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by DOSGuy
Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS + QEMU -> Emscripten/JS potential?
Replies: 2
Views: 5213

Re: ReactOS + QEMU -> Emscripten/JS potential?

If it could be done, it would be slow as hell. There's a huge performance penalty when you emulate anything. Linux (until recently) can run on a 386, so tiny core Linux distros with tiny system requirements are possible. ReactOS has low system requirements, relatively speaking, but nothing like thos...
by DOSGuy
Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: distrowatch
Replies: 18
Views: 43962

Re: distrowatch

Dude, can you never let anything go? It's like if anyone in the world disagrees with you, you have a compulsive need to argue with them. You received a warning -- which the forum administrators have a right to issue -- so heed the warning and move on with your life. Or do you intend to argue until y...
by DOSGuy
Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: [SUGGESTION] DVD-Audio support
Replies: 18
Views: 14885

Re: [SUGGESTION] DVD-Audio support

I've never actually seen a DVD-Audio disc. Or even a SACD for that matter. Do you have any DVD-A discs?
by DOSGuy
Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: About ReactOS 0.4
Replies: 184
Views: 159917

Re: About ReactOS 0.4

erkinalp wrote:Smaller registers are still available in x86_64.
Indeed they are, but the CPU can't enter Virtual 8086 mode while in Long Mode. That doesn't stop Wine from running 16-bit software on 64-bit Linux.
by DOSGuy
Fri Nov 14, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: About ReactOS 0.4
Replies: 184
Views: 159917

Re: About ReactOS 0.4

As a person who runs a retro gaming website and uses a 64-bit version of Windows, 32-bit programs that have 16-bit installers are a constant headache. I would absolutely love it if ReactOS supported 16-bit installers, and retained that support in the eventual 64-bit version. That would be a big adva...
by DOSGuy
Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: 512 GB SD memory card and ReactOS?
Replies: 6
Views: 9983

Re: 512 GB SD memory card and ReactOS?

Careful about that first one! Standard PATA uses 40 pins; laptops used 44 pin connectors that combined the power and data cables. That would be fine for adding an SD drive to a laptop, but it won't work on a desktop unless you buy an adapter.
by DOSGuy
Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: what do you think of Windows 10
Replies: 29
Views: 71040

Re: what do you think of Windows 10

But since not everything that worked on 95 works on 98 and vice versa, it also means if they cover 'both' with one check, they did not make any distinction between the two. So they didn't care what programs checked for '9' then. Both programs are pretty obsolete, and not many modern programs (MS ca...
by DOSGuy
Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: what do you think of Windows 10
Replies: 29
Views: 71040

Re: what do you think of Windows 10

In fact, if what you said above were true, they couldn't have released win 98, because they had already used win 95. It has a high likelihood of being bullocks, thus. It's because of the fact that there was both a Windows 95 and a Windows 98 that programmers searched for an OS string starting with ...
by DOSGuy
Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: what do you think of Windows 10
Replies: 29
Views: 71040

Re: what do you think of Windows 10

Apparently skipping 9 may be more than just a marketing gimmick. Several sites have picked up on the story that, because some programs may search for an OS name starting with "Windows 9" to determine if you're using Windows 95 or 98, Windows 9 could have been detected as Windows 9x and either refuse...
by DOSGuy
Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: 512 GB SD memory card and ReactOS?
Replies: 6
Views: 9983

Re: 512 GB SD memory card and ReactOS?

ROS will install on a much smaller drive than that! The question of whether or not you can boot from ReactOS on an SD card depends on how the SD card is connecting to your computer. Most SD cards connect via USB, which is a problem at the moment. CompactFlash is internally PATA, and there were inexp...
by DOSGuy
Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: About ReactOS 0.4
Replies: 184
Views: 159917

Re: About ReactOS 0.4

I am solidly of the opinion that v1.0 will be released sometime in the 21st Century. I make no predictions about the release dates for 0.4 and 0.3.17, but I expect them in the early part of the 21st Century. Sorry we can't be more specific than that. How to speed up the process: Donate money so that...
by DOSGuy
Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS 0.0.17
Replies: 10
Views: 5566

Re: ReactOS 0.0.17

I include every version of each game on my website, whenever possible. Some visitors like to see how the game evolved over time, sometimes older versions had features that were dropped from later versions, and sometimes older versions had bugs that were fun to exploit. I suspect the OP is simply cur...
by DOSGuy
Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Number pad support?
Replies: 31
Views: 22035

Re: Number pad support?

There is no registry setting to enable the numeric keypad, it should just work. If it doesn't work for you, please consider creating a bug report through JIRA. The devs are unlikely to be able to diagnose your problem without more detailed information.
by DOSGuy
Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: games on ROS
Replies: 45
Views: 37468

Re: games on ROS

Yes, something like 70 or 90 years. I don't think there is any software in existence that has fallen into the public domain solely due to 'old age'. (since software ain't around for that long). Correction, copyright expires a numbers of years after the owner dies or disappears . And in the case of ...
by DOSGuy
Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:50 am
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: Have you any persistent bug(s) that irritate you?
Replies: 36
Views: 20604

Re: Have you any persistent bug(s) that irritate you?

PurpleGurl wrote:Likewise 3.1 was not in the NT family.
Actually, the was a Windows NT 3.1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_NT_3.1

Man are we ever off-topic.