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Recommendations for Porting a 16 bit DOS Application (DOSX)

posted by RayeR(R) Homepage, CZ, 16.10.2007, 12:58

> NTVDM exists and simple non-graphical DOS stuff works fine but only in a
> window, full-screen is completely disallowed (driver issues due to new
> WDDM driver model or whatever). This is not local to my copy of Vista. You

Wouldn't be possible to port NTVDM from XP to Vista? Or maybe from ReactOS - I don't know how far they are but it's opensource. I'm afraid of it, NT/2K/XP emulation was not so good but still usable. Now it's end of DOS era under windows. Only way is emulator or realdos. But realdow will have problem with future HW I guess... :((

BTW there's nice VESA emulation software - a part of dgVoodoo glide wrapper for NT/2K/XP. It's based od VDD extension to NTVDM which allows you to emulate VESA VBE drawing via DirectX in a window or fullscreen. It's pretty fast! You can play blood, duke, sw... together with VDMSound, faster than via DOSBox.

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