Old Dos Programs

From: Jim Leonard <trixter_at_oldskool.org>
Date: Sun Dec 5 17:05:42 2004

Ethan Dicks wrote:

> Some stuff might go, perhaps... it has to be somewhat simplistic, of
> course. Infocom's DOS stuff relied on NANSI.SYS, IIRC, as opposed to

Since Infocom's DOS stuff was released half a decade before NANSI existed, this
is false. Regular ANSI.SYS was used if you wanted color; otherwise it was just

> I've had good experiences with 'dosbox' - I was playing 'XCOM' a few
> months ago on a Linux system. The DOS version of the game played fine
> with a couple of quirks, but nothing that kept me from playing it.

DOSBOX has come a long, long way and is fantastic for playing the majority of
older DOS games. Video and sound are nearly fully emulated.
(dosbox.sourceforge.net for those who don't know what the link is)
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Received on Sun Dec 05 2004 - 17:05:42 GMT

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