First post, by Corvus Corax
Dell P4 550 3.4 Ghz HHT, 2 gigs DDR2 RAM, Mobo: Dell 0K3464, eVGA GF8800GT (512 megs GDDR3), SB Audigy 2, XP SP2.
I've got Archimedean Dynasty v. 1.120 RE (10/12/96) running fine via DosBox .72 (both vanilla and YKHWong's CVS build of 11/28/07), but am having no luck getting the 3dfx version (6/10/97) to run.
I've tried YKHWong's, dgvoodoo and OpenGlide in various combinations, but the best I can do is get the game to start in 3dfx and give me menu and base screens. If I try to enter a mission ("instant action" or storyline mission), the mission starts, I've got sound and control.....but all I get is a black screen. I can't get the glide to give me any visuals. I don't crash or anything, I just can't get anything beyond a black screen. I can actually hit keys, make things happens, but can't see the results.
Originally AD ran under DOS or Win95, but I can't get it to start under XP SP2, even with compatibility set (it tries to start, then CTD's). (Got VDSM Sound installed.) This is why I'm running it through DosBox. If I could get it to run under XP, maybe I'd have better luck with getting the 3dfx effects via a Windows glide wrapper.
Bottom line: Has anyone gotten the AD 3dfx version to run properly (or near properly) via DosBox or XP? If so, how?
(I've searched Vogons, but couldn't find any solutions other than what I've tried so far.)
Thanks for any info.