Systematic method to reverse engineer and rewrite DOS games

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  • GitHub repo masm2c

    x86 assembler (MASM syntax) to C translator

    I'm the author of masm2c.I also have dificulties to implement Sounblaster emulation.Currently trying to do similar to spice86: reusing DOSBox as library for hardware and interrupts.To make precise instructions emulation you can use tests from qemu

  • GitHub repo spice86

    Reverse engineer and rewrite real mode dos programs!

    The tool:

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  • GitHub repo cryodunere

    Cryo DUNE reverse engineering and reimplementation in java.

  • GitHub repo chani

    The emulator from madmoose :

  • GitHub repo dune

    The ScummVM engine reimplementation :

  • GitHub repo scummvm

    ScummVM main repository (by bluegr)

    The ScummVM engine reimplementation :

  • GitHub repo odrade

    Original Dune Restructuring And Diversification Extension

    The Dune : A Harder Path Projet and ODRADE:

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  • GitHub repo OpenRakis

    open-source reimplementation of Cryo's DUNE game

    The DuneEdit2 savegame editor and OpenRakis projects :

  • GitHub repo c2c

    Crash 2 in C

    This is actually a technique I've seen used in the past for other games. For example a Crash Bandicoot 2 reverse engineering project does something pretty similar:

  • GitHub repo re3

    GTA III, Vice City [UnavailableForLegalReasons - Repository access blocked]

    I tried to check for GTA out of curiosity, but their code was taken down by DCMA it seems:

  • GitHub repo Bright-Eyes

    "Bright Eyes" is a variation of DOSBox with customized support for the CRPG "Das schwarze Auge 1 - Schicksalsklinge"

    very equal to the Bright-Eyes project:

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