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DOS or Disk Operating System could refer to any number of incompatible operating systems, including but not limited to: MS-DOS, PC-DOS, DR-DOS, FreeDOS, PTS-DOS, ROM-DOS, Novell DOS & OpenDOS on IBM-PC compatibles; additionally with AmigaDOS, AMSDOS, ANDOS, Apple DOS, Atari DOS, Commodore DOS, CSI-DOS, ProDOS, and TRS-DOS running on non-x86 hardware. If at all possible, please be clear if it was an IBM-PC compatible or other computer running DOS.

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In the Wing Commander game series, was there a technical reason to use a dark blue background for space?

I've always wondered why the VGA DOS version of many Wing Commander games uses a dark blue background for space, even though in real life it is pitch black. A palette limitation was my first thought, ...
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Looking for official download link of Windows version of DOS game "Crime Fighter"

I am looking for the official download page for the game crime fighter. It was a top down action strategy type of game This game was shareware initially but made freeware later on. Sometime ago (a ...
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Best way to display old, low resolution PC games on modern monitors? [duplicate]

For clarification, I'm not asking about getting the games to simply work on modern hardware/software. A lot of old DOS games had low max resolutions. Many (like Jagged Alliance: Deadly Games) maxed ...
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Was SSI's isometric RPG "M" ever released?

Saw this waaaay back in the day in a FASA/SSI ad booklet that came in my Mechwarrior 2 box: Transcription: What is M? THE MOST VISUALLY STUNNING, TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED, INTRICATE AND COMPELLING ...
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How do I switch modes on DOSBox?

So, Im trying to run this Spongebob game on DOSBox, Spongebob Squarepants Obstacle Odyssey to be exact. I try to run the .EXE file, and it give me the statement that DOSBox cannot run the program in ...
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Dead pool fatality doesn't work in Mortal Kombat 2

I am running good old Mortal Kombat 2 under DosBox :) I have trouble executing the Dead Pool fatality: hold LK+LP then uppercut (D+HP) The fatality doesn't execute. When I try the sequence ...
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How to play the demo stage in the original Prince of Persia (1989) for DOS?

In the intro to the original 1989 Prince of Persia for DOS, there is a demo stage of the game, which is played in a loop together with the intro itself. I believe this is a screenshot from that level....
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How do I open this secret door in the first level?

This is an older DOS game I use to play as a kid. I've purchased the Apogee Throwback pack on Steam which included this game. In the very beginning of the first level, there is a secret wall behind ...
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Why is there a green bomber in Dyna Blaster multiplayer?

In Dyna Blaster, there is a multiplayer mode. Regardless of how many players are playing, the leaderboard on the top of the screen shows scores for 5 players. However, in the match setup screen, you ...
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How does Gyro Gearloose's security system work?

In the DOS version of DuckTales: The Quest for Gold, there is a security system, where you must prove, that you are not a Beagle Boy. Unfortunately, I can't solve this. I'm not good in English, so ...
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How can I open or play Aladdin's soundtrack (JAM audio format)?

I have the DOS version of Disney and Virgin Interactive Entertainment's game Aladdin. The game soundtrack seems to be stored as .JAM files according to this page (see the type 3 description) but no ...
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Sound works but no music?

I want to run Master of Magic with dosbox and i think i am missing something obvious regarding the sound/music settings. I do have in game sound but without any music. Strangely i have chosen the same ...
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The jump at lvl 2 of Prince of Persia classic

I'm at level 2, and I can't do that jump which takes me to the last screen of the level (it's before getting to the door which takes me to the next level). Every time I jump to the other side back, ...
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No sound while running Chasm: The Rift on DOSBox

I recently retrieved my copy of Chasm: The Rift from my really old Windows 95 laptop, and I'm trying to run it on Windows XP via DOSBox. However, there is no sound, even though the game is supposed to ...
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How can I play Police Quest I on Windows 7?

How can I get Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel to run on a Windows 7 64-bit machine? I used to have this game when I was a kid and want to give it another go.
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How can I connect a 5 1/4" floppy drive to my modern PC? [closed]

I have a small collection of 5 1/4" floppy disks (early Sierra games) that I am trying to read. How can I connect a drive that accepts these disks to my PC. This has been moved over to Super User
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First DOS videogame ever?

I wanna know the first videogame ever released for DOS (any version of it). When I was a kid I was a heavy user of DOS, and I remember playing lots of very old games which were developed way before I ...
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Should I use a VM or a DOS emulator/layer to play old games on modern platforms?

What is the "common wisdom" if I want to play my old DOS games on a modern System (say, Windows 7 64 bit)? Should I use some form of emulation layer to get the games running under a modern Windows or ...
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Ancient art of war Flash game? [closed]

I used to play this game years ago on a DOS machine. I was just wondering if anyone had come across it as a flash game...
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How can I play Avoid the Noid on Windows 7?

I have some pretty fond memories of a game called Avoid The Noid. It was some promotional thing from Dominos pizza and was actually a lot of fun. After I dug up my original disk and pulled the files ...
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