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Old 09-14-2003, 11:51 PM   #1
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old dos games and linux

hi all!

i want to play old school games on linux since that the BARTSARDS and windblows no longer support my old dos based games (win XP). i love my old games and as such i have been missing them alot. i want to know how to run these games under linux. (if not i will make a way)

for info sake

this is one of the many reason's why i am switching to linux.
we paid for these games and still use them and windows furkn knew it and did not give a shit about us. they just screwed us over and ignored us. up yours microsoft I WILL NEVER SWITCH BACK!
Old 09-15-2003, 01:10 AM   #2
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Well there is freedos:

and you don't even need linux! There is also dosemu:

which runs on linux. There is also a linux interpreter for those great games like Day of the Tentacle and Sam n Max, who's name escapes me, but shouldn't be hard to find.

Haven't used any of these myself, except for the interpreter, which was not quite 100% last time I looked. In particular I don't know how well they handle graphics and sound. It would be nice to see some comments on that.
Old 09-15-2003, 04:26 AM   #3
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the "Day of the Tentacl" emulator thing is called scummvm, have fun :-)
Old 09-15-2003, 04:47 AM   #4
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i forgot about escape from monkey island! cool
hahaaaa! zack!!! cool!

any way i was thinking along the lines of games like blood and shadow warrior ect...

thanks for the posts.
Old 09-15-2003, 06:28 AM   #5
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can some one please tell me what the hell tenebrea is?
i have seen the screen shots and it looks cool but what the hell is it? is it a TC for the original quake or what?


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