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DOS? see DOSBox or Win 3.x (DOS shell / extender) (Emulation)

posted by Rugxulo(R) Homepage, Usono, 24.02.2009, 20:00

> > DOSBox emulates DOS even on non-x86 platforms.
> > Win 3.x was a GUI DOS shell / extender for DOS.
>
> Unrelated if he used the DOSBox built-in OS which is in no way DOS or
> compatible.

Well, it must be a little compatible, at least, to run such a nuisance as Win3x!! (Even FreeDOS can barely run Standard mode. But no FD devs use Win3x so it's not a priority.)

> And he did use it at least for installing or displaying the
> Windows directory (first few pictures). I wonder whether it runs Windows
> 3.x well.

Doubt it, it's probably dirt slow. From what I read, that port of DOSBox only runs 286-class software well and worse with sound enabled.

> > Besides, more DOSBox users means more DOS software users, which can't
> > hurt. :-D
>
> More DOSBox users only means more DOS game users, as long as the DOSBox
> user doesn't run a real DOS inside DOSBox.

It's not a real DOS, but it can run lots of DOS software. It's just the devs (wisely?) decided to focus only on gaming (for now?).

 

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