System requeriment for MSDOS VM, to play msdos old games correctly

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by Pepenrike Spain, Oct 15, 2005.

  1. i want to create a msdos virtual machine to play my old msdos based games.

    I've a laptop ACER PIV celeron 2.4 Ghz with 256 mb RAM. It is sufficient?

    thank you

    P.D: sorry for my english, it is so bad.
     
    Pepenrike Spain, Oct 15, 2005
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  2. Hi,

    Sufficient? Well, it will work, but the faster the processor and more
    memory you have, the performance will be much better. On the bright side,
    DOS doesn't require much memory.

    To see if Virtual PC will do what you're looking for, I suggest trying it by
    using the 45-day trial:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...d6-5098-4c64-9ca7-a30f225859f6&DisplayLang=en

    But for DOS games, you may want to look at DOSBOX:
    http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/news.php?show_news=1

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    Jonathan Maltz [MS-MVP], Oct 15, 2005
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  3. I tried VPC2004, but it is too slow...

    it's configuration problems or bad computer?

    I've problems with VGA in dosbox!

     
    Pepenrike Spain, Oct 15, 2005
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  4. Pepenrike Spain

    Robert Moir Guest

    Celerons do seem to run Virtual PC rather slowly.

    Have you installed the additions?
     
    Robert Moir, Oct 15, 2005
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  5. What games are you trying to play?
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    Ben Armstrong [MSFT], Oct 18, 2005
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