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Old 07-30-2007, 11:02 PM   #1
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X-Wing Collector's CD-Rom

Hello.

My 8 year old just plucked this from the library this week. I do have an old Win 98 computer up and running in the house, but I seem to need to make a boot disk to get this running.

My memory of arcane dos commands has faded. While the game does create a boot disk, it does not allow me to hear sound and use the CD drive. Does anyone have any suggestions on creating a boot disk that will enable my sound card and CD-ROM? My searching of edits for the autoexec and config.sys files has come up short.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-31-2007, 11:38 AM   #2
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If you have a newer machine (running WinXP or Vista), you should be able to run it on that machine under an emulator such as VDMSound or DOSBox. Both emulators should automatically simulate and allocate expanded memory. If you go this route, you may also find this thread on TheForce.net useful.


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Old 07-31-2007, 08:16 PM   #3
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If you have a newer machine (running WinXP or Vista), you should be able to run it on that machine under an emulator such as VDMSound or DOSBox. Both emulators should automatically simulate and allocate expanded memory. If you go this route, you may also find this thread on TheForce.net useful.
Yeah, I saw that. Isn't that for Collector's Edition (the Win95 stuff) and not the Collector's CD Rom (DOS)?
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Old 08-01-2007, 10:23 AM   #4
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No, what you've probably seen is the 3D compatibility patch for the X-Wing Collector's Series, which will only work w/ the Windows versions of X-Wing and TIE Fighter. The DOS games require emulation of the DOS operating system when running on Windows 2000 and later, as I mentioned earlier.


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Old 08-04-2007, 09:04 PM   #5
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Well, as I said, I'm running 98, not 2000 so I wouldn't need an emulator. Also, I'm clearly using the DOS based "Collector's CD" not the "Collector's Series" which is the Win95 version.

All I need is to make a boot disk on a 1.44 floppy that will load DOS, enable EMS, and activate the SET BLASTER code and the CD ROM. I used to know how to do that back 12 years ago. Anyone remember how to do it?
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Old 08-05-2007, 11:38 AM   #6
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I found some DOS stuff on the web and on an old book. These go in config.sys:

DEVICE=C:\DOS\EMM386.EXE RAM
STACKS=9,128

(Note: C:\DOS\EMM386.EXE should be the path to the file EMM386.EXE)

This goes into autoexec.bat:

SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 H5 P330 E620 T6


I doubt you will need MSCDEX.EXE b/c Windows DOS has it's own support for the CD-ROM drive, but come back if you have problems.


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Old 08-05-2007, 11:42 AM   #7
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I found some DOS stuff on the web and on an old book. These go in config.sys:

DEVICE=C:\DOS\EMM386.EXE RAM


(Note: C:\DOS\EMM386.EXE should be the path to the file EMM386.EXE; probably C:\Windows\COMMAND\EMM386.EXE)

This goes into autoexec.bat:

SET BLASTER=A220 I5 D1 H5 P330 E620 T6


I doubt you will need MSCDEX.EXE b/c Windows DOS has its own support for the CD-ROM drive, but come back if you have problems.
Actually, you could also probably start Windows in "Single DOS Application Mode" and have everything supported...there should be an option for this in the Windows shutdown screen.


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