These are some very experimental and abstract mini games I coded in C between 2005 and 2006 (mostly while I had no Internet connection at home, which turned out to be good for productivity), deliberately using an old-school style which I really like but honestly is a pain in the ass to work with (if you do it for real). None of them ever got out of "beta" state, and gameplay-wise, they are pretty much terrible. But then again, they were only ever meant to allow for "some fun" for the player, while finally letting me make these long overdue creations that should've been done many years earlier.
After four games, when I was working on a fifth and at least one more half-baked idea, I lost that entire project and the source code for the other games due to my awful backup routines at the time. This, of course, meant that I could never improve the games even if I wanted to, which I didn't really, anyway. They are what they are. It meant something for me to make them, and at least a few people have said that they enjoyed playing them. (Some people with low IQ even got offended by GUTS, which I think is both hilarious and sad.)
In theory, they should run on "any" reasonably modern Windows box which has video drivers to enter the ancient mode 320x240x8. In practice, this means "almost nowhere". They have pretty much failed to run on any machine I've tried them on ever since the one they were made on. In 2011, I added a "Windows 7 fix", which hacks its way around one issue that appears to mess with the colours on Windows versions later than XP, but that assumes it already runs at all!
I did spend some time trying to create a solid wrapper of some sort that would enable the games to run on any modern machine, but without success. Also, the games aren't exactly well optimized, which never struck me until I tried running them on a very old machine. Ugh. You really had to be clever to get things running smoothly back in the era in which they appear to belong!
(More/redundant information is available as text files inside the ZIP file.)
Windows 7 fix.batfiles (every time), or, if Windows XP, the