Dos demos windows ports..

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I have a suggestion..
I like dos demos from the earliy days, and im fond of win-ports.
Im probably not the only one...

Anyone care to set up a site where people can try make win-ports of old dos demos? Of course that means they have too put up their old sourcecode, if any has laying around on their old cd's, disks or hd's.
Any if anyone wants too they can try make a winport out of it.
Ive seen that has been done allready with State of mind, TBL demos, Square / Pulse and many others..

But there's a list of demos from the early dos days that I believe wants to see daylight again...
added on the 2006-01-07 21:28:54 by dubmood dubmood
Hplus, 73 million seconds.

Robotnik works under dosbox.
added on the 2006-01-07 21:30:03 by Preacher Preacher
would be a good idea indeed.
added on the 2006-01-07 21:33:31 by nosfe nosfe
and vice versa? ;)
added on the 2006-01-07 21:34:55 by kelsey kelsey
ROBOTNIK (iirc it runs slow under dosbox)
added on the 2006-01-07 21:50:28 by Optimonk Optimonk
And imho, watching demos in dosbox is fine, though I prefer windows ports of all these DOS demos, even for those who run great in DosBox. Some friends have still serious problems with DosBox (they reducing cycles in very rediculous values till the sound doesn't break anymore) even if they have a theoritically faster hardware than mine. A winport will be always smooth enough!
added on the 2006-01-07 21:53:26 by Optimonk Optimonk
..my english suck ;P
added on the 2006-01-07 21:53:53 by Optimonk Optimonk
Please make DC ports of old DOS demos. KTHXLOLOMGBBQ
added on the 2006-01-07 21:55:56 by freeze freeze
More ports for GP32,. oh no we had already enough of these here ;)
added on the 2006-01-07 21:57:54 by Optimonk Optimonk
hello freeze, almost forgot, what happens with that DC diskmag btw?
added on the 2006-01-07 21:58:27 by Optimonk Optimonk

And Acme - 303 .
A masterpiece.
added on the 2006-01-07 22:06:24 by orb orb
There's allready a port for acme's 303 and its on the mindcandy demodvd as well. We'll there should be put up a site for these things including a list of the allready ported demos.

Dos-box doesn't seem to work very well on many dos demos.. I prefer ports instead, don't you?
Juice by Psychic Link
CNCD vs Orange
Event Horizon by SD
Alien 2 by Scoopex
Jest by Camorra
added on the 2006-01-07 22:36:08 by dimouse dimouse
a site with all the ported demos would be good.
but I think also that many (if not all) the demos of the old days (dos) could be run on dosbox or qemu (I remeber a 'demopack' from someone some time ago, using qemu and a virtual disk image).
added on the 2006-01-07 22:49:58 by friol friol
Too bad dosbox doesn't support any low-res VESA modes, so just about nothing from 1998-2001 works.
added on the 2006-01-07 22:59:43 by Preacher Preacher
what's more important than porting stuff to windows is porting stuff to osx!
added on the 2006-01-07 23:18:29 by nosfe nosfe
... until x86 apple computer enter the game
Ports ruin demos! Get an old computer you separatist bastard!
I'm not posting until february from now on!
added on the 2006-01-08 04:23:02 by xernobyl xernobyl
port everything to gameboy.
added on the 2006-01-08 04:51:51 by kusma kusma
also all demos should run on mobile phones.
added on the 2006-01-08 06:03:00 by nosfe nosfe
All demos should come with a machine that runs them. And some drugs. For free...
added on the 2006-01-08 11:37:38 by dixan dixan
Preacher: dosbox maybe doesn't (I don't know if the latest patches do), but qemu definitely does.
added on the 2006-01-08 12:54:48 by friol friol
Second Reality & Panic
added on the 2006-01-08 13:30:58 by Szczupaq Szczupaq
Wouldn't it be better to do avi's of all the old stuff and use your energy to make new cool demos instead? I don't remember any Amiga 500 ports of c64 cracktros from 1991... (yeah yeah, I'm sure there are a couple but you get my point)
added on the 2006-01-08 15:04:20 by El Topo El Topo