KYRANDIA 2: Hand of Fate Speech Issue

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KYRANDIA 2: Hand of Fate Speech Issue

Postby C0deHunter » 2019-8-10 @ 03:25

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 [b]SetMUL have disabled L1 cache)
Abit BH-6
512MB SD-RAM PC100
AWE64 Gold[/b]
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!
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Re: KYRANDIA 2: Hand of Fate Speech Issue

Postby i2lgames » 2019-8-10 @ 18:11

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/
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Re: KYRANDIA 2: Hand of Fate Speech Issue

Postby C0deHunter » 2019-8-10 @ 19:47

I just removed a stick of 256MB, so I am down to 256MB RAM total, the speech issue still remains.
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Re: KYRANDIA 2: Hand of Fate Speech Issue

Postby i2lgames » 2019-8-10 @ 21:21

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.
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Re: KYRANDIA 2: Hand of Fate Speech Issue

Postby C0deHunter » 2019-8-11 @ 02:27

I just downloded himemx, how do I use it in DOS, just copy over the files, and run the .EXE?
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Re: KYRANDIA 2: Hand of Fate Speech Issue

Postby i2lgames » 2019-8-11 @ 21:19

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
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Re: KYRANDIA 2: Hand of Fate Speech Issue

Postby C0deHunter » 2019-8-13 @ 10:15

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!
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Re: KYRANDIA 2: Hand of Fate Speech Issue

Postby derSammler » 2019-8-13 @ 10:18

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.
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Re: KYRANDIA 2: Hand of Fate Speech Issue

Postby oeuvre » 2019-8-13 @ 13:02

aww yes... btw if you want to further optimize your AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS feel free to share it
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Re: KYRANDIA 2: Hand of Fate Speech Issue

Postby i2lgames » 2019-8-14 @ 11:57

C0deHunter wrote: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.
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