How To Run Dave Like Old DOS Games On Windows 7, 8 and 8.1?

If you are a 90’s kid, you might know about old DOS games like Dave, Allen Border Cricket, Prince of Persia etc. These games were released more than 20 years ago. These games run on Operating Systems like Windows 95, 98. They doesn’t even run on Windows XP. This shows the incompatibility of these popular games with latest operating systems like Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. However developers have made it possible to run these DOS games on these operating systems.

Follow the steps:

1. Download your favorite DOS game from site like DOSGamesArchive (Link for Dave is this)

2. Extract its contents in D: drive or any other drive you like

3. Download the program DOSBOX from here and install it

4. Run DOSBOX and a console windows will pop up. Write the lines as written in following steps:

(i) Mount C D:

Here C is any virtual drive you’re supposing. You can choose any letter of your choice. D is the drive in which the executable file is extracted

(ii) C:

This will provide access to the virtual drive which contains the actual files you have in D Drive

(iii) Dave

This command will launch the dave.exe executable. Please ensure that the file extracted in D drive has the same name i.e Dave.

5. You’re Done!

Similarly, you can run other DOS games also. If you still have some problem, you can mention it in comments 🙂

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