There are millions of video games out there, from Kong to
Snakes, sadly forgotten. The problem is that technical advances have taken over
and as a result, older games are not very compatible with today's hardware.
However, this guide will help you relive old memories for years to come.
Get a nifty program called DOS Box. With this application, you can play your
favorite old-school games of yesteryear, even the original Tetris, if you're so
inclined. Let's face it, these are video
games and arcade games at their best. I personally have a big collection of the
video games I grew up with under DOS, including Epic Pinball, Jazz Jackrabbit,
Tyrian, and many more. Whenever I feel like escaping reality, this is my
fastest approach to help me relax and smile.
Install the application to your computer. It might take some time to get used to, but
as soon as you execute it, the program will have on-screen instructions on how
to switch between hard drives and folders in the command-line interface it
You could easily - and legally - obtain many free game
downloads on websites dedicated to freeware titles. Such places may include Abandonia.com, and
abandonwarering.com. Simply make a search for "Abandonware" or "Freeware games."
If you happen to dislike the old-fashioned command-line interface
that comes with the program, you can also download a small program for windows
that serves as a graphical user interface (GUI). One such program is called DBGL, which lets
you easily launch your library of games. Who needs an Xbox 360 or Playstation 3
when you could play computer games?
Some games may have compatibility issues. In this game, located and open the DOS Box
configuration file to tweak a wide range of settings to fit your computer
hardware. Options include sound bit
rates, sound cards, serial port configuration, default screen resolution, and
much more. Depending on your version of
this program, you may find such file in the directory where you installed it,
or within your Operating System's Profile/user name.