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by dr_st
Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: How To Run DOS Games - A New Method - No DOSBOX required
Replies: 15
Views: 21544

Most sound cards have only limited Sound Blaster capability, and even that frequently does not work. On a modern PC, DOSBOX will probably be way more compatible than this method. This method is more appropriate for an ancient PC which has true DOS-compatible hardware, and does not have the performan...
by dr_st
Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: How To Run DOS Games - A New Method - No DOSBOX required
Replies: 15
Views: 21544

Seriously, this is pointless. Why would anyone bother rebooting the system every time to play a game, when one can use DOSBox (or other emulators, if one insists)? Not to mention the audio compatibility issues you will have this way. On any reasonably modern PC (that is, something less than a decade...
by dr_st
Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:04 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Need advice on spare parts for old laptop
Replies: 8
Views: 15233

A simple search on Ebay for "Satellite Pro M30 Fan" and "Satellite Pro M30 Keyboard" yields quite a few results. I would look there to see if any of them look like what you need and take it from there.
by dr_st
Wed Dec 23, 2015 6:52 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Extracting "SHARE.SHR" from Blood Shareware?
Replies: 2
Views: 5723

You can always change the timestamp manually later.

What would you use inside DOSBox to extract it?
by dr_st
Sat Oct 10, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: Robot pushing some blocks to exit
Replies: 6
Views: 4304

by dr_st
Sun Oct 04, 2015 6:58 am
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: FPS, Pokemon Magnemite monsters [Corridor 7]
Replies: 5
Views: 4321

5. May be CD-Man or CD-Man 2.0.
http://www.dosgamesarchive.com/download/cd-man/
by dr_st
Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Need for Speed Special Edition - videos and acceleration bug
Replies: 8
Views: 17012

I decided to bump this old thread just to say thanks, because I've had the same weird acceleration bug just now. And thanks to the information here I had it resolved. I too suspected DOSBox at first, and would have never guess it's a corrupt configuration issue. I also have the game installed on my ...
by dr_st
Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:59 am
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: DOSBox with xBRZ scaler
Replies: 5
Views: 14511

My God, it looks horrible. Descent especially. Like it was painted by a slightly drunk 12-year old.

I use to like the looks of these "oversmooth" scalers, like Super-Eagle in ZSNES, but especially on big screens it looks pretty bad. I'd rather pixelation even. :)
by dr_st
Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:28 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Guess The Game
Replies: 237
Views: 146350

Is it Tekken?
by dr_st
Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Guess The Game
Replies: 237
Views: 146350

That's a great analysis, DOS Wolf. I agree completely. :clap:
by dr_st
Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:01 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Video game music general discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 12068

Re: Video game music general discussion

MrFlibble wrote:Many other games have very nice and interesting, and sometimes plain awesome main menu music, but it can be missed easily if you quickly navigate through the menus.
Indeed.

One example that comes to mind is the intermission music from DOOM2 (D_DM2INT).
by dr_st
Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Guess The Game
Replies: 237
Views: 146350

Railroad Tycoon is Sid Meier's.

The answer is Rollercoaster Tycoon, which apparently was indeed originally planned as a sequel to Transport Tycoon.

In case my answer is accepted, I pass my turn to Rwolf, since his guess pointed me in the right direction. :)
by dr_st
Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Guess The Game
Replies: 237
Views: 146350

Golden Axe : YES! :bday: I saw that Golden Axe was one of the guesses to the earlier games (which was not correct), but it is obviously correct in this case. :) Let's summarize: Hint 1: The DOS port of this game supported the full soundtrack (music, not just sound effects) being played through the ...
by dr_st
Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Guess The Game
Replies: 237
Views: 146350

TMNT -> Nope :)

Hint 4: The player could perform magic attacks by collecting magic pots throughout the game.
by dr_st
Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Guess The Game
Replies: 237
Views: 146350

Double Dragon --> Nope :)

One more guess attempt till next hint is given. ;)
by dr_st
Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:12 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Guess The Game
Replies: 237
Views: 146350

Street Fighter II --> Nope :)
by dr_st
Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:10 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Guess The Game
Replies: 237
Views: 146350

These hints aren't helping. lol. Well, I thought the idea was to try the less obvious things first, then move to the more obvious. :) Point taken. So let's try the next hint. Hint 3: In this game there is a plot twist, wherein upon defeating the final enemy, it is revealed that he was not in fact t...
by dr_st
Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Guess The Game
Replies: 237
Views: 146350

Moon Patrol --> Nope Street Rod --> Nope (although in principle - it is a possible answer, as far as I know!) It's been a few days, so another clue is necessary. :) Hint 2: In the DOS version of the game, in low memory situations, some characters will be replaced with other characters, to reduce the...
by dr_st
Sun Dec 21, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Guess The Game
Replies: 237
Views: 146350

Wolf3D --> Nope

It can only play sound effects, not music, through the PC speaker.

Plus, you are also right that it's not a port, per se, because it was originally developed for DOS (even though it was not developed under DOS, but rather on NeXT machines).
by dr_st
Sun Dec 21, 2014 4:15 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Guess The Game
Replies: 237
Views: 146350

Captain Blood --> Nope

From a quick check, the DOS version does seem to have some PC speaker music (e.g. title screen), but not during most of the gameplay. In any case, it's not the game I had in mind. :)