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Best version of DOS for old dos games?

 
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cobra77
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2003 7:52 pm     Post subject: Best version of DOS for old dos games? Reply with quote

I just bought an old P133 machine and am going to set it up to play old DOS games.
Is DOS 6.22 the most compatible DOS version for old games or will an earlier version such as DOS 5 be the most compatible?
It's probably a dumb question but I figure I'd ask now and save myself problems later. Shit-Eating Grin
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2003 8:24 pm     Post subject: Hi.. Reply with quote

Try dos 7 mate!!! Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2003 1:03 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Or if you have less than 200 MB, try DOS 6.22 (DOS 7 is Windows Territory)
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2003 3:01 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I stick with 6.22. I alsu use QEMM 8 for memory management.

Even dos 5 will work, just dont bother with older versions.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2003 9:19 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

6.22 it is.
Thanks for the replies.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2003 6:33 pm     Post subject: DOS 6.22?? Reply with quote

You guys all talk about 6.22 like it's everywhere...

Where'n the heck do I get a copy? Micro$oft certainly doesn't offer it...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2003 7:05 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

binaries newsgroups or ebay for the real thing
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2003 9:37 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe this goes in general dosgames, not here. I'll move it there but im not 100% sure it doesnt go in "Get games to Work" either. DB, move it again if you fell its appropriate.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2003 9:34 pm     Post subject: DOS versions Reply with quote

FreeDOS is excellent with the majority of games. Check my "Don't pirate MS-DOS, get FreeDOS" topic.

As for the commercial DOSes, here goes:

MS-DOS and IBM/PC DOS versions 3.3 and higher should provide robust gaming performance with the majority of games (especially the old ones that require under 600 KB RAM). Versions 5.0 and above are super-excellent for 16-bit and 32-bit games since they provide better XMS support. If you have version 5 or better, you're ready for serious gaming. If you have version 3.3-4.01, stick with the old games. Versions under 3.3 are generally too ancient for 286+ machines and you might have problems.
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