View Full Version : Help Me With Two Games

17-11-2004, 11:46 AM
Ok here is my problem.But first of all I don't use dosbox cuz my PC isn't that fast.

So the first game is The incredible Machine 2.Was perfect till today when I tried to run it there is a message that says "insufisant extended memory" or something like that(but it is with memory)

The second is called The Horde I tried it under DosBox but the screen restart, then I tried out under DOS-mode - Window$ is restarting.
If you have any sugestions please tell me :D

17-11-2004, 12:14 PM
About Incredible Machine 2 - I guess you need to enable EMS in dosbox.conf. Find this line:
# xms -- Enable XMS support.
# ems -- Enable EMS support."
and modify this one line under it that it looks like this: "ems=true"
If it won't help, add more memory. Look for this line:
and modify this line under it:
"memsize=64" to have more memory (in MB).

About The Horde, I guess as even Windows restarts, it must be corrupted / damaged. Try to download it again.

17-11-2004, 12:30 PM
the horde is tricky under dosbox.

you can get it running by setting the cpu cycles too high for your machine to handle.

17-11-2004, 03:36 PM
:wall: :wall: :wall: :wall: I don't use DosBox

17-11-2004, 04:29 PM
Well, I don't know what your problem with DosBox is, but it's one of the best suitable programs for the old games.

17-11-2004, 04:38 PM
I mentioned that already..My PC isn't that fast only P800

Unknown Hero
17-11-2004, 06:56 PM
ONLY P800??? Well, that's pretty fast and you should use DosBox! :ok:

And while we are talking about EMS support, how can I turn it off in DosBox?

17-11-2004, 06:59 PM
In the config file:


17-11-2004, 07:42 PM
Originally posted by Unknown Hero@Nov 17 2004, 07:56 PM
ONLY P800??? Well, that's pretty fast and you should use DosBox! :ok:

And while we are talking about EMS support, how can I turn it off in DosBox?
8oomhz ^_^

Unknown Hero
19-11-2004, 12:56 AM
Yeah, I know, but I just wrote it in shortened way!

19-11-2004, 01:34 AM
eh, dosbox doesn't work well for me either, i only have a pentium 3...not overly fast

19-11-2004, 03:08 AM
Yamcha565656, I'm quoting the tech help post of a girl called Deb for installing instructions of The Horde. (Hope this helps)

Create an empty temporary directory. Let's call it \Tmphorde. Unzip the download into it. There are 6 .zips inside the download (Horde-1.zip through Horde-6.zip). Unzip these 6 .zips into the \Tmphorde directory too.

Go to the DOS prompt (MS-DOS prompt in Windows is fine) and type:

subst B: C:\Tmphorde
install C:
The installation will begin. Whenever it asks you to insert disks, just hit Enter. The game creates and installs the game into a directory called Horde.
When the installation is finished be sure to remove the drive substitution with:

subst b: /d

After the installation is complete, put a copy of the Hordecrk.com file that is in the Tmphorde directory into the \Horde directory with the game files. Then run Hordecrk.com to crack the game. You only have to do this once.

Run the HORDE.EXE file that's in the \Horde directory to start the game.

The game ran fine for me in DOS, but I should note that the music files in the game didn't work well with my sound card. There does not seem to be any configuration program or command line perimeters to change sound card settings. So if you have the same annoying noise do this: Once you're past the title screens and the game starts, you can hit F3 to access the Game options. Toggle through them with the arrow keys and turn the Music off.

NOTE that if you've made previous attempts to install the game and they failed, check to see if the directory called Horde was created You'll need to delete the Horde directory and start over using one of the methods above.

19-11-2004, 03:31 AM
If you're recently having problems with enough memory to run The Incredible Machine2, is it possible that your Config.sys file has been overwritten or changed? (Keeping in mind that I can only speak from a Windows 98 point of view as I've never used Win XP.)

Do you have some reference to HIMEM.SYS and EMM386.EXE in your config file? It's important that there's no NOEMS command after EMM386.EXE - unless this is a game that doesn't use expanded memory. Also some old Dos games need a minimum amount of conventional memory - about 560k. You need to load all devices high in the Autoexec.bat to ensure you've got enough.

My Config.sys:

devicehigh=C:\BTCCDROM.SYS /D:OEMCD001

My Autoexec.bat:

SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 H5 P330 T6

19-11-2004, 01:11 PM
:ok: Thanks for help Wendymaree. I must try it. Btw I use Win98 too