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Cool stuff you can do in iDos because you have it, and have no idea what to do now.

10-26-2010, 12:30 PM
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Cool stuff you can do in iDos because you have it, and have no idea what to do now.

Hi fellow TAers. I thought it would be nice to have a thread that allows savvy Dos people an opportunity to help out others who have the iDos program, but don't really know how to realize its potential. Please make the explanations as simple as possible (Dos for dummies), and PLEASE no links/discussions of illegal programs or sites that deal with pirated software. Thanks!

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Last edited by sizzlakalonji; 10-26-2010 at 12:38 PM.
10-26-2010, 12:33 PM
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You can check out the DOSBox forum, for starters.

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10-26-2010, 12:35 PM
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For basic functionality if you have no experience with DOS

The initial prompt:
C:\

if you type dir:

C:\dir

every folder in the directory will be returned.

to navigate to the folder you want first type cd\

C:\cd\GAMES

to navigate back to the previous directory

C:\GAMES\cd\

returns C:\

Last edited by mojoman0; 10-26-2010 at 12:42 PM.
10-26-2010, 12:37 PM
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You can check out the DOSBox forum, for starters.
That looks like a good site, but it may be too technical for some. I'm thinking pretty basic stuff.

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10-26-2010, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by sizzlakalonji View Post
That looks like a good site, but it may be too technical for some. I'm thinking pretty basic stuff.
DOS is rather cryptic by nature but it's not as overwhelming as it first appears. I was able to figure things out as a child, I'm sure you will soon have no trouble ordering DOS around either. Try starting here:


Youtube link | Pop Up

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10-26-2010, 12:51 PM
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So how do you...uhm...get games on here?

I have Tyrian on my PC which I downloaded a while back when I realized it might never make it back onto the app store, along with DOS Box, but I never actually got around to trying to make them work.

Which file extension should I be looking for when I go through the folder to add to iDOS via iTunes?

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10-26-2010, 01:04 PM
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Yeah and what exactly can one do with iDOS?

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10-26-2010, 01:05 PM
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Thank you very much for the information already shared in this thread and to those who will add their knowledge and findings in future posts. I do vaguely remember DOS, but I really don't want to have to go back to school to play some games.

My first question:

I have LOVED Telengard forever. I grabbed the remake and unzipped it this AM. **Answered it myself - deleted and unzipped again. Works now. Too bad you have to switch back & forth from the keyboard so much. I wish they would have thought of this problem in 1976 - ha!

Thanks again!

Last edited by BBagwell; 10-26-2010 at 01:24 PM.
10-26-2010, 01:22 PM
#9
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I have not tried it on the ipod yet but you would first have to navigate to the proper directory which it is located and then type the name of the .exe file and press return. Someone needs to explain how to get programs into the directory system
10-26-2010, 01:53 PM
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This app is no longer available.

Here's a link to the main iDOS thread, where there's a lot of info: http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=71071

Last edited by acrotran; 10-26-2010 at 02:59 PM.