SAPUCDEX by SaPu

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SAPUCDEX by SaPu

Postby Snover » 2003-6-15 @ 02:43

SUMMARY:
Windows NT/2K/XP's default MSCDEX emulation is extremely basic and does not support many functions that DOS programs require, resulting in program failures or other anomalies. SAPUCDEX is an MSCDEXNT replacement that restores the functionality of the old DOS MSCDEX.

SYMPTOMS:
CD audio will not be played.

CAUSE:
This is caused by the fact that Windows NT's MSCDEX emulator does not route CD commands to Windows.

RESOLUTION:
Use the attached program to run the game or application. It will route the correct DOS MSCDEX commands from the game to Windows' sound system.

SYMPTOMS:
Program will quit with an error that MSCDEX is too old.

CAUSE:
This is caused by the default MSCDEX emulation identifying itself with a fake version number (2.21).

RESOLUTION:
Use the attached program to run the game or application. It uses the version identification of the final release of MSCDEX (2.23).

SYMPTOMS:
CD Installer will quit when attempting to transfer files.

CAUSE:
Unimplemented direct CD read functions in Windows NT's MSCDEX.

RESOLUTION:
Use the attached program to run the game or application. It implements missing CD read commands.

SUPPORTED GAMES:
All CD-ROM games

Search of forums as of 2-22-2005 produced this list of games that work/benefit from the usage of SAPUCDEX:

Constructor
CyClones
Destruction Derby 2
Goblins Quest 1
Goblins Quest 2
Goblins Quest 3
Lemmings 3D
Lost in Time
Need for Speed Special Edition
Nemesis: The Wizardry Adventure
Redguard
Screamer 1
Shadow Warrior
Tomb Raider 1
Tomb Raider Unfinished Business
Warcraft 2
Wing Commander 3

If you experience this behaviour in any game not listed here please post so on the forums.

Thanks to Sauro Puccini for this program!

PROGRAM SYNTAX:
&&SAPUCDEX.EXE
&&&&There are no command-line options.

2005-03-12 -- Added Shadow Warrior to list.
2005-03-01 -- Added list of supported games from forum search
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