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« on: October 16, 2003, 03:39:19 am »

For those who are interested, I still run the original SC2 under Windows ME and sometimes Windows XP.  How?  I use this program, and it works well for SC2...it will also work for a lot of your other old DOS games...feel free to dust them off, take them out, go to dosbox.sourceforge.net and have fun....

and for those of you who know this program....0.60 is out, and has DPMI support now.  W00t!  Grin
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Re: OT: DOSBox
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2003, 05:07:32 am »

Yep, Dosbox version 0.55 worked quite well for SC2 on linux too.  Before UQM (and after eschewing M$), that was the way I played SC2. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2003, 05:11:54 am »

We've been using DOSBox for most of our "compatibility checks" against the PC version; however, sometimes the behavior is still slightly different.  This wasn't my department, really, but I saw some of the end results of those discussions...

It is indeed a nice piece of work.
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Re: OT: DOSBox
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2003, 07:09:55 am »

Yay! 0.6! Now I can play Lemmings properly!
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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2003, 01:13:51 pm »

Oh god.... I remember Lemming! But I never got to heaven... well what I did to them will not get me into heaven Grin
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Re: OT: DOSBox
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2003, 02:24:15 pm »

Just let me know when they get Tyrian working on it Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2003, 02:38:57 pm »

Ah, Tyrian.  It's too bad the GBA version seems to be on indefinite hold.

I know Raptor got an SDL port at some point, though I can't seem to find the demo for this anywhere...

UPDATE:  While poking around looking for other Tyrian updates, I found that the complete soundtrack from the Jukebox got a MIDI conversion last May (borgmidi.zip).  This is good news.  *rocks out to CAMANIS*
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« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2003, 02:02:02 am »

Ahh, I remember Tyrian. Now I've got to fire up my old P2 sometime and play it again...
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« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2003, 01:10:22 pm »

The music just doesnt sound right if its not on a SB16 FM Emulation.

Tyrian works on Win2k and XP, but alas not on modern sound cards :/
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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2003, 05:12:54 am »

Yeah, and the music was the best part, too...  Sad
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« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2003, 10:41:13 am »

Definately agreed there.

I actually found a winamp2 plugin that can play LDS file format, the original file format of Tyrian.

It crashes every time for me though :/

Maybe someone skilled can have a hax0r at the source ?
That DOS player is ok, but unfortunately since windows munts up the PIT it cant keep proper sound timing.
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« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2003, 10:49:28 am »

Whoops, forgot the URL

http://adplug.sourceforge.net/
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« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2003, 10:56:51 pm »

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I actually found a winamp2 plugin that can play LDS file format, the original file format of Tyrian.

It crashes every time for me though :/

AdPlug's LDS loader seems to be somewhat broken; I guess that's why it's marked preliminary. The stuff it's trying to load looks roughly like the Tyrian LDS files, but there seems to be some problems with sizes and positions of values in the file. Looks like someone tried to convert someone else's loader but didn't get it to work.

As this is off topic, I'll refrain from discussing this subject further here; I suggest you use private messages if you want to continue discussing this.
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« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2003, 02:33:10 pm »

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Definately agreed there.
That DOS player is ok, but unfortunately since windows munts up the PIT it cant keep proper sound timing.


Run the DOS player in dosbox.  It seems to work pretty well (though it assumes you have a Yamaha, it seems, not a SoundBlaster...)
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« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2003, 09:01:57 pm »

Hmmm, dosbox still doesn't play Archon Ultra. *sigh* I guess I'll just have to wait some more.

(Mentioned here since StarControl was meant to be StarArchon, as any PR3 fan should know.)
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