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N64 Lord 07-27-2014 03:04 PM

Using dosbox with cds
 
I'm tryung to install Sim city 2000's colletor's edition and Tie fighter from their discs, but after I mount it on dosbox the install program tells me that I am trying to install it from the hard drive and reccomends I run it from the cd drive. But this is impossible because it is too current to read the thing. Any help would be appreciated.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rospifr4n2...dosbox_000.png

using support shell and then unstall c gives me an error saying i have to copy the imuse.ini file to the hard disk

SpaceManiac 07-27-2014 03:42 PM

Re: Using dosbox with cds
 
The DOSBox wiki offered this on getting MOUNT to work with CD-ROM drives better:
Code:

-t [floppy|cdrom] Define how the mounted folder should behave to the emulated operating system.
-usecd [drive #]  For direct hardware emulation ie: audio playback, etc.
-cd = Generate a list of local CD ROM drive's "drive #" values
-label [name] = Set the volume name of the drive (all caps)
-ioctl = Lowest level of hardware access (Win 2K, XP and Linux)...follows the -usecd command

Z:\>MOUNT D D:\ -t cdrom -usecd 0 -ioctl -label GAME_CD

So try experimenting with those options to see if you can get the install program to recognize the CD better.

N64 Lord 07-28-2014 05:23 AM

Re: Using dosbox with cds
 
I figured out my problem. Sadly, tie fighter is worthless since my computer has the function keys as shift buttons for contrast, mute, etc and therefore its impossible to ever access some all important game controls, mainly recharging weapons.

Actually what had happened was I forgot to set a C drive for the thing to install to, so it kept trying to write itself on the disc a second time.

All my other dos games are workinggreat now, since they aren't complicated enough to have both a need for every function key and every shift+function combo.


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