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#1 skeezix

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 01:12 PM

There are a lot of great old DOS games, and many which should run great on the Pandora.

Report your success stories on the forum, maybe even here if you've got some -- give us some ideas for what to fire up ourselves :)

I should've made videos/screenies, but was busy fiddling in the middle of the night while my baby girl slept, so was being quiet!

Eye of the Beholder series -- play great! I've shown videos before, months ago, but for completeness thought I'd mention it.

Wizardry 6 and 7 -- flawless! (And two of the best old school RPGs around.)

Warcraft 2 -- being in SVGA does slow things down quite a bit, but with some overclocking it actually plays pretty well; with a lot of actoin going on it might slow down, but you can definately play the first couple levels (I did) in the scenario :)

Dune 2 -- runs great; I've not tried it in 6mo, but at the time I was using a USB mouse and fully played a few levels.

Civilization 1 -- runs flawless

Civilization 2 (DOS, not Test of Time/etc), Advanced Civ etc -- should be playable as well, but been months and I forget .. but seem to recall the right versoins were no problem, but this was the cusp when developers were switching to Windows.

Master of Magic -- at low clock runs great, but a few 'traqnsitions' (when switching between screens) slow down, so you have to run clocked up so that its playable; I didn't complete any sessions, just fired it up and fiddled around, but looks like it'd be playable.

M.A.X. -- (Mechanized Assault and eXploration) -- great RTS-or-Turn-Based game (that Inteprlay screwed over hard); looks like it'd be hard to manage with the nubs for mouse, but plays pretty god with usb mouse ;) So with tweaking the controls should be okay.

Anyone else?

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 01:15 PM

nice idea... can you add the cpu-speed you tested the games at?

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 01:18 PM

I have a question about the SD slot address in Linux. Are they persistant, the 'm6737sjsj blah blah'? They're also not easy to remember, so is there a path using the memory card name anywhere on the filesystem tree?

I only ask because booting dosbox, I was gonna mount a drive in the 'mount c /linuxpath' fashion but wasn't sure.

Once I get it going, I'll give you some feedback.

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 01:29 PM

i would love to see some skyroads!

i know! why not some logo action! lets see that turtle run! (around the world)

Edited by DroneB Dev, 03 June 2010 - 01:38 PM.


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Posted 03 June 2010 - 01:39 PM

Warcraft 2 -- being in SVGA does slow things down quite a bit, but with some overclocking it actually plays pretty well; with a lot of actoin going on it might slow down, but you can definately play the first couple levels (I did) in the scenario :)

Woah.

Civilization 2 (DOS, not Test of Time/etc), Advanced Civ etc -- should be playable as well, but been months and I forget .. but seem to recall the right versoins were no problem, but this was the cusp when developers were switching to Windows.

WOAH.

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 01:56 PM

I tried the classical demo Second Reality; at 500mhz it didn't work so well, but setting the pandora to run a bit faster it was pretty smooth on most parts with sound. Still awesome to look at :)

Edited by laurens, 03 June 2010 - 02:02 PM.


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Posted 03 June 2010 - 01:59 PM

Pirates! Gold is VERY playable, including sound :)
MAD TV also working nicely :)

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 02:04 PM

Id like to see if Little Big Adventure, destruction derby and rayman work, but they may be all available for playstation as well

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 02:26 PM

Second Reality? Yey!
I gotta love to see a video of it running on the Pandora cause I am not getting one soon :P

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 02:30 PM

Going to try Startrek 25th anniversary soon - hope that works well enough to be playable (don't mind if it's a bit sluggish).

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 02:40 PM

Would "DUNGEON KEEPER" run? ^^

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 02:45 PM

http://www.gp32x.com/board/index.php?/topic/51148-dosbox-and-pnd-file-video-posted/page__view__findpost__p__791895

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 02:48 PM

Hey jeff, what would you recommend, playing the original warcraft II on dosbox or the wargus/stratagus engine port, which might be faster, but probably more incomplete?

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 02:50 PM

Has anyone tried Megarace or Lode Runner: The Legend Returns yet?

If not, I will when my Pandora arrives (queue position 350-450 from gbax, airmail to USA)

EDIT

Processor Req for Megarace: 386 / 33 MHz
Processor Req for LR:TLR: 25 Mhz

LR:TLR also had a PSX port if it won't run in dosbox .. and Megarace had a Sega CD port.

Edited by Drack, 03 June 2010 - 05:36 PM.


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Posted 03 June 2010 - 02:53 PM

i would love to see some skyroads!


I had a little go on Skyroads and it looks to work just fine :)