Since i picked up an old Gateway P5-120 and have been putzing around with it on what little off time I have had I have been having a lot of fun with this thing just getting stuff to work. That isn't being sarcastic mind you...I actually DO have fun getting stuff to work So far I have the DVD drive, mouse, sound/midi, and USB flash drives working in *Pure* DOS 7.10 (booting to pure dos without Win98 via the NoBootGUI msdos.sys option)
I went to try out "Cannon Fodder" tonight (1994 DOS game) just to see how the DOS version fairs to the lovely Amiga version and ran into a slight issue. Not enough conventional memory. The system has 64MB, but conventional DOS memory reads 504MB max executable size and this game requires something like 542MB.
I haven't messed with this stuff in a LONG time, but I found an excellent page that may be valuable to some:
Just using the EMM386 switches outlined there got me 618MB of conventional memory and I was able to load Cannon Fodder just fine. And no, it does not compare to the Amiga version in the slightest...but at least I can run it now
I will try replacing the mouse driver with ctmouse maybe tomorrow and see if that gives a little more. Hope it helps someone else that is trying to play DOS games that require more conventional memory in pure Win98SE DOS 7.10.....yeah...all three of us
Edited by eightbit, Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:09 PM.