Bioforge Demo

I managed to locate this demo yesterday on a copy of the May 1995 PC Gamer Cover CD and I’ve added it to the downloads on here. When I was searching around the web for the demo before, I found references to a much smaller 7Mb version so there could be another out there still to be found. This one weighs in at a much heftier 100+ Mb but there is a lot of duplication in the files.

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It includes the full intro sequence before launching into the start of the game exactly as I remember it.

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I escape my cell, beat up Dane with his own arm (this never gets old), steal his fork and use it to prise open the panel. After prising open the door panel, I have to solve a simple puzzle to link a circuit and open the lock.

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That allows me to push open the door and the demo ends. For the size of it, this sure didn’t last long. There is an end movie with a stack of screenshots and a couple of original animations at least.

It’s probably fair to say that this demo wasn’t worth hunting out but at least it completes the set of Origin demos which I’m aware of. If there are any missing, I still want to hear about them. In the meanwhile, I’ve decided that I’m going to attempt to play Ultima 3 on the NES next.

5 thoughts on “Bioforge Demo

  1. I had some trouble running it in Dosbox. I don’t know if you uploaded it as it was, but there were some weird stuff which means it wasn’t the original files but some installed version you had. For example: the install program didn’t work, the sound options were already preset (and sound effects didn’t work) and when I started it, it didn’t start from the intro, but from a poin after the Blue Guy’s death (possibly an older savegame of yours?). I saw the intro only after I chose restart from the options.

    I think you should make it an iso and upload it.

    I changed the Dosbox sound settings but the sound effects still didn’t work. when I restarted it, it began from the intro as I remember it from the game, but then Lex stays lying on his bed and nothing happens to stand up and start the game.

    Also this is very interesting but I guess you didn’t notice or else you’d mention it: In a directory there is a program catalog.exe that is a windows application. There are previews for several Origin games!!!!!!!

    • I should mention also that the Bio demo is also available at archive.org, but the directory structure is different.

      I don’t know why there are so many duplicate files. I guess one should be on the cd and the other should be on the HD???

    • I have no idea where I got this from all these years later. There was a Bioforge demo on the May 95 PC Zone cover disk which would be a possibility. I’ve just found out having looked for it that the CD got missed from the archive on here. I’ll add that tonight if you want to grab the image from the archive at https://pixsoriginadventures.co.uk/PCZone

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