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NEW! DOSGames.com has been massively upgraded to v2.0 with TONS of new features!
Check out the new design and dozens of new features including online play!


DOSGames.com v2.0 released!

 
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emmzee
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:45 pm     Post subject: DOSGames.com v2.0 released! Reply with quote

Hey all, check out the new site! Happy Well, the forum will stay the same for awhile. But the rest of it has a new look, and lots of new functionality! This has been in the works for the last 9 months or so, on and off whenever I was able to find time. It represents many, many hours of work.

See the blog post about it here:
https://dosgames.com/blogpost/welcome-to-new-dosgames/

Bug reports can be posted here, and/or sent to me directly. Congratulatory
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MrFlibble
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:19 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonderful news!!! Love The new layout looks great!

I love it how you arranged the pages, and the idea to add preinstalled versions of games that come with installers for easier use with DOSBox is also neat!

I just tried out Blackthorne in the browser, it works pretty well Blissful

BTW, I notice that some of the preview screenshots come from MobyGames, and in the case of Blood for example the screenshot originally is from a GamesDomain review that some user had submitted to MobyGames as their own work (now removed from the MG database). Would you like to replace these with official screenshots?

MobyGames now has a promo art section that houses official material for any game they're available for, Here's an expansive selection of Blood screenshots for example.

As for the DOSBox implementation, do you think it would be possible to turn on aspect ratio correction without negatively affecting performance? That would make most VGA games look true to how they'd appear on a 4:3 display back in the day.

Anyway, great job! Hoping for further updates soon! Blissful
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:57 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey thank you for the helpful feedback! Happy

Some of the screenshots are very old, I don't remember where some of them came from. The majority I took myself but there are definitely some (like apparently Blood) that came from other sources. In the system I built each game can actually have multiple screenshots, none actually do yet however. It's on my list to review in the next few months.

Re aspect correction, I would need to do so on a case-by-case basis. Right now DOSBox is implemented basically the same way as playdosgames.com (thanks to Joris) so all that I have customized for each game is the cycles. (It's set to max except where it needed a custom number.) But I can always add a custom dosbox.conf file for specific cases.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:47 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

emmzee wrote:
Re aspect correction, I would need to do so on a case-by-case basis. Right now DOSBox is implemented basically the same way as playdosgames.com (thanks to Joris) so all that I have customized for each game is the cycles. (It's set to max except where it needed a custom number.) But I can always add a custom dosbox.conf file for specific cases.

Good to know, I'm not sure though if turning aspect correction on won't affect performance (shouldn't for lightweight games I suppose).
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486 player
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:24 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

1. Still not able to upload games. (I've some free-/shareware ones not foundable anymore or from certain abandonware site, or which require deep googlin'.) (Unless I can e-mail .ZIPs.)

2. DON'T update the forum! The newest version has an annoying non-optional bar that follows when scrollin'.

3. Would also like review postin'.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:39 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Heya, sorry for late reply.

1) I'm a bit hesitant to allow people to upload random files ... there are a bunch of free places to store stuff these days. If you or anyone has a file they want me to take a look at, point me to a link, or you can always email it to me as long as it's not too big (see email link below)

2) I'm going to see about upgrading without changing the style too much. I'm not really sure what the options are yet because I haven't fully investigated it.

3) You can post reviews now, well, you can post comments, which is kinda similar? Shifty
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:23 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

1. I'm workin' with MrFibble about 'em.
3. It's not. (Like John the Axe got his.)
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:01 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

486 player wrote:
1. I'm workin' with MrFibble about 'em.

To avoid potential confusion, I am only permitted to add stuff to the DOS Games Archive and am not in any way involved in dosgames.com's operations.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:19 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

HEY
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:40 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey umm Emmzee, it's time to update the forums. ^ that guy is why.
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