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First post, by osme

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OMG help me!

i downloaded DOSBox so i could try and play CASTLE OF THE WINDS and followed all the prompts on the "basic setup and installation of DOSBox", and when i tried to play COTW thru it, it came up with "this program requires Mircosoft Windows"

i admit i'm a total novice at computers, but i'm desperate to play this game and i've tried so many things that never end up working!

i'm using XP, and am on a server, but am trying to play the games on the hard drive itself

please, help!

Reply 1 of 6, by DosFreak

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Install Windows 3.1 in DosBox and then play it.

I though COTW worked in Windows XP?

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Reply 2 of 6, by osme

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i'm sorry, but i'm an absolute idiot when it comes to computers. how do i install windows 3.1 into DOSBox? 😕 so embarassing!

yeah, cant get COTW to play. might be something to do with my computer which my idiot brother put together for me....

Reply 3 of 6, by eL_PuSHeR

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Hello, osme. WELCOME TO THE FORUMS.

Please, don't write all in caps (not even for thread titles) just because it is as if you were shouting to us.

By the way... Version from HOTU works just fine under Windows XP.

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Reply 4 of 6, by NoeWhan

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I found Castle of the winds does not need dos box. (Or at least my version).

This game to me, is like the original Diablo but in 2D 🤣!!! I also have the Caslt of the winds 2 or something.... Too hard thats 4 sure. Too many creatures!
Too many creatures!
Too many creatures!
(Dont get me wrong, I still beat it)

Reply 5 of 6, by franpa

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http://www.exmsft.com/~ricks/
http://www.exmsft.com/~ricks/castl11a.zip
download, extract somewhere, run it it like normal.

the only bug i have encountered under winXP (apart from cheat-o-matic 0.99a not working anymore) is that menu's sometimes stay highlighted which is just a major nuisence because it forces you to make additional mouse clicks ;P you gotta click once on the item that is stuck highlighted then click on what you want.

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