First post, by Dochartaigh
Yeah, yeah, I know there's FOUR PAGES of search results for this game just in this DOS subforum (and another ~20 pages in the DOXBOX forum), and I know this very well because I've spent 3 hours (no joke) trying everything and I STILL can't get this to work.... All I get is a black screen when running crusader.exe.
So what gives here? I'm on a Pentium 3 700mhz, 256mb RAM (somebody told me any more and No Remorse doesn't play), GeForce 4 ti 4600. It's a Windows 98 SE system but I'm using Phil's 'reboot into ms-dos mode' .PIF file so I'm in real DOS. I've tried extended and expanded memory. Tried SIX different versions of this game. Tried burning multiple discs (Verbatim DataLifePlus at 4x). Tried mounting with Daemon in Windows. Tried the partial and full install. Small and Large videos. Tried with and without sound/subtitles turned on. Tried copying over the Flics folder and editing the config. Tried launching from C:\ and the E:\ cd-rom... One version wouldn't launch because of a missing ASYLUM.DLL, which I found and it still won't launch 🤣... Usually I get the below then a black screen (where I can't even use ctrl+alt+del to reboot, have to power cycle computer):
running with partial(or full) installation
Creating swap file  . (this usually doesn't show up though TBH)
....then just a black screen. Every. Single. Time.
Yes, I have the buffers=40 and whatever else the readme said to make sure I have... Totally open to any ideas. I remember this not running very well in the late 90's when I originally bought it too...