Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Jul 2011 21:46 UTC, submitted by mpxlbs
OSNews, Generic OSes No, your eyes aren't deceiving you - we have actually have not one, but two news items on hobby/small operating systems on the same day! You thought the day would never come again, but hey, here we are. You're welcome. Now, what are we talking about? FreeDOS - a test release has been, uh, released for FreeDOS 1.1.
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Does it run Doom on W7
by wigry on Wed 6th Jul 2011 06:35 UTC
wigry
Member since:
2008-10-09

I just purchased complete Doom package from Steam (total of 7 games/addons for 8€) and am having difficulties running Ultimate doom on DosBOX on W7. Can FreeDOS fix the "problem"

Doom2 works better on DosBOX and is nicely playable.

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RE: Does it run Doom on W7
by Laurence on Wed 6th Jul 2011 07:25 in reply to "Does it run Doom on W7"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

I just purchased complete Doom package from Steam (total of 7 games/addons for 8€) and am having difficulties running Ultimate doom on DosBOX on W7. Can FreeDOS fix the "problem"

Doom2 works better on DosBOX and is nicely playable.

I can't see why it wouldn't.

Install FreeDOS to VM (VirtualBox or VMWare should do nicely) and try from there.

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RE[2]: Does it run Doom on W7
by Rugxulo on Wed 6th Jul 2011 17:52 in reply to "RE: Does it run Doom on W7"
Rugxulo Member since:
2007-10-09

Doom2 works better on DosBOX and is nicely playable.


I can't see why it wouldn't.

Install FreeDOS to VM (VirtualBox or VMWare should do nicely) and try from there.


VirtualBox didn't support SB sound (last I checked) though QEMU did.

Edited 2011-07-06 18:04 UTC

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RE: Does it run Doom on W7
by ml2mst on Wed 6th Jul 2011 09:29 in reply to "Does it run Doom on W7"
ml2mst Member since:
2005-08-27

I think installing Doomsday is a better solution in your case than FreeDOS:

http://dengine.net/

On topic: great to read that FreeDOS 1.1 is finally here.

Edited 2011-07-06 09:33 UTC

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RE: Does it run Doom on W7
by Rugxulo on Wed 6th Jul 2011 17:50 in reply to "Does it run Doom on W7"
Rugxulo Member since:
2007-10-09

I just purchased complete Doom package from Steam (total of 7 games/addons for 8€) and am having difficulties running Ultimate doom on DosBOX on W7. Can FreeDOS fix the "problem"

Doom2 works better on DosBOX and is nicely playable.


What exactly isn't working? You could try replacing the .EXE itself with a "newer" "port" [sic] and see if that helps, e.g. Eternity:

http://eternity.mancubus.net/ee-old/ee331b7-dos.zip

EDIT: Obligatory related links:

http://www.nongnu.org/freedoom
http://uhexen2.sourceforge.net/
ftp://ftp.idsoftware.com/idstuff/source/

Note that sound is a huge lack in real DOS these days since SB-compatible hardware hasn't been bundled in ages. So I'm not sure you'll want to play on real hardware (thus DOSBox is a good alternative). I can't remember offhand what this build of Eternity supports, I think it's only Allegro 3, but I (barely, in the past) was able to recompile with Allegro 3.12 for slightly better functionality (patches.dat, VBE/AF), if that helps you any (doubt it).

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RE: Does it run Doom on W7
by wigry on Wed 6th Jul 2011 20:35 in reply to "Does it run Doom on W7"
wigry Member since:
2008-10-09

Downloaded ZDoom and got all my Doom's running perfectly at 1920x1200 ;)

As I mentioned, the purpose was to get the Steam Doom pack to work, but their config was with DosBox and Ultimate Doom lagggeed massively and basically just crashed.

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RE[2]: Does it run Doom on W7
by Rugxulo on Thu 7th Jul 2011 13:23 in reply to "RE: Does it run Doom on W7"
Rugxulo Member since:
2007-10-09

As I mentioned, the purpose was to get the Steam Doom pack to work, but their config was with DosBox and Ultimate Doom lagggeed massively and basically just crashed.


Well, I assume they tested it, but dunno, would have to check closer. By default DOSBox usually comes setup only for 16 MB of RAM (max. 64), which is sometimes too low. But I can't imagine DOS4GW swapping like mad or anything, so who knows. cycles=max or core=dynamic or whatever may or may not improve the situation. (Search on DOSBox's forum.)

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