I guess you deserve an explanation!
Nothing was creeper than Spoony’s face at the end.
Maybe that was just me.
haha that was awsome man hope you can get it to work
I hope you do more game reviews like you did for Phantasmagoria. Me and my friend love that and we quote from it all time. xD
Glad you had fun. :)
OOOOHHH!!!! Well that explains it.
Hey it was creative and well done and if it helps you learn some new tricks and tools rock on!
You could use Virtual PC.
hey it was creative and worked, so if it helps you learn some new tricks and tools rock on! keep up the great work
Nope, nope, it definitely wasn't just you.
You should be able to run Windows 3.1 in Dosbox.
So the whole answer to “What the heck is that?” is “I don't know…”
It was still worth watching just for the sheer bizarre factor and it's great that you've learned some new tricks
Actually, we've all learned something. Don't do drugs and don't let Spoony near a strange game that he'll never get to work.
that video was an acid trip gone horribly wrong
Hey Spoony, you know there is a way to install Windows 3.1 on DosBox?
Here's a link I found:
Yeah, no shit it's Nightmare Fuel, Spoony!Um… thank you for the Valentine's Day gift? You do know there's only one way to atone for scaring us shitless…
Spooning with Spoony 3. IT WILL NEVER GO AWAY.
I was just about to come in and mention this. If a moron like me could install Windows 3.1 with that tutorial then so can you.
Or I can just send you my hard drive image, if you want it. :p
Depending on the program, Virtual PC kinda… craps out or it's just too slow. It works with early Windows 95 games but anything requiring hardware acceleration of any sort will often just bomb out.
I know it's possible to fry your MBR doing this, but you could try something like VMWare or VirtualBox with windows 3.1…..Dunno though, you've probably already tried it.
I generally use VirtualBox, but I've never really had that problem with Virtual PC. I used it to play MDK because I was having graphical glitches and it seemed to work alright.
Then perhaps I'm just unlucky. :)
How would it be possible to fry his hard drive's MBR? I mean, he'd be installing to a virtual hard drive image. There's no danger to his computer.
His sanity, maybe, but not his computer.
You have windows 7 right? try out windows xp mode. its gotten alot of my old games working.
Well, that was an interesting…
… wait a minute, are you wearing Jheri Curl?
put on some black slacks, white socks and black dress shoes and you’d be rockin’ the Michael Jackson “Black or White” look. ; )
You're right. Mostly (I think). I've found some of those old OSs to be rather pervasive. I think in a virtual drive, he'd probably be safe, but with something like DosBox, there is a risk of damaging the MBR.
Again… how? Unless he’s actually mounting the root of his C: drive in DOSBox, I don’t see how it would happen. I think the program even warns you if you try to do such a thing.
I once used one of my storage drives as a drive root and uh, it wasn’t pretty. But I was dumb and didn’t notice the lines in the autoexec. :p
You got it. If you type mount c c:, then you can do some serious damage. Sadly, I still do it from time to time (I’m an idiot), but every time I do I’m taking a risk.
You're damn right we deserve an explanation! “Happy V-day, here's some fuckin messed up video I made.”But it's all right, because you had fun and we had fun, and that's all that matters. :D
Ah… Well, as good of an explanation as this is, it still won't wipe that damn face of yours at the end from my mind…
To be honest, I kind of felt that the video remix segment dragged on for a bit long, so by the four-minute mark it was getting kind of boring – but that being said, I still really enjoyed the Madness of Roland, if only as a huge break from the norm, and it WAS pretty scary, the Scream face at the end was fucking horrifying, so if your intention was to make me shit myself at the clip, mission accomplished. Then again, I wouldn't be surprised if this winds up becoming your own personal Melvin, Brother of the Joker…
I showed this to a friend and she said she thought that she should be expecting a phone call telling her she's going to die in 7 days. LoL That being said, you achieved your Ringu madness.
I'd say just build a Windows 3.1 machine and be done with it. This is obviously going to be an issue if you keep on coming across these Windows 3.1 games. I'm sure it wouldn't be terribly expensive. The hardest part would probably be tracking down that operating system and figuring out how to record on a machine that is nearly 20 years old. If you do build a Windows 3.1 computer, press that turbo button for me. It makes the computer go faster!
The Madness of Roland was an excellent experiment, and I wouldn't mind seeing another video in that style – just editing together some f*cked up footage into a crazy acid trip video. But I do love snarkiness, so I'm also looking forward to some more traditional Spoony videos.
