DOSBox Demo Compatibility List

category: general [glöplog]
For those that haven't see it yet, this is a Ojuice-repost. Ignore if you don't care ;-)

DOSBox proved to be very good in playing old demos, which don't work on today's machines or operating systems anymore. On the official DOSBox website, there's only a compatibility list for games - PAiN brings you the official compatibility list for demos.
You can add demos that proved to run well on DOSBox on your own.

added on the 2004-04-25 11:51:27 by unlock unlock
is it only here . . . or is the link "worldwide" down :-)
added on the 2004-04-26 11:09:31 by freed_ohm freed_ohm
if scene.org is down, also pain.scene.org is down. but scene.org is up, so what? :)
added on the 2004-04-26 15:13:15 by unlock unlock
It'd be nice if they had a "not working" option too.
added on the 2004-04-26 21:03:00 by rc55 rc55
i thought about that, but then decided to leave it out since it makes no sense to add not working demos to a compatibility list.. it would just end up in another demo database containing the same not working download links ;-)
added on the 2004-04-26 21:19:36 by unlock unlock
unlock: this is a great great idea.. tnx for doing this..!!
added on the 2004-04-27 08:26:34 by phred phred
i've added another field to the list giving an information on the dosbox version that has been used to test the demo. all previously entered demos were assumed to be tested on the lastest (0.61) version..

if something's not running with the version given there, send me an email or something so that i could correct it (targeting all the people that have already submitted demos).
added on the 2004-04-28 18:03:32 by unlock unlock
unlock: i sent you some ideas by email (pain@pain.scene.org)
added on the 2004-04-28 22:30:21 by gloom gloom
it's a bit weird that a pc demo not run in full frame on a pc ...
added on the 2004-04-28 23:59:48 by RaHoW RaHoW
rahow: dosbox emulates a pc. so if your pc sucks and is too slow, you won't get the stuff one-framed (if it was thought to be one framed).. set up an old, real dosbox, that would be more elite anyway. dosbox-emulation is just cool for us lazy old bastards. ;-)
added on the 2004-04-29 00:39:17 by unlock unlock
doxbox is for pc what uae is to amiga ;)
seems like i'm not the only one typing doXboX all the time.. hehe.. good i already know the trick and can correct it :)
added on the 2004-04-29 17:16:08 by unlock unlock
correct it..?
added on the 2004-04-29 17:29:24 by phred phred
while typing. i try to doublecheck my text to see if i didn't write doxbox by accident. but.. who cares? :)
added on the 2004-04-29 17:59:01 by unlock unlock
agreee. who cares?
added on the 2004-04-29 20:26:23 by kusma kusma
I dio
added on the 2004-04-29 21:30:08 by Shifter Shifter
i thought about that, but then decided to leave it out since it makes no sense to add not working demos to a compatibility list

Actually, it would. It would at least discourage people to try a demo that doesn't work anyway. (And encourage people with too much time on their hands to make absolutely sure there isn't some magical setting to make it run after all)
added on the 2004-04-30 15:19:55 by Shifter Shifter
hmhm.. that is right.. i might build it up when i do some additional changes. but in case one of you guys tries to add 'the popular demo' or something I'll kill ya ;-)
added on the 2004-05-01 11:43:02 by unlock unlock
I was hoping you'd shift to my way of thinking - and if anything it is a bit more consistant with the way the DOSBox games compatibility list operates.
added on the 2004-05-03 01:32:57 by rc55 rc55
yeah, pay me 60$ per hour and i do everything you want me to do with the list. guys, just like PAiN itself, the list is free, i do it in my freetime - and if i don't feel like working on it you gotta wait. or you can do something better if you like.
added on the 2004-05-03 09:27:53 by unlock unlock
err.. but yes, i see the problem with the consistency and everything so i might do some changes to the list when i feel like doing it.
added on the 2004-05-03 09:28:30 by unlock unlock
unlock: I can fully relate to you.. I do some things for free in my sparetime and people are never content.. when you are doing something for about 1 year or so, people get used to it and want more and more..
Internet shouldn't be free.. a good paysystem would be cool.. and is inevident for future cool websites and services..
added on the 2004-05-03 11:54:52 by phred phred
unlock: word.
added on the 2004-05-03 18:20:36 by Shifter Shifter
the best way to avoid headaches is to not ask for ideas. :) i spent a lot of time creating demodulate, but rarely touch it anymore except for the occasional update. remember, if you keep the site as simple as possible, you won't have so many changes to make! don't get angry when people leave suggestions or feedback, but do everything on your own terms and enjoy the result. just don't take the "don't do anything anyone asks for" philosophy that analogue did with pouet.
added on the 2004-05-03 18:38:58 by phoenix phoenix