I was in high school back when Dark Forces was released. I remember being all pumped waiting for it. I still have the old LucasArts Adventurer magazine previewing the game and interviewing the developers, and I have issues of Computer Gaming World going WAY back to the late '80s.
Damn the '90s were amazing. Gaming went from niche to mainstream. Once DOS was gone and Win95 made it so even tards could run a PC game, everything changed.
BTW, Dark Forces will run nicely in DOSBox.