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Berlin, Germany,
28.08.2007, 10:03
 

DOSBox version 0.72 available (Announce)

The DOSBox Team has released version 0.72 on 26 August 2007.

Website: http://dosbox.sf.net/

Excerpt from file ChangeLog:
  - Fixed unitialized variable in joystick. (Fixes crashes on Vista and
    Mac OS X)
  - Some bugfixes and speedups to the 64 bit recompiling core.
  - Fixed sign flag on soundblaster dma transfers (Space Quest 6 intro)
  - Fixed a bug in keyboard layout processing code and fixed certain
    layouts.
  - Fixed Dreamweb.
  - Improved speed unlocking when running cycles=max.
  - Fixed a crash related to the tab completion in the shell.
  - Improved aspect correction code. Should now be like how a real monitor
    handles it.
  - Fixed a bug in the xms status report code. (Blake Stone 1.0 shareware)
  - Added a lot more keyboard layouts.
  - Fix crash related to changing the scaler before a screen was created.
  - Hopefully fixed compilation on *bsd.
  - Enabled auto cpu core selection for recompiling core as well.
  - Made the used joystick selectable when 4axis is specified.
  - Added some hints for inexperienced DOS users to the shell.

DOS386(R)

29.08.2007, 15:38

@ rr

DOSBox version 0.72 available

> The DOSBox Team has released version 0.72 on 26 August 2007.
> Website: http://dosbox.sf.net/

> DOSBox emulates a full x86 pc with sound and dos.
> Its main use is to run old dosgames on platforms which
> don't have dos(win2K/XP/linux/FreeBSD/Mac OS X)

:-(

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rr(R)

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Berlin, Germany,
29.08.2007, 21:32

@ DOS386

DOSBox version 0.72 available

> > DOSBox emulates a full x86 pc with sound and dos.
> > Its main use is to run old dosgames on platforms which
> > don't have dos(win2K/XP/linux/FreeBSD/Mac OS X)
>
> :-(

What' your problem? It also allows non-intrusive debugging of DOS apps or games. So it might be a great help for developers.

Rugxulo(R)

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30.08.2007, 03:16
(edited by Rugxulo, 30.08.2007, 04:12)

@ rr

DOSBox version 0.72 available

> > > DOSBox emulates a full x86 pc with sound and dos.
> > > Its main use is to run old dosgames on platforms which
> > > don't have dos(win2K/XP/linux/FreeBSD/Mac OS X)
> >
> > :-(
>
> What' your problem? It also allows non-intrusive debugging of DOS apps or
> games. So it might be a great help for developers.

It's a great piece of software (multi-platform too, thankfully!), but of course real DOS is much much faster. DOSBox is quite popular these days with retro collections (id, Sierra). I do wish the DOSBox developers were less close-minded with their "only games, only games" attitude, however.

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Japheth(R)

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Germany (South),
30.08.2007, 08:07

@ DOS386

DOSBox version 0.72 available

> :-(

DosBox rocks! :-)

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(v0.72 still compatible with hx)

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MS-DOS forever!

rr(R)

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Berlin, Germany,
30.08.2007, 09:57

@ Japheth

DOSBox version 0.72 available

> DosBox rocks! :-)
>
> --------------------------------------------------------
> (v0.72 still compatible with hx)

Just to let you all know: I currently build a version 0.72 heavy-debug binary for public release. Last official one by Qbix was version 0.70: DOSBox debugger.

rr(R)

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Berlin, Germany,
31.08.2007, 14:00

@ rr

DOSBox version 0.72 available

> Just to let you all know: I currently build a version 0.72 heavy-debug
> binary for public release. Last official one by Qbix was version 0.70:
> DOSBox
> debugger.

Maybe I shouldn't have asked Qbix for some advise, because he just made DOSBox0.72-Debug-win32-installer.exe available in the aforementioned thread instead of helping me. :-|

Hint: You can use 7-Zip to extract dosbox.exe from the installer.

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