Tame General Information
To install Tame, run the setup program and select the folder
to install Tame into.
After installation, Tame will immediately begin to work with
each DOS application that is run. In most cases, responsiveness of the
application is noticeably improved, and CPU usage is dramatically
Reference the Release Notes to see
a list of features that are new with this version of Tame.
If you have an earlier version of Tame installed, it is
recommended that you remove it prior to installing this upgrade. If
custom options that were required with releases of Tame prior to release 4.5,
those custom options are probably not appropriate for this release, and Tame
can be more effective if they are not supplied.
If you have a license for a previous release of Tame, that
license is valid for Release 4.5. You may need to manually copy the
license file to the new Tame folder after installation. There is no need
to run a separate program to apply registration.
If you run DOS programs, you have probably noticed that the
DOS program will take over the CPU. This can be devastating in a multi-user
environment such as Microsoft Terminal Server or Citrix Metaframe. A dual
processor machine can slow to a crawl with just a few users. In addition,
many DOS programs provide very sluggish response, or have other problems when
run on a 32 bit system.
Tame provides the capability to efficiently run DOS
applications on an NT based system. With Tame, DOS applications use
as little CPU as is needed, while maintaining a level of responsiveness that
rivals that of native 32 bit applications. Tame also solves a
growing list of compatibility problems that DOS applications
experience. In addition, Tame provides the ability to monitor
running DOS applications, and diagnose problems that may arise with them.
Evaluation License Terms
A fully functional copy of Tame may be evaluated for a
limited time of 30 days, to make sure it meets your needs prior to
purchase. The Tame License document
provides details about the evaluation license and options for purchasing a
Windows 2000 Terminal Services
Windows NT 4.0
Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
Windows 2003 Server
Windows 2008 Server
Windows 7 32 bit edition
Windows 10 32 bit edition
Why use Tame?
Most DOS applications simply run better when Tame is used.
These are a few reasons why.
Improve application responsiveness
Support more users on a multi-user system
Centrally monitor and manage DOS application usage
Peace of mind. With Tame, you may run DOS applications that
are needed. Tame takes care of making sure the program runs efficiently and
Problems Tame can Solve
Some applications have expectations that are not met in a
multi-user system, or behave in a way that causes problems. Tame can provide an
isolation layer to solve problems like this. If your application exhibits any
of the following symptoms when run in Windows NT, Tame can make the problem go
Uses 100% of the CPU
Application changes the system date
Application forces the console to full screen mode
Application uses file locks excessively or incorrectly
Only one user at a time should start the application
Printing is delayed, or does not start until you exit the
Application depends on BIOS services that are not implemented
CPU usage is reduced by allocating the processor more
effectively. On a multi-user system, this allows a system to support more
users while also improving performance that each user experiences.
Keyboard response is improved considerably. In many cases,
keyboarding delays are eliminated completely, and keyboard response for a DOS
application will rival that of a native 32 bit Windows application.
The keyboard remains responsive even while other DOS applications
are doing heavy processing. Tame can help interactive sessions receive
preferred treatment for the fraction of a second it takes to process most
Centrally monitor execution of DOS programs that are currently
running on a system
Extensive logging capability, ranging from a single line to
summarize each program run, to a detailed list of what happened for each
Detailed diagnostic tracing that may be used to diagnose problems
with the DOS program, or to determine what Tame settings may improve usage of
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