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  1. Originally Posted By: Harehunter I don't know how it works on 64-bit, but I did get a very successful load of Windows 3.1 on DOSBox on a couple of 32-bit winxp's, and all three Exiles copied into into it and they run just fine. Actually, after installing it on one box, I copied the whole shebang onto a flash drive, plugged into another box, and ran directly off the flash. The cursor has a bit of an annoying habit of disappearing when you move it, but settles in nicely when you stop. That is the only annoyance I have noticed. I have yet to work up the time and ambition for a Win98 load. It might work better, but on the other hand, it might work worse. On 32-bit XP, the Exile games run natively if you put them in compatibility mode. Why were you even using DOSBox?
  2. I don't know how it works on 64-bit, but I did get a very successful load of Windows 3.1 on DOSBox on a couple of 32-bit winxp's, and all three Exiles copied into into it and they run just fine. Actually, after installing it on one box, I copied the whole shebang onto a flash drive, plugged into another box, and ran directly off the flash. The cursor has a bit of an annoying habit of disappearing when you move it, but settles in nicely when you stop. That is the only annoyance I have noticed. I have yet to work up the time and ambition for a Win98 load. It might work better, but on the other hand, it might work worse.
  3. I have limited DOSBox experience. I don't think Steam is your ticket, though. Old games on Steam are usually updated and re-released. If the game won't run, Steam won't make it run. —Alorael, who really would give DOSBox and VirtualBox chances. They have fairly helpful communities even if your technical understanding is nil.
  4. I see what you mean. I just had not paid that close attention to it. I've tried turning up the mouse tracking parameter in the Windows 3.1 setup, but to no good effect. There are tunable parameters in the DOSBox.conf file. I'll do some research on those. You might do the same. This setup of Windows may be stretching the limits in DOSBox.
  5. No I know about all that, to be more specific, lets say you're playing E2 and you start a new game, when the pop up with the intro story appears if I move my mouse around inside the pop up only, it will disappear (almost flash) and then reappear when stop moving the mouse. Outside of that window (still within the main screen, and Dosbox) it works just fine. It only occurs with story pop ups, character editor, talking to people etc... Not sure if anyone has a hot clue what I mean, not too sure how to explain it....
  6. You have to click your mouse into the DOSBox environment. Once there you have too scroll around to find your mouse cursor. It won't be where you clicked, it will be where you left it last when you left DOSBox, or in some default location. Once your mouse is in the DOSBox, you cannot move it outside the Box. You have to Alt-Tab to an application in your XP environment to get out. I hope this makes sense.
  7. The DOSBox solution works great. Here's how. There is also a way to install Win95/Win98 on DOSBox, but I haven't tried it.
  8. Exile was written back in the days of Windows 3 so you just haven't set your computer right. Try using DOSBox.
  9. Harehunter

    Shorter Games

    Quote: He may be unusual in that he tends to play very few games and play them a lot. He's okay with playing a game over the course of months if that's what it takes to get through it. Not so unusual as you may think, Alorael. I keep the entire set of Exile, Avernum, and Myst games installed on my pc. Also King's Quest in my DOSBox folder. (BTW, Exile plays nicely in DOSBox with a Windows 3.1 installed.) On a second note, Slarty's definition of quality for RPG's is right on!
  10. I have actually installed Windows 3.1 on DOSBox .74 and installed all the Exiles to the Win3.1. Here is the article I used to do this. I also saw an article on the VOGONS site for running Windows 95/09 on DOSBox, but this is a bit more complicated.
  11. Originally Posted By: Harehunter I have used DOS-Box on XP Professional (32-bit), and it works very well for 16-bit DOS games, such as Wolfenstein 3D and Doom. The Kings Quest series plays very nicely as well, all 7 episodes. It would be interesting to know if it runs on 64-bit Vista or Windows 7. However it is designed to play games written for Pre-Windows DOS. I don't think it will run Windows based games. If you can get your hands on Windows 3.1, you can install it in DOSBox and then install the Exile games in Windows 3.1.
  12. DosBox is also supposed to be good, though I've never used it. Originally Posted By: Micawber I think a 16 bit app won't run on a 64 bit OS. They won't; I've tried several. Very few, if any, 16-bit apps will run in a 64-bit environment, and those that do tend to be very unstable at best.
  13. Originally Posted By: Danny the Fool But, has anyone tried DOSbox? At least Exile should run on Win 3.11. I have successfully gotten this to work.
  14. Originally Posted By: Danny the Fool Originally Posted By: TheBadAgent But seriously...would be nice if the Androids COULD somehow use .exe files. That would be nice Not really nice, since it would require them to have x86 CPUs which means no battery life whatsoever at that size ;-) But, has anyone tried DOSBox? At least Exile should run on Win 3.11. I use DOSBox for pretty much everything. It's the easiest way for me to get my Dr. Brain fix without spending huge money on useless antiques.
  15. Originally Posted By: Danny the Fool Originally Posted By: TheBadAgent But seriously...would be nice if the Androids COULD somehow use .exe files. That would be nice Not really nice, since it would require them to have x86 CPUs which means no battery life whatsoever at that size ;-) But, has anyone tried DOSbox? At least Exile should run on Win 3.11. There is to my knowledge no necessity for .exe-files requiring a x86 CPU, at least not physical ones. That would seem to a matter of recompiling for a different processor, nothing more.
  16. Originally Posted By: TheBadAgent But seriously...would be nice if the Androids COULD somehow use .exe files. That would be nice Not really nice, since it would require them to have x86 CPUs which means no battery life whatsoever at that size ;-) But, has anyone tried DOSbox? At least Exile should run on Win 3.11.
  17. ef

