Introduction: Playing Old Games on New Pc

I grow up playing DOS games but when windows removed DOS they are no longer supported, but thanks to DOSBOX, a free X86 emulator we can still play these without any trouble so in this instructable i am going to show you how to do it.

DOSBOX is not only used to play games but also to do everything that an DOS system was able to do such as X86 programming try that also if you are into it.

Step 1: Things Needed

Since we are using an X86 emulator to run our old x86 games first thing needed is the emulator.

DOSBOX is a widely used X86 emulator and its free to download from there site

Visit http://www.dosbox.com/download.php?main=1 and download the needed version they have a version for Windows, Linux, OS/2, BeOS, and Mac OS X here i am using the windows one.

Now to play the game we need the game itself, official DOSBOX site has a list of supported games ( They do not host any ) visit http://www.dosbox.com/comp_list.php?letter=a

http://www.classicdosgames.com has almost all these games and google for them

If you are lucky you may find some in your attic.

Step 2: Installing & Setting Things Up

DOSBOX can be installed like a regular software without any trouble.

Once it is installed open DOSBox 0.74 (nonconsole) this one opens the needed window. Other link opens an extra window which shows status.

Now to setup the directory

type mount c c:\dos

mount is the command used to mount a directory to a letter here c:\dos (where the game files are stored if u have a different location type that) is mounted to letter c

type c:

now we are in our directory, by typing dir we can see all its contents, from this type name of the file (.exe / .bat) this would either install the game in that virtual directory or opens the game (depends on downloaded files)

And that's it you are done enjoy .

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MarKilmer made it! (author)2016-03-16

This, while helpful for some, was more interesting 10+ years ago when I recall emulators being popular.

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Reshmon made it! (author)Reshmon2016-03-18

still need them to play these games

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