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Download Railroad Tycoon for free!

Some of you may remember Railroad Tycoon — an old DOS game released in 1990, which launched the “tycoon” genre.

Well, you can download it for free. Simply go to the Sid Meier’s Railroads website, go under “Downloads,” and it’s in there.

It comes preloaded with DOSBox, so you don’t have to install anything extra.

Have fun!

Games run too fast? Slow down your PC!

Some older games run too fast when you have a new computer.

If it’s a DOS game, you can just use DOSBox.

If it’s not a DOS game, you can’t use DOSBox. But there are other ways to slow down your CPU.

The PC Slowdown Page has several tools to slow down your processor.*

For example, to play SimCopter (an early 3D game created by Maxis), I had to use the The MS DirectShow SDK CPUGrabber, which is available at that website. Otherwise, the game would randomly crash.

*CPU and Processor are the same thing — but real geeks would know this! 🙂

How To Install Windows 3.1 on DOSBox

If you have DOSBox, (open-source DOS emulator) and a copy of Windows 3.1 lying around, why not install it?

I’ve done it!

Windows 3.1 in DOSBox

Windows 3.1 in DOSBox

Anyways, if you’re interested in this, here’s the instructions. You’ll need to supply your own copy of Windows 3.1, however. 😉