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posted by sol(R), 13.06.2008, 18:59

I thought I'd bring EMSMagic up, since it's probably one of the coolest pieces of software I've seen in a long time.

http://www.phatcode.net/projects.php?id=102

I was setting Ultima Underworld up under Windows XP on my brothers laptop, but the EMS emulation feature wasn't working at all. It kept whining about no EMS being found. Some googling revealed that EMS emulation doesn't work on some systems under XP, and EMSMagic was linked.

As was this project:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/vdmsound/

VDMSound emulates a sound blaster.

These options turned out to be a lot better than DOSBox, which couldn't run the game at a decent speed.

Now, why I say EMSMagic is one of the coolest pieces of software I've seen in a long time is because it's actually a legit DOS app. It takes XMS and emulates EMS with it, and can be run after bootup, even obviously under Windows. Great if you almost never need EMS - you can just run your games that require it in a batch, and unload after they quit.

 

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