Windows XP Gaming Problems with Solutions

Discussion in 'Trek Gaming' started by The DOS Machine, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. Corran Horn

    Corran Horn Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Re: Windows XP Problems WITH Solutions

    gah...tried running the 'A Final Unity' install program through DOSBox and it says my CD-ROM speed isn't fast enough.
     
  2. Guest

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    Re: Windows XP Problems WITH Solutions

    When I try to play armada, the sound is very jerky and the graphics are messed up.
     
  3. Guest

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    Re: Windows XP Problems WITH Solutions

    Ive tried all the fixes that i have been given and as many patches for dominion wars but i still can not get the game to run smoothly.

    when playing the game the cursor will lagg and eventually the game will crash i run win xp with a 3d enabled mother board

    any suggestions poeple cuz its getting tiresome now

    thnx :borg:
     
  4. Titiuu

    Titiuu Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Re: Windows XP Problems WITH Solutions

    THanks for that DosBox tip, it got my Tomb Raider demos to play. :D

    I tried installing Generations on my mother's computer (windows 98) and the game crashes after the Amargosa mission. It was playing better than on my XP, though, where it wouldn't play anything at all. I'll have to try it on Dosbox to see if it helps.

    A question about DosBox... I noticed if I raise the CPU cycles high enough, the game slows down again. It played fine after I took the number down again. Is there any specific number of CPU cycles I should keep it at, and is there a danger of burning out my computer if I set it up too high?

    I'm a novice, just to clear things up. :p
     
  5. Tomalak

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    Sounds pretty normal.
     
  6. startrekmaniac

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    okay when i get into mission 5 of Klingon Academy my game crashes dose anyone know how i can fix it or a patch that i could get.
     
  7. Trickster

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    Lower the hardware accelaration so it is on one notch.

    The new nVidia drivers now fix the graphic issues that most people were having with a nVidia card/XP/Armada.
     
  8. pah_wraith6x6x6x

    pah_wraith6x6x6x Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I recently acquired a copy of Judgement Rites and it is the floppy disk version. It installs perfectly but when I try to play it, a message comes up saying I need at least 1 mb of (some memory form, starts with E). Please help me. I have been dieing to play this game.
     
  9. SingularSpartan

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    One thing I would note is a problem with Bridge Commander that I think only happens under XP. Specifically, when you open the installer, the percentage bar runs quickly to full, and then everything disappears. You then have to just sit and wait for a substantial period of time, and there will be no indication that anything is occurring. For me, it usually takes between 10 and 15 minutes to actually start installing after the setup program seems to disappear, but it will eventually work if you wait long enough.
     
  10. ohiostate150

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    I know this might have been mentioned before to you, but have you tried playing it under dosbox. I have the cd version and it plays fine under this. I am using dosbox .63 to run the game. Here is the main page for dosbox. http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/news.php?show_news=1

    They have pretty good info on using it and have a link to ask questions and get answers.

    Hope this helps. (I am trying to get 25th anniversary to play currently under xp and am also having touble.) :)
     
  11. RookieBatman

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    Re: Windows XP Problems WITH Solutions

    I'm having the same problem. As soon as you select the mission, and hit "Play," the game just quits. (Almost as if it senses it's not worthy! :p )
    By all accounts, this game is fairly junk, but since I have it, I figured I might as well see for myself and find out if it has any redeeming value. Any suggestions?
     
  12. T J

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    HERE HERE!!! It’s sooo funny that I just happened to dust off my old copy of New Worlds today and I’m having EXACTLY the same problem, I tried a variety of compatibility mode settings to no avail!! Anyone here know how to get this shitty game working? I’m just dieing to know what the damned story plays out in this!
     
  13. RookieBatman

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    Ah, but you're assuming that the story does play out at all! I don't know one way or the other, but I wasn't really expecting much more story after the opening. (I gotta tell you, though, that opening movie was FREAKIN' SWEET! For the extremely nominal fee I paid for the game, it was pretty much worth it just for that movie alone!)
    But, yeah, can anyone help us with this? We want to experience the crappiness (or maybe even mediocrity) first-hand.
     
