[Wine] Re: Lack of DOS support in wine

mangamuscle wineforum-user at winehq.org
Sun Oct 12 18:32:52 CDT 2008

I am aware that Wine is not an emulator. But instead of emulating a vintage architecture wouldn't it be feasible to simply implement all the DOS api calls? Instead of emulating the 286/386 simply use the legacy (virtual, real or protected) mode of modern x86/x64 cpus? instead of emulating CGE/EGA/VGA allow only VESA graphic modes? Would it be feasible to write an api that mimics the funcionlality of a sounblaster card bios?

I am aware this scheme would not allow to run all sotware like dosbox does and I am really asking since I do not know the definitive answer to these questions.

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