How to Run Old Games on Your New PC: A DOSBox Tutorial

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\"\"Today’s gaming scene is constantly producing experiences that couldn’t have been conceived of two decades ago, but sometimes, there’s just no beating the classics. Enter the DOSBox, a free-to-use emulator that allows users to play almost any DOS-based game – from Doom to Wolfenstein 3D to Ultima – on almost any modern system.

DOSBox is certainly a nifty tool for any retro gamer out there, but as DesktopReview notes, it takes a particular course of action in order to work. After downloading the emulator, users will have to extract their desired games onto their C: drives and into their own separate folders, which cannot have spaces and must be named in eight characters or less.

From there, certain commands need to be executed, and certain folders need to be accessed, but TG will let DesktopReview take it over from there in its complete How To guide for running old games on new PCs, which also includes brief FAQ for those who get lost in the process.

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