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30-01-2004, 02:46 PM
Ive been a regular in abandonia...eversince my first download ive been having trouble running sounds for the games that ive downloaded. how do i get the sounds running? the last game ive downloaded was KGB and legends of KYRANDIA....still the same no sound!! pls tell me how to fix it?

thanks in advance and bravo to you kosta for being so industrious again!! :wink:

The Niles
30-01-2004, 09:31 PM
Not hearing sounds could have any number of reasons. Giving us your system specs (are you running XP for instance) will help us in determining what exactly is causing this for you.
The mostly causes are an XP machine and incorrectly configured setup. If you are on an XP machine try downloading DOSBox and running the game from there. If you do not have XP (or win2000) try running setup.exe or install.exe and configure the game accoring to your own machines specs.

31-01-2004, 12:24 AM
Sound is a definite must, especiall on games such as Kyrandia. They make up a lot of the game's atmosphere. So, as The Picard has stated above, DosBox could be a potential solution (sounds in Kyrandia work in DoxBox, I've checked). If that doesn't work, you can always try VDM Sound. This is a wonderful solution for all XP-DOS gamers. It basically installs XP sound drivers for DOS. You can find it here:
Of course, last but not least, there is DOS mode over the bootable floppy with DOS sound drivers. This is probably most difficult to set up, but most compatible. Hope any of this helps, and thanks for the comments! :)

31-01-2004, 08:17 AM
As usual Ill give my answer to everything. DOSBOX!!! It recreates SOUND BLASTER sound, so you select that in install or whatever. Some games actually allow you to use modern speakers, but very few. also DOS BOX, my answer to all DOSing problems, manages the amount of CPU the game can use, about 5000 is a good level, allowing the games to run at a respectable speed!

Also it will allow games that don't run (just create a black screen) to.. you guessed it, run! Download now! it works on KGB and almost all Abandonia games! so download today! only the cost of a few minutes internet connection! oh wait.. this isn't an advert..

31-01-2004, 01:16 PM
haha, yes, DosBox is the ultimate solution for a powerful computer. If you want to find out how compatible a certain game is with DosBox, you can check its status here:

31-01-2004, 02:08 PM
thanks for all your help....i am using an old PC i have a windows 98 2nd edition OS and my PC runs at only 200 mhz.quiet old i only got it for about 5k pesos :? . last night i tried downloading the boot disk located at the website but the problem is i dont know how to use it :( .

i guess im gonna try the dosbox thing u guys mentioned. pray to god it works....gonna download it later tonyt!! :lol:

The Niles
31-01-2004, 06:18 PM
DOSBox on such an old machine is not a good idea since DOSBox requires a great deal of resources (DOSBox would be far too slow for you). The reason you don't have sounds I think (from reading you computer specs) is that the games you played where not setup correctly. your computer has a sound card that is not compatible with the way the game is setup. You will need to run a file called either setup.exe or install.exe. Select the sound device that is in your computer and configure it they way they are initialized in the config.sys file in the root of your computer (c:\). You can open that file with notepad but be sure to not change anything or things are going to go awfully wrong with your computer.

The standard values for sound are IRQ = 7, DMA = 3, io= 220.

If you have any trouble with doing this don't hesitate to ask.

The Niles
31-01-2004, 06:26 PM
Okay I did some digging (okay my brother and I did some digging) and we came up with this.

It might be possible that your config.sys file is missing the correct commandline. This is entirely possible since win98 was never really ment to run DOS applications. You will need to configure them manually. Read more on how to this in the following links.


http://retailsupport.ea.com/tech_support/h..._to/blaster.htm (http://retailsupport.ea.com/tech_support/how_to/blaster.htm)

One last link
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...seconfigtxt.asp (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=%2Fsupport%2Fwindows%2Freadme%2F win98SE%2Fw98seconfigtxt.asp)

01-02-2004, 01:23 PM
Thanks for the research Picard i really appreciate it. sad to say even the dosbox doesnt seem to work on my pc :(. i managed to run kyrandia for a few seconds sounds wer stuttering and then after a while it crashed :x . Atleast thanks to picard i still have hope. im gonna try that links picard let u know if it works....hope it does

The Niles
01-02-2004, 07:41 PM
no problem 8) .

27-02-2004, 07:59 AM
creating a boot disk should solve all problems with win98. in fact P200 is better for old games then new computers. new computers may have problmes with speed. for example mission summary in Deadly games goes by way too fast on over 1000Mhz computer.

17-03-2004, 05:10 PM
Actually i never heard of old games(<1994) that work on higher than 1000 Mhz processors

17-03-2004, 06:01 PM
DOSbox isn't always the answer
I've tried running serveral different (official) downloads of "betrayela t krondor" on it and all I got was a black screen

I usually recommend VDM sound

28-07-2004, 10:21 AM
The Legend of Kyrandia is a notoriously tricky game to get to run, but it's worth perserving. It's awesome. And it's all in how you set up the config sig as you must have a minimum of 570 of Dos memory for it to run.

Here's our I've configured my con. sig. to get Kyrandia to run:

Device=c:\windows\emm386.exe NOEMS
devicehigh=C:\BTCCDROM.SYS /D:OEMCD001

If you're still having trouble with getting the sound to work, then you need to run it from Dos and not a Dos box within Windows. If you have XP, then I'm not sure what you should do as I use 98.

28-07-2004, 11:51 AM
With Windows XP, if it would run there at all, there would be no sound, and music only set to any of General MIDI-cards, no Soundblaster music.