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Riddle of Master Lu Freeze

Postby Wintermute » 2007-4-04 @ 08:03

While playing the game "The Riddle of Master Lu" the game freezes at the conversation with the gardener Wolf. This was already a problem in pure DOS and the help lines suggest to set BUFFERS and FILES to 40 in the file CONFIG.SYS.
How do i achieve something similar in Dosbox?
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Re: Riddle of Master Lu Freeze

Postby eL_PuSHeR » 2007-4-04 @ 09:47

It's not DOSBox fault. Try looking for patches for this game.
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Re: Riddle of Master Lu Freeze

Postby Wintermute » 2007-4-04 @ 12:29

I already did this and applied patch v2.05, but this doesn't help.
But my question still stands. The official remedy is setting:
FILES=40 and
BUFFERS=40 in the file CONFIG.SYS.
How do I do something like this in Dosbox?

Any other help how I could avoid this crash in The Riddle of Master Lu would be very welcome. ;-)
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Re: Riddle of Master Lu Freeze

Postby Qbix » 2007-4-04 @ 12:33

dosbox provides
files=127 and
buffers=50 ( ithink) by default
you can't change that. although usually a game requiring that to work around bugs indicates that they have a a wild pointer.
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Re: Riddle of Master Lu Freeze

Postby wd » 2007-4-04 @ 12:33

They are already much higher than 40/40.
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Re: Riddle of Master Lu Freeze

Postby Wintermute » 2007-4-04 @ 13:03

OK, thank you very much for the info!

Then I'll experiment a little with this game and see if I can somehow bypass this tricky point.
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Re: Riddle of Master Lu Freeze

Postby wd » 2007-4-04 @ 13:28

Maybe try loadfix, or create a c:\config.sys with these entries
(some games check this file explicitly).
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Re: Riddle of Master Lu Freeze

Postby Wintermute » 2007-4-06 @ 13:50

Ok, situation solved :happy: .

The problem is a timer bug. When I reduced the cycles below 10.000 the game didn't freeze at the specific point. ;-)
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Re: Riddle of Master Lu Freeze

Postby eL_PuSHeR » 2007-4-06 @ 14:53

OK. Good to know and thanks for posting back. I am still looking forward to playing this game.
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Re: Riddle of Master Lu Freeze

Postby juanca88 » 2012-7-28 @ 21:06

Hi i have the same problema, how do you solve it, i mean, you enter DOSBOX options and put what con Cycle = ?

Thanks a lot.
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Re: Riddle of Master Lu Freeze

Postby exofreeze » 2012-7-30 @ 12:37

you can set your cycles from:
cycles=auto
to
cycles=10000

Or, in game, use ctrl-f11 and ctrl-12 to lower/raise your cycles manually.
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