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User Info: robert21

robert21
3 years ago#1
When you buy older games, ultima 7 for instance, does it automatically come with DOSbox or do you have to download that separately to play it?
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User Info: r0ge00

r0ge00
3 years ago#2
Everything I've played so far is configured with a Dosbox launcher. Just download the files and play.

User Info: bobhome2

bobhome2
3 years ago#3
It comes with DosBox pre-configured. You could change the config around a bit to make it run better, but it should run fine after installation anyway.

User Info: ChromaticAngel

ChromaticAngel
3 years ago#4
r0ge00 posted...
Everything I've played so far is configured with a Dosbox launcher. Just download the files and play.


some games don't use DosBox (probably for licensing reasons or something) and they typically run like crap. Double check the message board for the game, if it doesn't use DosBox, it's usually filled with people complaining that it doesn't use DosBox.
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User Info: ggf162

ggf162
3 years ago#5
ChromaticAngel posted...
r0ge00 posted...
Everything I've played so far is configured with a Dosbox launcher. Just download the files and play.


some games don't use DosBox (probably for licensing reasons or something) and they typically run like crap. Double check the message board for the game, if it doesn't use DosBox, it's usually filled with people complaining that it doesn't use DosBox.


If it doesn't use Dosbox, it probably runs better with some other tool like ScummVM or it wasn't released on MS-DOS.

How on earth would there be licensing issues with an open-source program?
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