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Old 24 October 2008, 14:56   #21
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The only thing still missing in dosbox is the save state option...
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Old 24 October 2008, 14:59   #22
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The only thing still missing in dosbox is the save state option...
Now that would be an awesome thing, but I doubt they implement it
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Old 24 October 2008, 15:20   #23
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Doggy style

Personally, I use a frontend called D.O.G. with DOSBOX. It is a very good frontend but also Erik the main dev. is a very kind person who will take any of your remark into consideration.

In my D.O.G. game list, I have profiles for such titles as Carmageddon, Broken Sword...
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Old 24 October 2008, 15:49   #24
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I use a frontend called Dosshell its really simple, all you need to do is set the link to the executable file and it does the rest
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Old 24 October 2008, 16:41   #25
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Old 24 October 2008, 17:11   #26
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Now that would be an awesome thing, but I doubt they implement it
Well, we can use WinUAE + PC Task. It worked for MM1 (before I found a working version for C64).
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Old 24 October 2008, 17:17   #27
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Long time ago I wrote tutorial for DOSBox and provided a lot of help to people who couldn't install/start games.

I used D-Fend at the time as front end, but now you have to get different new front end.

IMHO, it still helps to learn first basics of DOS and setup before you use front ends.

As favorite way to play old DOS games I still like more my old P133 widnows 98 setup with DOS shotcuts. Those shortcuts if set correctly make your Win98 the best option to play dos games. I wrote tutorial on how to setup those shortcuts (different shortcuts with different configuration - for example with or without CD rom - also with good memory utilization) but I couldn't find it any more.

If someone needs it, I can install Win98 on Virtual PC and help with setup and other stuff that you need to make best DOS setup.

Also if you need help with DOSBox, let me know. I'm sure we can figure out something.

EDIT: Here is DOSBox tutorial.

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Old 25 October 2008, 00:17   #28
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DOSBOX is the best choice to play old DOS games..however a few games still not works like Jim power and others....
Virtual PC or VMware are alternatives
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Old 25 October 2008, 04:34   #29
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DOSBOX is the best choice to play old DOS games..however a few games still not works like Jim power and others....
Virtual PC or VMware are alternatives
What do you mean by 'still not works'??

Search for the game on 'the old computers dot com' and when you download it and unzip it don't run JIM.EXE but instead type:
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install c:
This will install game into "JIMPOWER" folder and you should be able to play it.

(otherwise controls don't work)

Hope this helps.

ps. That game has nice visuals for it's time.
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i guess this turned into an interesting thread any suggestions on how to start Ajax? (the farthest i get is a prompt to insert a floppy)



are there PC Booter/DOS games that have yet to be dumped? is anyone making an effort to preserve this type of software and to what success?
what about Demon Attack, Night Stalker & Super Boulderdash? if there's one thing i remember best about Super Boulderdash, it is the title screen music
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Old 25 October 2008, 07:42   #31
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I have an old Win98SE box with a Voodoo 5, 5500 card and GLquake still rocks
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are there PC Booter/DOS games that have yet to be dumped? is anyone making an effort to preserve this type of software and to what success?
Have a look here : http://www.underground-gamer.com/wik...tion_1979-1995 (I hope it's viewable without being a member of UG)
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Old 26 October 2008, 02:08   #33
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Well I don't need *all* dos games as a lot of them were pure crap that should burn in hell for ever costing money. There are some nice and huge dos collection torrents floating around mininova that gave me most of what I needed (search for "dos collection memories project").
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here is my list of good platform games for MS-DOS

Akiko & Minami
Amazing Spiderman
Arctic Adventure
Baby Jo in Going Home
Back to the Forest
Blues Brothers
Blues Brothers 2
Bubble Bobble
Burger Time
Castlevania
Challenge of the Ancient Empires
Crazy Sue
Dangerous Dave
Dangerous Dave 2
Dark Ages
Dino: Lost in Bedrock
DJ Puff
Doofus
Electro Man/Electro Body
Elfland
Fantasy World Dizzy
F. Godmom
Goonies
Great Giana Sisters
Heroes: Tantalizing Trio
Heros: Sanguine Seven
Huckleberry Hound in Hollywood Capers
Intruder
Jason Storm in Space Chase
Jason Storm in Space Chase 2
Jetpack
Jill Goes Underground
Jumpman Lives
King's Valley
Larax & Zaco
Livingstone Supongo
Lost City of Atlantis
Magicland Dizzy
Magic Pockets
Mario Bros
Monster Bash
Monuments of Mars
Monzie's Mansion
Nicky Boom
Nicky Boom 2
Night Hunter
Ninja Gaiden 2: Dark Sword of Chaos
Onesimus
Oscar
Pack Rat
Pharaoh's Tomb
Popeye 2
Prince of the Yolkfolk Dizzy
Rick Dangerous
Rick Dangerous 2
Rolling Ronny
Saboteur 2
Satan
Save Our Pizzas
Secret Agent
Seymour Goes to Hollywood
Shadow Knights
Skunny in Wild West
Stormlord
Super Angelo
Super Cauldron
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Thexder
Todd's Adventures
Tom & Jerry
Tunnel Man
Xargon
Zool
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I play DOS games on real PCs From my Tandy 1000HX, Kaypro XT to Pentium 233MMX systems (and 286/386/486 systems in between).

I have multiple Amigas for gaming why not multiple PCs?
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What do you mean by 'still not works'??

Search for the game on 'the old computers dot com' and when you download it and unzip it don't run JIM.EXE but instead type:
Code:
install c:
This will install game into "JIMPOWER" folder and you should be able to play it.

(otherwise controls don't work)

Hope this helps.

ps. That game has nice visuals for it's time.
you are right...the game now works here!!!
thanks for the tips Anubis !
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I play them on real PC's, why? because it's more fun asnd you get the chance to learn about how a PC really works after using several cool soundcards in the same PC etc

Have found thru extensing testing and use that these types of PC's are the sweet spot for respective era:

Games up to circa 1988 = 286 PC
Games 1989-1993 = 386DX 33mhz PC (with cache)
Games 1994--> Pentium 200-233mhz, an AMD K6 is fine too

In these PC's I use Roland Lapc-I's, Sound Blaster from model 1.0 up to 16, Gravis Ultrasound soundcards, Roland SCC-I GM/GS midi card, different MPU-401 cards hooked up to a Roland CM-500 or CM32L

With this hardware you get max compatability and enjoyment..and it's real hardware....placebo stuff here
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here is my list of good platform games for MS-DOS
Lollypop is pretty awesome, too. And it looks much better than on Amiga, because it has 256 colors on MS-DOS.
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Anybody tried playing DOS games under OS2 Warp ?
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