Thread: Did everyone forget DOS games?

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    • 10 years 1 month ago
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    I'm sure everyone who is at least in the 21-30 age group has played at least one or more DOS games in their lives. But I never hear anyone mention those games on these boards, it's always either the NES or the Mega Drive/Genesis. In fact I don't think anyone cared about these games until Doom was released. There are a few sites dedicated to the old-school DOS games and their forums have plenty of people from around the world you can chat with, but outside of those, DOS games are pretty much rarely spoken.

    So that's my take on DOS games, I grew up with them and I even put a few obscure games highly over a few SNES/Genesis games that were quite popular. The problem with the consoles was they could only hold so much data and information, so it was likely you weren't gonna see killer graphics like you did on the PC/Mac.
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      I remember them...The game I loved to play was Duke Nukem.

      Check it out here: http://www.3drealms.com/duke1/index.html
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        Dos games. Is that another word for first person shoters? What does that stand for please?
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          That was a good game, well before Duke Nukem 3d (a great 1st person shooter). Although there was the Commander Keen series which I highly thought of as the "Mario platformer for the PC" (although he had his own game on the system). I highly recommend getting Dune II and the Lands of Lore as well.

          Although many people know this by now, if you want to play your old DOS games, look no further than getting DOSBox. It's a program that allows you to play on a Windows XP and Vista. It's free and most of the DOS games run in good condition (that includes all of the EMS Memory, sounds, music, and performance). Pretty good if you want to go old-school and you miss the games of the past.

          Here are two sites I recommend:

          www.abandonia.com
          www.dosgames.com

          Abandonia has a guide to help set up DOSBox, and the website includes games that are rated on a scale of 1 to 5. Their forums are quite active and you should go there if your interesting in playing DOS games.

          And DOS stands for "Disk Operating System."
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            And DOS is an operating system :p
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              Jill of the Jungle?
              I must enter a signature.
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                I remember playing the damn out of Monkey Island.
                Does that count?
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                  Quote by HarryReems
                  I remember playing the damn out of Monkey Island.
                  Does that count?


                  Yes, if your talking about the Secret of Monkey Island.

                  That game kicked ass. I still have it for DOSBox.
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                    Jill of the Jungle?


                    why not jack of the jungle?

                    or perhaps george?
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                      Commander Keen, Oregon Trail and Doom ftw!
                      Bossa-nova! Umm...Chevy Nova?
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                        Quote by Saradomin
                        Yes, if your talking about the Secret of Monkey Island.

                        That game kicked ass. I still have it for DOSBox.


                        Yeah, that and the second one(LeChuck's Revenge) go up there in my top ten games of all time list.
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                          I used to play lots of DOS games back in the early 90's - Wolfenstien 3D, Commander Keen, Oregon Trail, Raptor, Hugo, Space Quest, King's Quest, Duke Nukem, etc. I still have all these games on floppy disks and play them on DOSbox from time to time.
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                            Quote by retromaniac
                            I used to play lots of DOS games back in the early 90's - Wolfenstien 3D, Commander Keen, Oregon Trail, Raptor, Hugo, Space Quest, King's Quest, Duke Nukem, etc. I still have all these games on floppy disks and play them on DOSbox from time to time.


                            That's awesome. I have quite a few obscure games that are actually quite fun. Has anyone here played Wing Commander and Jazz Jackrabbit (they may not be obscure but they are rarely spoken about)?
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                              Quote by HarryReems
                              Yeah, that and the second one(LeChuck's Revenge) go up there in my top ten games of all time list.


                              glad you mentioned something from lucasarts. i have sam & max hit the road
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                                Sam and max came up in a convo last night, it sounds pretty cool

                                I had some star trek games that had to be run on DOS, but htat's about it
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                                  does anyone remember the game Hugo?

                                  it was one of those type the command games
                                  i loved the trilogy
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                                    Ooh, I have Jill of the Jungle and Cosmo 1. Wished I had the old collection of DOS games the family computer had as a kid.
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                                      The only DOS games I only remember playing is the Darksun games and the first Warcraft game (the one that started it all)
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                                        Quote by Benjanime
                                        glad you mentioned something from lucasarts. i have sam & max hit the road


                                        There was also a badass Indiana Jones LucasArts game. Something about Atlantis.
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                                          DOS games eh? Well, I think this counts...but I used to play Wolfenstein 3D years ago. I used to like it. I'm not sure if I ever did beat it though. I barely remember it and have no idea what happened to it. I remember I had to type in the DOS screen in order to load it.

                                          Hmm, I used to have a Jeopardy game too, which was about 1993 or 1994. I had other ones too, but those were obscure games, imo...so obscure, I don't even remember the names. lol
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