Opl4 and DOS2

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By ro

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15-09-2003, 14:14

maybe YOU suck, you never know. no will ya?

By sjoerd

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15-09-2003, 14:22

maybe YOU suck, you never know. no will ya?Not very nice of you, ro. Smile But if I suck, I'm sure someone will be nice enough to tell me. But you don't know me and you don't know my programs. And if you do, maybe you could let me know what sucks about me/my programs. I might be able to do something about it. Or maybe not, you never know. no will ya? oO

By anonymous

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15-09-2003, 14:32

I guess my programs will have to suck then.That's your conclusion, not mine!
I just know that you can't live without subdirs on a harddisk or CF, and using floppies is painfully slow.

By msd

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15-09-2003, 14:33

Sjoerd: Have you ever coded for dos2?

By sjoerd

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15-09-2003, 14:46

That's your conclusion, not mine!OK, what do you mean here:your program will always have to work with the lowest common denominator, DOS1, which sucks.I don't maintain two versions of my programs, so there can be only one conclusion in your opinion, or not?Sjoerd: Have you ever coded for dos2? What has this to do with the fact I think programs should support both dos1 and dos2?
Please come with arguments to convince me why I should switch to dos2 (other than it's easier to code a dos2 program. I as an user don't care about that).
But to answer your question: yes. Realfun supports both dos1 and dos2.

By ro

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15-09-2003, 14:50

haha, i'm really LMAO here...
well, let's not spoil the fun now children
(sjoerd will grasp it one day, no doubt. he's a clever boy)

oh la laaaaaaa, hopjes vla (just read that somewhere just a minute ago)

=-- to add to the topic --=
You could make some kind of DOS-module which checks for every routine if it's dos 1 or 2 and handel the file that way.
ooh, wait. isn't that what Midas does?

I've made routines like:
fopen, fclose,fread,fseek etc. which will check dos versions. So it IS compatible for dos 1 and 2 on a certain level (it even chucks of directories for dos1 files)

good luck

By msd

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15-09-2003, 15:23

I wast just asking sjoerd Smile

By ro

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15-09-2003, 15:26

I know marcel, was just joking around a bit. you know me eh, always the retarted one.
sorry, sjoerd, just continue your dialogue with msd.

By anonymous

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15-09-2003, 17:11

>>your program will always have to work with the lowest common denominator, DOS1, which sucks.<
What is there not to understand about that sentence? Evil
It clearly states (learn some grammar if you don't get it) that it sucks to have to use a lowest common demonitator. If anything, one can read the statement 'DOS1 sucks' into it, but nowhere does it say anything about your program being sucky.

Realfun supports both dos1 and dos2.That means with full subdirectory support? With the possibility of running TSR's in DOS2-reserved memory segments? (Both very important DOS2 features from a user point of view)

By sjoerd

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15-09-2003, 17:35

That means with full subdirectory support?Don't know what you call full subdirectory support. Try it, I should say. It's as full as I thought usefull.With the possibility of running TSR's in DOS2-reserved memory segments?Not while running realfun, which uses it's own interrupt. Maybe after finishing Realfun, things will be intact. I didn't test it.

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