First post, by Nilex
UPDATE: Solved by robertmo in this post.
Hit and evaded every obstacle in trying to get it to work but this little commie game won't surrender without a fight.
JEMM solution (3rd link) solved the crash near the beginning but now it crashes just after the projector sequence starts (1 min). Every time at the same spot.
Btw, JEMM link (and the whole site) from that post is dead but I found a new one here.
Thing that crashes it is the "MIDI" sound option in the setup. Installer puts "sbmidi" in a single BAT file that's spat out on HDD. I think it's General MIDI but who knows. The only other available option for Music is "Adlib" which puts "adlibmsc" in BAT. This doesn't crash Intro but doesn't produce any MIDI music either so the only option is MIDI/sbmidi. Game uses a mix of CDA and MIDI music, separate to each screen. First time MIDI is used in the Intro is in the arcades screen.
Besides the Intro game behaves normal, if you don't count DOSBox 0.74 (+JEMMEX) crash upon exiting the game. Same type of errors as bellow, but that doesn't bother me. In SVN (ems=emm386) game exits cleanly. Played with blocksize/prebuffer values but it only felt like tapping in the dark. No idea if the game itself is borked or if its weirdo startup sequence, calling 4 EXEs, is a too much for DOSBox.
Here are some crash messages I collected using two DOSBox versions: 0.74, and official SVN r4063. Dunno if they help.
Sometimes the error messages showed, sometimes not. At least two runs were needed in each to produce 1st error.
SVN behaved much better, no error pop-ups just that cryptic looking message. The D:\PART0 is folder on the CD tho.
0.74 (with "JEMMEX NOEMS LOAD" trick)
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: DOSBox.exe
Application Version: 0.74.0.0
Application Timestamp: 4bea7d36
Fault Module Name: DOSBox.exe
Fault Module Version: 0.74.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 4bea7d36
Exception Code: c00000fd
Exception Offset: 000e86f5
Additional Information 1: 539f
Additional Information 2: 539fde1cd30d8d87c2530fefee242d5a
Additional Information 3: d505
Additional Information 4: d5057d25520ca71276f40dbd6b4831d9
one more for good measure (other values remained the same):
Exception Offset: 001f6563
Additional Information 1: 82c2
Additional Information 2: 82c210bcf08d307d3a36510ded2b7ff9
Additional Information 3: 307a
Additional Information 4: 307a94f80c1541ec615e23392fa88b0a
SVN r4063 (with "ems=emm386" trick)
[attachement, message is identical every time]