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Re: Symantec Q&A 4.0

You read the vDos FAQ section, and so know it's not about "SHARE.EXE support"? Fingers crossed with DOSBox-X on the long term. Though if Q&A is used by only one, there should be no problem.

Re: Can't print from DOSBox

The executive made the decision today: no more DOSBox hosting old, old software. They're switching to QuickBooks like pronto. Out of my hands. Thank God. :) Will be the better choice than wasting more time with DOSBox. Fingers crossed the migration is not that painful and they get accustomed to …

Re: Can't print from DOSBox

Megabuild is no longer maintained. And printing is not supported by regular DOSBox, nor is running anything other then games. You should be looking into either a DOSBox fork that does support printing, like DOSBox-X or vDOS, or you should be looking into running an emulator like VirtualBox or …

Re: setting hostname

Will be the machine (NetBIOS) name as returned by DOS Int 21-5e00h. The buffer for that would be (un?)intentionally prefilled by the program with →LT_DATA. DOSBox doesn’t support that function, so that 'name' is unchanged. You could try vDos (https://www.vdos.info) which supports that function (it …

Re: Distribute DOSBox Install Package

A further note: You can’t really test a multi-user application for consistency towards its databases. dbDOS for instance once demonstrated record locking would work in a DOSBox mod. Bogus, since record locking of course also depends on the actual content on disk (not some cached data). In a …

Re: DOS Printing problems

The HP Deskjet 895cse has a parallel and USB port. It supports PCL 3, so you can directly print to it by a DOS program in Windows 32-bit (NTVDM). The HP psc 1350 only has an USB port. That could be circumvented, but it doesn’t support PCL (DOS input) and so needs a Windows driver installed at the PC …

Re: Cut & Paste in DOSBox (03-20-2019)

Some DOS programs (GEM, Windows 3, Desqview, WP Shell…) could exchange data with other programs. But they at least have to run in the same operating system. They (like mentioned DOS app) instead run in DOSBox, not directly in Windows 10. And DOSBox doesn’t provide for a copy/paste ‘bridge’ to …

Re: Cut & Paste in DOSBox (03-20-2019)

DOS has no copy/paste functionality. Copying text is quite simple: Provide for a method to select a rectangle, then copy the text in it to the clipboard. Pasting: Push the text into the BIOS keyboard buffer. Don’t think copy/paste is of real interest for DOSBox/gaming. vDos implements both. Copy: …

Re: doskey macro gives "illegal command"

Don’t expect you’ll get anywhere with that problem. Walking the dog in the nearby park turned into an expedition to some bizarre regions of meanwhile three (four?) rainforests, dragging along the degrading corpse of the dog, getting more and more lost. You’re way beyond help, I at least won’t give …

Re: 64bit replacement of ntvdm

in DOS
“Microsoft Windows NTVDM on 64bit Windows” is also ‘just’ an emulator. Outdated, buggy, slower than DOSBox, the limitations and troubles (though some insist it is a Holy Grail) of Windows integration. That is clicking a DOS program to start. Those programs should then be real simple, w/o any further …

Re: LPT Mapping in DosBox

vDos is advertised especially suited to run multi-user/networked DOS applications. It is used in many diverse and even large network configurations. Read some of the vDos documentation, the ‘massive’ 21 lines of the original autoexec.txt file would already be a start.

Re: Printing from inside DOSBox

I didn’t think that, even to the contrarily: DOS printing to modern printers is more complex (That involves more than…). Sure, nothing would prevent DOSBox to do that, it’s just also more than a mere ‘like Word and other applications do’.

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