DOS in Parallels

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  1. hauntedcity macrumors member

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    From what I've read, Parellels can handle several different operating systems (Windows XP, Vista, Linux, DOS, and more). What I really, really, really want to do is play old DOS games that I have on 3.5" floppies. Is this even possible?

    Can DOS be installed from floppies using Parallels and a USB floppy drive? If so, once DOS in running in Parallels, will it be able to read a USB floppy drive? How about SoundBlaster or AdLib music card emulation?

    Has anyone else tried this? I've got some great old Sierra adventure games and D&D gold box RPG's that are gathering dust since they won't run in Windows XP or 98.

    Proud owner of a new MacBook and thinking hard about an iMac,
    Doug
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Do you already have the USB floppy drive? If so it can't hurt to give it a try.

    I would think they would work though.
     
  3. hauntedcity thread starter macrumors member

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    I forgot about DOSBox! Do you know if it can see a USB floppy as an "a:" drive?
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I have no clue how a USB device would be mapped to the DOSBox.
     
  5. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    I believe that you could mount a USB floppy as an A drive, or at least you could copy the floppies to your HD and run them from there.
     
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