The Snowman on PC CD-ROM! | Nostalgia Nerd

21 dec. 2020
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Head to โ€‹ to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using code NOSTALGIANERD.... So then, the festive period is upon us. Christmas. The Holiday Season. Which for many of us will mean mandatory viewing of The Snowman, by Raymond Briggs. Originally brought to TV in 1982, it made its way to PC CD-ROM some twenty years later. So what does it have in store?....
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  • Have an excellent period of seasonality folks. Thanks for being here throughout 2020.

    Nostalgia NerdNostalgia Nerd3 maanden geleden
    • "I look forward to seeing you on the other side" - AFTER WE ALL MELT?????

      sunyavadinsunyavadin3 maanden geleden
    • @Joey VanOstrand Happy Festive Season & Happy New Year!

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    • @Quick Bits ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ๐ŸŽฌ๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ–ฑโŒจ๐Ÿ’ฟ *Christmas*

      Joey VanOstrandJoey VanOstrand3 maanden geleden
    • @Joey VanOstrand Merry Xmas!

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    • Have a merry messy Kweznuz, Peter and Octav1us (spelling by Baldrick).

      Christopher NoelChristopher Noel3 maanden geleden
  • 3:50 i remember when the CD-ROM was so advance. burning at 4x was a great leap to save backup time

    walliesherewallieshere4 dagen geleden
  • I was the lead programmer on the pc version - my first paid job! Thank you, this was an incredible bit of nostalgia, aside from reliving 6 months of the General MIDI version of Walking in the Air. The โ€œdress your snowmanโ€ section seemed to produce profoundly disturbing results more times than not and I discovered that the dance section fits perfectly to Dr. Dreโ€™s The Day the ****** Took Over. Happy times.

    Peter ChilversPeter Chilvers2 maanden geleden
  • This movie traumatized me as a child and nobody at my school knew what I was talking about when I mentioned this movie. Everyone thought I was being super morbid when I told the plot and due to the fact that my parents had NO idea what my grandmother had got my little sister and I for VHS that Christmas in the late 90s until AFTER we told them, it was too late. I am pretty sure this is what triggered alot of my early childhood depression and mental crisis surrounding the holiday seasons. I now suffer from really intense seasonal depression as an adult and snow triggers something deeply sad in me.

    Moss RunnerMoss Runner3 maanden geleden
  • Thanks for that , it reminded me of a whole genre of "interactive games" I used to get for my kids to get them to use computers. Loved the snowman, but preferred Father Christmas. Your trauma should end , as the boy is at the party with his re-made snowman.

    Mark StevensMark Stevens3 maanden geleden
  • Snooowwwwmannnn!

    Raymond DoetjesRaymond Doetjes3 maanden geleden
  • The Snowman, it's not Christmas without it. It captures that childhood imagination and magic so well then squashes it with reality like life does.

    Julie GJulie G3 maanden geleden
  • But Donald Trump cant master this game LOL

    Christine AyresChristine Ayres3 maanden geleden
  • Happy new year to you too mate! From France with love.

    Mad KarlMad Karl3 maanden geleden
  • I did work experience and then Summer work for FastTrack around 1999. They also put their name to Dance eJay 1 and 2, Techno eJay and HipHop eJay. The week after, I got sent the entire collection which was very damn fun! I also got the chance to go through a giant box of burnt discs which I could keep. I ended up with beta versions of Sudden Strike (an amazing WWII RTS) and Hard Truck (a surprisingly enjoyable Euro Truck style game). They ended up mainly doing crap house making software before disappearing.

    Weekend LollygaggerWeekend Lollygagger3 maanden geleden
  • Wow this looks shit LOL

    Chicken BitesChicken Bites3 maanden geleden
  • 5:35 - Mmmm... As crispy as fresh snow.

    reggiep75reggiep753 maanden geleden
  • I once played this CD Rom at my old primary school back when I was 8. I liked it a lot so I asked the teachers if I could have a copy of it at home and they agreed! The games were stupidly simple to beat for me back then but the story and the music kept me interested. ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„Merry Christmas and a happy new year!๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ„

    Rossmeister GeneralRossmeister General3 maanden geleden
  • Oh for FFFFFFFFF !!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    James NewmanJames Newman3 maanden geleden
  • Wow, I had no memory of this until you showed the US version - God damn I hated this f-ing thing. Here I am as an 8 year old, thinking I'm getting something fun like Frosty, and it's this emo crap.

    Rod MunchRod Munch3 maanden geleden
  • I miss machines that look like this one, feels like a 'proper' computer

    JonnyInfiniteJonnyInfinite3 maanden geleden
  • It's on today 17:10 channel 4 ... can't wait !

