For example I have installed two sound cards. The game had a helper library that provided a C interface to the ugly assembly-language-based XMS interface. SYS to use 45 Kb of conventional memory instead of 1 Kb. And since it’s going to start by copying into the start of the XMS memory block offset zero , what it actually ended up doing was copying into the start of conventional memory Turns off automatic stacking of floppy-drives. Also available in French.

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Getting MS-DOS games to run on Windows Not enough XMS handles – The Old New Thing

May 5, at 6: SYS maxes out at 64 MB. But we will make it orderd and good now. If you have completed your work reboot your machine after a pause of 15sec to give smartdrive time to flush its buffer.

States the name of the 1. If there is not enough Upper Memory for all drivers and resident programs, the line: If do not have one installed you can use this memory too, so change to above to: The line with the Country code is normally created by the setup program and prepares your keyboard for nation specific standards.

Rather well supported is the NEAT ros.

Extended memory

This might lead to a third UMB block placed after the page frame. If no contiguous free Upper Memory Block is available the driver will be loaded to Conventional Memory.


Well, the trouble was not the Ma memory size. The second driver loaded should be EMM If you don’t trust me, then rename your win. Now the really importand switches x and i.

Getting MS-DOS games to run on Windows 95: Not enough XMS handles

But today hard disks are so fast, that the speed advantadge of smartdrive is hardly noticable for normal work. SYS and every computer has this file on its hard disk in the root directory.

The availability of memory types depends on CPU and chipset.

SYS can be reversed, to reestablish the automatic start of Windows 9x and the Logo, if so wanted. BAT can be seen in the chapter: And those multi configuration are very hard to handle and keep up to date. But some years later everybody was able to purchase graphic adapters that could display bitmapped graphics.

In my configuration all drivers are loading “high”.

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My suggestion is that dls do not load smartdrive by default, but rather from command line if you want to make many file operations copy, delete etc. If some of the entries above are not listed in your msdos.

Rather, the calculation goes like this: XMS has a single function for transferring memory, and the source and destination could be an XMS handle or conventional memory. Users browsing this forum: The system has been fully scanned for viruses using just about every virus scanner available and nothing is found.


Directly after an XMS driver is loaded in config. Typically these programs run several analysis reboots to gather information about the drivers and memory layout.

If there is not Kb of free memory, the MEMMAKER program can be tried, but this program cannot always improve the memory utilization, and some times it becomes worse. Microsoft presented a standard for graphic user interfaces, so nearly everybody could use the new look.

If for instance a DOS game will not run under a standard installation of Windows 9x, this can often be solved by disabling the automatic start of Windows 9x in this way, and then starting the program before loading Windows 9x. Now, sometimes we want to boot our machine with EMS memory. Navigation Main page Recent changes Random page Help.

But 1MB of RAM was very expensive, so the designers made a hardware design for the pc using the lower K for the operating system and user loadable programs.