Apple pulls iDOS, a DOS emulator for iPhone and iPad, from the App Store

Fans of Mac and retro games were able to have fun for about four hours before Apple stopped the party

Want to play Commander Keen on your iPhone or iPad? You can... or rather, you could. For several hours on October 26, iDOS, a fully functional emulator of the classic OS, was available on the App Store.Then Apple pulled the plug.

Those few lucky retro fans who were able to get their hands on the old-school app have been testing its limits ever since. Some have even gone so far as to get Windows 3.0 running on their phones through it.

Since Apple pulled the plug on iDOS, it's no longer available on the App Store, but intrepid jailbrakers will still be able to find it under the name DOSPAD. For those that do find it, here's a list of classic games that reportedly work on the emulator with a bit of tweaking (just like the old DOS days).

7th Guest
Cannon Fodder
Commander Keen
Duke Nukem 1
Duke Nukem 2
Dune 2
Gabriel Knight
Leisure Suit Larry 1-3 and 5-6
Lemmings
Mortal Kombat
Quest for Glory 3
Space Quest I-VI
Star Control II
Star Trek 25th Anniversary
Star Trek Judgment Rights
Syndicate
Terror From the Deep (Xcom)
The Secret of Monkey Island
Ultima IV
Ultima VI
Warcraft II
Wasteland
Wizardry 7
Wolfenstein 3D

Oct 27, 2010


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