  14. RookieBatman

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    I just thought I should say that I used this, and it worked great for me, too.

    EDIT: I just tried these settings with my copy of Star Trek: Judgment Rites, and it no longer stutters and skips! That is awesome!
     
  15. VMP_DarkKnight

    VMP_DarkKnight Ensign Newbie

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    Re: Windows XP Problems WITH Solutions

    Hi Guys, I have a newbie question LOL.
    I am trying to run both ST 25th and Rites.

    I downloaded DOSBOX .65 like the above messages suggested. Let's assume for the moment I'm not programming language literate and have no idea what I'm doing. Can anyone explain step by step what I need to do? I think I got mount right, all I did was mount C C:\intrplay\trek2 then mount e e:\ (my cd rom) and then while still on c: ran trek2, I got to the interplay logo on rites, no sound, then it went black and froze.

    Again, step by step would be great, I do better following directions one step at a time and trying not to comprehend what all the gobblygook means.

    Thanks!
     
  16. RookieBatman

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    Try 25th first, and see if that works right. JR is much more finnicky than 25th, so if you can get 25th working, that'll help me know where you are exactly.
     
  17. VMP_DarkKnight

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    Re: Windows XP Problems WITH Solutions

    I have to hand it to the guy who posted the STTNG file, I used that and managed to get 25th working. I then learned to change the bottom lines to coorospond with my cd drive...works great now, thank you!!! Sorry you have no idea how illiterate I am with code.

    I tried doing the same with rites, and you're right, I still get the intro screen, no sound, and fades to black like before. How do you get rites to work? I'm using the code based on the STTNG post above with those settings.


    [sdl]
    # fullscreen -- Start dosbox directly in fullscreen.
    # fulldouble -- Use double buffering in fullscreen.
    # fullfixed -- Don't resize the screen when in fullscreen.
    # fullresolution -- What resolution to use for fullscreen, use together with fullfixed.
    # output -- What to use for output: surface,overlay,opengl,openglnb,ddraw.
    # hwscale -- Extra scaling of window if the output device supports hardware scaling.
    # autolock -- Mouse will automatically lock, if you click on the screen.
    # sensitiviy -- Mouse sensitivity.
    # waitonerror -- Wait before closing the console if dosbox has an error.
    # priority -- Priority levels for dosbox: lower,normal,higher,highest.
    # Second entry behind the comma is for when dosbox is not focused/minimized.
    # mapperfile -- File used to load/save the key/event mappings from.

    fullscreen=true
    fulldouble=false
    fullfixed=false
    fullresolution=1024x768
    output=surface
    hwscale=1.00
    autolock=true
    sensitivity=100
    waitonerror=true
    priority=higher,normal
    mapperfile=mapper.txt

    [dosbox]
    # language -- Select another language file.
    # memsize -- Amount of memory dosbox has in megabytes.
    # machine -- The type of machine tries to emulate:hercules,cga,tandy,vga.
    # captures -- Directory where things like wave,midi,screenshot get captured.

    language=
    machine=vga
    captures=capture
    memsize=16

    [render]
    # frameskip -- How many frames dosbox skips before drawing one.
    # aspect -- Do aspect correction.
    # scaler -- Scaler used to enlarge/enhance low resolution modes.
    # Supported are none,normal2x,advmame2x,advmame3x,advinterp2x,interp2x,tv2x.

    frameskip=0
    aspect=false
    scaler=normal2x

    [cpu]
    # core -- CPU Core used in emulation: simple,normal,full,dynamic.
    # cycles -- Amount of instructions dosbox tries to emulate each millisecond.
    # Setting this higher than your machine can handle is bad!
    # cycleup -- Amount of cycles to increase/decrease with keycombo.
    # cycledown Setting it lower than 100 will be a percentage.

