• LORD

    From Android8675@1:103/705 to Nightfox on Thursday, February 14, 2019 14:34:47
    Re: LORD
    By: Nightfox to Daryl Stout on Wed Jan 30 2019 01:35 pm

    I tried running my BBS on a 32-bit Windows 10, but it was very slow for some reason. I was running in a VM though. It seems to run a lot better in Windows 7.

    Old thread, but I see this comment all the time, I'm running on Virtualbox (6 I think) and if you use the default "emulated network card" you'll get really poor results.

    Solution is to use a virtIO driver which basically just tells your VM to write data to your HDD, then it tells your host to deliver the data to and from your network hardware.

    MUCH faster than trying to emulate a network card in the VM apparently.
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  • From Nightfox@1:103/705 to Android8675 on Thursday, February 14, 2019 17:12:54
    Re: LORD
    By: Android8675 to Nightfox on Thu Feb 14 2019 02:34 pm

    Solution is to use a virtIO driver which basically just tells your VM to write data to your HDD, then it tells your host to deliver the data to and from your network hardware.

    MUCH faster than trying to emulate a network card in the VM apparently.

    I've heard of that before and I keep forgetting about it..

    Nightfox

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  • From Mortifis@1:103/705 to Android8675 on Thursday, February 14, 2019 21:25:26
    Re: LORD
    By: Nightfox to Daryl Stout on Wed Jan 30 2019 01:35 pm

    I tried running my BBS on a 32-bit Windows 10, but it was very slow for some reason. I was running in a VM though. It seems to run a lot better in Windows 7.

    Old thread, but I see this comment all the time, I'm running on Virtualbox (6 I think) and if you use the default "emulated network card" you'll get really poor results.

    Solution is to use a virtIO driver which basically just tells your VM to write data to your HDD, then it tells your host to deliver the data to and from your network hardware.

    MUCH faster than trying to emulate a network card in the VM apparently.

    It seems that many SysOps are running SBBS in a VM just so they can have old 16 bit doors ... I mean ... hey, SBBS runs just fine on a native x86_64 or even a Linux X86_64 or ARM7+... also ... Virtualbox 6+ is deprecating 32/16 support ... so what is the solution? HUH!? Perhaps just use Virtualbox 5.2+ or forget old DOS Doors and run SBBS natively and use JS Doors & 32 bit Doors .... IMHO


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  • From Android8675@1:103/705 to Mortifis on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 07:20:02
    Re: Re: LORD
    By: Mortifis to Android8675 on Thu Feb 14 2019 09:25 pm

    Old thread, but I see this comment all the time, I'm running on
    Virtualbox (6 I think) and if you use the default "emulated network
    card" you'll get really poor results.

    Solution is to use a virtIO driver which basically just tells your VM
    to write data to your HDD, then it tells your host to deliver the data
    to and from your network hardware.

    MUCH faster than trying to emulate a network card in the VM
    apparently.

    It seems that many SysOps are running SBBS in a VM just so they can have old 16 bit doors ... I mean ... hey, SBBS runs just fine on a native x86_64 or even a Linux X86_64 or ARM7+... also ... Virtualbox 6+ is deprecating 32/16 support ... so what is the solution? HUH!? Perhaps just use Virtualbox 5.2+ or forget old DOS Doors and run SBBS natively and use JS Doors & 32 bit Doors .... IMHO

    I'm running an obscure Interactive Fiction Interpreter, it's old, there's no source, and I'm not talented enough to write something in .js, BUT I am trying to figure out how to use "Parchment" on the web side, but again, trying to figure out how to nicely implement it into Synchronet is taking some time which I don't have a ton of. That's my main passion for my board. I have a vision, but it's a long ways off. Hoping WinXP Guest on VB6 holds out til I get the courage to move to Linux.
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