There is a lot of CP/M 86 software for this card, I have quite a few disks including I think WordStar. The MS DOS port is pretty much an experiment IMHO. Aside from the fact that most IBM PC software requires DOS 2 as it is, it's probably going to be slim pickings. I do have a collection of DOS 1-compatible software for the IBM PC, might as well try all of it and see what works. I have an article about how the port was performed, there is a process for running DOS on a non-IBM PC. Bill On Fri, Oct 6, 2017 at 10:52 AM, Steve Gray <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > This brings up some interesting questions... > > 1) How important is the MS-DOS version compared to the BIOS on the 8088 > card? > 2) Did Commodore implement a complete BIOS on the card? If not, what is > missing? > 3) Is the MS-DOS 1.25 a "standard" release or is it customized for the > BIOS? > 4) If it's standard then what's stopping us from transferring newer MS-DOS > releases? > 5) Is there some standard PC test suite that can to a compatibility report > of some kind? > > I'm willing to host disk images on my CBM-II webpages if you can assemble > a nice collection of software verified working on the card. > > My 710 with 8088 card and 8050 are handy, but I'd have to dig out a PC > with serial port. > > Does RECV.EXE also send the files or is there a separate program for that? > Would it/they work using a USB to RS-232 converter? > > Steve > > > > ------------------------------ > *From:* Michał Pleban <email@example.com> > *To:* "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com> > *Sent:* Friday, October 6, 2017 4:45 AM > *Subject:* Software for MS-DOS 1.25 > > Hello! > > I have dug out my Commodore 710 with the 8088 card and booted MS-DOS > 1.25 on it. It contains a program named RECV.EXE, which allows receiving > files over the RS-232 connection. The program is not documented but > after some debugging it turns out that it uses some simplified version > of Intel HEX format to transfer the files. > > Now, I would like to download some software and try running it to see > whether it works. But after browsing some software archives I can see > that most DOS software is available for later versions of MS-DOS. Is > there any place where I can find applications that would run under > MS-DOS 1.25? > > Regards, > Michau. > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list > > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2017-10-06 16:00:02
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