First post, by Eala
Hi all. Let me start by saying I'm a complete DOSBox newb 😊. I've read the ReadMe and FAQ things, and I'm probably just going wrong somewhere really obvious, but I still can't get the above game to work! I tried reinstalling (my thinking being to start everything below with a clean install) but at that point the game installer told me my CD rom drive wasn't fast enough.
To start with I got it to install fine. It ran up, but was really slow and jerky, and the sound was way ahead of the video. Tried changing the video res, that just made it crash with weird writing all over it (I took a SS but forgot to copy it to an image programme, sorry!).
So I came here, and saw the wonderful thread on the DOS32A extender changer thingamabob. I did what it said on that thread, (eventually, after some struggles with the bloody cmd window) and it seemed to have worked ok, I had the new olp file. Tried to run the game, and at that point I got a memory error (see the image below).
Anyone have any ideas? I tried changing the core thing in DOSBox to dynamic (as suggested) and that didn't seem to do anything.
Details about my PC / summary of problem (as per the "how to post stuff here thread):
Motherboard: Erm, don't know. Where can I find that out?
Proc: Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHZ HT
RAM: 2GB (2 x 1GB sticks, I *think* it's DDR2 but don't quote me on that).
Gfx card: Nvidia GeForce 6600 LE, 256MB
OS: Win XP Home Edition, SP2 (fully up-to-date)
Game name: Star Trek: The Next Generation - A Final Unity
Original problem: Jerky graphics in both cutscene and normal play, not in sync with the sound. Very sluggish mouse and keyboard responses.
Current problem: Game will not run up, says I have not enough memory on exec.
Soundboard: Erm? again
Video Mode: Not really sure, it went on about VEGA / VESA drivers or something in the installer.
Version of Emulator: DOSBox 0.65
I think I detailed the steps I've tried above, but if you need more info, np.
I might try doing a complete uninstall and reinstall again, maybe it'll see my damned CD drive after a reboot? 😖
Thanks in advance for any advice anyone has!