First post, by Melkior
I still have an ancient copy of "Empire", a DOS based strategy game. I can't run the game on DOSBox because the game requires ANSI.SYS to be installed so that the game can control the text screen with escape codes instead of directly calling the screen control routines.
Are there any plans to enable ANSI.SYS emulation on DOSBox? If not, could it be done? I would think that the emulation should be easy enough to implement and it could be turned on or off in the autoexec config file.
For those who are unfamiliar with "escape codes" or ANSI.SYS, the program allowed text-only programs (often ported from other systems such as Unix which at that time used separate consoles linked by serial port to the computer) to do things like positioning the cursor at a spot on the screen by printing a code starting with the Escape code.