First post, by red_avatar
Re: Steam (Valve) using Dosbox for its "id Super Pack"
Since today, Steam are selling the entire catalog of id Software games (Doom, Heretic, Hexen, Commander Keen, Quake, etc.). I was very curious how they would run all those Dos games so I decided to buy the entire pack (not a bad deal at $63 - comes with Doom 3 + exp too after all).
But when i started Doom, imagine my surprise to see the familiar Dosbox window pop up. I haven't heard or seen any reference on the forum about id software or Valve asking anything to do this so I can only assume they did it without telling the Dosbox team. There's no credits given to the Dosbox team anywhere either. I know Qbix & Harekiet probably won't mind but I still find it a bit impolite to do. Not to mention that their Dosbox is badly set up.
The worst thing of all, you can NOT update Dosbox NOR can you alter the dosbox.conf simply because it's all captured in a single file. As a result there's also no way to change the music output, to change the control settings. It's a disgrace.
EDIT: okay I found Dosbox hidden in every single game folder of those games 😮 so you CAN alter the conf files, luckily. Few people will ever find this though.