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Reply 40 of 61, by Maraakate

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Are you saying in DR-DOS if you move the mouse it will stop the timedemo? If so, sorry, we don't support DR-DOS or even Virtual Machines. Only real hardware up until about the late-P3 era we are interested in bug reports.

Reply 41 of 61, by ruthan

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Is before i even touch the mouse, i simply write commands, there is asset loading and timedemo end after 0.2s or something like that.. before i can even move with mouse. Maybe "wrong" if condition for end of timedemo or DR-DOS is constantly reporting some keyboard activity.

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Reply 43 of 61, by ruthan

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Ok, to be clear, its not working for both virtual and physical machines.

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Reply 44 of 61, by Maraakate

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Oh well. DR-DOS does something nonstandard that I'm not interested in figuring out why. Use MS-DOS7.10 from a Win98SE boot disk as your OS. It's the only OS I support.

Reply 45 of 61, by ruthan

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I didnt find it in description, could Q2DOS work with only Q2 demo or its only for full version of game? For example Hexen II: Hammer of Thyrion has ported demo.

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Reply 46 of 61, by Maraakate

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It does with the time demos and plays them back properly. Something is wrong with DR-DOS in the way it communicates the keyboard driver (or some other input) back to Q2DOS. I am not fixing it.

Reply 47 of 61, by ruthan

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Im talking about demoversion not about time demos.

DR-DOS i find out that when i use MS-DOS Emm386 its working, so related to memory manager, what is strange.

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Reply 48 of 61, by RayeR

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I normally use Q2DOS with full version of Quake 2 data files (didn't try a demo) and it works fine with ctmouse under MS-DOS.
I already told that DR-DOS had some incompatabilities and quirks when I tested it years ago so that was reason why I stopped using it. I need some stable/reference DOS that MS-DOS is...
Other DOSes may not implement all (even undocumented) features or may behave a bit differently. So as a fallback you should always have MS-DOS in your multiboot config.

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Reply 49 of 61, by ruthan

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I have color problems at least with some Radeon cards.
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I its not first card with some problem, but Radeon 1600 PRO PCI-E from Asus, has broken colors with Q2DOS? Same resolution in Quake 1 are fine, is there some solution?

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Reply 50 of 61, by RayeR

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Hm, fucked up palette, I never seen this problem in Q1/Q2 on my VGA cards...

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Reply 52 of 61, by Maraakate

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Been quite a few years since the start of this project but we have finally ported the Win32 inline ASM code in r_alias.c, r_polyse.c, and r_part.c. This has given a small speed boost in timedemos. Typically about 5-10% from what I have noticed.

Try out the new version at: https://bitbucket.org/neozeed/q2dos/downloads … S_EXE_LATEST.7Z

Reply 53 of 61, by sayman

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Hello. I have problems with quake for dos. situation:
MB: i440bx s370
cpu: Celeron 433@600mhz
mem: 512mb
sound: if i use ESS688 or ESS1868, then after running Q1 or Q2 i hear the big (and rhythmic) noises. if i use SB Live 5.1 (SB0100) as SB emulator, then Q2 have very big disk load (activity) while i try to play. If i use -sndpci key for q2, then nothing change - big disk activity and game is not playable (many freezes).
what i do wrong?
q2dos: Q2DOS_EXE_LATEST.7Z

Reply 55 of 61, by sayman

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Maraakate wrote:

Are you playing under real DOS or from a DOS Box session within Windows? I have never tried it on an SB Live. Are you using smartdrv?

Real DOS 6.22. smartdrv nothing change. i try with it and without.
i use not real hdd, i use SD2IDE adapter (it work many faster than hdd).

Reply 56 of 61, by Maraakate

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OK. I would have to test it on my hardware. What happens when you play Quake 1 the original 1.06 version or the QDOS port with these sound cards? I do have an ESS chipset on a few P2 laptops and it works fine there.

Reply 57 of 61, by sayman

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Maraakate wrote:

OK. I would have to test it on my hardware. What happens when you play Quake 1 the original 1.06 version or the QDOS port with these sound cards? I do have an ESS chipset on a few P2 laptops and it works fine there.

i have not tried original 1.06. i will try it tomorrow.
this about ESS, but what`s about SB Live and disk activity?

Reply 58 of 61, by sayman

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well, i`m testet with quake 1.06 and noises is on. but this is not problem. main problem with quake 2 + SB Live! Very big disk activity. not playable.
SIS 661FX or I965 with "-sndpci" key. on 661FX SB Live work as SB emul.

Reply 59 of 61, by Maraakate

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The sndpci library we did not write. So it's probably an issue with the library. I forget who wrote it. Those PCI sound cards tend to have problems under DOS. The author of the library can be contacted at starus2009@mail.ru. I unfortunately do not have an SB Live card to test and debug these problems.

So does the ESS card work or no?