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by MugenFighter
Tue May 23, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Probably a stupid question, but...
Replies: 2
Views: 9562

Re: Probably a stupid question, but...

If ReactOS's NTVDM uses an emulated CPU core than how is it different from DOSBox? I have no problem with ReactOS's NTVDM, but I am curious. First of all, our NTVDM uses our own (well, Aleksandar Andrejevic's own :) ) emulated CPU (called "Fast486"), which is currently an interpreter-type CPU emula...
by MugenFighter
Tue May 23, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Probably a stupid question, but...
Replies: 2
Views: 9562

Probably a stupid question, but...

If ReactOS's NTVDM uses an emulated CPU core than how is it different from DOSBox? I have no problem with ReactOS's NTVDM, but I am curious.
by MugenFighter
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Quick probably stupid question...
Replies: 1
Views: 5489

Quick probably stupid question...

Okay, so I'm a programmer. How should I let people know my program is compatible with ReactOS? Should I use the major build, or the nightly build?
by MugenFighter
Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: ReactOS on commercial computers
Replies: 4
Views: 7986

Re: ReactOS on commercial computers

erkinalp wrote:ReactOS is a reimplementation of Windows but is not Windows.
I think I was trying to get at that it will be just as good as Windows, if not better, but doesn't have the cost.
by MugenFighter
Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: ReactOS on commercial computers
Replies: 4
Views: 7986

Re: ReactOS on commercial computers

PurpleGurl wrote:I don't see why not. Similar goes for older hardware.
Will it's official, ReactOS is Windows without the cost or something... Not sure where I was going now.
by MugenFighter
Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: ReactOS on commercial computers
Replies: 4
Views: 7986

ReactOS on commercial computers

I was thinking, some of the cheaper laptops and computers come with either FreeDOS or Linux due to them not having to pay a licensing fee to install it. Does anyone think that once version 1.0 comes out that ReactOS might have a similar use?
by MugenFighter
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: EPIC WIN!
Replies: 1266
Views: 1153250

Re: EPIC WIN!

This is because ReactOS runs DOS applications on an emulated CPU core, rather than natively on the host CPU, and emulation has a lot of processor overhead. (Running it inside a VM is even slower, an emulator within an emulator.) For the vast majority of old DOS programs this is totally fine because...
by MugenFighter
Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: EPIC WIN!
Replies: 1266
Views: 1153250

Re: EPIC WIN!

DOS media player shouldn't require much RAM, and almost certainly not more than 16mb (the practical limit of DOS extenders of the day). But I've noticed that even for trivial tasks, ROS sometimes uses 100% of CPU and takes a long time to get past it, such as loading a file larger than about 32k int...
by MugenFighter
Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Possibilities For NTVDM and other Sub-Systems
Replies: 35
Views: 51259

Re: Possibilities For NTVDM and other Sub-Systems

@MugenFighter: yes, WOW16 is related to NTVDM (with a bunch of wowexec.exe/wow32.dll stuff under Windows), but seems nobody is working on it yet (however if someone if willing to implement it, we accept patches :D) I can't implement it, but if anyone is willing to, here is some info on a Win16 emul...
by MugenFighter
Sat Mar 04, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: EPIC WIN!
Replies: 1266
Views: 1153250

Re: EPIC WIN!

QV Pro 2.61 (a MS-DOS/FreeDOS media player) starts up and attempted to play a video, but the result was that it skipped almost all frames and took a couple of seconds to update the frame. Basically a normal video ended up looking like a slide show of random frames. Minor win I guess. Edit: It might ...
by MugenFighter
Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Possibilities For NTVDM and other Sub-Systems
Replies: 35
Views: 51259

Re: Possibilities For NTVDM and other Sub-Systems

erkinalp wrote:ENIW: GNU/Linux binary format interpreter and related subsystems for ReactOS
ENIW Now in Windows
What about a Win16 subsystem? Or would that just be part of the NTVDM subsystem?

Edit: If ENIW gets finished, would it work with Windows XP?
by MugenFighter
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Possibilities For NTVDM and other Sub-Systems
Replies: 35
Views: 51259

Re: Possibilities For NTVDM and other Sub-Systems

erkinalp wrote:
MugenFighter wrote:So, improved Web connective capabilities?
ReactOS equivalent of WSL.
Sorry, I just googled it.
by MugenFighter
Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: EPIC WIN!
Replies: 1266
Views: 1153250

Re: EPIC WIN!

I just got C64 Forever and Amiga Forever to run with the same configuration (with CD/DVD images instead of floppies of course).
by MugenFighter
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion and Feedback
Topic: ReactOS NTVDM and FreeDOS
Replies: 1
Views: 2774

ReactOS NTVDM and FreeDOS

A couple of years ago I posted on the Epic Win Thread that FreeDOS 1.0 could boot up with ReactOS 0.3.9's NTVDM. Is it possible that such a feature could help the users or developers of ReactOS? Also should such a think be tested more?
by MugenFighter
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: ReactOS's Documentation
Replies: 3
Views: 6631

Re: ReactOS's Documentation

Z98 wrote:The closest thing we have is https://www.reactos.org/wiki/Techwiki:Main
Okay, thanks! Guess I'm only mostly an idiot [just kidding].