Reply 140 of 207, by Norton Commander
Congratulations to the entire DOSBOX team on another fine build. Your continued efforts are greatly appreciated by those of us who like to reminisce.
Those of us who actually had 386 era machines recall how much "fun" it was having to tune your system for specific games (loading device drivers high, video/CD ROM/sound card incompatibilities and having to fiddle with jumpers for IRQ/DMA/addresses because this game or that doesn't recognize your sound card at the non-standard interrupt because your IDE/IO card wants the same interrupts/DMAs). Tech support forums for the 'good ole days' were full of these gripes.
I actually find it easier to get games working in DOSBOX with minimul teaking of the CONF file than when I had the actual hardware. Truthfully only certain demos won't work right - the same demos that I had problems with on my 386 & 486 PCs. I don't know that these demos ever worked at all so I'm not concerned.
To the the point-and-click generation: You need to realise that some research needs to be done to get these games working properly since many had known bugs that were never fixed or would only work if your PC was configured in a very, very specific way. If you're not the patient type DOS games and subsequently DOSBOX is NOT FOR YOU!!!!