First post, by danielc
Well i'm wondering if someone knows of a device driver loader thing [an alternative to CONFIG.SYS's DEVICE(HIGH)= commands] that actually works in DOSBox, whether very well or even sometimes - everything I seem to try either causes DOSBox to freeze (usually for UMB/EMS loaded drivers) or crash completely (usually for ones that wanna load in XMS). Others just fail to load and terminate.
Here are the ones i've tried, they can be found on the page at http://www.mdgx.com/dos.htm
CTLOAD.COM (freezes dosbox)
DEVLOAD.COM (freezes DOSBox)
DRVLOAD.COM (sometimes works)
LOADSYS.EXE (always terminates, whinging that it's not a TSR, playing with switches I can make DOSBox crash)
DRVLOAD works sorta, but with the driver I want to load (an EMS ramdisk driver), it says "Mounted RAM disk to A:" then straight after it says...
DOS internal data bad.
Fatal error finished processing
Reboot your computer immediately!
...and pushes me back to commandline with the driver not loaded. Its happened with a few drivers now...
Can native DOSBox just not support this? Or am I an idiot for expecting a RAMDisk driver to work? =\
Oh... and yeah I know I could use REAL MS-DOS 6.22, but I really can't afford to loose the Z:\ programs =(
Thanks alot guys.... =)