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Deadly Games not working[message #202947] Mon, 01 December 2008 23:52 Go to next message
CarbonLancer
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Registered:December 2008
I've read quite a few posts, I downloaded DOSBOX and VDMS, but I still can't get it too work. I have the orignal cd, I installed it, but the "launch game" never turns yellow like it use to on my old pc. I tried doing the compatiability with 95, no go. I'm doing something wrong just don't know what it is, I think its with the dosbox,I d/led it and double clicked it and it went to a z:\> command prompt nothing else, am I surpose to do something in the z:'\ command prompt? or right click my c:\dg with dosbox, but don't know how, any help would mostly be apperciated, I figure you all got it to work with your pcs maybe I can too. BTW I have XP
Re: Deadly Games not working[message #202957] Tue, 02 December 2008 01:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
llvi

 
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Registered:January 2008
Location: Lacey, WA, USA
from the z:\> command prompt you need to mount the directory where DG resides. i.e something like "mount e: c:\ja2\dg\" then type "e:" to go to the newly mounted directory and then type command for the executable like "dg.exe" and it should start.
I don't have DG installed so I don't know for sure the path or executable, but this should get you on the right track.

Also a nice front end for DosBox is Dfend. It uses a gui window to setup shortcuts to launch your programs in Dosbox. D-fend v2 for DOSBox 0.62 is what I have.
Re: Deadly Games not working[message #202972] Tue, 02 December 2008 03:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
CarbonLancer
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Registered:December 2008
Thanks for the input, I installed D-fenv2, now it says error: problem with CDrom please check c:\deadly. I saw Chickenhed's post of moving the patch and the edt file, but it still says problem with cdrom, I have the CD in so don't know what i'm doing wrong....too bad I don't have my crappy pc so I could just install and play. But any help will help me out thanks again
Re: Deadly Games not working[message #203042] Tue, 02 December 2008 16:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
llvi

 
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Registered:January 2008
Location: Lacey, WA, USA
As for problems with CDROMs... sometime you can trick your system. I use Daemon.exe to "host" virtual cdroms. If you use Roxio to take an image of your CDRom, you "mount" it with Daemon.exe to a virtual CDROM. Then it should just be a matter of setting the variables for the program properly... i.e. telling it where the CD rom drive is supposed to be. That probably occurs when you set DG up.

Did you look on the VOGONS forum for DG specific settings for DosBox?

Edit: When you have your cd virtualized with Daemon its MUCH faster than in the cdrom bay because the seek time is so much faster on the harddrive than in the Cd rom bay. Just thought I'd let you know.

[Updated on: Tue, 02 December 2008 16:55] by Moderator

Re: Deadly Games not working[message #203045] Tue, 02 December 2008 16:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
llvi

 
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Registered:January 2008
Location: Lacey, WA, USA
I think I found a thread on VOGONS that will address your problem. Someone else there got DG to run with Dosbox.
Check out this link.
http://vogons.zetafleet.com/viewtopic.php?p=67277&sid=05f28e1f6a8a3a795214c3aa6b3dd5e4
Re: Deadly Games not working[message #203103] Tue, 02 December 2008 23:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
RoWa21

 
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Registered:October 2005
Location: Austria
I have my original JA:DG running in dosbox fine. Here are the steps what I did:

- Mount CD drive in dosbox (see dosbox.conf) and install the game from dosbox to a folder like C:\DG_INSTALL
- Copy the the whole content from JA:DG CD to a folder e.g: C:\DG
- Copy the content from the folder C:\DG_INSTALL into c:\DG (overwrite any existing files)

- Edit your dosbox.config file with notepad
INFO: Put the following lines under the [autoexec] section the the dosbox.conf file and then save the file.

# Mount your physical drive C: in dosbox to C
mount c C:\
# Mount your JA2:DG folder in dosbox
mount D C:\DG
# Go to the C folder
C:\
# Go the the C:\DG folder
cd DG


- Edit the file CD.ROM in your C:\DG directory with notepad and put the letter D there. This is the mounted drive of your DG folder.

After you started dosbox type "dg.exe" and game should start fine. You do not need to have the JA:DG CD in your CD drive to play the game Smile

[Updated on: Tue, 02 December 2008 23:17] by Moderator



Re: Deadly Games not working[message #203134] Wed, 03 December 2008 03:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Freakin'

 
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Registered:July 2004
Location: Holland
Launch game doesn't show on mine also.It hasn't ever since i got new pc with xp.
I start the game by opening the DG folder on my harddisk and double clicking the Dg.exe
Hope it helps.

Cheerio
Re: Deadly Games not working[message #203139] Wed, 03 December 2008 05:31 Go to previous message
CarbonLancer
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Registered:December 2008
Alright I think i'm getting somewhere now, I tried to install the game through dosbox, but it would pop up something like, Please run INSTALL through root of cdrom. So re-install the game through windows under DG_INSTALL and I move all files from the cd to a new folder DG, than I took all the files from DG_INSTALL to DG folder, I edited the dos.config. CD.rom I renamed to D also edited it, but it already had D in the notepad, so I try to launch and now it says Cannot open Cd.rom - Not installed properly. So what am I doing wrong, I thought i was good with computers, but boy was I wrong. To Freakin, I double clicked on it when I first installed it, and it looked like it was going to goto the game but, it just stayed black, so I guess your a lucky one that it worked for, it hates me.
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