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  • #1758
    adminadmin
    Keymaster

    What is your best MS-DOS game you ever played?

    I receive emails from many people about various dos games. I think will be useful for many people if you can write your favorite games here. People can be surprised how many games they did not meet and they can play something new 😉

    #1775
    Popokattepetel_DE
    Participant

    Command and Conquer 1
    Master of Orion 2
    Burntime
    Z
    Dungeon Keeper
    KKND
    Dune
    Dune 2
    Jagged Alliance

    #2032
    ChrisG
    Participant

    My all time favorite DOS game would be Ultima 7. Love the whole series really. Especially 4-7 and the Underword games.

    Others great DOS series…
    AD&D “Gold Box Series”
    Might and Magic
    Ishar
    Eye of the Beholder
    Darksun
    Wizardry
    Realms of Arkania

    #2242
    DarximDarxim
    Participant

    Here’s my favorite games that I’ve got playable well in Magic DOSBox:

    Civilization 2 (runs under Windows 3.1)
    Fallout
    Heroes of Might & Magic 2
    Magic & Magic: World of Xeen (works better than most native Android games)
    Master of Orion 2
    Raptor: Call of Shadows (works better than the actual Android port)
    Ultima 5-7
    Warcraft 2

    I’m still working on others.

    #2629
    bkarsh
    Participant

    Wasteland
    Daggerfall
    Ultima 3-7 (sorry Ultima 8)
    Kings Quest Series
    Questron I
    Bard’s Tale 1-III
    Dragon Wars
    D&D Goldbox games…

    #2631
    adminadmin
    Keymaster

    I will add my favorite dos games too 😉

    Fallout 1 (rpg)
    Wacky wheels (racing)
    Realms of Arkania 1-3 (rpg)
    Might and Magic 1-5 (rpg)
    Dune 2 (rts)
    KKND (rts)
    C&C 1, 2 : Red Alert (rts)
    Lands of Lore 1 (rpg)
    Ishar 1-3 (rpg)
    Dungeon Master 1,2 (dungeon)
    Warcraft 2 (rts)
    Settlers 2 (strategy)
    Heroes of Might and Magic 2 (turn based strategy)

    Ah good old times;)

    #2729
    Al exAl ex
    Keymaster

    Right, here are mine (in no particular order):

    Wing Commander
    Wing Commander 2
    Ultima VII (Parts 1 & 2)
    Ultima Underworld
    Warcraft 2
    Crusader – No Remorse
    Doom
    Heretic

    #2749
    Enslaved
    Participant

    Warcraft
    Warcraft II
    Command & Conquer
    Settler 1
    Dune
    Dune 2
    Doom
    Doom 2
    Hexen
    Heretic
    Wing Commander
    Ultima 6 + 7
    NHL 94-97
    One must fall
    Scorched Earth
    Budokan
    Civilization
    Colonization….
    Privateer
    F1GP
    Duke 3D
    Realms of Arkania

    The list is endless 😉

    #3443
    ProphetZarquon
    Participant

    My absolute favorite games were those running on my “Bulletin Board System”, TheVariable.
    I used a variety of DOS based BBS server apps, from WWIV & RABBS to Synchronet & Mystic, as my hardware and software collection changed over time.

    Most of my ancient machines do not offer much graphics capability;
    My favorite BBS door games had colored text and any graphic art was delivered in “ANSI” (colored ASCII) symbols.
    I left the dinosaur running full-time, synchronizing message-board & inter-BBS game data with other BBSs overnight.

    My PC was not always on & I moved around a lot, but my friends could log on even when I was not at home & we could wage epic battles through games that strictly limited your turns per day. Players with only 10-20 minutes to play per week could remain competitive with full-time gamers, simply because many of the games would kick you out after only 12-30 minutes (or less!). “No turns left, come back tomorrow!”

    Even when TCP/IP internet made its way into my home, Telnet continued to provide new life & new player communities to my favorite games. To this day, there are active servers and web-portals where you can login & play many of those ancient BBS door games, for free, from virtually any device!

    My favorites were/are:
    TradeWars 2002 v2 Beta GOLD – with many redistributable community mods
    Legend Of the Red Dragon – with many redistributable community mods
    LORD 2 – with redistributable community mods
    Global War (basically Risk, only you actually get to finish the game more often)
    (A game with an ANSI splash screen reading “TERRA FIRMA”: It featured an ANSI map of your empire, filled with mountains, rivers, hills, plains, forest, etc, upon which you built roads, walls, fisheries, mines, & factories to build robots. You could build robots using various chassis, weapon & drive sections, each with differing capabilities. When the construction/management phase of your turn was done you moved your bots & could send them across the border to explore & attack the maps of other players. This game was apparently not distributed to many BBSs & appears to have disappeared into the depths of history.)
    Land Of Devastation (I found the map display ugly & small compared to LORD 2)
    Barren Realms Elite (I was not very good at this)
    Planets, The Exploration Of Space (It was an OK game… Spaceship!)

    FreeDOS does not have SHARE.EXE support, so none of my BBS apps will run under a default DOSbox setup.
    With a Telnet capable BBS such as Mystic running in DOSbox, my mobile device could allow my friends to login & play dozens of classic text-based BBS door games, from anywhere they can open a connection!
    I am hoping to set up MS-DOS 6.22 so that I can get some of those old game licenses running again!

    If anyone can advise me of suitable settings to get an MS-DOS 6.22 based BBS server running in Magic DOSbox for Android, I’d greatly appreciate the help.

    #4580
    Mr.scienceman2000Mr.scienceman2000
    Participant

    Long list: Dos games with 3dfx support where great :-D. Glquake tomb raider carmaceddaon, nascar racing2 etc. Run those on my pentium2 266mhz retro pc with 12mb 3dfx voodoo2 😉

    #4586
    Heinz
    Participant

    Well there are so many games…

    Monkey Island I + II
    Kings Quest I, II and V
    Space Quest I – IV
    Fallout
    UFO Enemy Unknown
    Ultima 7 (!!!)
    Ultima Martian Dreams
    Day of the Tentacle
    Grim Fandango
    Indiana Jones: Fate of Atlantis
    Larry I
    Sam and Max
    Transport Tycoon
    Toonstruck
    Simon the Sorcerer
    Quest of Glory I (actually playing again with mDosbox)
    Sim City 2000
    etc…

    #4587
    Al exAl ex
    Keymaster

    That’s a great list. ?

    Played through QfG1 in mDosbox, too. Was the first time I’ve ever played it, btw.

    #4661
    Rayman95
    Participant

    Well this my best dos games:
    Fallout
    Rayman
    Wipeout
    Doom
    Quake
    Whiplash\fatal Racing with voodoo1
    Nascar Racing
    Mortal Kombat And
    Star wars X wing
    And I hope the programmer support for playing 3dfx voodoo1 games in magic dosbox :3

    #4662
    adminadmin
    Keymaster

    Thanks for your list 🙂 Yeah, unfortunately patch for voodoo was not ported to mobile GPUs, but hope one day it will be

    #4691
    Reminiscence
    Participant

    I played a variety of games as a kid. Not much RPGs but more sport games like Links, PGA tour and California Games. The side scrollers like Prehistorik. And then Space Quest, Kings Quest, Indiana Jones and Leisure Suit Larry (with walkthroughs ofcourse). Also played a bit of Legends of Valor.

    Oh and the shooters Doom, Wolfenstein and Heretic.

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