    core=normal
    cycles=9200
    cycleup=500
    cycledown=20

    [mixer]
    # nosound -- Enable silent mode, sound is still emulated though.
    # rate -- Mixer sample rate, setting any devices higher than this will
    # probably lower their sound quality.
    # blocksize -- Mixer block size, larger blocks might help sound stuttering
    # but sound will also be more lagged.
    # prebuffer -- How many milliseconds of data to keep on top of the blocksize.

    nosound=false
    rate=22050
    blocksize=1536
    prebuffer=20

    [midi]
    # mpu401 -- Enable MPU-401 Emulation.
    # intelligent -- Operate in Intelligent mode.
    # device -- Device that will receive the MIDI data from MPU-401.
    # This can be default,alsa,oss,win32,coreaudio,none.
    # config -- Special configuration options for the device.

    mpu401=true
    intelligent=true
    device=default
    config=

    [sblaster]
    # type -- Type of sblaster to emulate:none,sb1,sb2,sbpro1,sbpro2,sb16.
    # base,irq,dma,hdma -- The IO/IRQ/DMA/High DMA address of the soundblaster.
    # mixer -- Allow the soundblaster mixer to modify the dosbox mixer.
    # oplmode -- Type of OPL emulation: auto,cms,opl2,dualopl2,opl3.
    # On auto the mode is determined by sblaster type.
    # oplrate -- Sample rate of OPL music emulation.

    type=sb16
    base=220
    irq=7
    dma=1
    hdma=5
    mixer=true
    oplmode=auto
    oplrate=22050

    [gus]
    # gus -- Enable the Gravis Ultrasound emulation.
    # base,irq1,irq2,dma1,dma2 -- The IO/IRQ/DMA addresses of the
    # Gravis Ultrasound. (Same IRQ's and DMA's are OK.)
    # rate -- Sample rate of Ultrasound emulation.
    # ultradir -- Path to Ultrasound directory. In this directory
    # there should be a MIDI directory that contains
    # the patch files for GUS playback. Patch sets used
    # with Timidity should work fine.

    gus=true
    rate=22050
    base=240
    irq1=5
    irq2=5
    dma1=3
    dma2=3
    ultradir=C:\ULTRASND

    [speaker]
    # pcspeaker -- Enable PC-Speaker emulation.
    # pcrate -- Sample rate of the PC-Speaker sound generation.
    # tandyrate -- Sample rate of the Tandy 3-Voice generation.
    # Tandysound emulation is present if machine is set to tandy.
    # disney -- Enable Disney Sound Source emulation.

    pcspeaker=true
    pcrate=22050
    tandyrate=22050
    disney=true

    [bios]
    # Nothing to setup yet!


    [dos]
    # xms -- Enable XMS support.
    # ems -- Enable EMS support.

    xms=true
    ems=true

    [modem]
    # modem -- Enable virtual modem emulation.
    # comport -- COM Port modem is connected to.
    # listenport -- TCP Port the modem listens on for incoming connections.

    modem=false
    comport=2
    listenport=23

    [directserial]
    # directserial -- Enable serial passthrough support.
    # comport -- COM Port inside DOSBox.
    # realport -- COM Port on the Host.
    # defaultbps -- Default BPS.
    # parity -- Parity of the packets. This can be N, E or O.
    # bytesize -- Size of each packet. This can be 5 or 8.
    # stopbit -- The number of stopbits. This can be 1 or 2.

    directserial=false
    comport=1
    realport=COM1
    defaultbps=1200
    parity=N
    bytesize=8
    stopbit=1

    [ipx]
    # ipx -- Enable ipx over UDP/IP emulation.

    ipx=false

    [autoexec]
    # Lines in this section will be run at startup.

    mount c c:\
    mount e e:\ -t cdrom
    c:
    cd intrplay\trek2
    trek2
     
  18. Guest

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    Re: Windows XP Problems WITH Solutions

    Hi guys,

    I'm having trouble getting Star Trek Away Team to work in Windows XP. I installed it and tried to play it and it came up with an "error in Startrek.exe" and just quit. Then I uninstalled it, went into the CD drive and changed the setup file to run in Win98 Compatibility mode and this time, it played the music while installing and then when I ran it, it just quit straight away... without an error.

