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Running DOS games from floppy on Android

Really nice tutorial from a guy about how to run all your DOS games, directly from the floppy disk they are stored on, on Android. Also using a PS2 keyboard as a controller for the Android box.

link: iT1l8Dcjb1Y (youtube)
Permalink RC 
August 6th, 2018 7:20pm
Get an sd card and use dosbox.  Who carries floppy disks and a drive around?
Permalink FSK 
August 6th, 2018 8:20pm
If you're feeling lazy:
Permalink YouTubeBot 
August 7th, 2018 1:40am
That will suck the device's battery in no time.
Permalink Random Lurker 
August 7th, 2018 8:12am
"Who carries floppy disks and a drive around?"

That's not the point though.

It's cool that we have USB floppy drives that present themselves as a standard drive on a USB bus.

It's cool that most Android devices support USB OTG so you can plug in a hard drive, keyboard, mouse, and be a USB host.

It's cool that DOS emulators run on Android.

So all these things we know, but seeing them put together is cool.

Obviously if you want to do this regularly you copy the files to the internal SD card. That's not the point of the video though. It's more of an amaze-your-friends video.
Permalink RC 
August 7th, 2018 9:39am
>Obviously if you want to do this regularly you copy the files to the internal SD card

Plus unless you happen to still have a working PC with a working floppy drive, you'll have to use this method to get the files off your floppy and onto the SD card.
Permalink Ivan Ho 
August 7th, 2018 10:40am

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