Gallifrey wrote:Can you give me instructions on how to use a program like DosBox to run these old games? Pretend you are explaining something to a child, because I can't for the life of me figure out emulators.
Im at work right now so don't have much time. However, its really pretty simple to use dosbox.
First get the windows version and install it from here:http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/download.php?main=1
You launch it and then you have to "mount" dos box to the directory where your game resides.
Game is located at:
So I launch it this way in dosbox.
mount c: c:\classicgames\MagicCandle\
Then change to the C: drive, by doing a c:
Then the name of the executable is mcandle
so I type in MCANDLE
and thats about it. (It doesnt matter where you put the game as long as you mount it to that point it should work)
You can change the speed the game runs to make it faster by doing a cntl F8 and cntl F12. I do this with most games.
There is a -help option in dosbox that will give you other commands.
when you launch dosbox if you want the game to run full screen mode, just open it cmd line with the paramter of -fullscreen
then type in "c:\dosbox\mcandle - fullscreen"
or something like that depending on where you installed dosbox.
Let me know if you have other questions and I will check back later.
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