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Created: 22.07.2016 03:02 Last Modified: 22.07.2016 04:14 Views: 4015
Keywords: C.H.I.P., DOS, dosbox, emulator, Golden Axe, Linux, PocketC.H.I.P., Prince of Persia, Wolfenstein 3D

Playing DOS Games on PocketC.H.I.P.

Getting Started

DOS is the operating system for IBM PC compatible personal computers from the 80s and the early 90s. Most of the games from this period did not require a mouse so their game play is appropriate for PocketC.H.I.P. I will show you how to play games like Price of Persia, Golden Axe and Wolfenstein 3D.

Installing DOS Emulator on PocketC.H.I.P.

Follow the steps below to install dosbox on PocketC.H.I.P.:

  • Connect PocketC.H.I.P. to WiFi.
  • Open a terminal.
  • Install dosbox:
  • sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install -y dosbox
    
  • Create a directory for storing DOS applications and games:
  • mkdir -p ~/dos/c
    
  • Update dosbox configurations for optimal performance:
  • mv ~/.dosbox/dosbox-0.74.conf ~/.dosbox/dosbox-0.74.conf.backup
    wget -O ~/.dosbox/dosbox-0.74.conf http://bit.ly/29Qra5D
    

Installing Games

Follow the steps below to download and unzip several games:

  • Enter the directory for storing DOS applications and games:
  • cd ~/dos/c
    
  • Install Price of Persia
  • wget http://www.bestoldgames.net/download/bgames/prince-of-persia.zip
    unzip prince-of-persia.zip
    
  • Install Golden Axe
  • wget http://www.bestoldgames.net/download/bgames/wolfenstein-3d.zip
    unzip wolfenstein-3d.zip
    
  • Install Wolfenstein 3D
  • wget http://www.bestoldgames.net/download/bgames/golden-axe.zip
    unzip golden-axe.zip
    

Playing Games

Follow the steps below to launch dosbox on PocketC.H.I.P. and to play games:

  • Type the following command to launch DOS emulator:
  • dosbox
    
  • Type cd and the directory of the game (use tab to complete the name)
  • Run the executable file (use tab to complete the name), for example:
  • PRINCE.EXE
    


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