First post, by monesipl
My name is Paolo, from Italy, Rome.
I used the dosbox to run windows 3.11 and some other old software with full satisfaction.
The software I used are not game but some apps to control scientifics instruments and a software to draw electrical schematics.
I used DosBox as that apps are DOS Software.
That instruments comunicate to the PC by using the RS232 interface (the serial port that was a standard interface on old PC's).
There are no software update available, so, or I replace the instruments or I use a software like the DosBos to use the instruments control software.
On modern PC the serial interfaces are no more present but using a USB-to-serial converter all go OK
Using DosBox under Windows XP or Windows Vista there was no trouble.
Now, using DosBox under WIN10, the win3.11 is even wery fast until you do not activate the serial interface in the DosBox setup with the line
--> serial1=directserial realport:com5
in the DOSBox 0.74-3 Options file.
The com port is not important. COM3 or COM5 or any other is the same.
Have someone solved this issue?