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19-02-2017 12:57 PM
Unregistered gamer
busted game

Don't download this game any more. It might have been a good game back in the years it came out but not today.

I call it impossible to win this game. Usually you get busted within the first two years, while a computer player NEVER goes bust in ten years, even when you are cheating and having the computer player attacked all the time.

The "problems" with the oil selling and the pipelining game are happening way too often. Even when you have 10 or 20 oil fields - two or three "bad months" and you're done. The developers seems to be very proud of their shitty action game sequences - because there are to be played that often. But I don't want to know how often they got their face smashed in really hard by someone who has had too much frustration playing these sequences.

When you're selling oil, there is no button to select the maximum amount to sell. You are sitting for hours, pressing the mouse key and wait... and wait ... and wait ... ... and wait a little longer for the numbers to raise up. Pretty annoying, I don't know how much years of lifetime is forgotten little feature would have saved to mankind.

When all the oil wells are occupied there is almost no change anymore in the game. You sit for hours, selling oil, drilling dried-up wells and sometimes paying detectives... and NOTHING happens. Until you finally decide to make more than 2 billion so that the bug will give you freedom.

No ... not a good game anymore. Don't waste your time and moods on it.
19-06-2011 12:49 PM
Professor Oak
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Originally Posted by azrael300 View Post
WTF NO ONES RETARDEd!!! THAY ALL HAVE DOSBOX FOOLSM DONT SAY YOU NEED DOSBOX BECAUSE THAY DO RETARD NOW GET YOUR MIND STraate!and now that i fixed that problem with anger wen i poot the code and pres enter the only blasted thing i can see are multycoler dots and a 1?got any ideas!!!!
Don't look back in anger, I hear them say...
02-10-2010 08:44 PM
The Fifth Horseman In order to run the game without Mo'slo, you need to use:
oilega.exe EGA
The EGA parameter is important, without it all you'll get is a messed up display in a CGA palette.
16-05-2010 09:42 AM
The Fifth Horseman
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Originally Posted by azrael300 View Post
WTF NO ONES RETARDEd!!! THAY ALL HAVE DOSBOX FOOLSM DONT SAY YOU NEED DOSBOX BECAUSE THAY DO RETARD NOW GET YOUR MIND STraate!
#1 question asked on this forum by 9 in every 10 newbies who ever posted is...
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how do you run this game i have xp
... so no, they don't all have DOSBox. Most of them don't even bother to read the goddamn FAQ.

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and now that i fixed that problem with anger wen i poot the code and pres enter the only blasted thing i can see are multycoler dots and a 1?got any ideas!!!!
Your config file, please.
16-05-2010 03:02 AM
DarthHelmet86 I just downloaded this game, it has taken me all of 5 seconds to get it working. Run it in DosBox, open the Oil.bat file and off you go. Running oilega.exe leads to the screen you got, so don't use it.

In recap just run Oil.bat in Dosbox and the game will work fine.
16-05-2010 01:44 AM
_r.u.s.s.
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Originally Posted by azrael300 View Post
WTF NO ONES RETARDEd!!! THAY ALL HAVE DOSBOX FOOLSM DONT SAY YOU NEED DOSBOX BECAUSE THAY DO RETARD NOW GET YOUR MIND STraate!and now that i fixed that problem with anger wen i poot the code and pres enter the only blasted thing i can see are multycoler dots and a 1?got any ideas!!!!
use dosbox
16-05-2010 01:03 AM
azrael300
help me!!!

WTF NO ONES RETARDEd!!! THAY ALL HAVE DOSBOX FOOLSM DONT SAY YOU NEED DOSBOX BECAUSE THAY DO RETARD NOW GET YOUR MIND STraate!and now that i fixed that problem with anger wen i poot the code and pres enter the only blasted thing i can see are multycoler dots and a 1?got any ideas!!!!
09-02-2007 11:34 AM
Icewolf <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Guest @ Feb 9 2007, 03:35 AM) [snapback]278546[/snapback]</div>
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install blackgold to a diretory then run dosbox and make sure the 1st dosbox line says something like this:

Z:\>mount c c:\games\strategy\blackgold then hit enter...

then type c: then hit enter again and magically the Z changes to C:

then type what .exe you need to play the game, in this case it is 'start'
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This... is actually known.
09-02-2007 01:35 AM
Guest install blackgold to a diretory then run dosbox and make sure the 1st dosbox line says something like this:

Z:\>mount c c:\games\strategy\blackgold then hit enter...

then type c: then hit enter again and magically the Z changes to C:

then type what .exe you need to play the game, in this case it is 'start'



19-11-2006 02:32 PM
DaveyZ Hey people

Read this whole thread and see people struggling to get this to run.

All you need is DosBox and knowledge of how to up and down the CPU cycles.

Download the game and save to a directory on your computer.

Set DosBox to 10,000 cycles and use "mount c z:\zzz" where z:\zzz is the directory in which Oil Imperium / Black Gold is located.

Then goto "c:" in Dosbox and to run the game type OIL. Note you DO NOT need to change the batch file or run the EGA version - these won't work!

Hopefully the game should then run fine. When prompted for codes just enter any letter, press enter, another letter, press enter and you are in.

The arcade sequences need the CPU slowed down. Use CTRL-F11 to slow and CTRL-F12 to speed up. You definitely need to do the for drilling. Use SPACE to increase the pressure to max when drilling, use CURSOR KEYS to control deviation (keep central). Should take 3 days of game time.

Building a pipeline is tough - don't slow CPU too much or it won't respond to the mouse fast enough. Build a pipeline from bottom right to top left by clicking on pipe parts. Computer will still win sometimes you must plan your route be quick and have CPU set reasonably high.

Extinguishing fires - walk over and put dynamite (space) underneath each well, plan your route so you get to all in time.

MOST IMPORTANT TIP:!!! YOU CAN SAVE YOUR GAME. On the main office screen click on the logo of your company, bottom right-ish. From the menu that appears select the "PC to disk" option to save or the "Disk to PC" option to load. Then you can quit and return later.

Finally... if you suspect problems with the extinguisher game - two tips: 1) Keep a few million in reserve to pay for it to be extinguished. 2) Save regularly so if it happens you can re-load earlier game - maybe it won't happen or you can pay detectives to protect you.

IMPORTANT PLAYING THE GAME TIP: Choose an area to start in and get 4/5 expert reports first to select a first buy, then build up a map of reports before you buy. Every area will have some amazing fields (100K+ oil, below 1.2m price and 500K max running costs) whilst there will be some dreadful ones (less than 60K oil, in some cases just a few barrels a month).

GOOD LUCK PLAYING a great game and remember ctrl-f11 and ctrl-f12 to speed up and slow down, and use the save game option regularly.
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