Pool of Radiance

Published: November 29, 2010 - Last update: October 10, 2013 - 7983 downloads

Alt names
光芒之池, Pool of Radiance - A Forgotten Realms™ Fantasy Role-Playing Epic, Vol. I
Year
1988
Genre
Role-Playing (RPG)
Theme
Licensed Title, Medieval / Fantasy, Turn-based
Publisher
Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Developer
Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Perspective
1st-Person
4.86 / 5
15 votes
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Description of Pool of Radiance

To shortly resume Pool of Radiance (also known as 光芒之池, Pool of Radiance - A Forgotten Realms™ Fantasy Role-Playing Epic, Vol. I), it's about role-playing (rpg) and turn-based, medieval / fantasy, licensed title. It was done by Strategic Simulations, Inc. in 1988. Feel free to download and try it!

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#11264

Mickey added this comment :

The game works fine. You have to unzip it to a directory in the root c: drive. When you run DOSbox, mount c:\ as the c drive instead of mounting the subdirectory in which the game is actually located. Then cd over to the directory where the game is and run Start.

#9416

Melkizdech added this comment :

Yes Brother. Many hours, many nights of Rice/Hamburger mix. Endless Summer Nights, and good-ole long road trips in 'Beast". #Clan Gerewolf for Life. ( Best days of my life was spent in the S.C.A

#9415

Windwolf added this comment :

this game needs to come out on PS3

#9397

Gadz added this comment :

It had protection. You had to enter a code from a book from memory.

#8738

admin added this comment :

Fixed !! ;) thx

#8737

broken added this comment :

its oct 2013 and i have been researching this for over 4 hrs. only conclusion that i can come up with this download game is broken. i have been playing with pool.config for ever and tried bot dosbox and D-Fend. other games i download work but this one does not *************************************DO NOT DOWNLOAD************

game will load you will try and create and get this...
you WILL GET insert disk 3 in c drive ERROR!!!!

#8445

seleuki added this comment :

how does one 'edit' the .cfg file. I am running (unfortunately) WIN8 and dosbox doesn't seem to understand 'edit'.

#8370

Elric Gerewolf added this comment :

Great Game... I remember it on Nintendo..Many many hours spent there...haha

#6521

hseiken added this comment :

Guys, you should get a real dos computer. :)

#5806

Ruspar added this comment :

Remember when all you had to do was put in the disk and hit

*LOAD*

#5061

Tim added this comment :

Awesome game

#4790

da9els added this comment :

Just to clarify:

Create directory "Games" on C:
Create directory "POR" inside "Games" - like this "C:\Games\POR"
Extract files to this location.
Create directory "POR" on C: - "C:\POR"

Edit "POOL.CFG" to match what ETwin wrote:
E
P
C:\POR\
D:\POR\
F

Save and exit.

Run DOSBOX
Type: "mount c c:\Games"
Type: "mount d c:\POR"
Type: "c:"
Type: "cd POR"
Type: "start" - and enjoy!

#4683

guest added this comment :

Review of Pool of Radiance for DOS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_xF9dZhCBg

#4641

Will added this comment :

What I did was change the two paths to ".\" without the quotes in the cfg file

#4633

Oy added this comment :

I'm in XP, I've saved the files in C:\Games\POR\ and edited the config to the following:

E
P
C:\Games\POR\
F
Run DOSBOX
run start

I can get past the disk 3 issue, but when i try to save my character, it says:
"Put save disk in F:"

Any ideas how to get past this?

#4587

Eli added this comment :

Hi folks,

So sorry, I have the same issue upon creating a character "please inser disk 3 into drice C". Any hints on how to solve this?
Thank ya

#4083

ETwin added this comment :

Save files in C:\Games\POR

Edit Config
E
P
C:\POR\
D:\POR\
F

Run DOSBOX
mount c c:\Games
mount d c:\POR
run start

#3872

The Great One added this comment :

Place the game here:

C:\games\POR\

Mount D C:\games

Modify the config to read D:\POR\

It will work.

#3545

... added this comment :

Just commenting to say thanks, and also confirming that this copy works without any problems in dosbox.

#3302

Fox added this comment :

Same problem mentioned previously. Tried the suggested solutions. No go. Really. Really. Want to play this game...

#2637

Alatraedies added this comment :

sorry all, Pools of Radiance works fine *without* DOSBOX etc here in my case Windows XP pro. I only encounter those errors when trying to launch it with DOSBOX. Enjoying this site, keep the great work goin'!

#2614

Alatraedies added this comment :

I did exactly as Spideymagu instructed, in my case, moving the contents of the unzipped archive to C:\POOLRAD.

However, the exact same error, actually worded as this: "Insert disk 3 into drive c:" is continuing to persist and halting 1st character creation process and the whole game. any more help please? Thanks! great site, reviews, and ratings, enjoying it.

#2613

Alatraedies added this comment :

I confirm and am duplicating Paradigm's 'Please insert disk 3 into drive C:' locking up the game upon first character creation attempt.

#2220

Bass r added this comment :

I have pc re sold no book lost book to game

#2115

Spideymagu added this comment :

That is an easy fix Paradigm. There are two ways to fix this. first way is to name the folder you have it in Poolrad. The second way is to open the folder for the game, then open the file pool.cfg and edit the two lines c:\poolrad to your folder name.

#1281

admin added this comment :

Changed the game, you won't need the manual anymore.

#1279

Paradigm added this comment :

While this game appears functional, assuming you can get past the copy protection, it is not PLAYABLE. Any attempt to create a character results in the message "Please insert disk 3 into drive C:".

I loved this game as a kid. Does anyone know where I can find a true copy? Even the re-released game that came on the gold box CD collectors set had this problem.

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