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Re: How did you get started on retro computing?

When I was very young and getting "into computers" in the mid to late 90s I was given a bunch of cast-off 386 and 486 systems by relatives/neighbors/etc. and also had a lot of the computing "for Dummies" books with DOS and other things I would play with on them. So I guess another "it was modern …

Re: Load DOS games from scsi Zip/Jaz drive?

in DOS
I don't see why it wouldn't work, other than the drives would be slower than a hard drive and the drivers would gobble up (conventional, unless you're using emm386) memory which tends to be in short supply.

Re: 386MAX source code released

Glancing at it, there is something about a custom C runtime library (qlib) that doesn't appear to be here so the C-based components may not be buildable. I can't find anything about qlib in the tree in commit 1edc33c, did you misread "qlink" (from the same author) or am I missing something? sorry, …

Re: Dos memory woes

in DOS
It deliberately doesn't include NOEMS because there are games that do require EMS. Two examples: The Incredible Machine 2 is one that refuses to run without it and Monster Bash needs it for digitized sound effects. Nevertheless, another configuration menu can be created using EMM386 with NOEMS …

Re: 386MAX source code released

It looks like there are binaries under DISK/TMPOUT and LIB, and that those would now be presumably freely redistributable, so that's neat. Glancing at it, there is something about a custom C runtime library (qlib) that doesn't appear to be here so the C-based components may not be buildable. When …

Re: Dos memory woes

in DOS
I recommend picking up the book Running MS-DOS which among other things explains DOS memory configuration. I'm more of a KISS person rather than configuring such menus. Looks like you're in a situation without emm386. I would rename config.sys to config.bak and autoexec.bat to autoexec.bak, and c:\ …

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