shmel wrote on 2022-08-16, 16:43:
Yeah CD is in and it is the first CD drive. I guess maybe it is fast CPU problem it being Pii 300mhz like leileilol suggested?
This game has issues with anything faster than a low end 486.
Unfortunately, that PII300 is not a very flexible CPU. If you slow it down by disabling the L1 cache, it will be too slow (in the 286 range). This might be OK/acceptable with certain sound cards, but your SB Live 5.1 uses emulation for digital speech and Adlib/FM, which means that the game will stutter like hell once the CPU has been slowed down.
Another option (still a long shot): your CPU might have an unlocked multiplier, in which case you could run it at 2x (133 MHz). Couple that with the SB Live's rather resource intensive DOS sound emulation + the slowest possible BIOS settings/memory timings, and it might just work (but I wouldn't hold my breath).
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