First post, by Tamerlin
First, let me tell you I have browsed these forums and read the threads related to my problems without finding a working solution.
Here is my configuration:
Windows 2000 Professional SP3
AMD Athlon XP 1800+ (1.5~Ghz)
Memory: 448 Mo SDRAM
nVidia GeForce2 MX 100/200 64MB
Mouse: PS/2 Microsoft Intellimouse 1.2A
SoundBlaster Live! 5.1 (VDMSound emulation working fine)
PROBLEM: mouse cursor limited to a zone in the upper left corner of the screen
I have already downloaded and used PowerDesk 5.0 to search any file with ke386 in its text and the search only returned the videoport.sys files in the C:\WINNT\System\drivers\ and C:\WINNT\System\i386\ folders.
I don't have any file named WINIO, TOTALIO or GIVEIO. Though among the 2623 results ( 😠 ) reported by a research of the files holding 386 in their text there is a file named Asushwio.sys in the C:\WINNT\System\drivers\ folder and three files named aliagp.sys, nv4_disp.dll and nv4_mini.sys in the C:\NVIDIA\winXP_2K\45.23\ (I don't think this last information will be of any help).
Running the game with VDMSound after having closed McAfee VirusScan and disabled the said Asushwio.sys has not changed anything to the problem.
I have also read the .chm files and the various documents designed to help configuring VDMSound and the various drivers like MOUSE2KV.EXE, MOUSECTL.COM or CTMOUSEP.COM but I don't have enough knowledge in softwares and DOS to understand how to use them or to figure out the files they are altering. 🙁
As I was unable to configure adequately the drivers I have copied the needed drivers in the game directory and created a .bat file for the Steel.exe and configured the VDMSound shortcut to launch the Steel.exe through the batch file.
The first batch file was written like this:
Result: no change in mouse problem though the intro video played adequately (Nolfb.com effect I suppose)
I then wrote a second batch file:
Result: mouse problem changed. A move of the mouse moves the cursor out of its limited zone but the said cursor returns at the speed of light (at least) in the upper left corner though it sometimes highlights a button. The path of the cursor is impossibe to control.
I have tried a third batch written like this:
Result: same as the second batch file.
Could someone tell me if there is a solution or where I can find a document for those that don't have a degree in computer science?