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Old 12-02-2006, 05:33 PM   #1
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Well, as you might have noticed, I need some help with the DOSBox tutorial posted on this site. It's in section "Setting UP DOSBox". I'm at the part where you go into the configuration, and have to enter in the commands at the bottom, so that DOSBox can open in the C drive. I did everything that the tutorial said; I even copied and pasted the command from the tutorial into the notepad, so that there would be no errors. But whenever I open up DOSBox, it still goes to the "Z" drive. Does anyone know what the problem is, or how I can fix it? :help:
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Old 13-02-2006, 06:11 AM   #2
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You could edit the config file so some commands are automatically done at the start... But getting Z: at the beginning is very far from being a problem in itself... It would be a problem if you don't get it.
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Old 13-02-2006, 07:05 AM   #3
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Well, there's still some kind of typo in the guide. If you really followed the guide step by step, you should've "C:\DosBox\CDrive".

The guide, however, tells you to copy the following
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mount C C:\Dos\CDrive
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replace C:\Dos\CDrive with C:\DosBox\CDrive

Also replace the "D:\" at the line "mount D D:\ -t cdrom" with whatever letter your CDROM drive has (if it isn't D:\)
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Old 13-02-2006, 08:02 AM   #4
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about optimizing with dosbox. someone knows Ultimate soccer manager 2?
it runs really slow and i can't get it right, the tutorial was not much of a help........someone????
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Old 13-02-2006, 08:11 AM   #5
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Originally posted by juve@Feb 13 2006, 10:02 AM
about optimizing with dosbox. someone knows Ultimate soccer manager 2?
it runs really slow and i can't get it right, the tutorial was not much of a help........someone????
You tried to increase the cycles? (Strg+F12) I alway run games at around 10000 cycles. If the sound gets messy, decrease the cycles again (Strg+F11). Play around a bit until you find a good setting.

And don't set the cycles too high, your machine most likely can't handle it and it will slow down again.
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Old 13-02-2006, 09:26 AM   #6
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yep, it gets better but still..........i guess it's caus'e the game is designed for windows 95 or 98...and it crashes with XP
thanx anyway, or do you have another trick??
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Old 13-02-2006, 09:32 AM   #7
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Well, if it is designed for Win95/98 you can always try compatibility mode.
Another option would to be to use neither DosBox nor compatibility, but to try VDMSound. It's pretty straightforward. Install it and then try to run the game by right-clicking the EXE and then choosing "Run with VDMSound.
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Old 13-02-2006, 11:21 AM   #8
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yes, that is strange, compatability mode doesn't help
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Old 13-02-2006, 06:03 PM   #9
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If VDMSound doesn't help either, try using some virtualisation software.
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Old 14-02-2006, 12:52 AM   #10
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Originally posted by Don Andy@Feb 13 2006, 08:05 AM
Well, there's still some kind of typo in the guide. If you really followed the guide step by step, you should've "C:\DosBox\CDrive".

The guide, however, tells you to copy the following
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mount C C:\Dos\CDrive
...
replace C:\Dos\CDrive with C:\DosBox\CDrive

Also replace the "D:\" at the line "mount D D:\ -t cdrom" with whatever letter your CDROM drive has (if it isn't D:\)
I tried doing that, but it still doesn't work. I'll just paste my Autoexec part of the configuration here, and hopefully you, or somebody else, could find the problem.

[autoexec]
# Lines in this will be run at startup.
Mount C C:\DosBox\CDrive
Mount D D:\ -t cdrom
C:
CLS

I also tried various things with the Mount D D:\ thing, like: C:\ and E:\ and neither worked.
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