I’ve tried DOSemu with the Orca screenreader before. it could read the screen 
in terminal or dumb mode, but for some reason, when new text scrolled into the 
screen, the screenreader read the whole screen. Haven’t had a chance to try 
this with speakup, and right now I doubt I could anyway since I somehow busted 
my speech dispatcher and my Orca’s pretty much dead.
I believe VMWare is trying to emulate a Sound Blaster 16, or that’s what it 
says on the vmx file. I haven’t looked up much info about the soundcard under 
DOS though. What I do know is that VMWare does try to use a PC speaker, and 
windows doesn’t let it do that. For most vintage audiogames the PC speaker 
beeps are used to help you aim so they’re sort of important.


> On 12 Jan 2015, at 20:24, Eric Auer <e.a...@jpberlin.de> wrote:
> 
> 
> Hi Guillem,
> 
>> In response to Eric, I have tried DOSemu and I did manage to get the
>> serial ports to work. I had a few problems with it, though. Neither the
>> PC speaker or the Sound Blaster worked. To be honest I’m not sure if the
>> netbook I was running it on has a PC speaker anyways.
> 
> Normally, Dosemu uses the soundcard of your PC, not the
> built-in speaker, and emulates a Sound Blaster for DOS.
> 
>> Another one of my problems with DOSemu is that, for some reason, when i
>> tried to use my DOS screenreader's review mode, the either the emulator
>> or the reader crashed. I can’t get out of review mode and my only way
>> out is by exiting the emulator. I could of course use terminal or dumb
>> mode but those don’t like some of the games I’ve tried, such as Eamon
>> Deluxe.
> 
> My suggestion was to use not a screen reader for DOS, but
> to use a screen reader for Linux. When you then run a DOS
> game in dosemu, the screen reader should be able to read
> that, too. It can help to use the text-only mode of dosemu,
> which is admittedly less cool than the graphical xdosemu.
> 
>> My most stable alternative right now is my Windows 3.1 VMWare virtual
>> machine, which actually works pretty well both in DOS and Windows mode,
> 
> Interesting idea!
> 
>> except for the sound blaster which only works inside Windows. I might
>> postpone the dualboot until a better alternative is available since I
>> don’t think I’ll purchase a new laptop just for this.
> 
> The so-called Sound Blaster PCI and Sound Blaster Live came
> with their own DOS software which emulates a Sound Blaster:
> Despite the name, those PCI sound cards actually have more
> AC97 style hardware, so their DOS support only works through
> their DOS TSR "driver" which seems to work quite okay once
> you get it to work... Of course this does not help you for
> a laptop, as you cannot exchange the soundcard there. Also,
> I am not aware of DOS SoundBlaster emulation drivers for USB
> sound sticks. Beyond the suggested dosemu and dosbox trick.
> 
> Regards, Eric
> 
> 
> 
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