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Old 04-01-2005, 06:04 PM   #1
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I don't know if this is already discussed somewhere else, but I'm trying to search the best dos emulator there is, but all those dos emulators are sooo slow. The only decent ones are bochs and dosbox, but I can't, for example, play 'blood' with my pc using dosbox or bochs. Does anyone have any other suggestions?
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Old 04-01-2005, 06:07 PM   #2
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Bootdisks?
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Old 04-01-2005, 06:08 PM   #3
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I don't know if this is already discussed somewhere else, but I'm trying to search the best dos emulator there is, but all those dos emulators are sooo slow. The only decent ones are bochs and dosbox, but I can't, for example, play 'blood' with my pc using dosbox or bochs. Does anyone have any other suggestions?
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Old 04-01-2005, 06:27 PM   #4
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Yeah, bootdisks... I want to play a game quickly, without first waiting an hour for windows to shutdown... :whistle:

Buying a new pc... I could better try reinstalling my 386...

Nobody has better emulators than bochs and dosbox??? :blink:
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oh god almighty! i think id better actually put together my ultimate guide to running blood on xp with vdmsound.
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All the help i could throw at you already been mentioned in this thread Koen. DOSBox is the best software I know about, VDMSound will allow you to play most DOS games in WinXP since the sound is usually the biggest problem... But it won't solve any speed problem which may arise, which DOSBox would solve.

If you can't run DOSBox decently, you should not run WinXP in the first place. This is only my personnal oppinion, but that's really what I think.

If you can you should try to get Win98 SE if you really can't get a faster computer. And I would recommend at least 1 gig mhz for DOSBox.
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All the help i could throw at you already been mentioned in this thread Koen. DOSBox is the best software I know about, VDMSound will allow you to play most DOS games in WinXP since the sound is usually the biggest problem... But it won't solve any speed problem which may arise, which DOSBox would solve.

If you can't run DOSBox decently, you should not run WinXP in the first place. This is only my personnal oppinion, but that's really what I think.

If you can you should try to get Win98 SE if you really can't get a faster computer. And I would recommend at least 1 gig mhz for DOSBox.
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my 'no warranty for explosions' guide to getting blood running right on xp

http://xoopx.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/blood.html


also for dosbox users, the dos32a to replace dos4gw is worthwhile for the speedup
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What exactly is that dos32a thing? While your link prove usefull, it is not very informative or explicative IMHO.
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it's a free open source replacement for dos4gw. it gives good results especially under dosbox with the dynamic core. (dos4gw sometimes crashes while dos32a seems to be much more stable and 20 % faster)
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