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New project: the DOS Games Disc

Post by Joris » Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:06 am

Hey!

We launched our new project a couple of days ago: the DOS Games Disc. From our website:
www.dosgamesdisc.com wrote:The DOS Games Disc features 105 of the best known and most played games of the last decades of the 20th century. It uses the Game Starter and DOSBox to seamlessly integrate DOS Games in modern day Operation Systems. After installation, you can pick your favorite game from the list in the Game Starter and push the button to go back in gaming time.
See for more information www.dosgamesdisc.com.

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Post by abyss » Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:19 am

Those requirements are insane! I will probaly just run those late dos games with 6000 cycles and 10 frameskip and games like duke 3d with max graphics settings and tomb raider with lowest graphics settings run perfectly on the 500 mhz computer with those settings.
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Post by Larry Laffer » Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:19 am

Wow, that's neat... too bad the disc contains a lot of demo games :P

Really nice, selling demo games(even bundled up, and with an included click-n-play interface) :rolleyes:


Abyss: the disc is made to be played on nowadays medium/high-end computers, those that can't actually play them due to their high specs!

If you have a 500 MHz machine, you really don't need this disc(well, that is, if you have all those games)
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Post by abyss » Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:26 am

I could probaly install them all on dosgames.com but i don't meet the requirements for the disc which would have been cool having. 1GHZ! Too bad. I might as well download the games on dosgames.com instead. It's a little tiring installing them one by one but oh well.
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Post by Larry Laffer » Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:32 am

Dude! Most(if not all) of the games are available at dosgamesonline.com! And, 1GHz is actually the minimum requirement for DOSBox for most games to run smoothly(most, and that excludes protected mode demanding games) :P
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Post by Joris » Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:39 am

The minimum requirements are lower than written on the website. The problem is we haven't tested it for a while on a system with lower specs than you can see on the system requirements page, so we don't know sure if it will run and we can't offer good support for that.

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Post by dosraider » Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:03 am

That's a good idea, such a play disk.
Pretty swell done interface also.
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Post by Joris » Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:10 am

We are currently working on a way to play dosgames in your browser ;)

So in a while, you don't have to download them anymore and this forum will be useless. And in ten year, the world will be dominated by me. Haha, don't worry, just kiddin'.

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Post by Larry Laffer » Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:22 am

Guys, I think we really should start looking for a good hitman! :shifty:
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Post by Ro@m » Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:02 am

Good games on the disc.
One of them is Alone in the Dark,damn i shitted my pants while playing that one...
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Post by greencosmos » Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:04 am

Ro@m wrote:Good games on the disc.
One of them is Alone in the Dark,damn i shitted my pants while playing that one...
I really wonder how some of you, (when you were younger) could have been afraid of violent games like Doom, as many of today's 10 years old kids don't fear it and many other, old 'scary' games at all. Like me, for example. (I'm pretty near a 10 years old.)

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Post by Larry Laffer » Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:14 am

Well, you must consider the time line! Back in the day games like that were scary(not that those, well, maybe 'xept for Elvira[2]), and to be honest, there wasn't enough scary material to roughen us up! :P

So yeah, people(grown men, women, kids, pets) could get scared by some little, pixelated-fire-shooting imp!


Nowadays, with the current ZOMG-I-can-see-the-hairs-in-that-guy-'-s-nostril advanced graphics, DOS ain't scary anymore!


Think of it this way, DOOM was back then what F.E.A.R is today! :P

*goes back to playing F.E.A.R.*
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Post by dosraider » Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:24 am

F.E.A.R. ? Scary ?

*Laughs, points @ Larry
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Post by Larry Laffer » Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:25 am

From a 10 year old's point of view dosraider! That's what we were talking about! :P
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Post by Dogbreath » Mon Jul 30, 2007 12:55 pm

abyss wrote:I could probaly install them all on dosgames.com but i don't meet the requirements for the disc which would have been cool having. 1GHZ! Too bad. I might as well download the games on dosgames.com instead. It's a little tiring installing them one by one but oh well.
Er, my old "dosgaming" computer is 1.2 GHz, 256 MB RAM. And I built it in 1999. Out of 2nd hand parts, too. =/ (though I have upgraded some, 1.8 GHz after a processor I installed in in 2004) You could probably find a faster computer in Romania.

This computer is 4 years old and 2.8 GHz. I don't really think you'll find many computers built within the last 10 years and decently upgraded that'd have trouble running that disk. What kind of system are you running anyway?

Joris: I might buy it later in the week (I get paid Thursday). I'm not entirely sure if the "DOS Games Disk" is strictly legal, though. Did you get permission from all the authors/companies to sell their games? They usually allow you to do so for free, but it's still a good idea to check.

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Post by Larry Laffer » Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:08 pm

Well, according to their disclaimer, they're selling the "Game Starter", the game packed with it are free! :rolleyes:
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Post by Dogbreath » Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:15 pm

The Game Starter has inspired me, actually. I think I might make some simple .txt files that contains the name, filename, recomended cycles and any special commands for each game on dosgames.com, then make a graphical DOSbox frontend that searches for any ".dbx" (or whatever) files in a game's directory, and then automatically applies that and launches the game. The frontend would be pretty easy to do, the tedious part would be collecting all that information for each game on dosgames.com.

It'd pretty much make the site n00b-proof though.

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Post by Ro@m » Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:56 pm

greencosmos wrote:
Ro@m wrote:Good games on the disc.
One of them is Alone in the Dark,damn i shitted my pants while playing that one...
I really wonder how some of you, (when you were younger) could have been afraid of violent games like Doom, as many of today's 10 years old kids don't fear it and many other, old 'scary' games at all. Like me, for example. (I'm pretty near a 10 years old.)
I never said Doom was scary,anways,the graphic is scary in AITD and the monsters.
LOL,i could shit my pants now...
From the bad graphics and sound. :laugh:
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Post by wardrich » Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:51 pm

greencosmos wrote:
Ro@m wrote:Good games on the disc.
One of them is Alone in the Dark,damn i shitted my pants while playing that one...
I really wonder how some of you, (when you were younger) could have been afraid of violent games like Doom, as many of today's 10 years old kids don't fear it and many other, old 'scary' games at all. Like me, for example. (I'm pretty near a 10 years old.)
Simple, we have what's called an "imagination". Kids these days seem to lack it, which is why games suck. They waste all their time trying to make things look good, and forget about the storyline.

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Post by Ro@m » Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:29 am

I second wardrich. :thumbsup:
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