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written by Bracx on Sep 20, 2004 15:37
I have booted Hactar in the CVS version of the DosBox emulator.



Why isn't there a forum specifically for Hactar?
written by Shadowclaw on Sep 20, 2004 15:55
Bracx said:
I have booted Hactar in the CVS version of the DosBox emulator.
Nice to know, I suppose
Someone said:
Why isn't there a forum specifically for Hactar?
Because, right now, there isn't all that much interest in Hactar. Maybe at a later date, when Hactar ia a little more functional, we'll get more interest and create a forum for it
sfx#32 swarm of dead insects
written by Lkraider on Sep 20, 2004 20:16
Cool! I'll have to try that sometime : )

I tried booting it with BOCHS, but was not succesfull...


Does it work with the 0.61 release? How did you do it? You compiled it specifically to load Hactar? More info please! : D
└> last changed by Lkraider on September 21, 2004 at 00:47
hello! :) felysian
written by Hello! :) on Sep 21, 2004 01:20
maybe thats why alex is missing!

I'll have to check out the CVS version of DosBox, from what you said, it looks like the extended the functionality more... I like that idea
edit: @Bracx why couldn't you have liked it?
written by Bracx on Sep 22, 2004 17:13
Lkraider said:
How did you do it? You compiled it specifically to load Hactar? More info please! : D
I just used a straight compile of the CVS version of Sept 14, 2004.

Steps:

1. Create a image of the Hactar Boot disk using rawwrite or whatever method you prefer. I call it hactar.img. I placed this file on the directory above the Dosbox directory.

2. Then in the dosbox.conf under the autoexec section add the following lines.

IMGMOUNT a ../hactar.img -t floppy
BOOT -l a

3. Then Run Dosbox.

I also set the cpu cycles pretty high at 10000 - The default is 2500.

I think the Dosbox team is adding support for old booter games for their next release.
As a side effect you can also boot other operating systems.

Maybe even linux cound be run as you can IMGMOUNT a hard drive also.
sfx#32 swarm of dead insects
written by Lkraider on Sep 23, 2004 01:07
Works! Cool, thanks for the stepbystep!

It still reports many errors here (Illegal reads/writes etc). I also disabled sound emulation and XMS/EMS, because it wasn't loading at first.

Btw, are you using the latest CVS? I got a build from CVS Compile - DosBox, but I don't think is the latest one...
who needs titles?
written by Pomelos on Sep 23, 2004 09:47
Maybe it's a lame question, but how can one create a hactar boot disk when he's got no disk drive on his computer?
sfx#32 swarm of dead insects
written by Lkraider on Sep 23, 2004 20:28
heh

You *could* try emulating a floppy drive, redirecting the data to a file... or, just download the image from the link below

Here: cd/zips/Lkraider/hactar img (211 Kb)
written by Cryoburner on Sep 24, 2004 00:43
You might be able to boot from another removeable media drive, if your computer allows for it. Or you could go all out and do like Alex, creating a Hactar partition on your hard drive. : )
sfx#32 swarm of dead insects
written by Lkraider on Sep 24, 2004 03:11
Why bother, since you can run it from within windows with dosbox anyway >P
unreal engine 3.0
written by Crembo on Sep 24, 2004 11:24
OR, you could insert the floppy in the drive and reboot your computer.


S'what I do anyway.
doing pushups
written by Megagun on Sep 24, 2004 13:22
Too bad my floppy drive doesn't work on one of my PC's...
Even replacing the drive didn't work out..
written by Cryoburner on Sep 24, 2004 18:29
Have you tried entering the bios when you boot the computer, and making sure that the floppy drive is recognized properly?

Really though, floppy disks are being used continually less nowadays. They likely won't even include them on most new computers within a couple years. You can now buy fast usb thumb drives that are more compact, reliable, and cost less per meg of storage. Most new motherboards support booting from usb drives, making the floppy's remaining days limited.
i hate it here!
written by Ginja_ninja on Sep 24, 2004 18:43
Cryoburner said:
They likely won't even include them on most new computers within a couple years.


They don't sometimes come with them now. My newest computer doesn't have a floppy drive at all.

<Cryoburner> You can now buy fast usb thumb drives that are more compact, reliable, and cost less per meg of storage. </q>

I love my new little thumb drive. It's 256megs of joy. ^_^
sumting need doing?
written by Lightning4 on Sep 24, 2004 22:16
Yeah, but how the heck are you gonna run old games that are on floppy only if you don't have a floppy drive to read it with?

Long live compact discs!
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