dos real mode

January 29, 2010 at 11:08:41
Specs: Windows 98
Hello.
I have an old favourite game that requires an old fashion kind of dos environment: EMS, and real mode.
I have Windows 98 and MS DOS 7.1 installed.
I can't manage to run the game both in EMS and real mode. I think when I boot in the DOS it does it in protected mode (I hope I don't speak nonsense). If I boot from the floppy (DOS 7.1, too) it has a menu:
1. Boot with EMM386 (NOEMS) [Protected Mode]
2. Boot with UMBPCI [Real Mode]
....... (irrelevant)
When I run the game in protected mode weird colours show up instead of the proper ones; plus it doesn't respond to some commands. Note that I have it in EMS.
When I run it in real mode first it shows the correct colours then it asks for EMS.
Can anyone tell me how to comply both conditions simultaneously? Preferably in Windows :D

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#1
January 29, 2010 at 11:39:06
Have you tried DOSBox? This emulator seems to run old DOS apps better than DOS itself...lol

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#2
January 29, 2010 at 12:20:46
the games run soooo slowly as if they were hi-end video benchmarks; imagine Duke Nukem runing like Crysis...

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#3
January 29, 2010 at 12:29:50
Really? What kind of processor do you have in your machine? I was able to run Duke Nukem smoothly in DOSBox with a PII-450. Edit: Years ago. It's possible that DOSBox is less efficient now.

CPU cycles set to Auto?

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#4
January 30, 2010 at 01:58:42
I appreciate you want to help me but I prefer the real thing instead of the emulator. I have Win98 not only for the DOS games but for several other reasons. I don't want to be rude but DOSBox in Win98 is a shame :)

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