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JPC To Play Free DOS Games Online

 
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junk104
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:50 am     Post subject: JPC To Play Free DOS Games Online Reply with quote

Load up a hard drive with a catagory of games and allow users to browse to and play games via freeDOS on JPC -
http://www-jpc.physics.ox.ac.uk/home_home.html

Instead of being able to just DOWNLOAD over 500 free dos games, how about being able to play over 500 dos games online?

I'd play em!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:17 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

One of our sites, dosgames.cc, allows this to a limited extent.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:19 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the idea, although there are some problems with it ... I tried the Keen game and it ran super-fast on my computer, it was basically unplayable. Also it looked like about a 5meg total download was required play it, whereas the Keen zip file is only 238k. So for people in countries with slow internet access, the download/DOSBox method would be preferable, especially since every time you wanted to play you'd have to re-download that 5megs.

But I can certainly see the usefulness of this sort of system, and hope it will continue to improve in the future. Is it possible for players to save their games?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:41 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I also prefer to download the game whenever possible. It's tough enough to wait each time for a Flash game to load or a Youtube video to stream with a connection speed like mine Tbbbbbth!
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