I have access to an old Toshiba 386 PC (T2000Sx) with an extremely unusual VGA system font; which I would like to recover as a font file and document in a web site. How can I write a program which reads the font data from VGA memory and writes it to the floppy? [more inside]
I'm trying to remember an old gold mining video game (probably mid to late 80s). I think it was dos. It was similar to Miner VGA, but after playing that a few times it was definitely not that game. [more inside]
Looking for video games with a certain sense of exploring the physical space in a detailed and realistic way. [more inside]
Help me play Cosmology of Kyoto (I have a DOS disk image of the CD) on my Mac using VirtualBox. [more inside]
What was this early 90's Gauntlet clone I remember playing as a kid? [more inside]
One of the odder bits of MS-DOS trivia I picked up in my formative years (presumably from More DOS for Dummies) was that if you precede a command with an equals sign, it'll still work just fine (e.g. "dir" but typed as "=dir"). Why is this?
Need advice on a DOS emulator to run on a XP SP3 system that does not have, and never will have an internet connection.
I need suggestions for old DOS era games that only supported playing with the original floppy disk(s) in drive A: and offered no hard disk install option. [more inside]
I am looking for an old BASIC(?)-programmed DOS game. It is about defending North America from an invasion of killer bees. I believe the file was SWARM.EXE, and I'm pretty sure it was freeware. [more inside]
What DOS war game was I playing? [more inside]
Help me find this old game! [more inside]
Where did I read a story that included someone threatening to install DOS 1.0 on a robot/android/uncooperative computer? [more inside]
I'm trying to pull old Ensoniq SQ-80 sequencer files from ancient floppies, and I have a few questions. [more inside]
There's this quasi-educatainment game that I had in the 80s. It was CGA graphics, on MS-DOS... The idea was breeding cats with dominant and recessive genes. The only cat game I can seem to find online is Alley Cat, but that's nothing like it. This game is a grid of something like 4 cats across, and 2 down. I don't remember what the exact point of the game was.
Trying to remember the name of (and possibly get) an old DOS video game I used to play in the mid 1990s, and probably featured a woman as the lead character. [more inside]
When I was a kid I played a DOS game that involved a man running through mazes and avoiding man-eating worms to collect pieces to build a knight. The game ends with the completed knight fighting a dragon. Does anyone have any idea what this game was called?
Did I confabulate this, or did my very youthful self really play an early 90s DOS adventure game where you ran around with a group of dinosaurs trying to save the dinosaurs from extinction? [more inside]
I am having a little trouble at work...with all the unspoken rules and expectations. I don't have anyone to teach me these things nor do I have enough/any work experience to learn..and I'd like to learn these things fast! [more inside]
What's this RPG from the Windows 3 era I'm thinking of? [more inside]
Floppy disk recovery service: I recently came across a cache of some very old 3.5" floppy disks of mine. Windows XP can't read these DOS disks. I would like to ship these off to a professional service which will safely export the data (onto a CD, say) and send it all back to me. Can you recommend a company which provides this sort of service? Thanks.
What are some of the best games for DOS that still have lasting appeal? [more inside]
Hi AskMeFi. Can someone tell me how to combine 350 text files into one large text file so that the original filenames and dates are included above (or below) each entry? I'm using Vista Home Premium and they are all generic .txt files. I'm moving all of my notes into Evernote but want to save the names and dates of the individual txt files.
How do I print an old dos-era postscript file (font encoding: codepage 850) containing german umlauts?
