• DOSBox

    From thatonechap@80:774/22 to All on Tue Feb 19 11:37:36 2019
    I recently got DOSBox for both Windows 10 and LInux (Ubuntu, which I'm extremely new to.) and I would like to know how I can us and iso file or img file to boot windows 3.1. I found and IMG. file of windows 3.1 online, so did
    i get scammed?

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  • From K-Guide@80:774/68 to Thatonechap on Wed Feb 20 22:17:40 2019
    Ok, so I just have to ask as someone that used to back in the day actually install as suppor Windows 3.1. What on earth are you looking to do?

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  • From thatonechap@80:774/22 to K-Guide on Thu Feb 21 22:43:40 2019
    Lately I've been looking at old systems to try to learn more about what computers used to be like, and this is just another one of them.

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  • From bobot@80:774/20 to thatonechap/ on Sat Mar 2 22:12:21 2019
    I'd love to do this, too!



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  • From bobot@80:774/20 to bobot on Sat Mar 2 22:13:56 2019


    bobot around Saturday, March 2nd...
    I'd love to do this, too!

    Referring to running Windows 3.1 on DOSBOX! Doh, had to learn how to quote.


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  • From NuSkooler@80:774/20 to bobot on Sun Mar 3 09:32:05 2019

    bobot around Saturday, March 2nd...
    Referring to running Windows 3.1 on DOSBOX! Doh, had to learn how to

    Seems like there is a in-browser version of exactly this on Archive.org somewhere.



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  • From bobot@80:774/20 to NuSkooler on Sun Mar 3 21:51:50 2019


    On Sunday, March 3rd NuSkooler muttered...
    Seems like there is a in-browser version of exactly this on Archive.org

    Yes! I loved playing around with it, but to have a local version, and be able to use the terminal to telnet out, THAT would be something.

    Separate topic, I had a little success using dosbox with a version of telix imported from a 3.5 floppy and a usb floppy drive... but other than having an original early 90s pc with modem and a real landline, seems like dosbox with a legacy terminal program and something like magicjack connected to a usmodem would be very nice. I've had only minimal success with that method.



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  • From Vk3jed@80:61/0 to bobot on Mon Mar 4 18:46:00 2019
    On 03-03-19 21:51, bobot wrote to NuSkooler <=-



    On Sunday, March 3rd NuSkooler muttered...
    Seems like there is a in-browser version of exactly this on Archive.org

    Yes! I loved playing around with it, but to have a local version, and
    be able to use the terminal to telnet out, THAT would be something.

    Separate topic, I had a little success using dosbox with a version of telix imported from a 3.5 floppy and a usb floppy drive... but other
    than having an original early 90s pc with modem and a real landline,
    seems like dosbox with a legacy terminal program and something like magicjack connected to a usmodem would be very nice. I've had only
    minimal success with that method.

    I've had Telix and Bluewave running under DOSBox on Win64 and Magic DOSBox on Android. However, there seems to be an issue in the virtual modem that affects uploads only, corrupting them. :(

    I'm currently experimenting with qemu, to run my old RA setup on a modern OS (Linux), and I'm using tty0tty and tcpser to enable telnet capability. It's early days, and eventually, I hope to get my OS/2 and NT4 environments (it's a triple boot system) running under qemu too.


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  • From bobot@80:774/20 to Vk3jed on Tue Mar 5 20:57:12 2019


    On Monday, March 4th Vk3jed said...
    I've had Telix and Bluewave running under DOSBox on Win64 and Magic

    Love the good old Telix! That and Procomm Plus just have the true flavor that Syncterm almost provides... True story, I've worked in the Quarterdeck building
    previously owned by the company that put out Procomm. You could almost smell the modem noises, if that's possible.

    Can anyone share a workable scheme for using a modem to dial into the few remaining dialup BBSes of today? The telnet BBSes are amazing for their reliability. Currently on Xibalba and love their art, games, files, and message
    capabilities.


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  • From Vk3jed@80:61/0 to bobot on Wed Mar 6 17:35:00 2019
    On 03-05-19 20:57, bobot wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    Love the good old Telix! That and Procomm Plus just have the true
    flavor that Syncterm almost provides... True story, I've worked in the

    Ahh, memories! :D Yes, Telix brings back a lot of memories for me as well. It was a workhorse for me. :)

    Quarterdeck building
    previously owned by the company that put out Procomm. You could almost smell the modem noises, if that's possible.

