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Re: General Software Testing
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2023, 01:30:31 am »
Hello

Can someone please help me to confirm if this zip file is corrupt?
- ftp://bbs.bajer.cz/pub/files/osysdoc.fe/OS2FAQ.ZIP

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Re: General Software Testing
« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2023, 01:45:35 am »
Seems corrupt here.
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error [H:/OS2FAQ.zip]:  start of central directory not found;
  zipfile corrupt.
  (please check that you have transferred or created the zipfile in the
  appropriate BINARY mode and that you have compiled UnZip properly)
Archive:  H:/OS2FAQ.zip

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Re: General Software Testing
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2023, 01:34:00 am »
Hello

I have this beatbug file (1988) here that I can not run. Not sure if it is a command line game.
PMDLL tells me it is an unsupported executable, but when I run it on the command line it tells me : "SYS1804: The system cannot find the file BRUN30P."

Any tips on how to run it? Thanks.

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Re: General Software Testing
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2023, 02:49:18 am »
Perhaps a quickbasic program and it needs its runtime? http://www.edm2.com/index.php/Microsoft_BASIC_PDS, perhaps https://winworldpc.com/product/microsoft-basic/pds-71 or earlier version?

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Re: General Software Testing
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2023, 04:52:33 pm »
Hello

I found, what is supposed to be a 1988 OS/2 command line education game. But it does not run here, it does not get recognized as an executable.
- "BEATBUG.ZIP    12K  9-17-88  Childrens education in protect mode"

Is there any hope to make it run?

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Re: General Software Testing
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2023, 06:13:08 pm »
Try running in a full screen session. I get a sys1804, can't find file brun30p. Perhaps some type of basic language runtime?

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Re: General Software Testing
« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2023, 06:24:16 pm »
Hello Dave.

I noticed I ask about BeatBug before. I must be loosing it.
The idea will be to try to find this old MS Basic compilers for OS/2 (MS Quickbasic?) and see if I can find some "brun30p.DLL", right?
I will check pds-71  first as suggested.

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Re: General Software Testing
« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2023, 08:33:27 pm »
The idea will be to try to find this old MS Basic compilers for OS/2 (MS Quickbasic?) and see if I can find some "brun30p.DLL", right?

The idea is correct. However, the DLL you are looking for is located in another package: https://winworldpc.com/product/ibm-personal-computer-basic-compiler/-2. Specifically, on the floppy disk image: BasicISAMv1.0.

The program starts in a full-screen session and then waits for the input of a name. After that, it starts.

I tested it under a virtualized OS/2 2.1. The major problem, however, is the execution speed. The game is running so fast that it's impossible to operate the game. I have tested the program under VirtualBox, 86box and also under qemu.
If one could decrease the execution speed, it should be possible to play it.

I have attached the DLL here along with a screenshot of the program start.

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Re: General Software Testing
« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2023, 10:41:06 pm »
Thanks P.R.

It runs the same in ArcaOS 5.1, it is unplayable because of the speed, at least it runs and we know it's name now. But I still don't know what the game is about  ;D
I just put a basic readme and include the DLL just in case.

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Re: General Software Testing
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2024, 04:08:24 am »
Hello

I don't know what is this Japanese software. Even that I used the translator, I don't know what it does. It runs with Odin according to the reading.

Any tip is welcome.

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Re: General Software Testing
« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2024, 02:47:45 am »
Hello

I'm looking for some screenshots or whatever can be found of N/joy:
- https://www.os2world.com/wiki/index.php?title=N/joy
- https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/N/JOY

Even that is very old it is says it provided an OO exotic GUI (Microsoft's Bob style), and just want to see if it still runs and how it looks.

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Re: General Software Testing
« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2024, 02:19:37 am »
Hello

Any idea what is this file? Seems to be created with VisPro/REXX and has a long  REXX script on it, but the .exe is recognized as a DOS application.

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Re: General Software Testing
« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2024, 03:15:28 am »
Hello

Any idea what is this file? Seems to be created with VisPro/REXX and has a long  REXX script on it, but the .exe is recognized as a DOS application.

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I got this reply:

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The persys.exe contained in persysv322.zip appears to be somewhat corrupted.  It is on OS/2 as indicated by the LX header which appears to be somewhat corrupted.  The binary has an MZ header which along with the corrupted LX header explains why OS/2 falls back to trying to run it as a DOS application.

Persys appears to be VisPro/REXX app designed to manage IBM Personal Communications configuration files and such.
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Re: General Software Testing
« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2024, 03:27:33 am »
Hello

Just a fun/odd note. First time I tried this utility from 1995. It extends the OS/2 desktop in a very strange way, run it and move your mouse to the edge of the screen... It is so weird. Try moving a window outside the desktop area.
Is there any other utility that does something similar to this one?

Do not try it on an important production system.

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Re: General Software Testing
« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2024, 07:40:55 am »
Martin, I think that was for Warp 3 which might explain odd results if you are running it on Warp 4 or its derivative.