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Windows port from DOS games

Postby theelf » 2013-7-21 @ 10:28

Hi, I was not sure if post this in Windows or DOS area, but I think is best here

I bought a nice very small fan-less computer, and now is running Windows XP from a 16GB CF card

Of course, the best is to play DOS games :blush: but if with a windows version much better!


I try to compile a list of windows version of DOS games, don´t care if is a "port", engine, or just official

JUST THEY RUN IN WINDOWS WITHOUT DOS, EMULATION, OR WHATEVER IS NOT WINDOWS NATIVE

If people, can help me to do the list, I will be very happy, for sure, I´m missing a lot of games

For now, this are the games I found, please, correct mistakes

This list is specially made for all this Pentium 3, Athlon XP, low end Pentium 4, etc users, that have a lot of power for windows games, but no real DOS sound card or power for DOSbox, and want to enjoy DOS games too



- Temporary count: 216 DOS games are playable on windows without emulation

The Wikipedia say: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Index_of_MS-DOS_games

3556 total DOS games then, a 6% of total dos games are already playable on a native windows way :happy:




For a good list of FPS source ports, read this website

http://quakeone.com/forums/quake-talk/other-games/6105-fps-source-ports.html




Abuse - abuse - http://abuse.zoy.org/
Arcade volleyball - http://gav.sourceforge.net/
Arthur's Birthday - Scummvm
Arthur's Teacher Trouble - Scummvm
Atomino -Remake - http://www.minionsoft.com/wordpress/?page_id=136
Atomix - Atomic - not exact port http://www.classic-retro-games.com/Atomic_172.html
Bargon Attack - Scummvm
Bear Stormin' - Scummvm
Beneath a Steel Sky - Scummvm
Blue Force - Scummvm
Boppin - official http://jenniverse.com/boppin%20main.html
Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror - Scummvm
Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars - Scummvm
Bud Tucker in Double Trouble - Scummvm
Caesar 2 - official
Carmageddon - official
Castle of Dr. Brain (EGA and VGA) - Scummvm
Caverns of Xaskazien - official
Chex Quest - official
Chex Quest 2 - official
Civilization - official
Codename: ICEMAN - Scummvm
Colonization - FreeCol - http://www.freecol.org/index.php
Command & Conquer / Red Alert - official
Commander Keen 1,2,3,4 - Cgenius - http://sourceforge.net/projects/cloneke ... s/CGenius/
Conquests of Camelot - Scummvm
Conquests of the Longbow (EGA and VGA) - Scummvm
Cruise for a Corpse - Scummvm
Dark Forces - DarkXL - http://darkxl.wordpress.com/
Day of the Tentacle - Scummvm
Descent - DXX-Rebirth - http://www.dxx-rebirth.com/
Descent 2 - DXX-Rebirth - http://www.dxx-rebirth.com/
Discworld - Scummvm
Discworld II - Missing presumed...!? - Scummvm
Doom 1, 2 - prboom - prboom, zdoom, etc
Dragon History - Scummvm
Drascula: The Vampire Strikes Back - Scummvm
DreamWeb - Scummvm
Duke Nukem 1,2,3 - reduke - http://k1n9duk3.k1.ohost.de/files/reduke.zip
Duke Nukem 3D - JFDuke3D http://www.jonof.id.au/jfduke3d
Dune II - Dune Legacy http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/dunelegacy/
Dungeon Keeper - official
EcoQuest 2: Lost Secret of the Rainforest - Scummvm
EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus - Scummvm
Elvira - Mistress of the Dark - Scummvm
Elvira II - The Jaws of Cerberus - Scummvm
Eye of the Beholder - Scummvm
Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon - Scummvm
Fallout 2 /Tactics - official
Fanmade Games - Scummvm
