Old Dos Programs

From: der Mouse <mouse_at_Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: Tue Nov 30 22:17:06 2004

>> Well, I don't know about Empire or nethack, but I know NetBSD comes
>> with a character-mode tetris which quite likely would require
>> minimal work to adapt to DOS use.

>> Or are you specifically looking for "classic" software here?

> Actually, you may have to go through some gyrations to get a
> unix/linux console application to compile under DOS.

May. I suspect this would be one of the easier cases, but that's
admittedly coming from someone who hasn't tried it.

Even if it isn't, tetris is not a difficult game to write. I believe I
could even do it in x86 assembly; given timer and keyboard input hooks
(interrupts handlers, they'd have to be, under DOS), there isn't really
anything difficult.

> I am trying to re-create the DOS environment of my youth. :^)

Ah yes, trying to recapture halcyon days gone by....

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