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First post, by megatron-uk

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The usual routine to change the sound / other settings with the original Powermonger is to reinstall from the original floppies using the included install.exe. However it seems to just create a slightly different variant of pm.bat with different switches to play256.exe (or play16 for 16 colour VGA mode) and game.exe.

The original manual doesn't refer to these switches, or changing sound settings after install.

Has anyone been able to come up with a list of what the various flags are?

Reply 1 of 3, by Akuma

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This game uses a crippled install, so you are installing it for one configuration only. If that configuration changes you need to reinstall it. It also overwrites files during the install if you switch from one to the other.

So what you are after is not going to work, easily.

Reply 3 of 3, by Akuma

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megatron-uk wrote on 2021-02-06, 17:41:
So possibly the only way is to actually install it more than once to different sub-folders: […]
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So possibly the only way is to actually install it more than once to different sub-folders:

C:\powrmong\adlib
C:\powrmong\roland

.. etc.
That's a pain, but doable.

Correct.