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Reply 20 of 27, by cyberluke

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Tried all versions, all parameters. /X2MAX32 /MAX=32767 and /MAX=65535 and /MAX=64535

HimemSX 3.52: same ill behavior
HimemX 3.34: same ill behavior
HimemX 3.34: same ill behavior
HimemX2 3.34: same ill behavior

Found a partial solution: in BIOS if I enable this strange option, everything starts to work. Installation of Death Rally no longer complains and I was able to finish whole process and even run the game.

I talk about this option: OS/2 Onboard memory > 64M: Enabled

Then it works no matter what HimemX version you use.

I don't know why is that and it is partial solution because not all motherboards have this BIOS feature. After enabling this total xms still shows 1GB, free xms shows 64MB. But the apps starts working.

Also I want to point out that newer HimemX version will not accept /MAX=64M. This will result in 64K. You must supply the value in K, for example 65535.

I'm reporting this on HimemX Github Issues, lets see what happens next.

Reply 22 of 27, by Gmlb256

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rmay635703 wrote on 2021-08-26, 22:55:

I wonder why Mr Loews solution never was mentioned in this multi year thread

That solution is the most interesting as it doesn't even require a XMS memory manager to be loaded.

Reply 23 of 27, by cyberluke

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Gmlb256 wrote on 2021-08-26, 23:21:
rmay635703 wrote on 2021-08-26, 22:55:

I wonder why Mr Loews solution never was mentioned in this multi year thread

That solution is the most interesting as it doesn't even require a XMS memory manager to be loaded.

What solution? This LIMITMEM? Going to give it a try 😀

http://lonecrusader.x10host.com/rloew/limitmem.html

Reply 24 of 27, by Gmlb256

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cyberluke wrote on 2021-08-28, 10:37:
Gmlb256 wrote on 2021-08-26, 23:21:
rmay635703 wrote on 2021-08-26, 22:55:

I wonder why Mr Loews solution never was mentioned in this multi year thread

That solution is the most interesting as it doesn't even require a XMS memory manager to be loaded.

What solution? This LIMITMEM? Going to give it a try 😀

http://lonecrusader.x10host.com/rloew/limitmem.html

Yes. 😉

He also wrote a RAMDISK software that doesn't use a XMS memory manager.

Reply 25 of 27, by cyberluke

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Yes, R. Loew's LIMITMEM.SYS works as expected. Much better than all these HimemX / HimemX2 and HimemSX and JemmEX versions. Hm, I will report this bug on HimemX Github and hopefully with this evidence I will be taken more seriously there.

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Reply 27 of 27, by Gmlb256

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lukas12p wrote on 2021-09-30, 15:47:

Can You upload LIMITMEM.SYS here? http page doesn't work.

Strange, that web site worked at the time of the post.

Same website from archive.org: https://web.archive.org/web/20200901223822/ht … w/limitmem.html. The download link works, but the "more information" link doesn't.

Edit: The website it's now online once again.