Need help with running old games

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Need help with running old games

Post by Mantas »


For now, I'm interested in running Final Doom, Doom II and first two Elder Scrolls games. I can't get PlayOnLinux to work, it just keeps crashing no matter what. DOSBox doesn't want to listen either, despite following a tutorial to a T, it keeps giving me either the command is "illegal" or I gotta run the .exe on Win32.

Games come from GOG, the separate .exe installers.

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Re: Need help with running old games

Post by LogMan »

I've never been able to run games from Gog on Linux, gave up and run them under Windows, less stress !

Maybe someone else has an answer.
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