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RobbyMorrison

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Back in the day when I was like 13 (I'm 22 now). My step dad was a computer programmer and was able to make need for speed run in MS-DOS, because the computer was old and slow. I would ask him how he did it but he's dead so I'm here. I have an Etower 400i3, old and slow. If I were able to make need for speed Porche unleashed run in MS-DOS I know my computer could handle it. I know my way around a computer, but I’m not an expert. Any help would be much appreciated.
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The reason he was able to make Need for Speed run in DOS is that it was a DOS game.

Need for Speed Porche, however, required DirectX, which is why it will only run in Windows.
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Actually It was not a DOS game and it did require directx, that’s what baffles me. I guess he must off rewrote the program to run in DOS. after all that’s what he did for a living.
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No, it was not

Need for speed came out in 1995, and it was a DOS game.

It did not require directx, in fact when windows 95 first came out, Directx was barely functional and rarely used by game programmers who preferred direct access to hardware since DirectX was too slow.

In fact, you can even download the Need for Speed demo still

http://www.dosgameso.....or Speed/126/
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