    The sounds...

    The Exile series won't run on Windows 7. There are ways around this though. You can install a virtual container, DosBox or VirtualBox for instance, that will either simulate an older OS (DosBox) or let you install one (VirtualBox), and run the games that way. Works well for quite a few people on these boards.
  18. You may want to try running it in DOSBox or, if you have a spare copy of Windows 95/98/XP lying around, VirtualBox. Welcome to Spiderweb Software. Leave your sanity at the door.
  19. Originally Posted By: Celtic Minstrel Ooh, Paganitzu. I was thinking about getting that sometime. Assuming you mean this Christmas... when looking at the 3DRealms site recently, I noticed that they said they were distributing the older games with DOSBox; do you know if this is done in such a way that I could take the original game files and set it up myself in DOSBox? (Since I'm on a Mac rather than a Windows PC.) probably. have fun configuring it though
  20. Ooh, Paganitzu. I was thinking about getting that sometime. Assuming you mean this Christmas... when looking at the 3DRealms site recently, I noticed that they said they were distributing the older games with DOSBox; do you know if this is done in such a way that I could take the original game files and set it up myself in DOSBox? (Since I'm on a Mac rather than a Windows PC.)
  21. Originally Posted By: Alorael You don't need Windows for DOSBox. You don't even need an old copy of DOS. Actually, you need a (preferably legal) copy of Windows 3.1 or Windows 3.11 for workgroups to run inside DOSBox if you want to play the Exile trilogy on it. As for Basilisk... Sheepshaver is better, but it's harder to get it to work. That said, I managed to find a copy that works nicely which came bundled with WordPerfect for Mac (no idea if that's legal, but I don't care about the WordPerfect part anyway, so it's somewhat irrelevant). I'm playing Exile in DOSBox though. Occasionally.
  22. Originally Posted By: Treddalske You don't need Windows for DOSBox. You don't even need an old copy of DOS. Really? But those guys said...*sigh* never mind. Which files do I download? Where do I go from there? --Brumagem, who at this point is just about ready to throw caution to the wind and use freaking Limewire if it could help.
  23. You don't need Windows for DOSBox. You don't even need an old copy of DOS. —Alorael, who can recommend Basilisk II as a Mac-on-Windows emulator. You still need to acquire a copy of an old Mac OS, though, so it's not actually helpful for you.
  24. Originally Posted By: The Mystic Try one of the following: VirtualBox (what I use) running a legal copy of WinXP DosBox If you have Win7 Pro, run it in Windows XP mode. I still need to find another version of windows for each of those, though. That's where all the copyright babble came from (because I don't wanna spend so much money just for compatibility issues).
  25. Originally Posted By: brumagem I just wanna play Exile! Try one of the following: VirtualBox (what I use) running a legal copy of WinXP DosBox If you have Win7 Pro, run it in Windows XP mode. Originally Posted By: jecowa Well, he could still do a remake of Blades of Exile and then maybe a remake of Nethergate. Blades of Exile has already been remade into Blades of Avernum, and has since been released as open source (Blades of Exile, that is). Nethergate was remade into Nethergate:Resurrection a few years back, and probably won't have another remake for a while.
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