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Jan 29, 2024 - 7 minute read - MS-DOS MiSTer Retrogaming DOSContainer

DOSContainer releases page

As I’m coding DOSContainer, more and more games turn up on my hard drive in a playable form and I want to share those with the world. I decided to rip them out of the actual project’s Git repository and just host them on my website. If you’re looking for the current list, look no further because this is it and I will be updating this page as time goes on.

The table below lists bootable virtual hard drive images for use with the MiSTer FPGA project’s AO486 PC simulator core. The disk images are meant to make the old MS-DOS PC as accessible as a console, providing players a way to enjoy these old games without having to learn the cranky bits (and there are many) of the MS-DOS platform. Download the ZIP-file, uncompress it, upload the resulting VHD to your MiSTer, attach it to the core’s primary hard disk controller and reset the core. That’s all!

TitlePublisherYearNotes
The Three StoogesCinemaware Corporation1987
Seven Cities of GoldOzark Softscape1993Commemorative Edition
Altered DestinyAccolade, Inc1990Cracked
Disney’s AladdinVirgin Interactive1994Original DOS version
Another WorldInterplay1991Disable L1 Cache
Archon UltraStrategic Simulations1994Original DOS version
Indiana Jones and the Fate of AtlantisLucasArts1992Talkie
The Black CauldronSierra On-Line1986Original v2.0
The Black Cauldron (Remake)Shane Cloud, Sierra On-Line2011Remake with Mouse support, SCI
Bio Menace 1, 2, and 3Apogee Software1993Bio Menace 1-3
BloodGT Interactive1997Original DOS version
Bust-A-MoveGameBank Corp1995Original DOS game
Conquests of Camelot - The Search for the GrailSierra On-Line1990
Cannon Fodder (need game manual)Sold Out Sales & Marketing Ltd1993Manual-check copy protection.
Cannon Fodder 2Sold Out Sales & Marketing Ltd1994
Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?Broderbund Software1990Enhanced version, Cracked
Champ Arcade GamesCHAMProgramming Corp.1997
CivilizationMicroProse1991Version 474.03
CivilizationMicroProse1991Version 475.01
Commander Keen 4 - Secret of the OracleApogee Software1991Original DOS game
Comanche - Operation White LightningSoftgold1992Original DOS version
Cruise for a CorpseDelphine Software International1991Cracked, Disabled L2 Cache
It Came from the DesertCinemaware Corporation1990Disabled L1 Cache.
DuneVirgin Games1992
Dyna BlasterUbi Soft Entertainment Software1992Bomberman
EpicOcean Software1992Original DOS version
Flashback - The Quest for IdentityU.S. Gold1992Original DOS version
Future Wars - Adventures in TimeDelphine1990Manual-check copy protection.
Future Wars - Adventures in TimeDelphine1990Cracked Version
The Great Giana SistersRainbow Arts1987Original DOS version
GodsBitmap Brothers1991Original DOS version
Gold Rush!Sierra On-Line1988
Hocus PocusApogee Software1994Version 1.1
Codename IcemanSierra On-Line1989Original DOS Game
KaratekaBroderBund Software1986Disable L1 Cache CPU 15MHz
King’s Quest I - Quest for the CrownSierra On-Line1987Cracked
King’s Quest I - Quest for the CrownSierra On-Line1990SCI engine
King’s Quest II - Romancing the ThroneSierra On-Line1987
King’s Quest III - To Heir Is HumanSierra On-Line1987
King’s Quest IV - The Perils of RosellaSierra On-Line1988Version 1.000.106, SCI engine, manual-check copy protection.
King’s Quest IV - The Perils of RosellaSierra On-Line1989Version 1.003.006, SCI engine, manual-check copy protection.
King’s Quest IV - The Perils of RosellaSierra On-Line1989Version 1.006.003, SCI engine, manual-check copy protection.
King’s Quest IV - The Perils of RosellaSierra On-Line1989Version 1.006.004, SCI engine, manual-check copy protection.
King’s Quest IV - The Perils of RosellaSierra On-Line1988Version 2.2, AGI engine, manual-check copy protection.
King’s Quest IV - The Perils of RosellaSierra On-Line1988Version 2.3, AGI engine, manual-check copy protection.
King’s Quest IV - The Perils of RosellaSierra On-Line1988Cracked
King’s Quest V - Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!Sierra On-Line1990Talkie
Laura Bow 1 - The Colonel’s BequestSierra On-Line1989Version 1.000.046, Cracked
Laura Bow 2 - The Dagger of Amon RaSierra On-Line1992Cracked
The Legacy - Realm of TerrorMicroProse1992
LemmingsPsygnosis1991For MiSTer select standard PC.
LoomLucasfilm Games LLC1990Copy protection cracked
Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge LizardsSierra On-Line1987Original EGA version
Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge LizardsSierra On-Line1991VGA, Disabled L1 Cache
Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places)Sierra On-Line1988Cracked Version
Leisure Suit Larry 3Sierra On-Line1989DOS Version
Leisure Suit Larry 5 Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover WorkSierra On-Line1991Disabled L1 Cache
Mah Jongg VGARon Balewski1989Disable L1 Cache
Manhunter 1 - New YorkSierra On-Line1988
Manhunter 2 - San FranciscoSierra On-Line1989
Maniac Mansion EnhancedLucasArts1988Enhanced version
Magic CarpetElectronic Arts1994Original DOS version
Magic Carpet 2 - The NetherworldsElectronic Arts1995Original DOS version
Monkey Island 2 LeChuck’s Revenge (Talkie)LucasArts1990Talkie
The Secret of Monkey Island (EGA)LucasArts1990EGA Version
The Secret of Monkey Island (VGA)LucasArts1990VGA Version
Monkey Island 2 LeChuck’s RevengeLucasArts1990Cracked copy protection
MS-DOS 4.00Microsoft1988Clean install of MS-DOS 4.00
MS-DOS 4.01Microsoft1988Clean install of MS-DOS 4.01
MS-DOS 5.00Microsoft1991Clean install of MS-DOS 5.00
MS-DOS 6.00Microsoft1993Clean install of MS-DOS 6.00
MS-DOS 6.20Microsoft1993Clean install of MS-DOS 6.20
MS-DOS 6.21Microsoft1993Clean install of MS-DOS 6.21
MS-DOS 6.22Microsoft1994Clean install of MS-DOS 6.22
Asterix & ObelixInfogrames France S.A.S.1996
Oh no! More LemmingsPsygnosis1991
The Oregon Trail DeluxeMECC1992Deluxe version
Master of OrionMicroProse1993Contains copy protection.
Prince of PersiaBrøderbund Software, Inc.1990version 1.3
PopulousElectronic Arts1989Original DOS version
Populous 2 - Trials of the Olympian GodsElectronic Arts1991Original DOS version
Police Quest I - In Pursuit of the Death AngelSierra On-Line1987EGA version
Police Quest I - In Pursuit of the Death Angel (VGA)Sierra On-Line1992VGA version
Police Quest II - The VengeanceSierra On-Line1988Cracked
Police Quest III - The KindredSierra On-Line1991VGA
Police Quest IV - Open SeasonSierra On-Line1993VGA
Prince of Persia 2 - The Shadow and the FlameBrøderbund1993
Quest for Glory ISierra On-Line1989Original EGA version
Quest for Glory IISierra On-Line1990
Quest for Glory III - Wages of WarSierra On-Line1992
Return to ZorkInfocom1993Floppy disk version
Space Quest I - The Sarien EncounterSierra On-Line1986Original EGA version
Space Quest II - Vohaul’s RevengeSierra On-Line1987
Space Quest III - The Pirates of PestulonSierra On-Line1989
Space Quest IV - Roger Wilco and the Time RippersSierra On-Line1991Version 1.052 (EN, Floppy, VGA)
Space Quest IV - Roger Wilco and the Time RippersSierra On-Line1991Version 1.1 (EN, Floppy, VGA)
Syndicate WarsElectronic Arts1986Original DOS version
SyndicateElectronic Arts1993Original DOS version
The Incredible MachineSierra Entertainment1992Use ao486_boot_switcher and Trident VGA BIOS
Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesImage Works1989EGA Adlib
Terminal Velocity3D Realms1995Original DOS version
TyrianCDV Software Entertainment AG1995Sound effects not working.
Ultima VII - The Black GateOrigin Systems1993Original version
Ultima VII - The Black Gate & Forge of VirtueOrigin Systems1993Includes Forge of Virtue expansion pack
Ultima VII - The Serpent Isle & Silver SeedOrigin Systems1993eXoDOS version
Ultima VIII - PaganOrigin Systems1994Fully patched original version, assests uncompressed.
Ultima Underworld - The Stygian AbyssOrigin Systems1992Original DOS version
Ultima Underworld 2 - Labyrinth of WorldsOrigin Systems1993Original DOS version
VolfiedEmpire Software1991Original DOS game
Xenon 2 MegablastImage Works1989

To rights holders

Everything on this page was sourced from already public files through archive.org. I’m a private person with zero commercial interest in what I’m doing here, just a hobbyist who enjoys tinkering with the computers from yesteryear. The files being up at archive.org, an organization that aims to preserve digital heritage, leads me to assume their distribution is permitted for the purposes of preservation. I have the exact same interest in mind: preserve old, commercially obsolete works for posterity. If you are a rights holder who objects to anything you see on this website or anything in the area536.com domain, please let me know at archive@area536.com and I will cooperate with any reasonable request in good faith.