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Experience gaming (and other things) on an Altair - a very historic, very old system (from the 70s)

I know this's is kinda outside Vogons orientation toward gaming on old rigs -- but if you want to experience computer gaming from the 70s and early 80s .. it does have some very early games on it! I've just passed on my "Mits Altair 8800" - this is a very historic system from the 70s - it is: First …

Re: NE2000 patch referenced "missing" file?

Ha - looks like I missed it! - thanks! (where do you actually get it)? It’s part of the DirectX SDK, which I’d expect to be included in every release of Visual Studio since at least 1998. Thanks! I did install the DirectX SDK, but as I was messing around with trying 2 different versions of VC and …

Re: NE2000 patch referenced "missing" file?

Then you did not follow the blog because it specifically mentions that you need to add it. Ha - looks like I missed it! - thanks! (where do you actually get it)? I did find the part about adding it to the linker control, but sadly I was working with a capture of the blog from (way back when) and …

Re: NE2000 patch referenced "missing" file?

It’s called dxguid.lib I probably spelled it wrong when I manually copied the error message from the VM screen, I didn't do any operations with or specify in any way: dxguid*.lib It's not mentioned at all in the blog I've been following, so I don't see where this error is originating. I have …

Re: NE2000 patch referenced "missing" file?

Hi - still working on "compiling DosBox". I had it basically working, but switched to a copy of the source tree where I had applied the patches and MSVC totaly reset the project and lost all it's settings - I've started over within a virtual machine where I can easily backup and restore the entire …

Re: 40+ years of source code

in DOS
Just in case anyone is interested: My "retirement" project: ... I am publishing some 40+ years worth of source code to "stuff I've written". Would you mind if somebody put this on github ? My only concern is that information tends to get "lost" with such things. I do have some documents describing …

Re: 40+ years of source code

in DOS
I think twiz was referring to IMD file format support as a disk image in DOSBox, which I too, agree should have been added already. Most of my disk image archive is IMD because I like using the comment field to add information for each disk (all text on the sticker basically). Kodus to the awesome …

NE2000 patch referenced "missing" file?

I'm trying to rebuild DosBox - want to keep it small(ish) so I'm not trying to use DosBox-X - I'm using SVN from DosBox.COM I have it building (with VS2010exp) and working, however I need to add the NE2000 patch. The version of PATCH.EXE I managed to find always seems to error-out, so I'm looking to …

Re: Adventure remakes

in DOS
Fond memories - I spent many hours typing at the original "Crowther and Woods" adventure game back in the late 70s (running on an IBM 360 mainframe). One of my first attempts at writing any sort of game was doing my own "Adventure Castle" - anyone who cares, can see it in the example programs for my …

Re: 40+ years of source code

in DOS
Awesome, that's amazingly good of you Dave, thank you indeed. Looks like I am going to have to bookmark that for when 6809 or 8031/51 tinkering bug strikes. Thanks. Good to hear about other 6809/8051 fans - the 09 is probably my favorite 8bitter from a software perspective (It's the first I wrote …

Re: 40+ years of source code

in DOS
I had a look at your compilers and related tooling a few weeks ago and was quite impressed by it because it is very simple and concise, yet powerful. Thanks. Do check back from time to time as I am continuing to add more material, and often tweak/add-to (mostly notes/additional documentation) to …

Re: 40+ years of source code

in DOS
this is cool i hope to see this added to dosbox for better emulation of old games from the 80s I doubt it could be built in to DosBox without a lot of changes (to DosBox) - IMD accesses the floppy controller directly and in some very non-standard ways - this is why it pretty much only runs under …

Re: 40+ years of source code

in DOS
IMD is an amazing tool so it's great to know that the source is there should anyone need to fix bugs or add features or support for other platforms. I wonder about adding support for PIO mode so it could support DMAless systems like the PCjr or Tandy 1000? Anyway thanks again, very cool projects in …

40+ years of source code

in DOS
Just in case anyone is interested: My "retirement" project: I am publishing some 40+ years worth of source code to "stuff I've written". This includes my DDS products, lots of "internal tools and utilities" and other misc. "stuff". Most of it is C (mainly for my own compiler - one of the items), …

Re: DDLINK: Easily move files between/To/From DOS systems

in DOS
that sounds like your wifi card/dongle can't do wpa2. depending on the device, a driver upgrade might fix it. Quite likely.. I just haven't bothered to "figure it out" or "find" drivers suitable for these old machines. I have a couple of the original "Aspire One" netbooks - Atom based TINY WinXP …

Re: DDLINK: Easily move files between/To/From DOS systems

in DOS
I do still have a few XP's that I might look into making able to sometimes connect to newer stuff Apologies - my confusion (seems to happen more frequently after my events of 2019 *) - XP will connect to many modern systems without having the change settings ... my problem with XP was that it won't …

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