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Compatibility layers

in DOS
Hello. I'm a noob, so at best I only know of SBEMU, which adds Sound Blaster support for AC97. There also are a couple programs to slowdown the CPU, to get the very older games to work properly, but I don't know their names. What else should I get for a 2013's PC? For example, what about MC6845 …

PC for 20 more years

I don't think this is the correct section, but I couldn't find any more appropiate... I'm a noob, take it easy with me :( Motherboard: A55BM-K CPU: A8-6600K RAM: 16GB DDR3 iGPU: AMD Radeon HD 8570D dGPU: AMD RX 580 2048SP Hello. I got a 10 year old PC, and soon enough, it will be time for its …

No Windows XP Drivers

Hello. There's no official Windows XP drivers for AMD RX 500 Series GPUs. Only for Windows 7 and up, last I checked. Out of casuality, any chance I can get such a GPU to work?

Do/es this HW support VBE?

Hoping I posted it on the right section and isn't a dumb question. I AM dumb when it comes to hardware. I don't know how to check VBE support other than actually installing MS-DOS and giving X program a try. My time is quite limited though and I don't think I could test in like a month, so I'd …

Re: "modern" retro pc

pentiumspeed, I recommend the A10-6800K, because is slightly faster, can be clocked up to 4.7GHz (and it's the fastest you can plug to a FM2 socket to what I recall). To what I tested, very few old software runs in 7/10, unless I used DosBox for DOS games, and VirtualBox for applications and early …

"modern" retro pc

Motherboard: A55BM-K CPU: AMD A8-6600K (quad-core @3.9 GHz, OC to 4.2GHz) FM2 Socket RAM: 8GB dual-channel GPU: Gigabyte WindForce OC (with AMD R9 270 2GB @975Mhz). Motherboard/cpu/GPU from 2013, I might keep this as my retro pc until I die from now on. Because: Drivers aside, currently (and …

Current status of VirtualBox's legacy support

Please do NOT point me to DosBox or PCem/86Box/UniPCemu, I'm aware of how good they are <3, I'm doing this for technical reasons. EDIT: I haven't tried QEMU yet! In general, low-level compatibility is fairly... good? Everything I thrown to it has worked SO FAR, but it could be a lucky shot, probably …

Re: Software comparison

Dangit, these were exactly the questions I tried to avoid! I don't mind mixing apples with oranges, I'm just looking for what is most accurate, and what is most compatible, for overall/general testing and debugging. I want to emulate/virtualize a PC as best as possible, not a particular software per …

Software comparison

In your opinion, what is the most compatible PC emulation software, and the most accurate PC emulation software? I don't know them all either, other than QEMU, DosBox, Virtualbox, or PCem and 86box. Didn't try VMware yet.

Re: NTVDM Files

in DOS
Here's the full file list, from Process Explorer. If I'm correct, porting whatever file is missing should, in theory, fix the issues. advapi32.dll ctype.nls gdi32.dll imm32.dll kernel32.dll locale.nls ntdll.dll ntvdm.exe ntvdmd.dll rpcrt4.dll sortkey.nls sortbls.nls unicode.nls user32.dll vjoy.dll …

NTVDM Files

in DOS
Hoping this is the right section... Which are all the files this system takes? I do know of cmd.exe and ntvdm.exe, the typical ones, but what are the others? I only know of vjoy.dll, because the system asked for it. Beep.sys, maybe? On this live USB stick, text applications can be open in full …

Re: Intel HD Audio equivalent

in DOS
If Intel HD Audio isn't backwards compatible with AC97, well that's disappointing I guess. Though I'll admit I have no idea how sound works (i.e. I don't remember how any of that was setup in an old 486 my mom had xD), I just assumed it was possible because my cousin had sound in the DOS version of …

Intel HD Audio equivalent

in DOS
Hello. I intend to install MS-DOS 7.1 in an HP Probook G42 laptop for testing purposes. To explain what I intend to ask, allow me to put a half-assed analogy. As far as I know, video devices nowadays are all variants/extensions from VGA, not Tandy, Hercules, ect. Does the same happen with an on- …

Re: NTVDM on "new" PC

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Thanks for the replies! I don't have a 486 anymore, but I wanted to try out something, which as long as it works on both DosBox AND NTVDM alike, I can assume it should in theory, work on intended hardware. At least in its initial phase, if I ever get lucky to find the "real hardware" to test it on. …

NTVDM on "new" PC

in DOS
Hope it's in the right section, I'm a new user. For reasons difficult to describe, I'll be deliberately experimenting with NTVDM, so please don't point me to DosBox. If something is just "not possible", so be it. Years ago I'd deal with it in its default setup, and I just learnt about VDMSound and …

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