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 QBASIC, 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. Here is a list of some of audio devices:
- Ad Lib, Inc.: AdLib, AdLib Gold 1000
- Covox: Sound Source, Speech Thing, Sound Master, Sound Master Plus, Sound Master II
- Creative: Creative Music System, Game Blaster, Sound Blaster, Sound Blaster Pro, Sound Blaster 2, Sound Blaster Pro 2, Sound Blaster 16, Sound Blaster AWE 32, Wave Blaster
- Disney: The Sound Source
- Ensoniq: Soundscape, Soundscape Elite
- Gravis: UltraSound, UltraSound Max
- IBM: PC Music Feature, PS-1 Audio
- Innovation Computer Corporation: SSI 2001
- Logitech: SoundMan Games, SoundMan 16, SoundMan Wave
- Media Vision: Pro AudioSpectrum, Pro AudioSpectrum 16, Pro AudioSpectrum 16 Studio, Thunder Board
- Roland: CM-32L, CM-64, LAPC-I, MT-32, MT-100, RAP-10, SCC-1, Sound Canvas
- Yamaha: FB-01
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.