    Planet BarryPlanet Barry3 maanden geleden
  • great product placement mate...i just bought your book from amazon (finally!!!!)! Merry Christmas good man.

    SonicMrSumoSonicMrSumo3 maanden geleden
  • y did u do this to usยฐ_ยฐ bruh

    Vin CrafterVin Crafter3 maanden geleden
  • Wow. Glad I missed _this_ particular trauma as a kid.

    Silver GreeneyeSilver Greeneye3 maanden geleden
  • Wow! my little brother got one of those for Christmas! Being the only one with a PC at the time I was forced to give him a go! Pretty sure the beany snowman is still knocking about the rents house. Ahhh I am indeed a nostalgic nerd :)

    Howch125Howch1253 maanden geleden
  • i liked this and it did bring a festive cosy feel to christmas like it was the 90s

    Peter HaganPeter Hagan3 maanden geleden
  • I wouldn't even know this existed without the Atari ST demo we had when I was younger.

    Bryce ThorupBryce Thorup3 maanden geleden
  • The โ€œWalking In The Airโ€ bit always scared the hell out of me. That version of the song... why use a minor key?! Itโ€™s Christmas!

    Floss ManFloss Man3 maanden geleden
    • Well, I found out that Nightwish made a cover of it. So surely it isn't that bad.

      RAMChYLDRAMChYLD3 maanden geleden
  • Wow, as someone HEAVILY involved in the modding scene for Creature Labs' flagship "Creatures" series of artificial life games in the late 90s and early 2000s, I had NO IDEA they randomly did a side project like this! I wonder if it was a quick contract to make some money during their period of financial difficulties.

    sunyavadinsunyavadin3 maanden geleden
  • I thought this other Christmas song might be appropriate

    didz13didz133 maanden geleden
  • 7:15 Not sure about this, particularly as the ad before this video was showing a documentary about Jimmy Savile...

    Andy MerrettAndy Merrett3 maanden geleden
  • Death is as natural as birth. If a child would REALLY get traumatized because of the end, think what would happen if someone close to the child would suddenly die? Using a living snowman, almost like a man, is a great way to wave away those fluffy clouds and have a taste of on bit of harsh reality.

    TeknopottuTeknopottu3 maanden geleden
  • Twitter has just deemed "snowman" as a misogynist and patriarchal term that should be outlawed because all snowmen are started with a snowballs.

    Bill SchlaflyBill Schlafly3 maanden geleden
  • They made a sequel to the snowman. Less than a few minutes in the boy's dog dies. They didn't even wait for the end to make you depressed.

    KilwalaKilwala3 maanden geleden
  • Just gonna file this along with The Little Match Girl.

    David McGillDavid McGill3 maanden geleden
  • Click on the snowman with a purple hat, who then takes off into the sky like it's Logan's Run....

    Trevor BoysTrevor Boys3 maanden geleden
  • The animation is and has been part of my Christmas pretty much my entire life. Still love it! Seasons greetings from Finland

    Max LevelspeedMax Levelspeed3 maanden geleden
  • Dick...ens. LOL!! I think this story may have mentally scarred you for life.

    Eric PriceEric Price3 maanden geleden
  • LOL, at 9m18s does that bear call you a banker?

    Sergei JonovichSergei Jonovich3 maanden geleden
  • Are we certain this book shouldn't have been released this year?

    Matthew JonesMatthew Jones3 maanden geleden
  • So, im in my mid 40s and have never seen the snowman, even though I live in the UK. Dont get me wrong, it was always on at xmas but the shitty animation and the ear piercing songs never seemed like my cuppa t. Im glad ill die without seeing it. Anyway... Merry Xmas o.0 XD

    Offero 04Offero 043 maanden geleden
    • @Gilby1385 XD

      Offero 04Offero 043 maanden geleden
    • (enraged fans incoming)

      Gilby1385Gilby13853 maanden geleden
  • I was more of a When the Wind Blows kid myself, hard mode Christmas was where it was at.

    Rich AdamRich Adam3 maanden geleden
  • I'm traumatized.

    Garth BeagleGarth Beagle3 maanden geleden
  • Although it's important to learn about the impermanence of life, teaching that lesson through a Christmas story might not be the best idea...

    lupinzarlupinzar3 maanden geleden
  • Have you ever played Garry Gadget? If you want some old awesome childrens games, those are definitely up there with the best in my book. The original is called "Mulle Meck" and is Swedish, but I believe one or two got translated to English as Garry Gadget. I thoroughly recommend you have a look at it as I think you'd actually enjoy it.

    bummer6bummer63 maanden geleden
  • do you want to build a snowman? or go riding through the halls?

    cmdraftbrncmdraftbrn3 maanden geleden
  • 8:03 Hold the F up, isn't that the Everquest Quest-Completed fanfare???

