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KormaX(R)

29.04.2019, 15:23
 

DOSBox-x for DOS (Announce)

For the Honour of DOS!

DOSBox-X build has a dedicated DOS version (MinGW). It's a DOS PE executable using HX extender. It's good to see that Japhet's product is actually a living thing and not only a "Wine for DOS" but actually targeted by developments.

The program is good, has some differences compared to Win32 builds on DOS, aspect ratios are well adjustable in fullscreen mode (which is the only mode
in the DOS version), and, since it is DOSBox-X, setings can by modified in fly with rolldown menus from CPU settings through graphics to sounds.

Still trying to integrate it into my DOS distribution, because it has some differences compared to v0.72 and v0.74. Less tinkering is required for the sound, the well known sound lag of the Win32 builds is not present on my chipset with high bitrate and the quality is really good compared to the "low bitrate" sound settings which most people tries first with the Win32 exes. However, when heavy stuff is happening, some artefacts may occure in the sound, so the optimal settings is still to be found.

Outputs sound through HX, so 2.17+ is required for modern sound cards.

Here:

https://github.com/joncampbell123/dosbox-x

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rr(R)

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Berlin, Germany,
29.04.2019, 20:45

@ KormaX

DOSBox-x for DOS

> Here:
>
> https://github.com/joncampbell123/dosbox-x

Where can one find a pre-compiled EXE for HX-DOS?

Btw: https://github.com/joncampbell123/dosbox-x/blob/master/README points to http://www.dosbox-x.com/, but correct one is: http://dosbox-x.com/ (w/o "www")

KormaX(R)

29.04.2019, 21:21

@ rr

DOSBox-x for DOS

Ah, sorry. Here are the releases:

https://github.com/joncampbell123/dosbox-x/releases

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rr(R)

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Berlin, Germany,
29.04.2019, 22:13

@ KormaX

DOSBox-x for DOS

> Ah, sorry. Here are the releases:
>
> https://github.com/joncampbell123/dosbox-x/releases

Thanks. :-)

RayeR(R)

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30.04.2019, 02:13
(edited by RayeR, 30.04.2019, 03:56)

@ KormaX

DOSBox-x for DOS

I did a quick test and my observation compared to previous version 0.82.9 is that:
1) Quake crashes now
2) Blood run at 50% or less FPS
Hm, that's a progress...

Update: Quake crash was fixed by setting in dosbox.conf but still too slow in SVGA (compared to old 0.74 Dosbox SVN by Daum - 8FPS vs 33FPS)...
vesa vbe put modelist in vesa information=true

Update2: It deasn't run under my HXDOS:

DPMILD32: import not found: AddVectoredExceptionHandler
DPMILD32: import not found: FindFirstVolumeW
DPMILD32: import not found: FindNextVolumeW
DPMILD32: import not found: FindVolumeClose
DPMILD32: import not found: GetConsoleWindow
DPMILD32: import not found: GetHandleInformation
DPMILD32: import not found: RemoveVectoredExceptionHandler
DPMILD32: import not found: TransactNamedPipe
DPMILD32: import not found: TryEnterCriticalSection
DPMILD32: file KERNEL32.DLL
DPMILD32: c:doswin32vesa32.dll: cannot resolve imports

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glennmcc(R)

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North Jackson, Ohio (USA),
30.04.2019, 02:28

@ KormaX

DOSBox-x for DOS

Please enlighten me....

For what purpose would dosbox be needed when booted to DOS ?



> For the Honour of DOS!
>
> DOSBox-X build has a dedicated DOS version (MinGW). It's a DOS PE
> executable using HX extender. It's good to see that Japhet's product is
> actually a living thing and not only a "Wine for DOS" but actually targeted
> by developments.
>
> The program is good, has some differences compared to Win32 builds on DOS,
> aspect ratios are well adjustable in fullscreen mode (which is the only
> mode
> in the DOS version), and, since it is DOSBox-X, setings can by modified in
> fly with rolldown menus from CPU settings through graphics to sounds.
>
> Still trying to integrate it into my DOS distribution, because it has some
> differences compared to v0.72 and v0.74. Less tinkering is required for the
> sound, the well known sound lag of the Win32 builds is not present on my
> chipset with high bitrate and the quality is really good compared to the
> "low bitrate" sound settings which most people tries first with the Win32
> exes. However, when heavy stuff is happening, some artefacts may occure in
> the sound, so the optimal settings is still to be found.
>
> Outputs sound through HX, so 2.17+ is required for modern sound cards.
>
> Here:
>
> https://github.com/joncampbell123/dosbox-x

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KormaX(R)

30.04.2019, 08:55

@ RayeR

DOSBox-x for DOS

Daum would be good if it did run. Actually it would be excellent. Since it doesn't, we need to trust Campbell. :D I was able to manage Blood to run well. There are stuff that should be turned off, double scan. Alsó I have an 1366x768 screen. If I want a 4:3 display on it, I must use windowed mode, which is significantly slower than fullscreen in DOSBox-X. However, DOSBox-X runs in fullscreen mode but it can be adjusted in VESA mode 382 to display correct aspect ratio and faster than Win32 versions in windowed mode sometimes. It's a progress for me :D

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DOS isn't about why. It's about why not.

KormaX(R)

30.04.2019, 09:04

@ glennmcc

DOSBox-x for DOS

Because DOS does not have a HAL. Many DOS programs are not just about the OS but also about the hardware, which may not be present in a computer. Such as a legacy sound card is not present in my computer. DOSBox is a great HAL for DOS. It could be more effective, but now this is the best we've gót. :D

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DOS isn't about why. It's about why not.

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