Links 386 Pro (1992)

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Links 386 Pro (1992)

Postby Swerv » 2019-8-31 @ 09:32

Hi All,

I have a problem with the display on this game, see black area, and course is not right either. I have tried virtual box emulating dos 5 and it works OK, so I know the game file is not corrupt. Also tried loads of different configs in the settings of dosbox, but nothing seems to fix it.
Has anyone got any ideas?

Thanks in advance

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Re: Links 386 Pro (1992)

Postby Wonkothesane » 2019-9-29 @ 11:37

DOSBox settings can remain on default. I bet your soundcard crashed half the way. There should be chirping birds. Try sb16-220-7-1
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Re: Links 386 Pro (1992)

Postby Swerv » 2019-11-06 @ 14:27

Thanks for the reply, but the settings are as you said!

sbtype=sb16
sbbase=220
irq=7
dma=1
hdma=5
sbmixer=true
oplmode=auto
oplemu=default
oplrate=44100
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Re: Links 386 Pro (1992)

Postby root42 » 2019-11-06 @ 14:56

Which version of DOSBox are you using?
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Re: Links 386 Pro (1992)

Postby Swerv » 2019-11-09 @ 19:30

0.74-3
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Re: Links 386 Pro (1992)

Postby qwe » 2019-11-18 @ 12:34

Is the golfer golfing or hangs the game? Is there sound? Is CPU idle or on 100%? Have you tried a different course? [cpu] core=auto cputype=auto, [dos] xms=true ems=true umb=true, if there is a xxx.swp file, delete it.

If nothing helps: The Links-courses can be used in MS-Golf 3 (Windows), too. For sound you'll have to set the paths.
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Re: Links 386 Pro (1992)

Postby Swerv » 2019-11-19 @ 20:16

The golfer works, but the shot is always hit out of bounds, with the sound playing " its in the deep stuff". Have tried all courses, same thing.

settings are:-

core=auto
cputype=auto
cycles=max
cycleup=10
cycledown=20

xms=true
ems=true
umb=true
keyboardlayout=auto

Not sure how to check the CPU speed. But it is a 9th gen I9. Where would the swap file reside?
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Re: Links 386 Pro (1992)

Postby ripsaw8080 » 2019-11-19 @ 20:39

I've tried the original release version from 1992 in 0.74 and SVN with default settings; the course appears correctly on screen.

I suppose it will be useful to know which specific version of the game you are using, as there were many updates released.
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Re: Links 386 Pro (1992)

Postby qwe » 2019-11-20 @ 09:40

The swp is generated by links in it's own directory. However, this is probably not the point. Links should run trouble-free on the first attempt even with 0.72. I think it's the sound, if it was graphics, there would be no trees at all. Never use cycles=max, auto works better. For Links =3000 is enaugh. If it runs too fast, the sound-driver gets "out of rhythm" and might crash (had this in MSFS). Last trial: Delete links386.cfg, set new options in start-menu ... or try some fresh copy from you know where.
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Re: Links 386 Pro (1992)

Postby Swerv » 2019-11-20 @ 16:42

The version is 1.07
set from max to auto
Found no .swp file in links directory
deleted .cfg
Still the same!
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Re: Links 386 Pro (1992)

Postby qwe » 2019-11-21 @ 07:57

Sorry no further ideas from me. I guess your version is buggy. Try v 1.21 (also 1992), it works fine. I think i'm not allowed to tell you that this is the version you can find on myabandonware, so i won't do so.
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