Lazy Dos Menu to quickstart games with a simple batchfile

I’m too lazy to type in the dos commands to navigate to a game and then dir /p it to find out what the .exe is called to start the game, so i created a pretty table to quickly start it up πŸ™‚
notice that i didn’t load any keyb.sys ! Special chars have to be translated if you use a different layout

at the end of my autoexec.bat startup, dosmenu.bat is called

here’s what’s inside

@cls
@echo β•”β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β˜Ίβ˜Ίβ•β•Lazy DOS Menu by Jigoβ•β˜Ίβ˜Ίβ•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•—
@echo β•‘ 1= Doom 16= 31= BMH β•‘
@echo β•‘ 2= Doom2 17= 32= BMP β•‘
@echo β•‘ 3= Dark Forces 18= 33= Pizza Connection β•‘
@echo β•‘ 4= Duke 3D 19= 34= Epic Pinball β•‘
@echo β•‘ 5= Hexen 20= Comanche 35= Pinball Dreams β•‘
@echo β•‘ 6= ROTT 21= Descent 36= Pinball Fantasiesβ•‘
@echo β•‘ 7= Wolf3D 22= X-Wing 37= Pinball Illusionsβ•‘
@echo β•‘ 8= 23= Wing Commander1 38= β•‘
@echo β•‘ 9= 24= Wing Commander2 39= β•‘
@echo β•‘ 10= Colonization 25= Wing Commander3 40= Stunts β•‘
@echo β•‘ 11= Civilization 26= Frontier: Elite 41= β•‘
@echo β•‘ 12= Master of Magic 27= Aces of the Pac. 42= β•‘
@echo β•‘ 13= Master of Orion 28= Aces over Europe 43= β•‘
@echo β•‘ 14= Jagged Alliance 29= SWOTL 44= β•‘
@echo β•‘ 15= JA: Deadly Games 30= 45= β•‘
@echo β•‘ β•‘
@echo β•‘ β•‘
@echo β•šβ•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•β•
@echo on

this basically display just a table which you can edit yourself

Each number has an according batchfile in my c:\batches folder. 1.bat, 2.bat etc.
example of 1.bat:


@echo off
d:\
cd\
cd doom
doom
call dosmenu.bat

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