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TheCreator
April 30th, 2005, 12:26
Is it possible to emulate DOS on a mobile, like on the Symbian OS some Nokia's use? Obviously it won't be good for newer DOS games, but older DOS games like Dizzy, Commander Keen, etc. as they aren't very demanding for a phone. Just thinking, as you can getb Mega Drive and SNES emulator's, it should be possible.

hagbard
April 30th, 2005, 14:10
For 286 games, maybe it's possible, but I doubt fot 386 and further roms. Note that emulating a x86 CPU requires a more powerfull machine than a M68000 or Z80.

TheCreator
April 30th, 2005, 20:57
For 286 games, maybe it's possible, but I doubt fot 386 and further roms. Note that emulating a x86 CPU requires a more powerfull machine than a M68000 or Z80.

OK, but what do you mean by 286 and 386?

hagbard
April 30th, 2005, 20:59
286 & 386 are old 32-bit PC procesors

Grady
May 28th, 2005, 02:11
286 woulden't have much support for games would it? I used to have an old 486 and it had very little support for anything, the best it could run was probably something like commander keen.. If they did make DOS support for phones, it'd be usefull, but i doubt they'd ever use it, it'd probably be more useful for someone to actually make a phone emulator, which i doubt would ever happen either.. Good luck though :P

TheCreator
June 17th, 2005, 09:49
if you could get a dos emulator, then could you install windows 3.1 or 95 on a big enough memory card and run it through the dos emualtor

onewecallgod
June 17th, 2005, 11:20
who the hell would want to run dos on a phone? i'd go crazy typing commands on a phone keypad....

hagbard
June 17th, 2005, 16:17
Well, it would be cool to play some DOS game with an hipotetical port of DOSbox (http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/) or ScumVM, but I think the phones are not so powerfull right now