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Games / Re: DOS VDM - USB and Game port Gamepad support
« on: June 12, 2022, 06:46:28 pm »

I want to try the PlayStation 3 controller (USB Connected).

I had added this on the config.sys:
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DEVICE=X:\OS2\BOOT\USBECD.SYS /D:054C:0268:0100 /N:$PSX3$ /V
I had changed the "HUSKEE" oiput and xevents scripts to point to "$PSX3$". In xevents I had updated "Line 13" (or 14?) to point to "054C:0268:0100", but I get no output from the scripts. I guess it is not as simple as that.

Any tips?


Games / Re: DOS VDM - USB and Game port Gamepad support
« on: June 11, 2022, 06:45:32 pm »
Martin, I think it is best to wait for Mark to have digested and incorporated my comments.

Ok, that's good.

Games / Re: DOS VDM - USB and Game port Gamepad support
« on: June 11, 2022, 05:55:01 pm »
Hi Mark

Thanks for your guide, I want to promote it a little bit. I was thinking to post a news about your guide and the beta testing of USB Gamepad that we are doing on this thread. Are you ok with that?


General Discussion / Re: The Mascot
« on: June 06, 2022, 02:34:12 pm »
Hi chaomantoy

You may try to create a plush toy of Artie.

It is a public domain image and I use it as mascot here.  But I can not guarantee the sales of it.


Programming / Re: Alternatives to compiling Rust in Firefox port OS/2
« on: June 06, 2022, 02:27:32 pm »
Hi Paul

Do you use any public repository for your source code? Like github or any other? It can be interesting for other people to look at it and maybe give you more feedback.


Applications / Re: RDP Server for OS/2?
« on: June 06, 2022, 03:45:37 am »
Hi ChrisGWarp, welcome to the forum.

VNC server and VNC client by Andrey Vasilkin.

The server is compatible with UltraVNC on Windows and does file transfer.

Just in case, here it is the link:


Programming / Re: Alternatives to compiling Rust in Firefox port OS/2
« on: June 05, 2022, 01:51:26 pm »
Resurrecting this thread, as it seems more  relevant than starting a new one...

I started looking at llvm this weekend - if successful, this would give us  a port of clang, which is the first building block needed to even attempt to build rust...

If there is interest, I'll  post updates here. Given the seeming lack of interest in other compiler/tool news (ie GCC 12) I'm not sure that anyone will  care.

Hi Paul

I know that feedback is very hard to get, but an attempt to build rust is very welcome. I guess that since the community has more users than developers, people does not sees the values of llvm, clang or rust until they have an application that they use running over it.

Please give it a try porting the software, create a new thread here and we will try out best to test the software and give some feedback. Just remember how people loved your UniAud updates, llvm and clang may be not as hot as a driver for the moment, but let's give it a try.


Games / Re: DOS Game - Privateer - EMS - NOEMS (DOSBox / VDM)
« on: June 03, 2022, 09:03:42 pm »

I reinstalled privateer (with its DOS installer) and configure it as "no sound", just in case.

Now it runs on DosBox. But it asks me to configure Joystick 1 and Joystick 2.
Joystick 1 worked fine, but I'm not still using two joysticks at the same time, and I don't know if it possible to skip the calibration on this game.

On DOS VDM I got the same error.
Protected mode driver is not responding to EMS function calls.
Make sure your EMS driver is not configured with the NOEMS option.
If it is, replace the option "NOEMS" with "RAM".

So, there is some progress with DOSBox, but not sure if this will ever work on VDM.


Games / Re: DOS VDM - USB and Game port Gamepad support
« on: June 03, 2022, 05:21:45 pm »
About to test the latest USB stack which has some HID changes and it occurred to me that joystick support should be tested.
So how should I test? eg what to install and run. I should test then update the drivers and retest.
Hi Dave

It is along forum thread and I don't want to go back  :)
Sorry if I'm asking things that you already post.

Picking up from here I'm using
and updated the driver to:
I hope I'm not confusing the versions here.

Change config.sys
According to your device HardwareID set your config.sys. Mine is like:
 DEVICE=X:\OS2\BOOT\USBECD.SYS /D:081#:##01:0106 /N:$PCSIGP$ /V

Test oinput.cmd and xevents.cmd
This is the tricky part since these file scripts are provided for some USB gamepad models that we tested with Wim. Here the scripts are the ones that connects the buttons actions with the gamepad (that is how I understand it). The name of the device ($PCSIGP$) is also an important things on the scripts.
While runing the scripts, If you get different codes when you press the buttons, it is good news.

