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02-13-2003, 03:19 PM
Ok, I want to start programming in DOS, but Im told that I need a compiler that compiled 16-bit DOS .COM files...
Is this true?
If so, where might I find one?

KrAzY CrAb
02-13-2003, 03:53 PM
first, the extension means nothing to the computer, it sees EXE's and COM's the same, its the code inside that counts! a .COM normaly means a single 64k segmant an EXE can really hold an infinant amount, but it depends how its organized! Also! there can be True-16bit-DOS-EXE's a compiler that only does .COM's aint to great of a compiler! But yes, you do need a compiler that outputs 16-Bit DOS code, not jsut Console, console is a whole other story


02-13-2003, 05:21 PM
search www.borland.com
they give out turbo c 2.01 for free, it compiles 16 apps only.