My Machine Plays DOS Games Too Speedily -- Can I Slow Them Down?
December 31, 2003 10:03 AM   Subscribe

I saw a thread about DOS games, but I'm wondering - I can play DOS games on my system, but my modern computer's speed makes most games move too fast to be that enjoyable (I'm thinking of the original Oregon Trail, in particular). Is there any way to slow them down, or is this a lost cause?
posted by agregoli to Computers & Internet (9 answers total)
MoSlo is one of the main utilities for doing this, but Googling for "dos slowdown" turns up this forum thread with a list of similar utilities.
posted by majick at 10:23 AM on December 31, 2003

Wow, thanks. AskMeFi Rules!
posted by agregoli at 10:32 AM on December 31, 2003

agregoli, I was actually going to post a similar question regarding Ultima VII. I did run across this, but I haven't tried it yet.

And I used to love Oregon Trail! If you have a line on the version with the animated deer I'd love to know about it.
posted by Cyrano at 12:47 PM on December 31, 2003

Cyrano, you may want to check out Exult for your U7 needs.
posted by Sangre Azul at 1:00 PM on December 31, 2003

I have the version with the animated deer, where you hunt for food, right? I'm going to go search it out tonight and try the slow down thing.
posted by agregoli at 1:07 PM on December 31, 2003

Oregon Trail download.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:42 PM on December 31, 2003

Oregon Trail is so cool.
posted by Keyser Soze at 11:21 PM on December 31, 2003

stavrosthewonderchicken, why would you post something that requires people to pay for it before they download the software, if its abandonware?

You can find Oregon Trail and almost every old game if you look.
posted by Keyser Soze at 11:29 PM on December 31, 2003

'cause I obviously didn't look closely at the site in question this morning after a quick googling, Keyser Soze.

Apologies : I assumed that if they called it abandonware, it was being given away. As my young interlocuter mentions, there are a multitude of sources for things like this. The underdogs site linked above is probably the best, but I couldn't remember it when I posted this morning.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:51 AM on January 1, 2004

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