New MS-DOS Games Launcher / Menu System App

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Re: New MS-DOS Games Launcher / Menu System App

Postby McKie1 » 2018-3-12 @ 09:41

1000% better than powermenu I used back in the day.

Will definitely be loading this soon.

Thank you.
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Re: New MS-DOS Games Launcher / Menu System App

Postby jarreboum » 2018-3-12 @ 13:16

I really like it, especially having a separate setup option with its own script. [edit] I missed the series option. Great stuff! [/edit]

Also I'm sad at the 286 requirement. Does it use 286-specific code or could it be executed with a NEC V20? Any chance not to have that requirement at all in the future?
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Re: New MS-DOS Games Launcher / Menu System App

Postby Azarien » 2018-3-12 @ 16:32

AFAIK V20 supports 186 instruction set, and 286 is 186 + protected mode, so I think it should work as long as the program doesn't use pmode.
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Re: New MS-DOS Games Launcher / Menu System App

Postby MobyGamer » 2018-3-12 @ 21:36

It shouldn't require a 286 -- you can control whether 286 (or 386, or 8087) code is generated in the "Make EXE" dialog. jasondavidcarr, any reason why you wrote your launcher requires a 286?
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Re: New MS-DOS Games Launcher / Menu System App

Postby mothergoose729 » 2018-4-17 @ 02:49

Holy moley, are you the Jason from launchbox :D.

I was seriously thinking about making an app just like this for my dos machine (once it is built... lol). The only thing I was going to add to it was a section for notes. Sometimes it takes a few steps to get your machine ssetup to run a game, beyond what you can do in a batch file (like disabling cache in your bios).

Anyway, neat app. Can't wait to try it!
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Re: New MS-DOS Games Launcher / Menu System App

Postby cyclone3d » 2018-4-17 @ 03:20

I'm definitely going to try this out once I get my 486 build up and running. Still waiting on a functional CF to IDE adapter from China to arrive. :dead:
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