While MS-DOS was by far the most popular disk operating system at the time, similar disk operating systems were also made like IBM's PC-DOS and Digital Research's DR-DOS. However, since all of the OSs are essentially clones of each other when it came to game play, they will not be covered in this Wiki.
From version 5.0 and up, DOS included QBAISC, a crippled version of its Quick BASIC programming language with a few example programs to help showcase the language. Two of those programs, QBasic Gorillas (DOS) and Nibbles, included simple PC Speaker music. The music of QBasic Gorillas has been recorded, but since Nibbles uses the same music as Gorillas, it won't be recorded.
Music and Sound
Since DOS is a software platform, it does not have any built-in sound capabilities, but it does assume any computer running it has a PC Speaker. However, the majority of third-party sound hardware devices manufactured in the late 1980s and early 1990s supported DOS. Some of the more popular audio devices include:
- Ad Lib, Inc.: AdLib, AdLib Gold 1000
- Roland: MT-32, LAPC-I
- Media Vision: Pro AudioSpectrum, Pro AudioSpectrum 16
- Creative: Sound Blaster, Sound Blaster Pro, Sound Blaster 16, Sound Blaster AWE 32
- Covox: Sound Source, Speech Thing
- Gravis: UltraSound
DOS was the primary platform for the PC gaming market in North America for the majority of the life of MS-DOS, and after being localized to many different languages, found life in the foreign market as well. Some of the more popular computer lines that used MS-DOS include:
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_DOS - Wikipedia.