The Snowman on PC CD-ROM! | Nostalgia Nerd

21 dec 2020
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Head to ​ 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 Nerd4 månader sedan
    • "I look forward to seeing you on the other side" - AFTER WE ALL MELT?????

      sunyavadinsunyavadin4 månader sedan
    • @Joey VanOstrand Happy Festive Season & Happy New Year!

      Quick Bits 🇬🇧 🎬📱💻🖱⌨💿Quick Bits 🇬🇧 🎬📱💻🖱⌨💿4 månader sedan
    • @Quick Bits 🇬🇧 🎬📱💻🖱⌨💿 *Christmas*

      Joey VanOstrandJoey VanOstrand4 månader sedan
    • @Joey VanOstrand Merry Xmas!

      Quick Bits 🇬🇧 🎬📱💻🖱⌨💿Quick Bits 🇬🇧 🎬📱💻🖱⌨💿4 månader sedan
    • Have a merry messy Kweznuz, Peter and Octav1us (spelling by Baldrick).

      Christopher NoelChristopher Noel4 månader sedan
  • The VHS version of this made me a very depressed 6 year old.

    GeraldGerald13 dagar sedan
  • 3:50 i remember when the CD-ROM was so advance. burning at 4x was a great leap to save backup time

    walliesherewallieshere29 dagar sedan
  • 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 “dress your snowman” section seemed to produce profoundly disturbing results more times than not and I discovered that the dance section fits perfectly to Dr. Dre’s The Day the ****** Took Over. Happy times.

    Peter ChilversPeter Chilvers3 månader sedan
  • 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 månader sedan
  • 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 Stevens4 månader sedan
  • Snooowwwwmannnn!

    Raymond DoetjesRaymond Doetjes4 månader sedan
  • 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 G4 månader sedan
  • But Donald Trump cant master this game LOL

    Christine AyresChristine Ayres4 månader sedan
  • Happy new year to you too mate! From France with love.

    Mad KarlMad Karl4 månader sedan
  • 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 Lollygagger4 månader sedan
  • Wow this looks shit LOL

    Chicken BitesChicken Bites4 månader sedan
  • 5:35 - Mmmm... As crispy as fresh snow.

    reggiep75reggiep754 månader sedan
  • 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. 🎄🎄🎄Merry Christmas and a happy new year!🎄🎄🎄

    Rossmeister GeneralRossmeister General4 månader sedan

    James NewmanJames Newman4 månader sedan
  • 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 Munch4 månader sedan
  • I miss machines that look like this one, feels like a 'proper' computer

    JonnyInfiniteJonnyInfinite4 månader sedan
  • It's on today 17:10 channel 4 ... can't wait !

    Planet BarryPlanet Barry4 månader sedan
  • great product placement mate...i just bought your book from amazon (finally!!!!)! Merry Christmas good man.

    SonicMrSumoSonicMrSumo4 månader sedan
  • y did u do this to us°_° bruh

    Vin CrafterVin Crafter4 månader sedan
  • Wow. Glad I missed _this_ particular trauma as a kid.

    Silver GreeneyeSilver Greeneye4 månader sedan
  • 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 :)

    Howch125Howch1254 månader sedan
  • i liked this and it did bring a festive cosy feel to christmas like it was the 90s

    Peter HaganPeter Hagan4 månader sedan
  • I wouldn't even know this existed without the Atari ST demo we had when I was younger.

    Bryce ThorupBryce Thorup4 månader sedan
  • The “Walking In The Air” bit always scared the hell out of me. That version of the song... why use a minor key?! It’s Christmas!

    Floss ManFloss Man4 månader sedan
    • Well, I found out that Nightwish made a cover of it. So surely it isn't that bad.

      RAMChYLDRAMChYLD4 månader sedan
  • 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.

    sunyavadinsunyavadin4 månader sedan
  • I thought this other Christmas song might be appropriate

    didz13didz134 månader sedan
  • 7:15 Not sure about this, particularly as the ad before this video was showing a documentary about Jimmy Savile...

    Andy MerrettAndy Merrett4 månader sedan
  • 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.