    Ohh WellOhh Well3 maanden geleden
  • The snowman was my fav when I was a kid

    TheCj71984TheCj719843 maanden geleden
  • Goodbye

    Stephen KeelyStephen Keely3 maanden geleden
  • Transformers The Movie 1986 animation was also traumatic for fans of the franchise.

    Safir AhmedSafir Ahmed3 maanden geleden
  • 2:00 Yes! David Bowie was a part of the version we got, therefor ours was better.

    Andrew VrbaAndrew Vrba3 maanden geleden
  • 3:15 Dude you gotta play Sea-Monkeys! for the PlayStation

    Gene The BeanGene The Bean3 maanden geleden
  • I'm not sure I will watch the snowman the same again. DEAD ๐Ÿ˜ญ

    oninbriddersoninbridders3 maanden geleden
  • What I never understood when I was a child is, if the Snowman died when it warmed up, why didn't he just melt when he went in the house?

    Pete AinsworthPete Ainsworth3 maanden geleden
    • Just think of how much was being wasted on heating. His parents must be very cross.

      David McGillDavid McGill3 maanden geleden
  • How difficult would it be to get my hands on an original in tact copy of this?

    Jeremy WaningerJeremy Waninger3 maanden geleden
  • It was Watership Down that cause me psychological trauma. The Snowman was just sad, WD was traumatic!

    chipnoticchipnotic3 maanden geleden
  • Ahhh, memories of Packard Hell, or was it it Packard Smell? Almost as sad as the story.

    Mike KentMike Kent3 maanden geleden
  • The Snowman and the Snow Dog is even worse, they kill off his dog in the first few minutes! I'm 43 and still don't need to see that.

    Phil's Solo TravelsPhil's Solo Travels3 maanden geleden
  • What was it with animated films in the 70s and 80s? They seemed purpose-made to leave deep psychological scars! Watership Down was my "childhood trauma" moment personally, for some reason when I saw the end scene of The Snowman it just made logical sense to me instead of being depressing.

    MrMortullMrMortull3 maanden geleden
  • fucking squarespace is everywhere. why donโ€™t you just stop making stories and make squarespace ads instead?

    KPbICMAHKPbICMAH3 maanden geleden
  • Awesome walking in the air midi!

    matteusbeusmatteusbeus3 maanden geleden
  • I'm certain I would have like this. I like snowmen.

    MegaManNeoMegaManNeo3 maanden geleden
  • Both this and Quentin Smirhes uploading his take on Walking in the Air at just about the same time? I don't know, the melting snowman never did bother me that much. But that song with the visuals if the boy flying around in colored pencil stutteriness... For some reason it has always freaked me out. And today is no exception.

    jmalmstenjmalmsten3 maanden geleden
  • I wish more modern children's stories taught the harsh realities of life. Snowmen can't fly.

    BlackSunshineBlackSunshine3 maanden geleden
  • "...and here he is dead. Again. And again". I really shouldn't be laughing at that but I am!

    Rich HRich H3 maanden geleden
  • 0:30 Best sponsorship segue ever.

    Mr Lurch's ThingsMr Lurch's Things3 maanden geleden
  • George Bush??? The snowman had WMD's and had to go.

    Seventh AnubisSeventh Anubis3 maanden geleden
  • wait wait wait creature labs???? the one take make creature game with DNA stuf?

    LightblueLightblue3 maanden geleden
  • So anyway yes... The Snowman. Born in '78 so I do remember this being on the telly but I must admit it's the version with David Bowie I remember seeing first, and then every version after that had Paul McCartney in it - unless I'm hallucinating that!

    Banana RetroBanana Retro3 maanden geleden
  • I had that Packard Bell PC! Or a very close approximation anyways. Ah. Double the memories. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Banana RetroBanana Retro3 maanden geleden
  • I grew up with this. So sad.

    ImmopimmoImmopimmo3 maanden geleden
  • This Snowman game was also released for the PS1, only in Japan (with English language option), since it was also shown there. Some of the mini games in the original were redesigned in 3D for the PS1. So not just Westerners, but also the Japanese got to experience it's story. Also, it seems The Snowman is the inspiration for the Spongebob Squarepants episode "Bubble Buddy".

    The World of Abandoned WitchThe World of Abandoned Witch3 maanden geleden
  • @5:37 AVI is only the container and says nothing about the quality. That depends on the codec.

    Manuel H.Manuel H.3 maanden geleden
  • See you on the other side? Like, on the Snowman's side?

