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High memory in Windows 98 ??

Hello Oh Inteligent ones!

I simply love this site, you guys have never let me down.  I have another problem and need help.  I bought an older game Dragon's Lair (dos version).  I have a Windows 98 system.  It wont play in DOS mode due to the lack of "High Memory".  A friend told me once that I need a boot disk to allow my computer to allocate enough high memory.  But he didn't have a clue on how.  Can anyone provide me with the config.sys file, or at the very least, a possible line command that I can insert into my own config.sys file.  (I have created a boot disk to edit).  Please let me know.  The easiest solution would be for someone to email me the config.sys file that I can use.  FYI: I have Windows 98, cd-rom drive, a: drive, 64 megs ram.  IF you need any more info, just let me know.  Thanks,

Anthony
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jatcanCommented:
If you use sci-tech display doctor you can play the game in dos-mode. This is exactly what I did with exactly that game, only in win95. I think it'll work for win98 but not sure. Worth a try.

Get the trial version here

http://www.scitechsoft.com/

it may be all you need.

Jatcan
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jatcanCommented:
If it is a memory thing you can rightclick the .exe file for the game and select create shortcut, on the shortcut itself, rghtclck again and select properties, on the memory tab in the xms area choose what amount of memory you'll need(or more),clck apply,clck O.K., then start the game from the shortcut(.pif file) you've just created......


Jatcan
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Patricia Siu-Lai HoCommented:
multisonik,
You can inspect config.sys add or amend the lines as: -

DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\HIMEM.SYS
DEVICEHIGH=C:\WINDOWS\EMM386.EXE NOEMS

Save the file.

pslh
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dew_associatesCommented:
Anthony, try running it from within windows. Put the program into a directory and then create a shortcut to it. Now right click on the icon and click properties. Now move through the tabs and choose the settings you need. When your done, click the shortcut and let Windows handle the changeover to dos and run the game.
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jatcanCommented:
Sorry to be a party pooper dew, but isn't that what I just said.....


Jatcan
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dew_associatesCommented:
Relax Jat, I'm not stealing your thunder here, I just worded it differently.
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jatcanCommented:
Ya, I wasn't uptight at all Dew, as long as multisonic gets his question answered, that's all that really matters here.No problems whatsoever...

Jatcan
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multisonikAuthor Commented:
Hello Everyone,

JATCAN:  Thanks for the "Display Docktor" tip, but i know the game will work with my system, it just a matter of configuring it.  

DEW:  I tried what you and JATCAN  suggested, (I had to vary your answers to my particular system to get to that memory section you mentioned.  I had click "Program", then change the file type to "MS-DOS mode", then I was able to access the "Memory Tab" to make your recommended changes.  Good news and bad news.  The program now works, but with no sound.  This program does not have a "sound config" option at start-up.  It may be at the "instalation screen", but alas i can not get there due to the "memory" problem. I tried to "Create a boot disk" as it suggested, but when I use that boot disk, my cd-rom doesn't work. (I apparently need the device line code for the cd-rom).

Also as a side note: the program refuses to let me "install" it to the hard drive unless I am in DOS mode.  

Secondly, the "README" docs file thats on the cd states that I need to set my sound card to "dma - 1" and the "interrupt to 3, 5 or 7".  Like I said, the program is now workign due to the memory change, but sound is non-existant.  Any ideas how I can correct that. ?  
 
PSLH:  Thanks for the tip, I will attempt that later this week.  
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dew_associatesCommented:
Okay, to work out the sound issue, (and maybe the memory issue as well) let's understand what needs to happen.

A. You will need to load your sound drivers in dos via your autoexec.bat file. As long as this does not create a problem within the windows environment.

This can be done by loading them at the time windows boots, or they can be loaded as part of the dos shorcut you created for the game.

You will need to know the command line info to load your sound drivers from dos. This should be in the manual for your sound card.

B. As for the memory issue, you can do this in the same manner as the sound, except the command line is called in your config.sys file OR it can be called from within the shortcut for the game.
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multisonikAuthor Commented:
Hello Everyone,

Thank you all for the great advice.  Unfortunately I was only able to get the program to run without sound.  I have check with a few "dragon's Lair" user groups re this problem, and I apparently am not alone with my problem.  I have learned by reading the posting that window 98 wont run the 384 dos version of Dragon's Lair.  So I will simply buy the new "windows" version.  Its a shame too, I know this program will work with my system, but I dont have the time to give it a chance.
I wish i can give all three of you some points for your suggestions, but I can only pick one.  Since JATCAN gave me the first answer that got the game to work (without sound), I'll award the points to him/her.  DEW and PLSH, that's not to say both of your help was not appreciated.  DEW you have helped me before and with excellent results.  Keep it up, Im sending about 3 - 4 new people to this site.  

Until next time,

Anthony.  And remember (Its not your failt!)
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jatcanCommented:
Hmmm, I got the sound working in win95 by configuring my sound card to meet the criteria explained within the setup of the game (dma1) and (irq3,5,7) of course it was win95 & not win98 and I did have to reconfigure a few devices to free up the required resources, anyway if you're happy with that then thank you very much, if you'd like to try reconfiguring devices then post all your devices here and list the resources for each(irq's and dma's), we'll look at them and see if it might be feasible....

Jatcan
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