[Nottingham] DOS games and Linux

Simon Osborne flibble at gmail.com
Thu Jul 26 08:26:33 BST 2007

On 25/07/07, Jim Moore <james at the-computer-shop.co.uk> wrote:
> OK, just out of interest and for curiosity's sake, I've recently come into
> possession of nearly 3,000 DOS games from 1986-1995, and am wanting to see
> if
> they'll run in Linux, with a view to adding them to a custom image. Not
> having huge amounts of time in which to do this, I'm prepared to make an
> offer to anyone who's interested, purely in the name of science: Test said
> games, which will be supplied on a DVD and you get to keep the DVD. It's
> that
> simple. Anyone who tests a batch will also qualify for a release image
> when
> the time comes to integrating the tested, working games. Reply on or off
> list.
> Some titles, I've already tested and they work:
> Day of the Tentacle (no sound)
> Shuttle (no sound)
> Magic Carpet 2 (No sound)
> Sid Meier's Civilisation
> Battlestar
> EGATrek
> Cheers,
> Jim

Well, most of the Lucasarts games will run using SCUMMVM (lovely
open-source  program) and you can use DOSbox for the other games. Sounds
like a fun project!

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