Universal iDOS 2 - DOS Emulator (by Litchie)

Discussion in 'iPhone and iPad Games' started by litchie, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. TommyIII

    TommyIII Well-Known Member

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    ^^^ Thanks great post. Can't let this thread die. Been testing programs and will post a good list later. :cool:
     
  2. yeah yeah

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    just beat Police Quest 2. no issues.
     
  3. Danilofc

    Danilofc New Member

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    windows 95

    Hi, its possible to install win 95? i d'like to install not run a img...

    thanks
     
  4. Rixx

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    Running an image is installing the program from a CD image, you _are_ installing Win95.

    It will take an iPAD or iPhone4/iPod 4th gen, from what I understand, as my 3rd gen iPod is just not fast enough.

    Use the configs and image/iso mounting commands posted in this thread earlier and it should work.

    Rixx
     
  5. thewiirocks

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    He's talking about the .IMG file of Win95 that was distributed earlier in this thread. It's a complete installation of the OS.

    To answer the question, I do not believe you can install Windows 95 sans an IMG file. DOSBox emulates the FAT filesystem prior to the introduction of long filenames. Since Windows 95 cannot operate without long filenames, it's a near certainty that Win95 will not run on vanilla DOSBox.

    The reason why the IMG file works is that Windows is able to format it with its own filesystem; thereby avoiding the problem with the 8.3 file lengths.
     
  6. Teknikal

    Teknikal Well-Known Member

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    I don't see any reason you couldn't do a proper install of win 95 inside Idos to be honest although I've no CD to try it myself but Win 95 was always installed despite being on top of DOS with it's 8,3 file names.

    What I'd suggest trying is copying the setup files from the CD into a folder and running the setup from there. I think it would work but with the lack of internet I don't really see much use for it personally.

    I'm curious myself to be honest but not to the extent I'll hunt down a CD and try it.
     
  7. Triver

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    hi there, itunes says that this app isnt aviable in my country...can i or the developers do anything so that i can also get it?
    i would really like to have dos on my ipod :p
     
  8. scarypharaoh

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    Jailbreak
     
  9. Triver

    Triver Member

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    well, except jailbreak because my ipod is brand new and i dont want to loose my warranty or maybe even break it
     
  10. thewiirocks

    thewiirocks Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, but Windows 95 never installed on a DOS version with 8.3 filenames. Win95 shipped with a special version of DOS (DOS 7.0) that supported long filenames. The support came in the form of the VFAT filesystem which stored two versions of the filename: The 8.3 name and the 255 character name.

    DOS 7.1 (Windows 95 OEM 2) added support for FAT32. FAT32 had the same features, but could format multi-gigabyte hard drives.

    My understanding is that when you booted into Windows 95, DOS took a back seat. Win95 loaded its own protected mode driver for the filesystem, which circumvented the DOS calls. Which poses another challenge for DOSBox that is most easily solved with a disk image.
     
  11. ikemike

    ikemike Well-Known Member

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    As far as we know, does iDOS work on 4.2?
     
  12. Menneisyys

    Menneisyys Well-Known Member

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    It does.
     
  13. Metroplex

    Metroplex Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone give me detailed instruction on how to install and get Warcraft 2 and oblivion: daggerfall to work. I want WC2 to work more than oblivion so if anyone can pm me or even using AIM help me please!

    AIM: metroplexwashere
    Email: [email protected]
     
  14. ikemike

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    To my experience, Daggerfall runs too slow to be playable. It's somewhere around .2-.25 fps, from my experience.
     
  15. Therealtrebitsch

    Therealtrebitsch Well-Known Member

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    Get an US itunes account. You can mmake one in 3 minutes without a credit card.

    Google it, how to do that.
     
  16. Acidbottle

    Acidbottle Well-Known Member

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    then yer outta luck im afraid.

    app was pulled from the store within hours of release.
     
  17. Metroplex

    Metroplex Well-Known Member

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    Then what about WC2 or even WC? I've tried but it won't even load up. It's getting frustrating and no one seems to give any tips on getting it to work...
     
  18. Haephestos

    Haephestos Well-Known Member

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    I have the medium install running fine at about 10fps. The problem is that the iPhone (4) gets very hot after about 10 mins of play. :(
     
  19. ikemike

    ikemike Well-Known Member

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    Odd. What settings did you have it on?
     
  20. Haephestos

    Haephestos Well-Known Member

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    Cycles: max
    Core: Dynamic
    Memsize: 64

    But my drive has a permanent max size of 110mb (a compatibily thing) an that means that I can't install anything bigger than medium. Because it automounts, I can't use the freesize command to change it. Any ideas?
     

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