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So, I just downloaded DOSBox and a few games I've heard about. Tried to use D-Fend at first, since it was supposed to be just "drag, drop and play" but it doesn't seem to work as it's supposed to, so i'll just use DOSBox manually.

I think I figured out how to play the games, so which one of these do I start with? If you have any recommendations outside of these few games, they are welcome as well.

Also, general MS-DOS thread, I guess.

>> No.2364164

Oh yeah, I also downloaded the Forgotten Realms Archive: Silver Edition containing these games:

* Curse of the Azure Bonds
* Dungeon Hack
* Eye of the Beholder
* Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon
* Eye of the Beholder III: Assault on Myth Drannor
* Gateway to the Savage Frontier
* Hillsfar
* Menzoberranzan
* Pools of Darkness
* Pool of Radiance
* Secret of the Silver Blades
* Treasures of the Savage Frontier

>> No.2365834

You should use a cute picture next time
Good luck

>> No.2365839

>DOS thread
>OP posts a Windows screen

>> No.2365875

Well, I did mention I'm using DOSBox, so I don't think it's that weird.

>> No.2365881
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Land of Lore is a must-play

>> No.2365882

Pools of Radiance or Champions of Krynn are good starting places if you're planning to play all the games. Obviously the later games are less clunky, though; the Dark Sun games are pretty nice looking and aren't connected to anything else.

>> No.2365912

Pssssst hey..get this:https://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7146370/749_DOS_games_DOSBox_Frontend_for_Windows__PRE-CONFIGURED_CLICK_

>> No.2365913

Download the MT-32 ROMs and enable MT-32 support in the DOSBOX midi menu

Launch games from it's menu bar

>> No.2365936

That's a wonderful list of games anon, I would personally suggest Ravenloft first as that is an amazing game. I'm a huge fan of Darksun as well. Really though you can't go wrong with any of them. Have fun

>> No.2365938

You might enjoy ultima underworld. But really there are like billioms of good dos games... personally i love infocom, for ex.

>> No.2365950

I actually have already played UW. It's what made me interested in dos-games.

>> No.2365958

I recommend this because its over 700 dos games and they all work and are pre set up, its a seriously badass torrent and nothing is problematic to run

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>fantasy empires
You're about to have a good time

>> No.2367970

Prince of Persia (one of the best platformers imo, try it out)

Daggerfall is crack if you put enough time to get into it. The most free-form RPG there is, probably.

Sword of the Samurai (Sid Meier, plays like Pirates in Medieval Japan, very easy to pick up and enjoy)

And definitely play Dungeon Master. There is a perfect conversion of the Atari original for Windows though, I recommend that.

>> No.2367994

Probably the first time I've ever seen anyone have issues setting up D-Fend.

Look, all you really do is install D-Fend somewhere, specify where the "Virtual HD" will be, and stick all your game folders inside that folder. Then you run D-Fend, and choose "Install using wizard". You select the setup.exe and game executable, and D-Fend will usually handle the rest.

You are the first anon I've ever seen who had issues with D-Fend but was able to run games with normal DosBox.

>> No.2368505

Yeah, well I should have specified my problems. I do exactly that, it's just that only about 3-4 games out of 10 actually work when I start them with D-fend. The rest just opens DOSBox for about 2 seconds and the CTDs.

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I really don't want this on my computer but I do at the same time.

>> No.2369474

Hate to be a bother, but are the game folders 8 digits long or less?

Also, which games are you CTDing on? Just out of curiosity, since I have a few games I've never been able to get working in DosBox.

>> No.2369931

The one I remember from the top of my head is Dark Sun: Shattered Lands. The thing is that the game works perfectly when starting it manually with DOSBox. Only D-Fend gives me trouble.

I downloaded the torrent some kind anon linked with all the pre-configured games and Dark Sun worked with that install of D-Fend so I guess it's no point in even trying to solve my problem now.

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