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    If you have the ability to boot to DOS on a...

    If you have the ability to boot to DOS on a floppy disk, you can wipe the drive using DOS debug.

    debug
    a
    mov ax, 309
    mov cx, 1
    mov dx, 80
    int 13
    int 20
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    we're still looking. :(

    we're still looking. :(
  3. copyiipc is a decent, quick option if you want to...

    copyiipc is a decent, quick option if you want to make backups of your disks. The downside is that unless you go through additional trickery (snatchit) all you can do is make another floppy disk. ...
  4. diskimagechef is worth considering too:...

    diskimagechef is worth considering too:
    https://github.com/discimagechef/DiscImageChef
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    byoac.com / arcadecontrols.com is (was? I can't...

    byoac.com / arcadecontrols.com is (was? I can't connect to that site from here at work) the place to go for arcade info, including PCB repair and everything else you'd need.

    galaga was my nemesis...
  6. Thread: Tank Wars

    by hargle
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    Since this thread was opened, the total DOS...

    Since this thread was opened, the total DOS collection has accumulated a few more copies. Here's what we have today:
    Tank Wars (1986)(Cody Snider) [Action, Strategy].zip
    Tank Wars v1.5 [SW]...
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    The jrIDE will change the way you see that...

    The jrIDE will change the way you see that machine. Put a couple gig worth of storage on it and you can quite literally have every piece of software ever written that supports the 8088 processor all...
  8. As someone who is actively working on a large DOS...

    As someone who is actively working on a large DOS archiving project, you really can't figure out what has/has not been accounted for by hand. For example, looking at some list, you may see that...
  9. It's awesome! thank you for making this...

    It's awesome! thank you for making this available. It's the first 2019 induction into the total DOS collection too.
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    Infocom themselves re-wrote/re-released all of...

    Infocom themselves re-wrote/re-released all of their titles to not require a boot disk. 100% of them are available as standard DOS files.
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    It's possible that nevlock is having difficulty...

    It's possible that nevlock is having difficulty finding the bytes to change if the .exe file has any form of runtime compression on it (pklite, diet, etc). There are tools that can identify and...
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    There's lots of tools like that, crock2 and...

    There's lots of tools like that, crock2 and rawcopy come to mind. They all do roughly the same job and usually with the same level of success. It'll either work or it won't.

    I collect up lots of...
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    yeah, that's super useful. instead of using...

    yeah, that's super useful.

    instead of using this opportunity to simply brag about what you have, how about sharing this information with the world, so that we can better define the problem and...
  14. Thread: Rambus ram

    by hargle
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    Internally intel used to call DDR "dead dog ram"...

    Internally intel used to call DDR "dead dog ram" because they thought for sure that rambus was going to take over the world. Whoops.
    Sorry for continuing to drag this marketplace post further off...
  15. if the target machine you're running this on is a...

    if the target machine you're running this on is a 386 or better, flopper may be of use to you.
    http://www.oldskool.org/pc/flopper

    it uses unreal mode and swaps the base 640k out to upper memory...
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    maybe the trick is to try to figure out what this...

    maybe the trick is to try to figure out what this "CD with a load of really bad games" is. Anything else you can remember about it? Maybe even where you go the CD from?
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    Maybe one of these is what you're looking for? ...

    Maybe one of these is what you're looking for?

    Lone Wolf- The Mirror of Death (1991)(Audiogenic Software Ltd.) [Action, Adventure].zip
    Lone Wolf- The Mirror of Death [h1] (1991)(Audiogenic...
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    FWIW, I have a DOS based .wav player that...

    FWIW, I have a DOS based .wav player that supports ICH + AC97 chipsets. I can no longer find a link to it online as it's roughly a decade old, but if you PM me I can make it available to you. It's...
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    or get a tiny program called BootB...

    or get a tiny program called BootB
    http://www.coleskingdom.com/files/BOOTB.ZIP

    You create a dedicated floppy disk that you can leave in A: and then it'll transfer control over to B:
    It works...
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    I've got a deal in the works at the moment, but...

    I've got a deal in the works at the moment, but this is excellent news that there is now a backup too. I'll PM you either way and then close out this thread.
    Thanks!
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    WTB: early 2000 era notebook

    I'm looking for an older generation notebook for a special project.

    Must be a functioning notebook, does not need battery power.
    *must* have an intel chipset with AC97 audio support. Typically...
  22. This is great! Your exact complaints are some of...

    This is great! Your exact complaints are some of the very reasons that the total DOS collection exists. There's just way too much garbage/incomplete/inconsistent and tampered with data out there. ...
  23. a search for the "total DOS collection" might...

    a search for the "total DOS collection" might lead you to the items you're looking for.
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    Q: "what games should I get?" A: All of them! ...

    Q: "what games should I get?"
    A: All of them!

    Here's a todo list for you:
    1) get an XTIDE
    2) get 2GB+ storage
    3) get the total DOS collection
    4) get the total DOS launcher

    Then you can...
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    Not meaning to hijack this thread, but do any of...

    Not meaning to hijack this thread, but do any of you former sysops still have archives of your hosted file collections? There was a thriving shareware and pirate software trading scene on BBSes back...
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