I want to show you what free games are available on OpenBSD.
How can you search for something you don't know exists? After
reading this document you will have an overview of what games,
emulators, and other game tools exist and be able to find more on
If you have questions about hardware check the OpenBSD manuals,
mailing lists, and other forums. Bugs should be reported to the
ports maintainers and software developers. Specifics about how to
run the games are in their manuals, FAQs, Wikis, and ports
New to OpenBSD?
OpenBSD is an operating system like Microsoft Windows, MacOS,
or Android. The best explanations on what OpenBSD is, what you
can do with it, and how does it work come from the OpenBSD FAQ
and Wikipedia. If you don't plan on using OpenBSD read the
Wikipedia entry and some of the OpenBSD FAQ. If you use or plan
to use OpenBSD read the manuals, OpenBSD FAQ, mailing lists, and
Many of the links are about old games because most of what
OpenBSD can run and emulate are old games. Old can also mean
classic, best ever made, and great genres that are no longer
The demos here are about the demoscene, not the limited
versions of commercial games.
OpenBSD has exclusive games? Yes it does, except for ports. The
OpenBSD ports system is only used in OpenBSD which is different
from some operating systems which share a software repository.
The ports repository has OpenBSD specific patches mostly for
compatibility, but the games are available for other operating
BSD Games are a collection of terminal games and software toys
that can be installed during an install or upgrade of OpenBSD.
They existed before OpenBSD and now are significantly different
than the originals. Only two games need further explanations than
what the manuals give - pig and wargames.
tetris shows some graphical games can be played on a
My description of pig spoils the game. Don't read the rest of
this section if you want to avoid spoilers. The pig program
converts English to Pig Latin which is classified as a language
game. The entire manual for it is in Pig Latin which is the point
of the game. I translated the manual to English.
"The pig utility reads the standard input and writes it out
to standard output in Pig Latin. Useful for generating monthly
Wargames lacks a manual or any explanation how it works. It is
a simple launcher for other BSD games based on the movie called
WarGames. Playing the game spoils the end of the movie.
ddb is the kernel debugger that comes with OpenBSD. It includes
a version of hangman similar to the one in BSD Games. This isn't
an accessible game unless you can debug the OpenBSD kernel. See
the hangman manual for how to play.
Games in Ports
0 A.D. 0.22 is one of
the most polished games on OpenBSD. You can wage war against your
friends or turn the map into a farm.
Ports is the third-party software repository for OpenBSD.
Packages are the binary distribution of ports. Read the FAQ and
manuals to understand how to use both of them. Ports has readmes,
extra documentation, website URLs, a software search, and more.
There are more ports than listed here. MMOs, game engines, and
some others in ports are split into their own sections. The rest
are here, but only those which I have tried.
The OpenTTD 1.7.0
menu using the free graphics replacement.
Older games such
as Batrachians 0.1.6 don't scale, though sometimes offer a full
Not even OpenBSD
can escape the many card games on every system. Belooted 0.1.4.1
shown here plays a card game popular in France and Bulgaria
FooBillard 3.0 a
3D billiards simulator is an unexpected find in ports.
roguelikes are an important genre in open source games.
Witchblast 0.7.5 is one of several games from those genres in
ace (Ace of Penguins)
armagetronad (Armagetron Advance)
freedink (Dink Smallwood)
garden (Garden of Colored Lights)
openomf (Open One Must Fall: 2097)
openttd (Open Transport Tycoon Deluxe)
pioneers (Settlers of Catan)
rftg (Race for the Galaxy AI)
snipe2d (Orbital Eunuchs Sniper)
stone-soup (Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup)
sumwars (Summoning Wars)
tbftss (Battle for the Solar System: The Pandoran War)
So many nonfree games end up on this list because the copyright
owners of those games released the source code, but not the game
assets. This creates an odd situation where the source code was
ported to OpenBSD, but you still have to buy the game.
"Sorry, the demo
data files don't contain this dialog." CorsixTH 0.61 using the
Theme Hospital demo.
demo on DXX-Rebirth 0.60
demo on DXX-Rebirth 0.60
Fatalis demo played through Arx Libertatis 1.1.2 looks and plays
like Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
arx-libertatis (Arx Fatalis)
corsixth (Theme Hospital)
dhewm3 (Doom 3)
dxx-rebirth (Descent 1, Descent 2)
eduke32 (Duke Nukem 3D, NAM, WWII GI)
duke3ddata - Duke Nukem 3D shareware data
freeserf (Serf City: Life is Feudal)
fs2open (FreeSpace 2)
gemrb (Baldur's Gate I & II, Icewind Dale I & II,
I wouldn't call any of these games massive. Choria claims to be
an MMORPG, but it has a single player mode and I haven't found
any servers for it. Crossfire is effectively dead. It had 0
players many times I checked, though recently I saw a few players
or maybe idlers online.
