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First post, by curvedline

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MODE CON: RATE=32 DELAY=1

is there a way to achieve this command in dosbox?

Reply 2 of 7, by curvedline

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DOSBox-X didnt have the mode.com or mode.exe to take it out, they were only 21 bytes and all core dos programs were hidden.
i used mode.com from dos 6.22, it said incorrect version in dosbox
i used mode.com from dos 7.0 from win98, it also said incorrect version in dosbox
then i downloaded 500MB sized freeDOS. i extracted mode.com from freeDOS and it worked well in dosbox.

i included this lines in dosbox.conf
[autoexec]
mount d C:\
d:
cd d:\UTILITY\DOSBox
MODE CON: RATE=32 DELAY=1

when i looked at the freeDOS, i found these kinds of things like SHSUCDX.EXE CuteMouse inside, these were the last brightest DOS utilities before DOS died. CuteMouse memory usage was like 4k back then when MSmouse.sys did like 30k, i think these people were maybe the ones who invented cloacking memory at the end of DOS. i think they were maybe the ones who also invented the universal USB 2.0 DOS driver, because i have it and works well, EVEN when win98 didnt have the UNIVERSAL USB 2.0 drivers. it was good to see they are still alive somewhere.

thanks it was a big help.

Reply 3 of 7, by _Rob

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I don't know what you did wrong, but it works just fine in dosbox-x.

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And you CAN use the mode command from other DOS versions, you just need to set your reported DOS version to match. By default DOSBox pretends to be DOS 5.0, so use "ver set 6 22" to set version 6.22

Lastly, you don't need to download the whole of freedos to just get the mode command. A quick search turned up:
https://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/fr … /dos/mode/2015/

Reply 4 of 7, by curvedline

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thats dosbox-x you posted and not dosbox. i needed mode.com that works in the dosbox for games.
i just learned that dosbox is a ver 5.0, but this probably wouldnt make a difference, because i would havent found dos ver 5.0 somewhere.
i just web-searched "freedos mode.com download" it either turned out how to use the mode command syntax or download the whole freedos.
i got to know about freedos, i will take a look at it, but from the looks of it at the moment, it has uncontrolably many directories for my taste.

Reply 5 of 7, by dr_st

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Create a .COM file with the following 12 bytes and run it in DOSBOX:
B8 05 03 BB 00 00 CD 16 B4 4C CD 21

This is the assembled sequence for:

mov ax, 0305h
mov bx, 0000h
int 16h
mov ah, 4ch
int 21h

Which achieves the same effect of MODE CON RATE=32 DELAY=1 (maximum rate, minimum delay).

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Reply 7 of 7, by dr_st

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I just use any HEX editor. I guess if you are talking about a raw DOSBox install with no third-party tools, then you would have a problem.

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