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Warcraft 1 Running on Droid

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Secretsound, May 13, 2010.

  1. Secretsound

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    Hey everyone I saw an article last night about drraccoon over at android central putting windows 3.1 on his droid via a program called aDosBox. Now if you know what Dosbox is, it's a way to play DOS games/programs on a number of different OS.


    Using the same way he installed Windows 3.1 on his droid I installed Warcraft 1. Now while slow it is fully functional. I will post some pics later if you guys want. I'm pretty sure any of these Dos programs will work:

    DOSBox, an x86 emulator with DOS

    Here is drraccoon's guide on how to configure programs for DosBox.

    Windows 3.1 on aDosBox

    Droid really can do anything.


    PS. Forgot to mention that sound at the moment does not work. They are working on it though.
     

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  2. OrigamiKiller

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    damn thats pretty amazing
     
  3. Fabolous

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    Whoa!

    How slow is 'slow' ?

    Is it something a 2x overclock will fix ;)
     
  4. Secretsound

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    Well so meaning like actual snail's pace slow. I have only tried Warcraft though. Im going to try Warcraft 2 later on and I all most tried Tomb Raider last night but I passed out.

    I bet I could make it faster I just have to learn how dosbox works. Plus it could just be how aDosBox runs, Its only on version like 0.1 I believe.
     
  5. jackburnt

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    I had Warcraft on my Tilt (WinMo).
     
  6. gwlaw99

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    How about Civilization?
     
  7. riffdex

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    hmm what about starcraft? :)



    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  8. Kitesurfer

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    thats awesome
     
  9. SimonSays

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    A video would be sweet. I'd like to see this.
     
  10. xsoulbrothax

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  11. riffdex

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    Any chance you could post up a video of Warcraft/etc running on Droid?
     
  12. RhymeSayers

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    If I could play Dune 2 on my Droid... I would be in heaven.
     
  13. pinesal

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    Wow, Dosbox opens up a lot of possibilities for Android. I can't wait to try this.
     
  14. Secretsound

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    Ok I will post a video tonight when I can get my hands on a video camera.


    @RhymeSayers
    I just made Dune 2 on my droid. Its up and running and I will post a video of that as well.
     
  15. altimax98

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  16. altimax98

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    Heres a question. How do you get around the physical memory problem?
     
  17. viomonk

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    What physical memory problem? the droid has plenty to spare for a tiny game like warcraft.
     
  18. jzsean

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    qfe
     
  19. altimax98

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    I was trying descent..... thats not so tiny :)
     
  20. Fadelight

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    DosBox opens... DosBox closes. :( I can't get it to run at all.
     
  21. Rota

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    I hope that DosBox gets developed further for the Droid. I tried running Fallout on it a while back and just got an out of memory error no matter what I did.
     
  22. nightelvesreasy

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    any idea if Dungeon Keeper is playable on the droid, I have been missing that game for years, probably one of the best DOS games i have ever played
     
  23. snapcase

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    The games I really wanna see running on my Droid are Arena and Daggerfall. Especially to be able to use the touch screen for swinging a sword.

    I wouldn't be surprised if the sluggishness is mostly due to how early a build it is of dosbox. Quake 2 runs well on the droid, but that thing was converted to work without an emulator.

    I can't wait until I can play those DOS games I remember and those I missed out on back in the day. But just think, in 5 years we'll probably be getting games like Crysis to run on our mobile devices.
     
  24. jackburnt

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    Dungeon Keeper's one of my favorite games. I love smacking me some imps.
     
  25. silkchaos

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    Has anyone played with this at all? wondering how well it is working now.
     

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