DOS games on DS

Discussion in 'NDS - Emulation and Homebrew' started by bluebright, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. bluebright
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    Did you know you can't use the search option unless your keyword is more than 3 characters long?

    anyway, is there a way to get dos games running on the DS?
     
  2. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

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    There isn't a DOS emu yet, it may still appear.
    A few people have been asking if dosbox could be ported over, it is possible since SCUMM has been ported.
     
  3. FAST6191

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    Dos emulators on the PC are only just getting reasonable (able to play 3/486 and early pentium intended stuff on a reasonable spec machine):
    http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/news.php?show_news=1

    As for the DS a few games have been ported and there is SCUMMVM DS.
    Hexen:
    http://www.telefragged.com/thefatal/index....t=inc_si_ds.htm
    Heretic:
    http://heretic.drunkencoders.com/
    I believe some other shooters are en route as well and a few rumours of DS Elite are doing the rounds.
    There is however no dos emulator and it seems doubtful there ever wil be one.
     
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    Hot damn. I didn't know there was an emu for the old KQ games
     
  6. bluebright
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    Hmm, ok. Does anyone know if someone has ported commander keen over to the DS? i know it has for the PSP.
     
  7. Jojjy Ugnick

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    If the forums aren't that way there is a lot of strain... as the software would have to keep track of words of 3 characters. Keeping track of so many individual words in case someone were to search for them creates more bandwidth that is wasted.*
    It's not worth it if the only convenience is that one can be lazy in what they choose to search for. [​IMG]

    *correct me if I'm wrong, but this is what I was told by a different forum's moderators.
     
  8. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    But 99% of all searches on this forum consist of 3-letter words:

    "V21 for M3"

    "G6 with DSL"

    ".dpg on GBA MP"

    "NDS and SSL"

    "IRC on DS"

    ... etc. etc.
     
  9. Dirtie

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    Yeah I've found it quite annoying myself at times, but there was enough trouble in the bandwidth area with the old host as it was without allowing 3 letter word searches. It might just be possible now though [​IMG]
     
  10. Hunter

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    it's not a bandwidth problem, it's a resources problem.
    the smaller the word you searching, the more cpu power it will use.

    have 10 people searching a 2 letter word.

    then have a 100 people searching a 2 letter word.
     
  11. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    We are straying off-topic.

    More DOS games on the DS!

    Scumm VM

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Hunter

    Hunter i'ma stuffup the board

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    read the second post.
     
  13. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    Sorry [​IMG]

    It wasn't linked to, so I thought I would post a link.
     
  14. bluebright
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    Lol, thanks guys. good to see we're tackling the tough subjects!