Re: [Freedos-devel] Incompatibility issue due to FreeCom Dir command's output layout and Dosbox kernel limitations

2017-02-18 Thread Eric Auer
For some extra details about the COUNTRY settings idea :-) > if the DOSBOX simulated DOS kernel is missing country functionality > and you do not want to boot freedos (because you do not want to use > diskimages) then you could load a TSR which answers COUNTRY requests > by freecom command.com

Re: [Freedos-devel] Incompatibility issue due to FreeCom Dir command's output layout and Dosbox kernel limitations

2017-02-18 Thread Denis St-Lau
Hi Eric, Thanks for your answer. I agree it would be far better using a switch to avoid recompiling the FreeCOM command.com but after my research I concluded DOSBOX do not offer these country settings and is missing any config.sys functionality. I've read they are not very interested in adding

Re: [Freedos-devel] Incompatibility issue due to FreeCom Dir command's output layout and Dosbox kernel limitations

2017-02-18 Thread Steve Nickolas
On Sun, 19 Feb 2017, Eric Auer wrote: > Bonsoir Denis, > > if the DOSBOX simulated DOS kernel is missing country functionality > and you do not want to boot freedos (because you do not want to use > diskimages) then you could load a TSR which answers COUNTRY requests > by freecom command.com with

Re: [Freedos-devel] Incompatibility issue due to FreeCom Dir command's output layout and Dosbox kernel limitations

2017-02-18 Thread Steve Nickolas
On Sat, 18 Feb 2017, Denis St-Lau wrote: Hi all, There is an incompatibility issue with the "File Selection" dialogs of one of our legacy engineering MS-DOS programs. We don't have the source code of the program but I know it was written in Borland Turbo-Basic a long time ago. For years I

Re: [Freedos-devel] Incompatibility issue due to FreeCom Dir command's output layout and Dosbox kernel limitations

2017-02-18 Thread Denis St-Lau
Bonjour Steve and Eric, Actually I don't already know how to use VDOS, VMSMOUNT, DISPLAY, MODE CON, DEVLOAD and "int 21h function AH=38h" TSR tool. These are good hints that I will explore. I believe the codepage 863 is not mandatory: the default 437 is probably sufficient. I have DOSEMU at

Re: [Freedos-devel] Incompatibility issue due to FreeCom Dir command's output layout and Dosbox kernel limitations

2017-02-18 Thread Eric Auer
Bonsoir Denis, if the DOSBOX simulated DOS kernel is missing country functionality and you do not want to boot freedos (because you do not want to use diskimages) then you could load a TSR which answers COUNTRY requests by freecom command.com with country preferences of your choice :-) Dosbox

[Freedos-devel] Incompatibility issue due to FreeCom Dir command's output layout and Dosbox kernel limitations

2017-02-18 Thread Denis St-Lau
Hi all, There is an incompatibility issue with the "File Selection" dialogs of one of our legacy engineering MS-DOS programs. We don't have the source code of the program but I know it was written in Borland Turbo-Basic a long time ago. For years I thought it was a flaw in the FreeDOS

Re: [Freedos-devel] Incompatibility issue due to FreeCom Dir command's output layout and Dosbox kernel limitations

2017-02-18 Thread Eric Auer
Hi Denis, you write that for getting 2 digit, AM/PM, space 1000s sep DIR output from freecom, you use SET DIRCMD=/-4 but failed to find a way to set COUNTRY to 002,863,c:\fdos\bin\country.sys in the context of DOSBOX. I still think it would be a lot easier to find out how to change DOSBOX