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Play Floppy Disk Games on Your Smartphone

by Conner Flynn
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You can already play classic games on your phone. That’s no big deal. But if you want something closer to an authentic experience, where you play old games on your phone USING A FLOPPY DISK, you are in luck. You can actually do just that, and quite easily if you’ve got an Android phone.

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Check out this video by Lazy Game Reviews. It shows how it is done using your phone’s USB port to connect a drive, get it working so the phone can read files. Then you can play old PC games and make the process a bit more archaic.

First transfer all of the files, then load an app like Magic DosBox that lets you run MS-DOS programs on your phone, then boot the game directly from the floppy disk. After that nerd magic, start playing your game. The controls are not ideal, but it’s still pretty cool. I like that this guy has a floppy disk drive with woodgrain on it. He gets extra points for that.

Think of all of the old floppy disks that you have laying around. You can play them all on your phone and relive the old days of PC Gaming on a modern device. Try it for yourself using the video as a guide.

[via Kotaku]

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