First post, by Synaps3
I have an old 486 PC that I'm setting up and I'm trying to make it work like dosbox. Everything makes sense to me except emm386. I'm not really a noob to dos, but I've just been using dosbox and never an actual PC with DOS 6.22.
The problem is I can't get all games/programs to "just work" like they do in dosbox and the problem is related to emm386. Some programs seem to work fine without emm386 at all and others seem to need it. If I enable it in the config.sys, then the programs that didn't work before start working, and the other programs still work but seem to randomly lock up. Is it normal to have to enable and disable emm386 all the time to make everything work or is there something wrong with my configuration?
One strange thing is NOEMS is not listed when I type "emm386 /?". It only says off, on and auto.
DEVICE=C:\DOS\EMM386.EXE NOEMS - makes some programs work, but others lock up
DEVICE=C:\DOS\EMM386.EXE ON - does nothing
[NO EMM386] - most programs work, some will not start
+ plus a few DEVICEHIGHs
BOARD | RAM | CPU | GPU
ASUS CUV4X-D | 2GB | 2 x PIII Tualatin ~1.5 GHz | Radeon HD 4650
DELL DIMENSION XPS 466V | 64MB | AMD 5x86 133MHz | Number Nine Ticket to Ride