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No sound in older games in dosbox

 
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nerdnils
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:01 am     Post subject: No sound in older games in dosbox Reply with quote

Hi there,

I can't get sound in older games to work. At the moment I am trying hole in one minigolf from 1989 and Litil Divil from 1993. The games work fine but I can't get them to play any sound no matter which soundcard I choose.
Tried a downloaded version and an old CD version of both I still got. Soundblaster is shown when dosbox starts. Using archlinux as operating system.

For example in Betrayal at Krondor from 1993 sound works fine. Why do those 2 games not give any sound?

How to get this running?

Greetings

[EDIT] In Litil Divil ist was an ashaming mistake: the configuration file was not writable. Hole in one minigolf still open[/EDIT]
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:30 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Some games use their own setup programs to configure sound.

(I don't recall how Litil Divil did it, my copy is in storage somewhere.)
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:47 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe you need to set soundblaster settings in dosbox config?

I think dosbox defaults to 220, 7, 1 (original SB defaults); but many games defaulted to 220, 5, 1 (common/later default). But usually games had a way to configure that, as Rwolf says.

Here's the documentation for dosbox.conf sound card setup:
http://www.dosbox.com/wiki/Sound
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