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PocketDOS

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Application Name PocketDOS
   
Version 1.12.3
   
Developer
   
License Type Trialware
It's a demo only and in order to continue to use it after a period of time you will have to pay for it.
   
Community Rating
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Program Cost
£20.34 GBP ($25.43 USD, €22.58 EUD, ¥2,725.56 JPY, ¥174.92 CNY est.)
   
Get Direct http://www.mediator-software.com/pocketdos/
[ This program can be obtained directly from its developer ]
   
Summary
Adds DOS compatibility to your Pocket Computer
   
Category(s)
   
Description PocketDOS is based on XT-CE, an IBM PC/XT emulator for Windows CE which emulates a PC with an 80186 processor, 1Mb of RAM, a (S)VGA-compatible display and the standard support chips. This allows most applications designed for PC-compatible computers running MS-DOS to run on the pocket computer. PocketDOS does not emulate DOS (or any other operating system), but is included with evaluation versions of Datalight ROM-DOS 6.22, Caldera DR-DOS 7.03 and FreeDOS. In conjunction with running a 'real' DOS, PocketDOS is able to provide the same level of application compatibility as the original IBM PC/XT, while still allowing the pocket computer user access to all of the features and applications it's native operating system. In addition, PocketDOS is also able to run many other operating systems designed for the IBM PC/XT computer.

System Requirements

Minimum:
A Handheld PC, Handheld PC Professional, Handheld PC 2000, Palm-sized PC, Pocket PC or SmartPhone with:

The Microsoft Windows CE, Pocket PC, Pocket PC 2002, Handheld PC 2000, Windows CE.NET or Windows Mobile Operating System.
An Hitachi SH3, Hitachi SH4, MIPS-compatible, ARM-compatible (eg. StrongARM, XScale) CPU.
At least 1Mb free program memory.
At least 1Mb free storage.


Recommended:

A Handheld PC or Pocket PC with:

The Microsoft Windows CE 2.11 (or later) or Windows Mobile Operating System.
An ARM-compatible (eg. StrongARM, XScale) CPU.
A 16bit colour display.
At least 4Mb free program memory.
At least 4Mb free storage.


Virtual PC Environment Specifications

CPU emulation:

Intel 8086/80186/80286 (real-mode only)*

* other CPU types available using 3rd party CPU plug-in modules

Memory:

256Kb - 736Kb (adjustable) base memory
Allows up to 724Kb free Conventional Memory for DOS programs*
0Kb - 240Kb (adjustable) Upper Memory Block (UMB) memory
64Kb High Memory Area (HMA) memory
Up to 15Mb Extended Memory (L.I.M. XMS 2.0)
Up to 16Mb Expanded Memory (L.I.M. EMS 4.0)

* depends on DOS version

IBM CGA/VGA emulation :

40x25 Colour or Grayscale text
80x25 Colour or Grayscale text*
320x200 4 Colour or Grayscale Graphics Mode
640x200 Monochrome Graphics Mode**
320x200 16 Colour Graphics Mode
640x200 16 Colour Graphics Mode*
640x350 Monochrome Graphics Mode*
640x350 16 Colour Graphics Mode*
640x480 Monochrome Graphics Mode*
640x480 16 Colour Graphics Mode*
320x200 256 Colour Graphics Mode***

* compressed on displays < 480 pixels wide
** compressed on displays < 640 pixels wide
*** greyscale on displays with < 16 bit colour

VESA SuperVGA (VBE 1.2) emulation :

640x480 256 Colour Graphics Mode*
640x400 256 Colour Graphics Mode*
640x200 256 Colour Graphics Mode*

* compressed on displays < 640 pixels wide
* greyscale on displays with < 16 bit colour

HP Palmtop INT5F emulation :

640x200 Monochrome Graphics Mode*

* compressed on displays < 640 pixels wide
* accelerated with Win32 GDI functions.

IBM PC/XT harware emulation:

Keyboard emulation (83 keys)
Programmable Interrupt Controller (PIC) emulation
Programmable Timer (PIT) emulation
Serial port (UART) emulation
Parallel port emulation
PC speaker emulation
180Kb, 360Kb, 720Kb, 1.2Mb, 1.44Mb, 2.88Mb INT13 Floppy disk emulation
2Mb-250Mb INT13 Hard disk emulation
INT13 access to storage class devices (eg. CompactFlash card)

OS compatibility:

Compatible with Datalight ROM-DOS v6.22*
Compatible with all versions of MS-DOS (up to v6.22)
Compatible with all versions of IBM PC-DOS
Compatible with all versions of Caldera OpenDOS and DR-DOS*
Compatible with all versions of PTS-DOS (up to v6.70)
Compatible with CEDOS v1.0
Compatible with FreeDOS**
Compatible with MS-Windows v3.0
Compatible with GEOS
Compatible with several non-DOS operating systems

* evaluation version included
** bootable & full versions included

ROM BIOS emulation:

Native ROM BIOS to increase speed.
All standard BIOS interrupts are emulated, including keyboard, comms, printer, disks and video.

