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5y, 10m agoFound 5 years, 10 months ago
Yes finally iDos is back this time with revision to v2.0.1 and its a MASSIVE improvement over the original. With POST #20 you can now PLAY ALL DOS games on the iPhone, ie transfer them onto the iPhone without any problems. This update is by far & away the BEST DOS app for the iPhone. PLS PLS PLS get it NOW before Apple pulls the plug again (I always knew there must be some loophole to get apps installed & I've posted it below)!

This app lets you play your old PC games more info in next post. But last time this was on iTunes Apple pulled it so if you want this grab it now whilst its available & this time its 100% FREE includes a few free games to get you started too!

Note if you do have v1 DO NOT install this version!!!
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#1
Direct link:

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/idos/id377135644?mt=8

Here's the info ...

Play original dos games on your iPhone/iPad!

Features:

- PC compatible soft keyboard
- Mouse/Virtual Gamepad&Joystick
- Screen mode: Portrait/Landscape(Fullscreen)
- You can force 4:3 screen aspect ratio
- Customizable floating gamepad for fullscreen mode.

Freewares included in this version: Wolf3d, Duke I/II, Major Striker, SuperNova, Kingdom of Kroz II, which are owned by 3D Realms(Apogee Software, Ltd.)

This app requires iphone 3GS or above to run smoothly.

Note:
- Please don't enter "exit" in command line
- Tap the left top corner when you're in DOS to go back to collection

What's New in Version 2.0.1

+++ ITUNES FILE SHARING IS OFF +++
+++ THINK THRICE BEFORE UPDATE +++
- bug fixes
- Game control improvements
- Add new games
- update credit page
#2
And the pics ...

http://a1.phobos.apple.com/us/r30/Purple/32/80/cc/mzl.vkcpiuqw.320x480-75.jpghttp://a1.phobos.apple.com/us/r30/Purple/ca/83/77/mzl.jhbzewwr.320x480-75.jpghttp://a1.phobos.apple.com/us/r30/Purple/41/1f/2e/mzl.qvegdrcy.320x480-75.jpghttp://a1.phobos.apple.com/us/r30/Purple/77/92/30/mzl.yvkbuuxk.320x480-75.jpghttp://a1.phobos.apple.com/us/r30/Purple/05/41/7e/mzl.qmqxfbnm.320x480-75.jpg
#3
And pics for the iPad ...

http://a1.phobos.apple.com/us/r30/Purple/6f/c5/f4/mzl.nyydrdbs.480x480-75.jpghttp://a1.phobos.apple.com/us/r30/Purple/d6/19/60/mzl.skmcegqe.480x480-75.jpghttp://a1.phobos.apple.com/us/r30/Purple/29/88/6a/mzl.iuefqsrt.480x480-75.jpghttp://a1.phobos.apple.com/us/r30/Purple/e9/a2/4c/mzl.tamsdjmy.480x480-75.jpghttp://a1.phobos.apple.com/us/r30/Purple/5d/68/05/mzl.ucnotdtj.480x480-75.jpg
#4
I have installed it already on my iphone and can't find any lag. Only played Duke Nukem so-far but plays very nicely

Now how do I manage to get my old PC collection onto the iPhone?
#5
theonlytazman
I have installed it already on my iphone and can't find any lag. Only played Duke Nukem so-far but plays very nicely

Now how do I manage to get my old PC collection onto the iPhone?


Jailbreak, and use dosbox instead

Edited By: jayjayuk1234 on Jan 19, 2011 04:48: v
#6
jayjayuk1234
theonlytazman
I have installed it already on my iphone and can't find any lag. Only played Duke Nukem so-far but plays very nicely

Now how do I manage to get my old PC collection onto the iPhone?


Use dosbox instead


DosBox isn't on the app store & I could only find their site online and no mention on there about iOS support. It seems to allow you to play dos games on windows etc... but this post is for the Apple devices

iDos is for non-jailbroken iPhones & jailbroken (of-course).

Just wanted to know how to trf dos games onto the iPhone (use USB Disk or similar maybe?) to play within iDos?
#7
Great spot - looking forward to some retro time wasting !!!!
#8
As always thanks again. Downloading now!
#9
Have some heat, thanks for sharing :)
#10
Nice one now just waiting for iAmiga!!!!
#11
Thanks for this, wonder if there is a way to put your own games on if you're jailbroken...
#12
Pistol
Thanks for this, wonder if there is a way to put your own games on if you're jailbroken...


idos v1 allowed you to do this but apple pulled it from the app store

I'm sure someone will find a way of doing it - ie a backdoor- so download now whilst free and wait ...

I can't wait :)
#13
Bursiene
Nice one now just waiting for iAmiga!!!!


That'd be the ultimate :)
#14
Shame I didn't get this at v1. Tie fighter or Elite would be fun on the Ipad!
#15
If you have the original iDOS (v1) don't update to this one. The old one allows you to add any DOS programs via iTunes on non-jailbroken iPhones :)
#16
Should change description to remove the "new and improved" text, as it's new but crippled.
#17
theonlytazman
Bursiene
Nice one now just waiting for iAmiga!!!!


That'd be the ultimate :)
Supposed to be coming out soon, check out the vid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajt2SChA2Tw

CANT WAIT!!!!! :)
#18
LotusJas
Should change description to remove the "new and improved" text, as it's new but crippled.


I've removed it now, but I'm sure the developers have got some sort of backdoor - or something - to allow users to still do as they please. I'm sure the iDos community will find something, but by then its too late as we've all downloaded it then Apple can remove it and i wouldn't care

Just hope the developers did leave something behind now ...