The ManaPlus client supports Evol Online and The Mana World.
The only active one is The Mana World and it has a small and
dwindling player base. The total online numbers don't show that
many of the players are idling in the center of a town.
showing 5 people online which is the most I have ever seen. The
client doesn't like my font choices.
I define browser games as any game that runs in a browser
browser from ports should work.
I would need the space of this entire document to explain how
terrible browsers such as Firefox and Chromium are. All the
browsers in ports are bad choices, but I think Firefox is the
Web Fonts, Cookies, WebSockets, Local Storage, WebAssembly,
WebRTC, and other game enabling features are just too secure?
Then ports has a Java plugin you can install. Fortunately the fun
stops there because there are no plugins for Flash, Silverlight,
Game engines need games, game data, or other files to run.
Ports sometimes includes games for them, but not always. Some of
the programs are game engine recreations, forks, or source ports.
Blender Game Engine
Blender is quite flexible for a 3D graphics program. You can
make models for 3D printing, animated movies, and even games.
Load the .blend file in Blender and the render menu becomes a
game menu. Selecting the Start Game Engine option should work.
I read the API changes often and isn't backwards compatible.
This may be why some of the games I tried didn't work.
with Sintel the Game loaded and ready to run.
I am not sure where to begin. The Doom franchise and all the
games based on the engine have so much written about them.
Luckily I don't have to say much about OpenBSD and the Doom
Chocolate-Doom runs Doom, Doom II: Hell on Earth, Heretic:
Shadow of the Serpent Riders, Hexen: Beyond Heretic, and Strife.
PrBoom and PrBoom+ run Doom and Doom II. None of those games are
free, but there are several free game data replacements. There
are probably tens of thousands of mods known as WADs for Doom and
is a free content replacement for Doom seen here on Chocolate
Doom 3.0.0 in Windowed mode
Experience toilet humor in the escape the room game titled
Escape the Toilet on Instead 3.0.1
Instead says it is a simple text adventure interpreter, but
like Ren'Py the games go beyond what the description says.
Depending on if you speak Russian you will find most of the games
Blasting aliens in
Marathon 1 using Alephone 1.2.1
Aleph One is based on the original Marathon 2 engine. It runs
Marathon, Marathon 2: Durandal, Marathon Infinity (Marathon 3),
and 3rd party scenarios. Bungie released the Marathon game data
for free years ago.
Ports has the data for the Marathon trilogy and two 3rd party
scenarios. The scenario ports are nice enough to include commands
to start each one, but it is possible to start Aleph One with the
game directory as an argument. The few scenarios from outside
ports worked, but I didn't test them extensively.
If you don't
play the game I suggest reading Marathon's story told through
game terminals on Bungie's website.
Ren'Py is a visual novel game engine. It comes with two
tutorial games for developers. Ren'Py on OpenBSD requires all the
game files or source code. While the downloads don't mention it
the Linux versions usually expose the needed files.
Each game might have it's own documentation and in game help
systems. Ren'Py lacks a manual and most of the online
documentation is for game developers. Use these lines for some
$ renpy -h
$ renpy --help
Ren'Py on OpenBSD wont start because of a bug somewhere. This
fix was posted on the mailing list.
$ export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.so.17.0
Ren'Py needs the full directory name of a game as an argument
to start or it assumes it is in its base directory and will give
you an error. Here is an example.
$ renpy /home/user_name/game_directory/
The version of Ren'Py in ports is out of date. It wouldn't run
some of the newer games, but I had no problems with older ones.
Check the release date of the version in ports then avoid games
made after that date.
The quality of the free games runs from absolute garbage to
amazing. Commercial games might work if the game exposes all the
files, but I didn't test any.
The games can be
cute and short such as Mimi Nezumi on Ren'Py 6.17.7.
on Ren'Py 6.17.7 evokes strong emotions from its fans.
Most Ren'Py games are free, though there are quite a few
Solarus says it is an action RPG engine. All the games are
clones of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System game The Legend
of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Solarus has no manual or readme and
the Solarus Wiki is nearly useless.
