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First post, by jimsikra

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Having issues running Darkspyre with DosBox:

"Warning: file C:\games\darkspyre\HORIZON exists and failed to open in write mode. Please remove write-protection."

I've removed write-protection multiple times, and it still doesn't work. I have tried running it with both the Darkspyre files from myabandonware as well as my own files from the original 3.5" disks.

Any advice?

Reply 2 of 6, by jimsikra

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Nope. Not sure what to do

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Reply 4 of 6, by jimsikra

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Good catch. It's the same issue whether I use my original files or the ones from the abandonware website (those are the two folders).

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Reply 6 of 6, by krcroft

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C:\games\darkspyre\ was probably created from a process that got elevated privileges (and therefore applied those ownership attributes to the sub-directories and files), where as your DOSBox executable process is probably being launched as your non-elevated user.

Try launching DOSBox as an administrator; if that solves it then you can work on changing the ownership of the entire C:\games\darkspyre\* tree back to your user account.