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Old Oct 26, 2010, 12:06 PM   #1
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'iDOS' Emulator Supports DOS and Windows 3.0 on iOS Devices






iDOS running DOS on an iPad
Our sister site TouchArcade is following the story of iDOS, a new emulator application that appeared in the App Store earlier today which allows users to run DOS and even Windows 3.0 on their iOS devices.
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Late last night iDOS was released. Based on DOSbox, an open source DOS emulator, iDOS is a universal app that has PC keyboard support, mouse support, multiple screen modes, and more.
While the full capabilities of the emulator are still being discovered, the $0.99 application already boasts an impressive set of features. It is unclear whether Apple's approval of iDOS was in line with the company's broadened guidelines and whether it will continue to be offered in the App Store as news of its capabilities begins to spread.

iDOS is compatible with iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, and requires iOS 3.1.2 or later.




iDOS running Solitaire in Windows 3.0 on an iPad

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Old Oct 26, 2010, 12:08 PM   #2
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So far, I've been unable to successfully download this app to my iPhone. I've purchased it in the App Store, and the icon appears on my screen, but it never starts to download and is stuck in "Waiting..." status.

EDIT: And as soon as I posted this, it finally started/finished downloading.
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Old Oct 26, 2010, 12:09 PM   #3
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Is this even useful? Or is it a matter of because we can?
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Old Oct 26, 2010, 12:09 PM   #4
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FINALLY! We've been waiting for it for so long!

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Old Oct 26, 2010, 12:09 PM   #5
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It would be pretty neat if it didn't get removed.

I don't see why they're only selling it for $0.99 though, it's easily worth $4.99
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Old Oct 26, 2010, 12:11 PM   #6
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So far, I've been unable to successfully download this app to my iPhone. I've purchased it in the App Store, and the icon appears on my screen, but it never starts to download and is stuck in "Waiting..." status.
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Old Oct 26, 2010, 12:14 PM   #7
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I don't see why they're only selling it for $0.99 though, it's easily worth $4.99
$.99 is fair considering it will likely never see an update.
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Old Oct 26, 2010, 12:15 PM   #8
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$.99 is fair considering it will likely never see an update.
Maybe to iWindows95 and so on..
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Old Oct 26, 2010, 12:16 PM   #9
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Neat, I'd love to play old DOS games on an ios device. Hope it supports bluetooth keyboards and mice for input and the HQx scalars.
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Old Oct 26, 2010, 12:16 PM   #10
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perfect...

I am so excited that I can now can run Visicalc on my iphone.

BTW, does anyone have a 5 1/2 inch floppy disk-to-iphone connector cable?
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Old Oct 26, 2010, 12:16 PM   #11
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does that mean you can also install all those cool retro virus programs too?
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Old Oct 26, 2010, 12:17 PM   #12
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Maybe to iWindows95 and so on..
Or early Mac OS ... only snag is lack of a mouse
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Is this even useful? Or is it a matter of because we can?
If it can play One Must Fall: 2097 perfectly, I'd pay 50x that, at least. Blood Bowl would be icing on the cake.
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Is this even useful? Or is it a matter of because we can?
I'll be happy if it means I can load my favorite classic Sierra games onto my phone.
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Old Oct 26, 2010, 12:18 PM   #15
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Hey it's bigger than the Osborne's screen, color and a lot lighter!
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Old Oct 26, 2010, 12:19 PM   #16
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Awesome! Now for a NES emulator! Even my Nokia has it.
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Old Oct 26, 2010, 12:19 PM   #17
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If I can play MegaRace, Flight Unlimited, and Doom. I'll buy this in a jiffee
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Old Oct 26, 2010, 12:20 PM   #19
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I wonder if Microsoft will consider officially offering Windows for iOS now. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em?
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If I can play MegaRace, Flight Unlimited, and Doom. I'll buy this in a jiffee
+1 For MegaRace! And we can add the original Wing Commander games.
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Is this even useful? Or is it a matter of because we can?
If you'd like text-based adventures like those built by "Interplay" - then you'd actually care about it as the gameplay remains stellar.
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Awesome! Now for a NES emulator! Even my Nokia has it.
Nesticle runs in DOS. There's a rabbit hole for you!
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Does it support floppy disks?
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