    Anybody have any suggestions??
     
  19. RookieBatman

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    I did get Judgment Rites to work, but it was very complicated. Well, very complicated for someone like me, who's not a techie. What I did was install the game (say that the path is "C:\trek2". Now, create a folder in "Trek2" and name it "intrplay" (make sure you spell it like that). Then, in "intrplay", create another folder called "trek2". Now, copy the entire contents of the original "trek2" folder into the second "trek2" folder you just created.
    After that, what I did was I setup the sound settings in the original folder, but played the game out of the new folder I created.
    I hope you can understand that...I'm not even sure I can anymore. :p It was a while ago that I did this, and the thing with JR is that different computers seem to have different problems with the game, so I don't know if your comp's problem will be the same as mine. But I hope this helps, let me know if you have any more questions (you probably will; there's a pretty good chance I've forgotten something about the process).
     
  20. VMP_DarkKnight

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    Ok I reinstalled Rites into C:\trek2. Then I created a folder in that, INTRPLAY, then a folder inside that TREK2 and copy and pasted the contents. Now both TREK2 folders have the same info in them.
    I pasted the code I'm using, or tried to use, below, changing only the bottom part. How do you run the sound from the origional folder? Its doing the same thing still, Interplay comes up with no sound and fades to black and doesnt do anything. You wouldn't by chance be able to copy and paste your code here so I can try and use that?

    Thanks for being so patient...I do appreciate the help.


    [sdl]
    # fullscreen -- Start dosbox directly in fullscreen.
    # fulldouble -- Use double buffering in fullscreen.
    # fullfixed -- Don't resize the screen when in fullscreen.
    # fullresolution -- What resolution to use for fullscreen, use together with fullfixed.
    # output -- What to use for output: surface,overlay,opengl,openglnb,ddraw.
    # hwscale -- Extra scaling of window if the output device supports hardware scaling.
    # autolock -- Mouse will automatically lock, if you click on the screen.
    # sensitiviy -- Mouse sensitivity.
    # waitonerror -- Wait before closing the console if dosbox has an error.
    # priority -- Priority levels for dosbox: lower,normal,higher,highest.
    # Second entry behind the comma is for when dosbox is not focused/minimized.
    # mapperfile -- File used to load/save the key/event mappings from.

    fullscreen=true
    fulldouble=false
    fullfixed=false
    fullresolution=1024x768
    output=surface
    hwscale=1.00
    autolock=true
    sensitivity=100
    waitonerror=true
    priority=higher,normal
    mapperfile=mapper.txt

    [dosbox]
    # language -- Select another language file.
    # memsize -- Amount of memory dosbox has in megabytes.
    # machine -- The type of machine tries to emulate:hercules,cga,tandy,vga.
    # captures -- Directory where things like wave,midi,screenshot get captured.

    language=
    machine=vga
    captures=capture
    memsize=16

    [render]
    # frameskip -- How many frames dosbox skips before drawing one.
    # aspect -- Do aspect correction.
    # scaler -- Scaler used to enlarge/enhance low resolution modes.
    # Supported are none,normal2x,advmame2x,advmame3x,advinterp2x,interp2x,tv2x.

    frameskip=0
    aspect=false
    scaler=normal2x

    [cpu]
    # core -- CPU Core used in emulation: simple,normal,full,dynamic.
    # cycles -- Amount of instructions dosbox tries to emulate each millisecond.
    # Setting this higher than your machine can handle is bad!
    # cycleup -- Amount of cycles to increase/decrease with keycombo.
    # cycledown Setting it lower than 100 will be a percentage.

