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Forum: Games Discussion 21-10-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,574
Posted By zirkoni
You can setup Windows 3.x to run inside DOSBox...

You can setup Windows 3.x to run inside DOSBox and run the game in Windows 3.x.
I think this forum has (or had?) a Windows 3.1 installation zip-archive ready to be run in DOSBox available somewhere...
Forum: D 09-10-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,362
Posted By zirkoni
*.rar, *.r0, *.r1, *.r2 => split rar archive ...

*.rar, *.r0, *.r1, *.r2 => split rar archive


Do you have all the files in the same folder? The *.rar file is the only file you should extract, the other files are automatically included in the...
Forum: Introductions, Farewells and Returns 27-09-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By zirkoni
I don't really play Windows games much but I have...

I don't really play Windows games much but I have tried some games in PCem. Windows 98 + PCem (or QEMU?) might work just fine for most old Windows games.
Forum: Games Discussion 13-09-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,656
Posted By zirkoni
The "discuss this game" link on Batman - The...

The "discuss this game" link on Batman - The Caped Crusader (http://www.abandonia.com/en/games/919)leads to the thread of another game (Batman Forever (http://www.abandonia.com/en/games/599)).
Forum: Tech Corner 26-08-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 649
Posted By zirkoni
Is the drive encrypted? If not, then you can...

Is the drive encrypted?


If not, then you can easily get the data of the disk with a Linux live USB or DVD (of course your laptop also needs to support booting from one of those).


Another option...
Forum: Troubleshooting 20-07-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 887
Posted By zirkoni
These commands will switch DOSBox to maximum CPU...

These commands will switch DOSBox to maximum CPU emulation speed:

core dynamic
cycles max


You can type them at the DOSBox command prompt or set them in the DOSBox.conf file. Should make the game...
Forum: Approved Requests 20-07-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,866
Posted By zirkoni
And we never heard from her again... :cry: I must...

And we never heard from her again... :cry:
I must have been looking for Bedlam 2 CD/CD-image for 10+ years.
Forum: Forgotten Games Bureau 27-06-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By zirkoni
Was it a fighting game, you try to shoot the...

Was it a fighting game, you try to shoot the other players? And some kind of cave flying game?


Maybe Wings: https://youtu.be/vK82B3BjhaA


There are lots of similar Finnish games:...
Forum: Programming 03-05-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 504
Posted By zirkoni
C# + C++ = Beef:...

C# + C++ = Beef: https://www.beeflang.org/docs/foreward/


C++ almost definitely has better performance in most cases but if you're not making a Triple-A game with lifelike graphics and sophisticated...
Forum: Games Discussion 25-04-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,410
Posted By zirkoni
Like this: SET...

Like this:

SET PATH=%PATH%;C:\ULTRASND;C:\UTILS;C:\UTILS\DN;C:\UTILS\ZIP250;C:\UTILS\CDPLAYER;C:\UTILS\SEA;C:\UTILS\PSVIEW;C:\UTILS\PLAYMID;C:\UTILS\DOSMID;


Is there really a space in...
Forum: Troubleshooting 23-04-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 894
Posted By zirkoni
Getting old Windows games to run on a newer...

Getting old Windows games to run on a newer PC/operating system is not always the easiest thing to do, especially if you're not very knowledgeable about such things.


No idea what this is, looks...
Forum: Games Discussion 21-04-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,410
Posted By zirkoni
You have probably messed up the PATH environment...

You have probably messed up the PATH environment variable in DOSBox. You don't have access to any of the DOSBox internal commands on the Z-drive.

If you modify the PATH, you should do something like...
Forum: Games Discussion 07-04-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 32,573
Posted By zirkoni
A few lines on a CLI vs a few clicks in a GUI. I...

A few lines on a CLI vs a few clicks in a GUI. I wouldn't say easier, just different. But I guess most people are not familiar with using a CLI anymore.
Forum: Games Discussion 02-04-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,410
Posted By zirkoni
So, which one is it? Black screen or no...

So, which one is it? Black screen or no speech/music? Gravis sound doesn't seem to work but otherwise I'm not able to reproduce either issue.
Forum: Blah, blah, blah... 24-03-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,608
Posted By zirkoni
There's also the possibility of the virus...

There's also the possibility of the virus mutating. I'm no biologist/virologist but I'd think the more the virus spreads, the higher the possibility of a dangerous mutation.
Forum: Blah, blah, blah... 22-03-2020, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,608
Posted By zirkoni
About 0.5% of people between the ages 15-64 who...

About 0.5% of people between the ages 15-64 who have caught the virus, have died. Of course, the percentage is the higher the older the people are but even for young adults it's around 0.2%.

There...
Forum: Gaming Zone 23-02-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,617
Posted By zirkoni
Marketing? XD Nope, lots of people who had never...

Marketing? XD

Nope, lots of people who had never heard of UFO:EU before and played it for the first time in the 2000s still liked it. There were no adds/commercials for the game around when I first...
Forum: Gaming Zone 23-02-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,617
Posted By zirkoni
IMO, everything you wrote there is...

IMO, everything you wrote there is invalid.


Even if the games have bugs, we now have open source clones (OpenXcom and OpenApoc) that can fix all those bugs and improve the games in other ways as...
Forum: Gaming Zone 22-02-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,617
Posted By zirkoni
1) UFO: Enemy Unknown (you should try...

1) UFO: Enemy Unknown (you should try OpenXcom)
2) XCOM: Apocalypse (you should try OpenApoc)
3) Fallout
4) Elder Scrolls: Daggerfall (you should try Daggerfall Unity)
5) Commander Keen: Goodbye...
Forum: Troubleshooting 18-02-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,942
Posted By zirkoni
Very old? So, maybe it's also not powerful enough...

Very old? So, maybe it's also not powerful enough for a protected mode DOS game in DOSBox.


If you're already using core=dynamic and cycles=max, I don't really know what else you could try. Maybe...
Forum: B 28-12-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,012
Posted By zirkoni
I don't remember having any problems with this...

I don't remember having any problems with this game running in DOSBox:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oye2-9J-5EI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oye2-9J-5EI)


I'm pretty sure I used this CD-image.

Did...
Forum: Games Discussion 27-11-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 61,771
Posted By zirkoni
Daggerfall Unity has reached alpha milestone. It...

Daggerfall Unity has reached alpha milestone. It means you no longer have to run the buggy DOS version but can use the open source clone instead.





https://www.dfworkshop.net/
Forum: Troubleshooting 18-11-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,898
Posted By zirkoni
The emulation speed of DOSBox depends on your...

The emulation speed of DOSBox depends on your CPU. 10k emulated cycles on one CPU does not necessarily run at the same speed on some other CPU.


Anyway, for those three games the default settings...
Forum: Forgotten Games Bureau 09-09-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,194
Posted By zirkoni
Maybe one of...

Maybe one of these:
https://www.mobygames.com/browse/games/nes/beatemup-brawler/
or these:
https://www.mobygames.com/browse/games/nes/fighting/
Forum: Games Discussion 25-08-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,033
Posted By zirkoni
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