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Screen recording DOS VM?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by sushi064, Nov 24, 2010.

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  1. sushi064

    sushi064 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I am trying to use a screen recorder to record my DOS 7.01 virtual machine. I have VM Additions installed. When I am not in full-screen mode, the DOS window is quite small on the desktop, so I want to shift to full-screen. But whenever I do, both Camtasia and CamStudio glitch in some way. Are there any better solutions beside a standalone? I guess I could use a video camera.

    Thanks!
    sushi064
     
  2. PedroHin

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    I suggest changing the MS-Dos window to a larger font size, and leave the window 'windowed'. Switching to full-screen MS-Dos causes the video driver to actually switch down to a plain VGA mode which is also character-based resolution rather than pixel-based.

    If you click on the upper-left corner of the MS-Dos session, select 'properties' and pick a Lucida Console font -- maybe 20 points or higher. This should make your screen recordings readable
     
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    Unfortunately, Microsoft Virtual PC's Properties window will not allow me to change the fonts in DOS-- but thanks for the suggestion... :)
     
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