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Thats a point joseph, I wander what would happen if you did run
dosbox or dosemu within linux, I know you can do dosemu via ssh in
actual linux and it will work.
The only thing you would really need would be some emulator that
either uses windows terminal or the windows console itself.
I have a few games that run in the console and look alike modern
dos programs but are console apps.
I wander how hard that would be to do, run dos and 16 bit
programs well emulate them but run all the output through windows
On 13/09/2020 10:32 am, Joseph Lee
The console itself must provide a way for
NVDA to detect and announce text changes. Given the nature of
emulators, this becoming real is highly unlikely.
As for WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux), a
huge correction: you cannot run Orca on it (or if you can,
it’ll require additional tweaking). The whole point of WSL is
to make it possible for developers familiar with Linux tools
to use a combination of Windows and Linux command-line tools
and scripts for various tasks.
Hi David. Thank you for the response.
Unfortunately the command prompt in windows 10 doesn’t
provide a complete DOS environment. The last version of
windows to support true DOS mode was windows 95, if I’m not
mistaken. Some retro gamers get really hardcore and actually
put together old PCs with original hardware from the 80s or
90s and then install an older operating system like DOS. I
don’t think I want to go quite that far LOL so I was hoping
to run one of these emulators to give me the same
experience. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find any that are
screen reader compatible. Some guys apparently have luck
installing old versions of jaws for DOS within these
emulators. I actually hunted down an old version of jaws for
DOS and tried installing it within the emulator but I
couldn’t get it to work, mostly because I have no idea
what’s going on so I’m just typing blindly. I tried to use
NVDA’s OCR feature to get a sense of what was happening but
I gave up. Maybe I will give it another go later