Dear Abandonia visitors: We are a small team that runs one of the largest DOS Games websites in the world. We have only 3 members of staff, but serve 450,000 users and have outgoing costs like any other top site for example: our servers, power, rent, programs, and staff. Abandonia is something special. It is a library of old games for you to download. It is like an old gaming arcade with all the old games in their original format. Abandonia is a place where you can find great old games and have fun four hours and years. To protect our independence, we are dependent of our friends using the site. We run on donations averaging around 6 USD (5 Euro). If everyone reading this gave the price of a cup of coffee, our fundraiser would be made easier. If Abandonia is useful to you, take one minute to keep it online for another year. Please help us forget fundraising and get back to Abandonia.

When Abandonia was founded it was to collect and present all old games where the copyright protection had been abandoned, hence the term ’abandonware’ and the site name We are still doing our best to keep the site open and free and will appreciate your support to help it stay that way.

‐ Thank you from the Abandonia Team

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DosBox Introduction

Submitted by admin on 28. March 2008 - 12:45.

DOSBox is an emulator that emulates a complete X86 PC (video, sound, and other hardware) with installed DOS (operating system) on new PCs which are running Win2000/XP. Reason to emulate DOS is that old DOS games can not be played on newer systems , and even if you can play them, today's PCs are way to fast for these great oldies.

DOSBox is mostly used to run games, but you can run also some old applications too.

This tutorial will explain step by step how to prepare, install and set up DOSBox, how to set up games downloaded from Abandonia Web Site.

This tutorial is aimed at people with little or no experience with DOS and PC, but can be also used by advanced members to optimize their DOSBox setup.

To run DOSBox at sufficient speed, you need a processor with speed of at least 1 GHz (some games will run fine on slower processors too) and you have to have Win2000 or Win XP operating system. It is possible to run it under Win98, but if you running Win9x, you better use some programs to slow your computer down (if your computer is too fast), and just use DOS that is included in Win98 operating system.

Prepare a cup of coffee, feed the pets and let's start with tutorial.

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