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First post, by Bencf

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i know many people have problems with system shock 1 under windows xp,but there are many different,so heres mine 😦 .
i got the cdshock.exe in my SS folder and the nolfb.exe.i tried editing the cdshock.bat file to :

nolfb.com
cdshock.exe

and

E:\SShock\nolfb.com
cdshock.exe

or
@echo off
E:\Sshock\nolfb.com cdshock.exe

and some other variatons,bur none has helped.so when i try to start the game through the cdshock.bat or cdshock.exe files.it tries to load the game but just when the game wants to start i get a black screen.i got the cd-version of system shock

here are my system specifications:
Athlon xp 2200+
os:windows xp
256 sdram @ 133mhz(i at least think they got 133mhz)
geforce 2 ti from msi 64 ddrram
K7S5A mainboard from elitegroup

newest graphics drivers etc. and i heard that could be my problem that i have too new graphics drivers,so that it won't work.i also followed this faq twice but it won't work too > http://www.ttlg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=69578

can someone help?

Reply 1 of 11, by priestlyboy

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Sigh, I don't know how to force it to work in Windows XP BUT I have gotten it to work very well in DOSBox. I know this is like woo but that's the bottom line for me. I have dropped trying to force WindowsXP to run DOS Programs and just went for using DOSBox.

Ieremiou
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Helping Debug DOSBox.

Reply 2 of 11, by Bencf

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hm im just reading the dos box instructional page,but i have to mount my drive letter in the instructional,and i dont know how to make this > \ with the american keyboard writing style.i know this is a bit stupid question.but im from germany and just don't know how to make this sign \ on american keyboards.can someone tell me ? 🙄

Reply 6 of 11, by DoomGaZer

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I'm in the same boat as this guy (CD version, Win XP). Forget Dosbox, that's the same as giving up in defeat. That's not why I come here. I would like to know about this "System Shock CD XP patch" as mentioned by a certain someone in this thread. I can't seem to find it anywhere, even after using the search function. Any help getting this going in XP would be appreciated. Thanks.

P.S. I've tried putting cdshock.exe to the HD and running nolfb, all the while using VDMSound. Nothing seems to work. I get two errors from the game that pop up in XP that complain about not being able to access COM1 and COM2 but then the intro and main menu load correctly thereafter. The specific error I get is when I try to start a new game. I get the following:
______________________________________________________
Our system has been shocked!! But remember to Salt The Fries
System Shock can no longer run due to a fatal error.
Error code 3007
Memory error
Not enough memory to make email cursor!

Common problem solutions:
* Incresase FILES in config.sys to 30 or more.
* Disable SMARTDRV write caching
* Use a minimal config.sys and autoexec.bat
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Using VDMSound I have the files at 40 so that can't be the issue. I also have EMS and XMS both at 16MB in VDMSound.

Reply 7 of 11, by DJKamilion

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Your wish has been granted. Here is the CDshock XP executable.

http://home.graffiti.net/djkamilion:graffiti. … /cdshock_xp.rar

(and, for added benefit, a working cyb.cfg for harddrive use.)

midi_list 7
lowres_cutscenes 0
midi_io -1
midi_irq -1
inp6d -1
digi_list -1
joystick 128
midi_card 12
midi_dma -1
midi_drq -1
cd_data_dir_path C:\Games\Dos\SSHOCK\VIRTUASS\data
digi_io -1
digi_irq -1
digi_card 1
digi_dma -1
language 0
digi_drq -1

This is configured for Soundblaster sound. Works For Me (TM)

For harddrive use, you'll need a CD version of system shock.

Make a directory (Default is C:\sshock\ for the installer)
Make a directory within that directory with a name like VIRTUASS
(8 char or less)

Copy the cd version into this folder. Here's my directory structure. ( Nore, I have removed all languages other than english to save space.)

 Volume in drive C is System IBM40
Volume Serial Number is 686E-18F6

Directory of C:\Games\DOS\SSHOCK

08/04/2004 08:33 PM <DIR> .
08/04/2004 08:33 PM <DIR> ..
02/24/2004 11:53 PM 53 CDSHOCK.BAT
06/06/2003 12:28 AM 552,413 cdshock_xp.rar
03/20/2004 08:27 PM 264 CYB.CFG
03/19/2004 07:41 PM <DIR> DATA
08/04/2004 08:33 PM 0 dir.txt
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 360,233 INSTALL.EXE
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 20,341 README.SS
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 203 SHOCKGUS.BAT
02/24/2004 11:48 PM <DIR> SOUND
02/24/2004 11:48 PM 32 SSHOCK.BAT
02/24/2004 11:53 PM <DIR> VIRTUASS
8 File(s) 933,539 bytes

