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#1 Almirena


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Posted 22 August 2005 - 03:06 AM

What is DOSBox? I can do no better than quote from its creators:

DOSBox is a DOS-emulator that uses the SDL-library which makes DOSBox very easy to port to different platforms. DOSBox has already been ported to many different platforms, such as Windows, BeOS, Linux, MacOS X...

DOSBox also emulates CPU:286/386 realmode/protected mode, Directory FileSystem/XMS/EMS, Tandy/Hercules/CGA/EGA/VGA/VESA graphics, a SoundBlaster/Gravis Ultra Sound card for excellent sound compatibility with older games...

You can "re-live" the good old days with the help of DOSBox, it can run plenty of the old classics that don't run on your new computer!

DOSBox is totally free of charge and OpenSource.

DOSBox can be downloaded from here.

The Wiki page about DOSBox is here

But don't start playing just yet... because the best way to play QfG1, QfG2, QfG3 and QfG4 is to download the NewRisingSun patch specific to each game. (QfG5 is not DOS-based, and thus doesn't fall into this category.) Download the respective patch, unzip into the game's folder, and that's all there is to it. The download link is here.

The main thread that has the information and links to help you play QfG3 in the best way is here.

Bear in mind that, according to the best information we have, the ideal way to play QfG is to use BOTH the NewRisingSun patch AND DOSBox.

The patch is necessary in order to fix some timing errors (bugs) that are part of QfG3 (the endless Laibon "Why have you come here, friend of Rakeesh?", the spear-throwing, etc.), and it will not adversely affect your system.

DosBox will recreate the environment originally intended for the playing of the games.

Happy playing!