221 B Baker St (1987)

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221 B Baker St (1987)

Postby Silverfish2910 » 2019-4-08 @ 19:45

The description of the game at Mobygames says the game has EGA graphics, but every time I start it up, it asks what speed my computer has and no matter what choice I make, it goes directly to CGA without any other options.

https://www.mobygames.com/game/dos/221-b-baker-st

How do I start the game in EGA? I've already set the video card in

[dosbox]
machine=

to ega, cga, tandy, and pcjr

Do I need to find an EGA-only version of this game?

Thanks.
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Re: 221 B Baker St (1987)

Postby ripsaw8080 » 2019-4-08 @ 20:30

Just use the default machine=svga_s3 setting and the game should ask if you want to use EGA.
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Re: 221 B Baker St (1987)

Postby Silverfish2910 » 2019-4-09 @ 08:04

Thanks so much. I wonder why the EGA, PCJR, and Tandy settings don't work that way for this game.
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Re: 221 B Baker St (1987)

Postby ripsaw8080 » 2019-4-09 @ 08:16

It should work with the EGA machine type in DOSBox, and a fix has been committed in SVN for the compatibility issue that prevents it from working. However, the Tandy and PCjr machine types do not support EGA graphics; they have 16-color graphics modes that function differently than EGA.
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