Directory of C:\Games\DOS\SSHOCK\DATA

03/19/2004 07:41 PM <DIR> .
03/19/2004 07:41 PM <DIR> ..
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 105,834 CITMAT.RES
03/20/2004 08:27 PM 609,398 CURRSAVE.DAT
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 170,502 CYBSTRNG.RES
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 1,923,868 DIGIFX.RES
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 342 DIGIPARM.BIN
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 186,858 FRNSTRNG.RES
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 415,710 GAMESCR.RES
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 184,806 GERSTRNG.RES
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 22,638 HANDART.RES
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 177,286 INTRO.RES
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 150,164 MFDART.RES
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 150,352 MFDFRN.RES
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 150,548 MFDGER.RES
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 136,314 OBJ3D.RES
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 2,653,438 OBJART2.RES
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 3,069,734 OBJART3.RES
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 17,951 OBJPROP.DAT
02/25/2004 12:15 AM 614,126 SAVGAM00.DAT
02/26/2004 08:17 PM 614,298 SAVGAM01.DAT
02/26/2004 08:24 PM 614,038 SAVGAM02.DAT
03/01/2004 07:31 PM 610,746 SAVGAM03.DAT
03/01/2004 07:58 PM 610,346 SAVGAM04.DAT
03/14/2004 10:09 PM 609,878 SAVGAM05.DAT
03/19/2004 07:36 PM 609,186 SAVGAM06.DAT
03/19/2004 07:41 PM 609,398 SAVGAM07.DAT
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 4,176 SIDEART.RES
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 6,138,380 TEXTURE.RES
27 File(s) 21,160,315 bytes

Directory of C:\Games\DOS\SSHOCK\SOUND

02/24/2004 11:48 PM <DIR> .
02/24/2004 11:48 PM <DIR> ..
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 14,906 ADLIB.MDI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 16,297 ADLIBG.MDI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 3,622 CIT.AD
Show last 135 lines
01/01/2000  08:00 PM             5,019 CIT.OPL
02/24/2004 11:48 PM <DIR> GENMIDI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 1,792 MPU401.MDI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 6,900 MT32MPU.MDI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 1,528 NULL.MDI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 16,307 OPL3.MDI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 15,345 PAS.MDI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 16,378 PASPLUS.MDI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 4,625 PCSPKR.MDI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 2,849 RAP10.DIG
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 2,756 SB16.DIG
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 32,694 SBAWE32.MDI
02/24/2004 11:48 PM <DIR> SBLASTER
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 2,834 SBLASTER.DIG
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 14,956 SBLASTER.MDI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 2,683 SBPRO.DIG
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 15,295 SBPRO1.MDI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 16,356 SBPRO2.MDI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 4,171 SNDSCAPE.DIG
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 2,971 SNDSCAPE.MDI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 4,930 TANDY.MDI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 3,622 TEST.AD
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 5,019 TEST.OPL
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 405 THM0.BIN
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 786 THM0.DAT
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 405 THM1.BIN
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 786 THM1.DAT
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 405 THM10.BIN
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 658 THM10.DAT
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 405 THM2.BIN
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 738 THM2.DAT
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 405 THM3.BIN
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 786 THM3.DAT
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 405 THM4.BIN
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 850 THM4.DAT
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 405 THM5.BIN
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 834 THM5.DAT
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 405 THM6.BIN
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 771 THM6.DAT
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 405 THM7.BIN
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 690 THM7.DAT
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 1,733 UMID.DIG
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 1,696 UMID.MDI
44 File(s) 227,828 bytes

Directory of C:\Games\DOS\SSHOCK\SOUND\GENMIDI

02/24/2004 11:48 PM <DIR> .
02/24/2004 11:48 PM <DIR> ..
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 14,226 END.XMI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 2,442 ENDLOOP.XMI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 1,120 INI-MT.XMI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 190 INI-SC.XMI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 32,344 INTROTHM.XMI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 11,814 THM0.XMI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 35,352 THM1.XMI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 32,242 THM10.XMI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 32,110 THM2.XMI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 26,238 THM3.XMI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 36,494 THM4.XMI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 35,018 THM5.XMI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 42,284 THM6.XMI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 8,142 THM7.XMI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 4,956 TITLOOP.XMI
15 File(s) 314,972 bytes

Directory of C:\Games\DOS\SSHOCK\SOUND\SBLASTER

02/24/2004 11:48 PM <DIR> .
02/24/2004 11:48 PM <DIR> ..
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 12,188 END.XMI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 2,524 ENDLOOP.XMI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 1,120 INI-MT.XMI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 190 INI-SC.XMI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 29,334 INTROTHM.XMI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 10,648 THM0.XMI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 37,940 THM1.XMI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 32,396 THM10.XMI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 32,122 THM2.XMI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 25,422 THM3.XMI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 34,202 THM4.XMI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 36,192 THM5.XMI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 41,624 THM6.XMI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 9,624 THM7.XMI
01/01/2000 08:00 PM 4,006 TITLOOP.XMI
15 File(s) 309,532 bytes

