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Reply 20 of 26, by gdjacobs

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BinaryDemon wrote on 2020-03-29, 11:50:

I wish I had known this was a possibility before now. I gotta try this.

It's probably not viable without source modifying DOSBox to convert from an SDL video interface.

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Reply 21 of 26, by BinaryDemon

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gdjacobs wrote on 2020-03-30, 14:15:

It's probably not viable without source modifying DOSBox to convert from an SDL video interface.

Re: HX DOS extender?

This post led me to believe it might work. Still haven’t had time to test.

Check out DOSBox Distro:

https://sites.google.com/site/dosboxdistro/ [*]

a lightweight Linux distro (tinycore) which boots off a usb flash drive and goes straight to DOSBox.

Make your dos retrogaming experience portable!

Reply 22 of 26, by keenmaster486

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DOSBox in HX Extender does indeed work.

I haven't tested the "new" version with HDA & AC97 support though.

But this gets ridiculous. You need at least a Pentium 4 to get enough performance out of HX + DOSBox to play any games. At that point there is no advantage whatsoever in using it other than that it's fun to try things.

I flermmed the plootash just like you asked.

Reply 23 of 26, by DosFreak

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On a P4 you'll get around 30fps in 320x200 in Quake using DOSBox with HX. Low teens at 800x600. DOS games come in all kinds from the 80's+.

On my 486DX4/100 in 96 I was probably playing below 20fps below 640x. Hard to remember that far back.

DOSBox in DOS only really be useful for compatibility reasons when the game couldn't run on the hardware.

DOSBox Compilation Guides
DosBox Feature Request Thread
PC Game Compatibility List
How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
Running DRM games offline

Reply 24 of 26, by BinaryDemon

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keenmaster486 wrote on 2020-04-06, 23:31:

But this gets ridiculous. You need at least a Pentium 4 to get enough performance out of HX + DOSBox to play any games. At that point there is no advantage whatsoever in using it other than that it's fun to try things.

The big appeal to me would be - FreeDos + HX Extender + DosBox is all freeware. I can re-tool DosBox Distro around that combination. Even the weakest modern atom/celerons offer P4 level single core performance.

Check out DOSBox Distro:

https://sites.google.com/site/dosboxdistro/ [*]

a lightweight Linux distro (tinycore) which boots off a usb flash drive and goes straight to DOSBox.

Make your dos retrogaming experience portable!

Reply 25 of 26, by gdjacobs

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keenmaster486 wrote on 2020-04-06, 23:31:

DOSBox in HX Extender does indeed work.

I haven't tested the "new" version with HDA & AC97 support though.

But this gets ridiculous. You need at least a Pentium 4 to get enough performance out of HX + DOSBox to play any games. At that point there is no advantage whatsoever in using it other than that it's fun to try things.

Interesting. What video output device do you have to use?

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Reply 26 of 26, by keenmaster486

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gdjacobs wrote on 2020-04-07, 01:23:

Interesting. What video output device do you have to use.

I don't remember, as it's been many years since I've tried to do this.

I do remember I was able to get various other Windows programs working with HX. It was fun to play with.

Maybe I'll pull it up again soon and try some things.

I flermmed the plootash just like you asked.