First post, by fnick50
I been working on Personal Deskmate 2 and 3. The Tandy 1000 Personal Computers sold by Radio Shack between 1987-1990 came with deskmate OS. I would like to list some issues that I can't get working in these versions.
Personal Deskmate 3
- Not Working: Tandy Dac Emulation
Attempts: Set Soundblaster to all options, Set Tandy Sound System=True, Reduced CPU Cycles. Deskmate 3 will not run with CPU=Tandy, so I couldn't try that. Deskmate 3 runs with a booted version of dos ( I use version 6.22 with boot image command "C:\boot -L C", once booted I run desk.exe at prompt ) and CPU set to VGA. So far that's the only way to boot Dmate3, will not boot thru dosbox / freedos version of dos.
Trying to play a file with either Sound.pdm or Music.pdm application, Deskmate stops responding, and must close dosbox and restart.
Personal Deskmate 2
- Not Working: Functions in menu [ FILE F2 ] DELETE FILE, COPY FILE
[ DIRECTORY F3 ] DELETE DIRECTORY, CHANGE DIRECTORY.
Seems Dmate2 will not delete a directory or file and can't change directory from the current one or copy a file. The Windows Explorer shell or dos command line can be a work around for deleting and copying files.
Attempts: SET COMSPEC=PATHS A & C and different command files from DOS 2.11 COMMAND.COM and FREEDOS COMMAND.COM. The above attempt was suggested in this post :
Tandy 1000 HX Emulation
Buggy: Paint.pdm when using the text tool can be alittle buggy with cursor jumping to far right corner or disappearing with a few double clicks comes backs and also addressed in other post F12 key to exit out of canvas doesn't function.
Out of the list of above, The most important seems to be getting the
DAC Emulation working in PERSONAL DESKMATE 3.0, that would make the program fully functional and my goal in this discussion.
Any help is appreciated,