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Friday November 16, 2018 @ 1:01pm

Despite the hopes and best intentions of their authors, many games fade into obscurity after their release, without ever gaining traction among gamers. This could be especially true in the 90's, where often the same popular games could be found on every BBS file archive. Following up the first … Continue reading

Friday November 2, 2018 @ 5:05pm

Great news for fans of retro platformers: The entire three-part Jill of the Jungle trilogy was released for free by GOG.com today.Jill of the Jungle was one of the earliest releases by Epic MegaGames (now Epic Games), after the company got its start as Protomac Computer Systems with the ZZT series. … Continue reading

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Monday October 1, 2018 @ 5:05pm

In August of 2011, the total number of games on DOSGames.com reached 600. (Read the site news post from that day!) Today, over 7 years later, the total is now over 700! Since the redesign earlier this year I've added nearly 100 games, and there is no shortage of more games to add. (For example, … Continue reading

Sunday September 30, 2018 @ 12:12am

As part of Microsoft's recent open source initiative, they have (re-)released the source code for MS-DOS 1.25 and 2.0 as open source. It's a "re-release" because the code was already released back in 2014 via the Computer History Museum, but they have recently added the code to their MS-DOS Github … Continue reading

Wednesday September 19, 2018 @ 4:04pm

There is what sounds like an interesting and well-researched book coming soon called "Shareware Heroes". Authored by Richard Moss, a long-time video games journalist, it chronicles the indie shareware scene of the 80's and 90's, including inside interviews with some of the important figures.Moss … Continue reading

Saturday September 1, 2018 @ 5:05pm

After many, many years since its last release, the team behind the fantastic DOSBox MS-DOS emulation software have released version 0.74-2 of the software. This release contains a few OS-specific updates, while noting that game-specific updates are being reserved for an upcoming 0.75 release! … Continue reading

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Monday August 13, 2018 @ 1:01pm

Want to create your own literal "DOS box" to run DOSBox? Now you can, if you get yourself a Raspberry Pi and put aside some time to set it up!Gus from PiMyLifeUp explains in the post below how to configure your Raspberry Pi device to run DOSBox, with helpful step-by-step instructions. Unfortunately … Continue reading

Thursday August 9, 2018 @ 12:12am

There are certain DOS games that most gamers have played, or at least heard about, like DOOM, Raptor: Call of the Shadows, Commander Keen, ZZT, Scorched Earth, and hundreds more. However there are also many, many games that are virtually unknown, often created by hobbyists in their spare time. … Continue reading

Tuesday August 7, 2018 @ 1:01am

Here is a list of the games recently added to the website! Hope that you enjoy them, or at least can get some nostalgia good-feels from some of them :)Dunjax - Jeff Mather, 1990Catacombs of Nemon, Ron Dubren Associates, 1983Shaw's Nightmare - Mickey Productions, 2013Prigodi Pionerki Kseni - Yuri … Continue reading

Tags: games
Saturday August 4, 2018 @ 7:07pm

Bio Menace was released 25 years ago! In celebration of this release, 3D Realms has posted some great freebies, including the beta release of the game. From their Facebook post: 25 years ago today, Snake Logan was unleashed on the world! Snake is the star of Bio Menace, which celebrates its 25th … Continue reading

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