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Re: GW-BASIC source code released

Your first link is kaput. Copy-pasting when crossposting links never ends well... thanks, edited. Welp, time for that GW-BASIC libretro core to happen! Bring on the .BAS filled playlists!! Dunno about that, I'm just getting my cringe ready for the obligatory HTML5+JS port... including a faithful …

Re: What was the first computer you ever purchased?

in Milliways
First one paid for with my own hard-earned cash? A generic Pentium II build which I honestly don't even remember much about, other than the Voodoo II. Even Microsoft was using UNIX computers as there Backbone webservers and database servers. ( lol, it’s true and it was funny to see ). Why funny? …

Re: Welcome to the updated VOGONS

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4 lines may be a bit strict, but anyway the number of lines is irrelevant when someone just uses a gigantic image instead of text. On the other hand... it should be possible to limit the displayed height of the signature to 100 pixels, or 6 em heights (for example), and make it expand only when …

Re: hdd, floppy, cd images

in Milliways
7zip opens iso files, not floppy or hdd images. I've been using it for a while to quickly extract files from floppy images. Works fine at least for raw sector IMG. But this is a fairly usual robertmo thread, so it's not like there would be any details such as the format. Or much of a point to make …

Re: Welcome to the updated VOGONS

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If the site is "expected" to have an emoji picker, it's fair enough to "expect" the users to have a Windows key which has been standard since 1995. Come on! We also have lots of other keys, such as "[", "]", and all those wonderful alphanumerics, so we can type our own BBCode too. Hypothetically …

Re: Arabic theme games?

in Windows
Lots: https://www.mobygames.com/game-group/setting-middle-east P.S. Persians (and Tuareg for that matter) are not Arabic 😉

Re: Does anyone read or write a retro blog

in Milliways
Link in my signature. Not that I update it very often, but I hope to be doing a little more of that... I started it on Blogger as well, but gradually came to the conclusion that both Blogger and WordPress are so full of bloat it's not even funny. I ended up migrating to a static site generator (Hugo …

Re: Injecting files into a running PCem/86Box machine

in PC Emulation
Have you thought of using FTP with a batch file? For my testing I have a batch file and a text file. The batch file fires up FTP and has it redirect STDIN from the text file. The text file has all of the input that FTP would need to sign on, change directories, and transfer a file. It is not as …

Re: Injecting files into a running PCem/86Box machine

in PC Emulation
I've never actually tried networking with PCem/86box, but I should mention that my emulated target is about as minimal as it can be: 8088 CPU, 640K RAM, DOS only. Such a guest machine should handle mTCP + an 8-bit NE2000 packet driver, but that means FTP for file transfers - kinda inconvenient for …

Re: Injecting files into a running PCem/86Box machine

in PC Emulation
That sounds a bit like making three left turns when you can turn right... and I don't think the emulated DOS would support these oddball formats, anyway? To transfer large amounts of data there's always a CD-ROM image (although, with the time it'd take to copy all that data inside the emulated …

Re: Injecting files into a running PCem/86Box machine

in PC Emulation
Yep, that's an option. In Windows, the abovementioned ImDisk does the same. However my thought is to handle the required actions on the emulator side as well, probably by sending GUI events/keystrokes. There aren't too many of them, but even the manual eject/mount/copy/unmount dance does get old …

Injecting files into a running PCem/86Box machine

in PC Emulation
When programming for DOS, I typically use native Windows development tools and do most of my quick testing/debugging in an emulator. So my workflow involves very frequent file transfers from the host (Windows) to the emulated machine. When the emulator is DOSBox, its filesystem integration makes …

Re: Suitable streaming platform

in Milliways
Ok and anything for H264/RGB? Youtube does not support H264/RGB. I use ffmpeg's libx264rgb and yutube supports it nicely enough. libx264rgb with -crf 0 produces lossless RGB video. ffmpeg -i "%1" -sws_flags neighbor+full_chroma_inp -c:v libx264rgb -crf 0 [...other options...] %1.avi If the final …

Re: What music are you listening to?

in Milliways
Been on an Iron Maiden live concert kick lately. Preemptively compensating for the fact that they'll probably have to cancel their coming show here, because pandemics. Two of the best: Maiden England '88 Maiden Japan (Live Nagoya '81)

Re: Welcome to the updated VOGONS

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Did we lose the ability to reply to a post in a PM, directly to that user (with quote and all)? I *think* that was available before the update - maybe I'm having a brainfart, but I can't find it for the life of me...

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