Fascination - Scummvm
Flashback - REminiscence http://cyxdown.free.fr/reminiscence/
Flight of the Amazon Queen - Scummvm
Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist - Scummvm
Frogger - Remake - http://www.minionsoft.com/wordpress/?page_id=96
Full Throttle - Scummvm
Future Wars - Scummvm
Geisha - Scummvm
Gobliiins - Scummvm
Gobliins 2 - Scummvm
Goblins 3 - Scummvm
Gods - http://jotd.pagesperso-orange.fr/gods/index.html
Gold Rush! - Scummvm
Grand Theft Auto - official
Green Eggs and Ham - Scummvm
Heretic - prboom, zdoom, etc
Heroes of Might and Magic: A Strategic Quest - official
Hexen - prboom, zdoom, etc
Hoyle Classic Card Games - Scummvm
Hoyle's Book of Games 1 - Scummvm
Hoyle's Book of Games 2 - Scummvm
Hoyle's Book of Games 3 (EGA and VGA) - Scummvm
Hugo 2: Whodunit? - Scummvm
Hugo 3: Jungle of Doom - Scummvm
Hugo's House of Horrors - Scummvm
I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream - Scummvm
Ignition - official
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis - Scummvm
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - Scummvm
Inherit the Earth: Quest for the Orb - Scummvm
Jones in the Fast Lane - Scummvm
Just Grandma and Me - Scummvm
Ken's Labyrinth - LAB3D/SDL http://www.icculus.org/LAB3D/
King's Quest I - Scummvm
King's Quest I (SCI remake) - Scummvm
King's Quest II - Scummvm
King's Quest III - Scummvm
King's Quest IV - Scummvm
King's Quest IV (SCI version) - offical - Scummvm
King's Quest V (EGA and VGA) - Scummvm
King's Quest VI (low and hi res) - Scummvm
La abadia del Crimen - remake - http://www.abadiadelcrimen.com/
Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos - Scummvm
Laura Bow 2: The Dagger of Amon Ra - Scummvm
Laura Bow: The Colonel's Bequest - Scummvm
Leather Goddesses of Phobos 2 - Scummvm
Leisure Suit Larry 1 (SCI remake) (EGA and VGA) - Scummvm
Leisure Suit Larry 2 - Scummvm
Leisure Suit Larry 3 - Scummvm
Leisure Suit Larry 5 (EGA and VGA) - Scummvm
Leisure Suit Larry 6 (low res) - Scummvm
Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards - Scummvm
Lemmings - official - http://www.lemmingsuniverse.net/downloads.html
Loom - Scummvm
Lost in Time - Scummvm
Lure of the Temptress - Scummvm
Manhunter 1: New York - Scummvm
Manhunter 2: San Francisco - Scummvm
Maniac Mansion - Scummvm -
Maniac Mansion Deluxe remake http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/401/
MDK 1 - official
Mickey's Space Adventure - Scummvm
Mixed-up Fairy Tales - Scummvm
Mixed-Up Mother Goose - Scummvm
Mixed-up Mother Goose - Scummvm
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - Scummvm
Mortal Kombat Trilogy - official
NAM/Napalm - eduke32 - http://fps.maros.pri.ee/index.php?event=1473
Nippon Safes Inc. - Scummvm
Once Upon A Time: Little Red Riding Hood - Scummvm
Out of this world - official
Passport to Adventure - Scummvm
Pepper's Adventures in Time - Scummvm
Personal Nightmare - Scummvm
Police Quest 1 (SCI remake) - Scummvm
Police Quest 2 - Scummvm
Police Quest 3 (EGA and VGA) - Scummvm
Police Quest I: In Pursuit of the Death Angel - Scummvm
Putt-Putt & Fatty Bear's Activity Pack - Scummvm
Putt-Putt and Pep's Balloon-O-Rama - Scummvm
Putt-Putt and Pep's Dog on a Stick - Scummvm
Putt-Putt Enters the Race - Scummvm
Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon - Scummvm
Putt-Putt Joins the Circus - Scummvm
Putt-Putt Joins the Parade - Scummvm
Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo - Scummvm
Putt-Putt Travels Through Time - Scummvm
Putt-Putt's Fun Pack - Scummvm
