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Re: Most beautiful Dos-Games for a 486...what are your favorites?

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Yeah, I think Cybersphere qualifies, looks and sounds nice for a DOS game. :-) I see noone mention the original two DOOM episodes. Because they run like ass on 486 PCs except DX4s. I played Doom 1 on an DX33 and loved it, but let's be honest, it plays like ass. Nah, it runs well on a VLB DX2-66. I …

Re: Does DOSBox support TSRs?

Okay, I see your code is a lot more advanced than I had expected. Here's a list of interrupts you appear to be using which I never used: int 21,48 - allocate memory int 21,49 - free allocated memory int 21,4a - modify allocated memory block (setlblock) int 21,9 - I see your tsr communicates with the …

Re: Does DOSBox support TSRs?

@bloodycactus: I hadn't noticed you had posted far more code than I thought at first. Therefore I didn't notice the code dealing with loading into umb/hooking/unhooking. I kind of let the matter slide into the background and forgot about it. I did notice you mentioned your scaffold having those …

Re: Most beautiful Dos-Games for a 486...what are your favorites?

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LOL - In short everything has it’s ups and downs and nothing is inherently superior or inferior. Age and technicality are not related per se. Exactly. So your earlier statement " Almost all [old games] shrivel in comparisson to a well made modern game " is equally true when inversed: " Almost all …

Re: Most beautiful Dos-Games for a 486...what are your favorites?

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Well said, I think. This has been said a thousand times, but.. Some games were indeed as good looking/playable as we remember. However, todays hardware is still not able to properly replicate the looks and feels of back then. It's just not CRT vs LCD, but also other little details. Say, the palette …

Re: Most beautiful Dos-Games for a 486...what are your favorites?

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"I mean, shall we really talk about how much of Europe's population is currently obsessed with swinging one's leg at a sack of air?"- Haha, I must have missed something. What is this trend called? It's called "kicking Boris Johnson in the nuts". No it isn't, I jest. It's the game known as football. …

Re: Most beautiful Dos-Games for a 486...what are your favorites?

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And I disagree with the assertion more "modern" tends to equate more "realistic". Some modern games look anything but realistic, while older ones do. If anything some modern games have such stunning graphics they manage to pass off the fantastical more convincingly, leaving older games looking …

Re: Most beautiful Dos-Games for a 486...what are your favorites?

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Settlers was a game I loved on Amiga, how does the PC version compare? I have played both, but never compared them side by side. I think that the PC version looks even better as it was supporting SVGA (?) My opinion of many old games took a nose-dive after I had tried some more modern games. I …

Re: Most beautiful Dos-Games for a 486...what are your favorites?

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Almost all shrivel in comparisson to a well made modern game. The same goes for hardware. I can't say I agree, but to be fair it really depends on what it is you're wanting to get out of the experience. A varied and dynamic experience. Many older games offer the player relatively limited options. …

Re: Most beautiful Dos-Games for a 486...what are your favorites?

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How good or ugly a game appears to be also depends on your expectations. My opinion of many old games took a nose-dive after I had tried some more modern games. Also after having really invested in a good PC it's hard to believe I ever could have made to with the kind of computers I used during the …

Re: Does DOSBox support TSRs?

I had to read that article a few times. There's a lot of technical stuff I never dealt with before in there. As far as I understand it only the first few paragraphs are relevant in my case. According to those I need to: 1. Call DOS function 34h (int 0x21, ah = 0x34) 2. Save the address returned in …

Re: Does DOSBox support TSRs?

Okay, I removed the use of the FS register to store the data segment and added a check to prevent the program from trying to perform a dump while one is already in progress. https://github.com/PeterSwinkels/Memory-Dumpi … -TSR-for-MS-DOS Are there any other changes you would recommend?

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