Monday, May 21, 2007

Playing Old DOS Games Under Linux

Grand Moff Trojan was mentioning a site where you can find zillions of old computer games. Alas, says I, my computer has Linux on it, and not Windows.

Well, says he, have you ever tried DOSBox? Lets you run ancient DOS programs under Linux. In the midst of installing a new release of Linux recently, I tried it out. And lo and behold! I won't guarantee it'll run your favorite old game. But just now I tried out my own modest contribution to the world of computer games— Jetan 2.2, written by yours truly back in 1992, and based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' game of Jetan or Barsoomian Chess— and it works just fine! An old DOS program, running under Linux.



Blogger Grand Moff Trojan said...

I am SOOOOO glad it is working!

Thursday, May 24, 2007 6:34:00 PM  

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