looking for a half-decent shell/gui for DOS2 ;)

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Door Samor

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04-01-2005, 10:51

Ok, from what I gathered, there isn't really much to expect in this area, but I'm trying to look for the best attempt at a shell/gui that works with DOS2. I guess an "Ease for DOS2" would be great but sadly it doesn't exist. Also, I don't have a GFX9000....
I tried MSX Windows and that's a nice novelty but not quite usable....
I was wondering if there's anything else out there that's worth trying, and if there is, where or how I could acquire it.

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Van snout

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04-01-2005, 10:53

have you tried HD-Menu and Multi Mente? Smile

Van [D-Tail]

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04-01-2005, 10:59

I don't know anything about HD-Menu, but at least I know MultiMente is Public Domain. I could send you one by e-mail, if you want to... Smile

Van Sonic_aka_T

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04-01-2005, 11:20

If it's public domain, shouldn't we place a nice distribution package in the downloads database? I was working on a nice shell by the way, but wolf won't allow me to finish it... Tongue Such a pity, really....

Van spl

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04-01-2005, 14:23

HD-Menu is a very good gui! It's a pity that there are no new versions Sad And yes... why there is not a EASE DOS2? Sad Sad

Yours,

PD: Hope this year some developper will do a new gui... (please, please) Big smile

Van karloch

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04-01-2005, 21:15

maybe some ease hacking to make it works under dos2 and r800 machines?

Van [D-Tail]

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05-01-2005, 02:33

Why would you want it? It won't make you browsing directories in ease orso, so I guess you'd better leave it at MM or (better, if I might say so), MultiMente Smile

MultiMente just r0X0rz! Big smile

Van Abi

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07-01-2005, 19:07

eehm guys, i have run Easy on my Turbo-r and Dos 2.30 and i can run it and run games or demos or app. with it.
I use EASY

Van Sonic_aka_T

Enlighted (4130)

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07-01-2005, 19:50

Ease and Easy aren't the same thingy... Ease was the program that came with most Philips NMS computers sold in the Netherlands. It's pretty cool btw, but doesn't work with DOS2/HD/CF...

Van Abi

Hero (600)

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07-01-2005, 21:13

i know i know.
I had wrote the text and realised they talked about the philips ease, not easy so i edited my text above vbefore someone else gave his reaction.

Van legacy

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07-01-2005, 22:28

HD-Menu is a very good gui! It's a pity that there are no new versions And yes... why there is not a EASE DOS2?
maybe some ease hacking to make it works under dos2 and r800 machines?
At the time that Philips quit supporting MSX, they gave EASE to the PTC (PTTC) so they could maintenance the package, but I never heard that they don something with. Indeed, it would be nice if someone should upgrade EASE with support for MSX-DOS 2.X
b.t.w. Didn't windows 3.x looked very similar to Ease?

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