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Old 10-08-2019, 02:03 AM   #51
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Default I'm very lost, and very confused

This thread seems to have been inactive for a while, but hopefully someone sees this. I found a old disk of Stars! when I was moving, I looked into it a bit, and was like "I want to play this". The game is a bit before my time, but my dad loved it. Anyways, I'm not the worst with computers by any means, but I have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to getting this game to run. I tried downloading the version of DOSbox linked on the forum, but the link has been dead for a while apparently. I then just tried to throw the link into the wayback machine and prayed that the files might be archived, sadly that was not the case. I've tried a couple different things to see if I could find a way to run this game, but I haven't figured out a way to get it to run. ( My operating system is windows 10, and microsoft ditched legacy support).
If anyone sees this, and can help me understand what I'm even supposed to be doing, I would be grateful.

Thanks a Bunch!
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Old 10-08-2019, 01:05 PM   #52
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Basically, you need DOSBox, and that's all. Official version from the official site usually enough for everyone.

If you are lucky (75-80% of games), using DOSBox is easy.

1. Make link to DOSBOX.EXE at the desktop.
2. Pull main game exe (stars.exe, probably?) over this created dosbox icon.

If you did everything right, it will open DOSBox, mount game dir as C and start .exe in question, essentially running the game for you.

Otherwise, ask here again, preferrably with description what went wrong.
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Hmm, but all Stars! versions I can found are Win 3.x. In that case it's much worse. You need Win 3.1 DOSBox set. Check it here: http://www.abandonia.com/vbullet/showthread.php?t=27770. It's not complete though, so you can have some sound problems. Unfortunately, I cannot offer anything better now.
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