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Offline gregorylock

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« on: April 10, 2020, 05:01:31 PM »
I've been experimenting with DosBox.  So far I got Windows 3.11 and Tetris working it.  Then I got the old Tank game Scorched Earth working too.  But I need to watch some DosBox tutorial videos so that I start to expand my knowledge.

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Re: DosBox
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2020, 12:40:19 PM »
<sigh> Oh the good old DOS days... I remember using GEM before I dug my hands into Windows... And of course, there were a bunch of good old games for dos too, I imagine most people are using dosbox for legacy gaming but it could also come in handy to run old dos based spreadsheet programs. Have fun with it.
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Re: DosBox
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2020, 10:23:31 AM »
<sigh> Oh the good old DOS days... I remember using GEM before I dug my hands into Windows... And of course, there were a bunch of good old games for dos too, I imagine most people are using dosbox for legacy gaming but it could also come in handy to run old dos based spreadsheet programs. Have fun with it.

Today I played Scorch with my 70 year old Dad.  It was probably back in the mid 1990's when we played it last.  I forgot how quickly He beats me.  He has not lost his touch!  I'm not sure if I should smile or cry.  ???

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Re: DosBox
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2020, 11:17:10 AM »
@Spatry

I had to take time to read that GEM wiki.  It looks familiar.  My first computer had DR DOS 6.0 on it.  I remember finding a graphic shell that looked a lot like GEM.  At the time I wasn't impressed because I was learning Windows 3.1, and didn't see any good use for it.

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https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=Xscorch&searchon=names&suite=all&section=all&sourceid=mozilla-search

I tried installing xscorch on Xubuntu 18.04.  I used the repos and  when I tried to run it.  It crashed instantly!  I found a deb package for Ubuntu 19.04 and tried installing it.  The game appeared to be working.  But I have no idea how to make it full screen etc.  The new menus are a lot more involved then they were on the old DOS version.

Yesterday I downloaded a bunch of free Dos Games from dosgamesarchive.com I never heard of any of these.  I've been using virustotal.com to check them for viruses.