September 23, 2008

Old school gamin'

As good as computer games are today, I sometimes feel a twinge of nostalgia over games that I played long ago (the 1980s and 1990s). My current computer thumbs its electronic nose at these games, and will not allow me to play them. At least, it didn't allow me to play them. I give you DosBox, a DOS emulator which will play some/most/a lot of old DOS style games. You can find lots of games to download here.

Here's how you setup and install DosBox, including how to run your old games.

One thing that I'm not entirely clear on is whether or not I can install my old games via DosBox. I'll give it a try and report back to you. Feel free to try it yourself and let me know.

Yeah, that last part was a nudgenudge-winkwink sort of a hint.

Posted by: Physics Geek at 09:33 AM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 Yes you can install from DOS Box... I am a huge fan of this thingy myself. I've been able to play all my old games (Sierra, LucasArts, etc)... my fave is still Space Quest (I,II,III,IV,V and 6)

Posted by: KK at September 23, 2008 09:49 AM (mzTFh)

2 Excellent news. I'm a big fan of Roger Wilco,galactic janitor, myself. Also, I prefer the old DOS version of Hero's Quest I & II(renamed as Quest For Glory due to some copyright claims by Milton Bradley). I happen to still have those floppies lying around. I look forward to playing those games again for the first time.

Posted by: physics geek at September 23, 2008 10:50 AM (MT22W)

3 I'm stuck in Quest for Glory I, and I refuse to read the walkthroughs

Posted by: KKnocheinmal at September 23, 2008 05:47 PM (K94Ij)

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