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7. Playing with DOS > Hacks 68–71: Introduction

Hacks 68–71: Introduction

In this age of user-friendly operating systems, automatic upgrades, and slick graphical user interfaces, isn’t there a part of you that longs for the simplicity and the pliability of the good old C:\> prompt? Many of us are schooled in the ways of Disk Operating System, or DOS, the simplistic but powerful OS that used to run our lives before Windows 95.

Sure, maybe all things considered you’d rather not go back. But perhaps you want to find some of the old DOS games that you remember so fondly. Or maybe you still have the floppies (yes, floppies) sitting around, but need a solution that will let you actually play the games again on your modern, superfast hardware. Or maybe you’re interested in writing your own DOS game. If that’s the case, then the hacks in this chapter will satisfy all your primal urges.


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