- Mar 16, 2011
But do people really want to pass judgment on an early '90s cRPG for being ugly?
There is a bad bug where if you place a particular note on the ground, a script doesn't activate and you can't proceed to the game's final battle. I can't remember what note it is, it's one you get towards the end of the game, but I'd be careful about every note you pick up.
Supposedly it's the note you pick up the screen directly north of the fields of Draj. Not picking it up, or dropping it again, is supposed to be what triggers the bug with the final fight. Speaking of which,There is a bad bug where if you place a particular note on the ground, a script doesn't activate and you can't proceed to the game's final battle. I can't remember what note it is, it's one you get towards the end of the game, but I'd be careful about every note you pick up.
Please do me a favour: keep multiple separate saves as you go, and once you're done with the game, upload them all somewhere that I can download. I want to resolve this final fight bug mystery once and for all, with meticulous trial and error for every possible state that could cause it if it's related to the note, and I've not had the patience to play through the game just to do this.Thanks for the heads up. Will dedicate one bag exclusively for notes.
Gravis Ultrasound version is MUCH better, it's my favourite sound mode for the game. You can configure it to hear it under DOSBox if you're so inclined (it's a bit of an involved process if you're not very familiar with DOS though - you need to install the Gravis drivers under DOSBox and configure the conf appropriately). However Jaesun claims the music is actually a Roland CM-32L composition and from what I've heard of the various modes he's probably right, the CM-32L plays some tones that are otherwise silent in SB, Gravis or General MIDI modes. You can also set up DOSBox to emulate MT-32 mode, it's actually pretty easy to do since all you need are the CM-32L ROMs and they're widely available on the net, as well as changing a couple of settings in the conf.Although I have to admit the Gravis Ultrasound version sounds a bit better than the original DOS version (Soundblaster?)
Dark sun 2 is absurdly difficult to configure to work ok....
..I had a lot of trouble ripping the game to work with dosbox ogg support. Eventually it worked after i applied the wakecd11 patch, but mouse movement is still crap.
If you see the last pages i DID a huge thread on how to limit yourself in darksun for it to not being just cakewalk.somehow it always irked me how trivial the game gets if you max your stats and grind in the arena. Everything becomes a cakewalk after that. So now I'm gonna play with only rerolls... not sure if it's gonna make a huge difference, anyway. You'd probably need more limitations than that.
Did you have GUS on true BEFORE you installed the driver? I remember installing it a couple of years ago and not having problems but I can't find that DOSBox installation anymore.I tried to get the Gravis sound to work, but despite following the online instructions the installation of GUS410 fails because Doxbox doesn't detect Gravis card. Turning GUS to "true" in config file doesn't help.
To be fair, getting Ravager to run on old machines was a nightmare too. Pre-patch it needed something absolutely stupid like 620K of conventional memory (out of a possible maximum of 640K), which meant a boot disk with EVERYTHING that wasn't necessary out, and everything that was necessary loaded High if possible. I actually didn't manage to run it at all until 1998 or so, when the internet was A Thing, finding patches was no longer a matter of mailing your floppies back, and I could get the patch that reduced the conventional RAM requirement to something more manageable (IIRC it was still 600K or so).I'm just speculating here, but this could be an explanation for why these two games haven't been released on GOG.com yet (while other SSI games like Pools and EotB have). If their mission is to get old games to run properly on new machines, then they're probably having a helluva time with these two (particularly Wake...)
Did you have GUS on true BEFORE you installed the driver? I remember installing it a couple of years ago and not having problems but I can't find that DOSBox installation anymore.
If you see the last pages i DID a huge thread on how to limit yourself in darksun for it to not being just cakewalk.