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Windows 7: need help installing and playing games with dosbox

21 Apr 2012   #1
joncoop

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
need help installing and playing games with dosbox

  1. i downloaded dosbox version .74 and mounted C. the problem im having is: i copied the game i want to play in to my c drive, ( its on cd) from there i right clicked on the folder and renamed it to "csworld" (where in the world is carmen sandiego), and then enter C:\> cd csworld it says unable to change to :csworld. help me please what have i done wrong?



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21 Apr 2012   #2
Katanyavich

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Mount your CD drive in DOS-Box, and run the installer from there.

From the DosBox manual:-

"To mount your CD-ROM in DOSBox you have to specify some additional options
when mounting the CD-ROM.
To enable CD-ROM support (includes MSCDEX) in Windows:
- mount d f:\ -t cdrom

"In some cases you might want to use a different CD-ROM interface,
for example if CD audio does not work:
To enable SDL-support (does not include low-level CD access!):
- mount d f:\ -t cdrom -usecd 0 -noioctl
To enable ioctl access using digital audio extraction for CD audio
(windows-only, useful for Vista):
- mount d f:\ -t cdrom -ioctl_dx
To enable ioctl access using MCI for CD audio (windows-only):
- mount d f:\ -t cdrom -ioctl_mci
To force ioctl-only access (windows-only):
- mount d f:\ -t cdrom -ioctl_dio
To enable low-level aspi-support (win98 with aspi-layer installed):
- mount d f:\ -t cdrom -aspi

explanation: - d driveletter you will get in DOSBox (d is the best,
don't change it!)
- f:\ location of CD-ROM on your PC. In most cases it will
be d:\ or e:\
- 0 The number of the CD-ROM drive, reported by "mount -cd"
(note that this value is only needed when using SDL
for CD audio, otherwise it is ignored)

See also the next question: The game/application can't find its CD-ROM."



Hope this is of some help.
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21 Apr 2012   #3
joncoop

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

To mount your CD-ROM in DOSBox you have to specify some additional options
when mounting the CD-ROM.

To enable CD-ROM support (includes MSCDEX) in Windows:
- mount d f:\ -t cdrom


When I do this it says that f does not exist....
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21 Apr 2012   #4
Katanyavich

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

No, sorry, my bad.

Should have explained better.

Type it in again, but don't type the 'f'.

Type YOUR CD drive-letter instead.


So if your CD drive is E, for example, you'd type mount d: e:\ -t cdrom
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