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HX + SDL (Wolf4SDL / Wolf4GW) (DOSX)

posted by Rugxulo(R) Homepage, Usono, 15.12.2009, 08:43

> > > Both SDL.DLL and SDL_MIXER.DLL (which I renamed / hacked to
>
> > Just use any kind of DOS LFN tsr utils before loading HX in cases when
> > desired program need some files with LFN.
>
> Very worst choice. Other options:
>
> 1. Just truncate
> 2. Rename and adjust some INI files (works for BOCHS)
> 3. Use
> UI21DEB
> (works for GIFSICLE, WGET, OPTIPNG PNG>PNG and 7-ZIP archive updating)

Also DOSLFN would waste more space than I have (or was willing to allow). And it's really not needed here and would be overkill (one lonely file).

> > BTW, Wolf4GW (using D3X) just hangs if I enable CuteMouse in pure
> FreeDOS.
> > I should try with a few other extenders
>
> DOS/32A

I think I'll try WDOSX first. If that doesn't work, I'll try DOS/32A. But I'm not getting my hopes up.

> > to see if D3X is the cause or not. But I also heavily suspect my buggy
> BIOS (argh).
>
> D3X has BUG's, and DPMI "mouse callbacks" are an inherently faulty and
> dangerous design anyway. So testing mouse support should start with
> FreeDOS EDIT (oops also buggy), or DN (real mode), not 4GW nor HXSDL.
>
> D3X is great, but one has to be aware of its bugs (ARF, ...).

Well, you don't really even need the mouse, and personally I'm not a fan of it anyways (esp. not for games).

D3X is mostly good because it's easy to rebuild and supports both DJGPP and OpenWatcom. Too bad it's not "free" enough for DJ himself to mirror. :-|

 

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