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Old 08-28-2003, 08:35 PM   #1
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Running old dos games under wine?

Has anyone been able to successfully run old msdos games under wine? I've got an copy of sentinel worlds, and I was feeling nostalgic for something a little old school...

I've got Wine 20030709, and it works fine for anything w/ a gui. Unfortunately trying to run my game I get the following:

fixme:ddraw:VGA_ioport_out Unsupported index, register 0x3ce: 0x08 (value 0x00)
fixme:ddraw:VGA_ioport_out Unsupported index,fixme:ddraw:VGA_ioport_out Unsupported index, register 0x3ce: 0x08 (value 0x04)
fixme:ddraw:VGA_ioport_out Unsupported index, register 0x3ce: 0x08 (value 0x00)
fixme:intOSVM_Int10Handler Select Active Display Page (1) - Not Supported

Any help, or suggestions you could offer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Old 08-28-2003, 08:43 PM   #2
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How about DOSEMU?

Old 08-28-2003, 09:08 PM   #3
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Originally posted by green_dragon37
How about DOSEMU?

Thanks for the info... I'll give it a try
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That program is trying to access the hardware directly, instead of through the win32/dos APIs that WINE supports. I imagine that WINE will eventually support these things, but not currently.
Old 08-28-2003, 11:49 PM   #5
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the only other thing i can suggest, is to go into the wine "config" file in the .wine folder, and uncomment the line "DOS"="x.xx" (x's are version number) and have it set to imitate a dos version....
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The uncomment thing won't work.
Wine doesn't implement many of the old dos hardware calls.
Dosemu i've found to run a lot of things, but it's still quite buggy, especially with games. Try dosbox, and bochs too. See which works best.


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