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DOS Software

Post by MrFlibble » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:46 pm

Since I take interest not only in DOS games but also in other DOS software as well, I thought I'd be posting places on the net where such stuff can be found. Also, in no particular order:

Free Software for DOS
A very nice and very comprehensive database of free downloadable DOS software, split into categories.

Garbo Shareware and Freeware Programs Library
Well yeah, it's not only DOS but it's probably one of the largest and oldest shareware databases around.

Interesting DOS Programs
The site offers a selection of various DOS programmes, as well as links to other sites and various information.

Useful DOS SOftware
A list of various DOS software by Joe Foster, author of The Star Commander, a DOS file shell that supports Commodore 64 file transfer and conversion.

MS-DOS Downloads at Old OS Wiki
A selection of shareware and freeware MS-DOS programmes and utilities.

XTree Fan Page
A very informative source about a rather popular old DOS file manager, XTree.

Volkov Commander
The official page of the popular shareware Norton Commander clone from ex-USSR.

DOS Tools
This is a large site with a variety of downloads; I found the link to it at the FreeDOS website.

DOS Websites Directory
A categorized list of links to numerous DOS-related web resources (I suspect some links might not work though).

DOS Programs
Another quite extensive list of DOS-related websites.

4DOS
Home of a powerful replacement of the standard COMMAND.COM (thanks to dosraider of dosgames.com forums for suggesting that one!).

Demu.org
Originally called DOS Museum, Demu.org is not only archive of old games, but also other retro software as well. Freeware, shareware and demo programmes and utilities are available for DOS, Win16 and Win32.

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Re: DOS Software

Post by Vyothric » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:52 pm

MrFlibble wrote:XTree Fan Page
A very informative source about a rather popular old DOS file manager, XTree.
There's an XTree fan page?!



Great links once again MrFlibble.
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Re: DOS Software

Post by MrFlibble » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:08 pm

Yeah, and what's more, there's a shareware clone of it called FileMaster by a German programmers Martin Amelsberg and Michael Weber. You can get another version of it from Martin Amelsbergs website:
http://martinamelsberg.de/menu_nostalgie.php
(just scroll down a bit)

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Re: DOS Software

Post by PerfectDoak » Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:38 pm

Another great list, thanks!
It's good to know there are still loads of DOS/retro websites out there, the kind you'd never find from a google search.

I used to love XTree :mrgreen:
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Re: DOS Software

Post by MrFlibble » Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:16 pm

PerfectDoak wrote:Another great list, thanks!
I used to love XTree :mrgreen:
Haha, I didn't realize that this particular DOS shell is so popular :) It's probably one of my oldest memories of experiences with DOS (and PCs in general).

On the other hand, for me, Norton Commander/Volkov Commander is strongly associated with the DOS era :D I remember when we had our first IT classes at school, we still had second-hand 386's in the school computer centre (although it was already 1998-99), so they all had, of course, DOS and I think Volkov Commander (I'm not sure about that though, 'cause copies of Norton Commander also circulated back then).

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Re: DOS Software

Post by MrFlibble » Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:02 pm

Here's another nice FTP with various DOS software:
ftp://delphi.hs-niederrhein.de/pub/dos/

[Edit] And another one:
http://www.qumran.org/ftp/local/dos/app/

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Re: DOS Software

Post by MrFlibble » Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:40 pm

Apparently Microsoft had released the full version of Word for DOS v5.5 for free:
Check it out, Microsoft released Word for DOS 5.5 for free, it was originally a Y2K fix, but instead of just a patch, they posted the full version of Word for DOS 5.5... (yes, this is from Microsoft's official web site)..this will give you an EXE file, you have to run it and then run Setup.

Word for DOS 5.5

I just downloaded and ran it on my modern PC (Pentium 4 2.0 Ghz), it runs fine, although you can't see the splash screen, because my PC is too fast, lol. There are long pauses whenever you access a file for Windows to convert FAT32 to FAT16 apparently. It appears Word 5.5 doesn't recognize long file names either.

Tried loading a modern MS Word file, it was all gibberish. Even saving a file in Word 6.0 format with OpenOffice did not fix.

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Turns out it's old news, but still fun nonetheless :)

On another note, HyperDisk is said to be a nice shareware disk caching programme. Get it here: HYDK431.ZIP

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Re: DOS Software

Post by MrFlibble » Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:31 pm

I've just learned about yet another Norton Commander clone called DOSZIP. Looks pretty cool :)

Also found a page which attempts to list all known NC clones:
http://www.rmonet.com/commander/

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Re: DOS Software

Post by Poulter » Wed May 06, 2015 3:27 pm

Great list, thanks!
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