Originally Posted by Randomizer
Here's how I got mine running in DOS Box .74
Originally DOS has trouble with names greater than 7-characters, to avoid this create a folder in your C:\ drive giving it a short name. I use c:\oldgms and will use it throughout this posting as an example. The name is irrelevant but less than 7 characters is recommended. Note that this folder is not in your Program Files folder but directly in your C:\ drive.
Move your SILENT folder into this folder.
Create a folder named D in your C:\oldgms\SILENT folder. Copy the entire game disk into this folder using drag and drop or select all + copy-paste.
Open DOS Box.
mount c c:\oldgms\silent
<DOS Box should tell you that c:\ drive is now located in the C:\oldgms\silent folder>
mount d c:\oldgms\silent\d -t cdrom
<This points the game to the D folder and fools it into thinking that the CDROM is present. Note the space between the d, the -t switch and the cdrom text in the command line. DOS Box should now tell you that the CD ROM has been mounted in the D folder>
<Changes DOS Box directory from Z:\ to C:\>
<Just a double check to make sure everything is where it should be. The -w switch causes the file and folder names to show in the wide format. The -p switch pauses DOS when the screen is full. Pressing any key continues to the end where the DOS prompt will reappear. This step can be omitted if you think you nailed everything above.>
At the C:\ DOS prompt type SOUND and follow the prompts to set up your sound files. DOS Box emulates SoundBlaster on my machine but I had to enter the IRQ etc. manually. When you first open DOS Box the required values should be listed above the Z:\ prompt.
You should be ready to play, using either SILENT (the DOS Batch executable) or SH, the game executable or SE, the Editor executable.
Hope this helps, good luck.
I dont believe it!!!
Your Instructions above are so straight forward to follow it's untrue.
I followed to the letter making double sure spaces between text was Right, I assume you meant copy files from SHCE CD to D folder created, not from the Folder in C:.
Checked All before clicking SH, Screen changed i.e black dos screen,
looked as though it was going to start, flickered a few times like it was going to start then came back to the desktop.
still have issue with XMS not meeting System Requirements ( item 2 ) when installing SHCE and think this should be correct before using DosBox.
thinking of taking everything out and starting again with your above instructions.
Many thanks for help and patience.