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First post, by C0deHunter

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Hello all,
I am using my original CD in my system,, and although the games works under pure DOS, the speech plays and cuts off immediately).

If I play it under Windows 98SE, the speech issue is resolved, but I really love to play this game under DOS, with my MUNT feeding the MT-32 music off of my laptop to my real AWE64.

My System specs:
PIII-800E (using SetMUL have disabled L1 cache)
Abit BH-6
512MB SD-RAM PC100
AWE64 Gold

Windows 98SE (but I am using PhilComputerLabs', *pure* DOS option to play the launch the game from a DOS prompt)

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

PIII-800E | Abit BH-6 | Rage 128 Pro Video Card | 256MB SD-RAM PC100 | AWE64 Gold | Sound Canvas 55 MKII | SoftMPU | 2X SanDisk (2004) 2GB CF as C:\ (Win98SE OS) and D:\ (DOS Games) | Windows 98SE (using PhilComputerLabs', *pure* DOS option)

Reply 1 of 9, by i2lgames

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Many times 512mb of memory is not handled well in dos. Try using DEVICE=c:\xxx\himemx.exe /max=8194 instead of himem.sys.
You can find it in freedos or here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/himemx/

Reply 2 of 9, by C0deHunter

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I just removed a stick of 256MB, so I am down to 256MB RAM total, the speech issue still remains.

PIII-800E | Abit BH-6 | Rage 128 Pro Video Card | 256MB SD-RAM PC100 | AWE64 Gold | Sound Canvas 55 MKII | SoftMPU | 2X SanDisk (2004) 2GB CF as C:\ (Win98SE OS) and D:\ (DOS Games) | Windows 98SE (using PhilComputerLabs', *pure* DOS option)

Reply 3 of 9, by i2lgames

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C0deHunter wrote:

I just removed a stick of 256MB, so I am down to 256MB RAM total, the speech issue still remains.

Still too high for dos! Use the himemx and force 8mb of ram, see if it works.

Reply 4 of 9, by C0deHunter

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I just downloded himemx, how do I use it in DOS, just copy over the files, and run the .EXE?

PIII-800E | Abit BH-6 | Rage 128 Pro Video Card | 256MB SD-RAM PC100 | AWE64 Gold | Sound Canvas 55 MKII | SoftMPU | 2X SanDisk (2004) 2GB CF as C:\ (Win98SE OS) and D:\ (DOS Games) | Windows 98SE (using PhilComputerLabs', *pure* DOS option)

Reply 5 of 9, by i2lgames

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C0deHunter wrote:

I just downloded himemx, how do I use it in DOS, just copy over the files, and run the .EXE?

Copy himemx.exe to the root of your c:
Edit config.sys
Find the line DEVICE=C:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS OR C:\WINDOWS\HIMEM.SYS
Put the word REM before DEVICE=
So you should have REM C:\WINDOWS\HIMEM.SYS
Directly below that line write DEVICE=c:\himemx.exe /max=8194
So the lines should be
REM C:\WINDOWS\HIMEM.SYS
DEVICE=c:\himemx.exe /max=8194

Reply 6 of 9, by C0deHunter

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You are a genius! It works!

Now, what I did was that I created a boot floppy diskette, copied my c: drive's config.sys and auto.exe bat to it, and THEN modified the config.sys!

I am going to try other DOS games that I was unable to play, hopefully I can get them all to play!

Thanks a million again!

PIII-800E | Abit BH-6 | Rage 128 Pro Video Card | 256MB SD-RAM PC100 | AWE64 Gold | Sound Canvas 55 MKII | SoftMPU | 2X SanDisk (2004) 2GB CF as C:\ (Win98SE OS) and D:\ (DOS Games) | Windows 98SE (using PhilComputerLabs', *pure* DOS option)

Reply 7 of 9, by derSammler

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Problem is that some DOS games start to behave odd when there's more than 16 MB of memory. Syndicate and Hi-Octane are two other examples. And HIMEM.SYS does not allow to restrict the amount of memory if you have more.

http://retro-net.de/blog.html

Reply 8 of 9, by oeuvre

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aww yes... btw if you want to further optimize your AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS feel free to share it

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Reply 9 of 9, by i2lgames

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C0deHunter wrote:
You are a genius! It works! […]
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You are a genius! It works!

Now, what I did was that I created a boot floppy diskette, copied my c: drive's config.sys and auto.exe bat to it, and THEN modified the config.sys!

I am going to try other DOS games that I was unable to play, hopefully I can get them all to play!

Thanks a million again!

Glad it worked for you. You are very welcome. HOF is my favorite of the three.