Go Back   Forums > Abandonia.com > Troubleshooting
Memberlist Forum Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Search Forums:
Click here to use Advanced Search

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 30-06-2008, 04:40 PM   #1
Japo
Autonomous human
 
Japo's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Valladolid, Spain
Posts: 3,988
Thumbs up wtf IS dos bOX AND DOES IT WORK ON wIN xp??? (DA MOVIE)

The first thing you must know to play a game is which platform (Windows, NES, Amiga, arcade...) it belongs to. Here you'll find (for the moment) help to run old PC games, that is games for DOS or old Windows versions; in order to play games for other platforms you need programs called emulators, specific for each platform. The guidance as to how the emulators are used can be probably found wherever you got the games from.

Once you know which platform the game belongs to, select the appropriate tutorial:
  • How to install the games. Read this if you downloaded a game and it complains that it needs to be installed or asks for a disk. Old PC games you can download are usually zipped, and the only needed installation procedure is unzipping them (unlike "roms" for other platforms that don't even need to be unzipped). Likely you already know how to do this--then choose another tutorial--, but this tutorial is for whoever doesn't know and can't play the games even though everything else is done right.

  • DOSBox. The ultimate program to run MS-DOS programs in Windows, Mac, Linux...

    • BASIC TUTORIAL. This tutorial saves you any technical details and teaches how to use DOSBox in the simplest way possible, with only a mouse gesture. It's recommended to start here to play DOS games.

    • CD tutorial. How to run games which require CD-ROM in the simplest way.

    • Advanced tutorial. Only for the brave; better than any frontend.

    • DOSBox configuration options. Only if you already know what you're doing or you've read the advanced tutorial.

  • Games for older Windows versions. Many games for older Windows versions work fine in recent ones. But if that's not the case and there's trouble, there are a number of possible solutions.

    See also: Virtual PC tutorial.

Last edited by Japo; 03-10-2014 at 08:46 PM.
Japo is offline                         Send a private message to Japo
Reply With Quote
Old 30-06-2008, 05:05 PM   #2
The Fifth Horseman
FUTURE SCIENCE BASTARD
 
The Fifth Horseman's Avatar


 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Opole, Poland
Posts: 14,220
Default


Now that just made my day.
Topic stuck.
__________________

"God. Can't you people see I'm trying to commit a crime against science and nature here?"
-- Reed Richards
The Fifth Horseman is offline                         Send a private message to The Fifth Horseman
Reply With Quote
Old 30-06-2008, 05:11 PM   #3
_r.u.s.s.
I'm not Russ
but an ex-alektorophobic
 
_r.u.s.s.'s Avatar


 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Nitra, Slovakia
Posts: 6,531
Default

very nice tutorials
__________________
_r.u.s.s. is offline                         Send a private message to _r.u.s.s.
Reply With Quote
Old 30-06-2008, 08:32 PM   #4
dosraider
Dismembered.
 
dosraider's Avatar

 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Dixmuide, Belgium
Posts: 2,767
Default

Nice one, easy to read, good for absolute beginners and also for those who wants to learn a bit more of that dosbox thing.

Don't you want to add a Vista advise?
-(More and more peeps are on Vista afterall)-.
It's pretty simple in fact, they must replace the paths by
c:\users\your_name\
Or if they have a partitioned HD use the D:\ ...E:\ whatever and it will work fine.
Same for installing dosbox, works easiest being in the own folders or a non-system partition.(captures whatevers...).
__________________

Not a member of The Victorious People's Shoutbox Liberation Army.
Not a member of the GAG Guerrilla. Don't get A Grip!
FOR RENT
*Advertising space*
dosraider is offline                         Send a private message to dosraider
Reply With Quote
Old 01-07-2008, 01:55 AM   #5
Juanca
Eternal Player
 
Juanca's Avatar


 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Phoenix, United States
Posts: 238
Default

Very nice and easy tutorial in spanish. congrats!
__________________
Abandonia is the best!!!:thumbs:
"There work was play
And play the only work"
Sri Aurobindo
Juanca is offline                         Send a private message to Juanca
Reply With Quote
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best Movie You Have Seen skittles04 Blah, blah, blah... 44 06-08-2012 08:49 AM
The Simpson Movie TheChosen Blah, blah, blah... 16 09-04-2007 04:33 PM
Pac Man: The Movie Iron_Scarecrow Blah, blah, blah... 11 12-05-2006 06:29 AM
Name This Movie's Movie Line! Mr.Snuggles Forum Games 7 30-09-2005 10:24 PM
Favorite movie? Puffin Blah, blah, blah... 142 06-09-2004 06:33 AM

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump
 


The current time is 02:32 PM (GMT)

 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.