'iDOS' Emulator Supports DOS and Windows 3.0 on iOS Devices

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    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.
    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.


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    iDOS running Solitaire in Windows 3.0 on an iPad

    Article Link: 'iDOS' Emulator Supports DOS and Windows 3.0 on iOS Devices
     
  2. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  3. JTVPRO macrumors member

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    Why?

    Is this even useful? Or is it a matter of because we can?
     
  4. Dae macrumors regular

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    FINALLY! We've been waiting for it for so long!

    (;))
     
  5. Rudy69 macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  6. mallom macrumors regular

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    ctrl + alt + del :D
     
  7. err404 macrumors 68020

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    $.99 is fair considering it will likely never see an update.
     
  8. mallom macrumors regular

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    Maybe to iWindows95 and so on..
     
  9. Lutris macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  10. elgrecomac macrumors 65816

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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?
     
  11. camomac macrumors 6502a

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    does that mean you can also install all those cool retro virus programs too? :D
     
  12. Digitalclips macrumors 65816

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    Or early Mac OS ... only snag is lack of a mouse :(
     
  13. swarmster macrumors 6502a

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    If it can play One Must Fall: 2097 perfectly, I'd pay 50x that, at least. Blood Bowl would be icing on the cake.
     
  14. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    I'll be happy if it means I can load my favorite classic Sierra games onto my phone.
     
  15. Digitalclips macrumors 65816

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    Hey it's bigger than the Osborne's screen, color and a lot lighter! :D
     
  16. baryon macrumors 68030

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    Awesome! Now for a NES emulator! Even my Nokia has it.
     
  17. PowerGamerX macrumors 6502a

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    If I can play MegaRace, Flight Unlimited, and Doom. I'll buy this in a jiffee
     
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  19. commander.data macrumors 6502a

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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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    +1 For MegaRace! And we can add the original Wing Commander games. :D
     
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    If you'd like text-based adventures like those built by "Interplay" - then you'd actually care about it as the gameplay remains stellar.
     
  23. swarmster macrumors 6502a

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    Nesticle runs in DOS. There's a rabbit hole for you!
     
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