I think you're face at the end disturbed me the most….O_o
Pretty easy to get Windows 3.1 stuff running actually. Either VMWare or Virtual PC can run virtual instances of 3.1, and you can also get it running in DOSBOX
You did handles the lemons quite nicely, Spoony… I'm surprised you didn't squeeze in a reference to the “Blagol”
I'll be looking forward to the sequel sequel…
Have you considered building your own pc to play those old games? A friend of mine did that,.
A good but strange video
I can't believe anybody else out there played Critical Path. That game made me quit playing games for years.
damn…I was about to go bed before I saw your face.
I have the exact same Dell monitor that Spoony has. Weird.
I hope you do the expansion levels for SWAT 4, I really enjoy your lets plays of that game.
Spoony your awesome, I love how you can make a 20 min making of video for a 3 min video and be super engaging and entertaining to listen to.
Isn't it possible to run those sorts of games on a Windows 3.1 emulator?
I thought the mature audiences warning was because it was terrifying. I didn't notice any nudity.
It was a cool departure, even if it was just an experiment (and fitting for “The Spoony Experiment”). I always loved your comedy, Spoony. But it was cool to see you dabble a little into horror.
There was some implied nudity/sex when that guy's pulled off that girl in the forest.
I have had some pretty good successes with running windows 3.1 in dosbox before, of course just getting things to run in windows 3.1 (no matter how well windows 3.1 is running on its own) can be a giant pita.
Same here, in fact I woke up through the night thinking about it.
I was actually think of the ring as I watched that…
Interesting video, and nice to listen to all your comments, as they give quite an interesting insight into the whole process. I'm just wondering one thing…..
Why do you keep apologizing? Jeez, it's your site, do your thing! It's not like we're paying you or anything ;)
Oh well, guess I'd act like you do were I in your place. Keep it up!
I Liked the effects you did especially at the end with the face distortion, congratulations…I now cannot sleep, seriously that actually startled me, that was awesome.
For some games installing Windows 3.1 in Dosbox worked for me.Google for it, it is quite easy…
good to see you Spoony man I think I'm addicted to your mug and voice
You HAVE to do Quantum Gate! I freaking LOVED that game as a kid!! I never got to pay the sequel, though… You can find a full playthrough here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cvJIsNxWyk
There seems to be a video tape version (according to http://www.erasmatazz.com/library/JCGD_Volume_7… ) which is completely non-interactive. Doesn't seem to make any more sense they decided to turn it into a CD “interactive” product, right?
Don't worry, Spoony. What you managed to make out of this product is certainly far funnier and more creative than any full playthrough. Keep up the good work, you brilliant, brilliant man, you. =)
I have to recommend what some of the others have already said. VMWare Fusion is god tier, but it's pricey.
Great video though. I love the vlog stuff.
There was another sequel for that poor excuse for a Marine, Captain America?
You could try running Win 3.1 on Virtual PC
Oh god where do I start one yes that video was yes very nicely done and disturbing but the end of that mind rape fest was creepy yes but I was giggling so much because it looked so stupid X3
Great work Spoony, you're very talented editer and my hat is off to you.
While googling, I found a link to something…. *GASP*It's “The Madness of Roland”….. ONLINE!!!! Complete with movies and everything!
I think most time editing was spent on fiddling with the twitch plugin's RGB split , amirite
Well I absolutely loved that video you created. Talk about a creepy Valentine's Day. ((Better than that freaking movie “My Bloody Valentine” I hated that movie.)) The editing was pure excitement. It really freaked me out. That picture that you made of yourself freaked me out more. I can't watch it again >_< it's just so freaky!
The Madness of Roland huh? I've never heard of it, but when you described it I would say that it has an aspect of Valentine's Day. It counts! No worries.^_^ Definitely a job well done Spoonster. Keep up the good work!
Oh!!! Before I forget (Even though I know it's a day late) Happy Valentine's Day and I hope you had a good one!
To get Win 3.1 running (and be able to capture footage) you could think about running a Virtual Box on your regular PC, installing Win 3.1 into this Virtual PC. VirtualBox http://www.virtualbox.org/ is said to be able to run ol' 3.1 with some tweaks, just look it up ;P
Oh: and the Short was great, had a really nice Ringu/Kaiiro/Altered States feeling.
Seriously, that face was scarier than all the horror movies I've ever seen put together.
amazing, lol, I have been so bored, originally when I got bored I would go and look at thespoonyexperiment, i had watched every video except phantasmagoria (which freaked me out from the opening) and Final Fantasy (which i thought would be dull) well i was wrong, and I got a few more days enjoyment out of it, but now the only thing left is i think i missed some of the terror trax, so More Lets plays pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease they ish amazing!!!
