|It was an old dos collection of games, some would run, some wouldnt, even if my dosbox launcher was successful in running the setup file. some had a bat, some didnt, as above. funnily enough from your avatar, one was an old trekkie game demo. I used it above as a general guide! ;) |
I ran the setup file fine in dosbox (eg using DBGL or DFend as the dosbox launcher). It ran no problem, asked me what hardware option I wanted to select for sound. I chose soundblaster, and it saved the choice and exit dosbox. No problem there..but when I tried to run the actual 'main.exe', the launcher would start dosbox for half a second,then exit. Nothing happened.
I dont think the exe needed to be activated in order to run, as the only option in setup was for its sound. What I dont understand is that I could find the same dos games elsewhere online, and there were versions of them with added files (often bat and xml) and they would run from their bat or exe no problem. Perhaps certain versions of the same game just arent compatible with dosbox or the launcher used.
If these are all old games im assuming they are all taken from floppy disk.
I used winrar on some dos programs (similar to the above, for their '.001' files). Only '.001' files would extract, even if there was more than one of them .001,.002 etc), and by extracting, they would give me a single file, its file type as 'FILE' if I remember correctly, the raw data as you mention. I imagine this extracted data is useless on its own.
thanks for the reply