First post, by MrFlibble
Dear VOGONSites, I request your help once more!
This time I'm trying to run the demo version of Renegade: Battle for Jacob's Star. No matter what I do, the demo freezes DOSBox once I try to launch the actual mission.
I have tried setting CPU core to normal, loadfix, turning off EMS, and using JEMM instead of built-in extended memory stuff, as well as SET DOS16M as described here -- if I run RENEGADE.EXE with dos32a I get the DOS/16M memory 40 message. I also tried changing machine type to vesa_nolfb and vesa_oldvbe. It always freezes when it needs to start COMBAT.EXE.
I also tried SVN Daum and DOSBox ECE in addition to the regular build. Same results no matter what. There are no error messages in the console and no crashes, everything just freezes. I can still close DOSBox as normal via Ctrl+F9.
It does not seem like the demo is missing any files, I tried three different versions I could find (two different SSI installers and one from Interactive Entertainment) and they are all the same.