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Old 20-04-2013, 09:15 AM   #1
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Default Starting Win 3.x games from D-Fend Reloaded?

Sorry, this is a bit OT because it's not strictly about problems with getting your games to run, but I figured that a lot of people here might use D-Fend Reloaded and it would be great if anyone could help me.

So, I have the D-Fend Reloaded frontend (under Windows 7) for DOSBOX and Win 3.11 works great with it, also most Win 3.x games. What I do to enter new Windows games - I copy the "Windows 3.11" entry (with the right CD image mounted). Then I have an entry for that Windows game, but after starting it, of course only Windows starts and I have to search for the game in the Windows "groups" and double click it.

Okay, that works fine, but it would be great if the correct game started automatically after launching Windows 3.11. Does someone have an example batch file or a better solution?
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Old 20-04-2013, 10:46 AM   #2
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Kinda simple, was done a lot in the ol'days, let say you want to run W3 from dosprompt with write launched:
comm line would be:
c:\win write.exe

Or you have the game inner space in c:\space\ dosprompt comm line would be:
c:\win c:\space\inspace.exe

If you want to put those in a batch file, no problem.

Notice: comm line is in real MsDos
c:\win c:\space\inspace.exe
and not
c:\windows\win c:\space\inspace.exe
as c:\windows\ should be auto added to the dospath%% in autoexec when installing W3

For dosbox however depending if you adapt your dospath%% or not, it's possible that the comm line needs to be
c:\windows\win c:\space\inspace.exe

Capiche?
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Old 20-04-2013, 12:23 PM   #3
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It's THAT easy? I'll have to try it, thank you!

Edit: Yes, it worked!

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You're welcome, glad I could help.

And yes, sometimes things are a lot easier than you think .....
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