Recently I wanted to run an old DOS game called ZED (created by Bitmap Brothers, 1996) in a Dosbox on Ubuntu. Dosbox is an emulator which enables to run old DOS games and applications on a modern PC. ZED is a realtime strategy game.
After installing Dosbox on Ubuntu and putting the Software under the file system path “/home/MyUser/Desktop/Dos/Z”, I started the dosbox.
I executed the following commands in the dosbox:
mount c /home/MyUser/Desktop/Dos c: cd z z.bat
I could start the game but finally I ended up with this error message on starting the first level of the game:
Missing: MAIN.PAC COMMANDER ZOD SHOOTS PIRATES AT DAWN! PLEASE READ COPYRIGHT MESSAGE IN MANUAL
It seems that an old times piracy protection prevented me to start Level 1 of the game. I had to emulate a CD Drive and start ZED again with this commands:
mount d /home/MyUser/Desktop/dos/z -t cdrom z.bat
Finally I could start and enjoy the game.