Wengier wrote on 2021-04-25, 21:43:
Avenger wrote on 2021-04-25, 21:08:
Wengier wrote on 2021-04-24, 09:17:
Definitely! This is a basic feature of long file name support. Just make sure LFN feature is enabled in DOSBox-X then it should work.
Well, the standard DOSBox SVN LFN release from a few years back wouldn't do it so that's why I ask. I was able to run EXE files with more than the standard 8.3 characters but spaces still caused problems.
I'm hoping that this X version has changed that.
The LFN patch for SVN had not been updated for some time, so it is a much older version compared with the DOSBox-X version. The LFN patch for SVN supports spaces in file reading/writing etc (e.g. type "a b.txt" will work), but not in file execution (which is why running the EXE file "hard game.exe" did not work). On the other hand, the LFN support in DOSBox-X is a much newer version and resolves all such issues. Hope this helps.
So I gave this a go. I definitely like the expanded UX options such as removing UI elements, BIOS splash screen, desktop position, etc. A lot of the additional features are certainly suited for applications though (and there's a TON of them) which in my circumstance aren't needed so I had to strip down all the .conf files I created considerably to make them traversable as opposed to a massive wall of text settings.
A couple of other things:
-Long file name support does work for EXE's with spaces in the name but does not for WAD files. Even with quotes or wild cards.
-Quake game music sounds a little odd. Almost as if it's being slightly drawn out. It's hard to explain. I compared using the exact same settings on the same machine between the regular 0.74 version of DOSBox and then spent an hour messing with the audio settings with no luck. I'm personally running the game through QDOS as the machine I used doesn't have an optical drive for my disc and this allows music playback via OGG files. Don't know if that has anything to do with it but I would assume there shouldn't be any difference in behavior from the base version.
I'll continue to use it with the hope of these being fixed in the future.