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  1. Harehunter

    Any chance of working on 64-bit XP (SP3)?

    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.
  2. Harehunter

    Old versions of Exile & Exile II

    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.
  3. Randomizer

    Old versions of Exile & Exile II

    Exile was written back in the days of Windows 3 so you just haven't set your computer right. Try using DOSBox.
  4. 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!
  5. Harehunter

    Any chance of working on 64-bit XP (SP3)?

    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.
  6. Tyranicus

    Any chance of working on 64-bit XP (SP3)?

    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.
  7. The Mystic

    Any chance of working on 64-bit XP (SP3)?

    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.
  8. Celtic Minstrel

    Game versions for other tablets

    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.
  9. Tracer Bullet

    Game versions for other tablets

    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.
  10. Locmaar

    Game versions for other tablets

    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.
  11. Danny the Fool

    Game versions for other tablets

    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.
  12. 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.
  13. The Mystic

    Windows 7 Compatibility

    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.
  14. Lilith

    Avadon on Steam

    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
  15. Celtic Minstrel

    Avadon on Steam

    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.)
  16. Celtic Minstrel

    Windows 7 Compatibility

    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.
  17. brumagem

    Windows 7 Compatibility

    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.
  18. Tincture of Mid-Afternoon

    Windows 7 Compatibility

    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.
  19. brumagem

    Windows 7 Compatibility

    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).
  20. The Mystic

    Windows 7 Compatibility

    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.
  21. Tincture of Mid-Afternoon

    I love old games

    Microsoft made the rather appropriately titled MS-DOS, along with the many other DOSes. I don't know what, technically, is required for something to be DOS, but I'm not sure that the thing that does not actually operate a system run in DOSBox meets that standard. —Alorael, who hopes, however, that the program is BOX-DOS. That would be ideal.
  22. Randomizer

    I love old games

    Originally Posted By: A Hard Day's Rest DOSBox doesn't actually run DOS, it runs what is, as best I understand it, a kind of reverse-engineered DOS-like shell. Other companies used to make DOS, but Microsoft forced them out of business with scare tactics that their products would cause fatal computer problems if used. Microsoft would check for their copyright notice in the program and send an error warning if it wasn't detected.
  23. Tincture of Mid-Afternoon

    I love old games

    DOSBox doesn't actually run DOS, it runs what is, as best I understand it, a kind of reverse-engineered DOS-like shell. It's illegal to pirate games to run with DOSBox, but the program itself is legal. In fact, several entirely upstanding and modern companies have included DOSBox in re-releases of old games. —Alorael, who also thinks the distinction between piracy and use of abandonware is a useful one. Abandonware may not be legal, but it can be impossible to acquire legal copies of old games, and there may not even still be a company holding the rights.
  24. Android

    I love old games

    The fact that using DosBox is probably piracy has not crossed my mind before reading The Mystics post. I generally don't approve of piracy, but I'm not sure I can find a way to oppose this case.
  25. The Mystic

    I love old games

    Yes, I could do that, but please consider: DosBox hates me. I haven't seen a legally obtainable copy of Windows 3.1 since about a year before Windows 95 came out. I already have CotW (among other games) installed in a WinXP environment via VirtualBox.
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