Hex-Rays would like to bring the following interesting
third party program to your attention:
DOSWIN32 - EXECUTE MS WINDOWS CONSOLE PROGRAMS IN
What is DosWin32?
an utility to run console (text mode) MS Windows programs under MS
DOS. What if your favorite console MS Windows program
could run under MS DOS ? DosWin32 allows just that; command
line compilers, linkers, make, all cygwin (GNU) utilites, like ls,
find, grep, etc will all happily run in a simple MS-DOS environment.
DosWin32 can be very useful in cross development: instead of compiling
to MS DOS to test the next build, everything an be done in MS DOS.
At DataRescue, we use DosWin32 in order to run the Windows
console version of IDA under DOS. This has allowed us to get rid of an
increasingly inadequate Watcom compiler while at the same time allowing users
to still run IDA under MS-DOS.
The strong points of DosWin32 are:
- it emulates virtually all functions required to run console applications
- supports up to 1GB of physical and 3GB of virtual memory
- supports swapping memory to the disk (if there is not enough memory)
- emulates MS Windows registry
- emulates MS Windows clipboard (CF_TEXT, CF_OEMTEXT, and user types)
- can load and run programs with unresolved imports
- long file name support.
Where to get it
Visit DosWin32's Home
Page or download the
into a directory of your choice and
add this directory to PATH. That's
all. Now you can run MS Windows programs by using
run32 <program_name> <program_parameters>
You can also type
without any parameters
to make DosWin32 resident in the memory. In this case you launch
MS Windows program as usual:
Related tools - UniLink
has also developed a universal linker that
could replace the current linker from your development
suite. Why? The strong points of UniLink are:
- it is fast. really fast.
- it produces smaller executables.
- it can use object
files and libraries from different compilers in a single project.
- its extensive object code verification catches many bugs made
by programmers and compilers.
DosWin32 knows about
the programs linked by UniLink and will load them without requiring
any additional efforts from the user, a simple
file name in the command line will be enough. Please contact [email protected] to
learn about licensing UniLink.
Pricing and licensing
The detailed information about DosWin32 pricing and licensing is described
on the DosWin32
is free for non-commercial personal use (however $15 registration fee
will replace the "not registered" message
at the exit time by the buyer's name). For commercial use, there
are two options: either royalty based or fixed price. Please contact
DosWin32's author for