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HX DOS Extender 2.17+ with modern sound card support (Announce)

posted by Wengier(R) E-mail, 20.02.2016, 02:10

> Hehe, try e.g.
> this
> one (DOS version binary)

It appears that it can't be run from within DOSBox. Starting HEAVEN7D.EXE results in:

DOS/4GW Protected Mode Run-time Version 1.97
Copyright (c) Rational Systems, Inc. 1990-1994
MMX instruction set required!

Such games are apparently relatively recent, around year 2000. For them I think native SB support is better than any emulated ones.

> What chips he plan to support? No problem for 3Dfx but nVidia sucks at
> giving any documentaion. He may use Nouveau Linux driver that was created
> based on hacking & RE windows drivers but AFAIK it works usable only for 2D
> and 3D support is still very basic and poor compared to nvidia proprietary
> linux driver. But of course any acceleration is better than plain vesa
> LFB... Intel should have opensource linux drivers, about ATI I don't know.

He plans to support INTEL and Radeon chips it seems. Not sure about others. Some of the information is available from:

http://sound-dos.ucoz.ru/news/future_plans_in_2015_2016/2014-11-27-3

 

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