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by dr_st
Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Guess The Game
Replies: 237
Views: 146350

OK. Well, this one won't be too difficult, I hope. :D

Hint 1: The DOS port of this game supported the full soundtrack (music, not just sound effects) being played through the PC speaker.
by dr_st
Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Guess The Game
Replies: 237
Views: 146350

Well, this is Dangerous Dave for sure. :)
by dr_st
Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Installing NFSSE.iso in DOSbox 0.74
Replies: 7
Views: 9054

I think there's one thing though - whenever I tried mounting an ISO which was located inside a directory already mounted in DOSBox, it would refuse to mount. E.g. if I had C:\DOS mounted as the C:\ drive in DOSBox, and the path to ISO was C:\DOS\ISOFILE.ISO, then IMGMOUNT would return some kind of ...
by dr_st
Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: Old game where you play as a goblin
Replies: 6
Views: 4379

Don't forget to play the sequel - Abe's Exoddus. Just as awesome, IMO. B)
by dr_st
Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: DOS Side scrolling Ninja/Samurai Game
Replies: 6
Views: 2925

Could be Shadow Knights, although the graphics are not so dark (for the most part).
by dr_st
Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Computer hard drive issues
Replies: 3
Views: 8272

Intermittent problems such as what you describe are most often a motherboard issue. In your case, related to the hard drive controller. Could be a tired or blown capacitor as Quadko mentioned. If there is visible damage / degradation in one of the capacitors on the board - then replacing it with a n...
by dr_st
Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:49 am
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Running Heroes of Might and Magic 1 or 2
Replies: 34
Views: 117067

Just to reiterate - if you still own the original disks, they run wonderfully under latest DOSBox. You can MOUNT the actual CD, or rip it and use IMGMOUNT. Even CD Audio works.
by dr_st
Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:25 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Is there a ZIP/7z/tar.gz/whatever file of all the games?
Replies: 10
Views: 9053

He is clearly talking about dosgames.com... :)
by dr_st
Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:43 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Litude's launchers for Apogee's early episodic games
Replies: 5
Views: 4934

You are absolutely right, I stand corrected. :) ASCII refers only to the lower 128 characters, which excludes most of the extended set used to make these graphics.
by dr_st
Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Litude's launchers for Apogee's early episodic games
Replies: 5
Views: 4934

Very nice!

I made similar batch files to run all such multi-episode games on my DOS machine, but I never took the time to create (nor could I, probably, even if I wanted) such fine ASCII art.

:thumbsup:
by dr_st
Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Blackthorne becomes free to play from Blizzard
Replies: 10
Views: 11086

Yes, they really did change the code. I wouldn't call it "polishing", though. ;)

And yes, it is running in Dosbox, and I can make such modifications just to get it to work the way I want, but why would I bother, when I can just play the old version? :)
by dr_st
Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Blackthorne becomes free to play from Blizzard
Replies: 10
Views: 11086

I don't like the new version of Blackthorne. IMO, the original release is better. They aimed to make it more friendly for PC players, but I think they missed the point by a few miles and screwed it up royally. 1) Password system replaced with automatically saved progress - so OK, I don't need to rem...
by dr_st
Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: Puzzle, logic game, mirrors, lasers... [Hubie]
Replies: 7
Views: 7471

Reading the title, I thought Incredible Machine as well, but the rest of the description does not really fit the game.
by dr_st
Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Golden Axe
Replies: 8
Views: 15235

Well, I haven't posted on these forums for over 5 years. :) And what is a better way to come back than to resurrect a 5+ year thread with some new relevant information. :D Apparently, one clever person reverse-engineered the DOS version of Golden Axe, found the bug that leads to the "Insert Disk 2" ...
by dr_st
Sat Sep 30, 2006 2:43 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What's you favourite ID series?
Replies: 8
Views: 7666

DOOM.
by dr_st
Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:03 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: * Graphics cards.
Replies: 34
Views: 52837

GeForce 6600GT
Mobility Radeon 9600
Mobility Radeon 7500
Voodoo3 3000
by dr_st
Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:02 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: * Screen Resolution
Replies: 24
Views: 30307

1024x768 on my 17" CRT 1280x1024 on my 19" CRT These are the resolutions that feel the most comfortable to me on each of them, respectively. 1400x1050 on my 15" laptop LCD. Because it's the native resolution, and LCDs look best at their native resolution. But I had to adjust DPI and play with font s...
by dr_st
Sat Aug 26, 2006 8:16 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Scorched Earth 1.5
Replies: 1
Views: 3631

Maybe "ALL"?
by dr_st
Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:23 am
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Crusader - No Remorse
Replies: 3
Views: 3738

Maybe the installer is stupid and can't recognize larger hard disks.
by dr_st
Fri Aug 18, 2006 6:22 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: (for those who own any) Creative Sound Blaster cards
Replies: 3
Views: 7227

Does your 865 chipset mobo have ISA slots? If so, just get an ISA card and be happy. SB PCI DOS drivers work in principle, but not always.