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#878096 - 04/03/13 06:07 PM Re: DOS SOS!! [Re: lexxy]
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I have downloaded it and I will check it out later but right now I am enjoying The Dame Was Loaded , what a good game.
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#880568 - 04/13/13 11:41 AM Re: DOS SOS!! [Re: lexxy]
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I am back again but with a different problem. I managed to get a cd coy of Xanth and I have followed your instructions concerning The Dame Is Loaded but for some reason all works until I get to the install part. I type D:\INSTALL.EXE as I did with the other game and I get this Please install EXE from the Xanth directory of your cdrom . If you have played Xanth tell me what you did to get it up and running.
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#880570 - 04/13/13 11:45 AM Re: DOS SOS!! [Re: lexxy]
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I don't have the game, but it sounds like you're trying to type INSTALL from the root directory. Enter "D:" (without the quotes) from the DOSBox console - and then type INSTALL.

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#880581 - 04/13/13 12:41 PM Re: DOS SOS!! [Re: lexxy]
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My Xanth CD is the one from the Trophy Case II Collection, so it may not be exactly the same as yours. However it has a readme on it that says
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Companions of Xanth CD-ROM Legend Entertainment Company
Version 1.2


INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION

The Windows INSTALL program for this game is in the root of the CD-ROM named "SETUP.EXE".
For DOS installations, please run "DOS_INST.BAT". It will help you complete either a minimum, or full installation to your hard disk and will help you create the LEGEND.INI file which contains your configuration information.

So typing D:\INSTALL won't help you because there is no file named INSTALL on the CD (I checked, and there isn't). Instead you type:

D:\DOS_INST.BAT

which is on the CD. That's assuming there weren't any changes between your version of the game and mine.

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#880904 - 04/14/13 08:48 PM Re: DOS SOS!! [Re: lexxy]
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Jenny100,
Thanks so much for the last DOS command, that did the trick.I had forgotten what a delightful little game this is. I started it years ago and stopped when a more advance game came along, better graphics ect. but I am really having a ball....thanks again for all of your help.
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#882178 - 04/19/13 09:47 PM Re: DOS SOS!! [Re: lexxy]
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Jenny100 & InlandAZ,
I would like to thank you both for the help you both have given me concerning my DOS game installation. Thanks to you I have taken out a few of my old DOS games and am experiencing feeling I had a long time ago when I new to gaming. I am now able to play Xanth, SamNMax, Touche and The Dame was Loaded just to name a few, I really don't think I could have done it w/o your help. I just want to sy thanks again for your assistance.
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#882263 - 04/20/13 11:11 AM Re: DOS SOS!! [Re: lexxy]
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Good deal Lexxy, I enjoy the oldies too - thumbsup

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#882289 - 04/20/13 11:46 AM Re: DOS SOS!! [Re: lexxy]
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Glad it's working for you. Enjoy.

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#894816 - 06/16/13 09:32 AM Re: DOS SOS!! [Re: lexxy]
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I just wanted to revisit to thank InlandAZ,Jenny100 and Oldmariner for all the help you gave me with my DOS problem. Now that I know what to do I have dug out some of my old games and I am now playing them just as I did on my old W95. I found I have No Mouth And I Must Scream, 3 Skulls of Toltec, Ripper &Touche, all of which I had in the back of my closet. I had forgotten just how dark IHNMAIUMS was it is a bit disturbing. Just an thanks a million to you great people.
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#894859 - 06/16/13 12:36 PM Re: DOS SOS!! [Re: lexxy]
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Now that you're familiar with it, download D-Fend Reloaded, a front-end for DOSBox. It's got a lot of nice features that allow you to classify your games, and take screenshots.

It also sets up a virtual root directory where all games are installed to, which keeps the emulated environment much tidier.

If you can locate a set of install discs for Windows 3.1 it will run flawlessly under DOSBox as well. Games that used Video For Windows play perfectly for the most part.

You can read about it ** Here **

The setup instructions for Windows 3.1 are ** Here **


Edited by InlandAZ (06/16/13 01:00 PM)

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#894947 - 06/16/13 06:31 PM Re: DOS SOS!! [Re: lexxy]
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InlandAZ,

Thanks so much for all of that valuable info. I plan to use it all. I am feeling real proud of myself. This just goes to prove that with a little help from my friends I can do ALMOST anything.
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