I picked up a copy of EDWIN from this Garbo mirror
(2 weeks or more behind, but that shouldn't matter for an old DOS program.)

It works on my quirkiest PC, even when booting off the original FreeDOS 1.0 CD 
as a live CD.

One thing I will note is that I was CDed into the directory that I unzipped the 
files to.

   CD \

>From there, I could run EDWIN.COM just fine.
Now, at that point, I would get the message about not being able to find the 
overlay file if I were in another directory.

   Overlay file not found

but once I used EDWINST to tell EDWIN where its home directory is, I could run 
EDWIN from any directory.

   (enter, enter ... give the home directory as C:\EDWIN)

 LM -- does EDWIN work when you're CDed into the directory?
If not, does it work after replacing EMM386 with JEMM386?

> Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2009 01:15:36 +0200
> From: aitor...@gmail.com
> To: freedos-user@lists.sourceforge.net
> Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] getting applications working
> Hello,
> 2009/6/6 LM <lme...@yahoo.com>:
> > I had to run the install CD twice to get FreeDOS installed on the hard 
> > drive.  The first time, I tried to pick an image on bootup and the system 
> > locked up.  Second time, I left it as default.  I guess I'm not very 
> > familiar with the programs that installed with FreeDOS (other than the 
> > basic DOS stuff), because I got on and wasn't sure where to get started.  I 
> > have a large cabinet full of legacy hardware and software, so I decided 
> > perhaps I should go back to the programs on DOS I'm most familiar with just 
> > to get going.  My experience was that about half of the ones i tried on 
> > FreeDOS worked.
> "to pick an image on bootup", what do you mean?
> > WordPerfect 6.0 appears to work fine.  Was very happy to see that.  My 
> > favorite DOS programming editor 
> > (ftp://garbo.uwasa.fi/pc/editor/edwin15c.zip) fails and won't run.  Has 
> > anyone been able to get edwin working on FreeDOS?
> A pitty that garbo seems to be unreachable from here right now, if
> someone knows of an alternative download site...
> Aitor
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