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Anonymous
May 21, 2005 7:24:58 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

I am currently finishing up a computer I just put together. I have edited
config.NT in Windows XP several times before, with other computers. Only
this time when I add EMM = RAM to config.NT I get the following error
message when I start the DOS prompt:

"Unrecognized command in CONFIG.SYS
Error in CONFIG.SYS line 56"

I have never had this happen before. If you want to get the more advanced
DOS games working in the NTVDM, the EMM = RAM line is imperative.

I figure this is probably some bug introduced by Microsoft's updates. I
have had a similar situation before, when I complained on these boards that
a Toshiba SD-M1502 DVD ROM wasn't working with either cmd.exe or command.com
I discovered after the next critical update to Windows that it was working
in the command prompts.

More about : legacy emm ram bug

Anonymous
May 21, 2005 4:27:50 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

"Mister Scary" <daniel_newhouse@earthlink.net> wrote in message news:etNEyYdXFHA.160@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
|I am currently finishing up a computer I just put together. I have edited
| config.NT in Windows XP several times before, with other computers. Only
| this time when I add EMM = RAM to config.NT I get the following error
| message when I start the DOS prompt:
|
| "Unrecognized command in CONFIG.SYS
| Error in CONFIG.SYS line 56"
|
| I have never had this happen before. If you want to get the more advanced
| DOS games working in the NTVDM, the EMM = RAM line is imperative.
|
| I figure this is probably some bug introduced by Microsoft's updates. I
| have had a similar situation before, when I complained on these boards that
| a Toshiba SD-M1502 DVD ROM wasn't working with either cmd.exe or command.com
| I discovered after the next critical update to Windows that it was working
| in the command prompts.
|
|

Hi Mister,

When a game is a DOS game, it could work using the Multiboot
bootdisk from: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~lpcd/downloads.html
and always check at fileplanet.com to see if there's a patch available.

With DOSBOX you can emulate a DOS computer on your XP desktop:
http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/information.php Or try MS Virtual PC:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/virtualpc/downloads/...
which allows you to install DOS or to run any operating system inside XP.

If you prefer to explore other advanced methods, here are two excellent
tutorials I've found on the subject: http://www.dosgames.com/faq.php and
http://home.earthlink.net/~angeldancer27/XpGameList.htm For sound
issues use: http://www.ece.mcgill.ca/~vromas/vdmsound Good Luck! :-)

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com


Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
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Anonymous
May 21, 2005 4:40:05 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

A DOS boot disk is useless on an NTFS file system. I am well aware of
DOSbox, and it is THE choice for playing the most primitive DOS titles. But
last I checked it doesn't implement some advanced features, like POV hat
(joystick feature) or Soundblaster 16. To do these things there is a
wonderful utility called SoundFX 2000, but it rides piggy back to the NTVDM
and therefore needs it to operate optimally. DOSbox also has the advantage
of being able to run protected mode DOS titles.

