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plencnerb
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join:2000-09-25
Carpentersville, IL
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reply to takeahike

Re: [WIN7] 64 bit Windows 7 vs. an old DOS app

The screen shot that I showed in this thread of the old dos game Sherlock is being run with version 0.74 of DosBox.

I'm not sure what you mean by "Mounting" the program.

In my case, I have the files for my game Sherlock located at

C:\Program Files (x86)\Sherlock

The EXE name for the game is "SHERLOCK.EXE".

So, to get it to run, I created a shortcut (see picture).

The target line is
"C:\Program Files (x86)\DOSBox-0.74\DOSBox.exe" "c:\program files (x86)\sherlock\sherlock.exe" -exit -fullscreen -userconf
 

First, we have the full path to where DosBox is installed. Then, I have the full path to the EXE that I want to run. The -exit is there so that once I exit out of the program, the command window that opens will be closed. -fullscreen is so that I run the program in fullscreen mode (not a window). Finally, -userconf is added to the end just to make sure I'm using the configuration file for DosBox. I think you can make changes to the configuration file for different uses, but I have not played around with that yet.

That's all I had to do. So, I would think in your case, you would be able to have something like this

"C:\Program Files (x86)\DOSBox-0.74\DOSBox.exe" "c:\one\one.exe" -exit -fullscreen -userconf
 

Take note of the placement of the " ", as you need to use them if your directory names have spaces.

--Brian

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takeahike
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Woodland Hills, CA

Thank you!!!



plencnerb
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Carpentersville, IL
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said by takeahike:

Thank you!!!

I take it you got it working with version 0.74?

--Brian


takeahike
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join:2005-01-07
Woodland Hills, CA

4 edits

It's at home and I won't be back there until this evening. I may try it but I'll tell you it sure is simpler with 0.73 with the straight option in the Start Menu. It works fine for me with 0.73--is there any advantage you know of that I should try to get 0.74 working? I'm certainly tempted to just leave well enough alone although it wouldn't be any problem to go back to 0.73 if I couldn't make any progress. I just added the following to the [autoexec] block (the @echo off and exit do their jobs): By the way the mounting is mentioned in the initial instructions.

@echo off
mount c c:\one
c:
one
exit
Hey, again, I really want to thank you for your help!
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"The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry . . . " --Robert Burns


plencnerb
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Carpentersville, IL
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I don't know the software well enough to know the differences / fixes between the .074 and the .073 version.

So, if you are able to use the command line option like I showed on .073 and it works, then I would say stay with the version that is working for you!

--Brian



takeahike
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join:2005-01-07
Woodland Hills, CA

The only difference I can see is that they made customization much more complicated with 0.74 although I'm sure that that's not really the case. Certainly looks like a well written program--sure does a job for me that makes things much more convenient--before I had to reboot to my XP on a different hard drive to use the program (which of course took all day). The program is just a small bookkeeping program for my business, and I just like it too much to update to anything else (I've tried). The fonts and also much nicer in the dosbox than at full screen or in XP or when I did run it in Windows 7 32-bit (where it worked).
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"The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry . . . " --Robert Burns