Unreal II - The 2nd Reality
Future Crew's Unreal II - The 2nd Reality demo running in DOSBox.
The 2nd Reality running in DOSBox
|Initial release||June 30, 1993|
|Type||PC scene demo|
Unreal II - The 2nd Reality is a classic DOS PC demo from 1993 created by the Finnish demo scene group The Future Crew. It won first place at the Assembly 1993 demo party. It was ground-breaking at the time. The graphics may not be all that impressive after nearly 30 years since its debut, yet it is quite cool to see what could be done with early IBM PC compatible hardware without any 3D graphics hardware and the soundtrack is really good. It's worth a watch if you haven't seen it.
Slashdot called it one of the "Top 10 Hacks of All Time" back when it was a still relevant website in 1999.
The "Secret" Part
It is possible to skip to the various parts Unreal II - The 2nd Reality contains by adding a number between 2 and 5 as a single command-line argument. There is one additional part available which can be accessed by adding
u as a command line parameter.
Running the demo
DOSBox can run Unreal II - The 2nd Reality with graphics and audio closely resembling what you would get on a typical PC from 1993.
Download 2nd real.zip and create and enter a folder and unzip it (it exacts the files to the folder you are in). Run
dosbox UNREAL to start it.
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