• dosemu2 configuration instructions

    From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to ner on Fri Oct 20 10:19:13 2023
    Re: dosemu2 configuration instructions
    By: ner to all on Thu Oct 19 2023 09:45 pm

    Is there an easier way to get quiet output, or am I doing the right thing? I can say that this setup is working for the games I'm using--I'm slowly adding more, and if I find some that don't work, I'll let you know. I do believe I've decrypted the new command line options (undocumented I might add for some of them.

    There might be, though I haven't looked into it yet. I noticed dosemu2 started adding a lot of that startup output quite a while ago.. There used to be a lot less of that.

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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANTIR to Nightfox on Sat Oct 21 00:53:00 2023
    Nightfox wrote to ner <=-

    Re: dosemu2 configuration instructions
    By: ner to all on Thu Oct 19 2023 09:45 pm

    Is there an easier way to get quiet output, or am I doing the right thing? I can say that this setup is working for the games I'm using--I'm slowly adding more, and if I find some that don't work, I'll let you know. I do believe I've decrypted the new command line options (undocumented I might add for some of them.

    There might be, though I haven't looked into it yet. I noticed
    dosemu2 started adding a lot of that startup output quite a while
    ago.. There used to be a lot less of that.

    Can someone remind me why it's good/beneficial to run dosemu2, other
    than (possibly) allowing the TW2002 door to run? What actual
    advantage(s) does it offer over the original dosemu?



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  • From Ryan Fantus@VERT to Gamgee on Sat Oct 21 10:01:09 2023
    Can someone remind me why it's good/beneficial to run dosemu2, other
    than (possibly) allowing the TW2002 door to run? What actual advantage(s) does it offer over the original dosemu?

    I think TW2002 and Darkland were the two doors I couldn't run in dosemu and could in dosemu2, and also pkunzip had a problem in dosemu without DPMI (which has a decent workaround if I remember correctly).

    In an ideal world, dosemu and dosemu2 could be installed alongside one another. I'm just not sure if that's feasible.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Gamgee on Sat Oct 21 10:04:33 2023
    Re: Re: dosemu2 configuration instructions
    By: Gamgee to Nightfox on Sat Oct 21 2023 12:53 am

    Can someone remind me why it's good/beneficial to run dosemu2, other than (possibly) allowing the TW2002 door to run? What actual advantage(s) does it offer over the original dosemu?

    TW2002 is really the only reason I wanted to update to dosemu2. I haven't really looked into the new features it adds over the original dosemu. I don't think the original dosemu is maintained anymore though, so it wouldn't receive any bug fixes etc..

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Ryan Fantus on Sat Oct 21 14:47:25 2023
    Re: Re: dosemu2 configuration instructions
    By: Ryan Fantus to Gamgee on Sat Oct 21 2023 10:01 am

    I think TW2002 and Darkland were the two doors I couldn't run in dosemu and could in dosemu2, and also pkunzip had a problem in dosemu without DPMI (which has a decent workaround if I remember correctly).

    I'd think there are probably some rare cases where you'd need to run the DOS pkunzip these days. There are modern programs for zipping & unzipping that run natively on modern operating systems.

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  • From Ryan Fantus@VERT to Nightfox on Sun Oct 22 12:02:17 2023
    I'd think there are probably some rare cases where you'd need to run the DOS pkunzip these days. There are modern programs for zipping &
    unzipping that run natively on modern operating systems.

    I believe it's still necessary for DOS based interbbs games in most cases.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Ryan Fantus on Sun Oct 22 14:02:18 2023
    Re: Re: dosemu2 configuration instructions
    By: Ryan Fantus to Nightfox on Sun Oct 22 2023 12:02 pm

    I'd think there are probably some rare cases where you'd need to run the
    DOS pkunzip these days. There are modern programs for zipping &
    unzipping that run natively on modern operating systems.

    I believe it's still necessary for DOS based interbbs games in most cases.

    Yes, though you can use a modern native program to zip and unzip the archives. Only the actual game and its maintenance software would need to be run in a DOS emulator. Why would you need to use the DOS pkunzip?

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  • From Ryan Fantus@VERT to Nightfox on Sun Oct 22 21:35:47 2023
    Yes, though you can use a modern native program to zip and unzip the archives. Only the actual game and its maintenance software would need
    to be run in a DOS emulator. Why would you need to use the DOS pkunzip?

