MS-DOS Player for Win32-x64

This is an MS-DOS emulator that runs on Win32-x64 command prompt.

16bit MS-DOS compatible commands can be executed on Win32-x64 envrionment.

Last update was May 10, 2020. Tested and works on Windows 10 64-bit.

I can now run the 16-bit LIST.COM in a 64-bit TCC;
e:\dosbox\utils>msdos.exe LIST.COM

I can create a "64-bit version" of the 16-bit LIST.COM;
e:\dosbox\utils>msdos.exe -cLIST64.EXE LIST.COM
'LIST64.EXE' is successfully created

This is from the README.TXT file;
----- Convert Command File To 32bit Or 64bit Execution File

You can convert a 16bit command file to a single 32bit or 64bit execution file
by embeding a command file to the msdos.exe.

For exmaple, you can convert LIST.COM by this command:

    > msdos -cLIST32.EXE LIST.COM

and you can simply run LIST32.EXE without msdos.exe.

I also created a 4DOS64.EXE, which I can run in TCC;
e:\dosbox\4dos>E:\dosbox\utils\msdos.exe -c4DOS64.EXE
'4DOS64.EXE' is successfully created

A bit of a problem when EXITing 4DOS;
4DOS server error -- Attempt to exit from root shell
Fatal error -- reboot the system or restart the session
but it matters not, as I won't need to run 4DOS.COM since I have TCC.EXE

Nice to be able to run my old utilities again. Sharing this with others who may also be interested.



Jun 28, 2008
How is this different from vDos?
From readme.txt:

MS-DOS Player for Win32-x64 console

----- What's This

This is MS-DOS emulator running on Win32-x64 command prompt.
16bit MS-DOS compatible commands can be executed on Win32-x64 envrionment.

This emulator inherits the environment variables from the host Windows,
and a target command can access the host's file path directly.

So you can execute 16bit MS-DOS compatible commands on your 64bit Windows
in the same sence as you did on 32bit Windows, and you do not need to copy
any files to/from a virtual machine (VMware, Virtual PC, XP mode, or others).

NOTE: This emulator DOES NOT support Win16 execution files.

This emulator aims to support character user interface utilities, for example
file converters, compilers, assemblers, debuggers, and text editors.

NOTE: This emulator DOES NOT support graphic/sound hardwares and DOES NOT
aim to support game softwares. I recommend DOSBOx for this purpose.


OPH. 2021-05-07 19:48
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