January 21, 2010 at 12:44 am #21323
I think it’s great that people are doing university work on these old games!
You should get a real old 286 computer to run these classic games on! Play them the way they were originally played, off a crusty old 5 1/4″ disc, and the PC speaker. Fantastiche!
But seriously, if you want to run them well, you could try DosBox, which emulates DOS within Windows, which should give you the convenience of modern computers, just using a file for the game (instead of an unreliable old diskette), and they also let you save and load your game more conveniently, and should also emulate old sound cards and things.
All the best.