    I'm pretty sure some of the interbbs games rely on using pkzip/pkunzip so it's not really an option.

    In any case, the DPMI issue has a workaround so it is possible to use either in original dosemu if needed. :)

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  • From nelgin@VERT/EOTLBBS to Nightfox on Mon Oct 23 01:51:22 2023
    Re: Re: dosemu2 configuration instructions
    By: Nightfox to Gamgee on Sat Oct 21 2023 10:04:33

    TW2002 is really the only reason I wanted to update to dosemu2. I haven't really looked into the new features it adds over the original dosemu. I don't think the original dosemu is maintained anymore though, so it wouldn't receive any bug fixes etc..

    There are other games like Yankee Trader that wont run under dosemu and, as you say, dosemu is not maintained whereas dosemu2 is actively maintained and the author has his good days. :) I have put together a package that contains pretty much everything you need to get dosemu2 working, including a bunch of dos tools, exe fixers and the like.

    https://www.endofthelinebbs.com/dosemu2.tar.gz
    There'a a https://www.endofthelinebbs.com/dosemu2.txt that has some more detail.

    And Nightfox gets credit for putting most of this together. I tweaked things a bit and added some more stuff. All the files you're going to need to get dosemu2 running are there.

    That said, I've reported issues where DOS programs work in a virtual environment that don't support /dev/kvm but not in those that do support /dev/kvm due to timing issues. The dosemu2 author will often help with patching such games.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to nelgin on Mon Oct 23 02:24:37 2023
    Re: Re: dosemu2 configuration instructions
    By: nelgin to Nightfox on Mon Oct 23 2023 01:51 am

    so it wouldn't receive any bug fixes etc..

    There are other games like Yankee Trader that wont run under dosemu and, as you say, dosemu is not maintained whereas dosemu2 is actively maintained and the author has his good days. :) I have put together a package that contains pretty much everything you need to get dosemu2 working, including a bunch of


    there are always going to be doorgames that will run or won't run with this or that. the important thing is to cull the ones that arent worth it.

    yankee trader isn't a popular doorgame with users and probably would only be on display for historical purposes where said users would pop in and exit quickly.
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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to NELGIN on Mon Oct 23 09:37:00 2023
    There are other games like Yankee Trader that wont run under dosemu and,

    YT does work with dosemu in situations where you are running a dos bbs and
    the bbs is running in the same dosemu session.

    As we are talking specifically about Synchronet, I offer this only as an
    aside.


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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MRO on Mon Oct 23 09:39:00 2023
    yankee trader isn't a popular doorgame with users and probably would only be o
    display for historical purposes where said users would pop in and exit quickly

    It is on my dos bbs. It and OOII are the only two doors where I have
    routine players. TW2002 gets ignored, and the LORD players come and go.


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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Dumas Walker on Tue Oct 24 01:01:04 2023
    Re: Re: dosemu2 configuration
    By: Dumas Walker to MRO on Mon Oct 23 2023 09:39 am

    yankee trader isn't a popular doorgame with users and probably would only be o
    display for historical purposes where said users would pop in and exit quickly

    It is on my dos bbs. It and OOII are the only two doors where I have routine players. TW2002 gets ignored, and the LORD players come and go.

    yeah there's a few people that go to all the bbses and play ooii.
    I had the author setup custom games on one of my bbses. we used to both run datastream bbs after the sysop died.

    so why would yankee trader only work in dosemu if it is executed through a dos bbs?
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  • From nelgin@VERT/EOTLBBS to Dumas Walker on Tue Oct 24 03:22:23 2023
    Re: Re: dosemu2 configuration
    By: Dumas Walker to NELGIN on Mon Oct 23 2023 09:37:00

    YT does work with dosemu in situations where you are running a dos bbs and the bbs is running in the same dosemu session.

    I think this is the first time anyone has brought up running a dos BBS under dosemu. I thought we were talking about synchronet here, or do I have to do a disclaimer for every possible sitution?
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  • From fusion@VERT/CFBBS to nelgin on Tue Oct 24 14:48:00 2023
    On 24 Oct 2023, nelgin said the following...

    I think this is the first time anyone has brought up running a dos BBS under dosemu. I thought we were talking about synchronet here, or do I have to do a disclaimer for every possible sitution?

    convenient you didn't quote this part:

    As we are talking specifically about Synchronet, I offer this only as an aside.

    do you know what 'aside' means? :)

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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MRO on Tue Oct 24 08:28:00 2023
    so why would yankee trader only work in dosemu if it is executed through a dos
    bs?

