>
>
>> The supplied driver probably means "the driver which came with
>> the drive". That would be a reasonable alternative in that case.
>>
>
> Sorry, with supplied driver, I was referring to the optical drive driver
> that comes with FD 1.2 RC2. I believe it is UDVD2.SYS which is loaded in
> AUTOEXEC.BAT file.
>
> I have tried many optical drive drivers under MS-DOS and VIDECDD.SYS is
> what I found to work best with games. Other drivers have issues with
> certain games that use CD Audio, even the OAKCDROM.SYS that comes with
> Windows 98 for example.
>
> But it's easy enough to recommend viewers to swap it out, VIDECDD.SYS can
> be found easily online.
>
>
>>
>> > - Even when replacing the optical drive driver, some CD based games have
>> > issues, such as Fade To Black. To resolve these I had to use MSCDEX.EXE
>> > from Microsoft
>>
>> That surprises me, SHSUCDX is quite feature rich. Would you be
>> interested to investigate those further?
>>
>
> Note that out of the games tested, Fade to Black is the only one that
> displayed different behaviour. I'm not sure how I can help here, it is
> likely something odd that the game executable checks or looks for when
> attempting to play the introduction. The game isn't available on GOG, but
> can be easily "obtained" on the Internet ;)
>
> But I'm just guessing and I am confident that this is a rather isolated
> case.
>
>
>>
>> > - I noticed that start-up menus are not compatible with FreeDOS.
>>
>> We do have start menus, but syntax differs from MS DOS style.
>> As far as I remember, discussion about that years ago had the
>> outcome that config / autoexec differ from MS DOS anyway, as
>> we ship other drivers with other option syntax, so no problem?
>>
>
> Ok no worries, I can just re-write my start-up menu, it's not a big deal :)
>
>
>>
>> > - Took me a while to figure out why FreeDOS wasn't running on my Pentium
>>
>> Please let us know which of our components expects a CPU which
>> is newer than Pentium. I would have expected everything on the
>> ISO to run on 386 or at least "486 DX with PCI" and up. Pentium
>> is really modern for most DOS things. It does lack a time stamp
>> counter, conditional move and all the fancy vector computing of
>> MMX and newer, but I expect VERY few DOS apps to require those.
>>
>> Even for USB or SATA drivers I would expect Pentium to be okay:
>> Of course they can say "no SATA, skipped", but should not crash.
>>
>
> Jerome answer this one nicely, it is easy enough to explain the viewers
> that there is a legacy version. As to what we might be using FreeDOS for,
> it's for gaming. Especially with FAT32 support, there is the ability to go
> past the 120/128 MB limit of MS-DOS 7.1, something people for DOS retro
> "power users". Most 3D DOS games need a Pentium to run well, and when
> playing at higher VESA resolutions, can you have enough power?
>
> But yea, it's easy to explain with the two versions. Using the Legacy ISO
> resolves this, so I'm happy :)
> ‚Äč
>
>>
>> > - Maybe included an option to run FDISK during the installation.
>> > I simply quit the installer and ran it manually.
>>
>> If you ask me, what you did is the best way. It shows that you
>> knew what you were doing and that we included FDISK ;-) I would
>> not try to nudge unskilled users into using risky tools as FDISK.
>>
>
> No worries, that is also straight forward to explain and demonstrate :)
>
>
>>
>> Regards, Eric
>>
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