I hope I will not upset the network gods (and goddesses) asking this question here with my non-existent network skills.
I am a user of CAPing software at work. This, conversationally, makes G-code programs for machine tools to run. The CAP software, of course, is an older dos package, is a gazillion dollars to update, and won't run under XP. And of course, they need to run all computers on XP now.
Our IS department got it running with Dosbox and the megabuild. Needed the megabuild to have the software access a dongle. It runs surprisingly well. with one fatal problem.
They are running the software from our network, and say they must. It loads up quickly, runs OK, but seems to have some problems with some access.
When you are paging through screens of program filenames, there is a distinct lag when paging down. The really big problem though, is that when you start a new program there is a lockup of a minute or so. When it is starting a new file it takes forever. If you start that new file in a directory with just a few filenames (ridiculously few) it does OK.
I've been trying to separate our thousands of files into sub, and sub-sub-sub directories, but it is just too cumbersome. If there is any way you all could help me help our network guys get this going, I would greatly appreciate it. They are about to give up and the next step is third-party software which. I feel, would be inferior.
Save me from genera-CAP!