hello. ive been using dosbox for a while and for the most part i can usually find a way to figure out how to run a game on my own or by checking online resources. but i have hit a wall with Ultima 8 specifically the version which comes on the Ultima Collection, SPECIFICALLY trying to get the game to work WITH SOUND on a new computer running windows 8. heres the issue:
the installer for the UC which works on older windows systems no longer works in win8. alright, no problem. so i copy the u8 files directly into c:\ultima8. then i run install.exe thru dosbox (v0.74). i get the dos installer program and set up the destination path as c:\u8. i set the sound settings as directed, and then proceed to "install"...
"insert disk 01" is the response i get from the installer. nothing i have been able to figure out seems to counter this. ive tried mounting and running the ISO as a disk drive, ive tried to imgmount both the original ISO and the c:\ultima8 to no avail.
alright fine, no problem, i can just run the u8.exe directly from the files i copied from the ISO right? game starts, looks beautiful, works normally...no sound whatsoever. basically what i need is one of two things: does anyone know
A. how to resolve this "insert disk 01" issue so that the game can be installed regularly and thus have the proper sound configuration?
B. how to somehow manually enter in the correct sound card configuration directly into some file within the ultima8 directory so that the game functions as if it was installed with proper sound configuration?
any help with this would be GREATLY appreciated as i have managed to get U8 running WITH SOUND on every device ive ever owned (even android) and i simply refuse to accept that i cannot get it to work with this new system. please forgive me for not including my specs with this but frankly its difficult to find them all in windows8 and it doesnt seem relevant to the issue at hand. thanks!