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Old 02-07-2018, 12:43 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Neville View Post
Right on both things. I forgot older BIOSes will not properly detect large harddrive images.

As on memory management under DOS, I cannot stress this enough: After installing a new driver, run MEMMAKER! If not, some games won't start.

This is as far as I want to go, I don't want to have to explain base memory, UMB, XMS and EMS to newbies. Some games even included additional booklets to explain those things.
Come on, you should give some examples and show how it is done.

If you install DOS 6.22, following with WIN 3.11, install Sound Blaster and some VGA card (or SVGA), CD ROM driver, if done properly, you should end up with over 600KB free memory, which is more then enough for all games.

AUTOEXEC.BAT
Code:
@ECHO OFF
PROMPT $p$g
PATH C:\WINDOWS;C:\DOS
SET TMP=C:\DOS\TEMP
SET TEMP=C:\DOS\TEMP
SET SOUND=C:\SB16
SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 H5 P330 T6
SET MIDI=SYNTH:1 MAP:E
LH C:\SB16\DIAGNOSE /S
LH C:\SB16\MIXERSET /P /Q
LH C:\DOS\MSCDEX.EXE /D:boo /L:D
LH C:\DOS\CTMOUSE.EXE
LH C:\DOS\DOSKEY.COM
WIN
Last line (WIN) only if you like to always boot into windows screen.

CONFIG.SYS
Code:
DEVICE=C:\DOS\SETVER.EXE
DEVICE=C:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS /testmem:off
DOS=HIGH,UMB
DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\EMM386.EXE NOEMS
DEVICEHIGH=C:\DOS\cd1.sys /D:boo
DEVICEHIGH=C:\SB16\DRV\CSP.SYS /UNIT=0 /BLASTER=A:220
DEVICEHIGH=C:\SB16\DRV\CTSB16.SYS /UNIT=0 /BLASTER=A:220 I:5 D:1 H:5
DEVICEHIGH=C:\SB16\DRV\CTMMSYS.SYS
FILES=50
BUFFERS=20
STACKS=9,256
LASTDRIVE=Z
Some games might require different cofig, but most will work just with this settings. Here is my mem result:
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