DOS game problems
Hello. I use a KA-6100 mainboard w/Apollo Pro chipset and an onboard Yamaha sound chip. I was wondering why none of my DOS games have sound or joystick support, but all of the Windows games work fine. Please help. Thanks.
I imagine it is because the games you are playing require these drivers to be in your autoexec.bat and/or config.sys when you (re-)boot into DOS to launch the games. Windows (normally ) handles this stuff automatically, but the details don't make it into a clean DOS mode.
I had a helluva time trying to get old stuff to work like EF2000 and Railroad Tycoon before I realised this.
The best way to do this is to make a boot disk, as it may advise in your game manuals - they may have included a facility on the install or on the CD.
Some older games also require you to run something like config.bat or config.exe (probably in the root directory of your game disk) which will allow you to set up sound/joystick/video etc.
Another thing DOS sometimes forgets is the CDROM and mouse drivers, if these are required by your game.
If someone else on this board is familiar with your hardware, I'm sure they could suggest the actual lines to use.
Hope this is of use,
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