Go Back   Forums > Abandonia.com > Troubleshooting
Memberlist Forum Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Search Forums:
Click here to use Advanced Search

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 14-03-2010, 06:59 PM   #1
Vadios
Guest
Unhappy Installing Metaltech Earthsiege

Hi,

I have a problem installing Earthsiege. I own the original CD. Copied all the stuff into a folder and tried to run the install.bat in Dosbox 0.73. Also tried it directly from CD with the mounted drive. Same problem.

The installer says the usual stuff:
This programm will let you specify what type of hardware is installed in your machine. (I guess its acting like it already installed the game)
You must run it once before playing your Sierra game. You may want to run it again if you add new hardware to your system or if you are having problems with your first selections.

The next screen gives you 4 choices:
View documentation
Make bootdisk
Accept these choices and save configuration (what choices!!?)
Cancel installation

I chose the 3rd one, a text appears about the warranty registration. Press any key... Next screen says Exiting Install... press any key.

So thats it. Dosbox 0.56 (I think) displayed an error in the statuswindow:
DOS:IOCTL Call 1 unhandled
which seams to cause the skipping of the actual installation. Dont know how to work around that. I couldnt find the game on any abandon game site. If any of you want to try:
http://netload.in/dateikn5FtJwOab/Earthsiege.rar.htm

If any of you knows the developer(s) of Dosbox maybe you could pass it on.
                       
Reply With Quote
Old 14-03-2010, 07:10 PM   #2
Peter
Forum hobbit

 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Abo Tanga, Afghanistan
Posts: 28
Default

Maybe try a newer version of dosbox ?
like 0.73
Peter is offline                         Send a private message to Peter
Reply With Quote
Old 14-03-2010, 07:22 PM   #3
Vadios
Guest
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Peter View Post
Maybe try a newer version of dosbox ?
like 0.73
"and tried to run the install.bat in Dosbox 0.73. Also tried it directly from CD with the mounted drive. Same problem."

Who can read has the advantage. I tried older versions of Dosbox in the hope that they will do it. They didnt but at least there is some kind of error message displayed.
                       
Reply With Quote
Old 14-03-2010, 09:01 PM   #4
The Fifth Horseman
FUTURE SCIENCE BASTARD
 
The Fifth Horseman's Avatar


 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Opole, Poland
Posts: 14,276
Default

The installer doesn't work that way. Use soundset.exe to configure the sound, then run the game with ES.exe .
__________________

"God. Can't you people see I'm trying to commit a crime against science and nature here?"
-- Reed Richards
The Fifth Horseman is offline                         Send a private message to The Fifth Horseman
Reply With Quote
Old 14-03-2010, 10:08 PM   #5
Vadios
Guest
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Fifth Horseman View Post
The installer doesn't work that way. Use soundset.exe to configure the sound, then run the game with ES.exe .
Well there is no ES.exe only a ESCD.exe But with moving some files around the soundset worked and the escd.exe is running the game. Although the intro video isnt played.
                       
Reply With Quote
Old 15-03-2010, 02:17 AM   #6
nextinline
Super Freak
 
nextinline's Avatar

 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Lincoln Park, United States
Posts: 151
Default

one thing about this game
Protected
nextinline is offline                         Send a private message to nextinline
Reply With Quote
Old 15-03-2010, 03:07 AM   #7
The Fifth Horseman
FUTURE SCIENCE BASTARD
 
The Fifth Horseman's Avatar


 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Opole, Poland
Posts: 14,276
Default

The list is out of date. Have you even bothered to search the Requests forum?
__________________

"God. Can't you people see I'm trying to commit a crime against science and nature here?"
-- Reed Richards
The Fifth Horseman is offline                         Send a private message to The Fifth Horseman
Reply With Quote
Old 15-03-2010, 12:28 PM   #8
Vadios
Guest
Default

I try to get a friend installing DOS on a virtual machine and make a proper install of the game and send it to me. Or maybe some nerd in here could do it. The game I linked can be installed in English, French, German. I could provide a scan of the manual but thats German only.
                       
Reply With Quote
Old 15-03-2010, 12:50 PM   #9
The Fifth Horseman
FUTURE SCIENCE BASTARD
 
The Fifth Horseman's Avatar


 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Opole, Poland
Posts: 14,276
Default

I'll look into it once I'm back home.
__________________

"God. Can't you people see I'm trying to commit a crime against science and nature here?"
-- Reed Richards
The Fifth Horseman is offline                         Send a private message to The Fifth Horseman
Reply With Quote
Old 16-03-2010, 08:35 PM   #10
The Fifth Horseman
FUTURE SCIENCE BASTARD
 
The Fifth Horseman's Avatar


 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Opole, Poland
Posts: 14,276
Default

Mount a C drive to install to, then mount your CD-ROM drive as drive D using the -t cdrom switch. Then install using install.bat
__________________

"God. Can't you people see I'm trying to commit a crime against science and nature here?"
-- Reed Richards

Last edited by The Fifth Horseman; 16-03-2010 at 11:16 PM.
The Fifth Horseman is offline                         Send a private message to The Fifth Horseman
Reply With Quote
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Metaltech - Earthsiege Paco Approved Requests 5 12-04-2011 01:14 PM
Earthsiege 2 Goldenbird05 Approved Requests 21 06-09-2009 01:19 PM
Installing KOM Zerth Troubleshooting 10 29-11-2007 09:46 AM
Installing Emm-386 ThorWarriorX Tech Corner 9 01-04-2006 04:17 AM
I Need Help Installing r.A.n.D.o.M Troubleshooting 2 26-08-2005 05:46 PM

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump
 


The current time is 10:26 PM (GMT)

 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.