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Dosbox just got killed.

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 8:18 am
by Vangar
Virtual PC is now 100% free, you can get it from:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtua ... s/sp1.mspx

This gives perfect DOS emulation, but the catch is you need a copy of Windows 98 or the old DOS Floppies (Which i have, woo!)

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 10:43 am
by emmzee
Oooooh ... fancy. I'll try it out later today. I have a copy of MS-DOS 6.22 sitting on my HD ... wonder if there's some way to use that .... hmmms ...

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 4:58 pm
by franpa

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 6:21 pm
by Thunderdog
I'd still be better off using DOSbox. Unless I can get a pirated copy.

Edit; That was easy. MS Dos 6.22, a whopping 3.95 MB.

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 6:21 pm
by Vangar
Oh right... haha sorry, i've been posting it at all the forums i visit, and forgot this was the source XD

EDIT:
I'd still be better off using DOSbox. Unless I can get a pirated copy.
Uhhhh... Virtual PC is now free dude.

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 8:43 pm
by franpa
100% free as in no limitations what so ever except that you can't run Vista with it.

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 9:11 pm
by Thunderdog
Vangar wrote:Oh right... haha sorry, i've been posting it at all the forums i visit, and forgot this was the source XD

EDIT:
I'd still be better off using DOSbox. Unless I can get a pirated copy.
Uhhhh... Virtual PC is now free dude.
I see that. I just wasn't thinking straight, and didn't structure my post properly. I meant, I'd have been better off using DOSbox, seeing how I had no copies of DOS with which to use with Virtual PC.

Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:40 pm
by Vangar
Oh, fair enough then.

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:29 am
by KAN
Question: can Virtual PC emulate various vintage sound cards like Roland MT-32, Adlib, etc, like DOSBox does?

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 2:56 am
by franpa
nope... it emulates (rather poorly [lacks emulating an IRQ]) a soundblaster 16/awe32.

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:22 am
by AdamN
Larry, Virtual PC has been around for ages, however only Apple Mac users really knew about it and the software was quite expensive. See, Virtual PC allowed an Apple Mac user to run Windows Based Applications, which were never intended to be released with Apple Mac. Of course, most software company's don't support Apple Mac, so if the user of the Apple Mac ran into a problem with the Windows Based Application, it was never given, this is due to the fact that the user had an unsupported OS with an unsupported configuration to run the Windows Based Application.

Of course, now Microsoft have incorporated the technology to run applications that were MS-DOS 6, FAT16 and FAT32 based. However, DOSBox will be needed to play most games before Windows 95.

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:30 am
by franpa
yep virtual pc suxors in the emulation department... think of it as a hackers dosbox build... everything was hacked together to work rather then actually trying to get the right end result they got a result that suited them...

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:51 am
by Vangar
Really... it seems to run all my old DOS games fine when in pure DOS, and not Windows 98.

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 8:19 am
by franpa
try getting sound fx and music at the same time in a build engine game... eg: blood/duke nukem 3d/shadow man

also settlers 2 fails to run... milo the fuel run fails... and i think i tried cannon fodder... also some of the devs told me how shitty the code is in virtual pc compared to dosbox...

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:19 pm
by Larry Laffer
Hmm people... Can I get a FREE version of DOS from somewhere? any version is ok with me!

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:55 pm
by Mr.Guimo
Is that your only wish so why not. I'll give u one link here below. Good luck with Dl.

http://www.freedos.org/

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 4:11 pm
by Larry Laffer
Thanks!
but I actualy meant MSDos as in to use it with Virtual PC!

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:37 pm
by Mr.Guimo
Ahaa, well i will figured it out, give me some time and i will mess you a link, but now i would have some dinner or something. See ya :)

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:32 pm
by Larry Laffer
Enjoy your dinner! :laugh:

Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 4:04 pm
by CPT Worm
Linux and Mac OS X users will still use DOSBox. It's not dead at all.