There are 3 games by the Solarus team in ports. The community
has made 1 game and 1 demo. Solarus said my version was too new
to run Tunics and too old to run the demo The Legend of Zelda:
Book of Mudora.
The games in ports support a gamepad. To play them use this
$ solarus_run game_directory
Press F1 or D then left or right to get an in game help or
zelda_roth_se (The Legend of Zelda: Return of the Hylian SE)
The game engines listed here are for DOS or more specifically
DOSBox. While I don't cover emulating other operating systems to
play games I think using DOSBox is a special case. DOSBox doesn't
require an emulated disk and instead uses the file system exposed
by OpenBSD. For other OS emulation it requires installing that OS
inside a full computer emulator, which DOSBox doesn't need
either. The game engines themselves don't require an
installation, but they do need configured. All of those reasons
make using DOS game engines somewhere between the difficulty of
using ROMs in game console emulators and using an OS you must
install inside a full computer emulator.
MegaZeux is a game engine for Microsoft Windows that is similar
to ZZT. The older DOS version of MegaZeux works in DOSBox, but
this limits which games can be played.
The controls in MegaZeux are not intuitive. Read the help file
MegaZeux offers during the first configuration. If you missed it
then view MZX_HELP.FIL in any text editor. It isn't plain text,
but it is still readable.
Endless Journey is one of the more advanced games for MegaZeux
2.70 on DOSBox 0.74.
MUGEN, M.U.G.E.N., or Mugen was a fighting game engine for
Microsoft Windows, though the early versions were for MS-DOS. The
last DOS version was 2001.04.14 so any characters, stages, and
mods need to be compatible with that. When looking for mods
remember versions 1.0 and 1.1 were for Microsoft Windows only.
The DOS version of Mugen also needs DPMI to be placed in its
directory which I linked to below.
Adding new content to Mugen can be a pain. Go through all the
Mugen directories and read all the readmes and look through some
of the .def files. It will explain how to add everything. After
that comes the part of scouring through old websites testing
which addons will work. Even if you find something that works
most of the content out there has major problems with the old DOS
Mugen. I didn't have a good experience with this engine, but I
included it because it mostly works.
Majin Buu vs
Goku in front of Babidi's spaceship. Notice the poor scaling in
DOSBox 0.74. Use the fullscreen option instead.
The characters, stages, movies, and interfaces you can add are
based on everything from 1990s fighting games to fast food
mascots and vocoloid holograms. Everything I read called Mugen a
game engine, but FreeCiv allows new units, graphics, sounds, and
rulesets and it's not a game engine. I'm don't want to debate
minor differences, so I also listed Mugen as a game engine.
controversial RPG Maker 2000 game Super Columbine Massacre RPG!
on EasyRPG 0.5.3.
The specifications and games for RPG Maker 2000 are similar to
RPGs on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System while RPG Maker
2003 is similar to the Sony Playstation. The only software
available to run them is EasyRPG. At a glance the games seemed to
work, but I noticed some font distortion issues in RPG Maker 2000
EasyRPG is a game engine, not a game maker. That means it can
only run RPG Maker 2000 and 2003 games. It can't open, design, or
I listed all interactive fiction engines here because I have
never seen a website with interactive fiction game downloads
focus on only one engine. There are so few ports it wouldn't make
sense to split them.
This section should be called Gargoyle because I think it is
the best interactive fiction program in ports. I was surprised
that it supports graphics and sound. The only reason to use
anything besides Gargoyle is to run Frotz in a terminal.
The Gargoyle website says the developers thought they were
making the typography better than the X Windows rendering. The
problem is they don't allow hinting. I don't know what fonts look
better without hinting, but I haven't seen any on OpenBSD. Maybe
on other operating systems it looks better.
The default fonts selected by Gargoyle look worse in Gargoyle
than they do outside of it. DejaVu the default font for OpenBSD
and many ports programs also looks worse without hinting. I
didn't see an option to enable hinting. Maybe they hated it so
much they never put it in.
frotz - Z-code 1-6
gargoyle - supports everything
xzip - Z-code 1-5 and Z-code 8
zoom - TADS 2-3 and Hugo
The great thing for players nearly all the games are free other
than a few from the 1980s when IF was still sold in stores.
ScummVM runs 2D graphic adventure games that were made for
other systems. Ports has the data for the CD versions of Beneath
a Steel Sky and Flight of the Amazon Queen. A few more are
available for free on the ScummVM website.