It was pretty funny but I do think that the madness of roland video went on a bit long. It was meant to be a quick joke but you want your fans to get their moneys worth right?… well metaphorically speaking anyway. It was really good but I think it would have been even funnier if you had taken a few of the clips out of it.
Good job, Spoony One. I think this video made for a good tribute to the holiday of love with the random images and their ode to unrequited love. In an odd sort of way the video and the holiday share at least some vague connection as they both celebrate the nihilistic and oftentimes transitory pains the power of love places on the human soul. The video show was a incongruous, incoherent, meaningless montage of images, and what is Valentines day but a holiday made popular by the spending power of the greeting card, candy, and flower industries?
Need we forget that the name of this site is the Spoony Experiment, and what is an experiment without a little bit of avant guard digital witchery? If the Spoony One were a film major in school, this collage would have been his Master's thesis.
Im surprised about your video quality complaint. It's not because I didnt know that, I have alot of these old “interactive” games your talking about and ya bsically it seems all you can do these days is just go through the files to see how it played out you cant really run it as intended anymore it seems.
Anyway, I'm surprised, though, because I watch all this stuff on my HD screen in full screen and it looked fine. I dont know if it was your editing, or just my being used to the very low quality of old FMV games (you know like how it used to have all these black lines in the video, as resolution got better those black lines get more obvious, you see this alot in the older games that used bink especially) but ya I thought it loked fine and I could see what the video was showing, allbeit as you say the footage doesnt really make sense. It just being random wtf craziness.
Ya, anyway, I didnt mind it. It reminded me of one of the really old “adventure” games I played once where you had to solve some puzzle and you could actually win money in real life if you were the first to crack it. I cant remember what it was called but for some reason the video reminded me of that and the old days of FMV gaming (more so then anything else youve shown, just because the games I played were vastly different then alot of the ones you show here).
That being said now, after heavy rain comes out I hope you get to play it. It seems like the evolution of FMV games and their intent and I would love to hear your thoughts on that in a V-Log or whatever. I'm excited about it personally, not like alot of the kids these days who didnt grow up with the FMV gaming, but more so because I know where gaming has come from (and experienced a large part of its origins) and seeing this stuff evolve is always amazing to see (whether it be good or bad).
Anyway, those are my thoughts, ill stop rambling now =)
i really enjoyed the video (big horror/exploitation cinema fan, so i like being freaked out) and think it's a shame that the game won't work properly. it piqued my interest to the point where i really want to see other footage but yours seems to be the only video on the web.
hope you keep going with “FMV hell” for awhile yet. there's just something about these weird/obscure games and your sense of humour that just makes for great viewing
it's funny that you say you added the orchestra stings as they did strike me as out of place and maybe a little ott.
You user Adobe Premire?…I do too (well Adobe Premire Elements) but I thought you used Sony Vegas because isn't Sony Vegas supposed to be the best of the best when it comes to video editing (I mean isn't that why you and Nostalgia Critic along with pretty much every other popular reviewer out there use it?)
have you got dawn of war II. I was watching the making of the madness of roland and the shelf behind you had a game on it that looked like the cover and i have a copy so i compared it. if you could, do review( it good but long you may need to do a seires on it)
Holy shit, Spoony is a troper!
I'm really glad to hear that you had fun and learned how to use those Adobe-products. I enjoyed what you put together with it and I'm eager to see what's in store. Your commentaries are always interesting to listen to as well.. Long time fan and will continue to march on in your army of fans! Have a good one.
Can't you use Virtual PC or something for Win3.11?
Ok I can't stand idly by as you continue to act like Windows 3.x software is some taboo to modern PCs. I am a big fan of Windows 3.x and a vintage computing enthusiast. You are familiar with DOSBox I'm sure – you can install Windows 3.x *in* DOSBox, or in a virtual machine, and run these games easily. The error that comes up in the video below is due to you using a 64-bit OS – run a 32-bit one or use one of the other solutions to bypass this. It's a headache to get most 16-bit software to run on modern Windows, but only if you're trying to get it to run without any tools to assist you! Use DOSBox, VMware Player, VirtualBox, Virtual PC, or any number of similar tools to aid you. Failing all of that, if you can pay to have it shipped from the east coast, I'll set up and send you a Windows 3.x-running era-appropriate widely-compatible PC to do more reviews on – I like your game reviews.
As did I. all 162 compressed megs of the 600 meg beast.
