[450] Yagi max?

John Foege john.foege at gmail.com
Sun Dec 30 05:09:24 EST 2012

Hi Bob,

Here is the best way to run Yagimax (and any of the old DOS programs) on
modern operating systems. This is how I do it:

1) Download and install DOSBox


This is a DOS emulator for Windows (will work on XP, 2000, Vista, 7, etc.)

2) Make a directory on your hard drive where you will store all your old
DOS programs, for instance:


3) Download YagiMAX 3.11


4) Unzip the contents of the ZIP file to


5) Now start up DOSBox. You will be dropped into a familiar old school
looking DOS prompt. In order to access files on your machine, you need to
mount them into DOSBox. The best way to understand this is with an example.
At the emulated DOS prompt, type the following (assuming the dir that
contains all your old DOS programs is c:\dosprogs as above):

mount c c:\dosprogs

6) What this does is create an emulated C drive under DOSBox that points to
your real C drive, and specifically to the directory dosprogs on your C

7) Now you will type:


And hit enter to change to this emulated C drive in DOSBox.

8) Now you can do a directory listing using the DOS cd command, type cd and
hit enter and you should see your yagimax directory.

9) cd yagimax to change into the yagimax directory

10) Hit cd and hit enter again and you should see the directory listing of
all the yagimax files

11) Now to run yagimax you will type the executable name and hit enter:


And hit enter. Voila...Yagimax will be running. The only other thing about
DOSBox that you will need to know is the following:

When you are running a program like Yagimax that has mouse support and you
click inside the program window, DOSBox will capture your mouse to that
window. Your mouse will be "stuck" in the running DOS windows and you won't
be able to release it back to Windows. This is normal. To tell DOSBox to
release your mouse and give the mouse focus back to Windows, you have to
hit CTRL+F10.

If you have any questions or issues, please get in touch with me. This
should work out for you just fine. Also to run any other programs like
hairpin or dl6wu or whatever, you'd just exit back to the DOSBox prompt and
run them from the command prompt as normal...

To exit DOSBox you type in "exit" from the DOSBox command prompt and hit



On Sat, Dec 29, 2012 at 9:38 PM, Bob <n1ujs at toast.net> wrote:

> Anyone send me a copy of Yagimax (including DL6WU) that will work (without
> crashing) in XP?  John?
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