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DoorNumberFour

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$100,000 Pyramid PC game on archive.org
« on: May 22, 2020, 12:40:08 PM »
I ripped my copy of Sierra's $100,000 Pyramid PC game from 2001, made a disc image out of it, and uploaded it to Archive.org. Enjoy!

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Jeremy Nelson

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Re: $100,000 Pyramid PC game on archive.org
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2020, 04:46:15 PM »
Man, Id forgotten how many solid, faithful game show adaptations we had on CD-ROM in 2000/01! Even lesser known properties like 2 Minute Drill got games.

If I remember correctly, this was supposed to be the first in a planned series of game show adaptations from Sierra, with Match Game being next in line.

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Re: $100,000 Pyramid PC game on archive.org
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2020, 05:34:26 PM »
If I remember correctly, this was supposed to be the first in a planned series of game show adaptations from Sierra, with Match Game being next in line.
You do remember correctly.  Here's a couple of posts from our old home discussing the game. 

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Re: $100,000 Pyramid PC game on archive.org
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2020, 06:20:18 PM »
Man, Id forgotten how many solid, faithful game show adaptations we had on CD-ROM in 2000/01! Even lesser known properties like 2 Minute Drill got games.

If I remember correctly, this was supposed to be the first in a planned series of game show adaptations from Sierra, with Match Game being next in line.
And if I remember correctly, Sierra's site offered a free preview game with one round. I remember being blown away by the graphics and game play.

/Graphics still look good nearly 20 years later.
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Hastin

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Re: $100,000 Pyramid PC game on archive.org
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2020, 07:15:37 PM »
Yeah, this is still solid - especially the Party Mode. I still play this in an emulator for game show game nights.

Sad that basically Sierra died right after this came out.

Also a good idea to rip some of these hard to find games. I'll need to go through my archive and see which ones are not up there. I have a couple of weird ones (like the 2010 Millionaire which seems like it's nowhere now).
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Re: $100,000 Pyramid PC game on archive.org
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2020, 11:14:17 PM »
I definitely still have my CD of 2-Minute Drill somewhere, so I'll see if I can upload that whenever it crosses my path.
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Jeremy Nelson

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Re: $100,000 Pyramid PC game on archive.org
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2020, 05:24:17 PM »
If I remember correctly, this was supposed to be the first in a planned series of game show adaptations from Sierra, with Match Game being next in line.
You do remember correctly.  Here's a couple of posts from our old home discussing the game. 

Post #1
Post #2
Replying to a 20 year old post, but... in retrospect, Match Game probably wouldn't have translated well as a CD Rom game then.

That being said, having the tech already built into most Jackbox Games, it would be kinda cool to see them do Match Game now.

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Re: $100,000 Pyramid PC game on archive.org
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2020, 12:29:39 AM »
Is anyone having problems with the "insert cd-rom" dialogue box?

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Re: $100,000 Pyramid PC game on archive.org
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2020, 09:34:36 PM »
^ I am.

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Re: $100,000 Pyramid PC game on archive.org
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2020, 11:30:04 PM »
The game didn't really age that well for me, but it does my heart good to know, upon testing the media, that VLC player really does play everything.
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Re: $100,000 Pyramid PC game on archive.org
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2020, 11:40:29 PM »
I can't imagine that my experience stands for that of everyone but I managed to win $100,000 the hard way. I do not recall defeating the winners circle any times when my "celebrity partner" repeated the same three clues over and over as I tried in vain to come up with the key word.
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Re: $100,000 Pyramid PC game on archive.org
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2020, 11:35:57 PM »
Thank you for uploading this. It never even occurred to me to search for game show roms on archive.org and now that I have, I've also found and downloaded the Wheel PC game from '98 and the Jeopardy! PC game from 2003. And I've got my eye on some other roms as well. Some serious blasts from the past.

I don't remember playing this back in the day, but I like the way it plays. Honestly, it kinda impressed me for something from almost 20 years ago. I thought it was going to be just random text clues. I wasn't expecting recorded audio with random animation.
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Re: $100,000 Pyramid PC game on archive.org
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2020, 01:06:21 PM »
Works flawlessly on Windows 10 out of the box.