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Great Idea Making DOS Playable In Browser

 
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tienkhoanguyen
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 8:45 pm     Post subject: Great Idea Making DOS Playable In Browser Reply with quote

I notice that you can even play the DOS game right in your browser is I am not mistaken over at WWW.PLAYDOSGAMES.COM

If this is so - that is a miracle - how do you do it is just amazing
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:41 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, he (or someone, but I think it was him!) ported DOSBox to javascript to be able to play in browsers. Really amazing stuff he accomplished, I couldn't believe it the first time I saw it. Good on him!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:37 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Quadko wrote:
Yes, he (or someone, but I think it was him!) ported DOSBox to javascript to be able to play in browsers.

jDOSBox was made by James Bryant "Danoon". Here's the initial topic about his project he created at VOGONS back in 2011:
http://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?t=27467
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:09 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

@Quadko, I agree it is an amazing miracle. Every detail of my game seems to work right. Even the secret keys in my games haha

@Mr.Flibble: Thank you for the informative article.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:16 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Is he the admin/owner/etc. at PlayDosGames.com? I don't see anything one way or the other. Or maybe I'm thinking one of the other sites like RGB Classic Games. Doesn't matter, I'm glad it came together so well. They all deserve lots of praise. Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:07 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, I am not sure myself. However, I give Joris who is I think the head over there at WWW.PLAYDOSGAMES.COM the credit for implementing JAVA DOSBOX. It is the first I have ever seen it like that. I read only the first page of 11 and it says the coding is maybe 50 thousand lines long. Yikes!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:25 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

jDOSBox and PlayDOSGames.com aren't related in any way, PlayDOSGames.com just uses the opensource jDOSBox technology. All credits for jDOSBox go to James Bryant, as MrFlibble explained.

However, the online save functionality at PlayDOSGames.com was made by myself, and as far as I know we're the only website offering a service like that.

I think it's amazing you can play those games in a webbrowser as they used to need a full pc 15-20 years ago. It's a good example of how fast technology develops.

I hope all visitors enjoy gaming at PlayDOSGames.com Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:16 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool, and kudos for putting together the website and figuring out the save problem!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:04 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Quadko wrote:
Or maybe I'm thinking one of the other sites like RGB Classic Games.

DOSGuy of RGB Classic Games is mentioned at the jDOSBox page as a tester and contributor. I think he may have been the first to actually implement jDOSBox on a DOS gaming website but I'm not sure.

Joris wrote:
I think it's amazing you can play those games in a webbrowser as they used to need a full pc 15-20 years ago. It's a good example of how fast technology develops.

BTW, you might be interested to know that there is an ongoing project that is aimed at running DOSBox in a browser without the need to install Java on the host machine:
http://www.classicdosgames.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1303
http://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=38086
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