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Hey, I know it sounds hipster but I want to play Doom or some of my Nintendo games from the 90s so bad sometimes. Do you know how can I do it on my laptop? (Toshiba Satellite L300, Windows Vista) tongue.gif
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Hey, I know it sounds hipster but I want to play Doom or some of my Nintendo games from the 90s so bad sometimes. Do you know how can I do it on my laptop? (Toshiba Satellite L300, Windows Vista) tongue.gif

DOSBox, or Steam. The old games run fine when you buy and launch them from Steam. Doom, Wolfenstein, Quake, Heretic, etc. As for Nintendo, that's a legal grey area involving emulators that might not be ok to discuss here, not sure.

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I think it's okay to talk about here. Just don't link or mention where to get the ROMs.

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That's why I say it's a grey area. People can sell emulators fine, that's legal, it's just the ROMs thing that gets folks in trouble. But yeah for DOOM and the like, just pick them up cheap on Steam, they'll run with no probs.

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Hey, I forgot about the thread for 5 long months, wow. I should take something for memory.

Anyway, sorry for causing confusion - I didn't mean to discuss any illegal kinds of games. There are some emulators though, I browsed through some things, but I don't know which of the ways to play are fine and legal. I satisfied my nostalgic urge to play with some flash online games finally.
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