plain DOS

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at
Sun Jul 29 01:37:48 CDT 2001

asasel wrote:

> dosemu would be a good idea (theoretically). In fact i have used dosemu
> long before i started trying wine. and duke runs fine, that is right.
> the problem is just that the fact that a program is a "windows program"
> (=uses the win32-api) does not mean that it is not a DOS program (=uses
> DOS interrupts and i386 real mode calls) either. There are quite some "DOS"
> progs that just wont run in DOSemu or a real DOS because they require
> windows and a software real mode server.
> And what do i do with those, or first of all - what would you call those?

Console applications for Windows perhaps.  

If they won't run on DOS, then they are NOT DOS programs.


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