Harpoon Classic manuals?

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I wanted to try the old Harpoon Classics (or at least the newest MSDOS version) that came with Ultimate, but it seems like no documentation is included for any version that old?

(H2 Deluxe Multimedia CDROM was the first Harpoon I played so no experience with H1/Classic.)
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3 pdf manuals are listed in this link.

https://archive.org/details/harpoon-classic


The link to the third is wrong, so go directly to the contents.

https://ia802706.us.archive.org/view_ar ... -PC%5D.iso
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I would also say the current version manual for the most part applies, most of the buttons in the last DOS version are still present in the current version.

There are also the files in <game directory>\HC20\WH200316\Manual\ and if you happen to still be able to view .hlp files, check out <game directory>\HC\HC20\WH00162B\WINHARP.HLP
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Nikel wrote: Mon May 27, 2024 8:04 pm 3 pdf manuals are listed in this link.

https://archive.org/details/harpoon-classic


The link to the third is wrong, so go directly to the contents.

https://ia802706.us.archive.org/view_ar ... -PC%5D.iso
Thanks, but on closer inspection that looks like an early Windows version of the game ("Harpoon Classic For Windows/ MAC") and it does not match everything from the DOS version. It is similar to the oldest manual included with the classic versions from matrix.

Windows versions may be similar, but the UI looks different enough that it is difficult for me to see what to click when.

Tried to search a bit on archive.org, but other than that Windows version of Classic I find an old Harpoon II for Windows manual, but no manual from a DOS version.
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This site is a good reference for so many versions of Harpoon :)

https://retroviator.com/harpoon/
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Nikel wrote: Mon Jun 24, 2024 4:53 pm This site is a good reference for so many versions of Harpoon :)

https://retroviator.com/harpoon/
Great article! I am slowly starting to understand how all the versions are connected. It was confusing at first when running the Harpoon Ultimate Edition installer and seeing all those versions installed and not having a clue what was what.

But I found some documentation! From 1989 and for some DOS version, so if not the last DOS version (1.58) at least close to that.

https://archive.org/download/retrokit-m ... 8en%29.pdf
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