"Jimmy S." <nosp@m.pls> wrote in message
news:o 3YmIIiXFHA.3732@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>
> "Mister Scary" <daniel_newhouse@earthlink.net> wrote in message
> news:etNEyYdXFHA.160@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> |I am currently finishing up a computer I just put together. I have
> edited
> | config.NT in Windows XP several times before, with other computers.
> Only
> | this time when I add EMM = RAM to config.NT I get the following error
> | message when I start the DOS prompt:
> |
> | "Unrecognized command in CONFIG.SYS
> | Error in CONFIG.SYS line 56"
> |
> | I have never had this happen before. If you want to get the more
> advanced
> | DOS games working in the NTVDM, the EMM = RAM line is imperative.
> |
> | I figure this is probably some bug introduced by Microsoft's updates. I
> | have had a similar situation before, when I complained on these boards
> that
> | a Toshiba SD-M1502 DVD ROM wasn't working with either cmd.exe or
> command.com
> | I discovered after the next critical update to Windows that it was
> working
> | in the command prompts.
> |
> |
>
> Hi Mister,
>
> When a game is a DOS game, it could work using the Multiboot
> bootdisk from: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~lpcd/downloads.html
> and always check at fileplanet.com to see if there's a patch available.
>
> With DOSBOX you can emulate a DOS computer on your XP desktop:
> http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/information.php Or try MS Virtual PC:
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/virtualpc/downloads/...
> which allows you to install DOS or to run any operating system inside XP.
>
> If you prefer to explore other advanced methods, here are two excellent
> tutorials I've found on the subject: http://www.dosgames.com/faq.php and
> http://home.earthlink.net/~angeldancer27/XpGameList.htm For sound
> issues use: http://www.ece.mcgill.ca/~vromas/vdmsound Good Luck! :-)
>
> --
> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>
>
> Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
> Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call /
> Contact
> MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
> rights.
> _________________________________________________________
>
>
>
>
>
>
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Anonymous
May 21, 2005 4:52:08 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

I found a problem; it still qualifies as a bug. I had added the line
"ECHOCONFIG," which I had not done before. This is a legal line and Windoze
did not complain about its existence. But it made EMM unusable, and it
didn't actually cause any configuration information to be displayed either.

"Mister Scary" <daniel_newhouse@earthlink.net> wrote in message
news:0pJje.11715$CR5.5543@bignews1.bellsouth.net...
>A DOS boot disk is useless on an NTFS file system. I am well aware of
>DOSbox, and it is THE choice for playing the most primitive DOS titles.
>But last I checked it doesn't implement some advanced features, like POV
>hat (joystick feature) or Soundblaster 16. To do these things there is a
>wonderful utility called SoundFX 2000, but it rides piggy back to the NTVDM
>and therefore needs it to operate optimally. DOSbox also has the advantage
>of being able to run protected mode DOS titles.
>
> "Jimmy S." <nosp@m.pls> wrote in message
> news:o 3YmIIiXFHA.3732@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>
>> "Mister Scary" <daniel_newhouse@earthlink.net> wrote in message
>> news:etNEyYdXFHA.160@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> |I am currently finishing up a computer I just put together. I have
>> edited
>> | config.NT in Windows XP several times before, with other computers.
>> Only
>> | this time when I add EMM = RAM to config.NT I get the following error
>> | message when I start the DOS prompt:
>> |
>> | "Unrecognized command in CONFIG.SYS
>> | Error in CONFIG.SYS line 56"
>> |
>> | I have never had this happen before. If you want to get the more
>> advanced
>> | DOS games working in the NTVDM, the EMM = RAM line is imperative.
>> |
>> | I figure this is probably some bug introduced by Microsoft's updates.
>> I
>> | have had a similar situation before, when I complained on these boards
>> that
>> | a Toshiba SD-M1502 DVD ROM wasn't working with either cmd.exe or
>> command.com
>> | I discovered after the next critical update to Windows that it was
>> working
>> | in the command prompts.
>> |
>> |
>>
>> Hi Mister,
>>
>> When a game is a DOS game, it could work using the Multiboot
>> bootdisk from: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~lpcd/downloads.html
>> and always check at fileplanet.com to see if there's a patch available.
>>
>> With DOSBOX you can emulate a DOS computer on your XP desktop:
>> http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/information.php Or try MS Virtual PC:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/virtualpc/downloads/...
>> which allows you to install DOS or to run any operating system inside XP.
>>
>> If you prefer to explore other advanced methods, here are two excellent
>> tutorials I've found on the subject: http://www.dosgames.com/faq.php and
>> http://home.earthlink.net/~angeldancer27/XpGameList.htm For sound
>> issues use: http://www.ece.mcgill.ca/~vromas/vdmsound Good Luck! :-)
>>
>> --
>> Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
>> Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>>
>>
>> Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
>> Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call /
>> Contact
>> MS Support at:
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
>> My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
>> rights.
>> _________________________________________________________
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
Anonymous
May 21, 2005 6:02:18 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