    I have no idea about that one. I was actually shocked that it doesn't work
    on dosemu on other systems.

    Well, I take that back. Now that I think of it, I have "held" an older
    version of dosemu so that it doesn't get upgraded. TW2002 works here under
    it, too, so that could be the only reason I am able to get YT to work also.

    I didn't try running YT under the newer version that TW2002 didn't work
    with, so I cannot say for sure it does still work.

    That is my bad.


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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to NELGIN on Tue Oct 24 08:28:00 2023
    YT does work with dosemu in situations where you are running a dos bbs and the bbs is running in the same dosemu session.

    I think this is the first time anyone has brought up running a dos BBS under d
    emu. I thought we were talking about synchronet here, or do I have to do a dis
    aimer for every possible sitution?

    No.


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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to nelgin on Wed Oct 25 00:04:05 2023
    Re: Re: dosemu2 configuration
    By: nelgin to Dumas Walker on Tue Oct 24 2023 03:22 am


    I think this is the first time anyone has brought up running a dos BBS under dosemu. I thought we were talking about synchronet here, or do I have to do a disclaimer for every possible sitution?


    there are sysops who run older bbs packages under synchronet as a door
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  • From nelgin@VERT/EOTLBBS to fusion on Wed Oct 25 00:26:18 2023
    Re: Re: dosemu2 configuration
    By: fusion to nelgin on Tue Oct 24 2023 14:48:00

    do you know what 'aside' means? :)

    Do you know what MYOFB means?
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  • From Ner@VERT/NERBBS to Dumas Walker on Tue Oct 24 23:42:29 2023
    Re: Re: dosemu2 configuration
    By: Dumas Walker to NELGIN on Tue Oct 24 2023 08:28 am

    To bring it back to Synchronet, I fonud that I had to make a change to dosemu with the latest and greatest of dosemu2 so that it wouldn't brint all kinds of dos info before running a door. Dosemu2 has a wrapper script which has a -quiet option. I placed what the quiet option does into dosemu.ini and all the junk went away. Command to add to dosemu.ini in the cmd key is
    -tDE -exec 2>/dev/null

    Otherwise, I get lots of bad for you dos banner stuff. If anyone has a better idea of how to do this without this stuff, let me know. All I know is that it works, every time, or has worked. I just got bre interbbs to work under dosemu2. If anyone would like those instructions, please let me know. It involves symbollic links and capitalization of directories. Again, it works, and that's all I care about.

    NER

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to nelgin on Wed Oct 25 01:42:54 2023
    Re: Re: dosemu2 configuration
    By: nelgin to fusion on Wed Oct 25 2023 12:26 am

    Re: Re: dosemu2 configuration
    By: fusion to nelgin on Tue Oct 24 2023 14:48:00

    do you know what 'aside' means? :)

    Do you know what MYOFB means?


    are you telling someone to mind their own business in a public forum?
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  • From nelgin@VERT/EOTLBBS to Ner on Mon Oct 30 02:58:49 2023
    Re: Re: dosemu2 configuration
    By: Ner to Dumas Walker on Tue Oct 24 2023 23:42:29

    To bring it back to Synchronet, I fonud that I had to make a change to dosemu with the latest and greatest of dosemu2 so that it wouldn't brint all kinds of dos info before running a door. Dosemu2 has a wrapper script which has a -quiet option. I placed what the quiet option does into dosemu.ini and all the junk went away. Command to add to dosemu.ini in the cmd key is
    -tDE -exec 2>/dev/null

    Are you using ubuntu and dosemu2 from ppa?
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  • From Nigel Reed@VERT to Dumas Walker on Sun Dec 10 04:43:46 2023
    Re: Re: dosemu2 configuration
    By: Dumas Walker to NELGIN on Mon Oct 23 2023 09:37:00

    There are other games like Yankee Trader that wont run under dosemu and,

    YT does work with dosemu in situations where you are running a dos bbs and the bbs is running in the same dosemu session.

    Ok, there's the odd exception, but I would say the majority of Synchronet sysops are not running YT on a DOS version of Synchronet in dosemu :)

    As we are talking specifically about Synchronet, I offer this only as an aside.