    TeknopottuTeknopottu4 månader sedan
  • 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 Schlafly4 månader sedan
  • 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.

    KilwalaKilwala4 månader sedan
  • Just gonna file this along with The Little Match Girl.

    David McGillDavid McGill4 månader sedan
  • Click on the snowman with a purple hat, who then takes off into the sky like it's Logan's Run....

    Trevor BoysTrevor Boys4 månader sedan
  • The animation is and has been part of my Christmas pretty much my entire life. Still love it! Seasons greetings from Finland

    Max LevelspeedMax Levelspeed4 månader sedan
  • Dick...ens. LOL!! I think this story may have mentally scarred you for life.

    Eric PriceEric Price4 månader sedan
  • LOL, at 9m18s does that bear call you a banker?

    Sergei JonovichSergei Jonovich4 månader sedan
  • Are we certain this book shouldn't have been released this year?

    Matthew JonesMatthew Jones4 månader sedan
  • 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 044 månader sedan
    • @Gilby1385 XD

      Offero 04Offero 044 månader sedan
    • (enraged fans incoming)

      Gilby1385Gilby13854 månader sedan
  • I was more of a When the Wind Blows kid myself, hard mode Christmas was where it was at.

    Rich AdamRich Adam4 månader sedan
  • I'm traumatized.

    Garth BeagleGarth Beagle4 månader sedan
  • Although it's important to learn about the impermanence of life, teaching that lesson through a Christmas story might not be the best idea...

    lupinzarlupinzar4 månader sedan
  • 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.

    bummer6bummer64 månader sedan
  • do you want to build a snowman? or go riding through the halls?

    cmdraftbrncmdraftbrn4 månader sedan
  • 8:03 Hold the F up, isn't that the Everquest Quest-Completed fanfare???

    Ohh WellOhh Well4 månader sedan
  • The snowman was my fav when I was a kid

    TheCj71984TheCj719844 månader sedan
  • Goodbye

    Stephen KeelyStephen Keely4 månader sedan
  • Transformers The Movie 1986 animation was also traumatic for fans of the franchise.

    Safir AhmedSafir Ahmed4 månader sedan
  • 2:00 Yes! David Bowie was a part of the version we got, therefor ours was better.

    Andrew VrbaAndrew Vrba4 månader sedan
  • 3:15 Dude you gotta play Sea-Monkeys! for the PlayStation

    Gene The BeanGene The Bean4 månader sedan
  • I'm not sure I will watch the snowman the same again. DEAD 😭

    oninbriddersoninbridders4 månader sedan
  • 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 Ainsworth4 månader sedan
    • Just think of how much was being wasted on heating. His parents must be very cross.

      David McGillDavid McGill4 månader sedan
  • How difficult would it be to get my hands on an original in tact copy of this?

    Jeremy WaningerJeremy Waninger4 månader sedan
  • It was Watership Down that cause me psychological trauma. The Snowman was just sad, WD was traumatic!

    chipnoticchipnotic4 månader sedan
  • Ahhh, memories of Packard Hell, or was it it Packard Smell? Almost as sad as the story.

    Mike KentMike Kent4 månader sedan
  • 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 Travels4 månader sedan
  • 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.

    MrMortullMrMortull4 månader sedan
  • fucking squarespace is everywhere. why don’t you just stop making stories and make squarespace ads instead?

    KPbICMAHKPbICMAH4 månader sedan
  • Awesome walking in the air midi!

    matteusbeusmatteusbeus4 månader sedan
  • I'm certain I would have like this. I like snowmen.

    MegaManNeoMegaManNeo4 månader sedan
  • 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.

    jmalmstenjmalmsten4 månader sedan
  • I wish more modern children's stories taught the harsh realities of life. Snowmen can't fly.

    BlackSunshineBlackSunshine4 månader sedan
  • "...and here he is dead. Again. And again". I really shouldn't be laughing at that but I am!

    Rich HRich H4 månader sedan
  • 0:30 Best sponsorship segue ever.

    Mr Lurch's ThingsMr Lurch's Things4 månader sedan
  • George Bush??? The snowman had WMD's and had to go.

