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Old 04-29-03, 09:34 PM
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DOS Gamers, want to play your old games?

found there's a dos emulator that emulates a 286 to let you play old dos games at their normal speed
I'm planing on using it to play Starflight 1 and 2
http://dosbox.cjb.net/


edit: if a mod comes by, could you please put the correct "your" in the title, I had a brainfart. Thanks

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Old 04-30-03, 12:16 AM
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you are my hero. I have been looking for a 286 emulator to run some old pascal animations I wrote in highschool. They are minutes long and on today's computer's they run in a fraction of a second. I'll give this a try.
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Old 04-30-03, 01:24 AM
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I haven't installed it yet but it looks promising. I'm pumped to try it with starflight 2 as I never got very far into it before upgrading my processor
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Old 04-30-03, 02:38 AM
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Sweet! X-Com, here I come!
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Sweet! X-Com, here I come!
Hoho... I'm playing it right now!
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Mmm.. X-Com..
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Cool! I was on the Underdog site last night and it has some great stuff I wanted to try out, I'm gonna try this when I get home tonight!
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cool, I wonder if it works with Lexi-Cross. Great game
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ok, I'm a dork....how do you work this program? I am stumped.
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Old 04-30-03, 03:03 PM
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the site has a list of tested games, as for how to get it to work, I'll post that after I get around to playing with it
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Old 04-30-03, 03:14 PM
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Sweet! X-Com, here I come!

Ditto, but I'm playing on XP with 90% slowdown and all the speeds set to 1.
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Old 04-30-03, 04:29 PM
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it doesn't appear Lexi-Cross is listed, I hope I can play it, I love that game.

Yeah any help on showing me how to work it would be great
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Old 04-30-03, 05:42 PM
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Damn, Sam and Max cd-rom not supported
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Old 04-30-03, 06:51 PM
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I got my old p233mmx machine back from my mom when she moved onto her boat, so I think I'll end up using that to play some of my older games.

But I bet even that machine will be too fast for some of those games. I'll have to give this a try.
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Old 04-30-03, 09:33 PM
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did anyone get Crusader: No R to work?
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Old 04-30-03, 10:31 PM
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well, I only ran it long enough to make sure Starflight 2 would load but this is how I did it, on a P3 500 running win98se
I installed dosbox to D:\dosbox installed starflight 2 (not downloaded, I actually found the box with disk and map) to d:\sf2
opened a dos prompt and typed
d:
cd dosbox
dosbox d:\sf2
this opened dosbox and made d:\sf2 the C: for the emulator
then I simply typed the name of the bat file to start starflight
didn't have to do any special configuring
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Damn, Sam and Max cd-rom not supported
Have you tried the Scumm Emulator? That's supposed to let you run old LucasArts adventure games in windows.
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Old 04-30-03, 11:10 PM
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http://www.ece.mcgill.ca/~vromas/vdmsound/

I use this guy to play old DOS games.
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