Prince of Persia is one of the most played classic computer games at least is the one I played the most back in the days with my Epson Equity II.
Today I found how to play this gem again using a MS-DOS emulator called DOSBox which is optimized for this kind of games, Since it brought me so much joy I decided to make a video an shared with you guys/galls.
The video is less than 3 minutes and it explains you how to install it and it gives you a bit of an idea on how it looks.
In case you missed a step here is the list of commands I ran to get Prince of Persia running on my Linux box, in this case I am using Fedora 17.
Lets begin with the installation of the emulator and setting up a directory where we will be storing these games.
su - yum install dosbox -y exit mkdir ~/games firefox http://www.bestoldgames.net/eng/old-games/prince-of-persia.php
As you can see besides installing DOSBox and creating some directories we also opening firefox with a URL where you can download the game.
Next we will be downloading it, copying it to our ~/games folder and decompressing it.
cp ~/prince*zip ~/games cd ~/games unzip ~/prince*zip rm ~/prince*zip
Lets now launch DOSBox and once inside we will be mounting ~/games as it if were the C unit, lastly launching the game.
Remember, you have to replace /home/usuario/games with the complete path to your home directory