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NiKo
05-24-2004, 10:57 AM
NOTHING works on this piece of junk!
i finally managed to get a hold of Discworld 2, and Broken sword 2

and nothing goddamn works on this system! NOTHING!

yufster! tell that bill gates of yours that i'll see him in hell!

Thrik
05-24-2004, 11:56 AM
Er, used Win2000 compatibility mode?

NiKo
05-24-2004, 12:12 PM
i tried nearly anything

now i got Broken sword 2 to install, but when i try to play, the opening music starts for a second, then stops.
and there i am with a black screen and a program that isnt responding

Alien426
05-24-2004, 12:38 PM
Broken Sword 2 runs just fine on my machine without tweaking of any kind.

If all fails, DOSBox (http://dosbox.sourceforge.net) (with DBFrontend (http://sourceforge.net/projects/dbknitofrontend/)) might help.



Hmmm, Broken Sword 1 is broken (http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/comp_list.php?showID=1638&letter=B)...

DrMcCoy
05-24-2004, 02:46 PM
Broken Sword 1 and 2 work with scummvm (http://scummvm.sf.net)
though you would have to reencode the movies, because RAD Game Tools (or whatever their name was) are a bit extrem about their dumb smacker-codec...

Ray Jones
05-25-2004, 05:27 AM
me olde games work fine in xp-dos-box with vdmsound, which i find to be one of the greatest inventions since err.. winnt?

however, under linux i am well served with emulators for my old atari and amiga games. (although it was no problem at all to get those for windows)
also the wine thingy is working pretty good.

the thing is, the oh so mighty linux fails blatantly to work out with my onboard (tsk.. notebooks :rolleyes: ) soundcard and modem in it's usually easy going behavior.

Joshi
05-29-2004, 03:19 PM
Originally posted by NiKo
NOTHING works on this piece of junk!
i finally managed to get a hold of Discworld 2, and Broken sword 2

and nothing goddamn works on this system! NOTHING!

My Discworld 2 never worked on my in XP professional, but I just remembered, my new laptop has xp home, i wonder if it'll make any difference. it would be cool to be able to play it again.

Kj°len
05-30-2004, 12:22 PM
Don't worry, Niko, WinXP hates you too. ;)
And the wireless internet hates me.
No really, at this very moment it doesn't even think I'm online. It says a wireless internet connection is unavailable.
Right now I shouldn't be online but I am. silly compy.
XP works fine for me, but older games... I know what you mean.

Philocleon
05-31-2004, 12:21 PM
I'll say this. Winblows sucks.

DrMcCoy
05-31-2004, 02:29 PM
that's why i use linux...

Ray Jones
06-01-2004, 05:13 PM
yay. finally.

my modem works with linux.


crap is the driver isnt open source (or none available yet), so i use the trial currently. 14.4 yeeehaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaar.

20 bucks? for a linux driver? thats 10 times more then i payed for the whole os.. :dozey:


however.. hoorya!! my first "linuxed" post..

scabb
06-02-2004, 01:40 PM
Windows sucks, because it doesn't run Game A & Game B... so let's all use linux?

Joshi
06-02-2004, 02:57 PM
Nah, Windows sucks for a whole load of other reasons, like not runnig game C,D,E and W (ah, the rogue W).

But XP is a good operating system, most of the time. It's just Microsoft has this habit of fixing bugs in it's old operating system by replacing them with new bugs in it's new operating system.

Windows 2005 will come with fully compatible drivers for all hardware and have an inbuilt program for detecting old dos based games and running them properly.

But it won't word process or play music. Just a small downside.

Ray Jones
06-03-2004, 02:45 AM
all my games run under xp, i use linux just for fun.

DrMcCoy
06-04-2004, 05:29 AM
btw: which distribution do you use?
i for myself just love debian...

Joshi
06-04-2004, 09:08 AM
Originally posted by RayJones
all my games run under xp, i use linux just for fun.

hey! Don't brag! Some of us got nothing over here!

(evidentally, both broken swords work with ScummVM)