How To: Play Classic MS-DOS Games in Ubuntu Linux


Ever wanted to play all of those classic MS-DOS games that you have on floppy in your old dusty drawer, but don’t have any retro MS-DOS computer? Don’t worry, you can play (almost) all of them in a emulated MS-DOS environment. And the emulator is called ‘dosbox’, and it’s not only available for Linux, Windows and Mac to! (among others)
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Building Stuff In Ubuntu?

Are you finding it hard to find all of those necessary libraries when building your binaries in Ubuntu/Debian?? Well my friend, I’m here to help, apparently you can install all the necessary dependencies with the Ubuntu/Debian apt-get command (if off course the package is in the database, hihi), just type:

sudo apt-get build-dep <package>

And you should be fine, all of the necessary dependencies will be downloaded and installed.

Run Wine On Mac Without Compiling Anything

From time to time, you may need to run a Windows app or two on your Mac or Linux computer, almost all of the famous Windows apps can be run with Wine. However, you always have to compile the damn thing! But recently, I have found a package for Mac that includes the latest stable Wine binary, no compiling necessary! And the package is called “PlayOnMac”, it’s sort of a little brother of the much bigger package for Linux called “PlayOnLinux“.

You can download PlayOnMac by Clicking Here, Download and install it.

Now, i’ll show you how you can run a Windows executable with it. If it is and installation executable then you can simply double click it and the PlayOnMac wizard will pop up to help you. But our goal here is to run wine from the console, just as if you had compiled it.

  1. Launch PlayOnMac
  2. Click “Tools” on the top menu bar
  3. Click “PlayOnMac Console”

And there you go! Now all you have to do is change to your desired directory and type: wine “windows exe”

Mac OS X: How To Open The Terminal

So you have just found a great article online that requiers you to have access to the Mac OS X terminal, but where is it? No worries, i’ll show you.

  1. Open “Finder”
  2. Open “Applications”
  3. Open “Utilities”
  4. And finally, open “Terminal”