I think this is another thing that hits accessible games far harder, sinse there are fewer users, and even fewer people who can investigate compatibility options.

Take for instance one game I have, the original Turrican 2 released for Dos in 1991. Someone has created a pre-configured version of dosbox which you can run streight from an exe file, which makes the game essentially behave like a windows program, despite being almost twenty years old, however console based text games such as fallthru simply do not have that option.

Then, is the fact that a sited user can always install an emulator, ---- this is one reason why Eamon delux has seen so litle work, sinse most people who want to play Eamon will simply install an aple Ii emulator, ---- sadly though the text in such emulators is completely inaccessible to a screen reader, thus meaning a windows based componente is needed.

my concern isn't as much for games with actual maintainers such as Jim's, sinse even if it takes time the developer will attempt to make the games compatible, as in fact Draconis, Gma and all the other major accessible game companies have, but for games which are no longer supported.

There are so few accessible games, it'd be a shame if games like drone are simply upgraded out of existance.

Beware the Grue!


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