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Old 08-02-2011, 09:34 AM   #1
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This is a video tutorial for beginners wanting to learn how to set up their Dosbox program, where to keep their files for the best results, how to mount a folder and how to set up the Dosbox config to do this for you whenever it runs.



Part 2 teaches peoples how to install Norton Commander to make it easier to run their games, how to set the Config up to run Norton when they run Dosbox and how to set Dosbox up to be fullscreen.



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Old 08-02-2011, 10:17 AM   #2
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Very nice, except for one thing, the dosbox prog files really don't belong in your 'user files'.
You should read this:
http://www.abandonia.com/vbullet/showthread.php?t=22241
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If it wont cause their computer to explode in firey death then it can stay there for now. (Plus I needed to install it somewhere that wasn't the place I already have multiple Dosboxs installed.)
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Two words: protection level.
Sys and program files are more protected by Windows in their right folders.
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With the latest versions of DOSBox, there's no reason to install them elsewhere than in the program files folder. Previous versions (before 0.73 or so IIRC) stored the configuration and screenshots in the program folder by default, but the recent ones have sorted that out, and so are "Vista ready".

Even previous versions would actually work fine in Vista and 7, because when a program tries to write someplace where it has no rights, these Windows versions re-direct it to a user folder called VirtualStore, as a backwards compatibility measure.

But XP didn't have this feature, so if you run an old version of DOSBox in XP as a limited user (which is uncommon since most people run XP as admin), DOSBox wouldn't work right.

Fortunately with the new versions you don't really need to do anything special, regardless of your Windows version.
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