Quake - winquake - zQuake, Tenebrae, etc
Quest for Glory 1 VGA remake - Scummvm
Quest for Glory 1/Hero's Quest - Scummvm
Quest for Glory 2 - Scummvm
Quest for Glory 3 - Scummvm
Raptor Call of the Shadows - official
Redneck rampage - erampage https://code.google.com/p/erampage/
Return to Zork - Scummvm
Rick Dangerous - xrick - http://www.bigorno.net/xrick/download.html
Ringworld: Revenge Of The Patriarch - Scummvm
Rise of the Triad - winrott - http://rotthq.com/rottpository/source-ports/windows/winrott/
Rodney's Funscreen - Scummvm
Ruff's Bone - Scummvm
Sam & Max Hit the Road - Scummvm
Shadow Warrior - JFShadowWarrior [url]www.jonof.id.au/jfsw‎[/url]
SimCity y 2000 - official
Simon the Sorcerer 1 - Scummvm
Simon the Sorcerer 2 - Scummvm
Simon the Sorcerer's Puzzle Pack - D.I.M.P. - Scummvm
Simon the Sorcerer's Puzzle Pack - Jumble - Scummvm
Simon the Sorcerer's Puzzle Pack - NoPatience - Scummvm
Simon the Sorcerer's Puzzle Pack - Swampy Adventures - Scummvm
Slater & Charlie Go Camping - Scummvm
Sleeping Cub's Test of Courage - Scummvm
Soltys - Scummvm
Sorcerian - official - http://www.falcom.co.jp
Space Quest I (SCI remake) (EGA and VGA) - Scummvm
Space Quest I: The Sarien Encounter - Scummvm
Space Quest II: Vohaul's Revenge - Scummvm
Space Quest III - Scummvm
Space Quest IV (EGA and VGA) - Scummvm
Space Quest V - Scummvm
Spear of Destiny - sod4sdl http://www.mediafire.com/?x817x5868s8tmt4
Spycraft - official
Star Wars Tie Fighter y Xwing - official
Steel Phanter - http://www.shrapnelgames.com/Camo_Workshop/MBT/MBT_page.html
Stellaluna - Scummvm
Strife - zdoom [url]zdoom.org/‎[/url]
Syndicate - Freesynd - http://freesynd.sourceforge.net/
Syndicate Wars - vexillium - http://swars.vexillium.org/
System Shock 1 - The System Shock Hack Project, SS1, abysmal http://www.systemshock.org/index.php?topic=2123.0
TeenAgent - Scummvm
Telengard - http://buildingworlds.com/telengard/
The 7th Guest - Scummvm
The Black Cauldron - Scummvm
The Dig - Scummvm
The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall - DaggerXL http://xlengine.com/
The Island of Dr. Brain - Scummvm
The Legend of Kyrandia - Scummvm
The Legend of Kyrandia: Book Three: Malcolm's Revenge - Scummvm
The Legend of Kyrandia: Book Two: Hand of Fate - Scummvm
The Manhole - Scummvm
The Princess and the Crab - Scummvm
The Secret of Monkey Island - Scummvm
The Settlers 1 -Freeserf- http://jonls.dk/freeserf/
Theme Hospital - official
Tim Machine - official
Toonstruck - Scummvm
Touche: The Adventures of the Fifth Musketeer - Scummvm
Tower Toppler - Remake - http://toppler.sourceforge.net/
Transport Tycoon - official - OpenTTD http://www.openttd.org/en/
Troll's Tale - Scummvm
Tyrian - official - OpenTyrian http://code.google.com/p/opentyrian/
Ultima 4 - xu4 [url]xu4.sourceforge.net[/url]
Ultima 6 - Nuvie [url]nuvie.sourceforge.net/‎[/url]
Ultima 7 - Exult [url]exult.sourceforge.net/[/url]
Ultima 8 - Pentagram [url]pentagram.sourceforge.net/‎[/url]
Ultima Underworld - abysmal [url]abysmal.sourceforge.net/‎[/url]
Uridium - Remake - http://www.minionsoft.com/wordpress/?page_id=122
Warcraft 2 - official
Waxworks - Scummvm
Ween: The Prophecy - Scummvm
Wing Commander IV - official
Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre Wood - Scummvm
Wolfenstein 3D - wolf4sdl http://www.mediafire.com/?x817x5868s8tmt4
Xenon - Remake - http://jotd.pagesperso-orange.fr/xenon1/
Xonix - Xonix32 http://www.download-central.ws/Win32/Games/X/Xonix32/
Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders - Scummvm



