QBasic Gaming Museum

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jofers
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QBasic Gaming Museum

Postby jofers » Jan 20, 2015 20:37

The internet archive just posted 2400+ old MS-DOS games on-line, powered by a port of DosBox to Javascript using Emscripten. em-dosbox is on github, and while it was a pain to set up, it turns out it's pretty dead simple to zip up dos programs into a website.

So, I tried it with a few QBasic gems. It's not perfect, but it's faster than it has any right to be. So, if you're just coming in, here's the score:
HTML5 Output: QBASIC (1985-1991): 1, FreeBASIC (2005-): 0.

It's playable on my laptop if it's plugged into the wall and I use CTRL+F12 to increase the emulation speed to ~20,000 cycles. (In the case of nibbles, it's CTRL+F11 to slow down)

http://tayeandjoe.com/qbarcade/games/arrakis.html
http://tayeandjoe.com/qbarcade/games/cookied.html
http://tayeandjoe.com/qbarcade/games/darkwood.html
http://tayeandjoe.com/qbarcade/games/dwoods2.html
http://tayeandjoe.com/qbarcade/games/ghinirun.html
http://tayeandjoe.com/qbarcade/games/gorilla.html
http://tayeandjoe.com/qbarcade/games/grooveb.html
http://tayeandjoe.com/qbarcade/games/hackman3.html
http://tayeandjoe.com/qbarcade/games/kingdoms.html
http://tayeandjoe.com/qbarcade/games/liannedc.html
http://tayeandjoe.com/qbarcade/games/lmind3.html
http://tayeandjoe.com/qbarcade/games/minirpg3.html
http://tayeandjoe.com/qbarcade/games/monospac.html
http://tayeandjoe.com/qbarcade/games/msong.html
http://tayeandjoe.com/qbarcade/games/nibbles.html
http://tayeandjoe.com/qbarcade/games/spinball.html
http://tayeandjoe.com/qbarcade/games/squealer.html
http://tayeandjoe.com/qbarcade/games/sstack.html
http://tayeandjoe.com/qbarcade/games/starwrek.html
http://tayeandjoe.com/qbarcade/games/usstack.html
http://tayeandjoe.com/qbarcade/games/wetspot.html
http://tayeandjoe.com/qbarcade/games/wetspot2.html
http://tayeandjoe.com/qbarcade/games/wormer.html

And of course, there's this. Quotation marks don't seem to work, so if you can write a program without strings, you're all set.
http://tayeandjoe.com/qbarcade/games/qbasic.html

I'm trying to figure out how to clean these up to put on a wordpres site (hopefully cache that 30MB dosbox file). If anyone wants to help or sacrifice bandwidth that would be most welcome. Besides that, any classics you think should be here?
Pritchard
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Re: QBasic Gaming Museum

Postby Pritchard » Jan 20, 2015 20:46

Dr_D
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Re: QBasic Gaming Museum

Postby Dr_D » Jan 24, 2015 0:18

Interesting.
jofers
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Re: QBasic Gaming Museum

Postby jofers » Jan 27, 2015 7:03

It looks like a few of the games did make it into the internet archive's DOS collection. Here's Dark Woods 2:
https://archive.org/details/msdos_Dark_Woods_2_2002

And here's.... Bob Saget Killer 2000? Okay, whatever internet preservationists.
https://archive.org/details/msdos_Bob_S ... _2000_1997

That's all I could spot. Let me know if you find any more.
1000101
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Re: QBasic Gaming Museum

Postby 1000101 » Jan 30, 2015 17:50

zomg! Bob Saget Killer 2000! That "game" was awesome.

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