ScummVM supports too many game engines to list in the title.
Here are just a few of those engines.
who looks like Neil Gaiman put into Neuromancer interrupts a
famous scene in the game DreamWeb on ScummVM 2.0.0
The Bizarre Adventures of Woodruff and the Schnibble
(Woodruff and the Schnibble of Azimuth)
The Black Cauldron
Broken Sword: The Shadow of the Templars (Circle of Blood)
Broken Sword II: The Smoking Mirror
Castle of Dr. Brain
Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Grail
Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood
The Curse of Monkey Island
Disney's The Jungle Book
EcoQuest: The Search for Cetus
EcoQuest II: Lost Secret of the Rainforest
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark
Elvira II: The Jaws of Cerberus
The Feeble Files
Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers
Gobliins 2: The Prince Buffoon
Goblins Quest 3
Hi-Res Adventure #0: Mission Asteroid
Hi-Res Adventure #2: Wizard and the Princess
Hi-Res Adventure #3: Cranston Manor
Hi-Res Adventure #4: Ulysses and the Golden Fleece
Hi-Res Adventure #5: Time Zone
Hi-Res Adventure #6: The Dark Crystal
Hoyle Classic Card Games
Hoyle Classic Games
Hoyle's Official Book of Games: Volume 1
Hoyle's Official Book of Games: Volume 2: Solitaire
Hoyle's Official Book of Games: Volume 3
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure
Jones in the Fast Lane
King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown
King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne
King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human
King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella
Leather Goddesses of Phobos! 2: Gas Pump Girls Meet the
Pulsating Inconvenience from Planet X
Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards
Lost in Time
Lucasfilm Games: Passport to Adventure (3 demos)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic
The Secret of Monkey Island
Manhunter: New York
Manhunter 2: San Francisco
Maniac Mansion II: Day of the Tentacle
Mickey's Space Adventure
Mixed-Up Mother Goose
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge
Once Upon A Time: Little Red Riding Hood
Playtoons: Bambou le Sauveur de la Jungle
Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel
The Prophecy (Ween: The Prophecy)
Return to Zork
Sam & Max: Hit the Road
The Secret of Monkey Island
Simon the Sorcerer
Simon the Sorcerer II: The Lion, the Wizard and the Wardrobe
Simon the Sorcerer's Puzzle Pack
Space Quest: Chapter I - The Sarien Encounter
Space Quest II: Chapter II - Vohaul's Revenge
Urban Runner (Lost In Town)
Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre Wood
Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders
Multiple System Emulation
MAME emulates over a thousand systems including computers,
handheld and home consoles, arcade systems, chess machines,
calculators, and slot machines. Many of the popular and recent
systems require firmware.
MAME 0.204 showing
the available arcade games. See the Arcade Emulation section for
a download link to these free games.
ProjectMESS - compatibility lists, emulated hardware information, and
emulated software information
Mednafen emulates many home game consoles and handheld game
systems. Some modules require external firmware files. The
documentation included with the package is the same as the
documentation on Mednafen's webpage.
RetroArch is frontend for libretro cores or plugins. The cores
emulate many systems.
Arcade emulation means MAME which is an acronym for Multiple
Arcade Machine Emulator. The term arcade game goes beyond the
classic upright cabinets of the early 1980s. MAME emulates so
many types of systems such as pinball and video poker systems,
though getting games for it is difficult. There are few free
games and publishers have only rarely offered a limited amount of
ROMs for sale in the past.
Arcade games were designed to suck down quarters as much as
possible. You will find playing with infinite credits is almost
like cheating and will see just how short the games really are.
FS-UAE and UAE both emulate many of the Commodore Amiga systems
and the firmware called Kickstart. AmigaOS wasn't required to
play the games I tried.
FS-UAE was frustrating to get running the first time even
though the package readme and the documentation covers
everything. The internal firmware is enabled by setting
kickstart_file = internal in the configuration file. Set the
floppy_drive_0 = to a floppy image file location. Press F12 once
the program is running. That is enough to get started.
The MSX is a standard and not a specific computer. The four
generations of MSX standards are the MSX, MSX2, MSX2+, and MSX
Turbo R. I imagine there was problems over the years between
implementations of that standard, but I didn't see any problems
openMSX supports cassettes, cartridge ROMs, disk files, and so
on. It also emulates the firmware and can use a directory as a
disk. Surprisingly openMSX uses the menu key.
