View Full Version : S2G screenie problem...

12-06-2004, 02:26 PM
Okay, so I ran the game first, no sound and no screen.
So then I ran VDMS and finally got sound but no screen :(
I run it under DOSbox, VERY slow...got sound...but the screen is all different colours till I switch back and forth, and then it suddendly loads something chapter 6 or something o.O

12-06-2004, 03:17 PM
What the game you actually speak of here? What is S2g?

12-06-2004, 04:09 PM
Settlers 2 Gold Edition

12-06-2004, 06:04 PM
If you are able to, try the game under Windows 98 / 98 Second Edition, should have no problems there, but if you want to hear sound there, you need a soundcard from Creative (Creative Live! 5.1 is good) that includes drivers for Windows 98 only to emulate old Soundblaster standards.

12-06-2004, 06:24 PM
I have Windows 98 SE and I CAN'T run s2g :( ... If anybody can come up with a sollution, i'm listening.S2g was a (verry) good game and i can't wait to play it again

13-06-2004, 02:28 AM
so....anyone else going to try to solve it?

13-06-2004, 08:25 AM
Ok, to the pic problem: DO NOT USE DOSBOX OR VDMS! It will not work under them! AT ALL! The sound will work. I tried it. Up Uploaded it..

13-06-2004, 10:32 AM
Do you run S2G under Windows 98 on desktop / from Explorer or from Dos-shell? Most games won't run if the are started on desktop / explorer, but do that under Dos-shell.

13-06-2004, 02:37 PM
okay, i could run DOS if i wanted to, but my PC doesn't wants to :s
So i've got myself a 7.* edition of ms-dos, once installed it..it says a faulty partition is on the HDD...so I'm forced to Windows XP :(

The Niles
13-06-2004, 09:59 PM
DOS cannot handle the NTSD partition that XP uses. It still needs the FAT32 of yesteryear. There are ways to create two partitions on your HD but you will need to fuigure out how yourself or get someone else to help you with it becasue I don't know how to do that.

14-06-2004, 09:31 AM
and let it be so that i installed windows XP on a fat32 partition :lol:

The Niles
14-06-2004, 03:13 PM
Creating two partitions on your HD can still help you then. It will allow you to format the smaller (100MB should suffice) partition as the DOS version you have would like.

14-06-2004, 04:57 PM
there the problem comes in... MS-DOS refuses to reconize my HDD's

The Niles
14-06-2004, 09:48 PM
Mhh, something really wierd is going on. I'll give it some thought.

15-06-2004, 06:06 AM
Hey, you don't need DOS on that second partition, Win98 will suffice for almost all old games, believe me, just start them not from Explorer, but from this Dos-prompt, found in start -> programs -> accessories or near there somewhere.
If you need detailed description of how to make two partitions and what install in which sequence, just PM me and I'll send you e-mail describing that.

15-06-2004, 07:22 AM
IIRC, you can use an application called partition magic to do that.. i used that application once and you can even switch NTFS to FAT32 and vice versa. and i definitely agree that win98 is the best for gaming.. :)

15-06-2004, 07:31 AM
I have Windows 98 SE and I CAN'T run s2g :( *... If anybody can come up with a sollution, i'm listening.S2g was a (verry) good game and i can't wait to play it again

All right problem solved, the game works yay :D I just bought a new video card.Works like a breeze now