> My reason for wanting to use Windows 3.1 in  FreeDOS is for some
> very specific apps (yes among them are a couple of bible programs)
> and just having access to some utilities such as Winimage Winzip,
> etc. That said, since 1993 I have always had Compaq DOS/Windows 3.1
> on at least one of my PCs so, I can always fall back to that - just a bit 
> inconvenient.

whatever your reason is: forget it.

this would be a lot of work, and the developers find it more then
'a bit inconvenient' to put much effort in things that they aren't
interested in.

Tom




> On Mon, May 18, 2015 at 8:32 PM, Rugxulo <rugx...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>  
>  On Mon, May 18, 2015 at 4:42 AM, Tom Ehlert <t...@drivesnapshot.de> wrote:
 >>
 >>> Ability to run Windows 3.1 in 386 enhanced mode.
 >>
 >> has been discussed multiple times. conclusion: forget it
>  
>  Okay, but let's be clear here:
>  
>  1). It's proprietary, so it's not redistributable.
>  2). It's old, so most people don't have (nor want) it.
>  3). It used undocumented MS-specific data, so it's fairly hard to be 
> compatible.
>  4). It's harder (maybe impossible) to run on even semi-modern machines
>  due to its own bugs and design limits.
>  
>  However, that doesn't mean it's totally not worth supporting. In fact,
>  I could be wrong (never cared much personally, thus never tested, I
>  prefer "real" DOS, not Win16 GUI apps), but I think DOSBox claims to
>  work with Win 3.x (or maybe even Win95). I know for a fact that DR-DOS
>  7.03 fully works, but I'm not sure about OpenDOS or EDR-DOS.
>  (Obviously those have different licenses, but I know it's not [always]
>  totally illegal to reverse engineer or clean-room, esp. when dealing
>  with explicit compatibility problems like this.)
>  
>  Regarding DOS apps themselves, the only real reason to use Win 3.1
>  would be for something like multitasking (or maybe some obscure
>  drivers??). In that case, it's probably easier to instead just use
>  DOSEMU under Linux.
>  
>  So, summary: it's hard to support but not impossible, but the simple
>  answer is to look elsewhere at pre-existing solutions (or similar).
>  

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