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Hardware / Re: List of ArcaOS-OS/2 Tested/Reported Laptops
« on: July 23, 2020, 05:03:51 pm »

Those laptops listed are supported by ArcaOS, or OS/2 Warp, or both?  There is no indication on the page or on the page linked from that one listing older laptops?


-Carl Gundel, author of Liberty BASIC

Applications / Re: Curious about OS/4
« on: July 31, 2019, 12:56:11 am »
Thanks guys.  Very interesting.

-Carl Gundel, author of Liberty BASIC

Applications / Curious about OS/4
« on: July 18, 2019, 03:34:19 pm »
I see some threads about OS/4 but I'm not familiar with it.  What is it exactly?  Is there a website for it?  I've tried searching here and on Google and couldn't find much.


-Carl Gundel, author of Liberty BASIC

Actually I would have though the growth was flat.
Is that less desirable than round growth?  ;-)

Games / Re: DOS Gaming and ArcaOS
« 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.

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?

-Carl Gundel

It was about time.

Happy April Fools' Day !!!
This is great news!  The Flat Earth Society is adopting OS/2 as their official operating system!  This is a rapidly growing segment.   ;)

-Carl Gundel

Setup & Installation / Re: Installation on Thinkpad X20
« on: February 02, 2019, 06:57:06 pm »
One thing I notice since wiping Windows XP and installing Warp 452 on my X20 is that the hard drive has stopped making clunking noises.  I’m surprised that the OS was making this happen.  I thought my HD was about to fail.  Perhaps it has a few more years of life yet.   :)

-Carl Gundel

Setup & Installation / Re: Installation on Thinkpad X20
« on: January 24, 2019, 06:33:18 pm »

After trying different configurations and one round of selective install the computer became unstable and OS/2 wouldn't start anymore so I had to reformat the partition and install only what I knew would work.  Now I have a machine that brings me all the way to the desktop.

I managed to get the Snap graphics working for me, but it tells me I have 21 days.  It gives me a key but I can't figure out where to apply it.

The uniaud driver does give me sound, but it sounds like 8 bit sampling.  LOL.  I grabbed the DOOM port from hobbes and thought that was a kick except there is no sound even with the uniaud driver installed, and eventually the  game caused my computer to hang hard.

My X20 does not have a wireless network adapter, and it does have a built in Ethernet port.

So, CardBus doesn't need a driver?  Doesn't work for me.  Neither the CF2 or PCMCIA card slots seem to be recognized.  I tried installing the T20 drivers for this also, but this didn't work.

I tried to install serial port support but neither COM.SYS or VCOM.SYS load successfully.  Sort of surprising.  The Ultrabase does have a serial and parallel port.

Setup & Installation / Re: Installation on Thinkpad X20
« on: January 23, 2019, 09:04:17 pm »
Thanks guys, I'll get back to you.

I'm aiming to produce an actual non-beta release of Liberty BASIC for OS/2.  I don't really need the X20 to do that, but it would just be much more fun that way. 

I forgot how good the keyboard is on the old Thinkpads.  I do have a TP X220T which has the full size layout, but I guess it doesn't have the same key travel.


Setup & Installation / Installation on Thinkpad X20
« on: January 23, 2019, 07:47:19 pm »
Hey all,

I only just installed OS/2 4.52 on my Thinkpad X20.  It did install with some glitches (it doesn't like my PCMCIA card chipset for example).  I haven't gotten around to testing my Ethernet port.

Even though I specified SVGA(ATI) it only gives me the 640x480 16 color display mode, and I get no audio.

I realize this laptop was made after IBM stopped selling OS/2.

Any suggestions appreciated.

-Carl Gundel, author of Liberty BASIC

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