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digitalmars.empire - I want the basic version of game to use in DosBox

reply Richard Bowden <oldtunesrbest yahoo.com> writes:
I have tried a couple of the downloads from this site and i 
either get the color version that plays in demo mode, or a 
message in DosBox on launch that  contains a Win32 error message. 
  I would like the basic 2 player game, black and white, where the 
enemy is in small letters and the good guys (me) are in caps.  
Any suggestions as to how to get this done?
Dec 05 2015
parent reply Chris Arrington <arringtonchris15 gmail.com> writes:
On Saturday, 5 December 2015 at 20:16:23 UTC, Richard Bowden 
wrote:
 I have tried a couple of the downloads from this site and i 
 either get the color version that plays in demo mode, or a 
 message in DosBox on launch that  contains a Win32 error 
 message.
  I would like the basic 2 player game, black and white, where 
 the enemy is in small letters and the good guys (me) are in 
 caps.  Any suggestions as to how to get this done?
I'm trying to do the same thing without success. I got hooked on this game many years ago. I had file that worked that was emailed to me by Mr. Bright. I lost it when I had computer issues. I've tried multiple downloads and I've been trying DosBox and can't seem to configure it properly. I wish there was a simple file that could be downloaded that works with current versions of windows. I'd go buy a Mac just for this game if that would work.
Dec 23 2015
parent Mike <vbcoder68 hotmail.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 23 December 2015 at 14:33:00 UTC, Chris Arrington 
wrote:
 On Saturday, 5 December 2015 at 20:16:23 UTC, Richard Bowden 
 wrote:
 I have tried a couple of the downloads from this site and i 
 either get the color version that plays in demo mode, or a 
 message in DosBox on launch that  contains a Win32 error 
 message.
  I would like the basic 2 player game, black and white, where 
 the enemy is in small letters and the good guys (me) are in 
 caps.  Any suggestions as to how to get this done?
I'm trying to do the same thing without success. I got hooked on this game many years ago. I had file that worked that was emailed to me by Mr. Bright. I lost it when I had computer issues. I've tried multiple downloads and I've been trying DosBox and can't seem to configure it properly. I wish there was a simple file that could be downloaded that works with current versions of windows. I'd go buy a Mac just for this game if that would work.
I was able to get emp110 to run in DosBox in Window 10. Here is what i did. 1) Download emp110 to a folder called c:\games 2) Start DosBox 3) Mount the game folder mount c c:\games\emp110 4) changed to the newly mounted c drive 5) start empire.exe I found that when I saved the game, it was written to the b.map file. But, empire expects the save file to be called empire.dat. So, for the next session, i renamed b.map to empire.dat. After that, i was able to load my game and resume playing.
Jun 02 2016