Glenn9999

DOS Programs

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Need some help ... advice with installing the DOS USB drivers mentioned in Post #27.

I am interested in the USBDOS - http://bretjohnson.us/ package. There are around 28 items + a ReadMe file in the download but I am not sure how to put them on my machine or where. That package is dated Jan 30, 2010. Do I "drag and drop" or "copy and paste", if so, to what folder in Windows or do I click on each item to install?

thanks ...

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@duffy98

It is much more complex than what you think.

Please start a new thread where we can discuss this issue without hijacking the present thread.

jaclaz

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jaclaz ... OK, new thread started.

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QubeCalc 301 © Copyright FormalSoft 1986-87

http://vetusware.com/download/QubeCalc%203.01/?id=3902 or http://xpda.com/floppies/qubecalc.zip It seems to be freeware at this time

QubeCalc is a TRUE three dimensional spreadsheet (as opposed to some two dimensional spreadsheets which let you link cells of multiple spreadsheets together). It's a cube of colomns, rows, pages. View side of cube and pages become columns etc etc.

I don't know of any modern spreadsheet that can do this. I've used it for birding records since 89, I even paid 70 bucks for it back then.

Nice forum, congratulations.

douglas

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I have a really neat DOS game (that I can't beat) that wants a "univibe 2.0" DOS video driver, to run at a resolution higher than 400.

Has anyone else run into this before?

Does anyone know where I can obtain this or know a way around it?

regards,

~Alex

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I have a really neat DOS game (that I can't beat) that wants a "univibe 2.0" DOS video driver, to run at a resolution higher than 400.

univibe or univbe? :unsure:

Has anyone else run into this before?

Does anyone know where I can obtain this or know a way around it?

YES/YES.

http://homepages.tesco.net/J.deBoynePollard/FGA/questions-with-yes-or-no-answers.html

UNIVBE:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UniVBE

http://www.dosdriver.de/graph.php

jaclaz

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I have a really neat DOS game (that I can't beat) that wants a "univibe 2.0" DOS video driver, to run at a resolution higher than 400.

univibe or univbe? :unsure:

Has anyone else run into this before?

Does anyone know where I can obtain this or know a way around it?

YES/YES.

http://homepages.tesco.net/J.deBoynePollard/FGA/questions-with-yes-or-no-answers.html

UNIVBE:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UniVBE

http://www.dosdriver.de/graph.php

jaclaz

Umm, probably the latter, I was working off of memory there -my pc was burning a disk and I couldn't boot up the game to check the spelling.

"YES/YES".

Lol. Are you now, or have you ever been a lawyer? ("Do you know what time it is?" "Yes.")

Thank you kindly,

:-)

~twf

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I have 2 questions.

The links and drivers and programs that are being recommended here -is this stuff someone's heard about, or stuff someone's used; I.e., there's a difference between "I heard about this place", and "I've ran this program and it works"

It turns out I had an updated Univbe program, which I've installed (haven't run the game yet to see how it looks); does anyone want me to upload it here somewhere? Is it something anyone else can use?

~twf

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I have 2 questions.

The links and drivers and programs that are being recommended here -is this stuff someone's heard about, or stuff someone's used; I.e., there's a difference between "I heard about this place", and "I've ran this program and it works"

It turns out I had an updated Univbe program, which I've installed (haven't run the game yet to see how it looks); does anyone want me to upload it here somewhere? Is it something anyone else can use?

~twf

1. I've used UniVBE, the native DOS driver, a very long time ago, back in the days when old video cards were not compatible with modern VESA standards.

Nowadays most of the video hardware doesn't need univbe anymore, unless you're using some old DOS game [can't recall which one I've read about years ago] which was programmed to use univbe [or similar tool], and crashes without, even locking up the computer.

Another bug I know of is that univbe [last native DOS version] was created before some video controller manufacturers updated their vid BIOSes, and in such cases [the Vogons forum should have some info on this issue] it is needed a fake univbe driver [*.DRV] to load in memory upon every boot from autoexec.bat or config.sys before univbe loads, in order to fool univbe into thinking the video BIOS is compatible with its driver.

2. To my knowledge each univbe driver is created custom [when you 1st run the EXE tool from native DOS] to the specific video controller BIOS in your computer, and will probably not match many other video controllers out there.

Therefore one needs to run univbe.exe on his/her particular computer, in order to create the customized driver that will load in memory from then on.

So if you'd like to post your univbe driver, please specify the exact vendor + model of your video controller, and eventually the video BIOS flash build number, so other users can have an idea what to expect, because your custom driver may not work for others.

HTH

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Programs for DOS, drivers for DOS, potatoes, potatos, take your pick...

The important fact is that it happened, and much sooner than some of us here at MSFN predicted it would happen... ;-)

exFAT drivers for native DOS are finally here [free, open source]...

Experiment:

Load them up [1 at a time] in your config.sys +/- autoexec.bat, reboot, and then start Windows 95/98/ME. Theoretically these drivers should provide exFAT/FAT64 support (even if limited) in Windows 9x OSes [95, 98 + ME].

An extended memory manager like HIMEMX.EXE (free) may be needed in config.sys.

Do not load them from a DOS box/session/console.

WinME users need 1 of these patches to re-enable use of autoexec.bat + config.sys [free].

Enjoy.

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Real DOS 8.00 on separate HDD/partition *WITHOUT PATCHES* for first time:

Windows Me OEM bootable CD inside TOOLS\NETTOOLS\FAC\LTOOLS.DTA misnamed cabinet file contains:

IO.SYS

MSDOS.SYS

COMMAND.COM

which can be used as system files on any separate HDD/partition, *WITHOUT PATCHES* of any sort. Simply format separate HDD/partition and freshly copy these three files to main directory in given order to have DOS 8.00 working instantly.

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KBFR is an alternate DOS driver for French keyboards. Salient features :

- only 480 bytes resident memory used

- autoloads "high" if upper memory is available (can be overridden)

- *all DOS* make and version supported (please report if you find an incompatible case)

- should run on all "AT" class, 80286+ machines (i.e. anything except early PC and PC-XT & compatibles)

- driver can be enabled, disabled, removed without rebooting.

- compatible with MS-Windows and DOS multi-taskers.

- especially recommended for boot floppies (if anybody still cares) as it occupies only ~2 kilobytes on disk (no extra data file needed)

- only French keyboard supported ATM sorry. I have a German version half finished, will finalise IF voluntary testers apply (please message me)

- license : free for use, open source.

Download : attached archive 4,578 bytes

More download links (including KBFR source code)

July 27, 2011 - edit Downloadable files were refreshed (minor bugfix). The above links have been updated accordingly.

Users who downloaded earlier should update.

KBFR.ZIP

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