MS-DOS/Legacy file format filter: How do I convert an old postscript file (font encoding: codepage 850) containing german umlauts to pdf?/ How do I print such a file on modern printers? [more inside]
I'm looking for a DOS-based CPU speed tester that I remember seeing years ago. It told you how your machine compared to various pre-measured setups. I don't remember how it presented the speed (MIPS, maybe?), but there was a large table of CPU types (386SX/25MHz, 486DX/50MHZ etc.) that it compared the measured result against. Anyone know of such a program? [more inside]
Idle nostalgic curiosity is driving me crazy - looking for at least the name (at best, a working version) of a late 80s/early 90s DOS (not arcade) 2-d ninja game - very simple, and the most notable characteristic is that the entire game was in uber-simple orange-red-green VGA palette colors against a black background. [more inside]
I'm trying to remember a DOS game I used to play. It was an adventure type game where each level you had a task to complete in a dungeons-and-dragons type setting, so mages, archers, skeletons, that sort of thing. [more inside]
How can I install/use the DOS batch scripting SLEEP command with Vista Ultimate? It does not exist by default. Back while scripting on XP, I used to install the free package "Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools" which came with this command. [more inside]
Help me find an obscure DOS application that had a variety of topics. [more inside]
Help me recover some deleted files on an old DOS system. [more inside]
Can you help my sister & me identify this half-remembered DOS game? [more inside]
Making DOS program get along with new Windows XP machine and ancient printer: How to change the name of the printer port from USB001 to LPT1? [more inside]
How can I SSH (or telnet) into my Windows machine (2000 and XP) and get a command line?
I am trying to find a way to generate a CSV table based on output from two or more command line programs (DOS on Windows XP). [more inside]
Old DOS game involving adventuring around Los Angeles... [more inside]
Does anyone know of a text editor for DOS that does syntax coloring? [more inside]
Some guy is DoS-attacking my mail server. Can I determine his name from his server's static IP? [more inside]
I used to play an old DOS game in which you had to manuever a paper airplane through a house, with each room being a different level, each of which got progressively harder through the addition of obstacles. The plane, if I recall correctly, had a fixed rate of descent and could only rise by moving over a fan/vent. If you touched anything you died. It was an awesome combination of puzzle/action. Bonus points if you tell me how I can play it on a modern WinXP box.
Working in Win XP, I just ran TREE.COM against a dir structure and saved the results to a file; now I'd like to print it. [more inside]
DOSFilter: I want to create regular backups of a certain file, but details may change as well as folders - how do I do this? [more inside]
How do I tell whether my site was hit by a denial of service attack? [Server logs inside.] [more inside]
My router logs show that I have been under what looks like a sustained low level DOS attack for quite a while now. An example entry is: 1 Blocked by DoS protection 10.69.0.1 I assume the IP is spoofed because it is a reserved IP and I am on a 192.168.*.* local network. What can I find out or determine about the attack? What tools and resources are available?
What is this? Mid-late eighties DOS game. In space or underwater. Little submarine or spaceship guy, cruising around a platform/maze type environment. There are teleports with codes to move between some areas. x [more inside]
I need to boot to DOS in XP. How do I make a bootable CD? The command prompt will not do the trick as i need to be able to access the hardware.
I'm trying to get a of an old based program but i can't use printscreen (keyboard), snagit, and the window sizes to fullscreen. Any suggestions better then taking a photo of the (i'm sick of putting reflections of my head in reports). More inside... [more inside]
Help me find this old DOS computer game. The talk of SkiFree reminded me of a favorite DOS Civil War simulator that was called, get this, Civil War Simulator, CWS.exe. It was a turn-based game, with multiple armies (Jackson, McClellan, Grant, Lee, etc.) that started out in certain cities and the player (as either north or south) moved the troops around to various battles, which were won based on numbers of troops, supplies, skill, location, etc. You could split or fuse your armies to take on more opponent's armies or fight them better and more. [more inside]
How do I get the ouput of a windows console program / script into a batch file variable? [more inside]
How do I backup lots of files in DOS (Windows "recovery" mode)? [more inside]
Does anyone know if there a way to add a file to add an MP3 to my iTunes library, on Windows, using the command line? [more inside]
Does anyone know of a program (preferably free and/or open source) for automating DOS applications? I have a DOS app that I can run under Windows and I just need to send it a sequence of keypresses.
I am searching for a DOS video game from the late 80s or very early 90s called Alpha Waves. I believe it was made in a country called France... [more inside]
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