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dosbox [2018/09/13 22:25]
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 For complete reliability use real serial ports with DOSBox as it is a bit hit and miss with RS232-USB adaptors. I have tried 3 different versions of the adaptor and only 1 worked with FPP. All 3 worked with the Tait and Motorola programmers I have however. For complete reliability use real serial ports with DOSBox as it is a bit hit and miss with RS232-USB adaptors. I have tried 3 different versions of the adaptor and only 1 worked with FPP. All 3 worked with the Tait and Motorola programmers I have however.
  
-#Goto DOSBox and download it. +  - Goto DOSBox and download it. 
-#Install the program after downloading it +  ​- ​Install the program after downloading it 
-#Go to the DOSBox menu in the start menu and choose DOSBox Configuration. This will load the configuration file into notepad. +  ​- ​Go to the DOSBox menu in the start menu and choose DOSBox Configuration. This will load the configuration file into notepad. 
-#Scroll down the configuration file and look for the section [Serial]. +  ​- ​Scroll down the configuration file and look for the section [Serial]. 
-#In this section you will find the following+  ​- ​In this section you will find the following: <code
-#:<pre+serial1=dummy 
-#::serial1=dummy +serial2=dummy 
-#::serial2=dummy +serial3=disabled 
-#::serial3=disabled +serial4=disabled
-#::serial4=disabled +
-#:: +
-#::For your real serial ports on your computer, you will have to change it to: +
-#:: +
-#::​serial1=directserial realport:​COM1 +
-#::​serial2=directserial realport:​COM2 +
-#::​serial3=disabled +
-#::​serial4=disabled</​pre>​ +
-#:You could set either serial1 or 2 to your usb adaptor, but this may or may not work. See the [[CP2012]] page for an update on this. +
-#Know the location of your FPP folder. (Most likely C:\FPP). If this is the case, scroll down to the end of the configuration file and there is a section called [autoexec]. In this section, add the following line: +
-#:<​pre>​mount c c:​\</​pre>​ +
-#This will mount your Windows C drive to the DOSBox emulators C drive. This will allow you to go to c:\FPP and run your version of the PRM80 software. +
-#Save the configuration file. +
-#Goto the start menu and run the DOSBox program. +
-#Program any old radio as you would have with an old DOS Computer!!!+
  
-[[File:Dosbox.jpg]]+For your real serial ports on your computer, you will have to change it to: 
 + 
 +serial1=directserial realport:​COM1 
 +serial2=directserial realport:​COM2 
 +serial3=disabled 
 +serial4=disabled</​code>​ 
 +  - You could set either serial1 or 2 to your usb adaptor, but this may or may not work. See the [[CP2012]] page for an update on this. 
 +  - Know the location of your FPP folder. (Most likely C:\FPP)If this is the case, scroll down to the end of the configuration file and there is a section called [autoexec]. In this section, add the following line:<​code>​mount c c:​\</​code>​ 
 +  - This will mount your Windows C drive to the DOSBox emulators C drive. This will allow you to go to c:\FPP and run your version of the PRM80 software. 
 +  - Save the configuration file. 
 +  - Goto the start menu and run the DOSBox program. 
 +  - Program any old radio as you would have with an old DOS Computer!!! 
 + 
 +{{ :dosbox.jpg |}}
  
dosbox.txt · Last modified: 2018/09/13 22:37 by vk3smb