Slightly OT: DOS programs in Win XP

From: Ram Meenakshisundaram <RMeenaks_at_OLF.COM>
Date: Tue Jan 4 13:18:45 2005


If you want to do that, there is a better way (if you want
to write the C code for it). I use IO.DLL which allows you
to do inp, outp in user space. There are several of these types
of DLLs, but this one seems to be popular:

This allows you to port those old dos programs directly over to
XP as a console program. Very handy....


-----Original Message-----
From: Dwight K. Elvey []
Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 2:09 PM
Subject: RE: Slightly OT: DOS programs in Win XP

 I've been wondering. If I use one of these tools
will it allow me to have things like the bi-directional
control of the parallel port? I use the parallel port
to connect to an older paper tape reader. Does it
really emulate access to hardware or just the more
standard useages like serial ports?

>From: "Ram Meenakshisundaram" <>
>Use DosBox or Boch's from XP....

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