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by Chiphead
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Space Quest 4 Talkie Version memory issue on Dos 5 ( real pc)
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Space Quest 4 Talkie Version memory issue on Dos 5 ( real pc)

Hey,

I tried making this a post but it said invalid character issue I spent an hour trying to figure it out and still could not post. Can anyone help? Here is the link on Vogons:

https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=74512
by Chiphead
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Tongue of the Fatman is freezing - Running on real dos 5.0 old pc (not emulation)
Replies: 18
Views: 1849

Tongue of the Fatman is freezing - Running on real dos 5.0 old pc (not emulation)

Since the game works in Windows, examine the settings used by the soundblaster in that environment; it is possible the DOS variables BLASTER or MIDI settings could be wrong - e.g. not matching how the card is actually configured; note that the FATMAN game should also have these same settings somewh...
by Chiphead
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Tongue of the Fatman is freezing - Running on real dos 5.0 old pc (not emulation)
Replies: 18
Views: 1849

Tongue of the Fatman is freezing - Running on real dos 5.0 old pc (not emulation)

The BUFFERS=15,0 and EMM386 d=32 are two separate items; they are similar looking but are applied to different things. BUFFERS determine the number of read-ahead disk sectors e.g. from the harddisk. However what I see in online docs, the DOS 5 version of Buffers should use 15,1 when you only have 5...
by Chiphead
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Tongue of the Fatman is freezing - Running on real dos 5.0 old pc (not emulation)
Replies: 18
Views: 1849

Tongue of the Fatman is freezing - Running on real dos 5.0 old pc (not emulation)

The windows buffers refers to what windows needs; but I did not see any error referring to the buffers in DOS, you only mentioned a freezing, so it may be a different problem altogether. The default EMM386 buffer size in DOS I think is either 16 or 32, so any change should be an increase if it is t...
by Chiphead
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Tongue of the Fatman is freezing - Running on real dos 5.0 old pc (not emulation)
Replies: 18
Views: 1849

Tongue of the Fatman is freezing - Running on real dos 5.0 old pc (not emulation)

I think the DMABUFFERSIZE parameter is applicable for Win3.x configuration only; I don't see it mentioned for the DOS5.0 version of EMM386.exe as a parameter. looking up some more webpages; this was long ago: ok - for DOS EMM386 the parameter should be D=<some buffer size>; e.g. 64 https://www.cubi...
by Chiphead
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Tongue of the Fatman is freezing - Running on real dos 5.0 old pc (not emulation)
Replies: 18
Views: 1849

Tongue of the Fatman is freezing - Running on real dos 5.0 old pc (not emulation)

So, how does your free memory look when you are booted up? Maybe only run one of the mixers, if you load them as TSR:s. Not sure what the sb16 diagnostic program does, if it is indeed needed here? Test with different sound setups, no sound etc to pinpoint the issue. For the SB16, is it a software (...
by Chiphead
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Tongue of the Fatman is freezing - Running on real dos 5.0 old pc (not emulation)
Replies: 18
Views: 1849

Tongue of the Fatman is freezing - Running on real dos 5.0 old pc (not emulation)

Ok, if the guy you got the PC from had the SB16 installed with these programs for you, then I guess it matches the hardware inside the PC. (To know the model, you would have to open the PC to read the card model on the SB16, which is not required, if it works ok.) The thing I was after was to verif...
by Chiphead
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Tongue of the Fatman is freezing - Running on real dos 5.0 old pc (not emulation)
Replies: 18
Views: 1849

Tongue of the Fatman is freezing - Running on real dos 5.0 old pc (not emulation)

So, how does your free memory look when you are booted up? Maybe only run one of the mixers, if you load them as TSR:s. Not sure what the sb16 diagnostic program does, if it is indeed needed here? Test with different sound setups, no sound etc to pinpoint the issue. For the SB16, is it a software (...
by Chiphead
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Tongue of the Fatman is freezing - Running on real dos 5.0 old pc (not emulation)
Replies: 18
Views: 1849

Tongue of the Fatman is freezing - Running on real dos 5.0 old pc (not emulation)

So, how does your free memory look when you are booted up? Maybe only run one of the mixers, if you load them as TSR:s. Not sure what the sb16 diagnostic program does, if it is indeed needed here? Test with different sound setups, no sound etc to pinpoint the issue. For the SB16, is it a software (...
by Chiphead
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Tongue of the Fatman is freezing - Running on real dos 5.0 old pc (not emulation)
Replies: 18
Views: 1849

Tongue of the Fatman is freezing - Running on real dos 5.0 old pc (not emulation)

Not GW related, but I just wonder if/why you need to run the sb16 diagnose and mixerset programs twice? (loading both low and high). I don't know anything about the GameWizard setup as I've never used it, but there was a thread on Vogons forum (many years old now) involving another game, maybe some...
by Chiphead
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Tongue of the Fatman is freezing - Running on real dos 5.0 old pc (not emulation)
Replies: 18
Views: 1849

Tongue of the Fatman is freezing - Running on real dos 5.0 old pc (not emulation)

Hi, After a few minutes into a regular installation of tongue of the fatman, the game is freezing then I have to reset , when I run it in dos. It seems to be working fine in win 3.1 but I need to use dos to run it through game wizard 32, this is my purpose here. I also installed tongue from the orig...
by Chiphead
Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Airbourne Ranger?- Do you think it's crap or actually fun?
Replies: 0
Views: 2260

Airbourne Ranger?- Do you think it's crap or actually fun?

Owned this game for 3 years. Played it for like a month and then couldn't ever get past the first or second missions.

What the key in the game? For me it was trial and error and it wasn't that fun.

Whats the trick? What do you think of this game?