Windows 1.0 Alpha

edited December 2018 in Product Comments

imageWindows 1.0 Alpha

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  • Windows 1.0 Alpha support for running DOS applications under Windows though PIF Files. Windows 1.0 Alpha have PIF File Editor.

  • In Windows 1.0 Alpha to be able to run COMMAND.COM in a window under Windows, you must add the line command.com = 32 to the [pif] section of USER.PRO. Without this line, COMMAND.COM will, depending on the DOS version used, either hang at a black screen, or it will run in fullscreen and will hang when you try to return to Windows.

  • edited April 2019

    COMMAND.COM in Windows 1.0 Alpha.

  • edited December 2019

    Windows 1.0 Alpha works on MS-DOS 5.00.

    But not fully...

  • It's so sad that most of Windows 1.0 Alpha applications got removed since they released Windows 1.0 Premiere Edition. At least, some of these applications are still available on the page called ToastyTech's applications for Windows 1.x and 2.x. Such as the Icon Editor, Puzzle (15 Puzzle), Palettes, Boxes, etc.

  • @Helva said:
    It's so sad that most of Windows 1.0 Alpha applications got removed since they released Windows 1.0 Premiere Edition. At least, some of these applications are still available on the page called ToastyTech's applications for Windows 1.x and 2.x. Such as the Icon Editor, Puzzle (15 Puzzle), Palettes, Boxes, etc.

    Most of those applications were moved to the SDK. Icon Editor is useless without the Resource Compiler. Puzzle, well no one wanted to hear about copying the Mac. The other items were simple demonstrations of features of the API and best seen with sample code.

    The most interesting early Windows sample program that no one has saved is the networked Chess board. It demonstrates how to pass messages between two networked clients including how to translate mouse moves into something useful. It does not incorporate a chess engine so utility will be limited unless one has two computers hooked together with MS-Net.

  • The main reason I think why DR5 and Alpha doesn't run on 3.1 and later it's because it doesn't have enough memory to run. So if you run it on the unintended way the machine might crash.

  • If Windows 1.0 retail doesn’t have multitasking but Alpha does, Idk. They may have gotten rid of it so hardware requirements could be done

  • @Link327 said:
    If Windows 1.0 retail doesn’t have multitasking but Alpha does, Idk. They may have gotten rid of it so hardware requirements could be done

    What? Windows 1.0 always had cooperative multitasking. If anything, the hardware requirements increased over time as it was developed.

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