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#1 Medicine Man

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 11:45 PM

I am new to Dosbox.  I have gotten a couple games to work so I know the basics, but I am having trouble with a game called PIRATES!  I cannot seem to get past the sign up stages of the game, and the 1st dual. After that the game locks.  If you'd like to try it for yourself it can be dl here:
http://www.80sdos.com/pirates.php
I am NOT plugging the site. I know the rules.  Just asking for help in getting it running.  Specifially are there specific CPU cycles and frames settings to use for the game?  Any other suggestions?

Runing Vista 32-bit, dual core AMD, 3 GB RAM.

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#2 A. J. Raffles

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 11:47 PM

View PostMedicine Man, on Jun 30 2008, 12:45 AM, said:

I am new to Dosbox.  I have gotten a couple games to work so I know the basics, but I am having trouble with a game called PIRATES!  I cannot seem to get past the sign up stages of the game, and the 1st dual. After that the game locks.  If you'd like to try it for yourself it can be dl here:
http://www.80sdos.com/pirates.php
I am NOT plugging the site. I know the rules.  Just asking for help in getting it running.  Specifially are there specific CPU cycles and frames settings to use for the game?  Any other suggestions?

Runing Vista 32-bit, dual core AMD, 3 GB RAM.

Thanks
Med
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#3 Medicine Man

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 11:48 PM

great thanks.

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 12:09 AM

i dunno, im so lame that i couldnt even beat the first dude cause i really didnt understand the combat system, but try changing your core to normal and cycles to auto
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Posted 30 June 2008 - 12:58 AM

how? I am new to dosbox.  really am learning today.  got other games to work.

help?

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 02:24 AM

View Post_r.u.s.s., on Jun 29 2008, 05:09 PM, said:

i dunno, im so lame that i couldnt even beat the first dude cause i really didnt understand the combat system, but try changing your core to normal and cycles to auto

Use the Left arrow keys to attack.  (Up and Left) (left) (down and Left)  3 choices to attack at different levels.  opposite to parry and reteat backwards.

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 01:32 PM

Run "loadfix" before running the game. What Russ says it's true but those are the default settings so you don't have to worry about tweaking them.
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Posted 30 June 2008 - 03:25 PM

View PostJapofran, on Jun 30 2008, 06:32 AM, said:

Run "loadfix" before running the game. What Russ says it's true but those are the default settings so you don't have to worry about tweaking them.

so you are saying in the dos prompt it should look like this:
c:/PIRATES!>loadfix

Is that correct?  What am i looking for?  what does that do?  I havent read about this.

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 04:10 PM

its said all 64kb were allocated.  is that good?

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 04:34 PM

nevermind it fixed it.  because now it gave the option for 1 or 2 discs.  I guess the default was 2 and it was looking for the other drive to load the game.

now it works.  thanks!! :whistle:

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 05:18 PM

View PostJapofran, on Jun 30 2008, 03:32 PM, said:

What Russ says it's true but those are the default settings so you don't have to worry about tweaking them.

[nitpick]default core is auto=P[/nitpick]
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Posted 30 June 2008 - 05:51 PM

View PostMedicine Man, on Jun 30 2008, 06:34 PM, said:

nevermind it fixed it.  because now it gave the option for 1 or 2 discs.  I guess the default was 2 and it was looking for the other drive to load the game.

now it works.  thanks!! :whistle:
I think the game may still crash randomly if you don't use loadfix (just happened to me). And yes the "64kb were allocated" is what you want.

View Post_r.u.s.s., on Jun 30 2008, 07:18 PM, said:

[nitpick]default core is auto=P[/nitpick]

dosbox.conf said:

auto switches from normal to dynamic if appropriate
I think for real mode games (v.g. Pirates!) it equals normal and for protected mode ones dynamic.
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 09:02 PM

.....so run "loadfix" before every time I start up the game?

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Posted 01 July 2008 - 10:15 PM

There are many ways you can do things... If you start the game from the command line, you can for example create a new text file called "pirates.bat" (the .bat extension is important) and write in it:

loadfix
pir
loadfix -d

The you could start the game by writing "pirates" instead of "pir".
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Posted 15 November 2008 - 07:14 AM

Qbix is here too ? damn, cool. I had no idea, he was here.





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