So DosBox is fine but wine isn’t?
How old must a game be to be acceptable for not having a native port?
I’d say 3 years qualifies as “old” but seeing how the Linux gaming community react to the wrapped version of The Witcher 2, we seem to have different standards on what old is.
Losing source code should not be a criteria, it should only be seen as a big failure, I even regret not having backups of my AMOS shitty programs on Amiga, that was foolish of me.
We’ve already had this discussion on Google+. If I had to put a date on it, assuming the last console generation lasted 8 years, 7-8 years makes a game officially old for me.
DosBox as a game wrapper works much more reliably, across a lot of people’s PCs and distros, than WINE ever did. But then again, I’m also OK with a WINE wrapper assuming it’s done properly and on an old game (7+ years old).