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DOS - 1994

Also available on: 3DO

Alt names バーチャル・ソー, Virtuoso Rock & Roll Shooting
Year 1994
Platform DOS
Released in France, Germany, United Kingdom, United States
Genre Action
Theme Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Shooter
Publisher Elite Systems Ltd., Nova Spring
Developer Motivetime Ltd.
Perspectives 1st-Person, Behind view
Dosbox support Supported on current version (works best on 0.73)
2.85 / 5 - 13 votes

Description of Virtuoso

3D shooters of the old kind were known for having somewhat constructed game stories. But this one beats them all. Obviously Motivetime thought: "Let's make a 3D shooter with a rock'n roll hero and cool rock'n roll music!" But then they face a tough question: in what context should such a game take place and would still make sense... Probably a little rock'n rolling gang fight? No!

Motivetime had the glory idea to simply let their rock'n roll hero play in a virtual reality computer game which happens to be the game Virtuoso. Whooo, so you are actually playing a computer game in which the hero is playing a computer game. And so Motivetime were able to put their rock'n roll hero in all kinds of absurd scenarios... Ok, the story is stupid.

The game? Not much better. A simple 3D shooter, very Doom-like, just with boring levels, worse graphics and hardly any new ideas. One of the few positive things to mention is the nice music and the average till good sound effects. This is the floppy version of the game that doesn't include the terrible CD music tracks. This game is not cracked, so be sure to get the near complete copy protection answers list below.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Crossman 2023-01-22 1 point

Thank you UNDERSKYZX for helping us play Virtuoso. You're an important part of the community of gamers and one I hope to remain for a long time to come :-)

underskyzx 2019-01-26 0 point

Found something:

"Virtuoso Copy Protection

NOTE: Not 100% complete.

Page Para. Line Word
1 2 3 1 helmet
2 1 2 1 minimum
2 3 2 4 unsure
3 1 1 4 number
3 2 3 1 midi
3 7 1 4 password
4 1 2 2 clicking
4 3 1 2 screen
4 3 4 6 altered
5 1 1 4 allows
5 1 1 12 previously
5 1 3 4 highlighter
6 1 1 1 preventing
6 1 1 11 marauding
6 2 2 1 always
6 9 3 1 it
7 9 1 9 mission
8 6 1 3 your
8 7 4 3 contact
9 2 2 14 floppy


underskyzx 2019-01-26 0 point

Ok guys I figured out just did the command:

install c

and it installed somehow into folder and subfolder c

anyway to spare you the trouble here's the game already installed:

Just extracted to any folder you want, mount this folder in dosbox and play the game.

*Admin feel free to add to download section if desired

Game installed now we need to copy protection pdf, gotta find it otherwise unable to play the game, it asks to type something from a piece of paper that probably came with the game at the time it was released.

underskyzx 2019-01-26 0 point

Can't install this game, heres what I already tried:

1. Extracted archive to C:\virtuoso

2. Opened DOSBox and typed the folowing commands:

mount d c:\virtuoso -t cdrom (to mount folder as cd-rom)
mount c c:\games\dosprogs (this is the folder I put my DOS games)

3. Instalation folder and destination folder mounted time to install the game:

install c:\virtuoso

and we get a error, can't create the folder to install...

Anyone can solve this?

REKT 2018-11-22 0 point

DOSBox crashes when trying to launch game. Anybody have this working?

shok 2018-03-13 0 point

Getting an error trying to unpack the files.

"Couldn't open file C:\virt1"

Anyone got any luck installing this?

eep 2015-10-04 0 point

help plz to install this game i get this
some help plz

tforsaken 2014-10-11 0 point DOS version

I spent money from my first job on this game rock and role

What 2014-02-12 -1 point DOS version

OMG I remember seeing the box for this game. Not really sure what to think of it, it may just be better to let it stay in hell where it came from .

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