View Full Version : Please Help, Don't Know How To Get Started

Mr. White
20-12-2004, 06:16 PM
My brother used to have an amiga 600 when I was like 12, 13 years old.
He had this game flashback, that I since wanted to play again. Now i found this site, and i'm really psyched about it!!!!
I already downloaded it, unzipped it, did some stuff with the .exe files, but my computer crashed on me, it was clear that I did it all wrong.
So how do I get started here? I hope someone helps me real fast, 'cause I really want to play this game again!

Oh yeah, in case it's important, I still use windows 98


20-12-2004, 06:20 PM
which game are you talking about?

Mr. White
20-12-2004, 06:22 PM
here's the link

20-12-2004, 06:27 PM
Download Dosbox (http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/download.php?main=1&begaming_website_session=aff87895362dc8de6e386a602 5211f8e)

Read the newbie guide (http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php?page=Basic+Setup+and+Installation+of+Dos Box)

And ask us if something remains unclear-/

Mr. White
20-12-2004, 06:30 PM
cool! a newbie guide! that's what i need!!

seems like a cool site y'all got here!

20-12-2004, 06:32 PM
LOL are you from texas or something?

Mr. White
20-12-2004, 06:39 PM
Huh? no man , how did you come up with that? ..the "y'all"thing? is that texanian? heheh

No, I'm a Belgian!!


Mr. White
20-12-2004, 07:13 PM
ok, so now i followed the whole guide, and when I type
cd flashback
i get the following message:
unable to change to: flashback.

and i really think i did it all right...

now what?

20-12-2004, 07:45 PM
uhm if you mounted everything correctly
then you should remember that flashback is 9 letters and dos (and so dosbox) only supported 8 letters.

20-12-2004, 07:49 PM
extract files to c:\flash

Run dosbox

mount c: c:\
cd flash

And now just type the games filename-/

Mr. White
20-12-2004, 07:50 PM
aha it's that simple is it??
i'll make it flashbac that should do it then right?
hey thanx, I really don't know muck, I just want to play this game, and if I can learn anything in the process , that's cool!!
Thanx everybody!


20-12-2004, 07:51 PM
Should be...
and flashbac should suffice

Mr. White
23-12-2004, 09:18 AM
ok, cool, now it's working, the intro starts, much too slow though, and there's something wrong with the sound too.
But then, i'm asked for a password, and just typing something just makes the game getting locked down...
sorry guys , just not a big computerwizard...


Mr. White
23-12-2004, 07:41 PM
ok, i've gotten this far now:
I ran the fltflash.com , so the crack for the password should work, but it still doesn't work..
Which .exe should I use to run the game?? there's a Fb.exe , and a Fbe.exe,
and Fbsave.exe and a Fbunc.exe and a Install.exe
My guess is one of the first two, but the sound really sucks, the animation of the intro is real slow, even after CtrlF8 and CtrlF12's...
But the real problem is the game doesn't start after typin a word in the password section...
So what am I doing wrong here?

I want to play this game soo bad!

24-12-2004, 12:33 AM
Did I read in one of your posts that you're using Windows 98? You shouldn't need to use Dosbox if that's the case. I have Windows 98 and I use it for every game and have never had problems.

Eagle Of Fire posted a really helpful message which might also help you :)

Instructions for playing games with Win 98 (http://www.abandonia.com/forum//index.php?showtopic=1906&st=0&#entry41131)

01-01-2005, 08:27 AM
:ot: But thanks Wendy. I could have used that info when I first came here. I had to find it out by myself. Most people with questions don't leave enough info to give an accurate answer. I have seen quite a few replys telling people to download dosbox which as I found out doesn't work on old pcs...and isn't needed for windows 98 in most cases.

01-01-2005, 03:12 PM
I think you should be grateful for all help offered.

01-01-2005, 11:08 PM
It wasn't meant to be like that. I added an... hmm ..an admendment in Seb's constructive critisim thread... :blink: