First post, by HunterZ
Hey guys, long time no see. I haven't played with DOSBox for a while and I got the itch again, so I pulled out my MT-32 and SC-88 (packed away since I moved a few months ago) and hooked them back up, and picked up ykhwong's DOSBox 0.72 (10/19/2007) CVS build for win32 (I'm running WinXP Pro).
Anyways, I installed Darklands v483.07 from a CD that came in a discount pack of games around 10+ years ago (also included Dune 2 and some other no-name titles). I then installed the Roland patch and followed the README.TXT instructions to make Roland+Sound Blaster work. I then ran INSTALL and chose Sound Blaster Pro (also tried Sound Blaster) with the appropriate settings.
I then ran the game and DOSBox crashed. I tried with all core types, and with high and low cycle counts.
I then reversed the Roland+Sound Blaster configuration via the instructions in README.TXT so that it would just use Sound Blaster. The game still crashed.
It runs fine in Adlib or MT-32-only mode, so there seems to be something wrong with the digital sound for Darklands or something.
I then reinstalled without the Roland patch to eliminate that as a factor, and it still crashed.
I've run a bunch of other games without issues.
update: Tried running with sbtype=sb1 in dosbox.conf and it didn't crash. Hmm... Tried the other sbtype's and it seems sbpro2 with the SB Pro (later) setting or sb16 with either of the SB Pro settings are the only ones that cause the crash - at least without the Roland patch and dual-board mode active (I'll have to go back and try those again).