x
This website is using cookies. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. More info. That's Fine
HPC:Factor Logo 
 
Latest Forum Activity

PocketDOS is awesome!

1 2 3
ntware Page Icon Posted 2020-11-01 5:30 PM
#
Avatar image of ntware
Subscribers
H/PC Elite

Posts:
537
Location:
Florida, US
Status:
One thing worth trying is installing PocketDOS on a compact flash card on the Jornada 720 (or any other ARM HPC) and then insert the card on the SigIII, hex edit the binary and check if it runs
 Top of the page
stingraze Page Icon Posted 2020-11-02 8:25 AM
#
Avatar image of stingraze
Writing Team
H/PC Vanguard

Posts:
2,620
Location:
Japan
Status:
Good idea!
If I had Jornada 720 I would try it...
 Top of the page
hpcboy Page Icon Posted 2020-11-02 9:27 AM
#
Avatar image of hpcboy
Subscribers
H/PC Philosopher

Posts:
256
Location:
Hong Kong SAR
Status:
Quote
stingraze - 2020-11-03 3:25 AM
Good idea!
If I had Jornada 720 I would try it...


You can also try PocketDOS on Sigmarion I & II, which I am going to do real soon.
 Top of the page
hpcboy Page Icon Posted 2020-11-02 10:38 AM
#
Avatar image of hpcboy
Subscribers
H/PC Philosopher

Posts:
256
Location:
Hong Kong SAR
Status:
Testing PocketDOS on Sigmarion II now.

I copied the CABs to a CF card (since I don't have the serial sync cable). Then run the CABs directly from the card. Install the CABs in this order:

(1) PocketDOS.mips_hpcpro.CAB
(2) PocketDOS_DOSFS.mips.CAB
(3) PocketDOS_UTILITY.CAB
(4) PocketDOS_HELP.CAB
(5) FREEDOS_100.CAB





Interestingly I seem to feel that Sigmarion II runs a bit snappier than Jornada 720. I am going to find out more by running some simple benchmarking tests, which will show up as part of my upcoming comparative review of Sigmarion II and Jornada 720.

Since Sigmarion II can run PocketDOS, Sigmarion I will also do without issues.

I attach the MIPS files here for anyone interested to try it out.



Edited by hpcboy 2020-11-02 10:58 AM




Attachments
----------------
Attachments PocketDOS_1123_for_MIPS.zip.001 (1024KB - 2 downloads)
Attachments PocketDOS_1123_for_MIPS.zip.002 (545KB - 2 downloads)
 Top of the page
dogrin17 Page Icon Posted 2021-02-05 5:43 AM
#
Avatar image of dogrin17
Subscribers
H/PC Newbie

Posts:
1
Location:
United States
Status:
Do you happen to have the "registered user addon" that is sent to you once you purchase a license?
It says on the site:
"When you register PocketDOS you should be sent an email containing an unlock code and a URL for downloading the registered user add-on."

I have a license from a while ago but never got the addon. If so could you possibly upload it?
Thank you
 Top of the page
Jake Page Icon Posted 2021-02-05 3:50 PM
#
Avatar image of Jake
Moderator
H/PC Elder

Posts:
2,224
Location:
Choking on the stench of ambition in Washington DC
Status:
I've never run PocketDOS but does it work with the dial-up modem?

If so, it'd be interesting to see if NetTamer

http://www.nettamer.net/tamer.html

would be productive.

Or can NetTamer work with ethernet/wifi? Or can PocketDOS? I don't know either program.

Jake

Edited by Jake 2021-02-05 3:50 PM
 Top of the page
jorel101 Page Icon Posted 2021-02-06 3:09 PM
#
Avatar image of jorel101
Factorite (Elite)

Posts:
204
Location:
Los Angeles
Status:
Is the publisher of pocketdos still allowing people to pay cash for the full unlocked version? Pocketdos.com doesn't seem to work anymore?
 Top of the page
yeek Page Icon Posted 2021-02-06 3:40 PM
#
Avatar image of yeek
Subscribers
Factor Fanatic

Posts:
56
Location:
Scenic New York
Status:
The site is at http://www.mediator-software.com/pocketdos/ now. Appears to still be active.
 Top of the page
jorel101 Page Icon Posted 2021-02-09 3:18 AM
#
Avatar image of jorel101
Factorite (Elite)

Posts:
204
Location:
Los Angeles
Status:
ok just figured out the install and tried prince of persia. It works! BUT no sound. Anybody know if pocketdos supports sound on the jornada? I assume I have to get the driver and then edit the autoexec?
 Top of the page
jorel101 Page Icon Posted 2021-02-12 8:47 PM
#
Avatar image of jorel101
Factorite (Elite)

Posts:
204
Location:
Los Angeles
Status:
Ah, figured out that the little start button within pocketdos allows you to configure the sound. Something interesting I came across. Somebody wrote an album to play through the IBM PC speaker. http://shiru.untergrund.net/music.shtml the album is called System Beeps and is available as an MS-DOS program (release 2019). Pretty cool hearing it through dos. Just played it on the HP 200LX, very neat, "head step" is probably one of the better tracks on there. Check it out for sh*ts and giggles.
 Top of the page
haha Page Icon Posted 2021-02-22 5:18 AM
#
Avatar image of haha
H/PC Newbie

Posts:
5
Location:
Korea
Status:
I purchased a PocketDoss but could not receive a license key.
 Top of the page
C:Amie Page Icon Posted 2021-02-22 7:42 AM
#
Avatar image of C:Amie
Administrator
H/PC Oracle

Posts:
15,586
Location:
United Kingdom
Status:
I emailed them about their plans a couple of weeks back to see if they were still trading or would consider open sourcing or releasing it as exemptionware to the community. I've heard nothing.
 Top of the page
jorel101 Page Icon Posted 2021-02-24 5:18 PM
#
Avatar image of jorel101
Factorite (Elite)

Posts:
204
Location:
Los Angeles
Status:
Does anyone know of any spanish to english dictionaries for MSDOS? Every time I run try to search for one online all I get are translations for what MS DOS means.
 Top of the page
can't remember Page Icon Posted 2021-02-24 5:42 PM
#
Avatar image of can't remember
Factorite (Junior)

Posts:
30
Status:
Does this dictionary work for you? You can try it on that web before downloading, run "cd langasst" and then "spanish"
 Top of the page
munchausen Page Icon Posted 2021-02-24 5:54 PM
#
Avatar image of munchausen
Factor Fanatic

Posts:
70
Location:
United Kingdom
Status:
Quote
haha - 2021-02-22 5:18 AM

I purchased a PocketDoss but could not receive a license key.


I'd raise a support request here: https://www.mycommerce.com/shopper-support/
 Top of the page
hpc:factor« View previous thread · Handheld PC General Discussion · View next thread »
1 2 3
Jump to forum:
Seconds to generate: 0.156 - Cached queries : 65 - Executed queries : 16
Server Time now is: Wednesday, 3 March 2021 - 15:19