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    LiveDOSGames

    What is LiveDOSGames?

    LiveDosGames is a free, portable, fast Linux Operating System, which contains old, but legendary Dos games. It's small, so it can be stored on an USB stick, but it doesn't mean that it doesn't contain the everyday, general programs(Media Player, Picture Viewer etc.). If you would miss something(Games, different editors etc.) then with a click you can activate it, and it automatically puts itself to the menu, it doesn't need any installation and configuring.

    Yes, that's right! LiveDOSGames is a Linux Distro streamlined and pre-configured with DOSBox and bundled with 78 commercial DOS games (with many more being added soon). It is a fully functioning up to date Linux environment too, and uses a module based system to download and install extra parts into the OS. This is much better than the old Linux mothod of needed to download distribution packages and then compile them for your OS. Now it does this all automatically for you. Might nicer.

    And you can run it from a 512MB USB memory stick too, so you could set on up and then do some gaming at work!

    Take a look at http://livedosgames.com/

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    There is a video showing LiveDosGames running on YouTube, here:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d8on6W9K-I

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    Well that's great, I'm gonna try this out. Do you have to boot from the stick?

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    Yes. Make sure you download the latest 0.3 release from the site as it has a better installer that means you don't need to do as much when setting the OS up. You do still need to edit a couple of text files though to set the OS language and graphics card drivers. This is explained on their forum in the LiveDosGames 0.2.1/Installation section.

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    Do you only get the torrent file?

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    For thee latest release they only have the torrent due to the amount of interest. They then make it available as a download later.

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    Ok, so I have to d/l it at home, torrents don't work here, which is totally understandable

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    Looks great I am checking this out thanks!!!!
    Last edited by Chewieshmoo; 10th February 2009 at 00:37. Reason: Double posting - posts have been automerged
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    awesome, os is going to be installed on my work's experimental os vmware server asap.

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    I'm gonna try this out later ... sounds gool!

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