If you do not know that you can play games on your smartphone, you may not be using it properly, but for the advanced gamers there is an option that is not convenient but very cool: playing PC games from floppy disks. Sure, you can also just buy an NES Classic Mini and play retro games, or just use an emulator on your phone, but that’s too easy. Floppy’s. But how do you do that?
Add another keyboard
Once you’ve done all that, you can set up the DOSBox and then you can even set up separate disks so that your phone recognizes the different disks and then the app simply recognizes the disk with that specific game on it. So you can even connect a disk drive to your smartphone.
Not that it is very practical to play by the way. If you do not have a Bluetooth controller for your phone you have to peel a little to control your game, but the fact that it works at all is pretty cool. YouTuber LGR goes even further by connecting an old-fashioned PS / 2 keyboard via a USB hub in combination with the disk drive to recover the real PC experience from years ago! Not convenient, but a nice project.