First post, by LoneLines
If you're reading this you probably have a problem installing a nice old DOS game.
You're also probably using DOSBOX
And most likely your installation is incomplete, or just plain doesn't work...
Being the natural detective you are, you promptly realize the installer is named something like INSTALL.BAT, and since you remember that a BATch file is basically a script containing text, you open it up (with notepad or your preferred program) and discover to your horror many commands that have the following word in common: XCOPY
Currently, as far as I know, DOSBOX 0.7 does NOT support the XCOPY command (I am also not aware of builds which fix this, but naturally I could be wrong and will edit this post if someone shows me otherwise).
So, you ask yourself, how do I install games that use XCOPY without the hassle of manually copying directories?
Follow these simple steps:
* Grab this file: http://www.xxcopy.com/download/xxcopy.zip
* Extract to a folder of your choice
*Now, assuming you are mounting a C: drive in dosbox like so:
mount c c:\dosbox
(meaning, in your REAL computer, you have a dosbox folder in your c: drive, and in your DOSBOX console that folder is the ROOT)
* Create a folder called XCOPY (In your real computer: C:\DOSBOX\XCOPY and if viewed through DOSBOX console: C:\XCOPY)
* Copy the file XXCOPY16.EXE to the XCOPY folder and RENAME it to XCOPY.EXE
(if you run dosbox and type CD XCOPY and then DIR, you should now see this file).
* In dosbox.conf under the [autoexec] section add this line:
* Save dosbox.conf and run DOSBOX
If all is well, 99% of your XCOPY games will now work!
Please post comments/suggestions if you think I missed something.
LoneLines list of workarounds for various games in DOSBox: