Dos disks anyone ?

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  1. Kaptain Reefer

    Kaptain Reefer Well-Known Member

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    have recently resurected an old 100mhz pentium to use as a dos machine to play some old dos games..problem is i dont have a working copy of dos..does anyone know where i can get a copy of dos or suggest an alternative ?
     
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    Not sure about locations for Dos but if you want to run the games on current PC's then Dosbox is a great emulator to use.

    DOSBox, an x86 emulator with DOS

    Works very well, some games you have to play around with the speed a little to get them to play at the original speed but for most you can just start them up and go for it. I have a large collection of old dos games that i still play all the time.
     
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    Threw out all my old dos disks last weekend. Sorry.
     
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    yes just downloaded it and set it up..works a treat..thanks
     
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    http://www.wupload.com/file/635602466/BD.rar
    
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    I was going to say...I think I still have my DOS 6.22 3.5" discs around here somewhere. I could zip them up and e-mail them.

    But, Tonschuh there has the hook-up.
     
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    ... I have even still old Windows Disk-Versions as backup on my HDD ...

    ... you never know if you will need them again ... :D
     
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    If you have a microsoft MSDN (or access to it) you can still download DOS disks as well.
     
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    ... that's good to know ... :)
     
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    Win 95 retail/b/c was essentially dos 7 with a pretty GUI and could run pure dos games with config.sys and autoexec.bat setup to boot to a dos prompt rather than windows. Very occasionally a dos game wouldn't run properly under dos 7, they can be set to run under a prior dos version mode.

    All that's needed is CD and mouse dos drivers.

    Don't ask me any more about this, it's been way too long since I did any dos boot tweaking. About the only thing I remember is my best base memory results (622k xms and 605k ems).
     
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    I've got Dos 6.2.2 disks, which I feel is the best DOS version ever! :)
     
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    Another great alternative is to buy old games from GOG.com. for about $5ea they'll come in patched format, with a working dosbox config set up for you. All you have to do is click the exe. Or if you're like me, play with the config file a little bit, after saving a working backup. Helps the creators still, and there are a few older game i could never get the sound working for by myself :)
     

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