Be warned. The files are very nonsensical without the story behind them. I recommend going into the menu directory and reading the little cards on the characters. It gives their comeplete biographies, as it gets confusing once the oriental sorceress is introduced.
Come on Spoony, you aren't too great at being scary.
Come on Spoony, that game wasn't THAT bad.
You don’t need to build a computer to run windows 3.1 you just need VMware
That's what I was thinking. Where there really enough multi-part stories to make a third movie, or is just going to be a random batch of stories?
Or maybe he's going after the old cartoon? (What we would call “motion comic” today, which is a flawed name.)
I totally agree. Running a 64 bit is like having a beta max in the 80s, yea its nice but most software(video cassettes) isn't written for it. It was gonna become the standard, but it hasn't taken off yet.
im glad you learned how to create mind fucks. …it still baffles me
Weird. I had (and I think I still have) Star Trek: The Game Show and I got it to work quite easily back with my first (Windows-based) computer which ran Windows 98. I also remember getting Star Trek: Borg and that definitely DID NOT work on that computer and fortunately GameStop let me return it-or maybe they warned me about that before I even bought it-I don't remember. lol
a The Arrival video game? wasn't the movie damage enough?
I played Quantum Gate, sort of reminded me of Ender's game. Just the main story arc nothing about Ender. I can send you the original if you want. email me
noah why dont i just mail u a 3.1 box…im not buying anything i have a ton laying around…fuck trying to get it to wrk
Well i'm glad we could help with this experiment of yours. Now if you excuse me i need to make an appointment with my therapist.
Dos/Windows 3.1 runs fine in VirtualBox which is free. Just saying.
Keep it up Spoony! You and your generation are the real talents. Wishing you luck and success!
Greetings from Italy. :D
Yeah, I would definitely give VirtualBox a try.
Just adding to the virtualbox comments, but I would try microsofts virtual machine.
I dunno if you want to keep it, but I think I'm not the only one here who is no longer able not to suggest visiting a barber, Spoony. No offense and all, but I more and more can't stand looking at you for more than five minutes.
thanks for the valentines day video spoony!!!i look forward to obscure and mainstream reviews alike.
Spoony, IF you could get some of those Windows 3.1 games to work, they'd be a goldmine for your videos. Well, “gold” is overly-genorous, but you know what I mean.
PS. Yeah, it was a sledgehammer.
thanks for clearing that up
It's because Microsoft didn't see fit to re-write the NTVDM (NT Virtual Dos Machine) which has been present since NT 3.x through 6.1 in 32-bit OSes, into an emulating version of itself for the 64-bit machines. A processor is incapable of processing 16-bit code (without shutting down other functionality in the meantime) while running a 64-bit OS. 16-bit software requires nearly no resources, however, and can be easily emulated. Basically Microsoft was too lazy to recode and support the 16-bit sublayer, so they just pretended it was impossible. Bunch of assholes, 'cuz they killed 15 years of perfectly-working software in the meantime. With tools like VDMSound and Mo'Slo you could run old DOS/3.x games right in Windows without an emulator or anything. Bah. I have several of them running on my 32-bit netbook with 32-bit Windows 7.
I have a blog by the way, which I've just started, yushatak.wordpress.com, maybe I'll write up some tutorials for all this junk I've been rambling about on here on my own blog – comment on there if you're interested.
After hearing your explaination of the “interactive” story. I suggest you actually try a myst like game with a ton of FMV footage and wacky puzzles. The game is called beyond time the omega 3 project. It actually has some decent voice work, (the AI in the game does tons of quirps) but the FMV is laughable. I highly suggest checking it out for your next game review.
I thought it was really well made. Went on maybe a minute or two too long would be my only criticism.
I remember Critical Path, I pulled it out again after watching your review of it. That's why I ended up making a virtual machine with windows 3.11 on it.
I have to say, I liked the commentary a lot better than the actual video. Though I did like the opening and ending I think it just ran a little long.
Spoony! First time poster, long time viewer. I remember playing The Madness of Roland in the 90s with windows 95! Out of context, the FMV videos are bizarre, but when you play the actual game they are good compliments to the story. I remember downloading this from Home of the Underdogs and being impressed with this account of Roland. If you're interested, there is a similar game that is equally if not more bizarre and is much more interactive. It's called The Cosmology of Kyoto. Now that you've brought back that nostalgia of Madness of Roland, I would be the happiest nerd on the planet if you did a parody of the Cosmology of Kyoto. I actually have a copy of the game and would gladly send it to you if you wanted it.
