First post, by Ron Smith
I have an HP15 laptop (Windows 10) and have been playing Master of Orion (original 1994 version) with Dosbox 0.74 for years with no problem.
Suddenly, a couple of days ago, while I was playing MOO, the mouse became all jittery, and kept jumping out of the game. I would have to move it back to the game window and click the mouse to get it back into the game. The problem kept getting worse and worse, until finally I decided to stop playing and restart the laptop.
The laptop restarted fine, but now I cannot get Dosbox to accept the mouse no matter what I try. I have tried clicking, F10, cntrl+F10, nothing works. I have checked the config file, and the setting for autocapture = true.
I updated my Dosbox installation to 0.74-3, but still had the same problem.
I am at a loss as to what else to look at or try. Does anyone have any suggestions?
MOO seems to load correctly, but I cannot get Dosbox to accept the mouse any more.
Is it possible that the CD I use, an original copy of MOO from 1994, has finally gone bad? Would that explain it?