Bootable Disk

There are 137 games documented on PixelatedArcade supporting Bootable Disk for IBM PC/Compatibles.
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Bootable Disk is part of the category Minimum DOS version.
In the 1980's, many IBM PC games came on disks which could be run by simply putting the disk into the drive and turning on the computer (disks in this format are often known as PC Booters). IBM DOS, MS-DOS, or an equivalent operating system was not required as the game disk included it's own custom operating system to run the program. Although usually not the main reason for its use, this could also act as a simple form of copy protection since the game disk could not be read or copied by using the usual DOS copy utilities.