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GypsyPrince

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Re: [SOLVED] FreePascal IDE on MS Windows 10...
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2020, 03:03:42 am »
Ah... this makes me feel young again.

Now, if we could just get Microsoft to re-release DOS 5.0 to run under Windows 10 without an emulator or VM, I'd be in Heaven...

I'm not going to get any actual work done for a while because I'm gonna play with this.

Oh, the good 'ol days!!!

PascalDragon

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Re: [SOLVED] FreePascal IDE on MS Windows 10...
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2020, 09:49:57 am »
Now, if we could just get Microsoft to re-release DOS 5.0 to run under Windows 10 without an emulator or VM, I'd be in Heaven...

That is technically not possible on a system that runs in the x86 long mode (aka 64-bit), because even though the CPU can switch to a 32-bit mode that also supports 16-bit protected mode code it can not execute real or VM86 mode code (real mode is what DOS uses). So you can never have a non-emulated DOS on a 64-bit OS (please note that also in older Windows versions it never was a full DOS, it was functionality provided by the NTVDM)

But if you merely want to execute DOS or Win 3.11 applications on Windows you can try for example WineVDM. It uses CPU emulation (due to the reason mentioned above), but otherwise it integrates with the running Windows (as far as possible).

mercurhyo

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Re: [SOLVED] FreePascal IDE on MS Windows 10...
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2020, 04:56:04 pm »
I tried DOSbox and it worked fine, to play my 90' old games like "magic carpet'
https://www.dosbox.com
the FPC dos version of the compiler also works like a charm on it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DOSBox
« Last Edit: April 08, 2020, 04:59:12 pm by mercurhyo »
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GypsyPrince

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Re: [SOLVED] FreePascal IDE on MS Windows 10...
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2020, 05:44:02 pm »
@mercurhyo
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Yes! I use both DOSBox and dbDOSv from dBase.

https://dbdos.com/

I truly enjoy both!!

I understand that actual DOS can't be used standalone on Windows 10 without a complete re-write. It was just wishful thinking on my part. LOL



 

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