Sorry Spoony.But that vid is still a mindfuck and is completly fucked up.This commentary didnt change shit all for me.
As a fan of surrealist movies, I loved it. Vastly superior in mindfuck power to The Begotten.
Uh, seriously? I think you need to grow up. If you don't like how Spoony looks, then go away, we won't miss you.
lol, had some how missed this one, though I'm not sure if that was a good or bad thing, this was creepy at night XD
cool to the explanation, we got to see Spoony's homework to learn the software
Oh, it's Orlando Furioso, with Nightmare fuel. It's mediaeval epic, so god knows where the shotgun comes in. Basically, Orlando [Roland] loves Angelica, she doesn't love him, and when she falls in love with someone else, he goes crazy and rampages.
There's more to it, mind, but since there's not people flying hippogriffs named Ruggiero, they probably cut all the fun parts.
man your hair was really greasy in this video just saying wow
i don't know, looks more like he got out of the shower. : it just looks wet, not grimy.
Thank you for cleaning that up now if you don't mind I need to lay down for a while
Thank you for cleaning that up now if you don’t mind I need to lay down for a while
Dude….I dont care WHAT you say to explain it that fukin face will haunt me till the day I die!! *shudder* the videos didnt bother me that much cuz ive seen some wierd shit before but…..Daaamn that face >< I also wanted to know where we send games we would like to donate to you.
Also.....dude....You HAVE to review beyonetta! I know you played it! >////3 Mmmmm God i love that game xD
THAT VIDEO MADE ME CRY.
So yes, it was quite upsetting.
I did get the star trek game show game to work. I used daemon tools and i downloaded it.
Absolutely disquieting. We like to think that our modern programs are built with a more universal structure in mind, but one day, will we all be frustrated as we desperately try to get games like Battlefield 2 to run? Especially with a lot of the DRM and server-side registration information…
Yo Spoony, you gonna finish the FFX review some time?
Still waitin’ for that Deadly Premonitions LP man.
Spoony said he won’t be continuing that.
But if we show a lot of demand, hopefully he’ll decide to revisit it. Spoony makes some excellent LPs; the SWAT 4 stuff was very entertaining.
The scariest thing was your face at the end… ughhh.. so creepy
Thanks, feel better now. Gonna look up the sherlock games you mentioned. I’ll keep you posted…
I’ve been trying with no success, will try another route and if it works, i’ll post them to you.
I know this will sound insulting, Spoony, but please don’t take it that way – I seriously think this is one of my most favorite videos you’ve done and, I think, one of the best ones you’ve done (second only to the FF8 finale, which was just insanely epic). It was weird and twisted and unnerving and really, really well done. MOAR like this (ie. experimental/creepy stuff), pretty please!
hey spoony how do you manage to stay skinny of your allways on your pc???
Get Dr. Insano to get it working like he did with the Highlander game. :)
Whats on the “to do” list though? I hope it has FF10 on it somewhere.
The first time I tried to watch this video, it didn’t work. Now that’s pretty ironic.
Well I liked it. -:)
would LOVE to see more videos in the same vain of Phantasmagoria! thats def my fav series of vis here and have watch the whole 5 hours about 6 times =p such brilliance!
this vid was a bit weird :P
am i having like a huuuge deja vu or is this a repost?I swear i’ve seen this clip before
never mind, saw the 14th feb post date
now i’m even more confused, since i got this from the front page at the site. Guess there was a glitch. Thought it was new
Nightmare fuel? I was laughing the whole time!
Until I say your face run through a Photoshop liquefy filter. That was kinda freaky.
Just curious, have you tried using Virtual Machine or Virtual PC to run an instance of windows 3.1? It might help when trying out those older games. Like the video though, good job!
Don’t know if you’ll ever see this Spoony, but you would be able to run it in dosbox, you just have too use windows 3.11 for dosbox. Here is a link I found: http://digiex.net/attachments/downloads/download-center-2-0/applications/4379d1275941117-windows-3-11-dosbox-win3.zip . Don’t know how well you can capture it though.
you could use “Microsoft Virtual PC” and make a virtual drive and virtual PC. Then possibly Torrent a windows 3.1 boot disk or something.
I’ll be looking forward to the sequel sequel…
I bought this game shortly after Spoony made the video. Already had Quantum Gate and Vortex prior to that. Hyperbole Studios was a weird game company.
In DOSBox it’s quite temperamental but at least playable.
And they do work better in Virtual PC 2007 running DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.11 following some tricks with the QuickTime files.