If you occur to have a number of outdated floppy disk video games sitting round that you just’d wish to take for another spin. There is likely to be a brand new manner to take action that does not contain digging up an outdated PC.- Advertisement -
In the video above, YouTube channel LGR takes a have a look at what it takes to get an Android cellphone to acknowledge a USB floppy disk drive. It seems that the method is way easier than you’d most likely assume it might be. Basically, you are going to want a USB floppy disk drive (plainly most will work), a USB cellular connector used to attach a USB plug to your cellphone, and a floppy disk suitable together with your drive.
When you have assembled all the items of Exodia, you must be capable of hook your cellphone as much as the drive. From there, it is only a matter of enjoying with the cellphone’s settings that it acknowledges what you are attempting to do (which, to be truthful, you are making your smartphone a a lot dumber machine). You’ll need to mess around with a number of settings, however you must be capable of get your cellphone as well info from the floppy disk. If stated info is a recreation, you are even capable of management it with the on-screen keyboard.
If you are feeling like a extra genuine expertise, you may all the time comply with the instructions included within the latter a part of this video and hook up an old-school keyboard to your cellphone. Just remember that doing so may represent taking issues a bit too far.
Actually, this complete experiment is extra of a technological curiosity than it’s a sensible approach to expertise some traditional floppy disk video games. While it really works surprisingly effectively, we’ll go forward and guess that most individuals aren’t really eager about lugging round a transportable floppy disk drive simply to play some retro video games. There are a lot simpler methods to play retro video games on Android if that is what you occur to be into.
Then once more, who’re we to say how a lot you actually need to play Commander Keen?
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