Edited By: theonlytazman on Jan 19, 2011 18:42
#19
Jas one thing I will say on a number of forums they DO mention this is a big improvement on the original as the games are a lot quicker than they were originally. Also you can play all of some games whereas on the old v1 system you could only get to say lvl3 on Wolfenstein 3D now you can complete it. Yes they have removed the trf of files - which is an issue but I'm sure there is a workaround - but you DO get so much more.

So I personally feel its an improvement - to a degree - and a huge improvement if there is a backdoor :)
1 Like #20
As Prince Said ...

STOP THE PRESS ...

Yes you can transfer files onto iDos v2. I've just played around with it after finding various solutions online & I've now found one that works 100%. It's a shame I don't have the manual to play the game (_;) BUT it works perfectly

Instructions as follows:

Make sure you have a DOS game available - can download loads of freeware or shareware one's from - http://www.dosgamesarchive.com/ and loads of other sites

Download iPhone explorer - http://www.macroplant.com/iphoneexplorer/

Install on your PC or Mac

Once installed attach your iPhone to the PC. Come out of iTunes (close it down)

Double Click on iPhone explorer, and click on refresh then on apps to expand the folder list
Look for the iDos app folder (mine says something like ****.net.litchie.idos
This bit is very important - Go into Documents then into Games then add a folder to it (in my case I created a folder called aladdin)
Double click on that folder. Then copy & paste the DOS game files into it, I just dragged & dropped from Windows Explorer (had my downloaded file open) then dropped into the open Aladdin folder on iPhone explorer

Now back onto the iPhone. Go into iDos then into C drive. Now type in

CD games
CD Aladdin (in my case - use whatever directory name you'd used here)
Aladdin (which is the .bat or .exe file to play the game)

Game works 100%

NOW this deal should get loads of HEAT!

Get this quick before Apple pulls it again!!! VERY IMP'T download NOW!!!

Enjoy! :D
#21
Pics of aladdin working on my iPhone:

http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/8514/img0069small.jpg
#22
Ultima8 on my iPhone:

http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/405/img0070small.jpg
#23
Apologies for the quality of some of the pics but I was using my other phone to take them :)

Aladdin was a tad slow but I've been informed that you can speed up the game by editing the cfg files (not an area I'm an expert in)

Ultima 8 on the other hand uses cursor controls rather than joystick! Works fine but I do feel this is slower than I'd have liked, god knows how bad this must've been on the old iDos v1

If you want this app pls download now as more than likely Apple will pull it from their AppStore.
#24
Thanks Taz works a charm now!
#25
Post 20 above works perfectly on my iPhone, thanks for posting the hack!
#26
I was just wondering if anyone has got soundblaster working through it? I noticed the iDos config has a field for Soundblaster, but nothing in there... Thanks for any replys :) and HOT by the way!!
#27
theonlytazman
Apologies for the quality of some of the pics but I was using my other phone to take them :)


Can you not press the Home and Sleep button to grab a screen shot?

EDIT:
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/5913/settlers2loadinggame.jpg
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/3271/settlers2ingame.jpg


Edited By: seuden on Jan 20, 2011 11:15: Added pics
#28
Excellent :)

Pity we need the work around for this version, but good that it's possible.

IMHO the dev should have renamed this App to iDOS2 or something, so we can keep both versions on a device. I've backed up my old iDOS v1 anyway :) ...just in case.
#29
Oops sorry :( completely forgot about the in-built screen grab option, would've made things far simpler

seuden
theonlytazman
Apologies for the quality of some of the pics but I was using my other phone to take them :)


Can you not press the Home and Sleep button to grab a screen shot?

EDIT:
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/5913/settlers2loadinggame.jpg
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/3271/settlers2ingame.jpg

#30
Jas let us know if this version is quicker than the old

Also the games now seem fully playable (ie wolf3d)

This is another one of those must have apps especially as you've got a huge dos games catalogue to download and most if not all of it is FREE :)
#31
Looks crap, why bother when you can play modern, better looking and responsive games for free or 59p?
#32
dazza71
Looks crap, why bother when you can play modern, better looking and responsive games for free or 59p?

Yeah, 'cos better looking means it'll be a better game. Tut.
#33
Off to get my old copy of Elite for some blasting....
#34
dazza71
Looks crap, why bother when you can play modern, better looking and responsive games for free or 59p?


I don't think you get the point of this software. Its got a lot more versatility than most apps & for the 1st time you're now able to use the DOS prompt! Yes there are games out there designed for the iOS devices which are FREE etc... (i've posted quite a few in my time on HUKD) BUT this allows the people with old DOS based games like Monkey Island, Elite etc... (ie PC based) to play them for FREE on their iPhones.
#35
Just managed to get Monkey Island 1 working on it very well, as good as SCUMMVM! Also tried Earthworm Jim, which was pretty slow, but everything worked (i.e, full soundblaster sound, keyboard controls) Although i'd say it was going about 10fps :-/
#36
It seems you can actually run Windows on the Apple iPhone!!!

Mac's run Windows these days, so why can iPhone users? Well they now can thanks to iDos. Just install Win 3.1 or Win 95 using the image files you can readily find online - or make an image file of your own cd. On other forums seems to work a treat :)
#37
So this allows connection to image files too? desc said only stuff installed already on the PC will work?
#38
it won't let me connect to this on the app store :(
any1 else having problems?
banned#39
its gone again
#40
heat added, thanks. :)

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