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Re: Silent Thunder (A-10 Tank Killer II)

By skipping the Sierra installer in Windows 3.11 I was preventing Win G and Win 32 from installing. I’ve got those installed and now the icon for the game in Windows 3.11 looks normal, but now I am getting “DOS error 21” when double clicking it. EDIT .. all resolved now I remembered that to get …

Re: Silent Thunder (A-10 Tank Killer II)

Are you really sure that A-10 Tank Killer II runs on Windows 3.x? I thought it was one early DirectX game... I don’t have the box anymore, but my manual is dated 1996 and contains instructions for installing in both Windows 95 and 3.1. Unfortunately, there are no trouble shooting tips, and the …

Silent Thunder (A-10 Tank Killer II)

I have been trying to get Silent Thunder working in DOSBox using Windows 3.11 and Windows 95. This is because none of my Windows XP or 7 virtual machines will run it. It spits out an error saying "New GFXSurface failed". Before I go any further, for the record, I already know that Windows is not …

Re: Aspect ratio in SimCity for DOS

OK, however just for the record, my machine type is set to svga_s3. I guessed that was the case because your screenshots with aspect=true already have the "proper 4:3 ratio" you asked for, so I'm trying to explain that for the purpose of aspect correction the aspect ratio refers to the display area …

Re: Aspect ratio in SimCity for DOS

To be more specific, there is a known issue with the aspect correction of 350-line modes when using the machine=ega setting, which includes text modes due to the 14-line font. However, I'm not aware of any compelling reason to use the EGA machine type for original SimCity. OK, however just for the …

Re: Aspect ratio in SimCity for DOS

Yes, it is the EGA high resolution mode. That must be it then.. the non-standard resolution does not work properly with the aspect ratio correction, which is designed for the standard 640x and 320x resolutions? I expect there is no way to get around that then, apart from playing it in the lower …

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