MS-DOS fans can rejoice as the skilled developer @litchiedev has updated the magnificently powerful app iDOS 2 in the iOS AppStore. iDOS 2 is built on a DOSBOX foundation and thanks to some recent rule changes by Apple, the missing Document Browser has been added back so users can now add their favorite MS-DOS games and apps to the iDOS 2 documents folder. iDOS 2 also has support for an external bluetooth keyboard, mouse and game controller now. So one only needs to copy the install files to the iPad and then install from within iDOS 2. Version 2.1, in the AppStore now, works perfectly in iPadOS 14. Here I have installed Borland Turbo C++ 3.0 and have written the ubiquitous “Hello World” program in C++. As you can see, it compiles just like it would on any PC from the 90s. You can then drop into a DOS shell and run it.
Here are some pics of the bluetooth mouse support for Interplay’s Castles from 1991. You can see the little red mouse pointer in the second pic.
If you are fan of 80s and 90s retrocomputing or retrogaming, I highly recommend iDOS 2. Every app and game I have tested works beautifully and with the new document browser and bluetooth mouse support it has never been easier to take your DOS games on the go with you. Download it from the iOS AppStore and get your retro on today!