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Challenge: 64-bit support for DOS (DOSX)

posted by DOS386(R), 13.10.2010, 04:41

> MS Paintbrush in windows vista?

WRONG. Hadn't I written about DOS ???

As nobody is able to find the solution, here the hot steps to reproduce:

0. Get 32-bit Pentium CPU, get 32-bit Windaube XP
1. Get QAK-64 (21 MiB only), run it, hey it works :confused:
2. Compile "hello.bas" and "3dballs.bas", run them, hey they run too :confused:
3. Check the bloat: both are cca 800 KiB, "3dballs.exe" only marginally bigger than "hello.exe"
4. Move them out of the QAK-64 directory, hey they don't run anymore, identify 8 missing DLL's, copy them, fixed, works again
5. Backup the hot stuff ( here ), DBAN away XP, get DOS, install abandonware "HX DOS Extender", restore hot stuff, patch "libstdc++-6.dll" to a valid DOS filename
6. It works :clap: (see shot from "3dballs.exe") ... you can run executables brewn by QAK-64 in DOS :clap:

PS: "hello.exe" needs same 8 DLL's as "3dballs.exe", so the Hello World size of QAK-64 is incredible 8 MiB impossible to beat :clap:

PPSS: I have also better (more useful, less silly, more 8086-compatible) 64-bit technologies in the pipeline :-)

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This is a LOGITECH mouse driver, but some software expect here
the following string:*** This is Copyright 1983 Microsoft ***

 

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