How can I find legal/original abandonware games?
The most obvious source is e-bay: there are dozens of games, some good, some not. It's also a good idea to search on abandonware-specific forums. Ask your friends or colleagues, some of them could have old games in the attic he doesn't even remember. Just ask!
Why are some games protected?
Some old games were never released for free or liberated. Many old software companies are still in business and prefer to protect their intellectual property. Some of these games may be still sold in online stores, in a different form (mobile apps, for example.
Why [game] crashes before launch?
The reasons can be many and can vary from game to game. Some tips for D-Fend Reloaded users: - access the profile editor of the malfunctioning game - select "DOSBOX settings" - disable the "Close DOSBOX when program closes" checkbox This will help you see what is the error causing the crash.
I'd like to lend a hand, what can I do?
I prefer to work on Abandonware DOS by myself, but I can think of a couple of things: - Write reviews. As you can see, Abandonware DOS lacks reviews... I really need them - Donate! I'm not selling anything, but I do have server costs. Your money would help paying the hosting bill
Who created Abandonware DOS?
Me! All by myself. I work as a web designer and php programmer and I spend my time between games and web designing (and my girlfriend, yes). I live in northern Italy... my english is not YET very good.
I can't see Abandonware DOS using [name a browser]
I usually test Abandonware DOS on Internet Explorer (7+), Google Chrome and Firefox. Abandonware DOS is not mobile friendly and is not tested on any tablet PC. Feel free to contact me if you see something wrong on Abandonware DOS.
I think you made a mistake there...
Prove me I'm wrong, tell me what's right and I'll be ready to correct anything on abandonware DOS. (And please, be patient and forgive me for any error I could make...).