Inspired as I was by this discussion on the B:\ drive, I was reminded of all the cool little PC add-ons that used to be in with games when you bought them. I’m not talking about cloth maps, or novellas relating the history of the land or its people, I am talking about things that actually enhance (or attempted to) the gameplay.
I think my favourite of all time came with the game Leather Goddesses of Phobos II, which came packed not only with 3.5" and 5.25" disk versions, but also a little dongle for your serial port that you would plug in between your mouse and the computer, and it would provide you with somewhat better sound than was available otherwise.
The game itself was utter shite, and I honestly cannot remember actually getting the dongle to work, but as I paid the bargain bottom price of $3 for the game, I was not going to complain too loudly.
What did you get in your game (not limited to PC, just videogames in general) that really made you think “Hey, that’s neat”?
I will give an honorable mention to the Bongo Drum controller from Donkey Konga… it’s not really a pack in, but I’ll allow it, and things like it for this discussion.