:56 PM on July 8, 2006

(Rolls eyes) - God, as if I needed MORE excuses not to do my microecon reading - That game ate me alive on the ST. I actually sold my book off with my Falcon 030, I think.
posted by Orb2069 at 9:10 PM on July 8, 2006

...Doh! Content. Mulg II is a GPL'd Palm clone of Oxyd, with lots of extra levels and a editor to roll your own. :)
posted by Orb2069 at 9:14 PM on July 8, 2006

I played this on Mac. Great stuff. I loved how, if your glass ball rolled into a hole, there'd be a lengthy pause before the shatter noise.

posted by brundlefly at 9:49 PM on July 8, 2006

Ahhhh.... I love that game. Played it under system 6 or 7 back in the day. My brother and I tried to get it working under OSX with classic emulation and networking for multiplayer... not happening. This is good.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 9:53 PM on July 8, 2006

Aw shit! I'd forgotten all about Oxyd. I used to play it on my Atari ST and I loved it. Great post, thanks rxrfrx.

Inspired by this I went and searched out the website of Eckhard Kruse, creator of my all time favourite ST game, Ballerburg. As it turns out an excellent OS X remake of Ballerburg exists.
posted by sveskemus at 12:15 AM on July 9, 2006

Oxyd for Mac runs under Classic, although I didn't try multiplayer.
posted by ikkyu2 at 4:17 PM on July 9, 2006

Great link - cue nostalgia...

I also wasted hours on Ballerburg back in the day - I used to love smashing through the castles.
posted by greycap at 11:50 PM on July 9, 2006

It's sad reading Kruse's site - he seems to have been royally ripped off by a software developer who nicked the game concept and even the name, and remade it for the Playstation.
posted by greycap at 1:48 PM on July 10, 2006

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