If a game is 're-released' for Windows, but actually still requires a full DOS mode, does it need Windows added as a platform?
No, does are still considered DOS-native, and Windows-compatible, so no new platform needed.
Then here you go. The escalated tech-spec has "Requires Windows to be configured in MS-DOS mode. Does not work with Windows NT,2000,XP or Vista." (this isn't even Windows 'compatible' ;-))
DOH ! That little bit of misinformation about that nearly led to the near destruction of my first pc ! Wait, The screenshots I posted for it will still stay up right ? And the Windows platform for it won't be removed right ?
Edit- Because it does work with Windows 95, 98, and ME.
Terok Nor Wrote:
I disagree... it specifically says "MS DOS 5.0 or greater, or Windows 95 DOS Mode". Then later on it mentions SVGA VESA bus. It also mentions 3-D acceleration patches for 3DFX and PowerVR... both of those have TSRs that run in DOS mode (which I remember from Magic Carpet from the same era).
I'd call it a DOS game. Most likely the only piece of the game that runs in windows is a PIF (windows shortcut) file instructing the computer to go to DOS.
That's what I meant. It runs in DOS (whether 5.x/6.x/7.x or 8.x doesn't matter), not Windows.
That's what he meant with latter. ;)
Note: MS-DOS 7.x & 8 are the underlying Win 9x/ME MS-DOSes
how do i load my super-vga harrier to my dos and get all my sounds and effects and then play it on what system i forgot how to do it and give me a phone no to a technician for the domark company to get this help in loading it again
I'm about this close to going berserk. Anyone want to push me in that direction...? Pleeease...
Don't let it get to you, Indra! Personally, I find those kinds of posts sort of cute, like when a 2-year-old joins an adult conversation. Um, since we're all so adult and mature here....
If you run Windows 95 or 98 do the following:
Start -> Run, and type in "format c: /s" and confirm.
After you restart your computer, you now have a fully functional MS-DOS. Copy your game and the sound drivers to your harddisk; load the sound driver, run the game and use the proper sound settings.