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DOS
ManufacturerIBM, Microsoft
Released1981
Total Games2951 (412 present)
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For help running MS-DOS games on modern operating systems, see the DOSBox guide.

Microsoft's MS-DOS and its direct competitor IBM's PC DOS were operating systems released in 1981, based on an OS called 86-DOS. As a result of being distributed on IBM systems during the '80s it became immensely successful, and the platform of choice for computer games.

After the release of Windows 95 many games were still produced primarily for MS-DOS, albeit including some additional features when run under Windows. Once DirectX gained widespread support, DOS was quickly abandoned by developers.

On more modern versions of Windows many DOS games will not run correctly, and, just as often, many will not run at all. One popular solution for running these games correctly is the open-source emulator DOSBox.

Pages in category "DOS"

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