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15.12.2011, 08:57
 

BOCHS 2.5 released 2011-11-29 (Announce)

http://sourceforge.net/projects/bochs/files/bochs/2.5/

What's new:

* 10% speedup (untested)
* many enhancements in CPU emulation (not that useful for DOS)
* some fixes in HD and VGA/VESA
* added ES1370 soundcard emulation (the old buggy one ??? MPXPLAY and Jeff's code support ES1371 only ...)
* some bugs fixed

NOT tested in DOS

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

DOS386(R)

15.01.2012, 04:38

@ DOS386
 

BOCHS 2.5.1 released 2012-01-06

fixed some bugs ;-) (untested)

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

DOS386(R)

16.01.2012, 06:38

@ DOS386
 

BOCHS 2.5.1 released 2012-01-06 | DOS

BOCHS 2.5.1 still works in DOS (this is not obvious, recent versions of FFMPEG, FFMPEG2DIRAC, MPLAYER, INNOUNP, ... don't) ... one missing import, no new problems found, speedup not tested, old problems not (?) fixed, ... :-)

http://sourceforge.net/projects/bochs/files/bochs/2.5.1/

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

DOS386(R)

25.09.2012, 10:52

@ DOS386
 

BOCHS 2.6 released 2012-09-02 | DOS

http://sourceforge.net/projects/bochs/files/bochs/2.6/

What's new (untested):

* another 10% speedup (if this happens another 18 times, BOCHS xx.yy.zz will one day be 6.7 times faster than 2.4 :-) )
* improved VGA
* added support for PC speaker (probably not useful in DOS)
* ...
* ???

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

DOS386(R)

14.04.2013, 16:46

@ DOS386
 

BOCHS 2.6.1 released 2013-04-09 | DOS

http://sourceforge.net/projects/bochs/files/bochs/2.6.1/

What's new (untested):

* Added and improved some fancy instructions (RDRAND/WRRAND, ...)
* some hardware fixes
* ...
* ???

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

DOS386(R)

17.04.2013, 12:31

@ DOS386
 

BOCHS 2.6.1 released 2013-04-09 | DOS | test

> What's new (untested)

"Bochs-2.6.1.exe" 4'633'096 | 146 Files in 8 Dirs 18.4 MiB
F022'3C66'56C5'6D8A'A0AE'7FFD'582E'6450

"bochs.exe" 3'401'216 2013-04-07 08:17
C4F7'C4AD'897E'604B'CCA0'6F74'8F66'8DF6

What's new in 2.6.1

* Still works (minimal test only) in DOS
* Works (minimal test only) with BIOS from 2.5.1 (note that the opposite effect is the rule)
* Added missing import "SetScrollInfo", 2.5.1 has only "MapDialogRect", 2.6.1 now has both
* Changed "vga" , must be adjusted or kicked from config file
* Deleted "i440fxsupport" , must be kicked from config file
* Deleted "pnic" , must be kicked from config file
* Warns about "keyboard_type" , "keyboard_serial_delay" , "keyboard_paste_delay" , "keyboard_mapping" , "user_shortcut" in config file

PS: Georg has an (unreleased) DGJPP port of BOCHS: #12428

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

DOS386(R)

05.06.2013, 03:56

@ DOS386
 

BOCHS 2.6.2 released

What's new: almost nothing (minor CPU XXX-64 fixes, minor docs fixes)

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

DOS386(R)

24.06.2013, 15:45

@ DOS386
 

BOCHS 2.6.3 awaited (not necessarily soon)

there are many crucial fixes in SVN or 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 ***

DOS386(R)

13.07.2014, 12:46

@ DOS386
 

BOCHS 2.6.6 is out - 2014-Jun-15

What's new:

++ skipped 2.6.3 and 2.6.4 (but there is 2.6.5)

+ emulation speedup (untested)
+ fixed PC speaker BUG
+ reduced BLOAT of the main EXE
+ other improvements (reportedly, see official history)

? "fixed" mouse wheel support in the BIOS but incompletely (still unusable, fixed in SVN again, retest needed)

- broke SB16 emulation (does it still work foe anyone?)
- IDE DMA / XDMA / IDECHECK not unfixed
- needs "IPHLPAPI.DLL" now (and there are still 2 missing imports)

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

Rugxulo(R)

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13.07.2014, 23:12

@ DOS386
 

BOCHS 2.6.6 is out - 2014-Jun-15

BTW, do you know of a packet driver that works with BOCHS?

DOS386(R)

15.07.2014, 10:37

@ Rugxulo
 

BOCHS 2.6.6 is out - 2014-Jun-15

> BTW, do you know of a packet driver that works with BOCHS?

NO. I didn't test the networkig yet. But the rat BUG seems finally fixed ... thanks to Volker Ruppert :-)

Does the sound (SB16 ISA) still work (host<>DOS) for you or anyone in 2.6.6 ?

What's new in 2.6.6:

# "upgraded" DLL dependency "WSOCK32.DLL" -> "WS2_32.DLL"

# added junk DLL dependency "IPHLPAPI.DLL"

# reduced main EXE bloat (effect also persists after ZIP'ping)

# broke SB16 ???

# IDE DMA / XDMA / IDECHECK problems not fixed (not "IDE DMA / XDMA / IDECHECK not unfixed" damn :-( )

Missing imports in 2.6.1 to 2.6.6:
"SetScrollInfo" and "MapDialogRect" in "USER32.dll"

DLL's 5 KiO ZIP

Fixed BIOS (32 KiO ZIP):

http://sourceforge.net/p/bochs/code/HEAD/tree/trunk/bochs/bios/BIOS-bochs-latest
http://users.freebasic-portal.de/dos386/b266bio.zip

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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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