On Sun, 06 Mar 2016, Robert Wolfe wrote to All:
I noticed that some DOS programs (namely BBS ones) tend to spike
out the CPU under OS/2 and eCS. I have TAME installed and it
seems to help, but I was wondering two things here:
1. Is there an alternative (preferable non-shareware) to TAME?
which TAME program is that? the old DOS tame.exe written by david thomas??
2. If not, is the TAME developer still reachable and is he still
taking registrations for the software?
it is highly doubtful that they are still around much less taking registrations...
me? i prefer and have always used the free OSTSR (OS/2 Time Slice Releaser) from Jay Clegg... it converts DESQview DV-PAUSE calls to DOSSLEEP calls... effectively it fools DESQview aware programs into thinking they are running under DESQview... then i just set all programs to DV mode unless they autodetect or recognize OS/2 on their own...
the OSTSR docs mention other programs like OS2SPEED and TAME21... i assume that
TAME21 is different than the DOS TAME i ask about above because the one version of TAME that i've ever used is v3.2 dated Dec 1993 with a copyright from 1988 to 1994... apparently one could use OS2SPEED with TAME21... OSTSR apparently does the same as those two combined but in a smaller package... i don't know as i've never looked elsewhere... if something wasn't DV or OS/2 aware and gave up time slices on its own, i didn't bother with it...
back in the day when i worried about such things, my own programs initialized with code to determine which OS they were being run under and then they selected one of five time slicing routines... after that, it was up to my code to call the slices when desired/needed... finding a happy medium between 100% CPU with 2 second processing OR 0% CPU with 30 minute processing could be a real chore...
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