DOS - 1995
Description of Blood Bowl
This is a faithful adaptation of Games Workshop's board game of the same name.
Being probably the only turn-based fantasy football game (think D&D meets Monday Night Football), Blood Bowl is unique. The rules of the board game are implemented well; it is a complex turn-based tactical sport simulation with many nuances, and you must plan every move carefully. The game itself is a lot of fun, especially because the players-- being fantasy creatures-- often have special powers or traits that you can put to good use.
Unfortunately, the murky graphics and confusing interface mar the solid game engine. The AI could also use improvements, but overall, it's still a commendable effort that is great for fans of the board game who cannot find friends to play against.
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Comments and reviews
Ol' Death 2019-05-22 0 point
If it says 'can't load c:\blood\art\art.wad' is because it cant find it. there is c:\art/art.wad' that exists. You must move the ART and VOICE folders into their own 'Blood' folders for the system to figure it out.
Ethan 2018-06-20 0 point
For some reason, I am not getting any SFX sounds in the game. IE) when you make a tackle. I do get music and voice but without sound affects really take away the fun of the game somewhat.
Is anyone else having this problem? Anyone know how to fix it??
If you are having trouble running the game in DOSBOX, make sure you mount the game directory in such a way that you can launch the game in DOSBOX in this way:
Manonfire.wy 2017-01-02 0 point
Sharkey is totally right. All I did was open bb.OMG with notepad, delete the contents, then save. When I typed bb into dosbox, the .exe file opened right up. I didn't have to move anything.
Thanks a million Sharkey!
Sharkey 2016-12-13 1 point
Put Blood folder in a subfolder of DOSBox and use a shortcut with file path to DOSBox in quotes followed by file path to BB.exe. Then open BB.inf with notepad and select all then delete. Then save the empty notepad file to BB.inf and it should run. The file path I used in my shortcut is "C:\Program Files (x86)\DOSBox-0.74\DOSBox.exe" "C:\Program Files (x86)\DOSBox-0.74\oldgames\Blood\BB.EXE" I have all my DOS games in a folder named 'oldgames' which is inside my DOSBox-0.74 folder. I am also using a custom config file for DOSBox to run Bloodbowl at 18000 cycles per sec as well as altering a few other config settings for the emulator. Also I follow everything with -exit so it automatically exits after I exit BB. Just copy the original DOSBox config file and rename it (bloodbowl.config) and alter the settings you want and then either have your shortcut tell DOSBox to use the custom config file or you make a batch file (.BAT) to do it. I just used a shortcut with -conf "C:\Users\Owner-PC\AppData\Local\DOSBox\bloodbowl.conf" included between the file path for DOSBox and the path for BB.exe. Enclose your file pathways with quotation marks and make sure to put spaces between the separate paths. Also make sure to put a space after -conf
Fredo 2016-03-18 0 point
I got it to run with DBGL, a java-based frontend for Dosbox. I turned off UMB. I guess you could achieve that with normal Dosbox, but DBGL adds a GUI for configuration. The UMB thing is in the "Machine" tab of the "Edit Profile" menu. You can also turn on scalers under "Display". Hope it helps, been a while since I got it running.
Darth Richie 2015-06-29 1 point DOS version
mount c c:\ (NO mount c c :\blood!!)
eck 2015-05-24 0 point DOS version
Can't get it to work. Tried deleting the notepad contents. i was super excited for this, too. *sigh*
dogpuke 2015-01-08 0 point DOS version
To get it to run open BB.config with Notepad and delete everything in in. Click save and then run the game.
doomguy21 2014-10-12 0 point DOS version
Just like McKraken, I can't get this to run in DosBox either. I couldn't figure out why either...
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