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DOS - 1992

Also available on: Mac - Amiga - Atari ST

Year 1992
Platform DOS
Released in Australia, United States
Genre Puzzle
Theme Rolling Ball
Publisher Dongleware Verlags GmbH
Developer Dongleware Verlags GmbH
Perspectives Top-Down, Fixed / Flip-screen
Dosbox support Supported on 0.72
4.15 / 5 - 20 votes

Description of Oxyd

The Oxyd series is a fun shareware puzzle/action hybrid that plays like a cross between Marble Madness, Macintosh classic Crystal Quest, and Chip's Challenge.

The game even boasts a plot: overnight, the (digital) life-supporting Oxyds have closed up and no longer emit vital oxygen. As a result, the digital world is threatened by suffocation and only you (as a black marble) can save it. Your mission is to find all the Oxyds in a given landscape and to open them again. Each two of these Oxyds carry the same pattern or color, and they must be touched in sequence in order to remain open. It's not as simple as it sounds, of course-- your task is made much more complicated by the fact that the Oxyds are scattered over a wide area, and they are not easily accessible.

Part of the fun in Oxyd is the fact that many of the objects you will encounter in this world have completely unknown effects, and they interact with each other in a complex fashion. It's fun to discover these relationships and what each object's raison d'etre is, and there seems to be an endless variety of new terrains and obstacles throughout the hundreds of levels.

With a good balance between manual dexterity and wit, Oxyd Magnum will keep puzzle fans happy for hours, although the large number of obstacles and special objects mean that the game lacks the elegant simplicity of Chip's Challenge.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Babz 2022-03-07 0 point

Such a beautifully conceived and executed game.

Yakkers 2020-08-10 3 points DOS version

Posting from Simon's download for convenience, here's the crack:

00040083: 77 - 90
00040084: 02 - 90
000400D0: 74 - 90
000400D1: 55 - 90
000400E7: 75 - 90
000400E8: 78 - 90
00040127: 74 - 90
00040128: 38 - 90
0004016A: 74 - 90
0004016B: 58 - 90
00040184: 75 - 90
00040185: 78 - 90
000401C4: 74 - 90
000401C5: 38 - 90
00040207: 74 - 90
00040208: 51 - 90
00040221: 75 - 90
00040222: 37 - 90

Do this to OXYD.exe in a hex editor (I used xvi32) and then the password blocks can just be cleared by pressing enter. Enjoy!

Nebutante 2019-01-18 0 point DOS version

I went to play the game but it asked for the last number of the game played. I do not have a number. What should I do to get it started? LOVED THIS GAME IN THE 90'S!!!!!!!!!!!

Simon The Sorcerer 2018-12-20 2 points DOS version

Have fun! It was very hard to find and to patch! Merry Christmas! :-)
Burn or mount and install!

foundit 2015-06-30 0 point DOS version

Radical 2014-11-23 1 point DOS version

I used to have the cracked exe files for all 4 oxyd games... Oxyd, Oxyd Magnum, Oxyd Extra, Per Oxyd. I lost them all -_- no code book was necessary. They're floating around out there in cyberspace... Yes, all 4 games were cracked, that's a fact because I completed them all and got the certificate that it presents to you at the end. You have to look real hard for them, I just hope they weren't destroyed when the old abandonware sites were taken down.

If anyone has all 4 cracks, please upload them to skydrive or google drive and share the link here in the comments.

oztruckdriver 2014-06-10 0 point DOS version

Okay I've finally found the game again. I loved this game when it first came out and at that stage even had the code book to get past the last free level.
Do you have the book containing the password codes and where can I purchase a copy from please

indstr 2014-02-11 -1 point DOS version

This game was awesome..... Very cool ball rolling puzzler which you controlled with the mouse. There's a remake/port for Android which is pretty good too

Bothag 2014-01-19 -3 points DOS version

I remember this was dongleware. So you needed a Book with the Donglecodes in it to play longer maybe there is a pdf somewhere on the net.

SpecterFan 2013-06-13 -1 point DOS version

In the description it says: "Be sure to download the patch below to crack the game and enable level codes!". I've seen something similar to this statement in a number of other places. What "patch" or link am I supposed to download or click on?

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