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Re: OS/2 - ArcaOS - Native Games
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2019, 06:26:59 pm »
It is, sorry. I'll rebuild it later with a relative path.

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Re: OS/2 - ArcaOS - Native Games
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2019, 03:03:34 am »
Hi

I'm trying to run Drilling Billy on OS/2, the native version (os2billy.exe), under an OS/2 full screen session, and I'm getting this error.
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Vesa ikke initialiseret.fatalfejl
engine.exit without initCEngine::exit() completed succesfully.

Here is the source:
http://drillingbilly.com/1997/uk/os2info.htm

Any tip or idea is welcome.

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Re: OS/2 - ArcaOS - Native Games
« Reply #17 on: March 15, 2019, 04:11:15 am »
Try doing SET VESADLL=VESA_IBM or SET VESADLL=VESA_ALL in your full screen session before running os2billy. Can also try vesatest.exe
Still doesn't quite work here. Vesa.txt includes instructions to patch your video bios if you're really adventurous.
PS Running "markexe NOTWINDOWCOMPAT os2billy.exe" will force it to open a full screen session.

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Re: OS/2 - ArcaOS - Native Games
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2019, 04:17:09 pm »
Hi

Just in case I created the "ONE HUGE FILE OF WARP GAMES", where I put all the OS/2 native games (open source, shareware, freeware) I was able to get and organize them alphabetically. It is a 1.33GB size file, it may not make sense, but nothing makes sense these days :) 

Not everything is working, and it may not be complete, some icons are missing, maybe there are thing that you will not like, but feedback is welcome to improving it.

Check:
https://archive.org/details/OHFOWG

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Re: OS/2 - ArcaOS - Native Games
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2019, 05:39:52 pm »
Hi

I think it is finally time to upload the OS/2 games source code to github. I don't known why I saved that for last.
- OS/2 native games and source code ported to OS/2 are being to be uploaded to: OS2World Github
- OSS Games that I was able to find the source code, but not the OS/2 changes to: OSSGames Github

The idea of OSSGames Github is just to try not to lost the source code of some games that had been ported to OS/2. The porter never share the OS/2 part of it, and I also want to see if I can organize myself to try to port a game myself.

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Re: OS/2 - ArcaOS - Native Games
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2019, 11:43:44 am »
Hi Martin,

You need to check that zip because here all I get is an error message, see attachment.  Also last night the torrent didn't work.

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Re: OS/2 - ArcaOS - Native Games
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2019, 01:30:41 pm »
Hi Ivan.

Thanks for giving it a try. I did a test on a different machine (windows) and tried the torrent  from Internet archive (with Bittorrent tool),  downloaded the file, open it with PeaZip (it took some time) and I was able to see the files and even open the readme to test. This quick test worked for me. But I will need to keep polishing the file, I found some games I was missing.

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