lfnetwork.com mark read register faq members calendar

Thread: DOS and Windows
Thread Tools Display Modes
Post a new thread. Add a reply to this thread. Indicate all threads in this forum as read. Subscribe to this forum. RSS feed: this forum RSS feed: all forums
Old 04-15-2007, 05:24 PM   #1
Achrono
Rookie
 
Achrono's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 33
DOS and Windows

Whats the difference between both of those? And would a DOS game work on Windows (Full throttle specifically)??
Achrono is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Old 08-05-2007, 10:01 AM   #2
Grifter_Grifts
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 27
DOS is the disk operating system. Windows can sort of run DOS in a shell, but XP uses a whole other kernel.

You can play alot of DOS games with DosBox, which is an emulator that runs in XP (and possibly Vista, I haven't tried it.) It had some teething problems, but the latest version is great! You may have some trouble configuring your sound device, though. Some games run fine, while others crash until you set up your sound properly, or just do without it completely.

If you Google DosBox, you will find a download site, and a list of tested games! It gives you a compatibility rating, which is awesome... And it does get updated. A few months ago when I went to see if Apache (and older flight sim) would run under it, it said no. I tried it... It didn't work. When I checked after downloading the new release, it said Apache was working. I installed it, and sure enough it worked!

It's a little daunting at first, but just take 10 minutes to read the readme file, and you'll be good to go.

*EDIT* I just checked the list... Full Throttle is 100% working.
Grifter_Grifts is offline   you may: quote & reply,
Post a new thread. Add a reply to this thread. Indicate all threads in this forum as read. Subscribe to this forum. RSS feed: this forum RSS feed: all forums
Go Back   LucasForums > Network > Grim Fandango Discussion > General Forums > The Calavera Café > DOS and Windows

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:26 AM.

LFNetwork, LLC ©2002-2011 - All rights reserved.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.