dos for ds

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Dec 29, 2010

dos for ds by dysan at 8:22 PM (791 Views / 0 Likes) 4 replies

  1. dysan
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    Member dysan GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    hey guys,

    I've been checking out this dsx86 emulator(DOS for DS)
    http://dsx86.patrickaalto.com/

    and I've been wondering...

    has anyone tried it?how easy is it to use and install?it's not actually a firmware or anything like that right?
    I only want to use it to play old school PC RPGs and from the compatibility list for games that I've seen,most, if not all, of the games I want to play are playable on the emulator.

    anyone tried playing DOS games with that emulator?

    thanks [​IMG]
     
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    I've tried but the game didn't work and is not compatible.
    It is easy to install directions below taken from another site

    * Download the current version from the downloads page at http://dsx86.patrickaalto.com/
    * The root of your card create a folder called 'data' within that a folder called 'dsx86' e.g. c:\data\dsx86\
    * Copy DSx86.ini (right click save as) to the dsx86 folder you created above
    * Extract and run dsx86config.zip in the the dsx86 folder you created in step two
    * Copy [ftp://jpsoft.com/4dos/files/4dos.com to the dsx86 folder
    * Extract your games to anywhere on your card (best to use a short folder name without spaces)

    It is not a firmware just like any game you boot it and run it

    I've tried to play a game but it didn't work so....

    Edit: What I ment was the game I tried to play using the emulator did not run. Sorry if there was any confusion.
     
  3. dysan
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    Copy [ftp://jpsoft.com/4dos/files/4dos.com to the dsx86 folder


    is that supposed to be a website?
    because I can't seem to connect to it

    nevermind....connected and downloaded 4dos.com file

    so now,I can just put games in and we're ready to go?

    is there any way to config the emulator?like sound/graphics configuration and such?
     
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    it has a config file which works using it on PC, you can make your own controls fairly easily, you just need to give the controlsetupfile the same name as the executable
    i used it a lot actually, even turbo-pascal works on it
    i played mostly commander keen series and street rod on it somewhat, works good enough, some minor slowdowns here and there
    check the compatibility list if there's anything you have to do with the game in order to run it[like running volfied on cga is the only way to play it - which sucks anyway]
     
  5. Crossborder

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    I tried it earlier, and it works good.
    Not all games are incompactible though, and a lot of the ones that are compactible don't have sound.
    Civ 1 works and i've been having a lot of fun with that.
     

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