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Abbadon
07-02-2003, 09:23 AM
Hi there,

I'm somewhat of a nostalgic gamer and I like to pull the classics out of the closet from time to time. This is why I run a dual boot system with both Win98 and WinXP (win98 for the older games that can't live without their good old Dos like Doom, Heretic, Tie Fighter,...)

Anyway, the questions is: is there a possibility to run these dos-needing games within an xp enviroment? Maybe in some kind of dos-simulator or something? I'd really like to get rid of the dual boot 'cause it eats op hdd-space and needs its own partition, not to mention the cr*p you have when doing a format.

Any suggestions much appreciated!

ErnieK
07-02-2003, 03:02 PM
Hi there Abbadon
Go to the following link and get all the info you require.

(and yes it is possible)

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=DOS+games+in+xp&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&btnG=Google+Search

saphalline
07-02-2003, 03:05 PM
Yes, WinXP has a built-in compatibility mode for running older apps. Don't know myself how well it works, but you can right-click any .exe file and go to Properties. Click on the Compatibility tab and there's all your options for running older apps! From 256-color mode to Win95 mode, it's all there. Whether or not it works is, I guess, for you to try, but the future is looking hopeful for your over-taxed hard drive! :p

Abbadon
07-07-2003, 10:04 AM
Thx all! Next time I have some time 2 spare for gaming I'll start trying these out.

Dangerous
07-30-2003, 07:28 AM
Abbadon,

The most common problem I come across when trying to run DOS games on XP is conventional memory issues, then when you do get the game to run, it runs waaaaay too fast!

I was going to write some excellent tips on how to solve these issues, but these links should tell you everything you'll ever need. Honestly!

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Linkcity:

http://www.the-underdogs.org/
AMAZING site which has thousands and thousands of old DOS games (abandonware!) available for download


http://www.the-underdogs.org/guidewin.php
Guide on DOS gaming in XP from the same site as above (VERY good) - Also has links to any emulation programs you may need (I use DOSbox and sometimes VDMSound)
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None of this should take you long to get going, so don't delay!

Games I am playing at the moment:
DOS - Master of Magic (Think Civ but fantasy)
DOS - Buck Rogers: Escape from Doomsday
DOS - Shattered Lands: Dark Sun
DOS - Mega-Lo-Mania
Oh, and GTA: Vice City :D

Take it easy!
Dave!!!!!