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Posts tagged “dosbox”

Feature: That's just, like, your opinion, man

DIY transcendence with Timothy Leary’s Mind Mirror

“You can be anyone, this time around,” echoes the husky voice of 60s trip-trailblazer Timothy Leary, as kids play on arcade machines that fade into the grinning face of the “good doctor” himself. “You’re the first generation in human history to know how to control your own nervous system.” As the soundtrack hits heady new heights of grooviness, a troupe of long-haired youngsters dancing through…

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Feature: Meet gaming’s restoration experts

How GOG.com Save And Restore Classic Videogames

“Hunting for distribution rights is essentially detective work,” says Marcin Paczyński, Head of Product at GOG. “Rights can repeatedly change hands or be split up between different parties, and it’s our job to get to the bottom of what happened.” Preservation of old games involves more than just an extra patch. The journey from dusty unplayable relic to polished, cross-platform installer is a minefield of…

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NaClBox: Play Monkey Island In A Browser

That's my slightly sensationalist tabloid headline, but it's entirely true. So long as you own the game, etc. And via the burgeoning magic that is NaClBox. Which really does let you play Monkey Island, or indeed any other DOS game playable in DOSBox, in a web browser. If that web browser is Google's Chrome. I know it's true - I did it.

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DOSBox, We Salute You

It is impossible to overstate quite how much open source emulator DOSBox has done for PC gaming. Without the tireless efforts of its volunteer staff, vast tracts of PC gaming history would be all but lost to us and our fancy modern operating systems. Yeah, the likes of Steam and GoG may be keeping olden classics in print, but c'mon - they're doing it for…

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