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mirocu
post May 26 2019, 10:32 AM
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DOS games are great so here's a topic about it!

I admit; I made this topic mainly to get some help getting them to work on more modern computers like Windows XP and 7. I'm a bit tech savvy in general but not so much with DOSBox. The only reason I've played Arena is that the game came with the DOSBox already configured so I didn't need to do anything manually. Just plug and play.


Any and all help with this would be greatly appreciated! I don't know if there's a generic configuration that works with most DOS games or there's a site that has a load of games with pre-configured DOSBoxes (like Arena and Daggerfall) but it would be awesome if that was the case. My own searches have come up short.


To end this OP I'll list my favourite DOS games from the good ole days. Feel free to add your own!


CyClones
Duke Nukem 3D
Raptor: Call of the Shadows
Mortal Kombat 3
Wolfenstein 3D
Red Baron


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post May 26 2019, 12:54 PM
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Only ones I've played are:
The Elder Scrolls 1: Arena.
The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall.
Heretic.
Hexan.
Doom.
Wolfenstien 3D.
Blood.

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post May 26 2019, 01:23 PM
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That's a nice list, Reaper smile.gif


A couple honorable mentions:

Arena
Need 4 Speed
Doom
(Flying game I forgot the name of)


Edit: Just read on the Duke Nukem 3D fandom site about a secret level I haven't found on my own; Tier Drop! ohmy.gif ohmy.gif I have found all the others I think, most recent being Lunatic Fringe. I just HAVE TO look up Tier Drop tonight!!

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post May 26 2019, 03:10 PM
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Where's Commander Keen? Enough of these new 16-bit games.


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post May 26 2019, 04:59 PM
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Gog.com is my place to go to find old Dos games. They do all the work of configuring a dosbox session for you, and make it part of the game installer. So no work at all is required.

I spent so much time on the original Doom (back when it was shareware).
Diablo of course
My original copy of Mechwarrior 2 was for Dos. Same with X-Wing. But I eventually upgraded to Windows versions of both.
Heritic
Hexen
Steel Panthers
Dark Forces
Clive Barker's Undying
Blood
Links386
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post May 26 2019, 09:27 PM
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Boy do I have a lot of ancient long-neglected DOS games sitting on shelves in a closet! Prolly never play any of those again. I too tend to get those few DOS titles actually installed on my PC from GOG. The exception is of course Daggerfall, where I use DaggerInstall.exe...best way to acquire and install the game in my opinion, even considering Unity (which is finally approaching viable status). The measly few other DOS titles currently installed on my PC are:

1) Wizardry 7 - Crusaders of the Dark Savant. One of 'the' great first-person old-style party RPGs, again in my opinion.

2) King of Dragon Pass. A rather unique title. Alas, I find it requires windows fonts set to 'normal.' My tired old eyes require larger Windows fonts. Ergo, no KoDP for decrepit me.

3) Solitile. This remove-matching-tiles title has a special place in my PC gaming history. It was first acquired on a floppy disk housed with a computer magazine bought within in conjunction with my very first IBM compatible PC (or IBM clone as we often called them). Of its various layout options I like only one, 'the bridge,' but boy is that one layout addictive!!!!! Don't know how many thousand games I've placed over the decades. The copy on that old disk was shareware. Years later I upgraded to a Windows version, which looks and behaves identical to its DOS ancestor except for slightly improved graphics. Hmmm...I suppose I can't really count it as a DOS title any more. Not gonna delete all this writing...so it stays.

For good or ill, that's all folks.


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post May 27 2019, 03:30 PM
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QUOTE(ghastley @ May 26 2019, 04:10 PM) *

Where's Commander Keen? Enough of these new 16-bit games.

You gotta move on! Get with the times, grampa! biggrin.gif

QUOTE(SubRosa @ May 26 2019, 05:59 PM) *

Gog.com is my place to go to find old Dos games. They do all the work of configuring a dosbox session for you, and make it part of the game installer. So no work at all is required.

Unfortunately they want moneyz and I don't have or want PayPal, nor do I want to pay by credit card. I wanna play DOS games, let me pay with cash! tongue.gif


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post May 27 2019, 04:58 PM
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QUOTE(mirocu @ May 27 2019, 10:30 AM) *

QUOTE(ghastley @ May 26 2019, 04:10 PM) *

Where's Commander Keen? Enough of these new 16-bit games.

You gotta move on! Get with the times, grampa! biggrin.gif

QUOTE(SubRosa @ May 26 2019, 05:59 PM) *

Gog.com is my place to go to find old Dos games. They do all the work of configuring a dosbox session for you, and make it part of the game installer. So no work at all is required.

Unfortunately they want moneyz and I don't have or want PayPal, nor do I want to pay by credit card. I wanna play DOS games, let me pay with cash! tongue.gif

Use a pre-paid visa card. Totally untraceable to you.


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post May 28 2019, 01:33 AM
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There's a bunch that I've played, but I've forgotten a lot of the ones I played back when I was a little kid. There's probably some recent ones I've forgotten, too.

Some DOS games I've played:
The Elder Scrolls I: Arena
The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall
Wolfenstein 3D
Wolfenstein 3D: Spear of Destiny (but only very briefly, I should get around to that sometime)
Doom
Doom II
Final Doom (didn't finish it)
Quake
Quake II (or was that not DOS?)
Clive Barker's Undying (I don't remember that being DOS, but SubRosa has it listed so I'll put it too)
Shadow Warrior (but only for like 5 minutes)

That's all I can think of, at least of games that I know were DOS.


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post May 28 2019, 02:51 AM
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I think Undying is a Windows game after all. I just fired it up and I don't see a dosbox window.

Yes it is. It uses the Unreal 1 engine.


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post Jun 9 2019, 02:20 PM
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I got MK3 to work fine on the Windows 95 machine I just bought. Installed Red Baron too but it complains about memory, something that shouldn't be an issue here since the game worked fine on the 3.1 machine. Any suggestions?


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post Jun 15 2019, 04:30 PM
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Computer: Compaq Presario with Windows 95
Game: CyClones (DOS)

Status: Installation complete


Got this sucker to work too! The only thing I couldn't check to see if it's ok was the sound and music as I don't have a speaker system plugged in at the moment. But it should be fine. Now I just hope I can still use my old saves from 1995-ish, that would be snassy biggrin.gif


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