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Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:39 am
by Goldstar
Hey... Um, I read through the whole topic just to be sure. But I got everything set up, the virtual pc the win98 and even have an ISO of the disk. but when i can manage to get it working, it seems too slow to DO anything, keep getting chopped up on the first level because when i move and stuff it skips and jumps instead of flowing the way it should.

I wonder if this is something to do with the Win98 program or if i have a bad version of the game (it appears to not be in english) or what. I have 64bit Vista and i used this site to download all the essentials i could see, can anyone give me a hand?

(and, i apologize in advance if im bumping a topic no one wants bumped)

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:59 am
by dosraider
Your system specs?
Did you install the 64bits version of VPC?
If you have a crappy PC you can forget VPC, it's resource hungry.
BTW, did you install the VPC addons in W98/VPC?

If you don't give any relevant details there isn't much we can do to help.

BTW, the full version has also the dosversion on the ISO, maybe you'd better stick with dosbox 0.73 for this game.
Read previous page.

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:38 pm
by Goldstar
What i did was i looked at the link to the VPC tutorial that was posted in this topic and used that downloading whatever it said i needed, yeah i got the 64 bit version. uhm... lemme look up my stats.

2 GHz processor (Dual core) 4 gigs of ram, 64-bit Vista Home Premium. If you need more lemme know, this is what i found in the system properties.

Also ive been fiddling with the dosbox. Its the file labled DOS4GW right? Whenever i use that on Dosbox, it gives me a fatal error message.

DOS/4GW fatal error (1004): syntax is DOS4GW <executable>

I appreciate any help you can offer

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:42 pm
by Goldstar
Update: I fiddled with dosbox and found the DOS version needs to actually be INSTALLED. I have it working now. thanks ^^

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:11 pm
by dosraider
Good you've got it working in dosbox. It's a nice game.

Goldstar wrote:2 GHz processor (Dual core) 4 gigs of ram, 64-bit Vista Home Premium.
On those specs Lurid Land in VPC/W98(SE) should run really fine.
So something is going wrong there .... just saying.
Not that it really matters as you got it running in dosbox.
As I said,.... eeeuuuurrh , just saying.

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:17 pm
by Goldstar
It works fine, but does anyone still have that translation file? The link on the last page says its been deleted and im trying to figure out the controls.

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:21 pm
by dosraider
Even better, here you have the updated to English ISO from yours truly:

Lurideng.iso - 38.77MB

Maybe better reinstall the game with the English ISO.

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:43 pm
by Captain Goldstar
It works perfectly THANK you.

You were so helpful i thought i'd join and offer what I know aswell ^^

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:04 pm
by dosraider
You're welcome, keep hanging around.

Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:54 pm
by lland
Could someone help me with dosbox? I belive that i did everything right, but it doesnt work.

here is what i typed:

mount c c:\vanhatpelit

mount d d:/ -t cdrom it say MSCDEX: Mounted subdirectory:limited support


d:\cd lurideng

d:\install install completed


or dos4gw not sure which is right

DOS4GW gives me this:
DOS/4GW projected mode run-time version 1.97
copyright (c) rational systems, inc . 1990-1994
DOS/4GW fatal error (1004): syntax error DOS4GW <excutable>

and LLAND:
DOS/4GW projected mode run-time version 1.97
copyright (c) rational systems, inc . 1990-1994
ERROR: Unable to find data files.
Please check if path to cd-rom drive is valid,
or re-install game, if cd-rom drive(s) changed.
current path to data files: "c:\"

I burned the lurideng.iso to cd, because one dosbox how to video said that you have to mount your cd. I dont really know how dosbox work, so i dont know if it was right thing to do.


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Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:38 am
by dosraider
The english version runs perfectly in dosbox 0.73, if you really need help create a topic where it belongs: in GGTW.

Lurid Land - My simplified pack

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:26 am
by metafurionx
I just made a simplification to run the english version under Windows XP (probably will work on Vista and 7 as well) by using DOSBox 0.73 and batch files compiled into .exes, with the mounting/installing/running work done for you.
Basically you just unzip it, open it and run the "Lurid Land.exe" I made, nothing else.

Someone care to try and feedback, if possible? Link:
Lurid - 24.95MB (MediaFire)

I'm just willing to share my few programming skills to help people who are having problems to emulate it via DOS, and because I like this game a lot.
Hope you guys like it.

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:17 am
by dosraider
Runs fine metafurionx, perfect. (XP-Vista-Win7)

Tough, even if it's of course really easy for beginners that you made this nice complete package, what with dosbox upgrades? Also the SDL files change (upgrade--bug fixes....) time by time.....
They will have to learn to work with dosbox anyway when the next upgrade is out......

Another remark, even if dosbox is freeware under GNU license, you must include all the files, AUTHORS.txt, COPYING.txt .... etcetera etcetera....
Your distribution without those is in fact illegal.

Another small remark (no, it's not nitpicking ..... you asked feedback)
I've seen you changed dosbox.conf, nice work, but on some systems you must be able to alter the output=xxxxx to avoid graphic glitches, with yours you can't.
I would advise to keep the full dosbox.conf editable so that people can adapt if needed.

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 11:01 am
by metafurionx
Thanks for the feedback, dosraider, I'm glad.

Yes, I redid it and edited the links.

The package structure is now that DOSBox and Lurid Land's respective folders and files are kept in their original states.

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:04 pm
by dosraider
Looks good.

BTW, the megaupload link seems borked, 4shared work fine.

Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:23 am
by Riksu
lol so many links
man i love you whoever you are lol, i been trying to play it for ages, literally!

i had just gave up trying to emulate it in dosbox and the win98 thingy coz of trouble, i'm friggin slow at this stuff... :shame:

nice work there, now gonna get busy at weekend lol :D

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:37 pm
by Gagster
Have anyone of you Dosbox users been able to run this game without sound-issues? The background-music seems to be glitchy when running Lurid Land in Dosbox. It does work fine though if I use Microsoft VirtualPC 2007.

I remember playing this game about 10 years ago, on a demo disc. Although it may resemble Load Runner to some extend, I find this game way superior to Lode Runner. Too bad this game never seemed to run under Windows XP and it's successors, and even worse that almost no one knew this game ever existed.

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:55 am
by dosraider
Gagster wrote:Have anyone of you Dosbox users been able to run this game without sound-issues?
No problems here. Wrong dosbox settings?

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 11:59 am
by Gagster
Maybe it's an OS related issue. I'm currently running Windows 7 btw, 64 bit. The ingame music gets a lot of disturbance, it's the same kind of disturbance that occurs when having a bad connection between your headphones and speakers.

The game itself works well under a Dosbox environment. I even tried to max out the CPU cycles in Dosbox, but did not notice any differences regarding the audio issue (20 000 cycles).

I did try to choose between all the available soundcards in the setup.exe, but nothing there seemed to solve this audio issue. I'm currently running Lurid Land as a game in Virtual PC 2007, using Windows 98 SE as a guest OS.

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:30 pm
by metafurionx
I notice there's some audio issue when one accesses the SETUP.EXE directly - without doing it via DOSBox emulation - and changes the sound card.
Maybe your problem?