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Does anyone still use dosbox?

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Every mapper who mapped for vanilla must have any DOSBOX close at hand.

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On 4/24/2024 at 1:56 AM, Homer_hardware said:

Does anyone still use dosbox doom when there is crispy doom and chocolate doom?

 

Just curious.

Yep, i like to manually startup doom from dosbox it makes me feel like im tech savy 

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I'm running Dosbox regulary for ancient (doom) tools I'm still  using.

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I prefer playing 90's and early 2000's wads in DOSBox. And especially i like the original look and gameplay of the game, even though i started with more modern ports.

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You can get DOOM running in DOSBox through Retroarch with CRT shaders for some interesting results... novert-240123-044459.png.22e4210d64bd550f0ce8dd569e23e638.png

 

It definitely can't replace an actual CRT, but it looks pretty cool, and I imagine someone who knows what they're doing with the shaders settings (which I don't :P) could make it look even better and more accurate.

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7 minutes ago, DJ Groggy in the Morning said:

You can get DOOM running in DOSBox through Retroarch with CRT shaders for some interesting results...

ShaderGlass isn't half bad as well. You can even run multiple shaders with it combined with ReShade!

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Everyone wants to talk about CRT scanlines but nobody wants to emulate hitting the degauss button on your monitor. 

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2 hours ago, DJ Groggy in the Morning said:

You can get DOOM running in DOSBox through Retroarch with CRT shaders for some interesting results... 

 

It definitely can't replace an actual CRT, but it looks pretty cool, and I imagine someone who knows what they're doing with the shaders settings (which I don't :P) could make it look even better and more accurate.

 

This is the only way I can play Doom in 320x200, with a CRT or a shader, the other way pixels are too large. With the same CRT pattern 640x400 could look like Full HD on my old monitor. Long live CRT. Well, here's how I play it if it's not DosBox (PCem shaders).

 

If it comes to DosBox, then DosBox SVN Retro (Optionals v23) with lottes CRT is also something I really like, with a slight modification that makes it brighter.

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3 hours ago, taufan99 said:

ShaderGlass isn't half bad as well. You can even run multiple shaders with it combined with ReShade!

Really cool little program, It seems way more practical than something like ReShade. Thanks for the recommendation!

 

1 hour ago, Darkcrafter07 said:

This is the only way I can play Doom in 320x200, with a CRT or a shader, the other way pixels are too large. With the same CRT pattern 640x400 could look like Full HD on my old monitor. Long live CRT. Well, here's how I play it if it's not DosBox (PCem shaders).

 

If it comes to DosBox, then DosBox SVN Retro (Optionals v23) with lottes CRT is also something I really like, with a slight modification that makes it brighter.

I gave it a try with your modded version of CRT Lottes and it looks great, definitely helps interpolate the pixels, which improves how jarring the original 320x200 can look on modern displays. Thanks for sharing!

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Rarely, though still for the odd vintage game with no modern port, and rarer still for FPS games. My eyes cannot handle 320x200 super fast action on a 28-inch screen for very long.

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On 4/24/2024 at 5:46 AM, Sneezy McGlassFace said:

Dosbox has been abandoned so I recommend using its successors instead. Dosbox-staging or dosbox-x.

Is mainline DOSBox officially abandoned now, or is it just still in that weird limbo where the lead dev refuses to make a proper new release but still gets super salty about people saying the project is dead?

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52 minutes ago, ETTiNGRiNDER said:

Is mainline DOSBox officially abandoned now, or is it just still in that weird limbo where the lead dev refuses to make a proper new release but still gets super salty about people saying the project is dead?

 

If you want to answer to that question, you can create an account on https://www.vogons.org/index.php and ask them yourself.  That's where they hang out.

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I used to when I started playing around 2020, becuase i just didnt like the unity version (maybe it was just the obnoxious intro). But then I found out that, big shock, the game that has famously been ported to everything from pregnancy tests to calculators also has plenty of great community made 64 bit windows ports.

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I only use dosbox from time to time, but not for doom, my main source port is GZDoom, for obvious reasons

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It's a bit offtop but DosBox can be used sometimes to pull out MIDIs out of old games by recording either MPU or DRO commands but v0.65 works the best for such purposes. Some adlib tracker songs may also be transcribed this way.

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