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Loved Wing Commander I and II (they're the whole reason I ever started buying Joysticks for my PC's).  The Space Quest games, awsome parodies. Patched Doom on a LAN was such a great waste of time and Civ has probably wasted months of my life.

Does anyone remember Star Controll 2? because that has to be bar-none my favorite dos game of all time.

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Makepeacefox said:
thetonestarr said:

Growing up, I didn't own an NES. I had no Atari, and the Master System was nowhere to be found at my home.

But I was an extraordinarily avid videogamer.

Enter the PC. DOS gaming was the pinnacle of gaming to me. Commander Keen, Sim City 2000, Jill of the Jungle, Arkanoid, Prince of Persia, Star Goose, Wacky Wheels, Bio Menace, and many, many more. DOS games are where it's at. I owned 'em all.


I recently downloaded a torrent to recover all the dozens of old DOS games I used to own, and I got a frontend for DOSbox to make it easier to load 'em, so I'm getting back into all the great classics. =)



-What front end is this and where did you get it from? I'd like some way of making DOSbox easier to use becasue my DOS skills are very poor :(

There's one that I used to love, but I can't remember what it was. It had icon buttons and whatnot, and genre tabs. I liked it a lot.

I've been using DFend Reloaded instead.



Thanks thetonestarr! I'll give that one a go.

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Dfend Reloaded is pretty good. Actually, it's probably far better than the other one, in terms of what it does for you. It allows you to set the Dosbox.conf file for each individual game with a simple Windows clickable interface.

Then, it displays each game/program you add in a simple alphabetical list with a small icon next to it.

It's very nicely done. Probably the most useful frontend you'll find.