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10-26-2010, 06:12 AM
#31
Joined: Dec 2008
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Awesome, hope this is still available when I get home!

Stupid question - but were the old Sierra games mostly DOS based?

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10-26-2010, 06:21 AM
#32
Joined: Dec 2008
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Originally Posted by Stirolak26 View Post
Also, if you didn't grow up using does, how do you actually start the games? I know on dosbox u just drag them.
It has a command-line interface - just like all DOSBOX ports. Also, you can edit the config file to auto-start titles on bootup if you prefer.

10-26-2010, 06:21 AM
#33
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,594
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Originally Posted by MicroByte View Post
Awesome, hope this is still available when I get home!

Stupid question - but were the old Sierra games mostly DOS based?
Up until approximately 1995, all of them. I've tested most of them under the WinMo version of DOSBOX ports; they all worked.
10-26-2010, 06:22 AM
#34
cd games
cd <gamename>
<gamename>

Assuming you have got your games in the games folder. To be fair, if you dont know DOS, why even bother to try and play DOS games.
10-26-2010, 06:35 AM
#35
Has anyone tried the rts game Anacreon?

http://trollitc.com/2009/03/anacreon...deo-game-ever/
10-26-2010, 06:36 AM
#36
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Originally Posted by halljames View Post
cd games
cd <gamename>
<gamename>

Assuming you have got your games in the games folder. To be fair, if you dont know DOS, why even bother to try and play DOS games.
Because old school games rock, screw the interface to get them started though.
10-26-2010, 06:37 AM
#37
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 3,518
Son of a Gun! Ultima 7! Jagged Alliance! 1942 Pacific Air War (Someone beats me to F14FD)! X-Com! Anything based on SCUMM! (Well, I am not surprised now if they port the SCUMMVM any time soon)

Digging out my old stuff...

Wait, gotta buy app first, before anything happens...

Dang! How could I miss the Falcon 3?! (You could guess my age now...)

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10-26-2010, 06:57 AM
#38
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 549
So did anyone get X-COM:TFTD running here? I'm at work or I would try myself. MOO 1 or 2??? MoM working is pretty sweet. Long shot, but anyone try Sword of Aragon yet?
10-26-2010, 07:00 AM
#39
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Originally Posted by currymutton View Post
Son of a Gun! Ultima 7! Jagged Alliance! 1942 Pacific Air War (Someone beats me to F14FD)! X-Com! Anything based on SCUMM! (Well, I am not surprised now if they port the SCUMMVM any time soon)
Very good point, if you can now have DOSBOX, why not SCUMMVM. That would be amazing. Full throttle on the iPad, dreamy
10-26-2010, 07:13 AM
#40
Quote:
Originally Posted by halljames View Post
cd games
cd <gamename>
<gamename>

Assuming you have got your games in the games folder. To be fair, if you dont know DOS, why even bother to try and play DOS games.
How do I put them in the games folder? I am using a Mac and iTunes and have my iPad connected but after I downloaded a game I tried to drag the entire folder to the games folder on ids and it wouldn't let me or highlight only individual files would drag and they would drag to the same directory or folder as the games folder but not inside it. I also couldn't transfer entire folders but only individual files like I mentioned.