If you want to play these games on your old PC, you will need the following:
New computers don't come with disk drives. This is a pity, but you could consider buying one off eBay. They are pretty cheap.
You should have booted up your old computer, and see the
-prompt. If you do not see this prompt, you may be running Windows. You must shut down Windows to enter pure MS-DOS. If you are running Windows 3.x, just close the Program Manager. If you are running Windows 95 or 98, click on Start –> Shut Down –> Restart in MS-DOS mode
In this example we have downloaded Duke Nukem in a compressed archive (ZIP file format) copied it to a floppy disk. Now we are about to install it on the computer. To copy the file form the diskette onto your hard-drive:
First make a directory for the game:
C:\>md duke C:\>cd duke C:\DUKE>
Now copy the file to C:
C:\DUKE>copy a:\1duke.zip c: 1 file(s) copied
We will now proceed to unzip the archive
After the process is done, you can see what the directory contains by typing:
If you want to only see the files you can run, type:
C:\DUKE>dir *.exe Volume in drive C is MS-DOS_6 Volume Serial Number is 4647-9F76 Directory of C:\DUKE DN1 EXE 54,688 11-01-91 2:00p 4 file(s)123 54,688 bytes 6,856,704 bytes free C:\DUKE>
We can see here, that the only program that can be run DN1.
to start the game!