Directory of C:\Games\DOS\SSHOCK\VIRTUASS

02/24/2004 11:53 PM <DIR> .
02/24/2004 11:53 PM <DIR> ..
01/12/2003 01:00 AM 1,362,115 CDSHOCK.EXE
01/01/2000 12:00 PM 1,543,695 CDSHOCK.old
01/01/2000 12:00 PM 104 CYB.CFG
02/25/2004 12:16 AM <DIR> DATA
01/01/2000 12:00 PM 1,254,195 SSHOCK.EXE
4 File(s) 4,160,109 bytes

Directory of C:\Games\DOS\SSHOCK\VIRTUASS\DATA

02/25/2004 12:16 AM <DIR> .
02/25/2004 12:16 AM <DIR> ..
01/01/2000 12:00 PM 613,566 ARCHIVE.DAT
01/01/2000 12:00 PM 4,096 BWTABL.DAT
01/01/2000 12:00 PM 52,721,946 CITALOG.RES
01/01/2000 12:00 PM 8,982,244 CITBARK.RES
01/01/2000 12:00 PM 14,138 CUTSPAL.RES
01/01/2000 12:00 PM 354,030 DEATH.RES
01/01/2000 12:00 PM 2,468 GAMEPAL.RES
01/01/2000 12:00 PM 2,048 GRYNTABL.DAT
01/01/2000 12:00 PM 107,970 INTRO.RES
01/01/2000 12:00 PM 32,768 IPAL.DAT
01/01/2000 12:00 PM 1,052,124 LOWDETH.RES
01/01/2000 12:00 PM 3,219,292 LOWEND.RES
01/01/2000 12:00 PM 9,487,056 LOWINTR.RES
01/01/2000 12:00 PM 256 MONGTABL.DAT
01/01/2000 12:00 PM 752,192 OBJART.RES
01/01/2000 12:00 PM 17,951 OBJPROP.DAT
01/01/2000 12:00 PM 4,096 SHADTABL.DAT
01/01/2000 12:00 PM 194,564 SPLASH.RES
01/01/2000 12:00 PM 912 SPLSHPAL.RES
01/01/2000 12:00 PM 3,374,810 START1.RES
01/01/2000 12:00 PM 1,789,040 SVGADETH.RES
01/01/2000 12:00 PM 4,451,160 SVGAEND.RES
01/01/2000 12:00 PM 14,403,140 SVGAINTR.RES
01/01/2000 12:00 PM 4,004 TEXTPROP.DAT
01/01/2000 12:00 PM 816,094 VIDMAIL.RES
01/01/2000 12:00 PM 2,048 WHYTTABL.DAT
01/01/2000 12:00 PM 511,534 WIN1.RES
27 File(s) 102,915,547 bytes

Total Files Listed:
140 File(s) 130,021,842 bytes
20 Dir(s) 2,896,887,808 bytes free

cdshock.bat now contains:

@echo off
C:\Games\Dos\SSHOCK\VIRTUASS\cdshock.exe

This SHOULD get you up and running. Now prepare to destroy SHODAN!

Have a good one,
-- DJ Kamilion

(PS, I've also attached the rar to this post. If you can't get it from the post, try the URL I gave at the top.)

Attachments

  • Filename
    cdshock_xp.rar
    File size
    539.47 KiB
    Downloads
    182 downloads
    File license
    Fair use/fair dealing exception

Reply 8 of 11, by DJKamilion

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By the way, here are my specs.
And I'm not using VDMSound for it.

MSI K7N2G-ILSR nForce2 based motherboard
AMD Athlon XP 2100+
512MB Samsung PC3200 @ 400Mhz
Onboard Geforce 4 MX 400 (200) (and now Radeon 9000 for doom3)
Dualboot Windows XP Service Pack 1 / Gentoo Linux

Works very well at 640x480 mode.

Reply 9 of 11, by DoomGaZer

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Cool, thanks. What exactly was done to the .exe to make it work? Also how do you get sound in XP without VDMSound? I can't enable legacy sound support without it crapping out on my system. Not sure if its an IRQ conflict or some other silliness.

My sys:
A7N8X Deluxe rev 1.04 (<-- nforce 2 of course 😉)
Athlon XP 3000+
1GB RAM
Geforce FX 5950
WinXP

P.S. Last question, how do you map keys on the keyboard? I never really tried the first time through. I remember 's' key is forward, 'x' is back, 'a' is look left and 'd' is look right, all of which is remarkable due to the age of this game (I didn't really start using a 'wasd' format until '99 and 2000). Thanks.

Reply 11 of 11, by DoomGaZer

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Thats cool. I think the sound bit has to do with your IRQ (your REAL IRQ, not that ACPI/WinXP fake one) and whether or not it conflicts with another device in your system. Also, if anybody can tell me how to get SS1 from complaining about COM ports 1 & 2 not being accessable I'd appreciate it. I'm not sure if it has to do with VDMSound or not but I guess it's possible. Thanks.