It's been a loooooong time since I've posted here
Anyway, before posting just now, I did a search on these forums/ sub-forums and came across many posts for the game Black Dahlia
; hard to believe the game's from 1998. On one of the posts I came across, I saw that someone said that they wish G.O.G. would put out a version of this game that would play on modern machines. If only.
Well, I've got the original game from '98, yup, all 8 CD's
Back in the day, besides Windows 98, I'm pretty sure I got it to play on other OS's, like XP and Win 7 (probably used Compatibility Mode). But with Windows 10 - or, like I now have, Windows 11 - it's getting tougher.
I came across this at this link: Black Dahlia on Windows 10
In some of the posts here on Gameboomers, some of the info can be found in the link I just gave.
Way back from '98, I still have the official Patch that the company released for this game. And from the link I gave, I downloaded that DxWnd utility and unpacked it. I also downloaded (but have not yet installed) the NoCD Patch v03; evidently, that is not an official patch from the gamemakers, but a program that will allow you to put all the data from all 8 CD's onto your hard drive. That way you can avoid all that CD swapping.
But, I'm having trouble from the get-go with DxWnd. For those of you who are familiar, after I managed to at least install the game from CD 1 onto my hard drive, I then launch DxWnd. After launching, according to the info from that link I gave, you then click on File/ Import, and from the Explorer window that pops up, you then navigate right back to the DxWnd folder itself and click on the folder "exports"; inside of here is already a boat-load of games with pre-made CONFIG files (known as DXW files). I even saw one of my favorite oldies in there: Neverhood
But, Black Dahlia
is not in there
And, this is the most recent version of DxWnd, too. According to the directions from the link I gave, I should be able to Import "Black Dahlia.dxw"....but it's not there.
The link I gave has a date of 1/28/2019. Back then, there was probably an older version of DxWnd, but you'd think subsequent versions would have all of the games (DXW files) of the previous version, plus then some!
Can anyone help? Until G.O.G. (fingers crossed) releases a playable version for modern machines, I still have the 8 CD's for this game.
Here's hoping someone has the expertise to help......