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2014-06-23 18:10 »

DosBox is emulator

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DOSBox

DOSBox is emulator software that emulates (loosely: "simulates") an IBM PC compatible computer running the older operating system, MS-DOS. Many IBM PC compatible graphics and sound cards are also emulated.


DOSBox provides a high level emulation of the DOS and BIOS interrupts, and contains its own internal DOS-like shell. This means that it can be used without owning a license to any real DOS operating system. Most commands that are typically used in installer batch files are supported, but many of the more advanced commands of later MS-DOS versions (e.g. post-Windows 98 DOS shells) are not. In addition to its internal shell, it also supports running image files of games and software originally intended to start without any operating system. The DOS emulation enables DOSBox to mount folders of the host OS as virtual drives.


It can also boot disk images with real DOS environments (MS-DOS, PC DOS, DR-DOS, FreeDOS, etc.) as well as other operating systems, including CP/M-86, Windows 3.1, and Windows 95.


DOSBox generally provides no hardware-level emulation. This means that the direct use of copy-protected physical media or of floppy disks in non-standard formats is generally not possible from DOSBox.

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2014-06-23 21:52 »

I see! Thank you. ...hm... so "FreeDOS" is an actual free operating system and not an emulator?

But if I understood you correctly, both of these are fully legal to use? :think:

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2014-06-23 22:19 »

Both DOSBox and FreeDOS are free and legal to use. I can play them on XP, but have to ALT+TAB then kill them from the taskbar.

RFMaster is right, DOSbox would be an excellent choice!

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2014-06-23 22:21 »

Just so everyone know I asked Mr. Withers permission to share:

Bob Withers via p****.com

8:44 AM

Steven,

Oh, of course, please feel free to share.

Thanks and regards,
Bob

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2014-06-28 14:43 »

Here's a quick-start guide to playing these on DOSbox:

Download and install DOSBox

Created a directory/folder called DOS, I'd recommend not making the path too complicated. XP is installed on Drive F on my PC. I created the DOS folder F:DOS.

Extract the zips to that folder, I suggest putting them in simply named folders:

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Start DOSbox and mount the folder as Drive C, change directory into the game you wish to play and start the game:

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You'll be asked to select the type of monitor you have, just choose number 1 and enjoy:

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2014-06-29 16:47 »

Better than pr0n!!! :mrgreen:

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2018-11-18 05:02 »

http://www.techtalk.cc/viewtopic.php?p=6500#p6500

Added videos there. Really an attempt to keep the post together in the forum, but we won't mention that, m'kay? :lol:

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