First post, by zaphod
Does anyone know of a way to emulate using a monochrome video card and a vga video card at the same time? DosBox does a great job of emulating each card, but not simultaneously, which should be an easy thing to do because they are at different addresses.. so just display B800-B7FF in one window and A000-AFFF in another window. would be nice if I could move one window to each of my dual monitors and make them both full screen at the same time. Multi-screen setups were extremely popular with programmers back in the day because you could have your source code on the monochrome screen, and execute the program on the color screen, this made debugging really great. I would really love to be able to do this with turbo pascal 7.0 for dos with an emulator. I still use it for various projects, and the single monitor screen switching is really difficult to use... so I still keep my old Pentium 266MHz running with a SVGA and a MDA card installed for this purpose, but emulators are so much nicer, and that old machine won't last forever. If anyone has a solution I would really like to hear about it.. I've been messing with every virtual machine program I can find and while some like virtualbox do support dual monitors, and more, they do not emulate the old monochrome monitor as one of them, and as far as I can tell, dosbox which does an excellent job of emulating the monochrome monitor, cannot do it in a separate window simultaneous to any other monitor.
Any idea's or help would be appreciated