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by Rwolf
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: old shooter game
Replies: 2
Views: 17

old shooter game

by Rwolf
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: Old logic text only game name Marooned
Replies: 4
Views: 31

Old logic text only game name Marooned

The one game I remember playing that had remote controlled droids to play the game is Infocom's Suspended, but that was entirely taking part inside a enivironmental control station, not in spacehips as such involved. They had other i-f games on spaceships, but not with the 'Marooned' name. The 'Maro...
by Rwolf
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Tongue of the Fatman is freezing - Running on real dos 5.0 old pc (not emulation)
Replies: 16
Views: 258

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 somewhe...
by Rwolf
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Tongue of the Fatman is freezing - Running on real dos 5.0 old pc (not emulation)
Replies: 16
Views: 258

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 51...
by Rwolf
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Tongue of the Fatman is freezing - Running on real dos 5.0 old pc (not emulation)
Replies: 16
Views: 258

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 to...
by Rwolf
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Tongue of the Fatman is freezing - Running on real dos 5.0 old pc (not emulation)
Replies: 16
Views: 258

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.cubic...
by Rwolf
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Tongue of the Fatman is freezing - Running on real dos 5.0 old pc (not emulation)
Replies: 16
Views: 258

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 verify...
by Rwolf
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Tongue of the Fatman is freezing - Running on real dos 5.0 old pc (not emulation)
Replies: 16
Views: 258

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 (p...
by Rwolf
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Tongue of the Fatman is freezing - Running on real dos 5.0 old pc (not emulation)
Replies: 16
Views: 258

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 someo...
by Rwolf
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: Extremly hard to find demo games contest
Replies: 5
Views: 1838

Extremly hard to find demo games contest

It seems the initial post was also a single posting with no replies or explanation...an early spammer attempt too?
by Rwolf
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: Creepy Old Farming Game.
Replies: 2
Views: 921

Creepy Old Farming Game.

I guess this is the Reddit discussion:

https://www.reddit.com/r/ThatEvilFarmin ... wife_farm/

No idea abot this game; what I find is much later, still creepy though.
by Rwolf
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: a pre 2000 platform type of game (I think?!?)
Replies: 2
Views: 950

a pre 2000 platform type of game (I think?!?)

Nothing obvious to me, but maybe it can be found in this list:
https://www.mobygames.com/game-group/pr ... t,0/so,1d/
by Rwolf
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: Old Driving Game Kind Of Like Midtown Madness 2005-2000 Possibly Older
Replies: 2
Views: 915

Old Driving Game Kind Of Like Midtown Madness 2005-2000 Possibly Older

I came across a game called Pickup Express from year 2000 that had a style similar to your description, maybe it was that. One of the play styles was called 'hot-potato', which had this bomb you passed around. In my country it was an ad-ware for Toyota, but in Brazil it came out without the branding...
by Rwolf
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: Elementary School educational video game around 2001-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 891

Elementary School educational video game around 2001-2004

Anything in this list? (125 nature&ecology -educational games on Mac)

https://www.mobygames.com/browse/games/ ... onal/m,81/
by Rwolf
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: game like goldeneye 007 (pc)
Replies: 4
Views: 1017

game like goldeneye 007 (pc)

Looking up Goldeneye 007 at MobyGames, it never came out on PC except for a HalfLife2 conversion mod; is that the lookalike you mean, or do you mean another version of the game? (The HL2 mod has no screenshots at Mobygames, so it's hard to compare)
by Rwolf
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: Late '90s/Early '00s Game
Replies: 2
Views: 934

Late '90s/Early '00s Game

Hmm...I'm thinking of "Litil Divil" but I'm not sure if it is the right one.
by Rwolf
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: I am looking for a 2D island web-based game
Replies: 1
Views: 858

I am looking for a 2D island web-based game

Well, you could start by looking at MobyGames list of web-browser based games. https://www.mobygames.com/browse/games/browser/ The problem is that if they are not documented when they are active, it can be difficult finding traces of them after the game service is shut down; it is not certain that a...
by Rwolf
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: 2D Puzzle Horror Game W/ Mansion
Replies: 2
Views: 903

2D Puzzle Horror Game W/ Mansion

Fran Bow?