dev cant compile dos??

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    I can't seem to get dev-c++ to compile pure dos programs (like TC), the programs always require windows (Unlike TCs programs). Is there a way I can compile pure dos programs? (Without using TC).
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    Nope, MinGW can only create Win32 programs.
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    Do you know of any windows IDE that can create DOS programs?
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    You can build 32-bit console programs with gcc, MS Visual Studio etc, but those are 32-bit executables.

    There are 16-bit compilers available, but gcc, as far as I know, doesn't support 16-bit processors at all - or at the least, not 16-bit x86 code.

    I don't think the later versions of Turbo C++ (such as the 2005 version) allows DOS builds either.

    I was going to recommed "bcc" (Bruce Evan's C Compiler) but it seems like it's only Linux, not available for DOS/Windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yarin View Post
    Do you know of any windows IDE that can create DOS programs?
    Turbo C++ if you want 16-bit DOS. It's not a "Windows IDE" but it is an IDE and it can run on Windows (in a DOS box).

    You can use DJGPP to create 32-bit DOS programs. It has a nice IDE called Rhide, again running in a DOS box.

    If you want a real Windows IDE, you can use any of the IDE's people have mentioned here in the past. You just have to use the right compiler.

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    I _THINK_ that if you can find an old Borland C++ 3.x or thereabouts, you'd be able to use that as a Windows [32-bit no less] application and build DOS executables. But it's not exactly "current crop" compiler/IDE - it was "current" when I was still living in Sweden some 12-13 years ago.

    Or, if you can find a Visual Studio 1.x (1.52c is/was a VERY good version), that should be able to do that.

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