    Noted.
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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to NIGEL REED on Sun Dec 10 10:23:00 2023
    Ok, there's the odd exception, but I would say the majority of Synchronet sysop
    are not running YT on a DOS version of Synchronet in dosemu :)

    I would agree, although there was one fellow trying to get the last version
    of DOS Synchronet running who was posting about it not too long ago. But, yeah, he is probably in the minority. :D


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  • From nelgin@VERT/EOTLBBS to Dumas Walker on Sun Dec 10 18:45:41 2023
    Re: Re: dosemu2 configuration
    By: Dumas Walker to NIGEL REED on Sun Dec 10 2023 10:23:00

    I would agree, although there was one fellow trying to get the last version of DOS Synchronet running who was posting about it not too long ago. But, yeah, he is probably in the minority. :D


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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANTIR to nelgin on Sun Dec 10 19:45:00 2023
    nelgin wrote to Dumas Walker <=-

    Re: Re: dosemu2 configuration
    By: Dumas Walker to NIGEL REED on Sun Dec 10 2023 10:23:00

    I would agree, although there was one fellow trying to get the last version of DOS Synchronet running who was posting about it not too long ago. But, yeah, he is probably in the minority. :D

    Are you thinking of Mortafis? If so, he's no longer working on
    that project ;(

    Probably referring to Hobo; he was running v2.30 on a Wyse thin-client computer. Was a regular on IRC and then he wasn't... Not sure why.



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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to NELGIN on Mon Dec 11 11:05:00 2023
    I would agree, although there was one fellow trying to get the last version of DOS Synchronet running who was posting about it not too long ago. But, yeah, he is probably in the minority. :D


    Are you thinking of Mortafis? If so, he's no longer working on that project ;(

    I don't remember the name, so it could have been. Sorry to hear that.


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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Dumas Walker on Tue Dec 12 06:03:25 2023
    Re: Re: dosemu2 configuration
    By: Dumas Walker to NELGIN on Mon Dec 11 2023 11:05 am

    I would agree, although there was one fellow trying to get the last version of DOS Synchronet running who was posting about it not too long ago. But, yeah, he is probably in the minority. :D


    Are you thinking of Mortafis? If so, he's no longer working on that project ;(

    I don't remember the name, so it could have been. Sorry to hear that.


    i got worse news. he's dead.
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  • From Dumas Walker@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MRO on Tue Dec 12 09:11:00 2023
    I would agree, although there was one fellow trying to get the last version of DOS Synchronet running who was posting about it not too long ago. But, yeah, he is probably in the minority. :D

    Are you thinking of Mortafis? If so, he's no longer working on that project
    ;(

    I don't remember the name, so it could have been. Sorry to hear that.

    i got worse news. he's dead.

    Shucks, that is bad. ;(


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  • From Digital Man@VERT to MRO on Tue Dec 12 14:38:08 2023
    Re: Re: dosemu2 configuration
    By: MRO to Dumas Walker on Tue Dec 12 2023 06:03 am

    Re: Re: dosemu2 configuration
    By: Dumas Walker to NELGIN on Mon Dec 11 2023 11:05 am

    I would agree, although there was one fellow trying to get the last version of DOS Synchronet running who was posting about it not too long ago. But, yeah, he is probably in the minority. :D


    Are you thinking of Mortafis? If so, he's no longer working on that project ;(

    I don't remember the name, so it could have been. Sorry to hear that.


    i got worse news. he's dead.

    Indeed. RIP Mortifis:
    https://wiki.synchro.net/wiki:user:mortifis
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Dumas Walker on Tue Dec 12 16:10:41 2023
    Re: Re: dosemu2 configuration
    By: Dumas Walker to MRO on Tue Dec 12 2023 09:11 am


    Are you thinking of Mortafis? If so, he's no longer working on that project
    ;(

    I don't remember the name, so it could have been. Sorry to hear that.

    i got worse news. he's dead.

    Shucks, that is bad. ;(


    yeah it's too bad.
    https://wiki.synchro.net/wiki:user:mortifis

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Digital Man on Wed Dec 13 13:36:55 2023
    Re: Re: dosemu2 configuration
    By: Digital Man to MRO on Tue Dec 12 2023 02:38 pm


    i got worse news. he's dead.

    Indeed. RIP Mortifis:
    https://wiki.synchro.net/wiki:user:mortifis


    he was a good guy. and being a truck driver is a hard essential profession that gives you little or no time to do things for your hobbies and your family.
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