Date command and printer support in DOSBox

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Date command and printer support in DOSBox

Postby wallstreetobserver » 2017-11-29 @ 16:08

Hi,

I have 2 programs that won't run in DOSBox because the date command is not supported and there is no printer support. Is there a version that supports one or both? If not, is there another DOS emulator that does? Thanks
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Re: Date command and printer support in DOSBox

Postby emendelson » 2017-12-01 @ 14:17

DOSBox supports the DATE command; you can display the date or change the date.

For printing, try vDos (which has printer support, but does not support using DATE to change the date):

http://www.vdos.info
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Re: Date command and printer support in DOSBox

Postby emendelson » 2017-12-01 @ 20:18

Or you can use vDosPlus which supports DATE and printing. (To change the date at the command prompt, the vDosPlus config.txt file must have SYNCTIME = OFF). My build of this (approved of by both Jos Schaars, author of vDos, and Wengier Wu, who made the changes for vDosPlus) is here:

http://www.columbia.edu/~em36/vDosPlusDec2017.zip
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