arrrgh's Doomworld Forums Blog

arrrgh's Doomworld Forums Blog

My DOS PC September 25, 2009, 11:09 pm
Well, not really. Everyone chatting about their antique systems and how slow they are made me nostalgic for some DOS, so I got QEMU working and dug up my old floppies.

As you can see, my machine is pretty pimped, with a 300(!)MB harddisk, a Cirrus VGA card and a CD-ROM drive. Top of the range, assuming you're living in 1994.

I had even found my old DOS Supplemental disk, which has some of the most important files in gaming history: GORILLAS.BAS and NIBBLES.BAS.

Doom! Because I'm kinda lazy I didn't install the QEMU accelerator module, so I even get super-oldsk00l CPU speeds. High-quality and full screen size will chug looking at anything remotely complex, so low-detail is the way to go, with the screen size turned down a few notches to keep the FPS high. Is this around 386ish speeds?

With such inspiring results from Doom, the logical step would be to run Quake, but unfortunately it crashed before it got to the menu :(

Stay tuned for more exciting DOS stuff!