Originally posted by eL_PuSHeR ... not giving detailed information about the games.
Not a problem. It's just that sometimes titles like Monopoly or "Carmen Sandiego" have re-released multiple times. Just keeping track of the versions is a headache.
...AMIGA version which I've already tried but IMHO the PC version is better.
Having said that, the programmers for the Amiga version did two naughty things, inserted an ad for an Elvira videotape, and (the big one) made the profoundly bad move of creating of 320x200 display using a 320x256 display mode to match up with PAL specs for people using Amiga's with their TV's. So even if you had a proper monitor, changing the video mode (to NTSC, where it fills the screen) makes it unplayable. *grumble* Hopefully the American version fixed those things (only played with the U.K. version).
I have to say that I tried DosBox a long time ago and it seemed quite bad to me.
Just remember, "the right tool for the right job". For 286 games with speed issues and basic SoundBlaster support...DosBox is king.
For 16-Bit Digital audio 486/Pentium titles, head for VDMSound. Other tools like ScummVM should also be tried when applicable.
Originally posted by eL_PuSHeR FixPOPF = 1 was already enabled in the INI config file. I switched it to 0 but to no avail
I believe he meant the bug that has a "brute force" workaround with VDMSound 2.04
For some titles, you have to go to your game's .VLP shortcut (created by the GUI the first time it's run), get it's properties, click "Advanced", go to the "Troubleshooting" tab, "check" the "Custom Configuration" box and paste the following into the open text area:
fixPOPF = 1
It doesn't apply in this case, though.
Under Elvira as soon as I specify Soundblaster in SETUP.EXE and run the game .bat file the mouse pointer hangs. Using ADLIB works but there is still a huge loop when sound samples are played
Didn't experience any of this. Only problem was that MIDI did a fairly dreadful imitation of the original MOD music.
Originally posted by eL_PuSHeR I tried Elvira:MOTD again under DosBox yesterday and now everything is in working order. Even Beeper and SB samples sound properly. This is odd. I swear I didn't change anything
Yeah, right. Be honest. You found and removed a dead squirrel lodged in the crevice by the CPU fan didn't you? Man, I hate it when that happens.