DOSBox Nostalgia Thread

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#62

Nice writing and I’m always a sucker for CGA graphics!
But what are thoe green circles in pictures (for example) 5 & 6?
Is that an approximation of landmass?


#63

Yeah, that’s what it is. :slight_smile:

While I’m here, another old oft-repeat-played nostalgia game, on DOSBox…


#64

Sure wish I could get Super EF2000 to work on my current system.
My first flightsim, and it was great!


#65

You could try PCEM https://pcem-emulator.co.uk/ with Windows 95/98. I have it setup with some old Widnows games that casue trouble on newer OS-es and doesn’t work on DOSBox (for being Windows only). Or you can just get EF2000 v2.0 or TACTCOM on DOSBox - they are basically the same version as SEF2000 for Windows but running on DOS. If you go this route you may want to try out EF2000 Reloaded.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX6s-1S89Kg
It works with DOS versions of the game and brings many improvements. It even let’s you use your Track IR as emulated VFX-1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VFX1_Headgear

Here’s me testing Track IR wih EF2000 Reloaded


#66

I have started a new campaign in my Jane’s Fighters series. The first mission in Baltics is quite unique for a serious flight sim :wink:

Any news on Quetzalcoatl or Atomic Moth comming to DCS World. :sweat_smile:


#67

I can FLY it alright. But I’ll be damned if I know how to FIGHT in it. I have no idea how any of that stuff works. As usual.


#68

Don’t be too modest Beach, your AARs from Falcon4 SP3/4 (who remembers that?) had taught me many useful things in the past.


#69

Yeah, but back then he was YOUNG and FIT. :stuck_out_tongue:


#70

That’s 50% more than I can do in it right now. I can takeoff just barely and fly it along nicely, but landing is OUT.


#71

I WISH the Eurofighter could carry 570 internal gun rounds. :roll_eyes:
Beside that… COOL!


#72

I wrote 80 of those. In 79 of them I rolled in with guns and ended up getting killed. LOL…I think there is a lesson there: Don’t A-10 in an F-16…


#73


#74

Here’s another Easter Egg in the series - Atomic Moth

Be sure to check out the “Vehicle Info” section @14:25 about the Moth, it’s hilarious. :wink:


#75

Someone Say EF2000 Reloaded? :sunglasses:

EF2000 Reloaded is more than just a DosBox front end. Mikew built his own DosBox version to interpret the raw 3DFX code at the hardware level and translate it to OpenGL, so you actually get the full polygons set at your screen resolution rather than rendered at 640x400 and upconverted. The front end (my meager contribution in this effort) makes multiplayer campaigns a breeze (at least to the extent possible given the comparatively primitive netcode). The TrackIR is pretty sweet as well, as you can see.


#76

There was a few easter eggs in USNF/MF DoS Version

USNF 97 Cut some out,

I miss Fighters Anthology

Strike Fighters Project 1 was gonna be my Fighters Anthology Replacement,

DCS World instead took that spot.


#77

I spent the majority of the 90s flying Jane’s titles. USNF and its addons/sequels, USNF 97, the Longbow and other planes, IAF…

To this day, NO ONE has done training missions as well as Longbow. The walk around, the instructor doing things, handing it off to you, taking control back, highlighting things in the cockpit… DCS has finally approached that benchmark, but has not quite equaled it yet, let alone surpassed it. Twenty year old title, hard to believe.

Don’t get me wrong, I flew plenty of Dynamix/Sierra and MPS sims as well, even the Rowan ones and DI and DID and iMagic, but due to the sheer number and quality of the titles, I think Jane’s got over 50% of my time.


#78

Could you elaborate? I only know of Atomic Moth, “do some of that pilot s**t” RIO comment and making your RIO lose his dinner :wink:


#79

Another fine classic from the old days, read the video description for some cool info (and trivia at the end) and enjoy.


Persian Gulf for DCS World (formally known as Straits of Hormuz)
#80

#81

I’d like to have a few beers with that guy, and browse through his flightsim collection!