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Martin Iturbide

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Re: DOS Gaming and ArcaOS
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2019, 02:30:26 am »
Hi

Not yet, but I want to try more Win16 games on ArcaOS. If you want to try something right now feel free to open a new thread on the forum and let's see what happens.

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Re: DOS Gaming and ArcaOS
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2019, 04:34:46 pm »
Ha! That did the trick, Dave! Great hint!!

ArcaOS:
Desktop --> Computer --> Install/Remove --> Add Programs --> Search for Programs

Warp 2:
option appears not to be available

Warp 3 & 4:
Right click onto desktop --> Sysconfig --> Add Programs --> Search for Programs

Sim City 2000 DOS runs fine ^___^

Btw Martin, what do you think? Should we provide the DOS settings as attachment to the posts here? You can save and load these for each DOS session.

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Re: DOS Gaming and ArcaOS
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2019, 06:14:16 pm »
Hi Mathias

I think was just thinking the same thing. We should do the testing and discussion on how to run the DOS game on the forum, but we should finish the testing with some document/table/summary/Setting. It does have to be complex, but something that summarize the procedure to make it work.

I don't know how to share the DOS setting as an attachment. What do you have in mind? Post something to try it out and I will see what is the best way to organize it.

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Re: DOS Gaming and ArcaOS
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2019, 10:33:30 pm »
The config "per session" can be exported like so:

1) right click on the DOS application (or link) --> Properties
2) Tab "Session" --> click on the "DOS Properties" button
3) Select "All Settings" (I do not know if it exports really all settings if you do not select all settings.. needs to be tested..) --> click the "OK" button
4) mind the "Print" and "Load" buttons. --> Print means Export, Load means Import.

To export, click on Print --> (if you do NOT have a printer, an info dialog shows up (click OK here) --> select (x) Encoded File (do not print this stuff! :D) --> enter a path and file name.. like C:\myconfig.txt
To import, click on Load --> enter C:\myconfig.txt and click on the "Load" button. --> All configurations for this DOS application (or link) are now overwritten with the ones in the txt file.

This is a nice (the only?!) way to export settings per session.
I'd do so, and attach such a file to each game in the posts here. : ) --> Of course the previous ones too! :D


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Re: DOS Gaming and ArcaOS
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2019, 05:19:35 am »
Hi

I'm just posting this here to remember to organize it later :)

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Re: DOS Gaming and ArcaOS
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2019, 05:18:01 pm »
Hi again.

I found the OS2.GAMES 2.1f documentation. If someone has a newer one, or other sources of DOS games documentations under OS/2 pelase let me know.

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Re: DOS Gaming and ArcaOS
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2019, 09:57:06 am »
WOW! What a list! Also impressive to see which stuff does what and for which games. - Hats off! : ))
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Re: DOS Gaming and ArcaOS
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2019, 04:31:52 pm »
Hi

If someone knows how to contact Enrique Britto, author of eGamer, that is a great asset for DOS gaming under OS/2 and I would like to see his software open sourced.

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Re: DOS Gaming and ArcaOS
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2019, 05:54:06 pm »
Hi All

Spotted this and wondered if it could be a starting point in creating a virtual soundblaster https://sourceforge.net/projects/vdmsound/

I do not know anything about this project but here is the description given on http://www.abandonia.com/en/programs

VDMSound is a program that overcomes what has probably been the most exasperating limitation of DOS boxes since Windows NT - sound support. VDMSound emulates SoundBlaster compatible as well as Adlib music. In development are improvements to the existing joystick emulation, and possibly VESA support. It is a self-contained, 100% software emulation program that is completely independent of your audio hardware type and settings. VDMSound works with any soundcard, and will even work on computers that have no audio hardware at all. This software is highly recommended if your computer is too slow for running DOSBox as it will start most games in regular WinXP command prompt.


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Re: DOS Gaming and ArcaOS
« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2019, 05:50:27 am »
Hi again.

I found the OS2.GAMES 2.1f documentation. If someone has a newer one, or other sources of DOS games documentations under OS/2 pelase let me know.

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Yeah sound seems to be a big problem for many DOS games.  Then there's memory managers.  I was thinking that OS/2 might be good for running DOS games but when I examined the list it looks pretty hit or miss.

Have there been any advances in ArcaOS to improve the memory management issues?

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