There is so much to say about every console. Each one of these
systems could fill a book by themselves. I am fairly brief with
each section to prevent this from turning into an emulation
document. Specific information about MAME and Mednafen are
covered in multiple system emulation. I only include systems that
have at least one emulator that works without firmware.
The Amstrad GX4000
was a European game console based on the Amstrad CPC and was made
Play a bear and fight
a teddy bear in the bare problems zone of BEARS! on MAME
Pentomino is a
simple puzzle homebrew game shown here on MAME 0.199
Virtual Jaguar is the only Atari Jaguar emulator in ports. I
haven't seen any games use the number pad and I hope I don't. I
wasn't able to get many of the games and demos to run unless they
were in a certain format. None of the Atari Jaguar CD games I
TurboGrafx-16 is also known as the NEC PC Engine. It was a fourth
generation console first produced in 1987. [PCE]
The TurboGraphx-16 used media called HuCards. There was a
CD-ROM addon and several of the variants included it. Mednafen
seems to need the firmware for the CD addon while MAME seems to
need the CD game in CHD format. Here are some of those variants.
NEC PC Engine CoreGrafx
NEC PC Engine CoreGrafx II
NEC PC Engine Duo
NEC PC Engine Duo-R
NEC PC Engine Duo-RX
NEC PC Engine GT (handheld)
NEC PC Engine LT
NEC PC Engine Shuttle
NEC PC Engine SuperGrafx
NEC TurboExpress (handheld)
There are few
homebrew games for the TurboGrafx-16. One of those is Reflectron
on MAME 0.197.
Another game by
Aetherbyte is Nantettatte Engine on MAME 0.197 with this title
screen spoof about the homebrew scene.
I was surprised such a new system would show up in OpenBSD.
Before you get too excited Citra can only emulate a few homebrew
games. Luckily there is an active and large homebrew scene for
the 3DS unlike other older and more obscure systems. Not only
that, but many of the games include source code too.
The Nintendo 64 was
released in 1996 and had 3D graphics. [N64]
Mupen64Plus is the only working emulator in ports for the
Nintendo 64 that emulates the firmware. It includes all the
needed plugins to work and has 3D acceleration support in
OpenBSD. It only requires a game to run.
The controller configuration for Mupen64Plus is a bit
complicated, but it does work. I was able to eventually get my
gamepad to work with it.
Mupen64Plus 2.5 running Funnel Cube. Many homebrew games don't
work with this emulator.
The Nintendo DS
used both a stylus and a microphone to play games. [NDS]
DeSmuME is the only Nintendo DS emulator in ports and it
doesn't need the DS firmware. It supports using a gamepad,
keyboard, and mouse. In OpenBSD a mouse can also be a touchscreen
or graphics tablet. This might be useful since the DS used a
stylus. I found some of the games nearly impossible to play
without a stylus, but when I tried a graphics tablet it wasn't
any better than the mouse. Maybe a touch screen with a stylus
might work better. I didn't test if the microphone support works.
Bob's Game on
DeSmuME 0.9.11. The developer claims he spent over 15,000 hours
working on the game.
VBA-M and Gambatte have command line and graphical versions. I
prefer the command line, but neither of them could correctly use
my gamepad without the graphical configuration. VBA-M gives Pango
warnings and crashes when configuring a controller. mGBA has
limited options and is best used as a RetroArch core.
The Sega Genesis was
a fourth generation console first introduced in North America in
The Sega Genesis also known as the Sega Mega Drive had an odd
history of peripherals. The Sega CD was a base that the Genesis
plugged into. Then the Sega 32X plugged into the top loader of
the Genesis. Even though the 32X and CD were peripherals they
were also another game console. This created a patchwork
monstrosity. This section only deals with the original Genesis.
Similar to the Nintendo Entertainment System the Sega Genesis
had many names and had several variants. Here are a few of those.
Samsung Super Aladdin Boy
Samsung Super Aladdin Boy II
Samsung Super Gam*Boy
Sega Genesis 3
Sega New Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Mega Drive 2
Sega Mega Jet (handheld)
Sega Nomad (handheld)
Knuckled Princess on MAME 0.195 is one of the many interesting
The Sony PlayStation Portable PSP-1000 was released in 2004. The
PSP was an advanced portable 3D system for its time. [PSP].
The PSP ran games similar to ones on the Sony PlayStation 1 so
much so that several PS1 games were ported to the PSP. Again
there is only one choice in ports for emulation. This time it's
PPSSPP which has a built-in game repository. Outside the
repository there is a large homebrew scene.