    And Quarterdeck itself was another famous company back in the day! :)

    Can anyone share a workable scheme for using a modem to dial into the
    few remaining dialup BBSes of today? The telnet BBSes are amazing for their reliability. Currently on Xibalba and love their art, games,
    files, and message
    capabilities.

    Umm, modem and phone line? ;) Of course, if you haven't got a POTS line, then you have to make do with VoIP. Choose carefully, some of the more "geek oriented" providers may give you the ability to choose codecs. You want to use G.711u or G.711a, as these are essentially the same non linear sampling that were/are used on POTS lines since digital exchanges came in. Theoretically, you should get the same bitrates as you'd get on an analog line, since the audio coding is the same.

    Some ATAs may also let you decide which codecs to use or not, and you may be able to force it to require the appropriate codecs.

    I'm yet to try this experiment, but it's on my wish list. I have modems and a suitable VoIP provider. Just need the time to setup the modem and ATA.:)


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  • From Bobot@80:774/23 to NuSkooler on Sat Mar 9 23:49:44 2019


    Seems like there is a in-browser version of exactly this on Archive.org somewhere.

    Yes! I've played around with it, but would love to have a local
    version with telnet capability.

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  • From Bobot@80:774/23 to Vk3jed on Sat Mar 9 23:53:22 2019
    then
    you have to make do with VoIP. Choose carefully, some of the more "geek then
    Umm, modem and phone line? ;) Of course, if you haven't got a POTS line,

    I've been able to connect very infrequently with little success using
    usb modem and magic jack. I can't help but feel a real retro pc with
    acard modem would do it better, but if I ever find any reliable method
    for dialing I'll be happy.

    I kinda screwed up the quote. :)

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  • From Vk3jed@80:61/0 to Bobot on Sun Mar 10 16:44:00 2019
    On 03-09-19 23:53, Bobot wrote to Vk3jed <=-

    I've been able to connect very infrequently with little success using
    usb modem and magic jack. I can't help but feel a real retro pc with
    acard modem would do it better, but if I ever find any reliable method
    for dialing I'll be happy.

    Yeah, you could try setting up your ATA to use only g.721u or a, if that's possible. With some consumer devices, that may not be possible.

    I kinda screwed up the quote. :)

    ;)


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  • From bobot@80:774/20 to Vk3jed on Sun Mar 10 22:14:46 2019

    I'm not sure what g.721u or a IS! :)



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  • From Vk3jed@80:61/0 to bobot on Mon Mar 11 17:13:00 2019
    On 03-10-19 22:14, bobot wrote to Vk3jed <=-


    I'm not sure what g.721u or a IS! :)

    Basicallyh the non linear sampling that digital POTS exchanges use(d) since at least the 1980s. So it's something modems are known to be able to handle well.


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  • From Richard Menedetter@80:774/18 to bobot on Mon Mar 11 11:00:26 2019
    Hi bobot!

    10 Mar 2019 22:14, from bobot -> Vk3jed:

    I'm not sure what g.721u or a IS! :)

    Voice Codecs.
    I assume G.711 was meant
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G.711

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  • From Vk3jed@80:61/0 to Richard Menedetter on Tue Mar 12 07:09:00 2019
    On 03-11-19 11:00, Richard Menedetter wrote to bobot <=-

    Hi bobot!

    10 Mar 2019 22:14, from bobot -> Vk3jed:

    I'm not sure what g.721u or a IS! :)

    Voice Codecs.
    I assume G.711 was meant
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G.711

    Oops, I got the wrong one, too many numbers. ;)


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  • From bobot@80:774/20 to Vk3jed on Fri Mar 15 21:07:21 2019
    Thanks for the info!






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  • From thatonechap@80:774/22 to all on Thu Apr 4 15:09:18 2019
    'mkay, i just checked here and forgot i said that. anyways, if anyone is wondering, i got it to work! For those of you who were talking about how you would love to have windows 3.1 running DOSBox, I don't remember how I did it, but I'll try to find the source.

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