How can I make a bootable .iso file and burn it to CD/DVD to run DOS games and DOS programs from that CD/DVD?
I’m making a bootable project that I include some bootable utilities, anti-viruses and some DOS games in it.
So I think the best way to do this is to make a .ISO bootable file that can start DOS games and applications and then include it in my project.
To create a bootable DOS ISO:
Download or create a bootable DOS floppy .IMG/.IMA image (you can use MS-DOS, FreeDOS etc.)
Use something like UltraISO to create the ISO. In UltraISO create a new empty image, then go to
Bootable / Load Boot Fileand load the bootable DOS floppy image:
Add installed games to the ISO.
Burn and test ISO.
Easier still would be to use a USB stick, since the games might want to write something to disk and would fail to do so when run from a DVD. For this there are plenty of options. Rufus includes FreeDOS, so it’s as easy as selecting the appropriate option and preparing a DOS bootable USB stick: