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Binsk
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Help running some old Star Trek Games

Post by Binsk » June 10th, 2014, 8:41 pm

Ok, the first game I tried ran fine! but I don't know how to save my game. It is Star Trek First contact. I am told to remove the game disk and insert an un formatted one to save on. Since I'm not using real disks I don't know how to do this. The second game is Prometheus prophecy. The txt file that comes with the game says it won't run unless you set the memory to 0FC0:0000h up to 3000:0000h but I don't know what this means. I looked in the dos box config file but all I saw was memsize=16. I changed this but it did nothing. The last one is rebel universe which simply boots up to a blue screen, but does nothing. Any help is appreciated.

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Re: Help running some old Star Trek Games

Post by DOSGuy » June 12th, 2014, 5:34 am

Those are some interesting problems!

You can mount any folder as a floppy drive by typing "mount a [name of folder] -t floppy". If that doesn't work, you can create an unformatted disk image using the disk creator from Bochs (BXIMAGE) and mount it with "imgmount a [diskimage].img -t floppy". Virtually swapping disks might be a problem in DOSBox, though. Is there a setup utility that would allow you designate the B: drive as the location for saved games? If not, it may be easier to run the game in Bochs (or PCem, or VirtualBox, or VMWare, or VirtualPC, etc.) with a copy of FreeDOS, since the GUI allows the changing of disks during emulation. I'm kind of surprised that a game from 1988 doesn't have a hard drive install option.

I have no idea what Prometheus Prophecy is talking about. What happens when you try to play it in DOSBox?

I don't have enough information to help you with Star Trek: Rebel Universe. How are you attempting to run it?
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Re: Help running some old Star Trek Games

Post by Binsk » June 12th, 2014, 9:03 am

Promethean prophecy says disk error. I can't give you any other information on rebel universe. I can't find any file to install the games.

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Re: Help running some old Star Trek Games

Post by piltdown_man » July 16th, 2014, 7:55 am

Rebel Universe.
Just downloaded it from abandonia. I unzipped the file into the folder I use for my DOSBOX C: drive where it created a /REBEL folder. Then in DOSBOX I accessed that folder and ran STARTREK. The game seems to run fine. I've just navigated to Heliul V where I'm attempting to put the ship into orbit but I haven't heard any sound yet.

Last time I had problems with DOSBOX it was because I'd tweaked the DOSBOX config file to run another game and I'd forgotten to undo the changes, is your config file standard?

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Re: Help running some old Star Trek Games

Post by MrFlibble » July 16th, 2014, 8:59 am

piltdown_man wrote:downloaded it from abandonia
Might be because the archive there is incomplete (?). I have no idea about the legal status of this game, and rips tend to be faulty sometimes - not that official releases are always perfect :)

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