Is there a website to play DOS games w speed control?

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dbtothados
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Is there a website to play DOS games w speed control?

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Looking for a site where I can play the games with some sort of speed control. classic reload has a nice dosbox emulator but I can't control the crazy fast speed, even with their key command. Any others out there?
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Re: Is there a website to play DOS games w speed control?

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dbtothados wrote:classic reload has a nice dosbox emulator but I can't control the crazy fast speed, even with their key command
This is probably because the cycles are set to max, which emulates way more CPU power than needed on modern host PCs.

You need to manually configure DOSBox to use less cycles. I have found the limit cycles option as described here very useful. Most VGA games run near perfectly with the following setting:

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cycles=auto 70% limit 26800
According to DOSBox wiki (link above) this produces an approximate equivalent of a 486 PC.

Note that you might want to use a different setting,

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cycles=max 70% limit 26800
if you're playing resource-intensive real mode games, as otherwise they will be stuck with the default 3000 cycles auto mode.
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