Ultimate Mario Bros.
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By: Synneth Relmn [W]
Classic Mario Bros. action in a single player adventure mode and online multiplayer modes. With the help of Toad, Mario must discover the source of the sewer monsters, and defeat the man responsible!

UPDATE: Wow, I cannot believe that this has been up for almost five years now, and is still getting downloads! This game was mostly developed when I was a lowly junior high/high school student, but even today it's probably my best work of programming. Peaked at age 17: how's that for depressing?

Anyway, since five years is a lifetime in computing, I figured I should point out some information that will be helpful to anyone wanting to play this product of my wasted youth on a recent platform.

- This game requires a DLL to run that is no longer included on Windows Vista or newer. It is called d3drm.dll, and it is available at (surprise) http://www.d3drmdll.com/. Just download it and plunk it into your System32 or SysWOW64 directory.
- The music has minor issues on Windows XP or newer, which are generally limited to longer loading times and/or split-second freezes where the music track loops. The game recommends that you disable the music if these issues get too bad, but the MIDI music really is a big part of the cheesy charm for this game, so don't do it unless you have to.
- Netplay may be tricky to get to work. Direct TCP/IP is the only option that stands a chance at working nowadays, so make sure everyone knows the host's IP address before embarking.
- This isn't exactly computer-related, but several of the game's secrets are alluded to in the Readme file. So read it!

UPDATE 2: I never expected this game to be compatible forever, but it IS in fact compatible with Windows 8 (and all previous Windows versions) if you download the DLL file mentioned earlier. The link I gave originally may not work any more, but the file "d3drm.dll" should be easily searchable and downloadable. I hope to update this file with a ZIP that already contains the required files soon.

I can no longer make meaningful changes to the source code, as it is quite cryptic to me now and I have actually lost the license to the compiler. It is in a very obscure BASIC-based proprietary format, as anyone who dares to check out the .dba source file in the ZIP file will know. I attempted to port it to the successor compiler once, but my code relied on so many idiosynchrosies of the original compiler that no port attempt could ever work.

This was supposed to be the final version of this software, but I have even discovered bugs in it now. The Freezie is an enemy that was in the original Mario Bros. games and was going to be in mine, but I never programmed it in. However, I saw it appear, and you may see it too. It behaves much like the real Freezie, yet it never actually freezes the floors it is on. I had thought I killed every bug when I released the final version, but I suppose some bugs always slip through...Regardless, it is out of my hands now.

Admin Note: May contains swearing.
Completion: Full Game Genre: Action
Franchise: Mario

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[O] Created: Dec 9 2005, 6:24 AM
[O] Updated: Never
[O] File Size: 1.43MB
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[O] Downloads: 5462
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Waluigi2
Oct 15 2006, 6:59 AM
Can someone Give me the name of their network game?
 
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Zilla
Jun 4 2007, 2:08 AM
Hmmm....Whats yours
 
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superluigibro
Jun 9 2007, 11:53 AM
It's suprising to find LOZ: Link's Awaking music in such a game as this. And I just found this by going through the music folder, which has midis.
Yes, actual midis. Actual working midis.
 
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SMB Madman
Jul 11 2007, 10:12 PM
Why does there have to be bad words in this game like: D-A-M-N and stuff like that!?
 
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SnakeEater
Sep 22 2007, 7:04 PM
well because not everything in this world has to be [E] for everyone ya know, i like games that are over [E] and especially i like [T]een And
[M]ature, I Make My Games Full Of Blood And Gore, Even Splats And All
 
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Mariomanmanmanman
Sep 25 2007, 12:21 AM
It says theres an error in the program
 
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Marioisawesomeness
Sep 25 2007, 2:21 AM
im hostin NOW
Mission To MARIO!
 
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Marioisawesomeness
Sep 25 2007, 2:44 AM
Quote (Waluigi2 on Oct 15 2006, 6:59 AM)
Can someone Give me the name of their network game?

Mision To MRIO! (stopped hosting)
 
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zachery413
Oct 7 2007, 6:52 PM
this sucks.....real bad........
 
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Yoshis Island DS 
Mar 18 2008, 11:41 AM
JOIN ME MY GAME NAME IS:Mamamia
 
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Marioman Advanced
Mar 30 2008, 8:22 PM
i would just have to say, this is one heck of a good game on mfgg, we need to see more good games like this, dark basic does make good games that's 100% correct, I just don't use it because it's programming with coding and language and that stuff, I advise you to keep updating :)
 
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smbmaster99
Jul 21 2008, 5:23 PM
Quote (SnakeEater on Sep 22 2007, 7:04 PM)
well because not everything in this world has to be [E] for everyone ya know, i like games that are over [E] and especially i like [T]een And
[M]ature, I Make My Games Full Of Blood And Gore, Even Splats And All

me agrees to that. i like violent games too, but there are some E-rated games that i still like. like Mario 64. i wish i could make games too.
:(
 
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lu9
Apr 4 2010, 9:54 PM
I Added a few skins, i added toad and Sonic! Lol!
 
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lu9
Apr 4 2010, 9:54 PM
I Can't Netplay...
Lol, i can see everything in your Desktop in one level!
 
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Kirby's Adventure
Mar 24 2012, 5:13 PM
Quote (SnakeEater on Sep 22 2007, 8:04 PM)
well because not everything in this world has to be [E] for everyone ya know, i like games that are over [E] and especially i like [T]een And
[M]ature, I Make My Games Full Of Blood And Gore, Even Splats And All

Pathetic.
 
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VinnyVideo
Aug 1 2013, 12:45 PM
It might be from 2005, but this game has held up quite nicely. You might want to post a link to the newest version on the forums as well.
 
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Inky
Dec 10 2016, 9:08 PM
Quote (SnakeEater on Sep 22 2007, 7:04 PM)
Well, because not everything in this world has to be [E] for everyone ya' know, I like games that are over [E] and especially I like [T]een and
[M]ature, I make my games full of BLOOD and GORE, even splats and all

YOU DONT KNOW WHAT MEANS [E]?! Its just Everyone, and I dont even know
why you just dont say [T] or [M].
And, PLEASE LEARN how to talk english. I just fixed LOTS O' TYPOS IN THE QUOTE.
 
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Inky
Dec 10 2016, 9:10 PM
Quote (SMB Madman on Jul 11 2007, 10:12 PM)
Why does there have to be bad words in this game like: D-A-M-N and stuff like that!?

In the bottom part of the help/info of the game says it contains SWEARING.
 
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tent2
Dec 23 2019, 7:04 PM
Oh my god! I remember playing this one time several years ago, loved it, changed computers and then never found it again. I didn't know it was in this website, i'm so happy that I discovered it in here!
 
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BrickBlock
Oct 11 2020, 8:38 PM
got a error: System Error: ERROR 164. Could not display a display mode of 640x480x16
 
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