    Seventh AnubisSeventh Anubis4 månader sedan
  • wait wait wait creature labs???? the one take make creature game with DNA stuf?

    LightblueLightblue4 månader sedan
  • 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 Retro4 månader sedan
  • I had that Packard Bell PC! Or a very close approximation anyways. Ah. Double the memories. 🙂

    Banana RetroBanana Retro4 månader sedan
  • I grew up with this. So sad.

    ImmopimmoImmopimmo4 månader sedan
  • 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".

    Abandoned Witch RetrogamingAbandoned Witch Retrogaming4 månader sedan
  • @5:37 AVI is only the container and says nothing about the quality. That depends on the codec.

    Manuel H.Manuel H.4 månader sedan
  • See you on the other side? Like, on the Snowman's side?

    Cafe ColadoCafe Colado4 månader sedan
  • 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.

    danilko1danilko14 månader sedan
  • Lovely job. Here's to a better 2021!

    James O'GradyJames O'Grady4 månader sedan
  • Ah yes just what I always wanted seasonal depression for Christmas. Thanks for reminding me about this book.

    K MK M4 månader sedan
  • 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.

    Shizon84Shizon844 månader sedan
  • HAHA! I haven't heard a GWB jab in so many years!

    Niklas SNiklas S4 månader sedan
  • I would have been around 8 when this came out in the states. I do not recall ever seeing it on TV.

    RocketboyXRocketboyX4 månader sedan
  • 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.

    DefmeqDefmeq4 månader sedan
    • It also plays in the trailer for M&M's The Lost Formulas.

      Gilby1385Gilby13854 månader sedan
  • Is that a post-Y2K Packard Bell? I don't recognize it since it doesn't have the frog design.

    Richard EstesRichard Estes4 månader sedan
  • Nope, Bush still wouldn't understand it.

    Team Lumens HBATeam Lumens HBA4 månader sedan
  • 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...

    ZipplyZaneZipplyZane4 månader sedan
  • 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 Outdoors4 månader sedan
  • As an american, I was confused until I figured out you brits were calling the pants "trousers" and the underwear/underpants "pants."

    joshmbrown42joshmbrown424 månader sedan
  • OK I can't listen to Walking in the Air without Tarja Turunen's voice anymore...

    KalvinjjKalvinjj4 månader sedan
    • That hits me with nostalgia as well! I know Nightwish is still powerful and amazing, but I'm so sentimental towards the Tarja era!

      Michał KobuszewskiMichał Kobuszewski4 månader sedan
  • 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 Woolfenden4 månader sedan
  • Now if only you could find a CD-ROM therapy for Rudolph's encounters with homophobia, we'd be set

    HebaruSanHebaruSan4 månader sedan
  • 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...

    strangulator42strangulator424 månader sedan
  • England's traditional national sport: Child abuse

    Michael LaneMichael Lane4 månader sedan
  • GoOdByE

    ShelbyShelby4 månader sedan
  • 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 Sacrum4 månader sedan
  • Has this movie had a reboot yet?

    Photonic DestructionPhotonic Destruction4 månader sedan
  • Very entertaining. Have an excellent Christmas.

    Colin AmesColin Ames4 månader sedan
  • Well, it's safe to say that someone was scarred a young boy.

    AnerAner4 månader sedan
  • hahahahaha This was great. Never heard of it, but now I can't imagine a Christmas without my snowman DYING.

    tstahlfsutstahlfsu4 månader sedan
  • :(

    Hfric`s Gaming BacklogHfric`s Gaming Backlog4 månader sedan
  • You sir have the voice for radio. Why aren't you doing it then?

    TwoFourTwoFour4 månader sedan
  • I preferred the Viz version

    Lovely TobleroneLovely Toblerone4 månader sedan
  • 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 Raccoon4 månader sedan
  • Happy we didn’t have this in germany. Remember the last unicorn? That was weird enough.

    John SmithJohn Smith4 månader sedan
  • Ahh, how festive. A reminder that your friends will die, leaving you cold and alone.

    Ois EucalyptOis Eucalypt4 månader sedan