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Post Post #100  (ISO)  » Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:38 am

In the installation, it gives several options for sound cards. I had no idea what to pick, so I went with ultrasound because picking soundblaster wanted IRQs and channels and I don't know what else. Changing it back to soundblaster with all the default options worked. Thanks
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Post Post #101  (ISO)  » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:00 am

If you are supper attached to the gravis ultra sound then you can enable it in dosbox by setting the gus=false to true and the sound blaster-true to false. But I generally think sound blaster is the best.

Also, if all else fails just mash enter for the IRQs and stuff. I have generally found that the game's default is the dosbox default. If you run into problems then go check the conf file...

~edit, added short trouble shooting guide to the OP.
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Post Post #102  (ISO)  » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:33 am

well thats the thing, I'm not "attached" to any of them because I don;t know what any of them are. The only reason I picked Ultrasound was because I only had to mash enter twice as opposed to 4 or 5 times
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Post Post #103  (ISO)  » Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:46 pm

They are different sound cards. Dosbox emulates different sound cards differently. On your system one may sound better than another. Sometimes gravis may sound better, other times soundblaster may sound better. Generally though soundblaster is always a good default.
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Post Post #104  (ISO)  » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:08 pm

apparently duke3d is free on gog.com for two days. Worth checking out if you don't already own the game and/or if you don't know how to use dosbox.

http://www.gog.com/gamecard/duke_nukem_ ... ic_edition
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Post Post #105  (ISO)  » Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:18 pm

In post 64, JDodge wrote:
In post 63, Vi wrote:
In post 62, JDodge wrote:I speedrun Yoshi's Island in my spare time now although I haven't had much of it over the past couple of weeks due to work/LoL commitments and traipsing through MMOland; I'm down to 2:45ish for a time but I can definitely knock another 15 minutes off easily with enough time and probably another 15-20 minutes off under that if I grind shit hard enough.
Any% or 100%?


any% warpless, i'm pretty bad


There's warps in yoshi's island wtf?
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Post Post #106  (ISO)  » Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:50 pm

OH HEY THIS THREAD
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Post Post #107  (ISO)  » Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:50 pm

Did anyone ever play Cover Action, an old Microprose Sid Meier game?
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Post Post #108  (ISO)  » Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:21 pm

In post 105, BS2000 wrote:
In post 64, JDodge wrote:
In post 63, Vi wrote:
In post 62, JDodge wrote:I speedrun Yoshi's Island in my spare time now although I haven't had much of it over the past couple of weeks due to work/LoL commitments and traipsing through MMOland; I'm down to 2:45ish for a time but I can definitely knock another 15 minutes off easily with enough time and probably another 15-20 minutes off under that if I grind shit hard enough.
Any% or 100%?


any% warpless, i'm pretty bad


There's warps in yoshi's island wtf?


http://yoshispeedruns.wikia.com/wiki/Warp_Glitches

tl;dr it's possible to confuse pipes to warp you to the upper-right corner of 1-1 (i've started running with warps although i haven't had time lately, gotten down to 2:12) and skip large portions of levels, the biggest ones are in 2-1 (skips the tetris autoscroller) and 2-4 (skips the boss completely)
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ffxiv/speedrunning sometimes/other things?

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Post Post #109  (ISO)  » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:07 pm

In post 107, zoraster wrote:Did anyone ever play Cover Action, an old Microprose Sid Meier game?

I did not play that game. I did play floor 13, which is a fucking awesome game.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwgBsmoiX0w
(someone didn't set their sound card right... always choose sound blaster.)
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Post Post #110  (ISO)  » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:16 pm

GOG is having a winter sale. I got the Bullfrog pack yesterday and have been playing through Theme Hospital
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Post Post #111  (ISO)  » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:24 pm

MOO! One of the guys at my board game group was a producer of MOO 1. I remember spending days and days on the game, but I have to play it cool with him.
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Post Post #112  (ISO)  » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:41 pm

MOO1 shaped a good part of my teenagerhood :-P (MOM too)

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Post Post #113  (ISO)  » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:11 am

I just learned that one of the people I play board games with every week was the guy responsible for all of Frog's English dialogue in Chrono Trigger.
It brought up great memories of the first RPG I ever put more than 100 hours into. (then there was Disgaea, and my 1500-hr save, but that's not retro so it doesn't belong here)
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Post Post #114  (ISO)  » Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:03 am

Ultima IV is also free on gog. Was not a huge fan of ultima so I don't know if its a good game or not...
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Post Post #115  (ISO)  » Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:21 pm

also, I found this great program that allows you to run the original X-com in mac/Linux/Windows without dosbox.
http://openxcom.org/
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Post Post #116  (ISO)  » Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:51 am

Never played the original, but I'm enjoying the hell out of Kobo Deluxe:
Retired as of October 2014.

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Post Post #117  (ISO)  » Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:48 pm

randomly started playing super mario world again today and suddenly I'm great at it WTF HAPPENED?
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Post Post #118  (ISO)  » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:42 am

In post 117, Umbrage wrote:randomly started playing super mario world again today and suddenly I'm great at it WTF HAPPENED?

I suck at platform games. I love the idea of them, but I simply suck. I wish I could get into classic Nintendo games and stuff like that but I never could get my head around them. I fall more towards strategy/shooter/simulation games.
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Post Post #119  (ISO)  » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:17 pm

I'm the opposite. I like the idea of most strategy games but I'm horrible at them, but I can play platformers all day long
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Post Post #120  (ISO)  » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:21 pm

any suggestions?
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Post Post #121  (ISO)  » Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:32 am

suggestions for platformers?
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Post Post #122  (ISO)  » Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:59 am

well, yes. The joke was for you to help out on the next move... But do you have any platformers that are for people who don't like platformers?
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Post Post #123  (ISO)  » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:04 am

In post 122, CooLDoG wrote:well, yes. The joke was for you to help out on the next move... But do you have any platformers that are for people who don't like platformers?

I bought Rayman from GOG. It's really tough, don't get me wrong, but it's tough because of good design, not bad design. It's usually extremely easy to figure out where to go, what you did wrong, etc. A nice break from games that depend on ambiguity for fake difficulty.
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Post Post #124  (ISO)  » Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:52 pm

pretty amazing stuff being done with doom wads (still). This requires gzdoom/zdoom which mans you won't be abl to run it on your 486, but still:
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