On the official DosBox lisiting for Turrican 2, Sharky posted a fix for the problem...
...Since there already exists a file named Turrican.bat I modified the existing one with the proposed changes.
I don't think "Sharky" was installing from a game CD.
I think he had a zipped-up folder of the installed game, and that's why he had to create his own "turrican.bat" file.
I've also read elsewhere that you need to change the @set t2dir= value to the path to run Turrican II (Turrican 2 - Supported by DOSBox?). I wasn't sure if they meant the path on your hard drive, or the path within DosBox. I tried both. Nothing changed.
Qbix would have been referring to DOSBox's C: folder -- the folder that was mounted as C: in DOSBox.
DOSBox will not see any folder that isn't mounted in DOSBox, and DOSBox instructions are clear that you should not mount the Windows C: folder as C: in DOSBox. Why? Because you probably don't want your Windows C: folder clotted up with old game files, assuming Windows even allows DOSBox to put them there.
Let's assume you have a folder properly mounted as DOSBox's C: drive.
What happens when you install the game to DOSBox's C: drive?
Does the game install to C:\turrican by default?
Qbix at Turrican 2 - Supported by DOSBox? posted:
or install the game in
It looks there by default. (it looks for c:\turrican\turrican.cfg)
Have you tried this?
Did the game install to a C:\turrican folder?
and is there is a folder called turrican.cfg inside of C:\turrican ?
Are there files and/or folders inside of the turrican.cfg folder?
Do you see the omd and msd folders that Sharky mentioned inside of either C:\turrican or C:\turrican\turrican.cfg?