Libros de Chilam Balam [PC-98]

Summary

  • Genre: RPG (Western / Horror)
  • Date: 1992
  • Company: Right Stuff
  • Neo Kobe archive location: ./Right Stuff/Libros de Chilam Balam/

Online Information

Chilam Balam is a western/horror/fantasy RPG - set in the old west with cowboys, but then starts to get involved with Mayan mythology and the supernatural.

Quite a unique setting, I can't think of anything else like it.

Chilam Balam is actually the name of several real-life collections of documents on Mayan spirits and spirituality: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chilam_Balam

  • Disks: 8x 1.2MB (as archive Libros de Chilam Balam [FD].zip)
  Length      Date    Time    Name
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  1261568  1996-12-24 23:32   alts/Libros de Chilam Balam (Disk B) [Alt 1].hdm
  1261568  1996-12-24 23:32   alts/Libros de Chilam Balam (Disk F) [Alt 1].hdm
  1261568  1996-12-24 23:32   Libros de Chilam Balam (Disk A).hdm
  1261568  1996-12-24 23:32   Libros de Chilam Balam (Disk B).hdm
  1261568  1996-12-24 23:32   Libros de Chilam Balam (Disk C).hdm
  1261568  1996-12-24 23:32   Libros de Chilam Balam (Disk D).hdm
  1261568  1996-12-24 23:32   Libros de Chilam Balam (Disk E).hdm
  1261568  1996-12-24 23:32   Libros de Chilam Balam (Disk F).hdm
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 10092544                     8 files

HDD Install Process

The floppy images appear to not be DOS floppy images, so when you insert one from a running DOS prompt (either emulator or real hardware) there's nothing visible on the disk. You can boot from floppy disk A and the game will start, so they work; looks like the type raw floppy that was common in the Amiga world. That probably means it can't be installed by regular methods.

Installed Files

Not available; disks are custom filesystem and only run from floppy drive.

From floppy: Just insert disk A and power on the computer / emulator, the game starts automatically. It cannot be started from DOS.

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