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Postby Red_Fist » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:34 am

You all might already know about this website but I just found it, and probably needs virtual machines to run them or emulators.

https://www.myabandonware.com/
I did not encounter any popup stuff.

I really have to figure out how to get virtual machines to work like dOSbox. I just never spent enough time to go through it all.

Plus with windows 7 Pro, and with virtual machine built into my CPU, the damn thing is only good for notepad it seems. Why did they make the crap if it don't have vid drivers or sound or anything, just run another version of windows that don't do squat. I had it installed twice but it don't run any old games, just programs and boring stuff.
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Re: Old games downloads

Postby Terraniux » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:53 am

Hey, thank you for sharing. Love old skool games. :thuup:

Edit, maybe someone can help me with this.

Back in the days I had this old Dos computer. And I had many diskettes with games on it. I am ever searching, for this 2d game where you have to push a big reddish / pink ball, and find a way out of the level.
It's looks a bit like Duke Nukem , but then you have to block streams of energy / electricity.

Anyone got a clue?
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Re: Old games downloads

Postby Red_Fist » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:38 pm

I finally got DOS installed on virtualBox after trying to install win2000 pro in it. But I reinstalled VirtualBox the last time I enabled in BIOS the virtual machine hardware and it DID speed things up a lot.

So it does work for other programs and not just XP from Microsoft VM. So I need to install an older windows version and VirtualBox DOES use the video card unlike useless Microsoft. Be really good if I can run old games without that XP VM total crap.
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Re: Old games downloads

Postby Terraniux » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:18 pm

I just used Dosbox. It is pretty easy to use. The only thing that takes time is the reading. Withing a half hour I got games working, including the reading part. :thuup:
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Re: Old games downloads

Postby Red_Fist » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:03 am

Terraniux wrote:I just used Dosbox. It is pretty easy to use. The only thing that takes time is the reading. Withing a half hour I got games working, including the reading part. :thuup:


I can't get past the "larger than 8 characters" complaint, even on a directory on C: that is 5 characters.
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Re: Old games downloads

Postby Terraniux » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:39 am

I solved it by using making the folder name less than eight characters each. THIS IS FOR EACH FOLDER>
So if your game would be StreetFighter for example - - name it STREETF.

My games are in the C:\OldGames folder. I just used the old classic sango fighter haha.


commands:
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mount c: c:\Oldgames
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C:

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DIR to check your contaning folders,

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cd <gamename>

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<the exe's game name>

I quickly made a video. Hope it brings help.

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Re: Old games downloads

Postby Swanky » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:54 pm

Thanks, found a few old games I used to play back when (Earthsiege 2... what a time), NFS3, got the latter working within minutes. So... yeah, thanks :)
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Re: Old games downloads

Postby Red_Fist » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:13 pm

Well I have WinME installed on virtualbox, and a DOS VM as well, but I cannot get any file off my machine into the damn thing. I tried the share folder thing, turned services on in win7 incase that was stopping things.

The so-called clipboard won't paste a thing. And there is no other screen res just 16 colors stays at 640.
I opened a VHD from win 7, added a file, but then virtualbox would not open it, about permissions, then it wouldn't reopen in win7
Then I "copy" to the VM file type that is for virtualbox and it opened again with the vid driver but won't touch the screen settings.

LoL, you guys get a game and just play the damn thing in 2 seconds :oops: :mad2:
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