Test an OS/2 game
With xevents.cmd running on the background I had tested Makman (trying joy 1 and joy2)

With xevents.cmd running on the back you may test:
Also some DOS games that uses the Gameport joystick like Wolfstein in my case.

Test DOS Game with DOSBox
In my case it was very straight forward to also test Wolfstein 3D with DOSBox and gamepad worked.

Which USB Gamepad do you have? Can you generate the USB report of it?


Update: Oops, I forgot the gamepad drivers, corrected. But the best way is to read Mark's PDF.

Games / Re: DOS Game - Privateer - EMS - NOEMS (DOSBox / VDM)
« on: June 03, 2022, 12:33:28 am »
Hi Mark
BTW, one other thing - are you using DOSBOX Front or some other DOSBOX GUI?

No, I'm not using any. But it is on my list to give it a try to DOSBox Front 4.9.5 someday. Now, since you recommend it I'm more tempted to try it.

Personally, I find that most games, once you have the mount setting right (points to where you have installed the game), just work under DOSBOX - if they don't, usually its the video perspectives that are wrong and need adjustment and occasionally the sound.

Trying to find the right combination of DOS VDM settings I've found has been a challenge many times - especially the SET BLASTER variable - doing Wim's testing, I have yet to find the right settings for sound under a DOS VDM on my test system - its the reason I'm interested in Privateer, as it seems sound is the biggest problem there - something of a troubleshooting challenge, which spending my life as a troubleshooter, is appealing.

There was this program called eGamer, that helped us creating a DOS setting icon for a list of DOS games. I haven't used it on ages, but you may want to give it a try. eGamer 1.0


Networking / Re: WIFI on Lenovo W520
« on: June 03, 2022, 12:23:58 am »

For what I had been told on the forums, sometimes there are difference on the same chipset with different microcode. What if you switch the wifi card from the W500 to the W520, are those the same port? Maybe that can be an easy way to rule if it is an issue of the card or the configuration. But let's wait to see if someone else has a better idea.


Games / Re: DOS Game - Privateer - EMS - NOEMS (DOSBox / VDM)
« on: June 01, 2022, 08:13:03 pm »
Hi Mark.

I have looked around and Privateer is obviously still a money generator - have to pay GOG for the privilege of running it, so lets see if this might help .............

Went to, and found something about the black screen you got:

D002-FFFF has to do with your sound card configuration. You probably have the wrong irq set. Both xms and ems should not be set to false. xms should be set to true and ems must be set to false. The CD version of Privateer had speech in all the cutscenes. The disk version had a speech pack, but that just primarily added speech to the in-flight communication, not the story's cutscenes.
Thanks for the link. I will follow the recommendations and post back.

BTW I did enquire in the DOS VDM thread whether you knew if Trials of Battle was considered abandonware by Stardock? Any idea and Best!
I think I need to use definition of abandoware of the wikipedia first. Trials of Battle is consider abandoware for me:
- It is not being supported by Stardock
- It is not being sold by Stardock anymore
But Stardock is still around, and for what I know about it's owner, if he can me a buck with something, he will try to.
The game is owned by "ShadowSoft" and distributed by "Stardock", which make the thing more complex, and I don't know exactly what happened with ShadowSoft.

Yes, it may fall on the "abandoware" category, but I prefer not to link it or share it to protect the OS2World site. and other places have the right to preserve it and individual people may download it for educational/research purposes under the US Copyright law fair use (Article 107), if you are on the US. Other countries will vary.


Network Driver Interface Specification (NDIS) is just another name for our (and DOS and Windows) network drivers, or more exact part of them IIRC. OK, Wiki has an overview,


I'm still processing in my mind where is the right place for "/pub/os2/util/network/ndis"
-  Is it fine there?
- Should it go somewhere representing that is for the VDM, like "/pub/os2/system/VDM/ndis" ?
- Should it go somewhere else?


 :o :o :o

You mean the files in the incomming directory, yes, that is my mistake.

But the hobbes archiver already fixed all my past mistakes putting them on "Analyzer" with "y".

I will fix the .txt files that I use for template to reflect the correct word.

Thanks for the feedback.

Applications / Re: Boycott Discussion
« on: May 27, 2022, 01:34:12 pm »
Hi Roderick

It is good that you clarified that for the moment you don't have anything against the OS4 project or their developers.

My alarms just jumps off based on your past behaviour, our past skype calls and when you use phrases like "throwing mutt at the wall and see if it sticks" or "swapped out like spare tire from the trunk of your car " to undermine the free will of a OS/2 user to change the components of their OS.

If you don't have issues with the OS4 project, that's fine with me.


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