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x86 Emulator 'Power DOS' (Universal) $1.99 > Free

03-24-2015, 12:40 AM
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x86 Emulator 'Power DOS' (Universal) $1.99 > Free




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03-24-2015, 04:50 AM
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A stupid question, but what is the application used for???

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03-24-2015, 06:33 AM
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Not free here in North America....
03-24-2015, 07:33 AM
#4
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Originally Posted by Andre View Post
A stupid question, but what is the application used for???
To run old dos programs. Mostly games, but can also be used to install things like Windows 95. I have not tried Power Dos (I use iDos 2), but its a good emulator for dos based on what I've heard so I will likely get it. Just waiting to see if it does go free in the US...
03-24-2015, 08:41 AM
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Yes but what is the purpose of have it in a phone? Let's say that we have windows 3.11 or dos games, programs. How I will use/play these? Since we have a computer (PC / MAC etc) in the first place, we have also the opportunity to have windows / dos - programs. I believe this application is unnecessary and frustrating to use with the little touch keyboard.
03-24-2015, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Andre View Post
A stupid question, but what is the application used for???
To be fair if you have to ask that then i wouldnt bother getting this. Its the equivalent of someone in 15 years time saying 'why do i need an x-box emulator ??'. Dont mean that rude but this is more an app/emulator for older gamers i would say

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Originally Posted by nkarafo View Post
Yes but what is the purpose of have it in a phone? Let's say that we have windows 3.11 or dos games, programs. How I will use/play these? Since we have a computer (PC / MAC etc) in the first place, we have also the opportunity to have windows / dos - programs. I believe this application is unnecessary and frustrating to use with the little touch keyboard.
Totally strange reply ! Have you tried playing a game on this ? No ? So how do you find it frustrating if you havent tried.

On my phone i have a Gameboy emulator, i have a Sinclair Spectrum emulator, a Genesis emulator. Thanks to this app i can also play old PC games on my phone whenever i want, classics which i see on websites or which appear in magazines etc featuring old games.

I also have Windows and a PC, sadly i cant take these on the train/plane/my parents or when i'm away with work easily or dont have the need to as i have most of the games i want on my phone.

Many games work fine on iphones, emulation works very well for many games and so do the controls

Whats the purpose of this on a phone ? Well you could say whats the purpose of being able to play games on your iphone, surely you do that at home ?? This app is an emulator for people to copy over old DOS based PC games from th e 80's and early 90's. The original Command and Conquer/Dark Forces and others arent available on iOS but i can play them via this. And many more DOS classics.

Last edited by psj3809; 03-24-2015 at 08:48 AM.
03-24-2015, 09:18 AM
#7
Aw, I wish this was free in the US. Is it worth the 1.99? 'Might be something I'm interested in enough to buy it.

I'm still relatively new to iOS, having gotten an iPad mini for Christmas. So I haven't real encountered emulation software yet, like I have on my android devices. It would be nice to have a dos emulator.
03-24-2015, 12:04 PM
#8
It was free in the US a few hours ago because I picked it up; guess that changed quick.
03-24-2015, 01:24 PM
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I'm more amazed this is still on the appstore than anything else.
03-24-2015, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
Dont mean that rude but this is more an app/emulator for older gamers i would say
Anyone got Elder scrolls Arena or Daggerfall running on an iPhone yet? Not sure how'd you control it though.