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Most of you know what DOSBox is, but for those who hear this name for the very first time we're coming to the rescue - DOSBox is a freely available, cross platform emulation software that allows you to run DOS based programs and games on modern operating systems. Thanks to this great piece of code many DOS based games on GOG.com run smoothly on your modern, lightning fast and powerful PCs!

Qbix, one of the creators of DOSBox, had couple important questions about GOG that needed to be answered, so he sat down with some staff members and pulled the answers out from them ;). On DOSBox.com you can read the whole thing.
DosBox is one of the best emulation tools ever made.
Post edited January 10, 2011 by tejozaszaszas
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tejozaszaszas: DosBox is one of the best emulation tools ever made.
agree :))
btw: ive a problem. Yesterday, i downloaded TES 2: Daggerfall, and cant install it cuz of limited space on my HDD. It is really funny, because on my "c:" is now 16gb free, and "the installation" says i have only 230 mb on "c", so thats why i cant install the game. :(
Us, PR team, we work on a plan how to create some buzz around those games without pissing off our community by another site closedown.
Well, I laughed.
Nice interview! can't wait to see what's to come for 2011
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tejozaszaszas: DosBox is one of the best emulation tools ever made.
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SeeDMako: agree :))
btw: ive a problem. Yesterday, i downloaded TES 2: Daggerfall, and cant install it cuz of limited space on my HDD. It is really funny, because on my "c:" is now 16gb free, and "the installation" says i have only 230 mb on "c", so thats why i cant install the game. :(
Follow the guides on the Bethesda forum. The Bethesda provided guide with the download isn't very good. There is also an unofficially packaged version of Daggerfall out there if you google for it.

For your specific error you need to use the -freesize switch (mentioned in the DOSBox (README) on mounting your virtual c:.

DOSBox by default only shows 260meg of free space unless you specify otherwise using --freesize xxx



P.S. All of the above has absolutely nothing to do with a DOSBox interview so in the future you are better off posting a thread about your issue here on the forum or at vogons or asking the people who made the game (Bethesda).
"Yes, UAC is really pain in the a... Our games are being checked prior to install and with UAC enabled on some 1+gb games can take a LOT of time before you can install your game."

My custom installer installs Torchlight (450mb game) faster than your's Teenagent installer. Not to mention that the GOG installer also bloats the system. I don't see how UAC is causing the trouble.

"we’re providing a full-package meaning the game being "remastered" to work on modern systems, so we don’t see a good reason to provide people with unnecessary files."

Okay, lets take FlatOut as an example. The game requires the "resources" folder and the main exe. Only these two things when installing it. Nothing else. Why are there many more files with the package that GOG has (including leftover DRM dll files, like the "paul.dll" file for example?
I really like the last part, about your DRM-free commitment.
I'm sure this is the right way to earn trust from gamers, and it's not easy to find someone involved in that business that really believes in it... long live to Gog.com!
Geez dosbox.com really really likes linking to itself doesn't it?

Good interview though, nice to get a bit more behind the scenes info though now I'm really curious to know what games they have that don't work
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Aliasalpha: Geez dosbox.com really really likes linking to itself doesn't it?

Good interview though, nice to get a bit more behind the scenes info though now I'm really curious to know what games they have that don't work
I did that in case people copy the interview.
Very nice interview! It was extremely informative, and yet easy to read (not a whole lot of unnecessary or meant to impress tech terms)
The only thing it didn't have (which I was hoping for) was a list of some of the games that are being worked on for 2011. Oh well, I guess I'll just have to wait and see!

Even though I do use other Digital game distributors as well, I do think that the experience I get with GOG is by far the best.
Best thing I got from the Interview is, that I know now that there are still a lot of Games in the Pipeline to be released :)
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Qbix: I did that in case people copy the interview.
Well done interview.

I liked the part about the abandonware sites. It's a good argument in business talks.
nice to see an update at the start of the week, keep it up! :)
A very nice interview. And it points out, that paradoxical fear of piracy. I absolutely agree with gog staff. Actually, I took notice of gog via abandonia the first time. All games of gog are now linked from abandonia to here - so this seems to be the best way against piracy. So keep going, gog!

By the way: I'm really curious about the "major titles in 2011"...