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First post, by FenixNBK

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Hi all,

DOSbox 0.74 has a banner that I don't like upon start. v0.71 doesn't.
I would love to have this configurable in future. (0.75) or removed like in 0.71.

Also Linux version doesn't seem to auto-create dosbox.conf, while Windows version does. (In Windows the setup handles this)
I would love to see Dosbox auto-generate this file on first run in Linux /home/$user directory

Thanks,
-Technologov

Reply 2 of 9, by DosFreak

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If you mean the logo that flashes on start then you'll have to modify the DOSBox code and recompile. It was put in for a reason. It's been there for about a decade now.

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Reply 4 of 9, by jmarsh

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The logo was added because companies were selling DOSBox (as part of other products) without acknowledgement. So making it configurable would be counterproductive to its existence.

This is a direct quote from the source code:

/* Please leave the Splash screen stuff in working order in DOSBox. We spend a lot of time making DOSBox. */

Reply 5 of 9, by Kisai

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jmarsh wrote:
The logo was added because companies were selling DOSBox (as part of other products) without acknowledgement. So making it confi […]
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The logo was added because companies were selling DOSBox (as part of other products) without acknowledgement. So making it configurable would be counterproductive to its existence.

This is a direct quote from the source code:

/* Please leave the Splash screen stuff in working order in DOSBox. We spend a lot of time making DOSBox. */

IMO, perhaps it's time to update it with an intentional 3 second boot delay, it barely stays on my screen that it barely registers. And that's on the non-SSD drive.

Reply 8 of 9, by Caluser2000

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Hell, I hardly notice it running DosBox under Debian 8 in my P166MMX.

There's a glitch in the matrix.
A founding member of the 286 appreciation society.
Apparently 32-bit is dead and nobody likes P4s.
Of course, as always, I'm open to correction...😉

Reply 9 of 9, by jmarsh

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Kisai wrote:

It's displayed for 600ms with the last 100ms fading out. That's blink-and-you-miss-it speed.

And yet people still complain about it!

When I was working on my wii build I never saw it either due to the tv mode changes taking too long to settle, so I replaced the wait with the virtual memory initialisation.