As always, the biggest compliment I can give any retro game is that I will continue to play it. With Star Wars: Dark Forces there is a definitive ending (which I’m dangerously near!!! *gasp*) I will continue to play it and probably hunt down it’s sequels. When you are competing with fully rendered 3D war simulators, that’s a near impossible statement to make for a game practically older than the youngest member of my family… But make it, I shall.
FYI everyone, if any games are running in a small window in the middle
of the screen or a window in the upper left corner using dosbox then just
edit the CONF FILE by double-clicking it.
try changing output from surface to overlay(or some other choice).
try changing both fullscreenresolutionwindowresolution to fixed.
try changing scaler from NONE to one of the other choices.
by messing around with these values you should be able to get the game
in full screen mode.
finally a game that DOESN′T need to be MOUNTED, or countless
hours lost screwing around trying to get up and going....I just unzipped
and played using dosbox.
and for those of you who hate dosbox first try tinkering with it′s
CONF file, open it by double clicking it to edit stuff, under CPU change game CYCLES from auto(slow) to MAX(almost 60 fps?) and change the scaler from
the default to something else, I changed it to SUPEREAGLE and the game looks
a very good game that I used to play in the 90′s....ah good times.
ok for those of you who are new to dos games on windows the first thing
you need is WinRAR or a similar program(just google it) then download
and set it up..next thing you need is DosBox(again google it). WinRAR
will let you EXTRACT files you download,rightclick on the downloaded file
and select extract file...game will be extracted to a default folder.
now install dosbox, ok so the easiest way to play the games is to dragNdrop
the games .exe file onto the dosbox icon within the dosbox folder, so for dark forces you would drag the dark.exe ontop of dosbox application.exe , it′s not as hard as it sounds...hope I got the instructions correct,if anyone can give a better explanation then plz do so seeing as I am not so good at explaining things.
If your looking for the sequels for this incredible game, then you want to look up the Jedi knight series. The best jedi games ever made.
I still vividly remember this game from when it first came out, and it was revolutionary for its time. The graphics and game-play were amazing, and it really pulled you into the world.
thanks 46yovirginguy, I could never understand why it was always in a small window when I played it before but now it is full screen well sort of.....there are borders to the left and right but I don′t care at least it is not a small window anymore. love the music in this game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A bit buggy with the controls. Can use either left mouse or arrow′s on key board to move. Right mouse button to shoot and space bar to activate doors etc.
Will work only with a virtual dos program such as dosbox. I myself find dosbox complicated so I use dosblaster 3.0 which runs dosbox for you. You will need to also have dosbox installed but you don′t need to mount drives and so on. Dosblaster does it for you
Star Wars Dark forces I give a 3.5/5 for it′s time.
- Year: 1995
- Platform: DOS
- Released in: United States
- Genre: Action
- Theme: FPS, Licensed Title, Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Shooter
- Publisher: LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC
- Developer: LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC
- Perspective: 1st-Person
- Dosbox support – http://www.dosbox.com/comp_list.php?showID=4342 – Fully supported on current version