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by Tombstone
Tue Aug 12, 2003 7:51 pm
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Keyboard Controls for pirates gold
Replies: 4
Views: 12067

The game is mostly Mouse driven, and obviously the Arrow and [ENTER] keys will move the cursor and select what it's pointing at. These are the rest of the keyboard commands. <b>General</b> Pause = [P] Increase game speed = [T] Quit = [Q] Change Audio = [V] Go to Captain's Cabin = [SPACE] Exit a scre...
by Tombstone
Fri Aug 08, 2003 8:42 pm
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: getting my mouse to work in dos
Replies: 13
Views: 19632

Just make a line in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file on your boot floppy that's just like the line in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file in the root directory of your C: drive that refers to the mouse driver that's normally loaded. You don't actually need to copy the mouse driver file to the boot floppy, since the AUTOEX...
by Tombstone
Thu Jul 31, 2003 7:12 pm
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: Games for 386 monochrome laptop?
Replies: 8
Views: 7836

The Ancient Art of War link is abandonware, with a direct download link. I did not post a direct download link. The legal questions regarding the content of the Home of the Underdogs website is thier problem, not mine. At any rate, I will not make the mistake of posting a link to any part of the Ho...
by Tombstone
Wed Jul 30, 2003 8:22 pm
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: Games for 386 monochrome laptop?
Replies: 8
Views: 7836

There was an old strategy game I used to play years ago on my 286/16... It was called "The Ancient Art of War". I will run in CGA or Monochrome mode (with a Hercules MCGA emulator). I have no clue where the game might be acquired, but this is what it looks like: [Edited for content, not by author.] ...
by Tombstone
Thu Jul 17, 2003 3:27 am
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: i need help on how to run these games n00b question
Replies: 16
Views: 14038

since you have win98 shut down to dos and try running it from dos. it's made for dos. Not to imply that your suggestion won't work, Jshivak... But don't confuse the poor guy into the mistaken belief that "re-booting into DOS mode from Win95/98" is even remotely the same thing as running the actual ...
by Tombstone
Wed Jul 16, 2003 10:23 pm
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: i need help on how to run these games n00b question
Replies: 16
Views: 14038

Check out this site:

Commander Keen Newsletter

Click on the "Game Devices" link, and look for a utility called "DosBox v0.58".

See if that doesn't solve your problem...
by Tombstone
Wed Jul 16, 2003 10:17 pm
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Non-XP Compatible Game List
Replies: 27
Views: 32884

Why not just add "Any game released prior to 1995" to the "Probably won't work under WinXP" list?

Should save a lot of time... :laugh:
by Tombstone
Wed Jul 16, 2003 10:09 pm
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: i need help on how to run these games n00b question
Replies: 16
Views: 14038

In order to help you, the following information is needed:

1. Name of game you are trying to run, and version (if applicable).

2. A breakdown of your hardware (see signature below for an example).

3. What Operating System are you trying to run the game under.
by Tombstone
Wed Jul 16, 2003 10:05 pm
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Need help with Pirates Gold!
Replies: 8
Views: 13587

Pirates! Gold has a built-in RAM counter that can't be fooled by EMM386's XMS limitation switch, or by RAM allocating tricks like RAMDisks. What I ended up doing, was using the HIMEM.SYS and EMM386.EXE from MS-DOS 5.0, which has a 16MB RAM limitation, to get Pirates! Gold to run properly. Get those ...
by Tombstone
Wed Jul 16, 2003 9:52 pm
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Pirates gold and blood bowl
Replies: 3
Views: 6775

I know nothing about Blood Bowl , but I am a resident expert on Pirates! Gold . Q. Do you have the DOS (original) version, or the Windows (later) version of Pirates! Gold ? If you have the DOS version, forget it. Not only will it not run under XP, but it also won't run on any machine that is capable...
by Tombstone
Wed Jul 16, 2003 9:41 pm
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Hardware/DOS for Wing Commander games
Replies: 6
Views: 11428

Beyond a certain point, it's impossible to hobble a PC enough to accommodate some of the older games. It's not just a matter of speed , but the technology has changed so drastically, and in ways the game's designers could never have anticipated. They used things like direct port-writes, internal RAM...
by Tombstone
Wed Jun 11, 2003 2:14 am
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: Help naming an old space game
Replies: 17
Views: 18393

Why does everybody hate Star Control 3?

I thought it was pretty cool... How can you not love a game with characters like the "mighty thewed K'Tang", the self-proclaimed "greatest dolts in the galaxy"?
by Tombstone
Wed Jun 11, 2003 2:05 am
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye for DOS
Replies: 7
Views: 9529

Still looking for these files from Shanghai II: Dragon's Eye:

help.txt
help1.txt
help2.txt
help3.txt
msgs.txt
windows.txt
fortunes.txt
credits.txt

Any help would be appreciated... Thanks.
by Tombstone
Wed Jun 11, 2003 2:02 am
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: Help naming an old space game
Replies: 17
Views: 18393

I was gonna say Star Control...

:rolleyes:
by Tombstone
Wed Jun 11, 2003 1:59 am
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: Looking for Master of Orion 2
Replies: 1
Views: 4023

You can get Master of Orion II for $9.99 (+ S&H) at Amazon.com.

Click here.
by Tombstone
Wed Jun 11, 2003 1:54 am
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: dos boot problem
Replies: 2
Views: 5863

E-mail me with your system configuration (look at my signature below, and send me one just like it), and I'll write you an AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS, and instructions on how to set it up. tombstone@swirvemail.com The 7th Guest is a kickass game. Ironically, I just found/installed/played/beat The 7...
by Tombstone
Sun Jun 08, 2003 8:06 pm
Forum: Find Old Games
Topic: name game?
Replies: 5
Views: 3358

by Tombstone
Sun Jun 08, 2003 12:20 am
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Daggerfall/Win2K Works fine...but one odd glitch...
Replies: 7
Views: 16262

I think your problem is the OS itself. There may not be a workaround for running Daggerfall in Win2K. See, Win2K is a designed to be a corporate (networking) OS. You shouldn't expect it to be really forgiving about running games and stuff like that. For one thing, Win2K doesn't include most of the P...
by Tombstone
Sun Jun 08, 2003 12:04 am
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: DOS games in Windows ME... hopeless?
Replies: 9
Views: 21373

Most of the people I know who jumped on WinME when it was first released, concluded that it sucked so unbelievably badly (even for Windows) that they went back to Win98SE and waited until WinXP was released to upgrade... Some of the people I'm talking about were businesses . WinME is a dog-and-a-hal...
by Tombstone
Fri Jun 06, 2003 9:45 pm
Forum: Get Games to Work
Topic: Daggerfall suddenly doesn't work!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 9519

I could be mistaken, but Daggerfall could do a routine system analysis upon installation, and configure itself for your hardware at that time. It's not uncommon. By making changes to the system (drivers, etc.), the configuration may have been invalidated. Try this: 1. Re-name the "Daggerfall" folder...