Mouse emulation:

Built-in DOS INT33 mouse driver for stylus or other pointing device.
PS/2 Mouse BIOS emulation.

COM port emulation:

Serial ports, modems and IR ports can be used as COM1 & COM2 from emulation.

LPT port emulation:

LPT1 port can be redirected to a serial, parallel, IR or network printer.

Native OS file system access:

DOS driver and utilities to allow access to the pocket computer's native file system through DOS drive letters.
Windows CE file system driver to allow direct access to storage class devices (eg. CompactFlash card).
   
Installation Instructions Handheld PC, Pocket PC or SmartPhone with Windows CE/CE.NET/Mobile (2.11 or later)

* Includes minimal & full versions of FreeDOS
* Includes evaluation versions of Datalight ROM-DOS and Caldera DR-DOS
* Installation requires a PC running Microsoft Windows CE Services or ActiveSync
* Installation requires Windows (CE 2.11 or later), Windows CE.NET (4.0 or later) or Windows Mobile (5.0 or later)
* This version should be used for all Handheld PC Pro, Handheld PC 2000, Pocket PC and SmartPhone devices


Handheld PC or Palm-sized PC with Windows CE (2.1 or earlier)

* Includes minimal & full versions of FreeDOS
* Includes evaluation versions of Datalight ROM-DOS and Caldera DR-DOS
* Installation requires a PC running Handheld PC Explorer, Microsoft Windows CE Services or ActiveSync
* Installation requires Windows CE 1.0, 2.0 or 2.1
* This version should be used for all Handheld PC devices and Palm-sized PC devices


Casio Pocket Manager (BE-300 & BE-500)

* Includes minimal version of FreeDOS
* Installation requires Casio Pocket Manager version of Windows CE 3.0
* Installation requires a PC running Casio PC-Link


Custom, OEM or vertical market device with Windows CE/CE.NET/Mobile (2.11 or later)

* This version should be used for devices that are not compatible with the Handheld PC or Pocket PC versions
* Includes minimal & full versions of FreeDOS
* Installation requires Windows CE (2.11 or later), Windows CE.NET (4.0 or later) or Windows Mobile (5.0 or later)
* Installation requires a PC running Microsoft Windows CE Services or ActiveSync
- or -
* Installation requires an unZIP utility: change download file extension to .ZIP and refer to INSTALL.TXT


CEPC and x86-based devices with Windows CE/CE.NET/Mobile

* Includes minimal version of FreeDOS
* Installation requires Windows CE (2.12 or later), Windows CE.NET (4.0 or later) or Windows Mobile (5.0 or later)
* Installation requires an unZIP utility


The PocketDOS revision history and some older versions can be found here.


Other Downloads


DOS:

FreeDOS 1.0 (minimal) Bootable Disk Image

* FreeDOS bootable version - as supplied with some versions of PocketDOS


FreeDOS 1.0 (full) Bootable Disk Image

* FreeDOS bootable version with DOS utilities installed - as supplied with some versions of PocketDOS


Caldera DR-DOS 7.03 Evaluation Disk Image

* DR-DOS evaluation version - as supplied with some versions of PocketDOS


Datalight ROM-DOS 6.22 Single User Evaluation Disk Image

* ROM-DOS evaluation version - as supplied with some versions of PocketDOS



Windows 9x/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista:

PocketDOS for Windows

* Evaluation version - requires a PC running Microsoft Windows CE Services or ActiveSync
* Includes minimal & full versions of FreeDOS
* Includes evaluation versions of Datalight ROM-DOS and Caldera DR-DOS


Windows CE (2.0 or later) or Windows Mobile:

WMFPUEMU i80387 FPU emulator plug-in for PocketDOS (v1.09.0+)

Bochs i80486DX CPU emulator plug-in for PocketDOS (v1.09.0+)



Windows CE.NET & Windows Mobile:

DOSBox i80486DX CPU emulator plug-in for PocketDOS (v1.09.0+)



All platforms:

PocketDOS Windows 3.x Mouse Driver

Replacement fonts for PocketDOS

PocketDOS API header file (for developers)

PocketDOS Console Device Driver source code (example of use of PocketDOS API)

   
Tags DOS, virtualisation
   
Popularity 1272
Total Downloads 25
   
Submitted By C:Amie
Submitted On 06 February 2021

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