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Reply 20 of 31, by 1541

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So in terms of 2021 is it nowadays still the best way to stick with:
VIDECDD.SYS + MSCDEX

Or are there better alternatives recommended like
DVD2.SYS + SHCDX33F
Or
DVD2.SYS + SHSUCDX(3.07)

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Reply 21 of 31, by Jo22

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VIDE has issues if loaded up into an UMB..

What about OAKCDROM.SYS? 😉
- It's very compatible and dependable.

If you use Multimedia Cloaking, you can also get rid of the more memory hungry drivers to compensate for the additional memory consumption of OAK.

That Logitech mouse driver that Phil/Maulwurf1977 mentioned on page one uses a cut down version of it, I believe.
The full version also includes an MSCDEX replacement, I suppose.

Re: Tiny mouse driver ?

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Reply 22 of 31, by Horun

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I use Oakcdrom.sys on most of my DOS systems, for me is one of the best ATAPI cdrom drivers imho..

Hate posting a reply and have to edit it because it made no sense 😁 First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor. 🤣 Second computer a 286 12Mhz with real IDE drive ! After that came 386, 486, Pentium, P.Pro and everything after....

Reply 24 of 31, by 1541

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What about the MSCDEX substitutes in terms of more free conventional memory?

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Reply 25 of 31, by Cyberdyne

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VIDE-CDD v2.15 Is the most best compatible low level CD-ROM driver. I use it in everything, only 5kb memory footprint, the SYS file can be compressed also with UPX for your floppies.

But SHSUCDX has some issues sometimes, MSCDEX 2.25 is the most compatible, it is a memory hog, but you can load it high, or use it only when needed.

I am aroused about any X86 motherboard that has full functional ISA slot. I think i have problem. Not really into that original (Turbo) XT,286,386 and CGA/EGA stuff. So just a DOS nut.

Reply 29 of 31, by dr_st

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Jo22 wrote on 2021-01-31, 17:35:

VIDE has issues if loaded up into an UMB..

Really? I always DEVICEHIGH it and don't recall any issues.

Law212 wrote on 2021-02-14, 05:51:

Can anyone post good autoexec and config files? Im having a tough time with my 486 and memory

I've posted mine before, e.g. here, but I've since understood that there can be major differences in compatibility and how much RAM you can actually free, depending on the systems. Mine are from a Super Socket 7 AGP board with a K6-II CPU, which is quite different from yours.

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Reply 30 of 31, by Law212

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dr_st wrote on 2021-02-24, 16:40:
Really? I always DEVICEHIGH it and don't recall any issues. […]
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Jo22 wrote on 2021-01-31, 17:35:

VIDE has issues if loaded up into an UMB..

Really? I always DEVICEHIGH it and don't recall any issues.

Law212 wrote on 2021-02-14, 05:51:

Can anyone post good autoexec and config files? Im having a tough time with my 486 and memory

I've posted mine before, e.g. here, but I've since understood that there can be major differences in compatibility and how much RAM you can actually free, depending on the systems. Mine are from a Super Socket 7 AGP board with a K6-II CPU, which is quite different from yours.

Thanks.

Reply 31 of 31, by dr_st

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Cyberdyne wrote on 2021-02-01, 11:50:

MSCDEX 2.25 is the most compatible, it is a memory hog, but you can load it high, or use it only when needed.

You can also use the /E switch to load part of it into EMS if available. Can free about 10K as I recall.

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