Dosbox in WinXP

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Tue Dec 23 19:12:10 UTC 2003

SignWriting List
December 22, 2003

 >>>Karl Borg wrote:
Hurray! At last!! since I had been trying to solve this problem, because
before, I installed DosBox latest version of 0.6 and it didn't work with
MsDos signwriter (I do not understand!) and then I tried to install
version (dosbox 0.58) and it works with msdos signwriter!!


Dear SW List and Karl!
Thank you for informing us. I did not know that DOSBox version 0.58 was
an older version of DOSBox. That is important. It is too bad that the
newer 6.0 did not work for you. So everyone, be sure the follow my
instructions in this document:

> SignWriting PDF Library, Document 116

Document 116 gives you the correct link to download the right version
of DOSBox, to make SW DOS work on Windows XP...

Thanks for the info, Karl!

Val ;-)


On Dec 23, 2003, at 2:00 AM, Borg Karl at MRI wrote:

Dear SW List and Valerie

Val, thanks very much for your email with instruction how to use sw ms
in win xp as last night I managed load signwriter in dosbox in WINXP!!

Thankyou again for your patience!

Wishing you and all your family a HAPPY CHRISTMAS and A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Best regards from MALTA

Karl ;-)

> SignWriting List
> December 20, 2003
> Dear SW List, and Karl:
> Thank you for this question, Karl...
>>> On Dec 17, 2003, Karl Borg wrote:
> Last Monday I installed win Xp and then I download dosbox to be able to
> work MsDos signwriter. Then I drag and drop the sw folder on dosbox and
> then it became C: instead of Z:. But when I type sw to load signwriter,
> it didn't appear in dosbox (like it blank display) but dic and col they
> worked okay but sw didn't work, I do not understand it. Can you explain
> me how to run (or load) signwriter in dosbox. Many thanks and wishing
> you all the best for Xmas..Best regards...Karl from Malta ;)
> Karl -
> I actually do not know exactly what is happening...I am sorry to hear
> of your frustration. Is the SW folder located INSIDE the DOSBox folder?
> That is the only thing I can think of...I have now placed two documents
> on the web, giving instructions on using DOSBox:
> GO TO:
> SignWriting PDF Library 19
> Document 116, and 117...
> And Happy Holidays to you too!!
> Val ;-)

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