[vcf-midatlantic] Running Windows 1.04 in emulation

Richard Cini rich.cini at verizon.net
Thu Apr 28 22:39:28 EDT 2016

To follow-up on this:

	*  I found my 720k disks which appear to be PS/2 versions because the only video adapters listed are
		Display Adapter or 8514/a, PS/2 30, 50, 60, 80. Only the PS/2-30 display works, and only in 
		B&W mode.
	*  This version has a PS/2 mouse option. With this option selected, the mouse works fine.

	This configuration isn’t stable and the screen garbles eventually. Host is VirtualBox on OS X.

	So, I then took the Windows 2.03 mouse driver file (mouse) and copied it to the Win104 disk. Mouse now works but in VirtualBox OS X, there is a hard crash and the screen garbles. On the PC version, it works just fine. Not sure what’s up with that. 

	Back to Parallels using the same driver substitution as above. Running the DOS mouse driver that comes with the SDK (6.03) and it works just fine. The tracking is a bit fast, but it works. I’m using 64mb of RAM, a 64mb hard disk image (two 32mb partitions) and Compaq DOS 3.31. Pick “Microsoft Mouse (bus/serial)” and “EGA (memory >64k)” when building Windows. 

	Further, there appears to be a minor incompatibility or other anomaly between the OS X and PC versions of VirtualBox. I need to try on Bochs.


Rich Cini

On 4/28/16, 9:14 AM, "vcf-midatlantic on behalf of Richard Cini via vcf-midatlantic" <vcf-midatlantic-bounces at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org on behalf of vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

>The mouse drivers I'm using are at the DOS level as well. Version 6.03 right from the SDK, installed from config.sys. 
>I also downloaded versions 7.04 and 8.20 (all DOS drivers). I think Corey was referring to patching the Windows install with a later Windows system driver that's PS/2 aware.
>I will do an install of 1.04 on a real PC tonight with a PS/2 mouse and see if it works. 
>I just googled the "collegiate kit disks" and nothing useful comes up. 
>Sent from my iPhone
>On Apr 28, 2016, at 8:59 AM, william degnan via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>> My Win 1.04 for PS/2 loads mouse drivers at the DOS level I thought, not on
>> at "Windows Level" noting Win 1 is just a DOS application sitting on DOS
>> 3.3 (for my system).  It may be that you need the "Collegiate Kit" disks
>> for virtual boxes, with two virtual a and b drives.
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