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Thread: Wine memory question

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    Will Honea NNTP User

    Default Wine memory question

    Is there any way to set wine to report a smaller memory than what the system
    makes available (or limit what memory it aquires from the host)? I've got
    one (really) old Win app that throws the old "not enough memory" we all
    suffered through in the early days when we put too much memory in the box.
    I would love to run that app for a project but the memory thing makes it a
    non-starter.

    BTW, 4 later versions of the app run just fine. Go figure.

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    Will Honea

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    Default Re: Wine memory question

    If this is an old DOS app, you may have better luck with running it under dosbox.

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    Will Honea NNTP User

    Default Re: Wine memory question

    deano ferrari wrote:

    >
    > If this is an old DOS app, you may have better luck with running it
    > under dosbox.


    It's actually an app that began with Win3x then migrated up the chain over
    the years.

    I finally got it running last night on a sandbox machine after pulling some
    physical memory out of the box but it looks like VirtualBox is the real
    answer.

    It's an interesting academic exercise but a royal PITA. Think about it:
    find a working set of DOS install disks, then find usable Win3 diskettes
    (and a machine with an actual diskette drive). Once you have those, you
    can start looking for at least one working W9x installation source.

    One thing is clear from this, however. Make sure your archived data is
    readable, both from the device and media perspective! Now, where did I put
    the paper tape and punch card readers....

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    Will Honea

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