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Old 04-18-2007, 10:33 AM   #1
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Old Dos progs in slackware


What would everyone here recommend as being the best software to run old msdos apps in slackware?

dos emulator recommendations.

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Old 04-18-2007, 10:41 AM   #2
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DOSBox:

http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/news.php?show_news=1
 
Old 04-18-2007, 10:51 AM   #3
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Haven't used them but see a lot of folks talk about Wine (which does Windows emulation). A quick Google came up with:
http://www.dosemu.org/

Which says it allows you to run DOS and Windows 3.1 programs under Linux.
 
Old 04-18-2007, 10:58 AM   #4
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you could emulate a whole computer with qemu: there are packages and instructions at www.slackware.com/~alien.

if you settle for installing dosbox you might want to register it with the kernel; google for binfmt_misc
 
Old 04-18-2007, 11:04 AM   #5
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VMware Server v. 1.0.2 build-39867 (see http://www.vmware.com)
 
Old 04-18-2007, 02:36 PM   #6
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If the programs' requirements are 486 or less, DOSBox. I have DOSBox running Windows 3.11, Tyrian 2000, Mechwarrior 2, Stonekeep, Blood and more all at comfortable speed.
 
Old 04-18-2007, 03:22 PM   #7
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DOSBox works pretty well for me too.

Regards,
 
Old 04-18-2007, 10:33 PM   #8
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I'm playing commander-keen with DOSbox (using slackbuild from http://slackbuilds.org/)
Working great!
 
Old 04-19-2007, 01:14 AM   #9
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Another vote for DOSBox here.

It just keeps getting better. The new version (0.70) no longer requires manual speed setting. It's pretty cool.

Supaplex anyone?
 
Old 04-19-2007, 07:50 AM   #10
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Thank Everyone

Think that i will try dos box. I created this thread because when i googled i found many emulators and instead of the usual advertising gimic "ours is the best" i wanted personal opinions because the number of people using a particular emulator to me says more than any amount of advertising.

Thank you all

Richard

P.S. DosBox it is
 
Old 04-19-2007, 12:14 PM   #11
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Speaking of getting DOS Box, I got version 6.5 from SlackBuilds.org:

http://www.slackbuilds.org/repository/system/dosbox/

I see that SlackBuilds.org doesn't have version 7 available yet. I'm wondering if I can use the same slackbuild script that I used for version 6.5, and just change the version number.

Does anyone know if that would work?

Regards,

-Drew
 
Old 04-19-2007, 12:19 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lufbery
I can use the same slackbuild script that I used for version 6.5, and just change the version number.
usually, there are directions for doing just that at slackbuilds.org. in the slackbuild script there is a version #, just change that and put the script in the same dir with the DOSBox 7 tarball.

disclaimer- I haven't tried this with DOSBox
 
Old 04-19-2007, 01:45 PM   #13
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I tried duke nukem in dosbox but it ran too slow but in qemu with dos 6.2.2 it ran lighting fast. It might be because of powernowd. Quake ran at decent speeds in qemu. dosbox has a ways to go. It works for simple games. but graphically intensive it chugs.
 
Old 04-19-2007, 03:58 PM   #14
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Summary:
DosBOX is awfully slow when game uses DPMI/Dos4GW/Protected Mode.

qemu (0.90) is very slow when accessing fat partition on HDD. I don't have MSDOS 6.22 installer right now, but several bootable CDs doesn't work in the same way as they DO without emulation.

Wine doesn't support MS-DOS applications at all. (judging from my expierence).
 
Old 04-19-2007, 04:03 PM   #15
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Quote:
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Quake ran at decent speeds in qemu.
What quake version do want?
For quake1 or quakeworld there are modern Linux/*BSD clients, try fuhquake, zquake, ezquake, fquake (maybe the best for newcomers) and JoeQuake for single player or speedrunning.
For quake2 there's quake2forge, quetoo, etc.

Quote:
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SlackBuilds.org doesn't have version 7 available yet. I'm wondering if I can use the same slackbuild script that I used for version 6.5, and just change the version number.
Does anyone know if that would work?
-Drew
It does for me

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