DOS game support - just needs a little VGA love?
thunderbird2k at gmx.net
Mon Oct 20 04:06:21 CDT 2008
Perhaps support for more VGA features can increase compatibility of DOS software on 32-bit hardware. 64-bit users won't be able to run most dos programs as there is no vm86 support when using a 64-bit kernel. In the end we need x86 emulation..
> Hey, that CGA video support patch today from Peter Dons Tychsen,
> reminded me there's an old downloadable DOS game my wife likes
> to dig out every now and then. I tried it today and discovered
> that what's stopping it is support for a VGA feature, so
> I filed a bug:
> There are three other similar bugs, some with patches:
> Getting old DOS games working might be pretty easy
> at this point if, like this game, they just need a little
> VGA love. Let's encourage newcomers to contribute
> in this area... it'd be fun to see those classic games running
> in wine.
> I added an entry to
> for this, in case nobody does it before summer.
> - Dan
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