First post, by exofreeze
1. MSI K8TNEO-2
2. AMD Athlon Dual Core 3800+
3. 1gb ddr2
4. ATI X800XL 256mb All-in-wonder
6. xp media center
7. discworld 2 (original 2 cd version)
8. Unable to locate vesa compatible video card
11. Video Mode?
12. DosBOX 0.65 and 0.70, VDM Sound + Launcher Update
13. Have tried many other steps listed here and other forums.
using disc.bat to install files from cd's
applying discworld 2 version3 patch
adding vbeplus and univbe files to directory and startup.bat
Originally when I ran the HOTU version I could get to the game after the intro screen skipped multiple times, but then it would die after hitting "new game".
I then tried installing the windows version then but that one can never detect the cd. This includes mounting a cd image or having the cd in the actual drive.
I then tried installing the dos version using two methods:
A: the method described above using the disc.bat
B: Actually creating a full dosbox environment and running the install program from the disc. The install program crashes with a general protection fault.
I have tried running the installed dos version (using the disc.bat) method via dosbox and vdmsound. My dosbox batch file goes to the game directory, mounts a cd image, calls univbe, then calls vbeplus, then calls dwb.exe, then unmounts the cd image.
I get the invalid vesa error message.
If I run univbe or vbeplus by themselves from a dosbox prompt they are both unable to find a valid vesa mode. This may be due to my ATI X800XL card - not sure?
If I remember correctly, when I FIRST tried to run discworld 2 it would start - so the VESA issue was not a problem. I don't understand why it is impossible to get past now.
I have yet to see an answer to the responses posted by people whom are having VESA problems with discworld 2. Any help would be much appreciated.