Note para mi mismo:

Windows 3.1 - revisar si funciona

The Bizarre Adventures of Woodruff and the Schnibble - Scummvm
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Re: Windows port from DOS games

Postby leileilol » 2013-7-21 @ 10:31

You know, many of the games on your list don't even have DOS versions. Backyard sports series being obvious examples

not to mention you forgot official windows versions of sci games like Kings Quest V...
Voodoo2s aren't 100mhz stock
Geforce256 isn't released as a beta on New Years '99 under the Quadro brand
DOS gaming isn't a bilinear 320x200 16:10
DOS PCs aren't better than the Macintosh
DOSBox is not for running Windows 9x
SGL != Glide
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Re: Windows port from DOS games

Postby theelf » 2013-7-21 @ 10:37

About scummvm, I just copy paste from website, I need to check them one by one, lot of work, that's why I ask here. If you have time, do a list of windows only games from the list, to remove them

I add Kings Quest V to official, but is is playable in scummvm, for me is ok, I just wanna play all this DOS games with native windows port, official or no, thats why the list

For example, I know there is a official WinDoom, but I think prboom, zdoom, etc are better

Thanks
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Re: Windows port from DOS games

Postby Dominus » 2013-7-21 @ 11:01

Ultima 4 - xu4
Ultima 6 - Nuvie
Ultima 7 - Exult
Ultima 8 - Pentagram
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Re: Windows port from DOS games

Postby leileilol » 2013-7-21 @ 11:30

theelf wrote:For example, I know there is a official WinDoom, but I think prboom, zdoom, etc are better

Those aren't usually 'pure' ports though. Check out Chocolate Doom. Not to mention the Doom3 BFG Edition counts as another official port...
Voodoo2s aren't 100mhz stock
Geforce256 isn't released as a beta on New Years '99 under the Quadro brand
DOS gaming isn't a bilinear 320x200 16:10
DOS PCs aren't better than the Macintosh
DOSBox is not for running Windows 9x
SGL != Glide
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Re: Windows port from DOS games

Postby Malik » 2013-7-21 @ 12:14

I think a list of direct Windows ports would be more specific, since ScummVM as a virtual machine that runs data files from many different games take up the bulk of the list, and can be grouped as "ScummVM compatible games". And ScummVM itself has been ported to many different platforms, since it's a sort of virtual machine that runs on a platform, not unlike Java or Dosbox.

It's hard to say many of the games are ports, since it's the ScummVM that is ported here.

Those official and non-official direct ports seem to be the more likely candidates. Official ports like Warcraft II and Wing Commander I & II, and unofficial ports like Doom engine ports, Dune Legacy and Ultima's Exult engine, etc., being the examples.

Am I right? Or did I get it all wrong?
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Re: Windows port from DOS games

Postby theelf » 2013-7-21 @ 12:41

Dominus wrote:Ultima 4 - xu4
Ultima 6 - Nuvie
Ultima 7 - Exult
Ultima 8 - Pentagram


Excellent, thanks a lot!!!

4 more games to my list :happy:


Malik wrote:I think a list of direct Windows ports would be more specific, since ScummVM as a virtual machine that runs data files from many different games take up the bulk of the list, and can be grouped as "ScummVM compatible games". And ScummVM itself has been ported to many different platforms, since it's a sort of virtual machine that runs on a platform, not unlike Java or Dosbox.

It's hard to say many of the games are ports, since it's the ScummVM that is ported here.

Those official and non-official direct ports seem to be the more likely candidates. Official ports like Warcraft II and Wing Commander I & II, and unofficial ports like Doom engine ports, Dune Legacy and Ultima's Exult engine, etc., being the examples.

Am I right? Or did I get it all wrong?



Like I say in the original post, I really don't care if is a port, official, engine, etc the only important, is that I can play the game in Windows, without emulate DOS or using ntvdm, etc

When I finish with DOS games, my next list will be ports/remakes, etc from other platforms, like amiga, mac, etc

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Re: Windows port from DOS games

Postby leileilol » 2013-7-21 @ 13:11

I think that would be a bit futile effort cataloging in a forum post when there's complete sites dedicated to that such as RetroRemakes
Voodoo2s aren't 100mhz stock
Geforce256 isn't released as a beta on New Years '99 under the Quadro brand
DOS gaming isn't a bilinear 320x200 16:10
DOS PCs aren't better than the Macintosh
DOSBox is not for running Windows 9x
SGL != Glide
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Re: Windows port from DOS games

Postby theelf » 2013-7-21 @ 13:24

leileilol wrote:I think that would be a bit futile effort cataloging in a forum post when there's complete sites dedicated to that such as RetroRemakes


I dont understand that web, they have a list of windows ports? where? will be useful to complete the list
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Re: Windows port from DOS games

Postby collector » 2013-7-21 @ 15:36

I wouldn't call DOS games played in ScummVM Windows ports. In fact many of those games run better in DOSBox than with ScummVM. Also, "a windows version much better" is not necessarily true. The SCI games that have Windows ports are often far buggier than they are with the DOS interpreter and usually do not offer anything over the DOS. KQ6 for its higher res dialog images and Phantasmagoria 2 for its non-interlaced videos being the exceptions that prove the rule. In fact, I regret the 16-bit Win only games that cannot be played in DOSBox without first installing Win3x.
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Re: Windows port from DOS games

Postby theelf » 2013-7-21 @ 16:04

I just want to compile windows version, like the 4 games Dominus post

I really don't really care if a game is better in DOS original version, I wanna compile all NATIVE window way to play a DOS game in windows

DOSbox is just a PC-DOS emulator and is out of my question on this post

Scumvm is a engine, windows native code, that run original DOS games, without need to emulate them. You don´t need the original exe, etc, then is perfect for my list

Is very difficult to google all day, looking for "name of game+windows port" thats why I ask for help here, because, there is a lot of DOS games I did not know they exist!!

