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I saw a bottled dos-dev environment today. If you have visual studio code you can install this via the extensions tab, and it’ll download a full djgpp environment for you, even bundles dosbox-x for testing https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=badlogicgames.dos-devSeptember 3, 2021 at 5:49 am in reply to: How to play Mechwarrior 2 + information resources on the game #5018
Thanks for the comprehensive post, not bad for a freebirth toad! I’m guessing you’re something of a fan.
Hi Void, check out https://www.dosbox.com/wiki/Connectivity for a small guide on how to do this (skip ahead to the Serial/Modem section). Note that both players need to change your dosbox.conf to enable a modem, or from the dosbox prompt type ‘serial1 modem’ or similar. Use port forwarding on the host machine’s router to forward a port (I recommend 5000, supposedly the dosbox default, though in my experience it tries to use 23) and make sure it’s forwarded to the host machine. The client player can then ‘dial’ the host by using the hosts’ public IP address as the phone number!
Also some physical copies available on ebay, this is the only boxed floppy version I saw in my ten seconds of searching
I haven’t been able to find anywhere selling the game, but it is available for download from
or via archive.org (will this link remain valid? I don’t know) https://ia802706.us.archive.org/cors_get.php?path=%2F6%2Fitems%2Fmsdos_Nomad_1993%2FNomad_1993.zip
I think it hits a sweetspot between simulation and arcade game – it’s definitely not a realistic driving sim but it’s also not easy like an arcade racer. My ability to enjoy a race game is directly proportional to how much i get to hold the accelerator – and with wipeout you can pretty much hold it the entire time and use the airbrakes to slide around corners.
The sensation of speed, having to learn the airbrakes to corner, and the worse-than-death penalty of having your velocity reduced to almost zero for bumping the wall all work together to create a high difficulty curve and a very rewarding sense of mastery.