How to configure with ms-dos program

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I have some MS-DOS Based program and I need to configure it to run under MS-DOS program.

What are the procedures in doing it?

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How to configure with ms-dos program

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Configuring MS-DOS Mode.

To configure an MS-DOS- based program to run in MS-DOS mode, you should have a shortcut icon for the program. If there is no shortcut icon for the program, use the right mouse button to click the program's icon, and then click Create shortcut on the menu that appears. Once there is a shortcut icon for the program, follow these steps to configure the program to use MS-DOS mode:

1. Use the right mouse button to click the shortcut icon, and then click Properties on the menu that appears.

2. On the Program tab, click Advanced.

3. Click the Prevent MS-DOS based programs from detecting Windows check box to select it.

4. Click OK.

5. try to run the program by double-clicking its shortcut icon.  If the program runs, stop here. If the program still does not run, continue with these steps.

6. Use the right mouse button to click the shortcut icon, and then click Properties on the menu that appears.

7.  On the Program tab, click Advanced.

8. Click the MS-DOS Mode check box to select it.

9. Click OK

10. Try to run the program by double-clicking its shortcut icon. If the program runs, stop here. If the program still does not run, continue with these steps.

11. Use the right click mouse button to click the shortcut icon, and then click Properties on the menu that appears.

12.  On the Program tab, click Advanced.

13. Click the specify A New MS-DOS Configuration option button. This option lets you specify a custom config.sys and Autoexec.bat file for the program. The custom configuration is in effect for this program only.

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How to configure with ms-dos program

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Yes, that’s very true. When you are in Windows and you have old MS-DOS games, you need to configure the game’s shortcut to make sure it’ll run under MS-DOS mode because there’s no way of running them under Microsoft Windows environment. But it’s usually automatic like when you open Windows Explorer and you double-click on the executable file of the game, it will normally run under MS-DOS mode.

And you don’t have to configure it further. But there are games that require configuring the shortcut like changing the Conventional memory, setting the Expanded memory or the EMS, and even the Extended memory or XMS. See image.

One example of a game that requires configuring of the shortcut is Might and Magic. I forgot how I configure it in Windows Millennium just to make it playable. But today, if you have old MS-DOS games, there’s no need to create any more shortcuts. You just need to run them under MS-DOS emulator and the game will just run normally as if it was really in a DOS environment.

For a much easier way of running MS-DOS games in Windows, download and install DOSBox 0.74. If you want to run MS-DOS games, you should be familiar with different DOS commands.

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