Remember DOS games, yes I’m talking about those old timer classic PC games that were released in the period 1990 to probably the year 1995 when Windows was not even released. I’m sure many of your recall those lovely games, what was your favorite one? Monkey Island? Cannon Fodder? Prince of Persia? Theme Park? Maybe Full Throttle or simply first time shooter like Doom 2 or Dark Forces?
Personally I used to enjoy click adventure games big time. I still remember spending countless hours playing Flight of the Amazon Queen, Beneath A Steel Sky, Simon The Sorcerer, Day of the Tentacles from Lucas Arts, Command & Conquer among many others. I was always trying to find a way to play those games, I even built a retro computer with outdated hardware so I could run MS DOS and Windows 3.1 to be able to run them.
Well, what if I tell you that you can play 90% of those games on your Android smartphone or iPhone? How does that sound? I was excited to know that DOSBox have released their app for both iOS & Android. If you haven’t heard about DOSBox before then let me explain in brief, it’s simply an application (emulator) that will allow you to run DOS and play classic games just like you did when you first bought your 386 or 486 PC that had 4 MB ram, 250 MB hard desk , Sound Blaster sound card and Double Speed CD-ROM, and of course the 1.44 floppy disk drive.
So let’s get to the point, shall we? Follow these steps and you can easily play almost any DOS game and revive your old times and lovely childhood memories:
1. Download & install the application “aDosBox” from Google Play.
2. Once installed, click on the application icon.
3. You are now in a virtual DOS, you can use commands like; dir, dir /p, cd, cd.. , del…etc.
4. Download MS DOS games from many websites that offer them for free. If you don’t know any ask me and I’ll gladly help.
5. After downloading your favorite games, connect yous smartphone to your laptop or computer via USB then drag & drop the game directory from your computer to your phone memory directory.
6. Access the game directory on your smartphone using DosBox app by typing: cd followed by game directory name.
7. Look for the execution file, ususally ends with exe, bat, or com extension.
Note: For any questions, please feel free to ask.
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