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DOS_deck brings DOS games to your browser with a Steam Deck interface

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This is a fun idea for classic games. DOS_deck is a website where you can go and play some classic DOS games right in the browser with an interface much like the Steam Deck / Steam Big Picture Mode. Clever stuff making use of DOSBox thanks to JS-DOS, allowing it to run games in a browser.

DOS_deck takes it a step further though wrapping it up in a cozy interface and brings with it controller support, automatic game saving when you quit, a virtual keyboard when you need it and of course cross-platform support since you can play it almost anywhere.

It's quite limited in the selection of available titles though, since they can only put up games that are verified to be either Shareware, Freeware, Demos or games that were made public domain.

Love ideas like this. Hopefully they will be able to keep on expanding it to include many more games.

Check it out on DOS_deck.

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Linux_Rocks Dec 8, 2023
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tfk Dec 8, 2023
Quoting: Linux_RocksC:\DOS\AWESOME.EXE

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Purple Library Guy Dec 8, 2023
QuoteIt's quite limited in the selection of available titles though, since they can only put up games that are verified to be either Shareware, Freeware, Demos or games that were made public domain.
I'm rather surprised to see that original Warcraft is apparently in this category.
Phlebiac Dec 9, 2023
Quoting: Purple Library Guy
QuoteIt's quite limited in the selection of available titles though, since they can only put up games that are verified to be either Shareware, Freeware, Demos or games that were made public domain.
I'm rather surprised to see that original Warcraft is apparently in this category.

Shareware demos were a huge part of gaming in those days.
TactikalKitty Dec 10, 2023
Quoting: Phlebiac
Quoting: Purple Library Guy
QuoteIt's quite limited in the selection of available titles though, since they can only put up games that are verified to be either Shareware, Freeware, Demos or games that were made public domain.
I'm rather surprised to see that original Warcraft is apparently in this category.

Shareware demos were a huge part of gaming in those days.

I lived off of Shareware. So many games that I've bought on GoG were because I played the hell out of the shareware versions and couldn't afford to buy the full game at the time. Now I can play the whole thing. It was great times back then though. I really wish the market would go back to doing that. But it won't. It's up to the small indie dev teams to bring back this concept. Heck while were at it, bring back demo discs in pizza boxes.
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