    core=normal
    cycles=9200
    cycleup=500
    cycledown=20

    [mixer]
    # nosound -- Enable silent mode, sound is still emulated though.
    # rate -- Mixer sample rate, setting any devices higher than this will
    # probably lower their sound quality.
    # blocksize -- Mixer block size, larger blocks might help sound stuttering
    # but sound will also be more lagged.
    # prebuffer -- How many milliseconds of data to keep on top of the blocksize.

    nosound=false
    rate=22050
    blocksize=1536
    prebuffer=20

    [midi]
    # mpu401 -- Enable MPU-401 Emulation.
    # intelligent -- Operate in Intelligent mode.
    # device -- Device that will receive the MIDI data from MPU-401.
    # This can be default,alsa,oss,win32,coreaudio,none.
    # config -- Special configuration options for the device.

    mpu401=true
    intelligent=true
    device=default
    config=

    [sblaster]
    # type -- Type of sblaster to emulate:none,sb1,sb2,sbpro1,sbpro2,sb16.
    # base,irq,dma,hdma -- The IO/IRQ/DMA/High DMA address of the soundblaster.
    # mixer -- Allow the soundblaster mixer to modify the dosbox mixer.
    # oplmode -- Type of OPL emulation: auto,cms,opl2,dualopl2,opl3.
    # On auto the mode is determined by sblaster type.
    # oplrate -- Sample rate of OPL music emulation.

    type=sb16
    base=220
    irq=7
    dma=1
    hdma=5
    mixer=true
    oplmode=auto
    oplrate=22050

    [gus]
    # gus -- Enable the Gravis Ultrasound emulation.
    # base,irq1,irq2,dma1,dma2 -- The IO/IRQ/DMA addresses of the
    # Gravis Ultrasound. (Same IRQ's and DMA's are OK.)
    # rate -- Sample rate of Ultrasound emulation.
    # ultradir -- Path to Ultrasound directory. In this directory
    # there should be a MIDI directory that contains
    # the patch files for GUS playback. Patch sets used
    # with Timidity should work fine.

    gus=true
    rate=22050
    base=240
    irq1=5
    irq2=5
    dma1=3
    dma2=3
    ultradir=C:\ULTRASND

    [speaker]
    # pcspeaker -- Enable PC-Speaker emulation.
    # pcrate -- Sample rate of the PC-Speaker sound generation.
    # tandyrate -- Sample rate of the Tandy 3-Voice generation.
    # Tandysound emulation is present if machine is set to tandy.
    # disney -- Enable Disney Sound Source emulation.

    pcspeaker=true
    pcrate=22050
    tandyrate=22050
    disney=true

    [bios]
    # Nothing to setup yet!


    [dos]
    # xms -- Enable XMS support.
    # ems -- Enable EMS support.

    xms=true
    ems=true

    [modem]
    # modem -- Enable virtual modem emulation.
    # comport -- COM Port modem is connected to.
    # listenport -- TCP Port the modem listens on for incoming connections.

    modem=false
    comport=2
    listenport=23

    [directserial]
    # directserial -- Enable serial passthrough support.
    # comport -- COM Port inside DOSBox.
    # realport -- COM Port on the Host.
    # defaultbps -- Default BPS.
    # parity -- Parity of the packets. This can be N, E or O.
    # bytesize -- Size of each packet. This can be 5 or 8.
    # stopbit -- The number of stopbits. This can be 1 or 2.

    directserial=false
    comport=1
    realport=COM1
    defaultbps=1200
    parity=N
    bytesize=8
    stopbit=1

    [ipx]
    # ipx -- Enable ipx over UDP/IP emulation.

    ipx=false

    [autoexec]
    # Lines in this section will be run at startup.

    mount c c:\
    mount e e:\ -t cdrom
    c:
    cd trek2\intrplay\trek2
    trek2
     

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