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* Theme Park [Windows XP related]

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 1:06 pm
by chris_d
Hi i just found that i still have the original theme park game, i was wondering how to get it to work on my machine running xp. any help much appreciated.

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 2:50 pm
by Elign
Try running it straight from Windows XP, and if it screws up, describe any error messages or describe exactly what happened when you tried to run it.

Posted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 4:25 pm
by jormados
I got it to work with
Installed it and typed something like mount c c:\theme\

Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 5:42 pm
by chris_d
Ok i cant get it to work in the dosbox, and it gives me loads of errors in xp. have tried it on a old laptop i have with ME on it but it runs way to fast. Is it possible to somehow slow it down?

Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 9:39 pm
by PJPsyco
You need to mount your cd-rom.
If you installed it normally, you need make the autoexec


The important part being the game is in c:\ folder.

Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 5:17 pm
by chris_d9
Ok ive started dos box and entered

mount c

then change to the c: prompt and enter



c:call theme.bat

neither seems to work.

what is it i am doing wrong?

Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:30 pm
by PJPsyco
Eaisiest way to make dosbox work is to get download D-fend from Dosboxe's site, and set up a configuration file (esspecially if your games are as diverse as mine).

For this game you probably need 5000 to 10000 cycles.
The command for 10000 cycles is


Theme park requires the cdrom be utilized. So, put the cdrom in you cdrom drive (mine is d:\)

Then you have to mount your drives (my hard drive is c:\).

mount c "c:\"
mount d "d:\" -t cdrom

Then as said


and when your done


Other possible problems

go into your c:\
Is there a folder there? What is its contents?
Did you install the game?
If the folder contains theme.bat, right-click on it. Pick edit. What does it say?
Does it reference some file you don't have. Mine says
@cd D:\game
@intro -C:/THEME.CD
@main -cD:/game/ -dC:/THEME.CD/ -l0
@cd \

You'll note that niether intro or main are on c:\ (why you need the CD).

Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 6:07 am
by chris_d
thanx, it seems to work now that i have mounted the cd :D

appreciate the help.


Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:55 pm
by unknown
I've done all that is said here and after I put in call THEME.BAT it says shell something: error can't open BATCHFILE ??? What does that mean? I also don't have the "THEME.BAT" name in my says there is one there, but under a different name...I'm not quite sure. I try loading the cd still and doesn't do anything...just comes up with square box with theme park already pressed and shortcuts, and exit... argh