First post, by James_Richards
As asked, can the Z drive contents be replaced? Or bypassed somehow?
The only thing I can find on VOGONS is this : Writable Z Drive
I am no coder and wouldn't know how to go about it on my own. I was using DOSBox-X, but it proved to have some odd glitches that went away when I moved to DOSBox and DOSBoxECE. In fact, I have pretty much stayed on DOSBoxECE and am enjoying some of its enhancements until a newer version of main DOSBox comes around.
What my aim is; I am trying to replace certain commands with files from my DOS install disks. As an example:
In DOSBOX-X, I was able to run PROMPT to change the style of my prompt and even and some color to it.
In DOSBox and DOSBoxECE, this is not doable. I get "Illegal command: PROMPT" I tried putting a DOS folder in my mounted folder and set a PATH for it, but that doesn't work. I even put a copy of COMMAND.COM in the root of the mounted C drive and I still cannot get to using PROMPT. I cna only assume that the COMMAND.COM in Z: is overriding everything else in PATH.
Any advice on this? I have a game launcher I made way-back-then that uses PROMPT as well, and it mostly breaks now when using DOSBox
I have explored using things like Virtualbox and PCem, but last time I tried games were either too slow or not working with no acceleration on 2D or 3D, and in the case of PCem, I think the only way I could get Wing Commander to be playable was trying to install a thing like moslow. I like the convenience that DOSBox provides.
Also, my daily use computer is now running Linux. Has been for over half a year now and I am still learning. If I have to code something, I'll try but my confidence in that area is currently very low, especially as my platform has changed. Any advice or pointing into the right direction would be appreciated!
...this could be fun...