    Cafe ColadoCafe Colado3 maanden geleden
  • I would like to register a complaint, for the rabbit hole you dug, and I inadvertently fell in. This took me several hours to climb out, and I am feeling rather emotional right now. I demand an apology.

    danilko1danilko13 maanden geleden
  • Lovely job. Here's to a better 2021!

    James O'GradyJames O'Grady3 maanden geleden
  • Ah yes just what I always wanted seasonal depression for Christmas. Thanks for reminding me about this book.

    K MK M3 maanden geleden
  • I do remember watching a story just like this back when I was in elementary school like as far back as 1989 or 1990 was when I first heard of this story of the boy and snowman and in the end, he melted and was a little sad.

    Shizon84Shizon843 maanden geleden
  • HAHA! I haven't heard a GWB jab in so many years!

    Niklas SNiklas S3 maanden geleden
  • I would have been around 8 when this came out in the states. I do not recall ever seeing it on TV.

    RocketboyXRocketboyX3 maanden geleden
  • The sound that played when the kid finished drawing the car in the snow is the same sound that plays in Everquest when you finish a quest.

    DefmeqDefmeq3 maanden geleden
    • It also plays in the trailer for M&M's The Lost Formulas.

      Gilby1385Gilby13853 maanden geleden
  • Is that a post-Y2K Packard Bell? I don't recognize it since it doesn't have the frog design.

    Richard EstesRichard Estes3 maanden geleden
  • Nope, Bush still wouldn't understand it.

    Team Lumens HBATeam Lumens HBA3 maanden geleden
  • Looks like you could use a way to capture footage from your Windows 98 machine for Christmas. I saw that Vista-ers circle and chubby arrow...

    ZipplyZaneZipplyZane3 maanden geleden
  • I had that Packard Bell with the speakers on the side. They were quite good. 5 watts each rms I think they were.

    Phill Wyatt OutdoorsPhill Wyatt Outdoors3 maanden geleden
  • As an american, I was confused until I figured out you brits were calling the pants "trousers" and the underwear/underpants "pants."

    joshmbrown42joshmbrown423 maanden geleden
  • OK I can't listen to Walking in the Air without Tarja Turunen's voice anymore...

    KalvinjjKalvinjj3 maanden geleden
    • That hits me with nostalgia as well! I know Nightwish is still powerful and amazing, but I'm so sentimental towards the Tarja era!

      Michaล‚ KobuszewskiMichaล‚ Kobuszewski3 maanden geleden
  • Im 36 and watching the snowman with my kids today still hits a chord that takes me back to my childhood that only another handful of shows/songs do.

    Sean WoolfendenSean Woolfenden3 maanden geleden
  • Now if only you could find a CD-ROM therapy for Rudolph's encounters with homophobia, we'd be set

    HebaruSanHebaruSan3 maanden geleden
  • Having grown up in the United States in the 80's, the only time I've ever heard anyone use the term "y fronts" was right before Vivian tries to kill Rik in that one episode of The Young Ones...

    strangulator42strangulator423 maanden geleden
  • England's traditional national sport: Child abuse

    Michael LaneMichael Lane3 maanden geleden
  • GoOdByE

    ShelbyShelby3 maanden geleden
  • I remember seeing this on the local PBS affiliate when I was a kid. That moment when he finds his dearest friend dead on his front lawn was when I came to understand the inherent cruelty of mortality.

    Dis Manibus SacrumDis Manibus Sacrum3 maanden geleden
  • Has this movie had a reboot yet?

    Photonic DestructionPhotonic Destruction3 maanden geleden
  • Very entertaining. Have an excellent Christmas.

    Colin AmesColin Ames3 maanden geleden
  • Well, it's safe to say that someone was scarred a young boy.

    AnerAner3 maanden geleden
  • hahahahaha This was great. Never heard of it, but now I can't imagine a Christmas without my snowman DYING.

    tstahlfsutstahlfsu3 maanden geleden
  • :(

    Hfric`s Gaming BacklogHfric`s Gaming Backlog3 maanden geleden
  • You sir have the voice for radio. Why aren't you doing it then?

    TwoFourTwoFour3 maanden geleden
  • I preferred the Viz version

    Lovely TobleroneLovely Toblerone3 maanden geleden
  • I grew up with this movie and I love it! I've honestly never met anyone in real life or online that has even heard of this movie, so I was pretty excited when I saw this uploaded.

    Ballooned RaccoonBallooned Raccoon3 maanden geleden
  • Happy we didnโ€™t have this in germany. Remember the last unicorn? That was weird enough.

    John SmithJohn Smith3 maanden geleden
  • Ahh, how festive. A reminder that your friends will die, leaving you cold and alone.

    Ois EucalyptOis Eucalypt3 maanden geleden
  • I hear riders on the storm

    Pedro SilvaPedro Silva3 maanden geleden