For example, Dominus talk about Ultima games... I never play ultima games before, then is very difficult I will google for this games, because even I know they exist, there are not in my mind



EDIT: Add to the list a remake of Maniac Mansion, called Maniac Mansion Deluxe, I did not know this remake!! looks great

http://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/401/
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Re: Windows port from DOS games

Postby theelf » 2013-7-21 @ 17:22

Add a new games:

The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall - DarkXL
Ken's Labyrinth - LAB3D/SDL
System Shock 1 - The System Shock Hack Project, SS1, abysmal
Ultima Underworld - abysmal
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Re: Windows port from DOS games

Postby Malik » 2013-7-21 @ 18:44

To cut a long story short, as collector said, those "Scummvm games" are NOT "native" Windows ports. Scummvm is just a method - an interpreter- of running those games in Windows and many other platforms, including Android, SymbianOS, etc.

theelf wrote:JUST THEY RUN IN WINDOWS WITHOUT DOS, EMULATION, OR WHATEVER IS NOT WINDOWS NATIVE

- This statement blurs what you want to achieve with this list, and contradicts with your thread title.

And as leileilol said, it's futile since there are dedicated sites for that, with each engine having it's own compatibility list. This is Dosbox forum to help run Dos games in Dosbox.
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Re: Windows port from DOS games

Postby theelf » 2013-7-21 @ 18:53

To be true Malik , don't take it bad, I really don't care if this is futile for someone. Is useful for me, hope for others too

But, like you say, if is plenty of websites, please list ONE that have a list in alphabetical order, please, because it will save all the work im doing, and I can use my time in other stuff

And a last question... ejem, you need to go to DOS (real or emulated) to play games in scummvm? you need the original exe? then is in my list, whatever is, a port, interpreter, remake, or engine
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Re: Windows port from DOS games

Postby theelf » 2013-7-21 @ 19:54

New game to the list, and a good one!!

Grim Fandango - http://www.residualvm.org/
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Re: Windows port from DOS games

Postby Dominus » 2013-7-21 @ 21:40

What I think you are doing wrong with this list is that you take anything without testing it. Many of those MIGHT eventually run the original game but some are already dead and never finished...
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Re: Windows port from DOS games

Postby theelf » 2013-7-21 @ 22:22

Dominus wrote:What I think you are doing wrong with this list is that you take anything without testing it. Many of those MIGHT eventually run the original game but some are already dead and never finished...


Yup, but that's why I post here, I can test any single game by myself

If I do just for me, I really don't care much, because in fact, I prefer more to collect, than play
I'm happy just to have all games in my hard disk, I don't play much

In other forums people start to answer about this, for example, a guy in a spanish forum, told me that the ultima engines, are not very advanced, and for example, Ultima 8 is not possible to finish in spanish using Pentagran, he did not test in english

Then in the list, I put a mark, that say "not very good"

I never played a Ultima game, and for what I see, I will not, not my kind of game, but Im happy to have the port in my computer
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Re: Windows port from DOS games

Postby Jorpho » 2013-7-21 @ 23:21

Unfortunately, these lists are not limited to DOS games, but nonetheless:
List of Source Ports
List of video game remakes

collector wrote:In fact many of those games run better in DOSBox than with ScummVM.
Really?
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Re: Windows port from DOS games

Postby collector » 2013-7-21 @ 23:34

theelf wrote:New game to the list, and a good one!!

Grim Fandango - http://www.residualvm.org/

Except that Grim is a Windows only game to begin with. It just has trouble on modern windows.
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Re: Windows port from DOS games

Postby theelf » 2013-7-22 @ 00:52

collector wrote:
theelf wrote:New game to the list, and a good one!!

Grim Fandango - http://www.residualvm.org/

Except that Grim is a Windows only game to begin with. It just has trouble on modern windows.


Ups, mistake! removed from the list, thanks!
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