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Chuck_Gee
07-31-2007, 12:02 AM
Hello.

My 8 year old just plucked this from the library this week. I do have an old Win 98 computer up and running in the house, but I seem to need to make a boot disk to get this running.

My memory of arcane dos commands has faded. While the game does create a boot disk, it does not allow me to hear sound and use the CD drive. Does anyone have any suggestions on creating a boot disk that will enable my sound card and CD-ROM? My searching of edits for the autoexec and config.sys files has come up short.

Thanks in advance.

Wildstar
07-31-2007, 12:38 PM
If you have a newer machine (running WinXP or Vista), you should be able to run it on that machine under an emulator such as VDMSound (http://sourceforge.net/projects/vdmsound) or DOSBox (http://sourceforge.net/projects/dosbox). Both emulators should automatically simulate and allocate expanded memory. If you go this route, you may also find this thread on TheForce.net (http://boards.theforce.net/Games:_Board_and_Videogames/b10005/12830230/p1/) useful. :)

Chuck_Gee
07-31-2007, 09:16 PM
If you have a newer machine (running WinXP or Vista), you should be able to run it on that machine under an emulator such as VDMSound (http://sourceforge.net/projects/vdmsound) or DOSBox (http://sourceforge.net/projects/dosbox). Both emulators should automatically simulate and allocate expanded memory. If you go this route, you may also find this thread on TheForce.net (http://boards.theforce.net/Games:_Board_and_Videogames/b10005/12830230/p1/) useful. :)

Yeah, I saw that. Isn't that for Collector's Edition (the Win95 stuff) and not the Collector's CD Rom (DOS)?

Wildstar
08-01-2007, 11:23 AM
No, what you've probably seen is the 3D compatibility patch for the X-Wing Collector's Series, which will only work w/ the Windows versions of X-Wing and TIE Fighter. The DOS games require emulation of the DOS operating system when running on Windows 2000 and later, as I mentioned earlier.

Chuck_Gee
08-04-2007, 10:04 PM
Well, as I said, I'm running 98, not 2000 so I wouldn't need an emulator. Also, I'm clearly using the DOS based "Collector's CD" not the "Collector's Series" which is the Win95 version.

All I need is to make a boot disk on a 1.44 floppy that will load DOS, enable EMS, and activate the SET BLASTER code and the CD ROM. I used to know how to do that back 12 years ago. Anyone remember how to do it?

Wildstar
08-05-2007, 12:38 PM
I found some DOS stuff on the web and on an old book. These go in config.sys:

DEVICE=C:\DOS\EMM386.EXE RAM
STACKS=9,128

(Note: C:\DOS\EMM386.EXE should be the path to the file EMM386.EXE)

This goes into autoexec.bat:

SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 H5 P330 E620 T6


I doubt you will need MSCDEX.EXE b/c Windows DOS has it's own support for the CD-ROM drive, but come back if you have problems. :)

Wildstar
08-05-2007, 12:42 PM
I found some DOS stuff on the web and on an old book. These go in config.sys:

DEVICE=C:\DOS\EMM386.EXE RAM


(Note: C:\DOS\EMM386.EXE should be the path to the file EMM386.EXE; probably C:\Windows\COMMAND\EMM386.EXE)

This goes into autoexec.bat:

SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 H5 P330 E620 T6


I doubt you will need MSCDEX.EXE b/c Windows DOS has its own support for the CD-ROM drive, but come back if you have problems. :)

Actually, you could also probably start Windows in "Single DOS Application Mode" and have everything supported...there should be an option for this in the Windows shutdown screen.