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Windows 7: Old game, graphics pink, help :)


21 Feb 2011   #1

64bit windows 7 home
 
 
Old game, graphics pink, help :)

dungeon keeper 1

ive installed the game, and can get it to run, but all the colours are messed up.

game runs fine, all the sounds controls etc work, but the graphics are all wrong.


tried using dosbox but have no idea how to set it up so that didnt get me very far.

tried running in 256 colours, changing display settings to windows classic and i also tried using windows app compat tool but still nothing.

anyone help me out


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21 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 

Hello Ryan9171, Welcome to the forums.

WOW!! Mega old game, wiki said requirements were penitum 75hz for windows and a 100hz for DOS!!!

Anyway,

After having a read through this - Dungeon Keeper 1 on Vista???? Possible???

It seems you might be able to use a dos emulator.

Have a read through, its mainly vista but it should help.

Lucky
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21 Feb 2011   #3

64bit windows 7 home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Luckystar View Post
Hello Ryan9171, Welcome to the forums.

WOW!! Mega old game, wiki said requirements were penitum 75hz for windows and a 100hz for DOS!!!

Anyway,

After having a read through this - Dungeon Keeper 1 on Vista???? Possible???

It seems you might be able to use a dos emulator.

Have a read through, its mainly vista but it should help.

Lucky
thanks

ive downloaded the dosbox but the commands are quiet hard to understand for the 1st time. ill give it another try
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21 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM + SP1
 
 

Yeah, the dos days were a bit of headache with commands.

But keep trying, i'm sure you'll get there.

Being such an old game, its going to be hard.

Unless you have access to such an old PC.

Lucky
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21 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Ryan,

I assume you got DOSbox installed OK.

First thing you will want to do is make a folder on your computer to be the "C drive" for DOSbox. You need to be aware of the full path of that folder, so something like C:\DOSbox might be easier for you, depending on your level of expertise.

Next, you want to edit your DOSbox config file. The "Windows" way to do it is to go to Start --> All Programs --> DOSbox-0.74 --> Options --> DOSbox 0.74 Options. That will open the config file in your text editor. Add a line like this to the bottom of the file:
MOUNT C C:\DOSbox
This means that your C:\DOSbox folder will be the C drive of the DOSbox computer. That last part should be the full path to the folder you are using as your C drive. Don't forget to save the change.

You can start up DOSbox now. When you get to the Z:\ prompt, you may want to mount your CDROM. Enter a command like this:
MOUNT D E:\ -t cdrom
This means that your E:\ CDROM drive on your PC will be the D drive of the DOSbox computer. Be sure to change my "E:\" to whatever your CDROM drive is. Also, if you want, you can put this in the config file if you want to always mount the CDROM drive whenever you start DOSbox.

Now, in DOSbox window, to change to the CDROM drive, ENTER (press enter key after the command):
D:

Now your prompt should be D:\
To see what files are on the root directory of the CDROM, you can ENTER:
dir

To run the DungeonKeeper setup program, ENTER:
setup

After you go through the install and set up process, it will most likely leave you at the prompt: C:\KEEPER>. From there, just type keeper

There are lots of other options in that config file, but this should get you up and running.

Command line is not hard. It is all about how much effort you are willing to put into it.

Good luck!
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