First post, by Gigagator
I'm hoping some knowledgeable people here can help me get the original Theme Park to run correctly in Windows 95, although it was built for DOS.
I tried this a while ago but gave up in the end after someone had suggested I use DOSBox, which I absolutely do not want to do. I have my reasons, but mainly I just want to run it on the real thing just like when I was a kid.
I have an old system with Windows 95 currently installed which also sports a 120Mhz Pentium processor, 32Mb RAM, 4Mb PCI graphics and a Sound Blaster 16 ISA sound card, model no. CT2770.
My copy of Theme Park came with a leaflet that had instructions for Windows 95 users to follow but I can't for the life of me follow them. I can scan and upload the document if you like.
The biggest issue I have had is with sound, I cannot seem to get sound to work correctly despite using the CT2770 and a newer Vibra16 Sound Blaster ISA card.
I have tried all the sound settings in Theme Park setup but they just don't work. Ive updated drivers, meddled with autoexec and config settings and played around with jumpers but I can't get it to work.
Additionally, since I replaced the Vibra16 with the older CT2770, I have had problems getting the game to even run at all, regardless of sound.
However, I tested it all with my copy of Duke Nukem 3D and sound works flawlessly with default settings, so I don't understand what's going wrong.
Before anyone suggests it could be a dud copy of Theme Park, I have three copies which I have exactly the same issue with on each. Also having three copies I think shows how determined I am to play this game.
Can somebody guide me through the process? If it helps, I'm more than happy to put DOS 6.22 on the system and run it from there if that will help as I know Theme Park was meant to run from DOS anyway.
One last thing, I don't wish to use DOSBox, I will strive to run Theme Park on old hardware if it takes me a lifetime. Besides, I remember running it on Windows 95 when I was a kid and the only issues we had was the mouse locking up from time to time.
Thanks in advance.
Motherboard is a really awful Jetway, will find out model number when its light but I think its a Jetway J542B, I have another Socket 7 board but I have difficulty getting that to run.