First post, by DigDog
I'm Martin - lover of old stuff - from Germany 😉
The Game Talisman ( https://www.mobygames.com/game/talisman_ ) just came to my mind again these days and I want to play it again.
And if I may believe this: https://www.dosbox.com//comp_list.php?showID=3283&letter=T , the Game should run with DOSBox ...
But it doesn't ... Well kind of, it does - but this doesn't realy help playing the game.
I have fresh DOSBox 0.74-3 installation and added these lines to the autoexec part:
mount c g:\
mount a i:\ -t cdrom
g:\ is my harddisk with a folder for DOSBox and my "DOSGames" folder.
i:\ is a virtual cd drive with the talisman.bin/.cue mounted to it (via VCD)
What - kind of - works:
1) If I run the "Talisman.exe" from cd (a:\talisman\ talisman.exe) the game starts just normal (Software 2000 Logo, Talisman title screen, intro video, the actual game)- BUT without sound or save games.
I think because it's a CDRom for DOSBox it wouldn't write any changes made to the setup.exe or create savegames.
2) I can install the game from cd (a:\install.exe) to any folder in g:\.
After this the setup from the (new) folder [any_path]\talisman\ starts and I can setup a sound card. Returning to the setup.exe, the selected sound card is still set, so changes are written to the files.
So far, so good ...
But what NOT works:
If I start the installed "Talisman.exe", the game starts, I see the animated Software 2000 Logo and that's it.
The game freezes at this point. This happens too, if I skip the animation with Return or Escape - the screen then freezes mid-animation.
DOSBox is still working at this time - I can lock/unlock the mouse, set frame skipping and so on - it's just the game itself.
So .. any Ideas why the game runs "properly" from mounted CDs or Images (same behavior when I mount the cui/bin within DOSBox), but not frfom it's install folder?