Hi Mister,

The solution would be to format a partition for your legacy pre-NTFS
DOS games in FAT32 format and then use the Multiboot disk. :-)

--
Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com

Visit my MSN Zone.com and Gaming Help Site: http://mvps.org/nibblesnbits
MS Games Help and Support Center: http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=gms
My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any rights.
_________________________________________________________

"Mister Scary" <daniel_newhouse@earthlink.net> wrote in message news:0pJje.11715$CR5.5543@bignews1.bellsouth.net...
|A DOS boot disk is useless on an NTFS file system. I am well aware of
| DOSbox, and it is THE choice for playing the most primitive DOS titles. But
| last I checked it doesn't implement some advanced features, like POV hat
| (joystick feature) or Soundblaster 16. To do these things there is a
| wonderful utility called SoundFX 2000, but it rides piggy back to the NTVDM
| and therefore needs it to operate optimally. DOSbox also has the advantage
| of being able to run protected mode DOS titles.
|
| "Jimmy S." <nosp@m.pls> wrote in message
| news:o 3YmIIiXFHA.3732@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
| >
| > "Mister Scary" <daniel_newhouse@earthlink.net> wrote in message
| > news:etNEyYdXFHA.160@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
| > |I am currently finishing up a computer I just put together. I have
| > edited
| > | config.NT in Windows XP several times before, with other computers.
| > Only
| > | this time when I add EMM = RAM to config.NT I get the following error
| > | message when I start the DOS prompt:
| > |
| > | "Unrecognized command in CONFIG.SYS
| > | Error in CONFIG.SYS line 56"
| > |
| > | I have never had this happen before. If you want to get the more
| > advanced
| > | DOS games working in the NTVDM, the EMM = RAM line is imperative.
| > |
| > | I figure this is probably some bug introduced by Microsoft's updates. I
| > | have had a similar situation before, when I complained on these boards
| > that
| > | a Toshiba SD-M1502 DVD ROM wasn't working with either cmd.exe or
| > command.com
| > | I discovered after the next critical update to Windows that it was
| > working
| > | in the command prompts.
| > |
| > |
| >
| > Hi Mister,
| >
| > When a game is a DOS game, it could work using the Multiboot
| > bootdisk from: http://members.ozemail.com.au/~lpcd/downloads.html
| > and always check at fileplanet.com to see if there's a patch available.
| >
| > With DOSBOX you can emulate a DOS computer on your XP desktop:
| > http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/information.php Or try MS Virtual PC:
| > http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/virtualpc/downloads/...
| > which allows you to install DOS or to run any operating system inside XP.
| >
| > If you prefer to explore other advanced methods, here are two excellent
| > tutorials I've found on the subject: http://www.dosgames.com/faq.php and
| > http://home.earthlink.net/~angeldancer27/XpGameList.htm For sound
| > issues use: http://www.ece.mcgill.ca/~vromas/vdmsound Good Luck! :-)
| >
| > --
| > Cheers, Windows XP MVP Shell / User
| > Jimmy S. http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
| >
| >
| > Game FAQs: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=FH;[LN];gms
| > Visit my Zone.com / Gaming Helpsite: http://nibblesnbits.tk or Call /
| > Contact
| > MS Support at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=sz;en-us;top
| > My advice is donated "AS IS" without warranty; nor do I confer any
| > rights.
| > _________________________________________________________
| >
| >
| >
| >
| >
| >
|
|
Anonymous
June 1, 2005 7:54:14 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.games (More info?)

This bug is already present on Win 2k - It's the ECHOCONFIG line,
supposed to do something possibly useful.
As it happens the only thing it does is to
*disable* the *EMM* configuration.
If you unREMmed ECHOCONFIG, put the REM back - works fine now.



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