Homebrew Store on PPSSPP 1.5.4
needs Flappy Bird shown here on PPSSPP 1.5.4
I added live CDs and DVDs with games here. None of these
require an emulated disk or an OS install.
The ReactOS live CD runs on x86 and x86-64 emulators. I tested
it with QEMU, though it should work with Bochs and MAME. ReactOS
comes with Solitaire, Spider Solitaire, and WinMine. Both the
solitaire games are clones of the card games with the same names
in Microsoft Windows. WinMine is a Microsoft Minesweeper clone.
ReactOS live CD on QEMU
2.12.0 using a high resolution playing Solitaire, Spider
Solitaire, and WinMine all at once
TempleOS incorporates the Bible in its core functionality
and is the subject of many internet jokes. [TempleOS]
The one man behind making TempleOS had a colorful history.
While he was alive the internet encouraged him for both fun and
morbid curiosity in their search for novelty. The operating
system he made is impressive, but what about playing games on
The TempleOS live CD includes several games that have the
quality, look, and functionality of shareware from several
decades ago. A few of them appear to be clones of more popular
games. You can access games by clicking on the main menu near the
top of the screen and clicking on their icons in the window that
pops up. For me the games run too slow on QEMU so there isn't
much more to say. Maybe one day with faster emulation they might
The TempleOS 5.03
game menu complete with blinking text and spinning logos on QEMU
Operating systems that are emulated directly and don't need to
be installed inside another emulator are listed here. Live CDs
have their own section under emulation.
DOSBox is the only DOS emulator in ports. The other emulators
require you to install DOS. While not a perfect description it is
probably somewhere between a full computer emulator and WINE.
DOSBox is designed to run DOS games, but supports any DOS
software including Microsoft Windows 1, 2, 3, 95, 98, and ME. A
few DOS games require extra files to run such as CWSDPMI. Some of
its great features are using a directory as a filesystem and
using ISO files without mounting the image in OpenBSD first.
There are many thousands of DOS games made over the last few
decades. To play any of them you need to know how to use DOS. If
you know how to use a shell and terminal then DOS is easy to
learn. Don't forget to read manual and package readme because you
will need them.
There is a known bug in DOSBox on OpenBSD that causes games to
run slower as the cycle count increases. The best way to find the
best cycle count is to run a game that has audio and lower the
speed until the audio sounds right. Put the cycle count outputted
by DOSBox in cycles= in the [cpu] section of the DOSBox
configuration. For me 33000 cycles worked best, but 40000 to
50000 was acceptable. CPU Speed Test said 40000-50000 cycles in
DOSBox is around the speed of an early Intel Pentium 1. If games
freeze or DOSBox crashes try lowering the cycle count.
commercial games such as The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall running
on DOSBox 0.74 are given away for free now.
countless freeware games for DOS such as MinerVGA on DOSBox
One of the old jokes about GNU Emacs says it's an operating
system in need of a text editor. It shouldn't surprise anyone
that it includes several games it calls amusements. More are
available as addons which are often clones of popular games. Both
types of games are similar to the BSD Games collection.
Thanks for reading and looking at my page. If you skipped the
general resources section go check out the Reddit's OpenBSD
Gaming forum. There are so many games out there I couldn't
possibly list them all. Here are a few things I might look at for
Homebrew for game consoles that don't require firmware
Emerson Arcadia 2001
Advision Home Arcade
GiG Electronics Leonardo
Hanimex Home Arcade Centre
Monaco Leisure Tunix Home Arcade
Tempest Video Computer Game
Morning-Sun Commerce Dynavision
Prestige Video Computer Game MPT-03
Rowtron Video Computer Game MPT-03
Tryom Video Game Center
Grandstand Video Master
Orbit Electronics UVI Compu-game
Mr. Altus Tele Brain
Trakton Computer Video Game
Historical computer emulators
Game engines on emulated game consoles
Beats of Rage on PSP
Games made in various tools and languages
Free FNA games without DRM (if any exist)
If I had to guess I would estimate there are at least 20,000
free and playable games on OpenBSD. Look at the index and you can
see I don't have anywhere near that many listed. So there are
plenty more games, game engines, live CDs, and emulators still
out there I don't know about. Hopefully I made you aware of at
least some of those and gave you some ideas about what to search
for the citation of the frontispiece. Full copyright licenses of
works used on this page.